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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 459–496.
Published: 01 September 2001
...David Kazanjian Duke University Press 2001 David Charles Brockden Brown’s Biloquial Nation: Kazanjian National Culture and White Settler Colonialism in Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist Toward the beginning of Charles Brockden Brown’s...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 391–393.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Kate McCullough The Erotics of Sovereignty: Queer Native Writing in the Era of Self-Determination . By Rifkin Mark . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2012 . viii , 337 pp. Spaces between Us: Queer Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Decolonization . By Morgensen...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 661–663.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Andrea Smith Native Women and Land: Narratives of Dispossession and Resurgence . By Stephanie J. Fitzgerald . Albuquerque : Univ. of New Mexico Press . 2015 . x, 163 pp. Paper , $29.95 ; e-book available. Beyond Settler Time: Temporal Sovereignty and Indigenous Self...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (1): 57–83.
Published: 01 March 2024
...-Wheeler’s The Boy with the U.S. Census (1911), reflect and respond to this conjunction of boyhood, settler colonialism, and official surveillance. Read together, these texts provide a window into the ways that data collection mediated between the everyday lives of children and the bureaucratic machinations...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 89–113.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Ethan A. Plaue Abstract How do settlers organize their discursive relationship with the lands they settle, in order to claim, conceptually and materially, the position of owner and occupant? What must they do to transform themselves, in their eyes and in the eyes of others, from parasite to host...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 31–59.
Published: 01 March 2014
... in relation to issues of empire surrounding the US-Mexico war, the essay refocuses attention on broader discourses of settler colonialism. Attending to the recurrence embedded in the ostensibly linear forms of these works, and to images in which they confront US settlement of lands that contain other...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (3): 459–486.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of temporal and sensorial animacy created in the episodic narration of The Autobiography of a Winnebago Indian (1920), the life story of a Ho-Chunk man named Sam Blowsnake. Apprehended by settler governance as a “craze,” anti-assimilationist currents of the Peyote movement met with intensifying attempts...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 767–797.
Published: 01 December 2014
... figures: exploited laborers whose lives are sacrificed in building monolithic technology. For Rukeyser, this empirical and metaphysical haunting of capitalism’s history links its technological artifacts to its settler-colonial past. Both Rukeyser and Benjamin displace technological narratives from...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 115–143.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., settler colonialism, and racial capitalism interlock to materially and discursively enable the US nation-state and liberal citizenship; sentimental conventions facilitate processes of containment and capture that allow this infrastructure to function smoothly rather than disrupting it. In contrast...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (1): 133–158.
Published: 01 March 2022
... , this authentic-deconstructionist method is applied to the story of an Indigenous man trying to protect his tribe from white settlers during the American Revolution. However, the game is critically weakened by the historiographic problem of emplotting this tragic tale in the heroic epic of the nation’s founding...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 673–699.
Published: 01 December 2010
... peoples in the nineteenth century and the archival absences imposed by a settler culture determined to make Natives “vanish” from the colonial scene. When we make the attempt to regard Apess's narrative from “Native space,” weighing the loose materials of his life as he recorded them against a deeper...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Monika Barbara Siebert Surprisingly for a novel evidently invested in representations of contemporary Choctaw traditionalism as a viable alternative to settler society, LeAnne Howe's 2001 Shell Shaker gives unrelenting play to the gruesomeness, horror even, of the traditional rituals it depicts...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 761–789.
Published: 01 December 2017
... depictions of risk to realistic ones, this essay examines fictions of nuclear waste commissioned by the Department of Energy to show that a risk-based realism is used to maintain the status quo of settler colonialism. It then turns to a countermodeling of the futures of nuclear waste by Leslie Marmon Silko...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 595–622.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., and cofounder of Brothertown, a political experiment in Indigenous survivance in the face of settler colonial incursion during the late colonial era and the early republic. For Occom and his fellow Algonquians, reading and writing, to say nothing of readerly pleasure, were not foregone conclusions. Reading...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 705–731.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Ted Hamilton Abstract This article describes how the law inflects the narration of environmental conflict in William T. Vollmann’s Dying Grass (2015) and Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead (1991). By focusing on the legal common sense of settler colonialism—its emphasis on private property...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 803–829.
Published: 01 December 2011
...-Jaber uses the figure of the Palestinian refugee to signal the elided presence of the Native American, thus disrupting the historical homogeneity of the myth of U.S. nation formation and bringing to light instead the model of settler colonialism on which the United States is based. As such, the novel...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (4): 607–638.
Published: 01 December 2023
... of settler colonialism. bradleydubos2020@u.northwestern.edu Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Native American literature Indigenous studies hymns placemaking Samson Occom On February 3, 2018, eleven members of the Brothertown Indian Nation community gathered in New Haven...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 361–390.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., as awesome so as to justify its ecological and social violence and, subsequently, as banal so as to render it invisible within the settler state. Oscillating between awe and irritation, the sublime and the stuplime, then, these texts both expose the rhythm of infrastructure’s long—that is, low—relation...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2024
... agency in a manner not seen in settler texts and legislation, and to partner with land in acts of resistance. Understanding land as an active member of society and legislator shows land’s role as an agent and influence in community- and nation-building. (Re)animating land across history opens up new...