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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 719–746.
Published: 01 December 2011
... over critics' heated objections. That imagination of a coherent, cohesive reading public crucially required a turn to sentiment. Indeed, as antinovel commentators labored to think the private and the public together, they used the irresistible passions of novel reading to position the individual...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 437–440.
Published: 01 June 2012
... . By Knutson Andrea . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2011 . ix, 200 pp. $65.00 . Love’s Whipping Boy: Violence and Sentimentality in the American Imagination . By Barnes Elizabeth . Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press . 2011 . vii, 211 pp. $49.95 . Revolutionary Deists...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 407–409.
Published: 01 June 2009
... Press. 2008. viii, 125 pp. $20.00. The Female Complaint: The Unfinished Business of Sentimentality in American Culture . By Lauren Berlant. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2008. xiv, 353 pp. Cloth, $84.95; paper, $23.95. Book Reviews Men of Letters in the Early Republic: Cultivating...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 634–635.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Woeful Afflictions: Disability and Sentimentality in Victorian America. By Mary Klages. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 1999. 250 pp. $36.50. Woeful Afflictions began as a 1989 dissertation whose original subject, repre...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 638–640.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Shirley Samuels The Altar at Home: Sentimental Literature and Nineteenth-Century American Religion . By Stokes Claudia . Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . 2014 . 281 pp. Cloth , $59.95 ; e-book, $59.95 . Apocalyptic Sentimentalism: Love and Fear in U.S. Antebellum...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 207–209.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Jean Marie Lutes Sentimental Readers: The Rise, Fall, and Revival of a Disparaged Rhetoric . By Halpern Faye . Iowa City : Univ. of Iowa Press . 2013 . xxii , 215 pp. $45.00 . Twentieth-Century Sentimentalism: Narrative Appropriation in American Literature . By Williamson...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 658–660.
Published: 01 September 2001
... examination of a vast body of literature by an American underclass whose stories continue to bear witness. Lynn Z. Bloom, University of Connecticut Edith Wharton’s Dialogue with Realism and Sentimental Fiction. By Hildegard Hoeller. Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida. 2000. xiv, 225 pp. $49.95...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 673–699.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Stephen Knadler Duke University Press 2007 Stephen Sensationalizing Patriotism: Knadler Sutton Griggs and the Sentimental Nationalism of Citizen Tom ​In Life’s Demands; or, According to Law (1916), Afri- can American novelist, minister...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 479–507.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Susan Fraiman Fraiman's essay challenges the usual conflation—generally unquestioned in discussions of nineteenth-century U.S. culture—of domestic preoccupations with sentimental views of family and femininity. It does so by turning to Edith Wharton, whose devotion to houses and interior design...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 241–267.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Laura Soderberg Abstract The publication history of Clotel , which was rewritten and rereleased three times in twenty-five years, puts considerable strain on conventional readings of sentimental activism’s focus on the exceptional individual and private resolution. In the patterns of repetition...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 325–355.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Andrea L. Hibbard; John T. Parry Duke University Press 2006 Andrea L. Law, Seduction, and the Sentimental Heroine: Hibbard and The Case of Amelia Norman John T. Parry In 1841 Henry Ballard, a fashionable New York City merchant, pretended to court Amelia Norman...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2014
... sentimentality. In A Modern Instance , Howells shows the professional effectiveness of strategically deployed affective narration in the courtroom, making it a necessary subject for realist representation. I argue that the novel is Howells’s realist response to and rewriting of E. D. E. N. Southworth’s...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 275–305.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Naomi Greyser Duke University Press 2007 Naomi Affective Geographies: Sojourner Greyser Truth’s Narrative, Feminism, and the Ethical Bind of Sentimentalism When Elizabeth Cady Stanton delivered the radi- cal proposal for women’s...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 213–215.
Published: 01 March 2007
... American Culture . By Karen Sánchez-Eppler. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2005. xxviii, 260 pp. $35.00. Civilized Creatures: Urban Animals, Sentimental Culture, and American Literature, 1850-1900 . By Jennifer Mason. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 2005. 240 pp. $55.00...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Elizabeth Freeman © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Slavery and Sentiment: The Politics of Feeling in Black Atlantic Antislavery Writing, 1770–1850. By Christine Levecq. Durham: Univ. of New Hampshire Press; Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England. 2008. xii, 306 pp. $35.00...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 373–401.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Jeanne Elders DeWaard Duke University Press 2002 Jeanne ‘‘Indelicate Exposure Sentiment and Law in Elders Fall River: An Authentic Narrative DeWaard In one of the many pamphlets published in the nine- teenth century about the infamous ‘‘haystack murder...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 640–641.
Published: 01 September 2001
... underclass whose stories continue to bear witness. Lynn Z. Bloom, University of Connecticut Edith Wharton’s Dialogue with Realism and Sentimental Fiction. By Hildegard Hoeller. Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida. 2000. xiv, 225 pp. $49.95. In examining Wharton’s dialogue with realist and sentimental...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 866–868.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., Tennessee Technical University America’s Sketchbook: The Cultural Life of a Nineteenth-Century Literary Genre.By Kristie Hamilton. Athens: Ohio Univ. Press. 1998. xiii, 190 pp. $29.95. Sentimental Collaborations: Mourning and Middle-Class Identity in Nineteenth- Century America. By Mary Louise Kete...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 880–881.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Hamilton. Athens: Ohio Univ. Press. 1998. xiii, 190 pp. $29.95. Sentimental Collaborations: Mourning and Middle-Class Identity in Nineteenth- Century America. By Mary Louise Kete. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2000. xx, 280 pp. Cloth, $54.95; paper, $18.95. Whether told by revisionists...