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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 305–329.
Published: 01 June 2017
... discussion of student writing. Peer editing and revising were central to these courses, as were individual student conferences. In her syllabi, students’ lives are the subject of the course, to be analyzed through the production of literary texts (2013, 2:21): “We will work out of the experiences and...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 241–267.
Published: 01 June 2016
... have increasingly drawn energy from aesthetic experiments in the representation of nonliberal temporality and subjectivity. Breaking free from the logic of credit and debt, which had pushed proponents toward the impossible task of quantifying trauma and the terrifying presumption that money could...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 648–650.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Rebecca Walsh Lyric Shame: The “Lyric” Subject of Contemporary American Poetry . By White Gillian . Cambridge : Harvard Univ. Press . 2014 . 350 pp . $45.00 . American Hybrid Poetics: Gender, Mass Culture, and Form . By Robbins Amy Moorman . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers Univ. Press...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 779–806.
Published: 01 December 2002
...N. Katherine Hayles Duke University Press 2002 N. Katherine Saving the Subject: Remediation in Hayles House of Leaves Isitpossibletosavethesubjectnowthatithasbeen imploded by Jean Baudrillard, deconstructed by Jacques Derrida, and pronounceddeadbyFredricJameson...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 571–601.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Sianne Ngai Duke University Press 2002 Sianne ‘‘A Foul Lump Started Making Promises in My Ngai Voice Race, Affect, and the Animated Subject an-i-mate vt :1:to give spirit and support to: ENCOURAGE 2a: to give life to b: to give vigor and zest...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 425–426.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Taylor Hagood © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Inventing Black Women: African American Women Poets and Self-Representation, 1877–2000 . By Ajuan Maria Mance. Knoxville: Univ. of Tennessee Press. 2007. x, 202 pp. $36.00. Writing the Roaming Subject: The Biotext in Canadian Literature . By...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 430–432.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Country, and Harry Brown’s Injun Joe’s Ghost may perhaps be read to better effect. All three authors situate their subject matter in the nineteenth century (with Brown’s extending into the twentieth). History’s Shadow examines the tectonic shifts of this period through a his- torian’s lens. Conn...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 March 2008
... attention to the elements of the novel that made it unpublishable for almost fifty years. Attending closely to this tension brings forward the novel's insistent depiction of the historical impossibility of both subjectivity and literary production in the 1930s. The novel critiques and ironizes both of these...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 501–526.
Published: 01 September 2008
... viewer as the subject, not the object, of history. In contrast to Ruskin's writings that enshrine an English identity that would sublimate its specific relationship to slavery, the writings of contemporary postcolonial novelists such as Cliff articulate diasporic identities that interrogate such...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 361–388.
Published: 01 June 2010
... and its object, the agent blurred with the process of her continual self-invention as a hybrid of multiple cultures. Meditating on relations between subject and object, viewer and vision, consumer and commodity, Yezierska makes plain the role of citizen as consumer. Her work crystallizes the dominance...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 855–858.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Carrie Hyde Episodic Poetics: Politics and Literary Form after the Constitution . By Garrett Matthew . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2014 . viii, 232 pp. $69.00 . Gothic Subjects: The Transformation of Individualism in American Fiction, 1790–1861 . By Roberts Siân Silyn...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 657–658.
Published: 01 September 2000
... as autonomous, often radical, subjectivity leveled against op- pressive institutional systems. Instead, Kaufmann posits the concept of in- stitutional individualism, whereby identity is defined in relation to, not sepa...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 659–660.
Published: 01 September 2000
... exalt dissent as autonomous, often radical, subjectivity leveled against op- pressive institutional systems. Instead, Kaufmann posits the concept of in- stitutional individualism, whereby identity is defined in relation to, not sepa...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 187–188.
Published: 01 March 2001
... States. Michelle Burnham, Santa Clara University The National Uncanny: Indian Ghosts and American Subjects. By Renée Berg- land. Hanover, New Hampshire: Univ. Press of New England. 2000. 199 pp. Cloth, $40.00; paper, $19.95. Starting from Sigmund Freud’s definitions of the uncanny and Priscilla...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 599–631.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Jason W. Stevens Duke University Press 2001 Jason W. Bear, Outlaw, and Storyteller: American Frontier Stevens Mythology and the Ethnic Subjectivity of N. Scott Momaday N. Scott Momaday rejects the label ‘‘Indian writer ‘‘I don’t know what...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 199–201.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Susan McHugh Bestial Traces: Race, Sexuality, Animality . By Peterson Christopher . New York : Fordham Univ. Press . 2012 . 208 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $24.00 . Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity . By Boggs Colleen Glenney . New York, NY...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Jessica Bardill Native Acts: Law, Recognition, and Cultural Authenticity . By Barker Joanne . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2011 . ix , 284 pp. Cloth , $84.95 ; paper , $23.95 . Domestic Subjects: Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native American Literature . By Piatote Beth H...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Sean Metzger Racial Imperatives: Discipline, Performativity, and Struggles against Subjection . By Ehlers Nadine . Bloomington : Indiana Univ. Press . 2012 . x , 185 pp. Cloth , $70.00 ; paper , $25.00 . American Poetry in Performance: From Walt Whitman to Hip Hop . By Hoffman...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 631–633.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Emily J. Lordi The Black Female Body in Literature and Art: Performing Identity . By Brown Caroline A. . New York : Routledge . 2012 . xvi , 289 pp. Cloth , $128.00 ; paper , $44.95 . Writing the Black Revolutionary Diva: Women’s Subjectivity and the Decolonizing Text . By Brown...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 640–642.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Susan Belasco Duke University Press 2006 Worrying the Line: Black Women Writers, Lineage, and Literary Tradition . By Cheryl A. Wall. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2005. xii, 309 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $19.95. Black Subjects: Identity Formation in the Contemporary Narrative of...