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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 415–416.
Published: 01 June 2001
... reading of texts This study, however, reminds us to try. Mimi Gladstein, University of Texas, El Paso The Portable Theater: American Literature and the Nineteenth-Century Stage.By Alan L. Ackerman Jr. Baltimore...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 675–677.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Patricia Ybarra No Safe Spaces: Recasting Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality in the American Theater . By Pao Angela C. . Ann Arbor : Univ. of Michigan Press , 2010 . vii , 305 pp. Paper , $32.50 . Enacting Others: Politics of Identity in Eleanor Antin, Nikki S. Lee, Adrian Piper, and...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 450–454.
Published: 01 June 2003
...- over, Stages of Life works through contemporary Latina theater using a trans- cultural rubric first employed in Latin American anthropology. But Stages of Life also reaches conclusions that echo Nagel’s because Sandoval-Sánchez...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2005
..., these books together argue for the centrality of theater in any consideration of national formations while also suggesting that the conflicts staged in and through the theater— before the audience, backstage, and beyond—are rather easily marginalized. Wilmer observes that t]he theatre can serve as a...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Houchin’s ability to connect theater history to a larger cultural history. Houchin manages to do this effectively by constructing a coherent narrative through detailed research. The amount of information packed into this study is simply impressive without being over- whelming. Houchin does not feel...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 620–622.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Reginald Dyck Duke University Press 2006 A Theater of Our Own: A History and a Memoir of 1,001 Nights in Chicago . By Richard Christiansen. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern Univ. Press. 2004. xvii, 317 pp. $29.95. Chicago Dreaming: Midwesterners and the City, 1871-1919 . By Timothy B. Spears...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 854–856.
Published: 01 December 2005
...John Whalen-Bridge 2005 Soldiers Once and Still: Ernest Hemingway, James Salter, and Tim O'Brien . By Alex Vernon. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2004. xi, 314 pp. $39.95; Hemingway's Theaters of Masculinity . By Thomas Strychacz. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2003. vii, 284 pp...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Britt Rusert © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture . By Benjamin Reiss. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2008. xi, 237 pp. Cloth, $50.00; paper, $20.00. Popular Print and Popular Medicine: Almanacs and Health Advice in...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 585–612.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Kristin Grogan Abstract This essay explores the relationship between Langston Hughes’s 1930s poetry and the Soviet avant-garde theater. It argues that the constructivist theater provides an aesthetic framework through which to read Hughes’s radical poetry. Often read as an artistic failure...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 121–151.
Published: 01 March 2011
... reception reveal the challenges of creating art that is aimed at social reform and confirm the difficulty in assessing the political function or, in Fredric Jameson's sense, the political unconscious of American literature. As a celebrated example of political theater, The Exonerated also provides a forum...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 745–779.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Patrick Jagoda In recent years, the growing field of game studies has contributed to the ongoing cultural debate about what it means for videogames to be an art form that both selectively draws and dramatically departs from earlier forms such as the novel, theater, and cinema. To achieve a sense of...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 647–675.
Published: 01 December 2008
... appeared in Philadelphia and New York as a vehicle of American social liberality toward women, developing a theme barely visible in Lemierre, and as the rare product of an American author on a U.S. stage otherwise dominated by British dramas and actors. Replaced in U.S. theaters by Marianna Starke's...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2009
... trope's polemical function is especially apparent when it is contrasted retrospectively with The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845), in which nature is a paralyzing wilderness rather than a theater of self-emancipation. Ecocriticism has failed so far to engage...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 725–752.
Published: 01 December 2010
...-century American theater, Tin Pan Alley and the music industry, anthropology and ethnography in the southern United States, and Toomer's debts or relations to other writers of the Harlem Renaissance, among them James Weldon Johnson, Zora Neale Hurston, Alain Locke, and Langston Hughes. © 2010 by Duke...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 883–884.
Published: 01 December 2003
... reminder that the theater has been and continues to be just as complex and contested a space for the representation of sexual dissidents as, say, the modern novel or contemporary television. Theater is, of course...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 1–46.
Published: 01 March 2001
..., 1821 Luis Iglesias, Sonia Di Loreto, Jeffrey Scraba, and Sandra Young In 1821 a small theater opened in New York City, billing itself as the American Theatre but known to most New Yorkers only as the African Theatre. After playing with frequent interruptions, it apparently...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 414–415.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Gladstein, University of Texas, El Paso The Portable Theater: American Literature and the Nineteenth-Century Stage.By Alan L. Ackerman Jr. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 1999. xi, 271 pp. $45.00...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 416–417.
Published: 01 June 2001
... a more problematic subtext in the post–Civil War rise of parlor spaces and fourth-wall conventions when it included a theater self- consciously designed for elite audiences. Whitman, Melville, Howells, Alcott...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2005
... American Theatre in the Twentieth Century covers a broader period of time than Beverly’s study, yet it achieves coher- ence and a focus because it is limited to one literary genre. Houchin’s first chapter reaches back to the Puritans and takes us on a dizzying historical tour of American theater...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 449–450.
Published: 01 June 2005
... nationhood and history through life writing; alternative histories; the media and virtuality; film as auto/biography and history; the Internet and blogs as forms of life writ- ing; theater studies and autoperformance; different auto/biographies, differ- ent histories—globalization and its discontents. Three...