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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 394–396.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Clare Callahan Chang and Eng Reconnected: The Original Siamese Twins in American Culture . By Wu Cynthia . Philadelphia : Temple Univ. Press . 2012 . xiii , 203 pp. Cloth , $84.50 ; paper , $28.95 ; e-book , $28.95 . Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the Nineteenth...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Cynthia Wu This essay uses both ethnic studies and disability studies to read two late-nineteenth-century American texts that refer to Chang and Eng Bunker, conjoined twin entertainers from the country then known as Siam who were popularly called the Siamese Twins. Mark Twain's sketch “Personal...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 551–581.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., transparent representation of the world, but rather as a highly discriminating, distinctive style that was consistently engaged with the twin principles of human self-cultivation and the neoclassical economy of representation. The example of Garland’s Crumbling Idols has proven so illuminating for this essay...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 597–619.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... copyright and privacy laws and to show how these complexly interrelated areas of legal discourse manifest themselves in Salinger's fiction. The two opposed rulings in the case (district and appellate courts) reveal the twin purposes of copyright law: to provide the public with great art through the granting...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 747–773.
Published: 01 December 2011
... White Elephant, as It Was and Is (1873), a text that subtly yet unmistakably aligns the white elephant with the figure of the Siamese twin, suggesting that despite their apparent differences, America and Siam might share a fundamental—and, for Bacon, repulsive—intimacy. © 2011 by Duke University Press...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 497–526.
Published: 01 September 2009
... imitative and derivative aesthetics with sympathy and intersubjectivity, the essay argues that texts created by and for young women can offer critical insight into the twinned processes of individuation and deindividuation at the heart of “republican” theories of the subject. That is, it contends that...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 859–885.
Published: 01 December 2002
... genetically hers. As the media declared, Donna Fasano had delivered ‘‘twins ‘‘one white, one black but the status of her motherhood was chal- lenged as Deborah and her husband Robert filed for custody of their genetic child.2 In March 1999, the couples reached an agreement: The Fasanos would give ‘‘Joseph...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 209–212.
Published: 01 March 2019
... tragic skyscraper collapse. An insight from Jean Baudrillard sees the Twin Towers’ resemblance to each other double their uncanny dominance over the landscape. “New York horizontal” refocuses on accessible “walkable” spaces; launch pads for touring, shopping, and slumming; and opportunities for a mobile...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 901–903.
Published: 01 December 2004
... is shared here than imagery, the authors assert. Indeed, it is argued that avant-garde art- ists and terrorists share certain key political characteristics, even have ‘‘twin motivations’’ (168): for instance, the desire to change the social order or to powerfully affect the consciousness of large...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 591–593.
Published: 01 September 2013
... reading of Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson (1894), reading that work alongside both “Those Extraordinary Twins,” the short story on cojoined twins that was “extracted” by Twain from the novel during the process of writing, and a 1868 essay by Twain on the famed conjoined twins Chang and Eng. Whereas...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 593–596.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Extraordinary Twins,” the short story on cojoined twins that was “extracted” by Twain from the novel during the process of writing, and a 1868 essay by Twain on the famed conjoined twins Chang and Eng. Whereas earlier readings of “Those Extraordinary Twins” have tended to see Twain’s fictional twins as...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 596–598.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Extraordinary Twins,” the short story on cojoined twins that was “extracted” by Twain from the novel during the process of writing, and a 1868 essay by Twain on the famed conjoined twins Chang and Eng. Whereas earlier readings of “Those Extraordinary Twins” have tended to see Twain’s fictional twins as...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 598–600.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Extraordinary Twins,” the short story on cojoined twins that was “extracted” by Twain from the novel during the process of writing, and a 1868 essay by Twain on the famed conjoined twins Chang and Eng. Whereas earlier readings of “Those Extraordinary Twins” have tended to see Twain’s fictional twins as...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 600–603.
Published: 01 September 2013
... contradic- tions and gaps upon which citizenship is founded” (15). The most ambitious section in Reading Embodied Citizenship draws on this theme to provide a fresh reading of Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson (1894), reading that work alongside both “Those Extraordinary Twins,” the short story on...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 604–606.
Published: 01 September 2013
... contradic- tions and gaps upon which citizenship is founded” (15). The most ambitious section in Reading Embodied Citizenship draws on this theme to provide a fresh reading of Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson (1894), reading that work alongside both “Those Extraordinary Twins,” the short story on...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 836–838.
Published: 01 December 2014
... margins with the ultimate interest of bolstering twin apparatuses of the nation and the marketplace. Batiste’s Darkening Mirrors further widens the era’s spatial and archival scope to consider how black Americans negotiated racial, national, and dia- sporic identities through performance. In a...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 614–616.
Published: 01 September 2015
... moment is “the ‘invention,’ at roughly the turn of the twentieth century, of homosexuality and its conceptual twin, heterosexuality, as distinct forms of being defined and differentiated by sex- ual object-choice” (3), and for Castiglia and Reed, it is “the onset of AIDS,” which had the effect of...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Craft’s slave narrative, representations of the trial of Salomé Muller, Herman Melville’s The Confidence Man (1857), and Mark Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins (1894). In Samuels’s analysis, disability serves as an anchor for bodily difference even as race and gender prove to be...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2005
... testing Wallace Stegner’s assertion that ‘‘not even a wild place, is a place until it has had that human attention that at its highest reach we call poetry’’ (quoted in Van Noy, xvi). Though an odd couple methodologically, these twin studies help measure the range of recent ecocriticism while...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 200–202.
Published: 01 March 2005
... testing Wallace Stegner’s assertion that ‘‘not even a wild place, is a place until it has had that human attention that at its highest reach we call poetry’’ (quoted in Van Noy, xvi). Though an odd couple methodologically, these twin studies help measure the range of recent ecocriticism while...