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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 200–201.
Published: 01 March 2001
... sentiment in California, and the like, to construct U.S. history as a constant struggle between mono- and multicultural ideology. Sadly, perhaps, ‘‘white’’ and mono- culture are conflated, as are ‘‘multi’’ and nonwhite. Despite an avowed wish to complicate the scene of American literature, Powell does...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 210–212.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Arthur Knight © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 The American Play: 1787–2000. By Marc Robinson. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press. 2009. x, 405 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $28.00. The Scene of the Harlem Cabaret: Race, Sexuality, Performance. By Shane Vogel. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2009...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 655–682.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Lydia Maria Child’s Hobomok and the Scene of American Secularity You are likewise aware of my tendency to generalize; to look at truth as uni- versal. . . . This propensity . . . has taught me to look calmly on all forms of reli- gious opinion—not with the indifference, or the...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 402–404.
Published: 01 June 2004
... Literature: Lazarus, Syrkin, Reznikoff, and Roth. By Ranen Omer-Sherman. Hanover, N.H.: Brandeis Univ. Press; Univ. Press of New England. 2002. xiii, 341 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $24.95. All Poets Welcome: The Lower East Side Poetry Scene in the 1960s. By Daniel Kane. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 418–420.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Christine So © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Beyond Literary Chinatown . By Jeffrey F. L. Partridge. Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press. 2007. xvii, 246 pp. Paper, $24.95. The Hypersexuality of Race: Performing Asian/American Women on Screen and Scene . By Celine Parreñas Shimizu. Durham...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 206–208.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Josephine Lee © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Culture Makers: Urban Performance and Literature in the 1920s. By Amy Koritz. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2009. x, 200 pp. $40.00. The Immigrant Scene: Ethnic Amusements in New York, 1880–1920 . By Sabine Haenni. Minneapolis: Univ. of...
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Published: 01 June 2018
Figure 5 The graveyard scene and its fragment. From Kathy Acker, Diane DiMassa, and Freddie Baer, Pussycat Fever ( 1995 ). Used with permission Figure 5 The graveyard scene and its fragment. From Kathy Acker, Diane DiMassa, and Freddie Baer, Pussycat Fever (1995). Used with permission More
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Published: 01 March 2019
Figure 1 The ascent of the yellow Volkswagen Beetle in The Shining’ s opening scene Figure 1 The ascent of the yellow Volkswagen Beetle in The Shining’s opening scene More
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 893–894.
Published: 01 December 2000
... as evi- dence of writers’ general optimism regarding the future for African Americans and women in the South. Margaret D. Bauer, East Carolina University Scenes of Instruction...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 509–545.
Published: 01 September 2011
... based on their race. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Tova The Scenes of Seeing: Frances Benjamin Cooper Johnston and Visualizations of the “Indian” in Black, White, and Native Educational Contexts Literally and figuratively, Frances Benjamin...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 805–832.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Kaplan Page Harris One of the foundational scenes of Language poetry was the San Francisco Bay area in the 1970s and early 1980s, specifically the urban concentration of activist poets who—in the face of regressive national politics—curated reading and lecture series, launched independent presses...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 91–119.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Robert Dale Parker Abstract Across the fiction and poetry of the Great Depression, when the focus turns to men on the down and out, unable to find work and not knowing where they will find their next meal or place to sleep, a series of representative scenes reappears from one now often-forgotten...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 787–814.
Published: 01 December 2016
... noxious “smellscapes” structures Norris’s Vandover and the Brute (1914), I move on to consider the use of smell in key scenes in the writings of Ann Petry and Helena Viramontes. While environmental justice novels extend Norris’s interest in connections between smell, health, and stratified air, they also...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 241–267.
Published: 01 June 2016
... be, producing scenes that refuse to be marshalled into the discrete chronology of simple plot and a host of characters whose lives overlap and blur in their shared circumstances and joint wounds. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 reparations sentimentalism serialization William Wells...
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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 2013) 85 (2): 273–301.
Published: 01 June 2013
...D. Berton Emerson Emerson’s essay reassesses representative texts of the popular antebellum tradition known as Old Southwestern Humor—among them Augustus Baldwin Longstreet’s Georgia Scenes (1835), Johnson Jones Hooper’s Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs (1845), and George Washington Harris’s Sut...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Revolution and the United States. This sensational gothic novel invokes the Haitian Revolution even as its paratexts self-consciously worry about its place in the New York literary scene. The novel comments on the rise of a transatlantic literary market in which unfamiliar and aspiring figures such as D’Arcy...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 501–526.
Published: 01 September 2008
... politics of visual spectatorship, the essay analyzes Cliff's novel Free Enterprise (1993); the central scene is an unveiling of this painting. Destabilizing Ruskin's reading of the painting's sublimity and asking what it means to “take pleasure in looking at images of terror,” Cliff's novel inserts a black...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 707–738.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., constitute a radical love that requires a radical language, so radical, in fact, that silence is often portrayed as the most rebellious of all forms of communication. In her readings of the two texts, then, Dill analyzes how silence in aberrant scenes of romance articulates an unspoken and unspeakable...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 673–699.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Native peoples in the nineteenth century and the archival absences imposed by a settler culture determined to make Natives “vanish” from the colonial scene. When we make the attempt to regard Apess's narrative from “Native space,” weighing the loose materials of his life as he recorded them against a...