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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 609–611.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Joseph Keith Claiming Exodus: A Cultural History of Afro-Atlantic Identity, 1774–1903 . By Thomas Rhondda Robinson . Waco, TX : Baylor Univ. Press . 2013 . 208 pp. $34.95 . Transatlantic Spectacles of Race: The Tragic Mulatta and the Tragic Muse . By Manganelli Kimberly...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 887–889.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Jené Schoenfeld Duke University Press 2006 The “Tragic Mulatta” Revisited: Race and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Antislavery Fiction . By Eve Allegra Raimon. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2004. x, 202 pp. Paper, $21.95. The Mulatta and the Politics of Race...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (1): 133–158.
Published: 01 March 2022
... , this authentic-deconstructionist method is applied to the story of an Indigenous man trying to protect his tribe from white settlers during the American Revolution. However, the game is critically weakened by the historiographic problem of emplotting this tragic tale in the heroic epic of the nation’s founding...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 497–527.
Published: 01 September 2017
... alongside Rebecca Harding Davis’s tale of tragic artistic labor, “Life in the Iron Mills.” References Bayless Joy . 1943 . Rufus Wilmot Griswold: Poe’s Literary Executor . Nashville, TN : Vanderbilt Univ. Press . Bromell Nicholas K. 1993 . By the Sweat of the Brow: Literature...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 673–699.
Published: 01 December 2010
... understanding of indigenous tradition and practice, we begin to see Apess as an active participant in a network of Native community and belief. Eulogy on King Philip shows Apess connecting with Native methodologies in heretofore unnoticed ways, drawing on traditional Native diplomacy and the “tragic wisdom...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 57–89.
Published: 01 March 2017
... reproduction. Readers were able to write in to the magazine to adopt “dependent” children whose images and stories were featured in each issue. The essay suggests that these serialized images and “tragic histories” constructed a form of realism in which the Delineator ’s readers were invited to act as maternal...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 623–652.
Published: 01 December 2020
... allegorically through the performative sublime of Sonata “Pathétique” in Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912); the sublime melancholy of the “Moonlight” Sonata in Hughes’s tragic short story “Home” (1934); the spiritual sublime of Beethoven’s piano concerti and the Ninth Symphony in Baldwin’s...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 611–613.
Published: 01 September 2015
... a wonderful job of tracing the historical and liter- ary genealogy of the tragic mulatta, examining how the textual body of the mixed-race figure—whether as free woman of color or slave—becomes a site upon which various racial fears and fantasies get written. For example, she traces the literary rise...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 363–391.
Published: 01 June 2007
... the height and depths of life that makes for either faith and confidence or tragic despair. Emerson knew both; his fol- lowers often chose; and the toll has been heavy.—Robert E. Spiller, “The Four Faces of Emerson” In the winter of 1938...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 607–609.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Robinson Thomas. Waco, TX: Baylor Univ. Press. 2013. 208 pp. $34.95. Transatlantic Spectacles of Race: The Tragic Mulatta and the Tragic Muse. By Kimberly Snyder Manganelli. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2012. xi, 256 pp. Cloth, $72.00; paper, $24.95; Web PDF, $24.95. Both of these works...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 868–869.
Published: 01 December 2000
...- ture that fosters rape, assault, sexual harassment, and physical and verbal abuse—the most tragic methods of maintaining women’s compliance to gen- der roles and social expectations’’ (94). Theoretically, the book incorporates...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 403–406.
Published: 01 June 2020
...). Such hope is tragic and entirely devoid of disappointment. It is instead an inoculation against dashed desires: it never expects its goals to come into being, even as it recognizes that the disposition—to borrow Castiglia’s term—that such a worldview engenders is a precursor to the informed engagement...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 209–212.
Published: 01 March 2019
... “New York vertical” emerges from sixteenth-century harbor descriptions that predate skylines, then goes through the early skyscraper era’s booms and busts, and finally reaches the tragic losses and imagined recuperations, the palimpsests, of Ground Zero after 9/11. The sublime sights Lindner documents...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 833–869.
Published: 01 December 2004
... or tragic symbol. Larsen’s precise handling of visual imagery and her incorporation of modern art forms and ways of seeing present the mulatta heroine as a psychologically complex, indepen- dent woman; however, the personal, social, and vocational fulfillment that Larsen attempts to imagine for her...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 830–833.
Published: 01 December 2015
... disjunctures (in form and through content) as their primary mode of critique, or offer alternative models to family/kinship for civic affiliation. For example, she brings theorists of queer temporality to bear on the “tragic mulatta” figure, concluding that the “Antebellum African American–authored...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 813–841.
Published: 01 December 2003
..., Roxborough, who (perhaps acciden- tally) died from an overdose of sleeping pills, emerges as the tragic mulatto with a twist. As Carolyn Karcher explains, ‘‘the archetypal ‘tragic mulatto’ heroine either dies of grief when...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 495–522.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and tragic. Even as it is a novel that lays bare the violent disciplining of sexual and gender performance for women of color, it also suggests the heroism of remaining repressed. In the spirit of women of color feminism’s own ambivalence about how much these texts had to offer in the way of progressive...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 241–267.
Published: 01 June 2016
... . Raimon Eve Allegra . 2004 . The “Tragic Mulatta” Revisited: Race and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Antislavery Fiction . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers Univ. Press . Read Hollis . 1864 . The Negro Problem Solved; or, Africa as She Was, as She Is, and as She Shall Be . New York...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (3): 673–674.
Published: 01 September 2003
... and growth; Toni Morrison’s Beloved is used to argue that moral excellence does not con- sist of Kant’s rational freedom from vulnerability and conflict but that tragic conflicts and vulnerabilities are often...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 867–868.
Published: 01 December 2000
... abuse—the most tragic methods of maintaining women’s compliance to gen- der roles and social expectations’’ (94). Theoretically, the book incorporates insights about gender and identity from Jungian psychologist Clarissa Estes...