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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 395–397.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Lisa Lynch Print Technology in Scotland and America, 1740–1800 . By McAuley Louis Kirk . Lewisburg, PA : Bucknell Univ. Press ; Lanham, MD : Rowman and Littlefield . 2013 . xv, 327 pp. Cloth , $90.00 ; e-book, $89.99 . The Camera and the Press: American Visual and Print Culture in the...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 196.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 2008 General Bohemian New Orleans: The Story of the “Outsider” and Loujon Press . By Jeff Weddle. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi. 2007. xiii, 220 pp. $28.00. Brief Mention Editions Franklin Evans, or the Inebriate: A Tale of the Times. By Walt Whitman. Ed. Christopher Castiglia...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 121–149.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Duke University Press 2010 Etsuko Colored Empires in the 1930s: Taketani Black Internationalism, the U.S. Black Press, and George Samuel Schuyler Italy’s invasion of the East African kingdom of Ethio- pia on 3 October 1935 showcased the globe...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 805–832.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Kaplan Page Harris One of the foundational scenes of Language poetry was the San Francisco Bay area in the 1970s and early 1980s, specifically the urban concentration of activist poets who—in the face of regressive national politics—curated reading and lecture series, launched independent presses...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 225–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Thomas Koenigs Abstract This article explores the recent popular press debates about the Common Core State Standards and their curricular mandates about the percentage of reading that can be fiction in middle school and high school curricula. I suggest that early American arguments about fiction’s...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2014
... in New York’s Broadway Temple has often been cited as evidence of his Jacksonian commitments and, by extension, of the political conservatism of his most famous dramatic roles. Close analysis of the speech and its treatment in the press, however, suggests that Forrest delivered his vision of the...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 669–695.
Published: 01 December 2017
... procedure. Two political journalists and early practitioners of this genre, Mark Twain and Henry Adams, deliberately turned to the novel to advance a nonpartisan perspective that existed in neither the press nor the politics of the period. I argue that Twain’s The Gilded Age , which famously named the era...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Habits of the Siamese Twins” and Thomas Nast's political cartoon “The American Twins” use Chang and Eng Bunker as metaphors to discuss national unity at key moments when that unity appears to be most pressing. While these patriotic visions of unity appear to be inclusive, they are ultimately race...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 93–125.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Sarah Blackwood This essay expands the vital but limited critical focus on the importance (practical and thematic) of textual literacy in slave narratives and other writings that appeared in the African American press in order to apprehend more clearly how these writers, working with words during a...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 527–554.
Published: 01 September 2009
... especially notable because Delany, the African American doctor, antislavery lecturer, journalist, and author, had never set foot in Central America. Mattox's essay examines archival accounts of the actual election that took place in San Juan del Norte, including items in the African American press; in the...
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Figure 3 “Meditation 8,” first series, as printed in The Poetical Works of Edward Taylor , edited by Thomas Johnson (Spiral Press, 1939). Image courtesy of Princeton University Press Figure 3 “Meditation 8,” first series, as printed in The Poetical Works of Edward Taylor, edited by Thomas More
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Figure 4 “Meditation 8,” first series, as printed in The Poems of Edward Taylor , edited by Donald Stanford (Yale University Press, 1960). © 1960, renewed 1988, by Donald E. Stanford. Image courtesy of Donald Stanford Jr. Figure 4 “Meditation 8,” first series, as printed in The Poems of Edward More
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 719–744.
Published: 01 December 2013
... confrontation with Communist China in the 1950s provided the basis and impetus for developing a new model of information theory through the weaponizing of literature. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 I would like to thank the following individuals and groups for helping me write and improve this essay...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 475.
Published: 01 June 2012
... © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Announcement 2011 Hennig Cohen Prize Cody Marrs was awarded the Hennig Cohen Prize for his essay “A Wayward Art: Battle-­Pieces and Melville’s Poetic Turn” (March 2010, 91–119). The prize is awarded annually by the Melville Society for excellence in...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 891.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Jessica Hurley’s essay “Impossible Futures: Fictions of Risk in the Longue Durée ” ( American Literature , 89:4, 761–89) received the 2017 Don D. Walker Prize, awarded annually by the Don D. Walker Prize Committee and the Western Literature...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 441.
Published: 01 June 2008
... 2008 American Literature  441 Erratum for “Brief Mention,” American Literature 79 (September 2007): 635. In our description of The Bones of the Others: The Hemingway Text from the Lost Manuscripts to the Posthumous Novels, by Hilary K. Justice (Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press, 2006...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 427.
Published: 01 June 2014
... © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Announcement The editorial staff at American Literature would like to express our deep appre- ciation to Joycelyn Moody (Sue E. Denman Distinguished Chair in American Literature, University of Texas at San Antonio) for her outstanding service as...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 863.
Published: 01 December 2014
... © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Announcement 2014 Don D. Walker Prize Jayson Gonzales Sae-Saue’s essay “Aztlán’s Asians: Forging and Forgetting Cross-Racial Relations in the Chicana/o Literary Imagination” (American Lit- erature 85:3, 563–89), received the 2014 Don D. Walker Prize...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 689.
Published: 01 September 2012
... © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Announcement 2012 Pioneer Award David M. Higgins received the Pioneer Award from the Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) for the best critical essay-length work on sci- ence fiction or fantasy from the previous year. His essay...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 223.
Published: 01 March 2009
... © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 In Memoriam: Carol Rigsby Carol Rigsby, managing editor of American Literature from 1990 to 2000, died of cancer on 6 October 2008. For ten years, Carol was our editor, administra- tor, mentor, and friend. The imprint of her commitment can still be...