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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 761–785.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Hildegard Hoeller © 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Hildegard Racial Currency: Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘‘The Hoeller Gilded Six-Bits’’ and the Gold-Standard Debate Like most Americans during the 1930s, Zora Neale Hurston thought hard about money. But for...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 668–669.
Published: 01 September 2000
... levels of discourse’’ (81). As Gutjahr examines the purity, pedagogy, and popularity of the English Bible, he reports on the competition that arose with the Revised Standard version, the complexities of...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 305–332.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Christopher Hager In a standard narrative of Herman Melville's career, the author's initial tendency toward cultural nationalism—most famously displayed in his 1850 essay “Hawthorne and His Mosses”—gave way during the early 1850s to political misgivings and increasingly dark novels. The Democratic...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2008
... productive, elevate entrepreneurship to an avant-garde activity, and consider modernist audiences a cultivated subset of a standardized mass market. The risk, resistance, and marginality that Stein and Beach believed distinguished their endeavors were derived from the rationales of U.S. capitalism, even as...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 443–469.
Published: 01 September 2008
... demystify rather than reproduce the slave oligarchy's cultural authority. Through this means, the novel helped the Republicans to set the stakes of political victory as the survival of a Northern subject capable of keeping its distance from the residual standards and ideological reflexes whose effect was to...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 153–179.
Published: 01 March 2009
... nuanced relationship between novelistic and historical writing. In the process, Doolen challenges the standard chronology of African American literary history in which abolitionism's political, rhetorical, and formulaic constraints supposedly hindered the development of a fictional tradition prior to...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 281–303.
Published: 01 June 2009
... primarily in terms of its communicative practices. On the one hand, a deliberative democracy would appear to need some minimal “common standards” of what constitutes reasoned communication. On the other, it also seeks to allow as much genuine difference to enter into democratic deliberations as possible...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 305–331.
Published: 01 June 2009
... overwhelming desire to amputate one of more of their perfectly healthy limbs. Among the things that make the condition particularly mysterious is the challenge it offers to our standard conception of what constitutes a “whole” body. Two of O'Connor's most celebrated stories, “The Life You Save May Be Your Own...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2019
... focus on critical responses that are most readable by twenty-first-century standards (lengthy, signed reviews by readily identifiable critics in prestigious journals), paradoxically the less authoritative liminal critical forms (unsigned, unoriginal criticism circulated as reprinted reviews) displayed...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 225–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Thomas Koenigs Abstract This article explores the recent popular press debates about the Common Core State Standards and their curricular mandates about the percentage of reading that can be fiction in middle school and high school curricula. I suggest that early American arguments about fiction’s...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 223.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Literature produced during Carol’s tenure answered to her exacting standards, which were buoyed by that essential suppleness that prevents rigidity. Sometimes an influence becomes a legacy. Carol continues to teach us how to produce a journal worthy of its readers. The Editors and Staff, past and...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 301–330.
Published: 01 June 2016
... will show, as might have been expected, that vengeance, not compensation, and vengeance on the offending thing, was the original object.” He concludes at the end of this lecture, however, that “[the law] nevertheless, by the very necessity of its nature, is continually transmuting those moral standards...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2006
... logic of the market econ- omy, beauty becomes standardized and its embodiments hierarchi- cally ranked; however, through the sisters’ internal contradictions and mutual strife, The Morgesons also suggests that individual resistance to this mode of aesthetic judgment has its own drawbacks. In a set...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2003
... the crucial values. Spahr is most persuasive in her arguments against the political implica- tions of mainstream reading practices. Linking her argument to political con- cerns about standardized...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 355–377.
Published: 01 June 2017
... to name. That learning to read makes you more free is now the common classroom response but was not always so. The first attempt to define national standards for education, published in 1894 by the National Education Association (NEA) Committee of Ten (1894, 86), defined as one purpose of the English...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 421–422.
Published: 01 June 2001
...). Beginning with a hunting expedition Stevens took in 1903, Voros illustrates the lifelong impact the trip had on the poet’s life and writings, in that it offered the standard against which Stevens ‘‘would measure the ‘reality’ of all his...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 422–423.
Published: 01 June 2001
...). Beginning with a hunting expedition Stevens took in 1903, Voros illustrates the lifelong impact the trip had on the poet’s life and writings, in that it offered the standard against which Stevens ‘‘would measure the ‘reality’ of all his...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 427–428.
Published: 01 June 2001
... postmodernism in favor of more traditional readings that concern figures of the hero, fisher kings, and standard modernism, rather than wading into the deeper swamp of the genre. Similarly, the book would have...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 438–439.
Published: 01 June 2001
... It is fair to wonder to what degree Mostern’s political standard of measure- ment for the black autobiography is justified. Before questioning the black autobiographical project on the grounds of its political failings, it is necessary...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 439–440.
Published: 01 June 2001
... what degree Mostern’s political standard of measure- ment for the black autobiography is justified. Before questioning the black autobiographical project on the grounds of its political failings, it is necessary...