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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 247–272.
Published: 01 June 2013
... to become strangers in return. In this way Douglass constructed a virtual realm conducive to encounters among strangers that were predicated on mutual self-revelation rather than cross-identification. The variable extant meanings of strangerhood in this period meant that such gestures were not...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 428–430.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of Frederick Douglass, but there is a deeper conceptual relation connecting the two that extends beyond their chosen figures and texts, and to a crucial endeavor of literary criticism and history more broadly. Pratt’s method of reading “human becoming” (3) through a theory of “strangerhood” is in...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 845–862.
Published: 01 December 2013
... at Walden Pond: Thoreau, Abnormal Temporality, and the Modern Body,” by Benjamin Reiss, 5–31. Strangerhood. “‘I Am a Stranger with Thee’: Frederick Douglass and Recog- nition after 1845,” by Lloyd Pratt, 247–72. Surface of text. “Deep Thought, Shallow Aesthetic: Reading Surface Mean- ing...