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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 902–904.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Hosam Aboul-Ela The Health of the State: Modern US War Narrative and the American Political Imagination, 1890–1964 . By Jonathan Vincent . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2017 . xii, 293 pp. Cloth, $82.00 ; e-book available. This Thing Called the World: The Contemporary Novel...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Andy Doolen © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Rome Reborn on Western Shores: Historical Imagination and the Creation of the American Republic. By Eran Shalev. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2009. xiii, 311 pp. $45.00. The State as a Work of Art: The Cultural...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 626–628.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., however, makes a more radical intervention that is not overtly stated: Doyle challenges any sense of a racially bifurcated Atlan- tic, and thus she also troubles the ground established by important projects such as Paul Gilroy’s The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double-Consciousness (1993) and...
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American Literature (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...
Published: 01 March 2020
Figure 3 Detail of “Map of the State of Wisconsin” from Increase Lapham, The Antiquities of Wisconsin, as Surveyed and Described (1855). Dots indicate Native earthwork sites, many of which are on Carver’s route. Image courtesy of Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries More
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 841–870.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Seth McKelvey Abstract In liberal political economy, voice (voting, complaining, etc.) and exit (dissociating, boycotting, etc.) are the two primary feedback mechanisms for improving large organizations. When it comes to the political state, however, exit is off the table: no one leaves the state...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 194–197.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Daniel Grausam The Covert Sphere: Secrecy, Fiction, and the National Security State . By Melley Timothy . Ithaca, NY : Cornell Univ. Press , 2012 . x , 289 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $26.95 . 194  American Literature The Covert Sphere: Secrecy, Fiction, and the National...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 467–470.
Published: 01 June 2003
... State: Imagining Alaska as the Last Frontier. By Susan Kollin. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2001. xviii, 224 pp. Cloth, $39.95; paper, $16.95. Landscape with Figures: Nature and Culture in New England. By Kent C. Ryden...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 121–151.
Published: 01 March 2011
... for thinking through the contemporary terms and framework of conversations about state killing. Ryan argues that the play stimulates reform and elicits sympathy by substituting a false rhetoric of universal vulnerability for a more accurate assessment of imprisonment and judicial murder. The attempt...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 719–744.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Richard Jean So So’s essay reconstructs a literary genealogy for the emergence of “information warfare” in the early Cold War period (the 1950s). Specifically, it argues that this form of warfare—which So dubs “literary information warfare”—took shape first and most keenly within the US state’s...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 835–837.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Keith Byerman © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 National History and the World of Nations: Capital, State, and the Rhetoric of History in Japan, France, and the United States . By Christopher L. Hill. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2008. xvi, 351 pp. Cloth, $89.95; paper, $24.95...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 March 2018
... contemporary sociological and popular discourses of state violence and racial liberalism. A pervasive midcentury ideology posited that rationalizing state violence could resolve both social disorder and racial injustice. I argue that Yesterday ’s representation of the excessiveness of prison violence...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 421–423.
Published: 01 June 2002
... such as the-beloved-as-warrior would 404 American Literature demand. Collating the work with colonialist texts, including Spenser’s own View of the Present State of Ireland, Bach shows definitively that even these so-called private love poems are part of colonial discourse. An important part...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 817–820.
Published: 01 December 2020
... present but to decrypt it. Ugly Differences: Queer Female Sexuality in the Underground . By Yetta Howard . Urbana : Univ. of Illinois Press . 2018 . ix, 193 pp. Cloth, $99.00 ; paper, $28.00 ; e-book, $19.95 . Fugitive Life: The Queer Politics of the Prison State . By Stephen...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2015
... United States, 1860–1945. By Victoria Olwell. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2011. 288 pp. Cloth, $59.95; e-book, $59.95. Liberty of the Imagination: Aesthetic Theory, Literary Form, and Politics in the Early United States. By Edward Cahill. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Domestic Fiction and the U.S. Welfare State . By Susan Edmunds. Oxford, Eng.: Oxford Univ. Press. 2008. viii, 258 pp. $55.00. Book Reviews Folded Selves: Colonial New England Writing in the World System. By Michelle Burnham. Hanover, N.H.: Dartmouth College Press. 2007. viii, 222 pp...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 821–824.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., Phrenology, Anthropology, Sing Sing State Penitentiary, and Sex with the New Motive Power. By John Lardas Modern. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2011. xxxiv, 313 pp. $40.00. These books examine the relationship between religion and nineteenth- century American literature and culture from...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2010
... on the lone individual nor on the sanctioning power of the state but rather on the temporary and partial congruence of multiple individuals. What emerges from this conjunction of political theology and rescaling is an Emersonian political model of violent action carried out by a small, loosely...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 59–85.
Published: 01 March 2021
...T. Austin Graham Abstract “The Unacknowledged War” is an inquiry into the phenomenon of Civil War revisionism, focusing on the tendency of white Americans to deny, against all available evidence, that the “war between the states” was waged over slavery. In doing so, the essay turns to Paul Laurence...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2000
... Whitman’s ‘‘Passage to India In a sort of ‘‘literary diplo- macy both Freneau and Barlow, in search of a ‘‘usable past’’ for the incipient American nation state, projected a nativist national imaginary upon the Aztecs...