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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 791–820.
Published: 01 December 2017
... improvisation on the iconography of black vernacular life. In the middle of this cacophony of frantic chant and scream, Baraka posits silence, and not speech, as the condition of black cultural distinctiveness. In doing so, he presents a vision of black vernacular culture that does not privilege orality...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 862–864.
Published: 01 December 2007
.... 2006. ix, 230 pp. $29.95. Swinging the Vernacular: Jazz and African American Modernist Literature . By Michael Borshuk. New York: Routledge. 2005. xi, 252 pp. $75.00. Book Reviews Heartless Immensity: Literature, Culture, and Geography in Antebellum America. By Anne Baker. Ann Arbor...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 451–453.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Michael Soto The Speed Handbook: Velocity, Pleasure, Modernism . By Enda Duffy. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2009. 306 pp. Cloth, $84.95; paper, $23.95. Nations of Nothing but Poetry: Modernism, Transnationalism, and Synthetic Vernacular Writing . By Matthew Hart. New York: Oxford Univ...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 253–273.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Timo Müller The essay offers a new perspective on the resurgence of Afro-modernism in the 1940s, arguing that the vernacular sonnet—specifically Langston Hughes’s “Seven Moments of Love: An Un-Sonnet Sequence in Blues” and the sonnets of Gwendolyn Brooks and Robert Hayden—played a crucial role...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 459–490.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Monique Allewaert Abstract In this article I collate vernacular and elite academic stories about François Makandal, focusing particularly on his production of fetishes, which I (following his usage) call macandal . I show that the codes at work in macandal artifacts involve a materialism...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (1): 103–131.
Published: 01 March 2022
... relationships without disavowing, naturalizing, or objecting to it—registers the cultural footprint and vernacular intellectual history of the game theory of sex, and elaborates its key modes of fictionality, antinarrativity, and self-fulfilling prophecy. Ultimately, the game theory of sex offers a prehistory...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 221–250.
Published: 01 June 2018
...andré carrington Abstract The socially symbolic figure of the superhero comes into close contact with vernacular intellectual critiques of race and modernity through the much-anticipated film adaptation of Marvel’s Black Panther comics. This article analyzes the implications for queer approaches...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 119–149.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Gatsby's criminality. In the end, these tabloid shadows allow us to challenge the recent revisionist arguments about the corporate and Fordist character of Gatsby's gangsterhood, and to reassess Fitzgerald's contribution to the form of vernacular modernism we now call American noir. © 2012 by Duke...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 255–278.
Published: 01 June 2017
... on the social blogging platform Tumblr.com and other informal social networks constitutes a new and important form of versioning that reaches different audiences and opens up new pedagogical opportunities. Though separated by decades, Tumblr and This Bridge both represent vernacular pedagogy networks that value...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2016
...J. Peter Moore J. Peter Moore lives in Durham, North Carolina, where he is a PhD candidate in English at Duke University, writing a dissertation about the concept of vernacularity in postwar American poetry. In addition to his critical writing, which can be found in American Literature...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2010
... impact on early national culture. In the early repub- lic personal memories coexisted in parallel accounts of the Revolu- tion given by common yeomen and gentleman officers alike, but these accounts intersected when vernacular memories began to compete for a rightful share in the historical...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 869–892.
Published: 01 December 2015
... to Revolution: Women’s Visions of Haiti, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic by Myriam J. A. Chancy, 616–18. Müller, Timo. “The Vernacular Sonnet and the Resurgence of Afro-Modern- ism in the 1940s,” 253–73. Neely, Michelle. Review: Rozbicki, Culture and Liberty in the Age of the Ameri- can...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 27–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... arrive at a new understanding of an old literary-historical term, hard-boiled . Loosened from its constricting genre frame, with the associated conventions of mystery plot and economical vernacular language, hard-boiled at midcentury can be understood more capaciously, and indeed productively, as naming...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 519–551.
Published: 01 September 2010
... The Grandis- simes (1880), his classic novel of racial politics in nineteenth-century New Orleans, George Washington Cable reaches off of the page toward his readers, lamenting his inability to reproduce the sounds of the Louisiana Creole vernacular in writing. “Alas,” he exclaims...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 563–587.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of defamiliarization,Ask Your Mama unsettles conceptualizations of “culture”—and cultural pro- duction—that assume hierarchical oppositions of white and black, European and African, American and African American, modernist and popular, and written and vernacular. In doing so, Ask Your Mama...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 821–823.
Published: 01 December 2007
... piece offers “a mode of experience that departs from official narratives of citizenship in the United States and the nationalist myths they promote” (6). I would suggest that this notion of the vernacular imagi- nary productively describes Román’s oeuvre overall. In this latest publication, Román...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 823–826.
Published: 01 December 2007
... States and the nationalist myths they promote” (6). I would suggest that this notion of the vernacular imagi- nary productively describes Román’s oeuvre overall. In this latest publication, Román elaborates some of the contours of this imaginary by serving as an emcee through a decade of his...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 826–828.
Published: 01 December 2007
... piece offers “a mode of experience that departs from official narratives of citizenship in the United States and the nationalist myths they promote” (6). I would suggest that this notion of the vernacular imagi- nary productively describes Román’s oeuvre overall. In this latest publication, Román...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 828–830.
Published: 01 December 2007
... piece offers “a mode of experience that departs from official narratives of citizenship in the United States and the nationalist myths they promote” (6). I would suggest that this notion of the vernacular imagi- nary productively describes Román’s oeuvre overall. In this latest publication, Román...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 830–832.
Published: 01 December 2007
... piece offers “a mode of experience that departs from official narratives of citizenship in the United States and the nationalist myths they promote” (6). I would suggest that this notion of the vernacular imagi- nary productively describes Román’s oeuvre overall. In this latest publication, Román...