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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 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 December 2018) 90 (4): 815–839.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Christopher Trigg Abstract This article reconsiders the legacy of American Puritanism in the context of the current controversy around “radical Islam.” The rise of Salafi jihadism has emboldened those who maintain that Islam is incompatible with Western secularity. Liberal responses to this claim...
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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 March 2008) 80 (1): 167–169.
Published: 01 March 2008
... York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2006. xi, 241 pp. $85.00. Culture and Redemption: Religion, the Secular, and American Literature . By Tracy Fessenden. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2007. x, 337 pp. $35.00. Book Reviews Godly Letters: The Literature of the American Puritans. By...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 821–824.
Published: 01 December 2013
... : Oxford Univ. Press . 2012 . x, 239 pp . $65.00 . Secularism in Antebellum America: With Reference to Ghosts, Protestant Subcultures, Machines, and Their Metaphors; Featuring Discussion of Mass Media, “Moby-Dick,” Spirituality, Phrenology, Anthropology, Sing Sing State Penitentiary, and Sex with...
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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 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 December 2014) 86 (4): 767–797.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Avery Slater Reading Muriel Rukeyser’s 1938 long poem The Book of the Dead alongside Walter Benjamin’s theories of messianism and “profane illumination,” this essay explores how their work reconceives 1930s Marxist secular politics of redemption along postsecular lines. As a crisis in interwar...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 715–741.
Published: 01 December 2012
...-dreadfuls, and pantomimes share a common fascination with the occult forms of sensation obeah enabled, explaining away these experiences as misrecognitions of a stable material reality. Jaudon draws together recent reassessments of the history of the senses by anthropologists and challenges to secularism by...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 463–492.
Published: 01 September 2014
... discourses of literary aesthetics were bound to a set of questions about whether meaning derived from God, language, or man. The literary was not a mark of the secular, understood as the absence of spiritual concerns, but part of a process of thinking about the relationship of individual will to moral law...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 645–654.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Peter Coviello; Jared Hickman © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. References Asad Talal . 2003 . Formations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernity...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 425–427.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Pennsylvania Press . 2016 . 232 pp. Cloth , $49.95 ; e-book, $49.95 . Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Postsecular studies have come into their own, and important new studies continue to reevaluate the relationship between the religious and the secular. In medieval society, the...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 213–216.
Published: 01 March 2013
... © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Announcements Call for Papers: After the Postsecular Rising on the flood of recent work on secularization, secularity, and secular- ism is a term often invested with particular promise—the postsecular. In its finest articulations, the term does...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 437.
Published: 01 June 2009
... of Pittsburgh, for “Benjamin Franklin and the Limits of Secular Civil Society” ( June, 203–31). Honorable Mention was awarded to Jeffrey H. Richards for “Sati in Philadelphia: The Widow(s) of Malabar” (December, 647–75). Members of the judging committee were...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 863–865.
Published: 01 December 2016
... practices of ordinary Americans in the context of mainstream best sellers that have typically remained unexamined by literary critics. These critics come together in a shared interest in the instrumental power of reading. Both also sharply call into question the explanatory powers of the secularization...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 675–692.
Published: 01 December 2018
... day. Puritan typology, he argued, mixed the sacred and the secular to sanctify America in a continuous arc of redemptive history. According to Bercovitch ( 1978 ; 2011 ) the unique qualities of Puritan typology so influenced American thinking that even today we cannot escape—and only inadequately...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 431–433.
Published: 01 June 2003
...’’ (ix) and to reenergize the field of American studies, Shields argues that both the haunting sense of American pastlessness and our inability to explain an underlying national secularity derive in large part from our elision of Ver...