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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 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 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 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 2018) 90 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2018
... between consumer and producer, self and other, in ways that have horrific, haunting implications for market society, then and now. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 abolition boycott consumption poetry senses Oh press me not to taste again Of those luxurious banquet sweets...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Missionaries, Native Americans, and Colonial Sensibility . 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...
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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 June 2015) 87 (2): 303–330.
Published: 01 June 2015
... both poets make with the bebop jazz of Charlie Parker and his colleagues. By taking “jazz” less as a specific body of sounds than as a conceptual provocation to rethink the very idea (and ideal) of poetry as a musical phenomenon, Hughes and Olson—both individually and together—help us make new sense of...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 817–818.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., audio playback, and visual culture—early magnetic recording materialized. In so doing, the essay offers scholars of both new and old media a sense of how we might better historicize the ostensible permanence and immateriality of contemporary data cultures and their digital economies. “Making the Perfect...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 141–170.
Published: 01 March 2018
... on interpretations of minority mobility. Bildungsroman hermeneutics understands social relations as organized around individual development. This model undermines the collective politics many critics sense in Cisneros’s text and obscures her revisions of the genre. Furthermore, bildungsroman...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 683–711.
Published: 01 December 2014
... a text—its language, tone, syntax, and style—but also to the technological and social mechanics of its circulation. The methodologies of literary studies may offer some inroads to the historical study of secularism, because secularism is like literature in the sense that each is reliant for its...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the centrality of criticism to nineteenth-century social and political life in the United States. Drawing on an expanded archive of eclectic critical forms, this essay denaturalizes and expands our sense of antebellum critical culture, examining the ways Frederick Douglass exploited the material...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 301–325.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Janet Fiskio In light of Ursula Heise’s recent critiques of the concept of a “sense of place” in ecocriticism as well as the vibrant social movement for food justice emerging in the United States, Fiskio asks whether the concept of place can be reformulated in ways that are inclusive of communities...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 409–435.
Published: 01 June 2012
... alters our sense of how we might best move toward it, no longer permitting us to understand the present and future as mutually delimiting terms. The result is a model of care that allows distance, indirection, and aloofness to persist, and that transforms the vexed concept of “enoughness” from a...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 443–469.
Published: 01 September 2008
... new Republican party: the long-standing American resentment of foreign aristocratic judgment and the growing belief that the slave oligarchy worked its will by overawing Northerners into a sense of inferiority. The novel helped to strengthen the parallel between these two anxieties by representing the...
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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...