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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 651–676.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Evan Brier Abstract How should Toni Morrison’s work as a Random House editor be understood? How does it figure, that is, in the larger contexts of literary history, publishing history, and the history of African American expression? Positioning Morrison’s editorial work in relation to the corporate...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 219–244.
Published: 01 June 2022
... can teach us about the antebellum book market and our scholarly evaluations of it. The first section of the article illuminates the publishing histories of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) by Jacobs and the third edition of Leaves of Grass by Whitman (1860) from the vantage of Thayer...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 727–759.
Published: 01 December 2017
... , 291 – 98 . Winship Michael . 1995 . American Literary Publishing in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: The Business of Ticknor and Fields . Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press . Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 print culture book history illustration poetry...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 June 2015
... in the minority.14 Inequalities in the publishing industry point to a pressing need for a larger body of criti- cal work on the history of the book in the late twentieth and twenty- first centuries. To address this issue, literary studies must develop new methods of reading that interpret entire publisher’s...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (4): 671–699.
Published: 01 December 2023
... Services Editions during World War II, one of the largest enterprises in the history of publishing. The essay traces the selections of the council, the networks of soldier-readers created by the books themselves, and the acts of reading constrained and made possible by these attachments across front lines...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 271–304.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Michael C. Cohen Cohen excavates the social history of the contraband song, a genre of poetry and music popular during the American Civil War. Written in the voices of “contrabands,” former slaves living under the protection of the Union army, contraband songs emerged in the intersections...
Published: 01 December 2016
Figure 2 Illustration from George B. Cheever’s The Dream; or, The True History of Deacon Giles’ Distillery and Deacon Jones’ Brewery ( 1848 ), originally published in 1835 as Inquire at Amos Giles’ Distillery . Made available by the Princeton University Library, Graphic Arts Collection. More
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2013
... publisher suggested the title “Native Daughter.” To concentrate an assessment of Wright's black female domestic servants solely on the portrayal of Bessie Mears in Native Son obscures the radical evolution in his construction of the black female domestic servant from Mears to Ollie Knight (“Black Hope...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 713–736.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Dana Luciano This essay takes up the recent embrace of geology by contemporary postsecular critics in relation to a history of nonsecular uses of geology as a resource for what Michael Taussig terms the “unthought zones of materiality.” It looks closely at one such manifestation: the nineteenth...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 523–555.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Jarvis C. McInnis Abstract This essay reconstructs the history of the Cotton Farmer , a rare African American newspaper edited and published by black tenant farmers employed by the Delta and Pine Land Company, once the world’s largest corporate cotton plantation located in the Mississippi delta...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 305–329.
Published: 01 June 2011
... were published contemporaneously with the popular “airmindedness” that accompanied the invention of the airplane, and Tarzan's ability to “fly” expresses the types of fantasy by which this advance was popularly understood. For Burroughs, Tarzan's flight signified the white race's “natural” superiority...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 407–438.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Bechdel’s visual rhetoric in the pages of WomaNews , the grassroots periodical where Bechdel first published her work and participated as a member of the collective. Informed by archival research, this analysis embraces grassroots contexts as an overlooked venue for exploring queer histories and tracing...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 323–352.
Published: 01 June 2008
... to think about “texts within texts” that demonstrates the tensions that arise when individuals or entities exist both inside and outside various national or textual totalities. The novel's serialization also enacts a type of history that compresses different periods into the briefer time of the novel's...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 639–644.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of bibli- cal exegesis. Melville was especially insistent in this project as he sought in Moby-Dick to create an inverted Bible where normally outcast figures are cen- tral to the heroic narrative. In so doing, Melville challenged and sought to radicalize biblical reception. The Publishing History...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 181–191.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of transportable Englishness open to new forms of diasporic community. Impressive in its scope of evidence, The Importance of Feeling English looks to transatlantic publishing history to identify and interpret generic shifts. For example, Tennenhouse notices a pattern in exactly how Samuel...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 905–907.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Thicket marks what he regards as unknowable, agilely moving among anecdote, publishing history, and close textual study. Scroggins’s broad or, perhaps more aptly put, wide perspective consists of the commodious spaces he construes in his often ironic but also earnest engagement with literary texts. He...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 683–711.
Published: 01 December 2014
... , vol. 5 . New York : Columbia Univ. Press . Parfait Claire . 2007 . The Publishing History of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, 1852–2002 . London : Ashgate . Patmore Coventry . 1854 . The Angel in the House: The Espousals . London : J. W. Parker and Sons . Pickard Samuel T...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 755–786.
Published: 01 December 2016
... . “ Stowe and Race .” In The Cambridge Companion to Harriet Beecher Stowe , edited by Weinstein Cindy , 15 – 38 . Cambridge, UK : Cambridge Univ. Press . Parfait Claire . 2007 . The Publishing History of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” 1852–2002 . Farnham, UK : Ashgate . Saint-Rémy...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2016
...: Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Transatlantic Exchange (Rutgers Univ. Press, 2008) and Taking Liberties with the Author (English Institute, 2013). She has published widely on American poetry and poetics as well as on intellectual property, authorship, and the history of the book, most recently a survey...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 621–636.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of implicit coherence Here at last was the battle Cady had anticipated. The next ‘‘Extra however, featured an unexpected attack: Michael Kreyling’s withering critique of the newly published History of South- ern Literature. Then came Robert Merrill’s ‘‘Demoting Hemingway where he describes...