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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2005
..., and the Nation: Staging American Identities.ByS.E.Wilmer.New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2002. vii, 281 pp. $60.00. The Federal Theatre Project: A Case Study. By Barry B. Witham. New York: Cam- bridge Univ. Press. 2003. xiii, 190 pp. $60.00. In the opening pages of Theatre, Society, and the...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 891–894.
Published: 01 December 2004
... Eldred and Peter Mortensen. Pittsburgh, Penn.: Univ. of Pittsburgh Press. 2002. xi, 279 pp. $34.95. Poets in the Public Sphere: The Emancipatory Project of American Women’s Poetry, 1800–1900. By Paula Bernat Bennett. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2003. xvi, 264 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 870–872.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Sharpe . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2016 . xi, 175 pp. Cloth, $84.95 ; paper, $22.95 ; e-book available. Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers’ Project . By Catherine A. Stewart . Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press . 2016 . xv, 353 pp. Paper...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 645–680.
Published: 01 December 2015
... vocabulary lists reveal forms of linguistic sovereignty whereby the indigenous speakers interviewed for the project refused to have their languages condemned to the atavistic detritus of American antiquity. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 American Philosophical Society early republic language...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 397–400.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Joel Pfister Poet-Critics and the Administration of Culture . By Evan Kindley . Cambridge, MA : Harvard Univ. Press . 2017 . 164 pp. Cloth, $ 36.00 . American Guides: The Federal Writers’ Project and the Casting of American Culture . By Wendy Griswold . Chicago : Univ...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 333–359.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Karen Jackson Ford Ford's essay investigates the post–World War II haiku boom in the United States with particular attention to how haiku has served different projects of national identity. These diverse projects share an inclination to respond in haiku to the United States' troubled history of...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 275–302.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Lisa Hollenbach In the late 1940s and early 1950s, large-scale population shifts, urban-development projects, and new media transformed New York City in ways that were heard as much as seen. In this context, Langston Hughes and sound documentarian Tony Schwartz each experimented with techniques of...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 811.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Curtis Marez Marez’s author statement introduces a Scalar project titled “Cesar Chavez’s Video Collection,” which finds in Chavez’s store of graphics, photos, films, and videos from the 1940s to the 1990s evidence of farm workers’ appropriation of visual technologies to project social alternatives...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 813–814.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jeffrey Shandler Shandler’s author statement introduces a Scalar project titled “Holocaust Survivors on Schindler’s List ; or, Reading a Digital Archive against the Grain.” Examining references to the 1993 film Schindler’s List in videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors at the USC Shoah...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 817–818.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jentery Sayers Sayers’s author statement introduces a Scalar project titled “Making the Perfect Record.” This project unpacks the often ignored, pre-1940s history of magnetic recording, with particular attention to how—through an interweaving of print fiction, sound transduction, storage media...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 781–790.
Published: 01 December 2020
... public humanities seminar at Emory University who partnered with a large regional theater on a project involving dramaturgy and audience engagement for a spring 2020 production of Lynn Nottage’s play Sweat (first performed in 2015). The graduate seminar and the project—both before and in the wake of the...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Alissa Karl This essay evaluates how American expatriate modernist projects were structured by ideas about commerce and consumerism prominent in the United States during the early decades of the twentieth century. The study describes how Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 141–166.
Published: 01 March 2008
... between an identity category and an individual body. In La Mollie , sexuality, ethnicity, and race are revealed to be always mutually constituted. They become legible simultaneously as inhabited positions, projected identifications, and metaphors used to describe both internal and external spaces too...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 739–767.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Bonnie Carr O'Neill By definition, celebrities exist in public as an association of physical traits or projected values. Celebrity was problematic for Emerson in three areas. First, celebrity heightened Emerson's anxieties about his friendships and intimate relationships. Emerson's relative comfort...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 153–179.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Americans from a nationalist discourse that automatically referred their appeals for racial justice back to a failed white revolutionary project. Doolen argues that the transnational shift that structures Blake —a movement between the United States and Cuba—constituted Delany's rejection of American...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 253–279.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Mark Noble Noble's essay examines Walt Whitman's investment in an often radical materialization of subjectivity, which both underlies his earliest claims to reinvent embodied experience and brings his poetic project to crisis. In the 1855 Leaves , Whitman's enthusiasm for the popular science of his...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 689–717.
Published: 01 December 2011
... indigenous people expose the differences that the two women bring to their collaborative project. Whipple's ambivalence about her literary subject becomes apparent in the descriptions of Eldridge she offers through the narrator and white female characters in Elleanor's Second Book . The essay argues that...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 743–768.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., Redpath saw it as a contribution to a circum-Atlantic project of black resistance, liberation, and uplift that crossed lines of race and gender. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Caleb Smith Harriet Jacobs among the Militants: Transformations in Abolition’s Public Sphere...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 253–273.
Published: 01 June 2015
... emergence of techniques such as slant rhyme from the collision of the conventional boundaries of the sonnet with the unconventional sounds of the vernacular. It positions the vernacular sonnet as a pioneering form that anticipates both the achievements and the challenges of the Afro-modernist project...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 807–834.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Chadwick Allen Allison Hedge Coke's remarkable sequence of two narrative and sixty-four persona poems, Blood Run , gives voice to the traditions of Indigenous North American mound-building cultures and, most strikingly, to Indigenous earthworks themselves. Central to this project is the poet's...