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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 660–661.
Published: 01 September 2001
... gamut that many of us have always wished to see addressed in one place. How did Emerson the transcendentalist devil’s child become ‘‘Waldo, Inc in turn re- bastardized through Dale Carnegie and Norman Vincent Peale? Meanwhile, 636 American Literature what makes Emerson remain so seminal to...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 439–441.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Kendall Johnson © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Red Land, Red Power: Grounding Knowledge in the American Indian Novel . By Sean Kicummah Teuton. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2008. xvii, 294 pp. Cloth, $84.95; paper, $23.95. Seeing Red: Anger, Sentimentality, and...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Sam B. Girgus Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies . By Wilson George M. . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2011 . viii , 220 pp. Cloth , $84.95 ; paper , $23.95 . Dark Borders: Film Noir and American Citizenship . By Auerbach Jonathan . Durham, NC...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 417–419.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Michael Moon The Portrait and the Book: Illustration and Literary Culture in Early America . By Megan Walsh . Iowa City : Univ. of Iowa Press . 2017 . viii, 259 pp. Paper, $65.00 ; e-book, $51.99 . Reading Lessons in Seeing: Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical...
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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...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2010
... warriors, most notably the Muslim martyrs ready to die for their faith. Viewing such militancy as not just appropriate but necessary within a constitutional arrangement whose founding violence is suppressed, he anticipated a key strain of contemporary postsecular scholarship (led by Talal Asad) that sees...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 361–388.
Published: 01 June 2010
... of technologies that infused the public sphere with art and beautiful images of human forms, leading the modern spectator to see others as potential reflections of herself. Mikkelsen's examination begins with a reading of the short story “Wings”; continues with a discussion of Jewish American...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 389–419.
Published: 01 June 2010
... inattention and misreading has been a result of failing to see how Lin's engagement with the discourse on technology (and especially his decades-long attempt to invent an electric Chinese typewriter) was central to both his literary work and its transnational circulation. Whereas some scholars have argued...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 673–699.
Published: 01 December 2010
... deeper understanding of indigenous tradition and practice, we begin to see Apess as an active participant in a network of Native community and belief. Eulogy on King Philip shows Apess connecting with Native methodologies in heretofore unnoticed ways, drawing on traditional Native diplomacy and the...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 505–530.
Published: 01 September 2013
... allows us to think meaningfully about Gone with the Wind ’s relationship to plantation fiction from Ireland and the Caribbean in order to see it as a production of— rather than a retreat from—transatlantic modernity. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 References Adams Jessica . 2007...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 355–377.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of education as a commodity in the marketplace. This promise, education as a gift of freedom, fails—it fails to speak to students today, fails to remedy racial and gendered disparities, and fails by giving students tests to pass that fail to make them think. Douglass, by contrast, sees literacy and...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
... argue that cats emerge in Tom Sawyer as captive bodies (among many hard-to-see captives). In the constrained but spectacular movements of these captive bodies, the novel troubles the particularly American freedom actualized in Tom’s play and gestures to a fugitive or feral movement that, though...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 347–375.
Published: 01 June 2018
... perspective that sees injury as being embedded in many women’s experiences, the creation of community from the wound makes it normal to have been broken. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 underground comix feminist comics Lost Girls Alan Moore child sexual abuse fantasy In...
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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 September 2011) 83 (3): 571–596.
Published: 01 September 2011
... the novel's anti-Communism as primarily a resistance to scientism at the same time that it foregrounds a new set of historical contexts through which to see one of the novel's main series of motifs. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Scott “Simply by Reacting The Sociology of...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 March 2012
... film put it, it depended on the arts as tutor texts in the effort to restrain sensory disorder and reinvigorate communal life. Wholly absent from critical treatments that see film as a model for the most kinetic modernist practices, the journal provides entry to a richly interdisciplinary history of...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 409–435.
Published: 01 June 2012
... tonality of The Country of the Pointed Firs . Ultimately, Ensor contends that paying heed to figures like the spinster might inspire a queer ecocritical practice attentive to affects customarily considered too weak to be socially efficacious. By redefining where and how we see the future, the spinster...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 87–115.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the ways the ethnographer cannot gain access to his field. As Brown interrogates the practice of anthropology that he himself deploys, he adopts oppositional or signifying methods of observation and representation, different ways of seeing, hearing, moving and telling, in his fieldwork. Retman argues...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 551–581.
Published: 01 September 2014
...-color stories and toward a recognition of how local color constituted an aesthetic that could be configured in radically antithetical ways by an archrealist like Mary Murfree and an impressionist like Hamlin Garland. Ultimately, local color helps us see realism not as an indiscriminate, antiliterary...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 799–829.
Published: 01 December 2014
... society in explicitly gendered and religious acts of claiming control over her body. While Kahf illuminates the limits of secularism, she also sees its potential, and the novel ultimately envisions the secular context as a place in which to foster the umma —the global, transnational community to which...