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American Literature (2022) 94 (1): 159–179.
Published: 01 March 2022
..., and fighter. He compares his experiences of fugitivity to the gang’s current circumstances, moving east to evade law enforcement after a failed robbery: “I don’t even know if I have a tribe,” he laments, “my whole life I’ve been on the run” (Rockstar 2018 ). This vignette illustrates the ways space...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 807–834.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Chadwick Allen Allison Hedge Coke's remarkable sequence of two narrative and sixty-four persona poems, Blood Run , gives voice to the traditions of Indigenous North American mound-building cultures and, most strikingly, to Indigenous earthworks themselves. Central to this project is the poet's...
Published: 01 March 2019
Figure 2 The heading for Princess Mysteria’s long-running column ( Chicago Defender , April 30, 1923) More
Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 3 President Roosevelt running an American steam shovel at Culebra Cut, Panama Canal, circa November 26, 1906. Library of Congress More
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
... to insensibility, as well as the social marginalization this charge portended for idiots, hysterics, and the sensorially disabled—a promising gesture that, in Edgar Huntly , finally runs aground in race. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 References Acerbi Joseph [Giuseppe] . 1802 . Travels...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 417–444.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Sprawl trilogy (1984–1988) to the Telecommunications Act of 1996, this essay argues that cyberspace’s infinite, virtual territory provided a solution to the apparent ecological crisis of the 1980s: the fear that the United States was running out of physical room to expand due to overdevelopment...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 5–31.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Benjamin Reiss This essay explores Henry David Thoreau's Walden in relation to the history of sleep, considered as a medical, biological, social, and spiritual phenomenon. Attention to Thoreau's striving for “awakening” and “alertness” has veiled his running rhetoric of dormancy: scenes and tropes...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 279–303.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Nathaniel Williams Williams's essay examines the complex portrayal of imperialist themes in the long-running series of nineteenth-century dime novels featuring boy inventor Frank Reade Jr. Authored primarily by Cuban-American writer Luis Senarens under the pseudonym “Noname,” these works provide...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 27–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Chandler’s The Little Sister (1949), Budd Schulberg’s What Makes Sammy Run? (1941), and Frederic Wakeman’s The Hucksters (1946), describe the intellectual labor of producing the commodities on which the industry subsisted, while at the same time struggling to identify and preserve regions of culture as yet...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 495–522.
Published: 01 September 2018
... theory and queer of color critique. In doing so I take steps toward a literary genealogy of queer US sex politics that runs from Plessy v. Ferguson and early Jim Crow, into modernism, and down through women of color feminism of the late 1980s before its formal or academic consecration in contemporary US...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 315–345.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the ongoing seriality of Nancy as offering a complex queer adorability that destabilizes modes of identification in the Nancy comics and beyond. Both Brainard’s and Bushmiller’s Nancy texts draw on the controlled miniature and the unwieldy additive catalog, which are characteristic of the long-running serial...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 407–438.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Margaret Galvan Abstract Alison Bechdel’s renown has been building since the success of Fun Home (2006). While scholars have focused on her contemporary production, her comics work within grassroots periodicals, including her long-running strip, Dykes to Watch Out For (1983–2008), has received...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 827–853.
Published: 01 December 2012
... or foreclose how we theorize and encounter human and nonhuman worlds. To this end, she also probes how the novel’s formal composition—two intersecting narrative threads, one running forward in time and one backward—contributes to its ecosocial arguments. Ultimately, Merola contends, the novel’s form, content...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 57–89.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Emily Hainze Abstract This essay explores the 1907–11 Child-Rescue Campaign run by the Delineator , a fashion magazine for women edited by Theodore Dreiser. I argue that the campaign mobilized social science to reconceptualize maternity as based in affective expertise rather than biological...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 169–178.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Heather Russell Andrade Duke University Press 2006 Heather Poetry, Prose, and Politics: Russell Perspectives on Works by Haki Madhubuti Andrade Run towards Fear. By Haki Madhubuti. Chicago: Third World Press. 2004. xi, 68 pp. $12.00. Tough Notes: A Healing Call...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 669–698.
Published: 01 December 2005
... climbing into their horse- drawn fire engines and exiting the fire house. The next two shots show the engines running down streets and arriving at the scene of a burn- ing building. The penultimate shot depicts a smoke-filled bedroom with a mother and child, who are carried out, one by one, by a fireman...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 841–870.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., to pages sixteen and seventeen, and you might notice a bit of yellow string, tied in the middle, running down the book’s gutter. That’s because the Palm Press edition has saddle-stitch binding—that yellow string stitches the pages to the book’s spine. This is interesting because page sixteen opens...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 423–428.
Published: 01 June 2023
... that language models, specifically sequence-to-sequence models based on recurrent neural networks, can, within certain limits, “learn to execute” short computer programs; that is, they can infer from a short program provided as input what the program would output were it to be run. The conditional is important...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 870–872.
Published: 01 December 2018
...). An argument linking these three books is that this “machine” is still running, especially evident in the current Trump presidency and the return of white supremacy. The closure to what Coates calls “the never-ending night” (70) is an illusion. The three authors convey in their work that the machine...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 219–244.
Published: 01 June 2022
... and Eldridge originally proposed a print run of one thousand copies, but Lydia Maria Child recommended that they double the number with the assumption that the American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS) would help with the sale and promotion of the book (letter from Lydia Maria Child to Wendell Phillips December 2...