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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2007
... American Literature . By Michael Soto. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2004. 228 pp. $39.95. Split-Gut Song: Jean Toomer and the Poetics of Modernity . By Karen Jackson Ford. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2004. 205 pp. $ 35.00. Book Reviews New England’s Crises and Cultural...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 517–538.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Celena E. Kusch Duke University Press 2002 Celena E. How the West Was One: Kusch American Modernism’s Song of Itself Still [Aziz] couldn’t quite fit in Afghans at Mau, and, find- ing he was in a corner, made his horse rear again until he...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 623–625.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Chris Forster The Great American Songbooks: Musical Texts, Modernism, and the Value of Popular Culture . By Graham T. Austin . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2013 . xvii , 293 pp. $65.00 . Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song . By Comentale Edward...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 426–427.
Published: 01 June 2000
.... Terence Whalen, University of Illinois at Chicago Walt Whitman:The Song of Himself . By Jerome Loving. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 1999. xvi, 568 pp. $35.00. Jerome Loving’s Walt...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 194–196.
Published: 01 March 2000
... the same time, Mahar’s scrutiny of songs like ‘‘Lucy Long’’ allows him to consider the way minstrelsy 5995 AL 72:1 / sheet 193 of 246 functioned to reinforce ‘‘existingattitudes about sexuality, prostitution, court- ship, marriage...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 271–304.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Michael C. Cohen Cohen excavates the social history of the contraband song, a genre of poetry and music popular during the American Civil War. Written in the voices of “contrabands,” former slaves living under the protection of the Union army, contraband songs emerged in the intersections of...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Douglas Guerra Guerra's essay examines the overlapping discourses of avatar found in Milton Bradley's The Checkered Game of Life and Walt Whitman's “Song of Myself.” Because an avatar is defined by action, the essay begins by tracing the operational dynamics of the figure in Bradley's game...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 477–507.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Meina Yates-Richard Abstract Building on black women’s critical negotiations of black nationalist discourse, this essay names the matrix of black maternal sounds, songs, and approximated womb-spaces as the site of production for black nationalist ideologies and black male identity. Listening to...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 725–752.
Published: 01 December 2010
...T. Austin Graham Graham considers Jean Toomer's Cane from a musicological perspective and discusses the novel's musical poetics with an ear toward 1920s discussions of African American folk culture, preservationism, and the mediation of song. At the time of Cane 's publication, Toomer's poems...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 585–612.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., Hughes’s 1930s verse—especially his 1938 pamphlet A New Song —represents, I suggest, a formal response to shifting ideologies of poetic labor, namely, an effort to disentangle poetry from capitalist individualism and align it with proletarian collective labor. I argue that Hughes’s socialist poems...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 253–279.
Published: 01 June 2009
... era leads to the adoption of a progressive atomism that relocates the spiritual power of subjectivity within the material. “Song of Myself” thus develops a chemistry of embodied presence that makes it possible to demonstrate that “every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” In 1856, “Crossing...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 87–115.
Published: 01 March 2014
... American life in the South. Employing the methodology of anthropology and the genres of travelogue and documentary book, Brown attends to the silenced voices, ignored stories, displaced songs, and unmarked memorial sites of the South’s black inhabitants. He charts a narrative of the region altogether...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 739–768.
Published: 01 December 2015
... love songs to racially liberal Paris to William Gardner Smith's shrewd attack on French colonialism, the trope of interracial romance undergirds both the construction and the questioning of a colorblind Paris. I argue that as African American expatriate writers included North African characters and...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 331–354.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature (Lee 2014 ), Keywords for Asian American Studies (Schlund-Vials, Vo, and Wong 2015 ), The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature (Parikh and Kim 2015 ), and The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature (Srikanth and Song...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 563–589.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Jayson Gonzales Sae-Saue Using José Villarreal’s Pocho , Luis Valdez’s Vietnam Campesino , Américo Paredes’s “Ichiro Kikuchi,” and Rolando Hinojosa’s Korean Love Songs as its primary examples, Sae-Saue’s essay shows that crossracial relations between Chicana/os and Asians reverberate consistently...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 147–184.
Published: 01 March 2001
...- ducing, even in the absence of comprehension, ‘‘the mighty rhythm which beats through all these songs’’ (SEV, 118, 112). Commenting on the result, he concludes: I]n truth I do not know where to look in English poetry, old or new, for a succession of words which make more manly music as mere sounds...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 249–274.
Published: 01 June 2000
... ultimately cannot be imitated or reproduced: the ragtime performed by the ‘‘natural’’ player at the ‘‘Club the ‘‘call and response’’ songs performed by ‘‘Singing John- 6059 American Literature 72:2 / sheet 12 of223 son’’ and the Southern black...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 333–359.
Published: 01 June 2009
... were popu- lated by humans migrating from the Far East along the Pacific Rim, the assumption that Japanese and Native Americans share a special affinity with nature, the observation that haiku and Native American songs are similarly imagistic, and even the shared brevity of haiku and some...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 245–246.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Literature,which Tseng 2003.3.10 08:14 246 American Literature will focus on Mailer’s publications since The Executioner’s Song. Since winning the Pulitzer Prize for this work in 1980, Mailer has written...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 844–847.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Mark Chiang The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American . By Song Min Hyoung . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2013 . 284 pp. Cloth , $84.95 ; paper , $23.95 ; e-book , $23.95 . Modern Minority: Asian American Literature and Everyday Life . By...