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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 892–894.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Rafael Pérez-Torres Duke University Press 2006 Narratives of Greater Mexico: Essays on Chicano Literary History, Genre, and Borders . By Héctor Calderón. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. 2004. 312 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $22.95. Life in Search of Readers: Reading...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2008
....: McFarland. 2006. viii, 227 pp. Paper, $35.00. Brown Gumshoes: Detective Fiction and the Search for Chicana(o) Identity. By Ralph E. Rodriguez. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. 2005. xviii, 183 pp. Cloth, $40.00; paper, $17.95. True Crime: Observations on Violence and Modernity...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 593–596.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Evie Shockley Spectacular Blackness: The Cultural Politics of the Black Power Movement and the Search for a Black Aesthetic . By Ongiri Amy Abugo . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2010 . x, 223 pp. Cloth , $55.00 ; paper , $22.50 . Specters of Democracy...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 445–447.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Amy Abugo Ongiri In Search of the Black Fantastic: Politics and Popular Culture in the Post–Civil Rights Era . By Iton Richard . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2010 . 424 pp. Paper , $21.95 . Neo-Segregation Narratives: Jim Crow in Post–Civil Rights American Literature...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 634–635.
Published: 01 September 2001
... or repetition. Susan Kurjiaka, Florida Atlantic University Transcendental Wordplay: America’s Romantic Punsters and the Search for the Lan- guage of Nature. By Michael West. Athens: Ohio Univ. Press. 2000. xxiv, 518 pp. $59.95. Michael West argues in this magisterial yet delightful book...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 603–605.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Hilary E. Wyss In Search of First Contact: The Vikings of Vinland, the Peoples of the Dawnland, and the Anglo-American Anxiety of Discovery . By Kolodny Annette . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2012 . xvii , 426 pp. Cloth, $99.95 ; paper, $27.95 . That Dream Shall Have...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 447–475.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Jeffrey M. Binder Abstract Word-search technologies have played a significant role in literary scholarship for decades, yet they have received little attention from literary theorists. This paper considers how we might more thoughtfully approach the use of search in navigating cultural material...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 414–416.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Thomas W. Devine © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Men in the Middle: Searching for Masculinity in the 1950s . By James Gilbert. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2005. x, 269 pp. $39.00. Relative Intimacy: Fathers, Adolescent Daughters, and Postwar American Culture...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 583–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Marjorie Pryse In Jazz , Morrison explores the transferential relation between book and reader, invoking Kleinian object relations, Gates's Talking Book, and her characters' search for lost mothers to drive the reader into his or her own psychoanalytic search for origins. Joe, Violet, and Dorcas...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 121–149.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Their Eyes 's creation of the horizon-space that Janie, the novel's protagonist, uses to animate her geographical search for the unpresentable. Attentiveness to the novel's varied reliances on insular and archipelagic forms helps make accessible Their Eyes 's investments in critiquing and ironizing...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 61–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
... between nineteenth-century domestic ideologies and twentieth-century social welfare policy. When his crimes draw the entire city into the search for a suspect, Bigger embarks on his own mission of detection, gathering and assembling clues about the nature of the invisible adversary he faces. Before he...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 61–89.
Published: 01 March 2020
... conscript the white reader into searching for a fugitive not only through overt appeals but by structuring the reader’s perceptual experiences via linguistic cues. Ultimately, the essay not only excavates the opportunistic and incomplete construction of personhood from heterogeneous materials but also...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 305–329.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Danica Savonick Abstract This article examines Adrienne Rich’s teaching materials, writings on education, and participation in the Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge educational opportunity program in order to argue that poetry and pedagogy were interrelated means through which Rich...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 833–857.
Published: 01 December 2002
... kind of electronic tool is at a researcher’s disposal. Markup languages can significantly enhance search and retrieval ca- pacities, thereby transforming the way scholars conduct research. For example, indexing and cataloging are tools for completing suc- cessful research that many take...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 661–688.
Published: 01 December 2013
... not identify Hemings with any more specificity than as a man formerly in his employ. The only reason this letter appears in the list of results for a keyword search on “James Hemings” is that the edi- tors of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson have noted that the “former ser- vant” refers to Hemings...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 387–412.
Published: 01 June 2001
... of war, revolution, and displacement— all part of the history of many Central Americans. Unmoored in the war-torn 1980s, Central American immigrants in recent texts search for homes in the North, traversing a passage...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 781–809.
Published: 01 December 2013
... . Digital_ Humanities . Cambridge : MIT Press . Cohen Dan . 2010 . “ Searching for the Victorians .” Dan Cohen (blog) . October 4 . www.dancohen.org/2010/10/04/searching-for-the-victorians/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DanCohen+%28Dan+Cohen%29...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 589–615.
Published: 01 September 2012
...—a conception that still maintains respect for territorial differences—if one understands him as at once seeking the cultural past and celebrating the exuberance of the road as the search for an identity that resists settlement. But in any case, whatever the short- comings of his critical treatment...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 220–222.
Published: 01 March 2003
... and Morality. The former presents a moral argument for an aesthetic realm free of moral imperatives, while the latter searches for the ethical experience embedded in the aesthetic. In The Scandal of Pleasure...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 178–180.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the materialistic attitude of the long 1980s by describing US environmentalist Wallace Stegner’s Discovery! The Search for Arabian Oil (1971). Stegner had produced the text during the 1950s for Aramco (Arabian American Oil Company), which he accompanied to the Arabian Peninsula. Surprisingly imperialist in tone...