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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 723–753.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the cultural amnesia that flows from America’s intoxicating confidence in the transformative power of industrial technology. To counter the temporal imbalance of an industrializing nation drunk with the spirit of innovation, Hawthorne’s “temperance” tales ultimately offer a distillation of time that...
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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...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 419–422.
Published: 01 June 2016
...William J. Maxwell Sounding Real: Musicality and American Fiction at the Turn of the Twentieth Century . By Ruotolo Cristina L. . Tuscaloosa : Univ. of Alabama Press . 2013 . x, 170 pp. Cloth , $34.95 ; e-book, $34.95 . Jazz in the Time of the Novel: The Temporal Politics of American...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 637–640.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Heather Houser Writing the Goodlife: Mexican American Literature and the Environment . By Ybarra Priscilla Solis . Tucson : Univ. of Arizona Press . 2016 . xx, 216 pp. Paper , $29.95 . Anthropocene Fictions: The Novel in a Time of Climate Change . By Trexler Adam . Charlottesville...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Sara Marcus Abstract This essay argues that the African American literature of the nadir, written during a moment when concepts of evolution and departures from linear time were deployed to the detriment of black life as well as in its defense, is a rich archive for analyzing the unpredictable...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 665–666.
Published: 01 September 2000
... that ‘‘Emerson’s language is traversed by his preoccupation with the central political and social issues of his time’’ (10). In doing so Cadava also demon- strates that the tropological resources of ‘‘literary’’ language furnished the...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 857–859.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Andrew Hoberek © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Qualified Hope: A Postmodern Politics of Time . By Mitchum Huehls. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2009. x, 226 pp. $44.95. Life between Two Deaths, 1989–2001: U.S. Culture in the Long Nineties . By Phillip E. Wegner. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Stephanie A. Smith © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Anachronism and Its Others: Sexuality, Race, Temporality. By Valerie Rohy. Albany: State Univ. of New York Press. 2009. xvi, 178 pp. $70.00. Archives of American Time: Literature and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century. By Lloyd Pratt...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 819–821.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jesse Alemán From Battlefields Rising: How the Civil War Transformed American Literature . By Fuller Randall . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2011 . x, 251 pp . $29.95 . The Literatures of the US-Mexican War: Narrative, Time, and Identity . By Rodríguez Jaime Javier . Austin...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 824–826.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Marianne Noble Reading in Time: Emily Dickinson in the Nineteenth Century . By Miller Cristanne . Amherst : Univ. of Massachusetts Press . 2012 . x, 279 pp. Paper , $28.95 . Dickinson Unbound: Paper, Process, Poetics . By Socarides Alexandra . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2012...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 633–636.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Jane Anna Gordon The Oracle and the Curse: A Poetics of Justice from the Revolution to the Civil War . By Smith Caleb . 2013 . Cambridge : Harvard Univ. Press . xiii , 264 pp. Cloth , $35.00 ; e-book , $35.00 . Each Hour Redeem: Time and Justice in African American Literature . By...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 911–931.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Wai Chee Dimock Duke University Press 2002 Wai Chee Non-Newtonian Time: Robert Lowell, Dimock Roman History, Vietnam War What is non-Newtonian time? No ready answer comes to mind. Its opposite—Newtonian time—hardly fares better. Neither term is idiomatic or...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 426–428.
Published: 01 June 2002
... the term. Since citizenship depends on the responsible exercise of consent, Eliza’s deferral of her decision on a suitor is a refusal of citizenship; the critique of coquetry is an essential part of the eighteenth-century feminist agenda. At the same time, the circle of friends around Eliza is no...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 657–659.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Eric Solomon Duke University Press 2006 John Brown's Body: Slavery, Violence, and the Culture of War . By Franny Nudelman. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2004. x, 226 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $19.95. The War Complex: World War in Our Time. By Marianna Torgovnick. Chicago: Univ. of...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 851–879.
Published: 01 December 2017
... and from settler colonialism to global imperial expansion. 4 Ishmael clearly links the acquisition of territory with the extraction of resources, but it is also worth noting in Ishmael’s account the slippage between geopolitical history and geological time. Ishmael likens the whale to the mastodon—a...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 661–663.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Andrea Smith Native Women and Land: Narratives of Dispossession and Resurgence . By Stephanie J. Fitzgerald . Albuquerque : Univ. of New Mexico Press . 2015 . x, 163 pp. Paper , $29.95 ; e-book available. Beyond Settler Time: Temporal Sovereignty and Indigenous Self-Determination . By...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 815–839.
Published: 01 December 2018
... eschatology Fundamentalism , Islamism , Salafism —commentators use a multiplicity of controversial terms to refer to the radical Islamic ideologies of our time. Each of these terms comes with a host of assumptions about the movement it describes: Fundamentalism implies that there are similarities between...
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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 . By...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 835–838.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Claudia Stokes Duke University Press 2007 Panic! Markets, Crises, and Crowds in American Fiction . By David A. Zimmerman. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2006. xii, 294 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $22.50. The March of Spare Time: The Problem and Promise of Leisure in the Great...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 427–430.
Published: 01 June 2008
.... Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2007. xv, 381 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $24.95. Henry James Goes to Paris . By Peter Brooks. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2007. 255 pp. $24.95. Through Other Continents: American Literature across Deep Time . By Wai Chee Dimock. Princeton, N.J...