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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...
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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 (2006) 78 (2): 357–387.
Published: 01 June 2006
... of 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...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 162–164.
Published: 01 March 2020
... 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 supposedly “gender-neutral” claims based...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 783–810.
Published: 01 December 2019
... 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 Le Ly Hayslip, Lan Cao, Andrew X. Pham, and Viet Thanh...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 685–712.
Published: 01 December 2021
... the absence that cuts that relation until some possible future return. As many of its readers have remarked, Vuong’s award-winning poetry collection, Night Sky with Exit Wounds (2016), thematizes the challenges and antagonisms of citizenship, which become intensified for the immigrant or refugee...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 391–416.
Published: 01 September 2021
... figures, makes a career out of documenting the dead bodies that turn up all over Phoenix—from the “swimmers” (corpses abandoned in empty swimming pools across the city) to the scores of Texan refugees buried in the desert by “predatory human traffickers” (65, 110). It doesn’t take Lucy long to learn...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 231–244.
Published: 01 June 2001
... bodies. The final essay expands this 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...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 893–914.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... “Displacement 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...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 870–872.
Published: 01 December 2018
... 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 identified only...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 127–157.
Published: 01 March 2016
... 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 ‘Civil...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 271–304.
Published: 01 June 2010
..., however, 274  American Literature was the “contrabands,” and firsthand accounts of encounters with them became a staple of the Northern press. From the outset, the contraband was a figure of controversy. The military’s designation of refugee slaves as contraband of war deliber- ately...
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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 (2022) 94 (2): 381–382.
Published: 01 June 2022
... of recorded Black pain, the COVID-19 pandemic, the refugee crisis, and the opioid crisis have moved problems of pain and its representation to the fore. The moment is ripe to reevaluate pain in literary and cultural studies. Thirty-five years after its publication, Elaine Scarry’s The Body in Pain (1985...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 343–356.
Published: 01 June 2020
..., either because 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...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 791–798.
Published: 01 December 2020
... not escaped notice that the global reaction to the pandemic is at once a respite from and a prelude to the greater depredations accompanying global climate change, some of which are already features of the natural and political landscape (wildfires, epic hurricanes, climate refugees, nationalist backlash...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 219–244.
Published: 01 June 2022
...-first-century readers, as well. The nearly two-year period between Incident ’s authorship and Jacobs’s later work with Civil War refugees is a little-known chapter of a remarkable life. During her book tour, Jacobs learned new strategies of self-determination, social performance, and advocacy...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 189–191.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2011. 304 pp. Cloth, $69.50; paper, $35.00. Asylum Speakers: Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse. By April She- mak. New York: Fordham Univ. Press. 2010. ix, 310 pp. $45.00. Elusive Origins: The Enlightenment in the Modern Caribbean Historical Imagina...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Speakers: Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse. By April She- mak. New York: Fordham Univ. Press. 2010. ix, 310 pp. $45.00. Elusive Origins: The Enlightenment in the Modern Caribbean Historical Imagina- tion. By Paul B. Miller. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2010. x, 230 pp. Cloth...