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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 194–196.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Faulkner and the Politics of Reading. By Karl F. Zender. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2002. xviii, 179 pp. $29.95. Games of Property: Law, Race, Gender, and Faulkner’s ‘‘Go Down, Moses By Thadious M. Davis. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2003. xi, 339 pp. Cloth, $64.95; paper, $21.95...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 872–873.
Published: 01 December 2001
... the reputation of the nation’s most popular contemporary writer to reverse its incipient commercial decline. As Scharn- horst argues, Harte was not an elite presence at the Atlantic butasalaried contributor, a ‘‘literary property the firm could package for sale to subscribers and advertisers’’ (68). In his...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 420–422.
Published: 01 June 2019
... that before the middle of the nineteenth century, the capacity to read was represented as “the royal road to Lockean self-possession,” as a form of “symbolic property” that ushered children “into a world of commodity and property relations.” This “literacy contract” promised to protect children and the adults...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 331–355.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Hannah Manshel Abstract This article reads Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) alongside Layli Long Soldier’s Whereas (2017) to argue that both texts challenge the ideology of property ownership that has long been central to Black and Indigenous subjugation. By reading...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 705–731.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Ted Hamilton Abstract This article describes how the law inflects the narration of environmental conflict in William T. Vollmann’s Dying Grass (2015) and Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead (1991). By focusing on the legal common sense of settler colonialism—its emphasis on private property...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 461–463.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Jean Marie Lutes A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx . By Showalter Elaine . New York : Knopf . 2009 . xiv, 586 pp. Cloth , $30.00 ; paper , $16.95 . Owning Up: Privacy, Property, and Belonging in US Women’s Life Writing...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 859–885.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Robyn Wiegman Duke University Press 2002 Robyn Intimate Publics: Race, Property, Wiegman and Personhood On 24 April 1998, Donna Fasano, a white woman, and Deborah Perry-Rogers, a black woman, underwent in vitro fer- tilization at a fertility clinic...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 192–194.
Published: 01 March 2015
...John Ernest To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class . By Ball Erica L. . Athens : Univ. of Georgia Press . 2012 . xv , 175 pp. Cloth , $69.95 ; paper , $22.95 . Family Money: Property, Race, and Literature in the Nineteenth...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 828–830.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Jennifer Greeson Duke University Press 2007 Claiming the Pen: Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South . By Catherine Kerrison. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2006. xiii, 265 pp. $49.95. American Women Authors and Literary Property, 1822-1869 . By Melissa J...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 397–400.
Published: 01 June 2009
...: Property Matters in African American Literature . By Lovalerie King. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2007. x, 187 pp. Cloth, $110.00; paper, $35.00. Listening on All Sides: Toward an Emersonian Ethics of Reading . By Richard Deming. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2007. viii, 182...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 639–641.
Published: 01 September 2005
... or editing practices, while Stabile exam- ines productions such as personal journals, commonplace books, architec- tural drawings, lists or descriptions of property, and private correspondence. From these sources, often unavailable to the public, come claims for a wide range of meanings. Exhaustively...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (3): 459–486.
Published: 01 September 2023
... “mind poison” for prohibition. Just beneath the scenes of psychotoxicity and sexual disorder projected by the antinarcotic imaginary of the craze, this article posits, there ran an ongoing struggle over the restrictive capacitation of property and personhood within the settler-capitalist regime...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 497–525.
Published: 01 September 2022
.... In the writings of H. T. Tsiang and Ralph Ellison in particular, eviction constitutes a spatial politics of violence and exclusion, revealing the state’s protection of private property and bourgeois class interests over the well-being of its working-class and unemployed residents. Illustrating the sociospatial...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 65–92.
Published: 01 March 2009
... enslaved women found themselves when suffering the abuse of slaveholders. These women's shifting legal subject-positions posed theoretical problems within this particular power relationship, as the boundary distinguishing the law's treatment of slaves as property and persons blurred. An enslaved woman's...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2024
... in narrative and law. It examines how land’s agency appears in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Mason Land Case. It does so first from a colonial perspective, where land is inert property and Native peoples are unable to comprehend land as such, then from a Mohegan perspective, where land is a societal...
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American Literature 11398663.
Published: 26 June 2024
...Monica Huerta Abstract This essay uses the legal rearticulation of reputation as white heteropatriarchal property in an “Imperial Jim Crow” United States to piece apart the preoccupation with characters’ reputations in realist fiction. It focuses on two later-nineteenth-century arenas of what...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 629–660.
Published: 01 December 2013
.... In the midst of media, the idiosyncratic mark of Bierce’s style emerges not only as an aesthetic quality, but also as a strategically deployed technology for tagging, marking, and remixing points and properties on paper. The essay reminds us that procedures of markup are not new, only newly mediated...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 493–521.
Published: 01 September 2014
... philosophical and literary discourses with an emphasis on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s transcendentalist philosophy and Walt Whitman’s poetry. Features associated with networks, such as relationality, reciprocal interaction, decentralized self-organization, and emergent properties significantly shaped US thought...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 523–555.
Published: 01 September 2019
.... The Cotton Farmer ran from 1919 to circa 1927 and was mainly confined to the company’s properties. However, in 1926, three copies of the paper circulated to Bocas del Toro, Panama, to a Garveyite and West Indian migrant laborer employed on the infamous United Fruit Company’s vast banana and fruit plantations...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 543–569.
Published: 01 September 2020
... American literary artworld, not in identifying visibly “detectible” properties. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 theories of definition philosophy of art artworld “Do you know an Asian American text when you see one? Can you tell Asian American literature by looking...