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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 167–169.
Published: 01 March 2008
... it. Fessenden powerfully demonstrates how many scholars in both literary and religious studies have replicated this disappearing act. If religion as the dominant narrative means only Protestant Christianity, and because that par- ticular religion has become “secularized,” then there...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Secular Age . By Roger Lundin. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans. 2009. x, 292 pp. Paper, $26.00. Book Reviews Folded Selves: Colonial New England Writing in the World System. By Michelle Burnham. Hanover, N.H.: Dartmouth College Press. 2007. viii, 222 pp. Paper, $30.00. Ways of...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 405–408.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Linda Margarita Greenberg Borderlands Saints: Secular Sanctity in Chicano/a and Mexican Culture . By Martín Desirée A. . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers Univ. Press . 2014 . x , 254 pp. Cloth , $85.00 ; paper , $28.95 . Domestic Negotiations: Gender, Nation, and Self-Fashioning...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 203–231.
Published: 01 June 2008
... economic in nature—the essay examines the failure of interest-thinking to capture the most important features of conviction or belief (religious or not). To the extent that secular civil society relies on interest-thinking to manage conflicting beliefs, secularism as we know it may be limited and...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 815–839.
Published: 01 December 2018
... commanded to pray for” (87). This separation of citizenship and religious belief seems to anticipate one of the key premises of modern secularism. In his landmark study A Secular Age , Charles Taylor ( 2007 , 542) argues that one of the defining qualities of contemporary religious belief is its...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 683–711.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jordan Alexander Stein This essay posits that scholars interested in studying the history of secularism might avail themselves of the tools attendant upon the study of another well-worn historically important but empirically fraught object: literature. Precisely because secularism is a story—a bad...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 697–726.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 privacy secular studies temporalities bodies Herman Melville There is nothing more public than privacy. —Lauren Berlant and Michael Warner, “Sex in Public” (1998) I never feel so private as when I know you are here. —Herman Melville...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 821–824.
Published: 01 December 2013
... various scenes of secularism in nineteenth- century American life, among them evangelical print culture networks, Uni- tarian notions of “self-culture,” phrenology, spiritualism, anthropological accounts of Native American life, prison reform. Calling his study “scenic” rather than “synthetic...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 655–682.
Published: 01 December 2014
... space to multiply indefinitely. The experience of a religious landscape this diverse was unprecedented and had profound effects on how religious belief was experienced. This essay uses Charles Taylor’s explication of “secularity” in A Secular Age (2007) to briefly consider how the experience of...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 611–614.
Published: 01 September 2014
... . Trans-Indigenous: Methodologies for Global Native Literary Studies . By Allen Chadwick . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2012 . xxvi , 304 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $25.00 . © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Book Reviews Red Ink: Native Americans Picking up the...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 856–858.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Carla Kaplan 2005 No More Separate Spheres! A Next Wave American Studies Reader . Ed. Cathy N. Davidson and Jessamyn Hatcher. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2002. 439 pp. Cloth, $64.95; paper, $21.95. Book Reviews The Cultural Geography of Colonial American Literatures...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 468–471.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Victor Bascara The Interethnic Imagination: Roots and Passages in Contemporary Asian American Fiction . By Caroline Rody. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2009. xx, 196 pp. $65.00. The Cultural Capital of Asian American Studies: Autonomy and Representation in the University . By Mark Chiang...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 833–836.
Published: 01 December 2009
.... $39.50. Feminist Interventions in Early American Studies . Ed. Mary C. Carruth. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2006. xxii, 328 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $32.95. Book Reviews The Captive’s Position: Female Narrative, Male Identity, and Royal Authority in Colonial New England. By...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 629–631.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Abigail Salerno © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 The Evolution of Film: Rethinking Film Studies . By Janet Harbord. Cambridge: Polity Press. 2007. ix, 198 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $22.95. Body Shots: Early Cinema's Incarnations . By Jonathan Auerbach. Berkeley and Los...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 799–829.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Danielle Haque This essay argues that contemporary discourses around postsecularism in literature do not adequately express the concerns of Muslim American writers who are reimaging how they can practice their religion within the specificity of the US secular context. It examines the ways Mohja...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Michael Ziser Under the influence of Calvinist and radical abolitionist John Brown, Ralph Waldo Emerson reconsidered the value of political activism rooted in absolutist and sectarian religious beliefs. Retreating from the earlier declarations of secular and democratic individualism for which he is...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 635–637.
Published: 01 September 2002
... wish to improve upon it. For instance, part of the book’s contribution to American studies is that it expands literary critical analyses of the secular sociohistorical and cultural elements of slave narratives and their legacies to include the religious dimension. Connor’s commitments lie in...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 663–664.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... Begun as Gardner’s 1995 dissertation, ‘‘Alien Nation: The Literature of Ameri- can Race, 1787–1845 Master Plots investigates the complications of racial discourse intersecting with early political and literary notions of national iden- tity. That Gardner’s university quickly published the study is...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 529–556.
Published: 01 September 2017
... response that have enjoyed critical favor in recent years as a broadly conceived affect studies. If apathy is not a foil for the study of affect, it does extend the emotional range of our criticism by modeling a way to formulate feelings—those associated with the literary subjects of our scholarship, as...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 438–439.
Published: 01 June 2000
... ambivalence about religious issues, he embraced it. Dan Williams, University of Mississippi A Wider View of the Universe:Henry Thoreau’s Study of Nature . By Robert Kuhn McGregor. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press...