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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 695–726.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Matthew Cordova Frankel Duke University Press 2002 Matthew ‘‘Nature’s Nation’’ Revisited: Citizenship and the Cordova Sublime in Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the Frankel State of Virginia Thus, superficial appearances to the contrary, America is...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 447–449.
Published: 01 June 2003
.... Lewisburg, Pa.: Bucknell Univ. Press; Cranbury, N.J.: Associated Univ. Presses. 2002. 223 pp. $42.50. Sublime Desire: History and Post–1960s Fiction. By Amy J. Elias. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 2001...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 61–90.
Published: 01 March 2003
...David A. Zimmerman Duke University Press 2003 David A. Frank Norris, Market Panic, Zimmerman and the Mesmeric Sublime 6815 AMERICAN LITERATURE / 75:1 / sheet 65 of 252 As the oracle gave place to the astrologer, the...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 501–526.
Published: 01 September 2008
... politics of visual spectatorship, the essay analyzes Cliff's novel Free Enterprise (1993); the central scene is an unveiling of this painting. Destabilizing Ruskin's reading of the painting's sublimity and asking what it means to “take pleasure in looking at images of terror,” Cliff's novel inserts a black...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2006
... marketplace, we now know, is no stranger to the nineteenth-century home. Of course, domestic activities such as din- ing, decorating, visiting, and dancing have not only economic but also aesthetic components. Like works of art and natural embodiments of the beautiful and the sublime, everyday artifacts...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 209–212.
Published: 01 March 2019
... architectural uncanny and the urban sublime, the skyline of “New York vertical” and the streetscape of “New York horizontal,” and Millichap employs 1930s documentary realism and “subjective modernism.” Perusing these extensive, broad-ranging surveys, readers almost forget that necessarily selective surveys...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 892–894.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Richard Wright. In a similar way, Lowe draws on connected themes and concepts throughout the book, which could even be deepened at times, bringing cohesion to his exploration of various cultures and texts. The “tropical sublime,” or a “sense of the sublime [that] has been conjoined and/or expressed...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 47–83.
Published: 01 March 2001
..., Emerson’s concept corresponds to Kant’s notion not of the beautiful but of the sublime, which Kant himself all but dismisses for its excessive idealism. For Kant, beauty refers to external objects, while the sublime refers to ‘‘our ideas a ‘‘supersensible’’ capacity of the mind. This capacity arises...
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American Literature (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 549–577.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., and finally to the sublime image of the ‘‘promised land Relying throughout on chiasmus, he brings the mythicintorelationwiththefamiliaratthesametimethatheelevates the personal and the local to global, historical significance. This double movement implicates the audience in the grand narratives of...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 839–841.
Published: 01 December 2014
... constructed to be usable. He shows how the regional culture of the Hudson River Valley coalesced to serve an emergent American nationalism that defined itself by preserving sublime landscapes and memorializing the founding moment in public memory. The Hudson River Valley was home to many of the...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 230–234.
Published: 01 March 2019
...” to “Puritanism’s others” and concludes with “Puritan afterlives.” Hip Sublime: Beat Writers and the Classical Tradition . Ed. Sheila Murnaghan and Ralph M. Rosen. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2018. x, 292 pp. Cloth, $79.95; e-book, $19.95. This anthology meditates on the influence of...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 891–893.
Published: 01 December 2009
... innovations would inspire. We can, moreover, recognize in these fictions a prolonged engagement not only with the tran- sient social anxieties of their individual moments, but also with the timeless drama of human contact with the divine, the transcendent, the otherworldly, and the sublime. This...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 239–241.
Published: 01 March 2010
... in these fictions a prolonged engagement not only with the tran- sient social anxieties of their individual moments, but also with the timeless drama of human contact with the divine, the transcendent, the otherworldly, and the sublime. This special issue brings together these genres...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 521–552.
Published: 01 September 2000
... capitalist destruction. They were to remain (at least in the national imagination) what Mark Twain called (in a barely sublimated mili- tary metaphor) ‘‘the loveliest fleet of islands that lies anchored in any ocean 6...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 876–878.
Published: 01 December 2018
... synecdoche in the privileging of charismatic megafauna, the “paradigmatic” approach of animal rights discourse versus the “syntagmatic” logic of environmentalism, the variously “centripetal” and “centrifugal” impulses of the internet, and the “numerical sublime” of the catalog. Although epic, elegy, and...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 353–379.
Published: 01 June 2012
... anthropocentrism and its fearfully exploitative relationship to the natural world, the Romantic ideal of “knowing ourselves” as “parts and proportions of one won- drous whole” works toward “the sublim[ityand thus the con- tinued exaltation—“of man.”6 The same charge can be made against...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 408–410.
Published: 01 June 2015
...- rounding far-southern narratives to challenge conceptions of Antarctica as Book Reviews  409 simply a sublime “wide white page” that has had little influence on the liter- ary imagination since the nineteenth century. Rather, she asserts Antarcti...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 843–845.
Published: 01 December 2015
... nuclear war “has damaged language itself” and stretched “the rhetorical resources” of the literary works “attempt- ing to give it expression” (5) has been a mainstay of scholarly work on the “nuclear sublime” by Frances Ferguson, Jacques Derrida, and Paul Boyer. Seed’s study stands out from these...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 183–186.
Published: 01 March 2014
... simultaneously identified as overwhelmingly Federalist, sug- gesting less transcendence or evasion than sublimation or failure. Whatever the case, our reading practices will be enriched. An interesting contrast appears in Anderson’s new reading of what we’ve called, with false coherence, Franklin’s...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 217–246.
Published: 01 June 2013
... encounter with the fugitive resembles a conversion narrative, not only for Washington, who resolves to gain liberty or “die in the attempt,” but for Listwell (182, 178). Drawing on conversion as a principal trope, Douglass had tapped US audiences’ fascination for and identification with the sublime...