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American Literature (1 June 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 December 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 of...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 203–231.
Published: 01 June 2008
... 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 (1 March 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 (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 271–304.
Published: 01 June 2010
... 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 (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 821–849.
Published: 01 December 2017
... 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 to...
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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 June 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 (1 March 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 (1 March 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 (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 869–873.
Published: 01 December 2016
... twentieth century. Spoofing the Modern: Satire in the Harlem Renaissance . By Darryl Dickson-Carr. Columbia: Univ. of South Carolina Press. 2015. x, 162 pp. Cloth, $39.95; e-book, $38.99. A study of satire in a range of print sources of the Harlem Renaissance, this book examines “iconoclastic...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 187–195.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Satire . By Todd Nathan Thompson. Carbondale: Southern Illinois Univ. Press. 2015. xii, 178 pp. Cloth, $29.50; e-book available. Although many scholars have noted Lincoln’s predilection for humor, few have called him a satirist. Arguing that Lincoln was “adept not only at using satire but also at...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 441–442.
Published: 01 June 2001
... the Politics of Postmodern Representation Begin- ning with the 1960s political and cultural anxieties that contextualize these films, Smith goes on to analyze how they satirize the formulas of the west...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 442–443.
Published: 01 June 2001
... the Politics of Postmodern Representation Begin- ning with the 1960s political and cultural anxieties that contextualize these films, Smith goes on to analyze how they satirize the formulas of the west...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 673–674.
Published: 01 September 2003
... literature and reading. What about the ethical power of satire, for instance, or the experiences readers undergo with texts whose literariness lies in subvert- ing readerly and generic expectations? Cunningham does not acknowledge...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 695–721.
Published: 01 December 2016
... system of class stratification. I then apply Brown’s theory of the novel to The Power of Sympathy to illustrate how knowledge of his local, ideological commitments allows us to reread the work as a satire that mocks the sentimentalist’s socially progressive proclamations while simultaneously praising...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 224–226.
Published: 01 March 2019
... The Recognitions (1955) the old adage that too much of anything is funny, Letzler is forced to concede there are “few principles that have been established by systematic research in humor” (124), blunting some of his insights about the intersection of cruft and satire. Letzler’s reading of novels...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 634–636.
Published: 01 September 2017
... purely literary. By highlighting the reembodied rhetoric of women of color, the aged, the disabled, and the economically or socially disenfranchised, Kilcup illustrates the ways her figures, who have “no concern for wilderness preservation per se” (268), invoke irony and satire, modes rarely found in...