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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 (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 (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 (2023) 95 (1): 89–113.
Published: 01 March 2023
...? And in what ways have these practices been contested? This article addresses these questions in the historical context of early American settler colonialism and demonstrates the relational structure that colonial legitimation requires, including how this structure is mediated by subjects not strictly part...
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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 (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 (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 (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 (2024) 96 (1): 85–112.
Published: 01 March 2024
... –connects to Native American histories of conflict, displacement, and settler-colonial violence throughout the nineteenth century. The WRA camps were built in spaces attesting to forced relocations and genocidal incidents, and by connecting these histories in space, I hope to return to the original vision...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2024
.... The majority opinion implies that because of settler ingenuity and development, such land had clearly grown in value from the “wilderness” that it was during Oneida possession long ago. Such thinly veiled excuses for colonial theft (supposedly a past event) and settler superiority (creating profit from...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (3): 459–486.
Published: 01 September 2023
...) of the late 1880s, however, the proliferation of Peyote rites looked dangerous to settler domination not because they resembled the loss of agency in frenzied consumption but because they contravened the governing consensus that colonial subjugation would soon reach its supposedly inevitable end point...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 432–434.
Published: 01 June 2019
... to simultaneously attend to the divergent manifestations of settler colonialism while opening space for intersectional theorization and praxis. Yael Ben-zvi’s Native Land Talk enters this conversation by exploring how the violent history of early America engendered a complex debate regarding the nature of “native...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 361–390.
Published: 01 September 2021
...,” here Jackson articulates how “settler colonialism destroys to replace” (Wolfe 2006 : 388), and he frames this violence as an ethic in which “good” Americans accept the destruction of ecologies and Indigenous societies as the costs of empire. Like Washington, Jackson’s discourse clearly wants...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 331–355.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., sequential relation to the present but rather saturates it and is ongoing. “Never allowed for” is a radical reorientation, which assumes that a life-world other than Western modernity has existed and continues to exist, even in the margins of a settler colonial society. It proposes, as Fred Moten ( 2004...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 345–359.
Published: 01 September 2021
... colonialism. Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century settlers in Michigan decimated the sturgeon populations and destroyed the wild rice beds that had long sustained the lifeways of the Anishinaabe people. Early in the twentieth century, hydroelectric dams built to sustain sawmills altered the river’s flow...