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American Literature (2003) 75 (3): 653–656.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... Fragments of Union: Making Connections in Scottish and American Writing.By Susan Manning. New York: Palgrave. 2002. viii, 339 pp. $69.95. The Devil & Doctor Dwight: Satire & Theology in the Early American Republic.By...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 409–412.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Christian Moraru Unvarnishing Reality: Subversive Russian and American Cold War Satire . By Maus Derek C. . Columbia : Univ. of South Carolina Press . 2011 . xvi, 247 pp. $49.95 . On Endings: American Postmodern Fiction and the Cold War . By Grausam Daniel...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 463–494.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Michael Hames-García Duke University Press 2000 Michael Dr. Gonzo’s Carnival: The Testimonial Satires Hames- of Oscar Zeta Acosta García 6141 AL 72:3 / sheet 7 of 237...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 619–647.
Published: 01 September 2019
... figures through the lens of satire, both novels denounce black exceptionalism as a necropolitical tool of oppression that entrenches the social death and civic exclusion of black people in a modern US society that purports to be color-blind and postracial. Emerging within the postmodern turn...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 769–797.
Published: 01 December 2008
... shaped a dominant practice of reading that had a regulative effect, narrowing what counted as acceptable antiracism. Melamed reads Chester Himes's End of a Primitive as a novel where we see satire deliberately misfired in an attempt to dehegemonize racial liberal meanings secured through the discourse...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 203–231.
Published: 01 June 2008
... not primarily) as an abstract theory of the human but in satirical, self-ironic writings such as Franklin's. Franklin's satires of religious hypocrisy and public posing were an important way in which the interest-bearing self was absorbed into American public culture. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 59–90.
Published: 01 March 2019
... review the lovelorn column’s distinctive features and situate West’s satiric novella in that context. I also examine the racial dynamics of both the novella and the genre, touching briefly on the careers of two lovelorn columnists: the well-known Dorothy Dix, who was white, and the now-obscure Princess...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 601–628.
Published: 01 December 2021
... national ideologies and the literature of their period, which tends to either synthesize the beliefs of both movements or represent one as patently superior to the other through satire or protest. The recovery of the history of these movements and their contribution to American literature not only retraces...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 243–271.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Hester Blum In 2007, a Russian submarine planted a titanium flag on the seabed under the North Pole, laying the groundwork for Russia’s claim to Arctic oil and gas resources. Blum’s essay explores the prehistory of Russia’s polar land grab in terms of the influential (if satirized) early-nineteenth...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 571–596.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Communist Party, takes on its literary expression through Ellison's satirical use of the automaton. The novel repeatedly stages the ethical and ontological dilemma in which viewers are momentarily uncertain whether they are looking at a person or an automaton, which the essay links with Ellison's numerous...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Michael A. Chaney Chaney analyzes cartoons representing slaves and slavery from the British satirical periodical Punch, or the London Charivari to argue that African American readers such as Frederick Douglass engaged in an evolving role as readers, interpreters, and users of Punch 's iconographic...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 271–304.
Published: 01 June 2010
... of diverse discourses and institutions of the 1860s: unionist nationalism, blackface minstrelsy, abolitionism, emancipation, antiwar satire, and the study of slave culture that began under the Port Royal experiment. The mobility and mutability of the contraband song allowed it to serve competing political...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 821–849.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... In contrast to accounts that emphasize the speed of propaganda, political operatives in America loyal to the Crown deliberately sought to slow the flow of information, including the stream of satire, rumor, and diatribe that inevitably accompanied it. Broadsides, pamphlets, and poems written in reaction...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 195–226.
Published: 01 June 2021
... in a telling fashion, as his unpublished satire “The United States of Lyncherdom” (written in 1901) exacerbates the dehumanizing tendencies of quantification. Du Bois, however, pursues a more generative experiment, creating statistical graphics in 1900 that indict and outstrip the causal circuit that yoked...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (1): 113–137.
Published: 01 March 2024
... and literary theory to examine how two iconic novels from the era, Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987) and Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho (1991), exploit representations of sexualized violence to ramify and then explore the latent links among sex, violence, and finance. Each novel satirizes...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 695–721.
Published: 01 December 2016
... novels, is a polyphonic hodgepodge of characters and voices, and the message of class stratification is overwhelmed by competing ideologies. Indeed, the only two contemporary readers to discuss the work disagree on its message, and neither views it as a satire. Civil Spy, writing in the Massachusetts...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 187–195.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and the sacred person into two distinct realms, or “two cities.” Aside from its main focus on antebellum US thought, this book also addresses present-day concerns, in particular the postsecular critique of Western political theory. The National Joker: Abraham Lincoln and the Politics of Satire . By Todd...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 869–873.
Published: 01 December 2016
... influential twentieth-century figures. American Rhapsody: Writers, Musicians, Movie Stars, and One Great Building . By Claudia Roth Pierpont. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. 2016. 309 pp. Cloth, $26.00; e-book, $12.99. A study of satire in a range of print sources of the Harlem Renaissance...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 190–191.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., replete with ‘‘satire and plausible meanings, make it difficult for readers to know Chesnutt’s position in relation to the issues he raises’’ (5). Duncan drives home the point that Chesnutt’s ‘‘authorial self-masking both...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 111–137.
Published: 01 March 2002
... much literary attention. In this regard, the early national bachelor stood poised out- side not merely the field of marriage but also the terrain of manhood conceived coterminously with marriage. ‘‘To Be Disposed Of by a Lot- tery’’ is a witty satire in the 1815 Intellectual Regale announcing...