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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 824–826.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Marianne Noble Reading in Time: Emily Dickinson in the Nineteenth Century . By Miller Cristanne . Amherst : Univ. of Massachusetts Press . 2012 . x, 279 pp. Paper , $28.95 . Dickinson Unbound: Paper, Process, Poetics . By Socarides Alexandra . New York : Oxford Univ...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 873–875.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Nancy McCabe Octavia E. Butler . By Gerry Canavan . Urbana : Univ. of Illinois Press . 2016 . xvii, 225 pp. Cloth, $95.00 ; paper, $22.00 ; e-book, $19.80 . How to Revise a True War Story: Tim O’Brien’s Process of Textual Production . By John K. Young . Iowa City...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 423–425.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Ben Bascom Bird Relics: Grief and Vitalism in Thoreau . By Branka Arsić . Cambridge, MA : Harvard Univ. Press . 2016 . x, 455 pp. Cloth, $53.00 . When I Came to Die: Process and Prophecy in Thoreau’s Vision of Dying . By Audrey Raden . Boston : Univ. of Massachusetts...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 190–192.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Robert K. Wallace © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Cannibal Old Me: Spoken Sources in Melville's Early Works . By Mary K. Bercaw Edwards. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2009. xxii, 252 pp. $49.00. African Culture and Melville's Art: The Creative Process in “Benito...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2003
... to respond to the world in which they live. Joseph Kronick, Louisiana State University In the Process of Poetry: The New York School and the Avant-Garde. By William Watkin. Lewisburg, Pa.: Bucknell...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 745–779.
Published: 01 December 2013
... accessible the material effects of the American military-industrial-media-entertainment network on historical consciousness. Braid adopts the affordances of game form to develop a formally experimental analytic of processing—one that is aesthetic, affective, and interactively experiential as opposed to...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 509–545.
Published: 01 September 2011
... educational ideology. By elucidating how the image of the “Indian” functions as a shifting signifier in these photos, this essay offers insight into how educational institutions for black, white, and native students taught them to acquire different subject positions in the process of adopting U.S. citizenship...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2010
... best known, Emerson came to embrace even the most extreme forms of militancy—up to and including terroristic violence—as legitimate means to engage in the modern secular political process. Representing Brown's abolitionism as an approved form of zealotry, Emerson began to praise historical religious...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 June 2011
... relinquishing a presumably dirty and immature gay past in favor of a newfound respectability. Claiming that this process of cleansing works to create a “deadened subjectivity,” he links the contemporary struggles of gay men and lesbians with that of enslaved Africans by arguing that the ideological structures...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 655–682.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the bulk of the novel is committed to representing theological debate, religious fracture, and the turbulent process by which a dissenting state church was established in New England. Child was living in the midst of disestablishment, which naturalized religious voluntarism and gave religious groups...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 547–574.
Published: 01 September 2015
... existence insulated from physical suffering represented the height of civilization. Theories connecting the civilizing process to an intensifying sensitivity to suffering were often adduced to justify the revulsion from physical pain increasingly characteristic of the era. Similarly invested in the...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 93–125.
Published: 01 March 2016
... as to both comment on its errors and let them remain evident to the reader. Lorde's emphasis on knowledge as an ongoing phenomenon rather than a finite commodity, and her understanding of prose as a means to inscribe that process, informed this technique and became evident to Rich in a series of...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 381–406.
Published: 01 June 2008
... distinguishing feature of the postwar era. Luce's emphasis on postwar professionals as celebrated citizens of a U.S. trained professional class created the conditions of possibility for Bulosan to paradoxically construct Filipinos and Filipino Americans as experts on processes of Americanization. Departing from...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 327–351.
Published: 01 June 2012
... 1970s and 1980s, showing how they manifest the codependence of antireactor activism and environmentalism. She then turns to recent films that look more broadly at the industrial processes involved in nuclear power creation. Drawing on disparate strands of scholarly inquiry— including ecocriticism...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 361–388.
Published: 01 June 2010
... and its object, the agent blurred with the process of her continual self-invention as a hybrid of multiple cultures. Meditating on relations between subject and object, viewer and vision, consumer and commodity, Yezierska makes plain the role of citizen as consumer. Her work crystallizes the dominance...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 413–441.
Published: 01 June 2011
.... Defending scientific research but denouncing its metamorphosis into techno-transcendent spectacle, Powers's work aligns fiction and evolution as processes of painfully slow, bottom-up “compositing,” wherein complexity emerges from simplicity, purpose appears in apparent randomness, and agency persists in...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2013
... vegetarians such as Graham and Thoreau restricted appetite for animal foods and commodities in order to reform, reshape, and remake what they viewed as a flawed democratic body, reimagining the limits of citizenship and civic participation in the process. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 31–59.
Published: 01 March 2014
... histories of imperial violence and settlement, helps us recognize articulations of settler colonialism not merely as “forgetting” (forgetting previous claims on space, for example) to be combatted with the “hauntings” or “remembering” of postcolonial approaches, but as various, ongoing processes of “in...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and fail. The novel addresses this scandal of subject formation by dramatizing the process through which the protagonist develops a private fantasy identity informed by the corrido alongside a public “Americanized” identity by following the script of the assimilationist bildungsroman. The conclusion...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 677–705.
Published: 01 December 2008
... functions as a self-consciously traditionalist critique of the mappings and subjectivities of U.S. Indian policy. The text uses the medium of print to provide a countervailing narrative to the texts of the treaty-system, sketching a set of regional native processes, practices, and principles which have no...