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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 156–158.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Amy E. Hughes Show Town: Theater and Culture in the Pacific Northwest, 1890–1920 . By Holly George . Norman : Univ. of Oklahoma Press . 2016 . x, 266 pp. Cloth, $29.95 ; e-book available. Spectacular Men: Race, Gender, and Nation on the Early American Stage . By Sarah E...
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Published: 01 June 2018
Figure 11 “Advertisement: WomaNews 5th Anniversary! Variety Show!” Originally in WomaNews , November 1984. Courtesy of Lesbian Herstory Archives Figure 11 “Advertisement: WomaNews 5th Anniversary! Variety Show!” Originally in WomaNews, November 1984. Courtesy of Lesbian Herstory Archives More
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 3 Cover of an 1870 reprint of The Steam Man of the Prairies , showing a colorized version of the original (1868) cover image. From the Northern Illinois University Libraries online archive, Nickels and Dimes Figure 3 Cover of an 1870 reprint of The Steam Man of the Prairies, showing a More
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 509–545.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Tova Cooper Cooper's essay shows how the photographs taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston at educational institutions such as the Carlisle Indian Industrial School and Hampton Institute, as well as in the Washington, D.C., public schools, show the influence of social Darwinism on progressive...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 547–570.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Swati Rana Rana's essay reads two pioneering works by Syrian immigrant writers, Ameen Rihani's The Book of Khalid (1911) and Abraham Rihbany's A Far Journey (1914), that inaugurate Arab American fiction and autobiography, respectively. She shows how both texts proliferate myths of origin...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 611–635.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Christopher Newfield The United States has long been seen as the world's leader in higher education, but in fact its academic outcomes have been stagnating or falling for years. Newfield shows that the current funding model for higher education is not the solution to this educational crisis but its...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2021
... essay also shows how Dunbar’s novel contributes to several fields of contemporary intellectual interest, among them Civil War studies, Afropessimist thought, and a cross-disciplinary investigation of negative epistemologies known as “ignorance studies.” Ultimately, the essay concludes that Civil War...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Elizabeth Duquette Through a sustained analysis of Harriet Beecher Stowe's second antislavery novel, Dred (1856), this essay argues for the reevaluation of Stowe's political and moral priorities and values. Focusing on the novel's examination of interest, the essay shows how Stowe challenges one of...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 527–554.
Published: 01 September 2008
... shameful, emasculating servitude of self-enslavement. Attempting to pass as a breadwinner, husband, and professional, Jocelyn's addiction makes him an impostor of freedom. But it also shows how the history of chattel slavery haunted the late nineteenth-century conceptualization of addiction, in spite of...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 707–738.
Published: 01 December 2008
... between two much-disputed incest romances, William Hill Brown's The Power of Sympathy (1789) and Herman Melville's Pierre; or, The Ambiguities (1852). Dill's interpretations show how both books refuse to fit into any genre category. The romantic yearnings of the sibling lovers in both books, Dill suggests...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2009
... with chance show that he has more answers than his critics have often supposed. © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Maurice S. Probably Poe Lee American romantics are generally taken to resist the positive claims of science, preferring intuition to rationality, specu...
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American Literature (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 (2011) 83 (2): 413–441.
Published: 01 June 2011
... tension with both inherited and environmental determinants. Ultimately, Hamner's essay shows that beneath questions about genomic identity lie even more profound ones about the nature and purposes of narrative. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Everett The Predisposed Agency of Genomic...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 775–801.
Published: 01 December 2011
... assumptions about “free” markets that we have unconsciously relied on in our literary histories, while also showing how a focus on the social practices of patronage and philanthropy helps us ask new questions about the relation of literature to corporate capitalism. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 787–814.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Hsuan L. Hsu Abstract This essay considers naturalist and neonaturalist deployments of smell as a means of mapping uneven and potentially toxic atmospheres in the contexts of Progressive Era urbanization and twentieth-century environmental “slow violence.” After showing how the description of...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 743–768.
Published: 01 December 2012
... emphasizes reception rather than authorial intention to show how the militant abolitionist James Redpath and his journal, the Anglo-African , aligned Jacobs’s book with the legacy of Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry. While Garrisonian pacifists like Child emphasized the moral influence of Jacobs’s testimony...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 331–360.
Published: 01 June 2016
... psychiatry archive, to Steinbeck’s other war dispatches published in 1958 as the collection Once There Was a War , and to the reception of his propagandistic novel The Moon Is Down in order to show that Steinbeck’s archived piece (infused as it is with the conflicted discourses of war psychiatry) constructs...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 669–695.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., did more to shape future political conflicts than to describe those of its own time. By examining how Adams’s Democracy even further developed this formal nonpartisanship, I show what the political stakes were for this shift in the nineteenth century, how it related to the abandonment of...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 697–726.
Published: 01 December 2017
... display one’s adherence to conventional public morality. Melville’s fiction shows us how privacy became a language of morality across the nineteenth century while at the same time imagining various counterprivate forms that resist entanglement with domesticity, property, and liberal individualism. 15...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 121–150.
Published: 01 March 2019
... justifying the field. A critical exploration of this paradox—and a critical genealogy of how the field got to this point—shows how the marginalization of Jewish American literary study in the contemporary academy reveals an important story about the origin and development of a currently dominant concept of...