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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 656–658.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2009. xvii, 300 pp. Cloth, $69.95; paper, $24.95. In these stimulating new studies, Paul Gilmore and Rochelle Johnson approach nineteenth-century literary aesthetics from the conceptual poles articulated in Leo Marx’s The Machine in the Garden (1964...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 653–680.
Published: 01 December 2020
... response to the Great Migration and used Wright’s informal study of sociology with the Chicago school to animate its project. Native Son , for all of its flaws, first considered how narrative can help explain and unspool the “neutral and egalitarian” guise behind the truly discriminatory urban planning...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 704–707.
Published: 01 December 2006
... symbolic import of AQ’s much belated acceptance of Horace Greeley’s directive to ‘go west claimed, surprisingly, that the city was ‘‘indica- tive of the key issues that define contemporary American studies’’ and titled the whole issue ‘‘Los Angeles and the Future of Urban Cul- tures 18 Yet the hubris of...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 847–858.
Published: 01 December 2006
.... Watson, and Carrie R. Matthews. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2005. ix, 299 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $24.95. Look Away! The U.S. South in New World Studies . Ed. Jon Smith and Deborah Cohn. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2004. xii, 521 pp. Cloth, $89.95; paper, $26.95. Hosam...
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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...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Davis and Ed Soja. Nevertheless, even readers who thought they knew the terrain will be amply rewarded by time spent exploring Urban Underworlds. James Connolly’s An Elusive Unity usefully complicates the story of urban control offered in Heise’s early chapters by studying the...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 887–888.
Published: 01 December 2001
... study of the crucial debt owed by American romantic writers such as Emerson, Hawthorne, and Whitman to their English romantic fore- bears seems appropriate in this globalizing era that increasingly questions the validity of cultural categories based on nationhood. For Gravil, the prevail- ing...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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: A...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 583–610.
Published: 01 September 2010
... “vast bulldozer operation” that had typified previous urban renewal projects.41 Urban renewal, a 1958 preliminary study of the WSURA explained, should be “more like pruning a tree, resulting in a healthier and more fruit- ful organism.”42 Instead of razing the neighborhood, the city insisted...
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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 of a...
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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 to...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 171–181.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Rodrigo Lazo © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Rodrigo The Place of Hemispheric American Studies Lazo Cuba’s Wild East: A Literary Geography of Oriente. By Peter Hulme. Liver- pool, UK: Liverpool Univ. Press. 2011. 455 pp. $120.00. Urban Chroniclers in Modern Latin America...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 839–854.
Published: 01 December 2016
... politics of space in Asian American urban literature from the late nineteenth century to the present. Rachel Lee interrogates how a biopolitical framework can reorient the ways the field of Asian American studies approaches race, and in turn what Asian American cultural productions can tell us about...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 638–640.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., Minstrelsy, and Transatlantic Culture in the 1850s . By Sarah Meer. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2005. viii, 332 pp. Cloth, $54.95; paper, $24.95. Confluences: Postcolonialism, African American Literary Studies, and the Black Atlantic . By John Cullen Gruesser. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 695–698.
Published: 01 December 2006
... symbolic import of AQ’s much belated acceptance of Horace Greeley’s directive to ‘go west claimed, surprisingly, that the city was ‘‘indica- tive of the key issues that define contemporary American studies’’ and titled the whole issue ‘‘Los Angeles and the Future of Urban Cul- tures 18 Yet the hubris of...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 611–614.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Literary Studies. By Chadwick Allen. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2012. xxvi, 304 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $25.00. In a 1976 keynote address at the American Indian Bicentennial Conference, Hopi linguist Emory Sekaquaptewa diagnosed a problem with dominant US culture’s...