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Cosmopolitan Vistas: American Regionalism and Literary Value; At Home in the City: Urban Domesticity in American Literature and Culture, 1850-1930; Literature of Place: Dwelling on the Land before Earth Day 1970; Seeking the Region in American Literature and Culture: Modernity, Dissidence, Innovation
American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 615–618.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Stephanie Foote Duke University Press 2007 Cosmopolitan Vistas: American Regionalism and Literary Value . By Tom Lutz. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2004. vii, 226 pp. Paper, $19.95. At Home in the City: Urban Domesticity in American Literature and Culture, 1850-1930...
American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 408–409.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Alex Feerst 2006 Multicultural American Literature: Comparative Black, Native, Latino/a and Asian American Fictions . By A. Robert Lee. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, with University of Edinburgh Press. 2003. x, 307 pp. Cloth, $50.00; paper, $19.95. Urban Triage...
American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 616–618.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Kevin R. McNamara Hearing Sappho in New Orleans: The Call of Poetry from Congo Square to the Ninth Ward . By Salvaggio Ruth . Baton Rouge : Louisiana State Univ. Press . 2012 . xiv , 242 pp. Cloth , $39.95 ; e-book , $29.95 . Boarding Out: Inhabiting the American Urban...
American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Kevin R. McNamara Urban Underworlds: A Geography of Twentieth-Century American Literature and Culture . By Heise Thomas . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers Univ. Press . 2010 . xi, 292 pp. Cloth, $72.00; paper, $24.95 . An Elusive Unity: Urban Democracy and Machine Politics...
Elusive Childhood: Impossible Representations in Modern Fiction; Dependent States: The Child's Part in Nineteenth-Century American Culture; Civilized Creatures: Urban Animals, Sentimental Culture, and American Literature, 1850-1900; Schoolroom Poets: Childhood, Performance, and the Place of American Poetry, 1865-1917
American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 213–215.
Published: 01 March 2007
... American Culture . By Karen Sánchez-Eppler. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2005. xxviii, 260 pp. $35.00. Civilized Creatures: Urban Animals, Sentimental Culture, and American Literature, 1850-1900 . By Jennifer Mason. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 2005. 240 pp. $55.00...
American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 206–208.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Josephine Lee © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Culture Makers: Urban Performance and Literature in the 1920s. By Amy Koritz. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2009. x, 200 pp. $40.00. The Immigrant Scene: Ethnic Amusements in New York, 1880–1920 . By Sabine Haenni...
American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 583–610.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jamin Creed Rowan Rowan's essay traces the emergence of a new ecological discourse that began to shape thinking about urban life across disciplines in the mid-twentieth century. In the 1950s, urban institutions such as the New Yorker embraced what historians Michael Barbour, Robert McIntosh...
American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 391–393.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Monica Miller Upon Provincialism: Southern Literature and National Periodical Culture, 1870–1900 . By Hardwig Bill . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2013 . xii , 184 pp. Cloth , $49.50 ; paper , $24.50 ; e-book , $24.50 . Rural Fictions, Urban Realities...
American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 887–888.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., and the postwar era, and also onto African Americans’ leadership in forging this period’s progressive cross-class, interracial, and international alliances. Mullen grounds his commentary in the political and artistic coali- tions of urban Chicago’s South Side between 1935 and 1946, while Sanders centers his...
American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 277–309.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Jennifer Rae Greeson Duke University Press 2001 Jennifer Rae The ‘‘Mysteries and Miseries’’ of North Carolina: Greeson New York City, Urban Gothic Fiction, and Incidents in the Life...
American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 749–775.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Heather Roberts Duke University Press 2004 Heather ‘‘The Public Heart Urban Life and the Roberts Politics of Sympathy in Lydia Maria Child’s Letters from New York In 1841, the renowned novelist and social reformer Lydia Maria Child elected...
American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 653–680.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Bo McMillan Abstract Early twentieth-century Black literature on the city from the likes of Paul Laurence Dunbar, James Weldon Johnson, and Nella Larsen pondered questions of what it meant to be Black and urbane and also how to reformulate Black identity from a new position removed from the violent...
American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 209–212.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Adam Sonstegard Imagining New York City: Literature, Urbanism, and the Visual Arts, 1890–1940 . By Christoph Lindner . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2015 . xii, 228 pp. Cloth, $105.00 ; paper, $30.95 ; e-book available. The Language of Vision: Photography and Southern...
American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 303–331.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Spencer Morrison Morrison’s essay calls for closer scholarly attention to Faulknerian geography in its historical specificity by demonstrating the effects of post-WWII urban crisis on Faulkner’s Cold War writing. To this end, the article reads Faulkner’s Requiem for a Nun (1951) as not only...
American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 275–302.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Lisa Hollenbach In the late 1940s and early 1950s, large-scale population shifts, urban-development projects, and new media transformed New York City in ways that were heard as much as seen. In this context, Langston Hughes and sound documentarian Tony Schwartz each experimented with techniques...
American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 787–814.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Hsuan L. Hsu Abstract This essay considers naturalist and neonaturalist deployments of smell as a means of mapping uneven and potentially toxic atmospheres in the contexts of Progressive Era urbanization and twentieth-century environmental “slow violence.” After showing how the description...
American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 273–301.
Published: 01 June 2013
... culture or as reactionary polemics rejecting the impingements of nation, market capitalism, urbanization, or modernity. This essay, instead, reads these fictions in terms of locality and for their articulations of alternative democratic socialities. These socialities, Emerson argues, evidence local...
American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 93–119.
Published: 01 March 2013
... and Hygiene of the National Association for Colored Women, Knadler's essay argues that race leaders recruited a language of health and hygiene to shape, manage, and regulate the class divisions and cultural disorientations of urban migration. But this community epidemiology was also connected to a particular...
American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 531–561.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Adrienne Brown Brown’s essay explores how black modernists W. E. B. DuBois and Wallace Thurman used the skyscraper’s abstracted view of the masses to envision raced models of democracy and difference. As urban identity in the 1920s became increasingly associated with ethnic identity, writers used...
American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 583–610.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Phillip Barrish Robert Herrick’s novel The Web of Life (1900), a self-proclaimed work of literary realism, opens a critical window onto an urban “web” of intersecting practices, institutions, and professional formations at a moment when key dimensions of the US health-care system as we know...