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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 611–613.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Robert E. Abrams Experience and Experimental Writing: Literary Pragmatism from Emerson to the Jameses . By Grimstad Paul . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2013 . ix , 176 pp. Cloth, $69.00 ; e-book available. Fictions of Fact and Value: The Erasure of Logical Positivism in...
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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 (2014) 86 (3): 623–625.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Chris Forster The Great American Songbooks: Musical Texts, Modernism, and the Value of Popular Culture . By Graham T. Austin . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2013 . xvii , 293 pp. $65.00 . Sweet Air: Modernism, Regionalism, and American Popular Song . By Comentale Edward...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 397–423.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Taiwanese context, with focus on the material value of an English degree and the potential expansion of the degree beyond the isolated major. Together, Jager and Linkin represent the pedagogical legacy of New Criticism in postwar English. This includes a warrant to read free of the “demands of the day...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2021
... premised on the significance of consumer data as the raw material of economic interpretation and fixated on mathematical analysis as a source of knowledge about value. Marginalism in economic theory and realism in American literary practice were contemporaneous efforts to mediate value at a moment of...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 225–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
... educational value can help us better understand today’s debates about fiction’s role in the classroom, because they reveal just how much is taken for granted in our contemporary arguments about fiction. The article argues that recent work on fictionality (and on historical poetics generally) allows us to come...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2008
... mass-market consumerism and corporate culture were the counterpoints against which both writers articulated their modernist values. Furthermore, each text figures its author as an American modernist via a nationalized economic imaginary that emphasizes progress, risk, and perseverance as distinguishing...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 509–540.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Americans by a series of values that were much recommended to them: literacy, filial devotion, Christian charity, and group allegiance. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 racialization intertextuality signifyin(g) Nella Larsen Edith Wharton literacy It became generally...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 497–527.
Published: 01 September 2017
... impoverished. These difficulties, I argue, arose not just from the systems of industrial publishing but also from the systems of political value instituted by art in what Jacques Rancière calls the “aesthetic regime.” I pursue this hypothesis by examining contemporary texts that argue for authors’ rights...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 557–590.
Published: 01 September 2017
... which this approach was narrated, how the form worked, and the effects of the genre on popular and medical knowledge. Contemporary global health has been reorganized around scientific empiricism, but elements of its gothic history remain. I conclude by suggesting the value of recuperating these gothic...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 727–759.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... Longfellow’s correspondence with publishers John Walker, George Routledge, and David Bogue and Bogue’s illustrated editions of Evangeline and Hyperion reveal that British reprints manifested overlapping discourses of authorization and value. Publishers used the materiality of their texts to legitimize their...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Elizabeth Duquette Through a sustained analysis of Harriet Beecher Stowe's second antislavery novel, Dred (1856), this essay argues for the reevaluation of Stowe's political and moral priorities and values. Focusing on the novel's examination of interest, the essay shows how Stowe challenges one of...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 739–767.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Bonnie Carr O'Neill By definition, celebrities exist in public as an association of physical traits or projected values. Celebrity was problematic for Emerson in three areas. First, celebrity heightened Emerson's anxieties about his friendships and intimate relationships. Emerson's relative comfort...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 769–797.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Jodi Melamed “The Killing Joke of Sympathy” reconstructs the centrality of the “race novel” for the consolidation of racial liberalism as an official and limited state of antiracism in the United States after World War II. In particular, it considers the evidentiary and emotional values ascribed to...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 281–303.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Nick Bromell Bromell's essay argues that Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth and Nella Larsen's Passing both represent and enact a core problem in theories of deliberative democracy: how to assess the value of differences among citizens (of race, gender, or age) when democracy is understood...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 547–574.
Published: 01 September 2015
... intensifications of pain for identificatory and reformist purposes. It then explores realism as an aesthetic approach that distinguishes itself from these two distrusted alternatives by expressly depoliticizing pain while foregrounding its intrinsic sensitizing value. Analysis of writings by Wharton, James, and...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 67–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
... university itself. Similarly, when commercialized sports are condemned today, the narrative critique imagines an alternative academic world—as we see in Chad Harbach's The Art of Fielding (2012)—in which economic corruption is abolished and true academic merit is valued. However, despite the ten-fold...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 621–648.
Published: 01 September 2011
... model for empathic response grounded in the ethical value of uncertainty and error, in which representations of Africa and memoirs of suffering function as privileged sites of cultural conversation not despite their inevitable inaccuracies but because of them. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 255–278.
Published: 01 June 2017
... that value open access and have operated in opposition to hierarchically controlled content distribution and educational systems. Both analog and digital forms of open-access woman of color pedagogy promote the free circulation of knowledge and call attention to the literary and social labor of...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Michael Ziser Under the influence of Calvinist and radical abolitionist John Brown, Ralph Waldo Emerson reconsidered the value of political activism rooted in absolutist and sectarian religious beliefs. Retreating from the earlier declarations of secular and democratic individualism for which he is...