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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 660–661.
Published: 01 September 2001
... 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 current literary, social, and lin...
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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 Graphic...
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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 : Duke Univ...
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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 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 American Indians . By...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 379–395.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and transferring learning from the course to action as a citizen. This pedagogy ultimately fosters a liberal education that explicitly links private study with public concerns and that encourages students to see themselves as potential agents of change in a neoliberal state that identifies them merely...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 269–300.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Stefan Schöberlein Abstract Focusing on mid- to late nineteenth century texts about the telegraph, this essay traces a US literary discourse around this groundbreaking technological innovation that sees writers move from a sense of euphoria over seemingly having overcome the confines of time, space...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 331–360.
Published: 01 June 2016
... texts in relation to one another and to see sociocultural phenomena in a new light, in this case both the trajectory of Steinbeck’s writing career and contemporary representations of war trauma. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 literature and psychiatry John Steinbeck archive theory...
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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 . Wounds...
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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...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 681–708.
Published: 01 December 2015
... historical connection between nineteenth-century reform culture and the contemporary queer critique of the progressive “marriage equality” movement. But in their ultimate turn back to marriage, they shed new light on the puzzling persistence of this institution, even for those who see its faults most clearly...
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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 Alan Moore and...
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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 Selisker...
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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 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...