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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 467–494.
Published: 01 September 2004
... aesthetics, despite recent accounts of romantic nationalism, was imagined to transcend national boundaries. In keeping with the notion of aesthetics as brack- eting or delimiting the differentiated self, romantic electricity works counter to the nationalizing tendency—the idea of culture as cre- ating or...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (1): 217–218.
Published: 01 March 2001
... of Letters’’ that would facilitate and promote the nation’s intellectual reputation (75). Ostrander’s book adopts both Bel- knap’s phrase (and, more covertly, his agenda) in its history of various groups of literary intellectuals that came into being between Independence and the Civil War, and...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 427–428.
Published: 01 June 2001
... definitively gives way to a modern emphasis on self-marketing, the body, and consumption. 6363 AMERICAN LITERATURE 73:2 / sheet 201 of 232 As Pendergast notes, however, African American audiences were for a long time excluded from the national...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 198–201.
Published: 01 March 2011
... America. By David Anthony. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2009. xii, 225 pp. $43.95. Manly Love: Romantic Friendship in American Fiction. By Axel Nissen. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2009. x, 229 pp. $45.00. Book Reviews Beyond Douglass: New Perspectives on Early African...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 634–635.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... Begun as Gardner’s 1995 dissertation, ‘‘Alien Nation: The Literature of Ameri- can Race, 1787–1845 Master Plots investigates the complications of racial discourse intersecting with early political and literary notions of national iden- tity. That Gardner’s university quickly published the study is...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 882–883.
Published: 01 December 2000
... words should be ‘‘revered forever Nor should many of his opinions. (His naïve romanticization of Native Americans and his comments about women are often so sophomorically stereotypical as to risk being taken for parody...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 865–866.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Kurt Eisen By Richard Gravil. New York: St. Martin's. 2000. xx, 250 pp. $49.95. 2002 Reviews Romantic Dialogues: Anglo-American Continuities, 1776–1862. By Richard Gravil. New York: St. Martin’s. 2000. xx, 250 pp. $49.95. Richard Gravil’s study of the crucial debt owed by American...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 193.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of the Mississippi in con- structing the nation. Although the volume’s title marks itself as pre-Twain, an epilogue returns to the author who resurrected the mighty Mississippi for a postwar reading public. Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life. Vol. 2: The Public Years. By Charles Cap...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 433–435.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Ian Finseth Duke University Press 2007 Mixed Bloods and Other Crosses: Rethinking American Literature from the Revolution to the Culture Wars . By Betsy Erkkila. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2004. xii, 272 pp. $55.00. Growing Up Ethnic: Nationalism and the...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 463–496.
Published: 01 September 2017
... comprised of nation-states with entangled nationalist rhetorics and narratives—including Columbus’s “discovery”—underwrites the biography’s unprecedented critiques of nationalist historiography. Examining the politics motivating this work offers new insights for discussions of the textual morphologies of...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 673–699.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Stephen Knadler Duke University Press 2007 Stephen Sensationalizing Patriotism: Knadler Sutton Griggs and the Sentimental Nationalism of Citizen Tom ​In Life’s Demands; or, According to Law (1916), Afri- can American novelist, minister...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 591–593.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Hester Blum On Lingering and Being Last: Race and Sovereignty in the New World . By Elmer Jonathan . New York : Fordham Univ. Press . 2008 . viii, 260 pp. Cloth , $80.00 ; paper , $28.00 . Dislocating Race and Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 191–194.
Published: 01 March 2004
... enables abolitionist discourse. One of McBride’s major emphases is the slave narrative and the subject of slavery as major components of romanticism. While McBride looks at works by Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and William Lloyd Garrison, his treatment of several British texts, particularly...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2008
... more recent trends in the field, which treat religion largely as a subdivision of cultural studies. Cima describes the ways in which women from the colonial era to the early republic gained access to male-dominated political debates about the emerging nation. By assuming “host...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 633–635.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Myriam J. A. Chancy © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Race, American Literature, and Transnational Modernisms . By Anita Patterson. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2008. vi, 241 pp. $90.00. Nationalism and the Formation of Caribbean Literature . By Leah Reade...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 626–628.
Published: 01 September 2009
... through the lens of pragmatism into the messy, complex, fruitful, and unsatisfying friendships of the authors he studies. These contrasting approaches lead to two opposed but perhaps complementary conclusions. In her epilogue, Schweitzer argues that “our national as well as global future lies in...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 186–188.
Published: 01 March 2007
... in Cather’s early story “Behind the Singer Tower” and in her first novel, Alexander’s Bridge, a split between her intention to write Howellsian fiction of social purpose and her attraction to the romantic ideal of heroic energy, first fully realized in O Pioneers! In making Howells so...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Charles Scruggs Duke University Press 2007 The Black Arts Movement: Literary Nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s . By James Edward Smethurst. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. xv, 471 pp. $59.95. The Modernist Nation: Generation, Renaissance, and Twentieth-Century...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 392–394.
Published: 01 June 2009
... among the American Romantics . By Renée Bergland. Boston: Beacon Press. 2008. xviii, 300 pp. $29.95. Book Reviews Men of Letters in the Early Republic: Cultivating Forums of Citizenship. By Catherine O’Donnell Kaplan. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2008. viii, 239 pp. Cloth...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 493–521.
Published: 01 September 2014
... affecting particular notions of (spiritual) interconnectivity, community, and national unity. In Emerson’s and Whitman’s writing in particular, conceptions of the network serve to integrate the Romantic quest for unity within an optimistic vision of an original US identity, establishing the network as a key...