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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 653–654.
Published: 01 September 2000
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 622–624.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Irvin J. Hunt The Ethics of Swagger: Prizewinning African American Novels, 1977–1993 . By Hill Michael DeRell . Columbus : Ohio State Univ. Press . 2013 . ix , 195 pp. Cloth, $51.95 ; CD, $14.95 . The Time Is Always Now: Black Thought and the Transformation of US Democracy...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 656–657.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., which leads him to fall back on unproductive speculation. Hayes assumes a great deal a posteriori, and I sometimes found his reflections on Poe’s thoughts and feelings intrusive and irritating. Hayes’s attributions are often simplistic, too; for example, as Poe walks home from the banquet of New York...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 426–428.
Published: 01 June 2005
... sociopolitical sites of various theaters that together gesture toward but fail to realize a truly national theater. As these studies demonstrate, both the gestures and the failures are significant, suggesting the need for continued, thoughtful failures in the ongoing performance of the drama of U.S. national...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 864–867.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Megan Sweeney 2005 Fugitive Thought: Prison Movements, Race, and the Meaning of Justice . By Michael Hames-García. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2004. lii, 352 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $19.95; Questionable Charity: Gender, Humanitarianism, and Complicity in U.S. Literary...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 210–212.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Caroline Reitz Duke University Press 2007 A Cultural History of Causality: Science, Murder Novels, and Systems of Thought . By Stephen Kern. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2004. 584 pp. Cloth, $29.95; paper, $22.95. Paradigms of Paranoia: The Culture of Conspiracy in...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 61–91.
Published: 01 March 2013
... how students of nineteenth-century American romanticism negotiate a surface reading practice that denies the very “depths” of subjectivity, interiority, and symbolic, transcendent correspondence that long have been thought to constitute Romantic meaning. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 197–199.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Dean Franco Material Culture and Jewish Thought in America . By Koltun-Fromm Ken . Bloomington : Univ. of Indiana Press . 2010 . xi , 342 pp. Paper , $28.00 ; e-book , $22.90 . Identity Papers: Contemporary Narratives of American Jewishness . By Myers Helene...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 421–424.
Published: 01 June 2005
... the gestures and the failures are significant, suggesting the need for continued, thoughtful failures in the ongoing performance of the drama of U.S. national history. John Ernest, University of New Hampshire Environmental Renaissance: Emerson, Thoreau, and the Systems of Nature.By Andrew...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 649–652.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., often feels monolithic, something Hammond him- self seems to realize when he protests, in a note to chapter 2, that ‘‘although Puritanism was a far more diverse and fragmented movement than is com- monly thought, the theology of death transcended these differences’’ (223). The organization of...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 437–439.
Published: 01 June 2002
... traditional forms of literary history, albeit with a gen- der twist, Not in Sisterhood opens with a survey of letters exchanged between (never among) three critically respected women artists of the early twenti- eth century. Perhaps some who look into Williams’s work will be most edified by her thoughts on...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 493–521.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Regina Schober The network is a figure of thought that began to emerge as a concrete physical formation and as a conceptual model long before the digital revolution. Following recent scholarship on historical network epistemology, this essay traces such network thinking in nineteenth-century US...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 547–574.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Cynthia J. Davis This essay examines the cultural pursuit of a painless ideal as a neglected context for US literary realism. Advances in anesthesia in the final decades of the nineteenth century shared with influential religious ideologies including the New Thought an assumption that a comfortable...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 151–174.
Published: 01 March 2012
... aesthetic program that offers solutions to the contradictions and incoherencies of postwar modernism. He aims to show thereby that so-called middlebrow literature might be thought of not merely in terms of the set of structures for marketing and distribution through which it was consumed, but as having a...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 381–408.
Published: 01 June 2012
...—projection and paranoia—and demonstrates how affect can derail ethical energies. Houser’s essay builds a multidisciplinary account of wonder and its stakes for environmental thought by analyzing the novel’s doubled narration, key texts of environmentalism, neuroscientific studies, and affect theory. It...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 519–551.
Published: 01 September 2010
... overlapping arguments. On the one hand, Hochman makes a case for the centrality of anthropological theories of sound (especially the emergence of sound technology) to Cable's work and thought. On the other, he demonstrates more broadly that the phonograph's documentary authority evolved out of late-nineteenth...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 745–779.
Published: 01 December 2013
... purely cognitive. The game uses its formal blends and its play mechanics to complicate how history is typically thought and to imagine how it might be engaged or processed differently. Ultimately, Braid interrogates the impulses that drive videogames and the historical subjects that they produce...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 463–496.
Published: 01 September 2017
... nineteenth-century nationalist thought. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 transamerican americano periodicals romantic nationalism Spanish America How is a citizen of this republic to designate himself? As an American? There are two Americas, each subdivided into various...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 439–467.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and John Mason to those of John Underhill and Lion Gardiner, helps us better appreciate the racial origins of seventeenth-century conspiracy thought. © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Ed The Pequot Conspirator White William Bradford makes his first substantial...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 151–179.
Published: 01 March 2010
...)coloniality. It also links his thinking to Western philosophy, including Edmund Husserl's phenomenology, in which the task of thought is frequently understood in terms of an awakening. Tuhkanen suggests that in Wright and Husserl the slippery distinction between dreaming and wakefulness is best represented by...