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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 666–668.
Published: 01 September 2011
...). Preceded by analysis of John Smith’s travel narratives and the Salem witch trials, and followed by consideration of John Marrant’s Methodist journal, Susanna Rowson’s novels, and the Aaron Burr conspiracy, Wheatley helps Fichtelberg make the argument that “[t]o record risk...
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Published: 01 June 2020
Figure 4 Image 40 (recto) from “‘Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,’ trial lines,” also known as George Walker. Walt Whitman Papers in the Charles E. Feinberg Collection, Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, box 37, MSS18630 More
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 430–431.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Cold Warriors: Manliness on Trial in the Rhetoric of the West. By Suzanne Clark. 6363 AMERICAN LITERATURE 73:2 / sheet 204 of 232 Carbondale: Southern Illinois Univ. Press. 2000. xi, 251 pp. $34.95. In this valuable if somewhat narrowly conceived book, Suzanne Clark...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Joanna Brooks This essay challenges the image, popularized by Henry Louis Gates Jr., of eighteenth-century African American poet Phillis Wheatley “on trial” before a jury of eighteen white male judges. Brooks argues that there was no trial and that Wheatley instead made her career by cultivating...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 65–92.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of a Slave Girl (1865) in conjunction with the 1855 trial of Celia, an executed murderous slave, to compare specific literary and legal interpretations of North Carolina and Missouri slave law against a more general understanding of slaves' legal “double character” to argue that both women, through criminal...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 325–355.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Foster’s The Coquette (1797), informed Norman’s sensational trial and celebrated acquittal and helped effect political and legal re- form to reckon with the seduced woman as a moral agent capable of consenting to sex. The Norman trial played out against the back- drop of what Mary Ryan has called...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 373–401.
Published: 01 June 2002
... ‘‘sad tale’’ also points to the meaning such tensions acquired by assum- ing the form of a seduction plot. Popular laments for the fate of the ‘‘poor factory maid’’ responded not just to the facts of her death but also to the subsequent murder trial and acquittal of Avery. The song’s...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 153–180.
Published: 01 March 2000
... the schema of personal ambition, transgression, and punishment that overtly organizes Dreiser’s novel as generate scenes—ultimately, Clyde’s trial—that can accommodate both systems of value. This juxtaposition, I...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 93–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
... a similar rhetorical contest. It urges Lincoln to let stand the death sen- tences of 303 Dakota captured by the United States and subject to a grossly unfair military trial in which nearly four hundred trials were conducted in six weeks, defendants were deprived of counsel, and the jury was made up...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 7–34.
Published: 01 March 2009
... in Antislavery Literature and Law  13 between fugitive and transiting slaves. In the pre-trial hearing, Curtis also “alleged . . . that a promise has been given to the mother that her child should be returned to her” and pleaded that keeping Med from her mother was an act of “inhumanity.”20 He invoked...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2003
... a trial: the Union’s project isn’t to defend the law so much as to advocate a particular interpretation. And for this 6815 AMERICAN LITERATURE / 75:1 / sheet 10 of 252 reason, it comes as no surprise that Lincoln would eventually repre- sent...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (3): 629–652.
Published: 01 September 2003
... criminality may be. Indeed, the furthest extent of what I have called the Holocaust subtext of Lolita may be the parallel between Humbert’s ‘‘case’’ and ‘‘trial’’ and one of the most prominent contemporary trials of the era...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 220–222.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., Steiner develops an account of artistic experi- ence and social responsibility by using five case studies from the ‘‘battle- ground of contemporary culture’’ (209): the Mapplethorpe obscenity trial...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 721–750.
Published: 01 December 2000
... requires that we take the text’s forensic positioning seriously. Every incident is presented to us in legal language; every character speaks as if he or she has been up all night reading trial practice manuals; every page...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (3): 485–516.
Published: 01 September 2002
... guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public’s face.16 This statement induced Whistler to launch a libel case against Ruskin. The trial, heard in 1878, marked a turning point in Whistler’s self- presentation. In order to set himself against the hegemony of the art establishment (represented...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 218–220.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., Steiner develops an account of artistic experi- ence and social responsibility by using five case studies from the ‘‘battle- ground of contemporary culture’’ (209): the Mapplethorpe obscenity trial...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 743–768.
Published: 01 December 2012
... that applies the methods of critical legal10 studies to place Jacobs’s work in the context of antebellum criminal trials, Saidiya Hartman argues that “the textual performance of seduction” in Incidents “reveal[s] the role of law in sustaining and defining virtue.” The appeal of Jacobs’s work, in all...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 661–663.
Published: 01 September 2011
... travel narratives and the Salem witch trials, and followed by consideration of John Marrant’s Methodist journal, Susanna Rowson’s novels, and the Aaron Burr conspiracy, Wheatley helps Fichtelberg make the argument that “[t]o record risk . . . is at once to constitute, to master...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 664–666.
Published: 01 September 2011
...). Preceded by analysis of John Smith’s travel narratives and the Salem witch trials, and followed by consideration of John Marrant’s Methodist journal, Susanna Rowson’s novels, and the Aaron Burr conspiracy, Wheatley helps Fichtelberg make the argument that “[t]o record risk...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 668–670.
Published: 01 September 2011
...). Preceded by analysis of John Smith’s travel narratives and the Salem witch trials, and followed by consideration of John Marrant’s Methodist journal, Susanna Rowson’s novels, and the Aaron Burr conspiracy, Wheatley helps Fichtelberg make the argument that “[t]o record risk...