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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 859–861.
Published: 01 December 2010
...John McGowan © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom . By Cary Nelson. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2010. ix, 289 pp. $27.95. The New American Exceptionalism . By Donald E. Pease. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2009...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 468–471.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Victor Bascara The Interethnic Imagination: Roots and Passages in Contemporary Asian American Fiction . By Caroline Rody. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2009. xx, 196 pp. $65.00. The Cultural Capital of Asian American Studies: Autonomy and Representation in the University . By Mark Chiang...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 653–655.
Published: 01 September 2005
... admirably, as the jacket copy suggests, in ‘‘reveal- ing new relationships [and opening] interdisciplinary discussion of unfamil- iar works Susan Kurjiaka, Florida Atlantic University Facing America: Iconography and the Civil War. By Shirley Samuels. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2004. xii, 186 pp...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 844–847.
Published: 01 December 2014
... ; e-book , $50.00 . Pluralist Universalism: An Asian Americanist Critique of US and Chinese Multiculturalisms . By Jin Wen . Columbus : Ohio State Univ. Press . 2012 . xvii , 224 pp. Cloth , $52.95 ; CD , $14.95 . © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 844  American Literature...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 850–852.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Stephanie Clare Prophets of the Posthuman: American Fiction, Biotechnology, and the Ethics of Personhood . By Lake Christina Bieber . Notre Dame, IN : Univ. of Notre Dame Press . 2013 . xix , 243 pp. Paper , $38.00 ; e-book , $26.60 . Universes without Us: Posthuman...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 419–420.
Published: 01 June 2000
... of what Franklin himself had trouble sorting out. Unable either to reject the grim Calvinism of his youth or to embrace the purely mechanistic universe of Deism, Franklin ultimately experienced a deep ambivalence about his be...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 67–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
... college education as such. Campus novels like Owen Johnson's Stover at Yale (1912) are committed to the belief that the corruption of sports by business interests emblemizes the corruption of the university as a whole, while the ideal of sports uncorrupted by business represents the ideal of the...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 753–778.
Published: 01 December 2010
... university-based poetry scene. On the other, laying claim to the status of a beginner may be read as a strategy of defense, for it allows poets to present themselves as if they had yet to embark on professional careers. Interpretations of articulations of beginning in first-book poems by Sylvia Plath...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 121–151.
Published: 01 March 2011
... for thinking through the contemporary terms and framework of conversations about state killing. Ryan argues that the play stimulates reform and elicits sympathy by substituting a false rhetoric of universal vulnerability for a more accurate assessment of imprisonment and judicial murder. The attempt...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2013
... . Uniting private practices with public reform, Thoreau draws on Graham's theory of a universal physiological constitution that all human beings, and perhaps even animals, could be imagined to possess, in order to denominate the human body as a significant site of political reform. Ultimately, antebellum...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 475–504.
Published: 01 September 2013
... postnational or cosmopolitan, as critics have suggested. Instead, “The Heroic Slave” uses the universalizing rhetoric of natural law to denaturalize exclusionary laws within the United States, even as it attempts to salvage the potential of US democracy. Douglass never forfeits the idea that rights ought to be...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 353–379.
Published: 01 June 2012
... from or superior to their nonhuman environments and the seemingly antithetical (but actually coextensive) notion that we can self-constructively lose ourselves to the world. For Poe, the world can be made neither other nor mirror; if our ontological separation from the universe is a fantasy, then so...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 715–741.
Published: 01 December 2012
... sensory perception. Such moments of sensory disjuncture posed a significant threat to a colonial order that claimed universality for its sense perceptions. Obeah narratives indicate that embodied religious experience constitutes a sensual alternative to what Elizabeth Maddock Dillon terms the “Westphalian...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 493–521.
Published: 01 September 2014
... examines the network not only as a universal model, but also as a historically contingent conceptual model. The specifically Romantic concept of the network that comes to the fore in the texts under scrutiny responds to an increased impact of concrete technological network structures, while reflecting and...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 695–721.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the framework of local publics rather than as part of a universal public sphere. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 early US Fiction public sphere print networks sentimentalism For over two decades, Americanists have contended with the theory of the public sphere. The...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 255–278.
Published: 01 June 2017
... networked marginalized readers and writers who produce it, at once urging new considerations of academic labor and modeling alternatives to neoliberal university systems. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 digital pedagogy social media free labor publishing open access Gloria...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 615–628.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Tara McPherson; Patrick Jagoda; Wendy H. K. Chun © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. References Benjamin Walter . 1968 . “ The Storyteller .” In Illuminations...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 233–241.
Published: 01 June 2012
...M. Allewaert; Michael Ziser © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. M. Allewaert Preface: Under Water and Michael Ziser In fall 2011 in Durban, South...
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Figure 6 Cover of the first volume of the Frank Reade Library (1892). From the holdings of the Eaton Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of California, Riverside Figure 6 Cover of the first volume of the Frank Reade Library (1892). From the holdings of the More
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Figure 2. Senior class exam, English Literature II, Professor C. P. W. Kuo, Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1988 Figure 2. Senior class exam, English Literature II, Professor C. P. W. Kuo, Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1988 More