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Published: 01 September 2019
Figure 2 A 1937 map of UFCO’s tourist and shipping routes in the global black south, depicting direct routes from Panama to ports in New Orleans, Mobile, and Galveston, Texas, and thus illuminating how the Cotton Farmer may have circulated from the Mississippi delta to Bocas del Toro More
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 57–81.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and recognized that, in many cases, it could go where the physical black body could not and thus could uniquely challenge white control of public space while also mapping that space as a field for further political action. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Mike The Sounds of Black Laughter...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 443–469.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the content of the older complaint in the tone and with the emphasis of the newer political fear. The novel thus contributed to those Republican warnings against self-abasement that gave the new party a fresh power derived from a traditional feature of patriotic rhetoric. Paul's seduction into and recovery...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 707–738.
Published: 01 December 2008
... language of love. Dill thus presents the silences of these texts as revolutionary spaces. Within those spaces, Brown and Melville locate an erosion of certainty that the texts posit as an American ideal. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Elizabeth That Damned Mob of Scribbling Siblings...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 447–473.
Published: 01 September 2013
... in ways that advance a multilinear sense of historical time. The manner in which Douglass writes through 1848— connecting Europe to the United States and integrating those failed rebellions into a capacious philosophy of history—thus suggests that transnationalism itself inheres in a particular kind...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of Robert Montgomery Bird’s The Gladiator (1831), and thus it contained an implicit threat of collective violence should working-class speech be curtailed. Moreover, Forrest’s close friendship with abolitionist William Leggett and quotation of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Queen Mab and Revolt of Islam (among...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 217–243.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Daniel M. Radus As channels of print distribution and production widened in the early nineteenth century, Native Americans employed print as a means of expressing their pasts and thus their historical claims to territories coveted by the United States. In this essay, Radus shows how the nature...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 493–521.
Published: 01 September 2014
... figure for future self-reflection and -definition at a time particularly shaped by cultural renewal and social reform. The network, as combining both concrete, material reality and epistemological, theoretical discourses, thus represents a central image in the project of (re)defining personal...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Haiti to haunt New Jersey. Thus, The Black Vampyre challenges both the easy relegation of the Haitian Revolution to the category of history and simple national narratives that ignore the intertwining histories of Haiti and the United States. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 hemispheric...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 357–383.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Hao Jun Tam Abstract Through a reading of Vietnamese American author Monique Truong’s The Book of Salt (2003) and Parisian writer-in-exile Duong Thu Huong’s The Zenith (2012), this essay examines the ways in which the two diasporic Vietnamese novels revise modern Vietnam’s founding father Ho Chi...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 281–307.
Published: 01 June 2020
...” of slave spirituals by Northern missionaries and educators at Port Royal, this essay tracks how later writers, performers, and sociologists returned to the Sea Islands to reimagine the promise of free labor. The archive thus assembled includes Civil War–era ethnographies, memoirs, and reports...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 295–322.
Published: 01 June 2019
... for Southern ambivalence about capitalism; indeed, he was in many instances a projected form of economic envy and self-division. In this the Jew was the figure through whom the South could, however reluctantly, come to terms with the capitalist underpinnings of the Southern slave economy and thus its own...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 721–749.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... This therapy is recommended in the course of narratives that are insistently conclusive, without the fragmentation usually assumed to distinguish representations of trauma. Thus, this essay challenges the premise that narratives of trauma formally resemble the condition’s broken mind, instead imagining how...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 391–416.
Published: 01 September 2021
... undermines the common good and the planetary commons. Further, this essay argues that hard-boiled crime fiction attends to what AbdouMaliq Simone calls “infrastructures of relationality” and thus points a way out of the material and metaphysical entrapments of an extractivist economy’s infrastructure...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 753–778.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Jesse Zuba The proliferation of first book prizes for poetry reflects the increasingly professionalized academic culture in which poetry was published, written, and read during the 1950s and 1960s. This change threatened the validity of the poetic vocation by formalizing the career and thus opening...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 347–375.
Published: 01 June 2018
.... The comic thus models the temporalities of surviving trauma. The feminist temporalities of survivorship here also model utopian futures that are homosocial, queer, often ecstatic, and resistant to normative scripts of what should give women comfort. Undergirded by a radical feminist perspective that sees...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (3): 459–486.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of allotment. Against the norms enforced by that policy, in peyote meetings the alteration of sentience could unbind the day-to-day reproduction of property-bearing personhood. Lines of collective transport opening from the passage of ecstasy thus composed a historical moment in refusal of allotment drives...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 399–438.
Published: 01 September 2022
... reorganization of society; thus, they testify to the partial and uneven postbellum evolution in understandings of disability and poverty as social categories. If mendicant texts tell us about the historical circumstances of disability and its intersection with economic suffering, they also offer productive...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 229–254.
Published: 01 June 2023
... artificially intelligent machines to learn about the world. The question of what kind of knowledge literature represents lies at the heart of AI research and thus presents an opportunity for a deeper engagement between AI research and literary, game, and media studies. Evan.donahue@tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 803–829.
Published: 01 December 2011
...-Jaber uses the figure of the Palestinian refugee to signal the elided presence of the Native American, thus disrupting the historical homogeneity of the myth of U.S. nation formation and bringing to light instead the model of settler colonialism on which the United States is based. As such, the novel...