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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Susan K. Harris Out in Public: Configurations of Women's Bodies in Nineteenth-Century America. By Alison Piepmeier. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2004. xi, 278 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $19.95. Executing Race: Early American Women's Narratives of Race, Society, and the Law. By...
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 892.
Published: 01 December 2001
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 650–652.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Rebecca Wanzo Duke University Press 2006 The Particulars of Rapture: An Aesthetics of the Affects . By Charles Altieri. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2003. x, 299 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $22.50. The End of Dissatisfaction? Jacques Lacan and the Emerging Society of Enjoyment . By Todd...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 203–231.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Nancy Glazener Assessments of Benjamin Franklin have often been implicit assessments of civil society, whose double character of facilitating market transactions and promoting more expansive forms of public reflection have fueled competing accounts of Franklin. This essay explores Franklin's...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2005
... White People Do Not Know How to Behave at Entertainments Designed for Ladies and Gentlemen of Colour: William Brown’s African and American Theater.By Marvin McAllister. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2003. x, 239 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $18.95. Theatre, Society, and the Nation...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 398–400.
Published: 01 June 2004
... proprietary system imagined as perfectly functional. Elizabeth McHenry’s Forgotten Readers recovers free African American readers (primarily in the North) who participated in liter- ary societies as both readers and producers of texts, challenging models of African American literary history that find...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 471–500.
Published: 01 September 2008
... contentious, religiously diverse society. The multicultural community that women writers envisioned, however, was founded on the subordination of religious and racial others; moreover, women's Holy Land writings conflated religious and racial otherness as a way of containing difference. The Muslim-Arab became...
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American Literature (1 March 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 at...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 355–388.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Ramzi Fawaz Dismissed for decades as juvenile entertainment, comic books had by the early 1970s come of age as America's “native art”: taught on Ivy League campuses, studied by European scholars and filmmakers, and taken up as a new generation's cultural critique of American society. The cultural...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 June 2011
... utilizes Delany's work to call for gay men to hedge their bets, as it were, to continually challenge the ongoing oppression of sexual minorities while remaining suspicious of the offer of a clean (read “dead”) status within modern society. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Robert F. Clean: Death...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 781–809.
Published: 01 December 2013
... methodologies adopted from computer science to help us analyze the vast, networked nature of knowledge and information in postindustrial society produce a major change in our understanding of literature and culture, and indeed the humanities? Some have suggested that we have already embarked on a post...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2014
... peaceable transformation of society in order to recuperate the reputation of the radical Equal Rights Democrats, or “Locofocos,” after the 1837 New York Flour Riot. At the same time, however, Forrest’s performance was “ghosted” by the blood-stained rebels he had portrayed on stage, especially Spartacus of...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 117–145.
Published: 01 March 2014
... mask and enable the US government’s destruction of Caribbean revolutionary and anticolonial societies in the name of the freedoms and intimacy neoliberal capitalism purported to offer. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 References Alexander M. Jacqui . 2005 . Pedagogies of Crossing...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 799–829.
Published: 01 December 2014
... society in explicitly gendered and religious acts of claiming control over her body. While Kahf illuminates the limits of secularism, she also sees its potential, and the novel ultimately envisions the secular context as a place in which to foster the umma —the global, transnational community to which...
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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! Or hide...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 243–269.
Published: 01 June 2010
... the nation and an example with which Stowe can imagine ex-slaves becoming part of American society without changing its character. The intimacy created by adoption and loving education becomes a tool for garnering submission from racial outsiders. © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Molly...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 769–798.
Published: 01 December 2015
... become the dominant template for understanding society and the self. Patricia Highsmith's novels provide a nodal point for this political and intellectual history as she recasts representations of violence, murder, alienation, class envy, and social mobility in ways that both represent and helped define...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 67–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
... inherited privilege, today they are understood as justly earned reward, and, I argue, it is both this similarity of the student population and this difference in that population's understanding of itself that makes the campus novel such a necessary form in contemporary American society. Christopher...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 151–182.
Published: 01 March 2019
... across society under neoliberalism. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 film genre fiction neoliberalism New Hollywood Stephen King Stanley Kubrick In recent years, twentieth-century American literature and film scholarship have each been enriched by a renewed attention to the contexts...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 645–680.
Published: 01 December 2015
... vocabulary lists reveal forms of linguistic sovereignty whereby the indigenous speakers interviewed for the project refused to have their languages condemned to the atavistic detritus of American antiquity. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 American Philosophical Society early republic language...