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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 117–145.
Published: 01 March 2014
... cultural nationalist gender and sexual binds. By juxtaposing the spatiotemporalities and affects of these fantasies alongside those of Ronald Reagan’s speeches and CIA literature produced in the wake of the Grenada invasion, the essay shows how these Hurstonian fantasies of the Caribbean worked to both...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 641–643.
Published: 01 September 2017
... critical intervention in national politics, as demonstrated in Robolin’s final chapter on black aesthetic responses to US support, under Ronald Reagan, for South Africa’s apartheid government. Where Robolin provides an invigorating model for analyzing spatial poetics and politics, Parris focuses on...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 855–862.
Published: 01 December 2018
... to Ronald Reagan ( 1989 ), who bid farewell to the nation by invoking John Winthrop “an early Pilgrim, an early ‘Freedom Man.’” Listen to Barack Obama ( 2006 ), looking over a sea of diverse faces at a commencement in Boston, reflecting that those students believed “like those first settlers that...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 675–692.
Published: 01 December 2018
... entailed significant developments in the twentieth. Many years after Webster’s glorification of the Pilgrims, President Ronald Reagan ( 1974 ) would speak of a “divine plan that placed this great continent between two oceans to be sought out by those who were possessed of an abiding love of freedom and a...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 622–624.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Great Migration plot of Morrison’s Jazz (1992) and Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place (1982), Hill locates a resistance to the “cultural forgetful- ness” implicit in the period’s pathologization of “black city life” (95). Amid Reagan-era discourses, the writers “suggest that the ground on...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 899–907.
Published: 01 December 2000
... central to the widespread rhetoric of conspiracy in American culture. Novels from Reagan’s America: A New Realism. By JosephDewey. Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida. 1999. 288 pp. $49.95. If the Reagan era was...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 141–166.
Published: 01 March 2008
... movement. But in 1978, Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by an avowedly antigay former police officer and supervisor. In the same year, the first cases of what would later turn out to be AIDS were also reported. By 1986, when Islas began writing the novel, Ronald Reagan was calling...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 141–170.
Published: 01 March 2018
...). The inflection point that shifted this balance was Ronald Reagan’s administration. Reagan adopted the themes of the “racial reaction,” giving it “legitimate, if not hegemonic status” (Omi and Winant 1994 , 136). With this success, Reagan began reversing civil rights policies. The Reagan revolution...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 785–813.
Published: 01 December 2018
... feelings, a tactic that deepens the appeal of its calls for communal affinity. As is commonly known, President Ronald Reagan turned Winthrop’s “city on a hill” sermon into his signature political refrain, characterizing his exceptionalist vision for the United States. However, we do not generally...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 355–377.
Published: 01 June 2017
... freedom as “a very good horse to ride, but to ride somewhere.” Harvey (7) shows that somewhere to be the “corral of neoliberalism,” where “individual freedoms are guaranteed by freedom of the market and of trade.” In US education policy since the Reagan administration, federal and state officials have...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 227–240.
Published: 01 March 2000
... contemplates the meanings of apocalyptic endings as they inhabit a range of very different kinds of texts—from eighties action movies, to Holocaust literature, to the fiction of Toni Morrison, to the rhetoric of Reaganism...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 665–675.
Published: 01 December 2004
... the appalling politicization of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts during the Reagan-Bush years, especially when Lynne V. ‘‘No! In Thunder’’ 673 Cheney headed the National Endowment for the Humanities. I...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 673–689.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... Her short fiction and poetry are also critiqued. The South and the Caribbean. Ed. Douglass Sullivan-González and Charles Reagan Wil- son. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi. 2001. xii, 208. $35.00. Through discussions of language, slavery, music, politics, and sports, these historical essays...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 619–633.
Published: 01 September 2002
... weaponry and the future threatens nuclear world war’’ (80). Jerry Falwell and Ronald Reagan were never claiming nuclear weapons as a greater threat to Americans than internal moral decay. By reading the political other in her own terms in this way, Steinle, in this instance, fails her...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 675–677.
Published: 01 September 2012
... paranoid nation can do the same, and the long- ing to fight evil creates evil. Booker shows how President Reagan’s Star Wars defense policy exemplified that narrative. He might have extended his remarks on Reagan to include more about the Iraq War, which appears to have...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 677–679.
Published: 01 September 2012
... the same, and the long- ing to fight evil creates evil. Booker shows how President Reagan’s Star Wars defense policy exemplified that narrative. He might have extended his remarks on Reagan to include more about the Iraq War, which appears to have weakened America and...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 831–857.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the possible complexity of super- hero stories, both published in the mid-­1980s, also took place outside of the established continuity. One of these was Dark Knight Returns, whose indeterminate future looked like a funhouse reflection of the Reagan era.18 The other major revisionist mid-­1980s...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 657–659.
Published: 01 September 2012
... the same, and the long- ing to fight evil creates evil. Booker shows how President Reagan’s Star Wars defense policy exemplified that narrative. He might have extended his remarks on Reagan to include more about the Iraq War, which appears to have weakened America and...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 659–661.
Published: 01 September 2012
... paranoid nation can do the same, and the long- ing to fight evil creates evil. Booker shows how President Reagan’s Star Wars defense policy exemplified that narrative. He might have extended his remarks on Reagan to include more about the Iraq War, which appears to have...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 662–664.
Published: 01 September 2012
... the same, and the long- ing to fight evil creates evil. Booker shows how President Reagan’s Star Wars defense policy exemplified that narrative. He might have extended his remarks on Reagan to include more about the Iraq War, which appears to have weakened America and...