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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 897–899.
Published: 01 December 2004
... of Literature. By Myra Jehlen. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2002. 246 pp. Cloth, $52.00; paper, $19.00. The Writing of America: Literature and Cultural Identity from the Puritans to the Present. By Geoff Ward. Cambridge, Eng.: Polity Press. 2002. vii, 235 pp. Cloth, $50.00; paper, $14.99. Myra...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 644–646.
Published: 01 September 2005
... America. By Susan M. Stabile. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2004. xiii, 284 pp. $34.95. Race and Time: American Women’s Poetics from Antislavery to Racial Modernity. By Janet Gray. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2004. viii, 324 pp. $44.95. These two books present arguments about poetics...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 192.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 2008 General Europe's Indians, Indians in Europe: European Perceptions and Appropriations of Native American Cultures from Pocahontas to the Present . By Dagmar Wernitznig. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield. 2007. viii, 143 pp. Cloth, $52.00; paper, $26.00. Brief Mention...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 648–650.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Dana Phillips Duke University Press 2006 Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present . By John Gatta. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2004. xii, 291 pp. Paper, $24.95. Natural Life: Thoreau's Worldly Transcendentalism...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 670–672.
Published: 01 September 2012
... from Colonial Times to the Present . By Allen Glen Scott . Amherst : Univ. of Massachusetts Press . 2009 . 304 pp. Cloth $98.00 , paper , $29.95. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Book Reviews Removable Type: Histories of the Book in Indian Country, 1663–1880...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 618–622.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Jeanne Heuving The Darkness of the Present: Poetics, Anachronism, and the Anomaly . By McCaffery Steve . Tuscaloosa : Univ. of Alabama Press . 2012 . xii , 282 pp. Paper, $34.95 ; e-book, $34.95 . Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry . By Reddy...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 854–856.
Published: 01 December 2009
... to the Present . By Lesley Wheeler. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2008. x, 235 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $19.95. Book Reviews The Captive’s Position: Female Narrative, Male Identity, and Royal Authority in Colonial New England. By Teresa A. Toulouse. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Joseph J. Letter Letter investigates the impact of the present in early historical fictions and how that present is manifested in the elaborate allegorical structures of the first popular novels to emerge after the War of 1812. Specifically, the figure of the suffering Revolutionary soldier...
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Published: 01 March 2022
Figure 1 This entrant in Papers, Please (Lucas Pope, 2013 ) presents a passport and entry permit with different passport numbers. After using the inspection tool to verify the discrepancy, the player is prompted to detain the entrant due to suspected forgery or identification theft More
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Published: 01 March 2022
Figure 5 Occasionally in Papers, Please (Lucas Pope, 2013 ), players encounter entrants who present a discrepancy between the sex listed on their passport and the sex revealed by the X-ray scan of their body. Players are given the option to either reject or detain the entrant. Screenshot More
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 445–472.
Published: 01 September 2021
... in which postplantation spaces in the US South are imbued with temporal slippages such that past and present meet through the built environment. Tracing the plantation’s environmental and infrastructural presence in the Gulf Coast and throughout the US South, this essay argues that the plantation’s...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 141–166.
Published: 01 March 2008
... as a celebratory model of either an ideal embodied pluralism or a free-floating deconstructive signifier. It presents an alternative model in Islas's use of hybridity for critiquing readerly desires for identity representation and common, everyday habits of thinking of identity in terms of a one-to-one relation...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 761–789.
Published: 01 December 2017
... in Almanac of the Dead (1991), where uranium’s longue durée future, impossible to imagine from a human perspective, recasts the present as a space in which the unlikely, implausible, and unrealistic saturate the everyday. For Silko, the apocalyptic futurelessness that nuclear waste seeds into our present...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 791–820.
Published: 01 December 2017
...J. Peter Moore Abstract The present essay grows out of an engagement with a single line from Amiri Baraka’s 1964 book, The Dead Lecturer . In the poem “Rhythm and Blues,” Baraka writes, “The people of my life / caressed with a silence that only they understand.” The line appears amid a long...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 775–803.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Lena M. Hill Hill examines how art theory and plastic art objects facilitate Ellison's presentation of African American consciousness in Invisible Man . When considered alongside manuscripts of the novel in addition to letters and other archival material, the published text emerges as heavily...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 583–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
... have been scarred by maternal abandonment, suicide, or early death. Joe and Violet share an object relation with Golden Gray, the white-raised son of Hunter's Hunter who is present at Joe's birth. Golden is also the boy who haunts Violet's childhood, as True Belle tells Violet stories about him when...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 707–738.
Published: 01 December 2008
... language of love. Dill thus presents the silences of these texts as revolutionary spaces. Within those spaces, Brown and Melville locate an erosion of certainty that the texts posit as an American ideal. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Elizabeth That Damned Mob of Scribbling Siblings...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
... critiques of psychoanalytic readings have tended to miss. Psychoanalysis has its roots in animal magnetism, or mesmerism, a practice of mental healing that in Brown’s day presented “magnetic somnambulists” who entered a semiconscious state identical to natural sleepwalking. In this state, they had...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 683–711.
Published: 01 December 2014
... alibi, a false descriptor, a failed promise, an expiring explanation of enduring historical transformations—literature may prove to be an exemplary domain for investigations into the historiography of secularism. Moreover, the study of literature at the present time is attentive not only to the form...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 523–549.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Davis’s 1861 novella Life in the Iron Mills presents an apposite case study for the constitutive relation of art and politics in the nineteenth-century American context. The text’s efforts culminate in its central figure: the korl woman statue carved by Hugh Wolf out of the waste material...