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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 March 2018
... diminished its political disruptiveness. Cast the First Stone labors to contain the “extreme sense of protest” that Yesterday dramatizes so powerfully. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 criminality incarceration queer race state violence penology The most deadly prison fire in...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 621–624.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Annette Trefzer © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 The Postsouthern Sense of Place in Contemporary Fiction . By Martyn Bone. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2005. xvi, 275 pp. $49.95. Ordering the Facade: Photography and Contemporary Southern Women's Writing . By...
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American Literature (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 622–624.
Published: 01 September 2004
... reads Emerson and Whit- man within larger discursive and material contexts, ‘‘structured by the con- cept of ‘representation’ in its multiple senses, only partially stabilized in the complex disagreements of the Founders’’ (6). For example, Emerson’s use of his father’s notebooks anchors a chapter...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 200–202.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2003. xix, 289 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $19.95. Surveying the Interior: Literary Cartographers and the Sense of Place.ByRickVan Noy. Reno: Univ. of Nevada Press. 2003. xxii, 220 pp. Cloth, $44.95; paper, $21.95. Shared interests in space, place, and mapping...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Trish Loughran Duke University Press 2006 Trish Disseminating Common Sense: Loughran Thomas Paine and the Problem of the Early National Bestseller Two figures stand out as icons of Revolutionary communication and community. The first is Paul...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 415–417.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Benjamin Kahan On Making Sense: Queer Race Narratives of Intelligibility . By Martinez Ernesto Javier . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . 2013 . xiii , 200 pp. Cloth , $70.00 ; paper , $22.95 . Single: Arguments for the Uncoupled . By Cobb Michael . New York : New...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., Autonomy, and Contemporary Native American Writing . By Kirwan Padraig . New York : Peter Lang . 2013 . xi , 342 pp. Paper, $72.95 ; e-book, $72.95 . Settler Common Sense: Queerness and Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance . By Rifkin Mark . Minneapolis : Univ. of...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
... . Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . Van Sant Ann Jessie . 1993 . Eighteenth-Century Sensibility and the Novel: The Senses in Social Context . New York : Cambridge Univ. Press . Washington Harriet . 2006 . Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2018
... economic arguments that radiated from the sensory world of goods produced and consumed in the antebellum United States. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 abolition boycott consumption poetry senses Oh press me not to taste again Of those luxurious banquet sweets! Or hide...
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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 2010) 82 (3): 519–551.
Published: 01 September 2010
... (1880)—a text that constantly signals its own inability to reproduce the speech and music of New Orleans's Afro-Creole community—in order to illustrate the growing sense among late-nineteenth-century U.S. writers that the written word was fundamentally inadequate as a sound archive. The second half...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 779–805.
Published: 01 December 2010
...—that began to gain momentum in the 1970s. Dubey argues that the suspicion of history found in speculative fictions of slavery bespeaks a strong sense of uncertainty and pessimism about future prospects for racial politics in post–Civil Rights decades. © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Madhu...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the risk of reinforcing stereotypes of Indian savagery. Yet these depictions of the repugnant, that is, of ancient practices now prohibited by law or found reprehensible by a public sense of ethics, allow Howe to escape the integrative thrust of contemporary multiculturalism by preempting...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 121–151.
Published: 01 March 2011
... reception reveal the challenges of creating art that is aimed at social reform and confirm the difficulty in assessing the political function or, in Fredric Jameson's sense, the political unconscious of American literature. As a celebrated example of political theater, The Exonerated also provides a forum...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 355–388.
Published: 01 June 2011
... concept of “popular fantasy” to describe how tropes of literary enchantment are deployed to make sense of emergent real-world social and political relations. Through a close reading of the X-Men in the mid-to-late 1970s, Fawaz shows how the comic book visually absorbed the cultural politics of the women's...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 447–473.
Published: 01 September 2013
... in ways that advance a multilinear sense of historical time. The manner in which Douglass writes through 1848— connecting Europe to the United States and integrating those failed rebellions into a capacious philosophy of history—thus suggests that transnationalism itself inheres in a particular kind...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 745–779.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Patrick Jagoda In recent years, the growing field of game studies has contributed to the ongoing cultural debate about what it means for videogames to be an art form that both selectively draws and dramatically departs from earlier forms such as the novel, theater, and cinema. To achieve a sense of...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 217–243.
Published: 01 June 2014
... conventions of print so that the medium better conformed to the ideals of Haudenosaunee history telling. Sketches at once archives a history of Haudenosaunee territorial possession and subverts the presumption that printed texts afford access to any authoritative sense of the Haudenosaunee past. Cusick...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 225–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
... to a richer understanding of the terms on which early Americans valued fiction, bringing into view a series of historical contestations over fictionality’s cultural meaning and purpose. These contestations, in turn, reveal just how delimited a sense of fiction’s value and possible uses underpins our...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 155–184.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in the historically male-centered canon of US metafiction, Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad (2010) conscientiously engages the power relations of watching. In the background of the novel and at its chronological center are the 9/11 attacks and also, incidentally, the launch of the iPod. In a sense...