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American Literature (1 December 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
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American Literature (1 June 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 (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 827–853.
Published: 01 December 2012
... 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 (1 March 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 (1 June 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...
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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 March 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 (1 June 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 a...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
... clung 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...
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American Literature (1 March 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 (1 March 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 for...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 870–872.
Published: 01 December 2018
... masterpiece of circumlocution. After his master and his kin went off to the Civil War, Dukes said, he and his fellow slaves defended the plantation by running it, thereby redefining his loyalty as an act of rebellion (226). Although interviews were often compromised by the interviewers’ various motives...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 227–229.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Parallax View and The Conversation ) (77). Instead of following the lone detective or framing action around an individual and rather than assuming some hidden order, they position networks as mysteries running on accidents and limited perspective (77–79, 101–2). Not only do network films generate worlds...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 202–203.
Published: 01 March 2005
... process of canon formation that is central to his main set of assumptions about western American litera- ture.Anumberofwritershavemadeitintothecanonforreasonsthathave nothingtodowithaesthetics. Joel Daehnke identifies a different tendency that runs throughout litera- ture of the American West. The...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 669–698.
Published: 01 December 2005
... and fifth shots show them 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...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 435–437.
Published: 01 June 2019
..., but Nguyen’s thoughtful engagement with critical refugee studies, trauma theory, security studies, and visual culture analysis suggests that the meaning of freedom cannot be left to political theorists alone. In “Why Has Critique Run out of Steam?” Bruno Latour begins cataloging a state of pervasive...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 887–888.
Published: 01 December 2000
.... In the last decade, Toni Morrison’s Beloved hasservedasanemblematictext for those who work on trauma theory in African American literature. The themes of trauma and shame, however, run throughout Morrison’s work, and...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 231–232.
Published: 01 March 2012
... University. 2011 Don D. Walker Prize Chadwick Allen’s essay “Serpentine Figures, Sinuous Relations: Thematic Geometry in Allison Hedge Coke’s Blood Run” (December 2010, 807–37) received the 2011 Don D. Walker Prize, awarded annually by the Don D. Walker Prize Committee...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 440–441.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Grass,Running Water by Thomas King, the ‘‘spa- ghetti western’’ films of Sergio Leone, Bingo Palace by Louise Erdrich, and the Deadrock novels of Thomas McGuane. Smith notes a renewed interest in the western...