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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 668–670.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Faith Barrett Three American Poets: Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Herman Melville . By Spengemann William C. . Notre Dame, Ind. : Univ. of Notre Dame Press . 2010 . xv, 226 pp. Paper, $28.00 . Winds of Will: Emily Dickinson and the Sovereignty of Democratic Thought . By...
American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
... differentiated restrictions on vagrancy also connect Huckleberry Finn to a range of literary intertexts, including Twain's own Tom Sawyer and “Goldsmith's Friend Abroad Again.” In “Three Vagabonds of Trinidad,” Bret Harte revises the Jackson's Island episode of Huckleberry Finn by presenting a provisional...
American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 445–447.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Autobiography as Activism: Three Black Women of the Sixties. By Margo V. Perkins. Jackson: Univ. of Mississippi Press. 2000. xviii, 161 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $18.00. To counter the stereotypes and mystery that...
American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 681–708.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Holly Jackson This essay aims to restore the vital intellectual and political movement of free love to the study of American literature and culture, offering a brief overview of its major currents and analyzing three examples from a neglected archive of free-love novels, Mary Gove Nichols's Mary...
American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 303–330.
Published: 01 June 2015
... three phenomena: the way poetry relates to musical sounds external to it, the way poetry understands itself as a form of music, and the prospects for racial representation this reevaluation makes possible. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Langston Hughes Charles Olson jazz poetry and...
American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 93–125.
Published: 01 March 2016
... contentious print exchanges between them. As such, the three pairings in this essay—Rich and Bradstreet, Lorde and Rich, and Rich's later and earlier authorial personae—reflect the feminist phenomenon of the open letter, whereby anger, rather than critical dispassion, founds argumentative cogency...
American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2012
... African Americans, and that it does so by dramatizing the consequences of passing for three members of that family, Sanborn considers the implications of the fact that the end of the novel seems to reverse, or at least neutralize, that critique. Although Cooper is quite serious about the antiracist...
American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 519–551.
Published: 01 September 2010
... turns to the work of three prominent U.S. ethnographers (Franz Boas, Jesse Walter Fewkes, and Benjamin Ives Gilman) who posited the newly invented phonograph as a more ideal form of cultural listening and writing. “Hearing Lost, Hearing Found” combines literary and media history to advance two...
American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 807–834.
Published: 01 December 2010
... geometry that underlies their free-verse forms. This subtle mathematical patterning, based on the natural numbers four, three, and seven and on the sequence of the first twenty-four primes, provides the foundation for a contemporary earthworks poetics. Hedge Coke explicates an older form of Indigenous...
American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 5–31.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of sleeping, nodding off, sleepwalking, snoring, dreaming, napping, exhaustion, and catalepsy recur throughout the text, while factory bells, the shrieks of trains, cries of newsboys, and addiction to caffeine all perturb his slumber or that of his neighbors. The first three sections of this essay...
American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 689–717.
Published: 01 December 2013
... across three primary media sites: Jacques Derrida’s writing, criticism of the televisual laugh track, and Miranda July’s 2005 film Me and You and Everyone We Know . Proposing we consider not only parentheses as textual marks but also “parentheticality” as a relational structure, Scheible’s essay weaves...
American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 57–81.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Mike Chasar In the first three decades of the twentieth century, a new and modern type of African American laughter was increasingly and aggressively sounded in the sonic landscape of the United States. Praised by poet Helene Johnson as an “arrogant and bold” laugh that did not synchronize with the...
American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 739–767.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Bonnie Carr O'Neill By definition, celebrities exist in public as an association of physical traits or projected values. Celebrity was problematic for Emerson in three areas. First, celebrity heightened Emerson's anxieties about his friendships and intimate relationships. Emerson's relative comfort...
American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 791–820.
Published: 01 December 2017
... expression but instead deems silence to be essential in the construction of a black commonplace. Baraka posits three interrelated forms of black silence: the silence of oppression, the silence of resistance, and the silence of social optimism. In the perceived absence of expression, the poems from The Dead...
American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 79–105.
Published: 01 March 2015
...-century literary return of the Korean War through readings of Jin’s War Trash and Morrison’s Home . These novels advance counternarratives of the Korean War. Refusing the bracketed, three-year history of the war, they instead reveal the basis of an enduring warfare state in Korea and locate the war on...
American Literature (1 September 2019) 91 (3): 523–555.
Published: 01 September 2019
.... The Cotton Farmer ran from 1919 to circa 1927 and was mainly confined to the company’s properties. However, in 1926, three copies of the paper circulated to Bocas del Toro, Panama, to a Garveyite and West Indian migrant laborer employed on the infamous United Fruit Company’s vast banana and fruit...
American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 715–741.
Published: 01 December 2012
... representations of obeah, a creole religion practiced by enslaved persons in the British Caribbean, arguing that such narratives use religious experience to craft an alternative transnationalism. Works such as William Earle’s 1800 novel Obi; or, The History of Three-Fingered Jack and similar chapbooks, penny...
American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 827–853.
Published: 01 December 2012
... offers a taxonomy of the novel’s three different socioecological spaces: touchless space, material cityspace, and interstitial space. Taking into account its specific geographical and temporal setting, New York City in April 2000, during an era DeLillo terms “the golden age of cybercapital,” Merola...
American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 815–837.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Sara J. Grossman Abstract Three days before Hurricane Sandy’s East Coast landfall, NASA released its first aerial, time-lapse video of the storm. Roughly 22,000 miles above Earth, NOAA’s GOES-14 satellite scanned the hurricane’s movement across the southern United States. NASA’s video, produced...
American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 241–267.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Laura Soderberg Abstract The publication history of Clotel , which was rewritten and rereleased three times in twenty-five years, puts considerable strain on conventional readings of sentimental activism’s focus on the exceptional individual and private resolution. In the patterns of repetition and...