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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 803–829.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Kate McCullough McCullough's essay analyzes the impact of the figure of the refugee on both the story and the narrative structure of Diana Abu-Jaber's 1993 novel Arabian Jazz . What initially looks like a fairly predictable immigrant narrative rapidly engages a story of transnational movement, then...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 435–437.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Russ Castronovo Bioinsecurities: Disease Interventions, Empire, and the Government of Species . By Neel Ahuja . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2016 . xix, 262 pp. Cloth, $89.95 ; paper, $24.95 ; e-book, $14.49 . The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 387–412.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Ana Patricia Rodríguez Duke University Press 2001 Ana Patricia Refugees of the South: Central Americans in Rodríguez the U.S. Latino Imaginary 6363 AMERICAN LITERATURE 73:2 / sheet 161 of 232 In the corrido ‘‘Tres veces mojado...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 162–164.
Published: 01 March 2020
... toward a shifting array of “enemies of all humankind,” McKinnon employs rhetorical analysis to study US refugee case law and other discourses on migration in order to chart the emergence and development of gender as a category for asylum claims in US refugee law, which until the 1980s allowed only...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 357–387.
Published: 01 June 2006
... conspiracy while reporting on refugees seeking sanctuary in the United States. Exonerated of these charges and having successfully defended her right to tell refugees’ stories, she continues to write about the effects of war on language.1 Her poems, fiction, and essays courageously question the...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 870–872.
Published: 01 December 2018
... form of time travel in which the slave ship from the past resurfaces in the present. Sharpe highlights a recent photograph of a young refugee from Haiti who has a slip of paper with the word Ship taped to her forehead (46). This is the refugee’s only identification—she has no name, no self, and is...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 783–810.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Trinh T. Minh-ha ( 1991 : 101) observed in 1991, following a wave of Hollywood films about white soldiers, “Vietnam as spectacle remains passionately an owned territory.” There are exceptions, of course. Some veterans of color did become writers and did write about the war, and many refugees, including...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 231–244.
Published: 01 June 2001
... issue’s discussion of ‘‘The South Ana Patricia Rodríguez’s ‘‘Refugees of the South: Central Americans in the U.S. Latino Imaginary’’ identifies an emerging literary focus on Central American refugees characterized by...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 893–914.
Published: 01 December 2011
... as Narrative Structure: Refugee Time/ Space in Diana Abu-­Jaber’s Arabian Jazz,” 803–29. McKee, Katie. Review: Adams, Wounds of Returning: Race, Memory, and Pros- perity on the Postslavery Plantation, 454–56. Review: Lewis, Entitled to the Pedestal: Place, Race, and Progress in...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 892–894.
Published: 01 December 2017
... sustained the Latino/a enclaves in the United States (particularly in Miami) and also the multicultural makeup of the U.S. South,” which he links back to the way that both black and white refugees from Haiti added to the African and Francophone aspects of the culture in New Orleans (337). Such connections...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 390–393.
Published: 01 June 2020
... subsequently referred to as the “first climate change refugees.” In January 2019, IDJC leadership announced its formal rejection of both the funds and the lands Louisiana had purchased with them, explaining that the state had failed to solicit or heed tribal input and that the terms of resettlement meant that...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 127–157.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Love of Country? , edited by Nussbaum Martha , 98 – 110 . Boston : Beacon Press . Shemak April . 2011 . Asylum Speakers: Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse . New York : Fordham Univ. Press . Soohoo Cynthia . 2007 . “Human Rights and the Transformation of the...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 791–798.
Published: 01 December 2020
... natural and political landscape (wildfires, epic hurricanes, climate refugees, nationalist backlash against climate refugees). COVID-19 presents us with a global collective action problem, and if this were a test (which it is), the United States has already failed—just as the developed world has already...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 206–208.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Vera M. Kutzinski The Purloined Islands: Caribbean-US Crosscurrents in Literature and Culture, 1880-1959 . By Karem Jeff . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2011 . 304 pp. Cloth, $69.50; paper, $35.00 . Asylum Speakers: Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 343–356.
Published: 01 June 2020
... they were forced out of their place of nativity, as, say, a refugee or political exile might be, or because their cultural or racial or ethnic identity did not align fully with the imperatives of national citizenship, as was said of the Jewish people in the totalitarian era, of enslaved people in the...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (3): 629–652.
Published: 01 September 2003
... perspective on the moral questions it raises. Humbert Humbert is a European refugee, arriving in the United States, he tells us, as ‘‘the gloom of yet another World War had settled upon the globe’’ (32). The novel’s main...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 479–507.
Published: 01 September 2011
... and would spend the next five years establish- ing and overseeing shelters for thousands of European war refugees. Scarcely sleeping at night, Wharton founded and ran multiple organi- zations, including the American Hostels for Refugees, a rescue com- mittee for Belgian orphans, and two...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 271–304.
Published: 01 June 2010
... military’s designation of refugee slaves as contraband of war deliber- ately sidestepped any decision on the slaves’ ultimate status. Although the Confiscation Act of 1861 ensured that Confederate slaveowners could not reclaim escaped or abandoned slaves, President Abraham Lincoln also quickly...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 189–191.
Published: 01 March 2012
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2012