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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 844–847.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Presidential Government . By Sean McCann. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2008. xiv, 248 pp. $35.00. Identity and the Failure of America: From Thomas Jefferson to the War on Terror . By John Michael. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2008. viii, 301 pp. Cloth, $67.50; paper, $22.50...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 79–105.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Joseph Darda Within the United States, the Korean War has never attracted the memory culture that other twentieth-century wars do. Korea is remembered only for not being remembered, as the “forgotten war.” And yet, as commentators continue to characterize the war on terror as an unparalleled era...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 410–411.
Published: 01 June 2009
...: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront since 1941 . By Philip Metres. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2007. xii, 281 pp. $39.95. Book Reviews Men of Letters in the Early Republic: Cultivating Forums of Citizenship. By Catherine O’Donnell Kaplan. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 23–50.
Published: 01 March 2015
... . “ The American Question in England .” In On America and the Civil War, vol. 2 of The Karl Marx Library , edited and translated by Padover Saul K. , 53 – 61 . New York : McGraw-Hill . Massumi Brian . 2010 . “ The Future Birth of the Affective Fact: The Political Ontology of Threat...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 901–903.
Published: 01 December 2004
... that maintains order and the terrorism that threatens it. In this period, Clymer argues, the line between ‘‘licit and proscribed violence’’ is unstable (170). Although largely completed before the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the book includes an epilogue that links...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 179–181.
Published: 01 March 2007
... organized itself around these key moments of crisis and developed the habit of defining itself through opposition and exclusion. The New England reflex has been “to know oneself by one’s opponent” (11)—pagans at Merry Mount, antinomians in Boston, Indians in King Philip’s War. Later...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 604–606.
Published: 01 September 2013
... literary figures who—in Charles Brockden Brown’s Edgar Huntly, William Godwin’s Caleb Williams, and John Neal’s Logan: A Family History—likewise provide a “melancholy archiving of race war” (150). In an arresting final mediation on the relationship between the sovereign and homo sacer, Elmer...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 657–659.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2003. xl, 331 pp. Cloth, $63.95; paper, $22.95. Blood and Irony: Southern White Women’s Narratives of the Civil War, 1861–1937. By Sarah E. Gardner. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2004. x, 341 pp. $39.95. These three books, all focused on the...
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American Literature (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 605–607.
Published: 01 September 2004
... historical interludes seldom disrupt the tight, well-ordered composition of U.S. nationalism. But in a terror-obsessed present where violence has moved 606 American Literature to center stage, Linda Grasso’s The Artistry of Anger and James Dawes’s The Language of War are particularly relevant to...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2011
... located elsewhere. Tracing the construction of an American classical imagination from the Seven Years’ War through the Federalist period, Eran Shalev’s Rome Reborn on Western Shores reveals how the history of classical Rome shaped the Ameri- can response to Revolution and Independence...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 501–526.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying, Typhoon Coming On (1840), a painting that has been called abolition- ist. It depicts not only a scene of terror at sea but also a scene of ter- ror on black bodies. Each writer looks at the same painting but sees very different things. As an art...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2010
...-political martyrdom attacks (Islamic “ter- rorism”) and the militarization of a doctrinaire conservative Chris- tianity already ascendant in U.S. culture (the “Global War on Terror” in Afghanistan and Iraq). The militia and the terror cell composed of reli- gious suicide bombers—those minimal...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 646–648.
Published: 01 September 2010
... American captivities focus on the ubiquity of cap- tivity as a part of late-nineteenth-century conflicts in two disparate areas of the U.S. West and, especially in the case of Kathryn Derounian-Stodola’s The War in Words, on the variety of ways the testimonies of captives have been shaped...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 673–675.
Published: 01 September 2012
... and closing chapters: the first chapter treats three memoirs by the adult children of Holocaust survivors who continued to hide their Jewish identity long after the war had ended, while the final chap- ter pairs two memoirs of racial secrecy, one by the black daughter of Strom Thurmond who kept...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 191–194.
Published: 01 March 2004
.... New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2001. x, 283 pp. $47.50. Nationalism, Marxism, and African American Literature between the Wars: A New Pandora’s Box. By Anthony Dawahare. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi. 2003. xix, 161 pp. $37.00. South of Tradition: Essays on African American Literature. By...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 305–329.
Published: 01 June 2011
...- tific understanding of the principles, limitations, and capabilities of the new invention would have to wait until military uses of the air- plane—especially during World War I—provided sufficient data on its application. Prewar aeronautics, by contrast, was a patchwork of guesses...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 359–385.
Published: 01 June 2015
... which to chart the ways in which globalization paradoxi- cally makes the foreign more uncanny by making it familiar, an insta- bility reflective of the larger politics of the war on terror as a whole. As the amorphous nature of the war on terror challenges traditional defi- nitions of “home” and...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 357–387.
Published: 01 June 2006
... terrorize the population and to dismantle support for the rebel forces among the population.30 Historians and the Salvadoran Truth Commission concur that ‘‘the vast majority of the 60,000 killed in the war were civilians killed by the army or its friends on the extreme right 31 Decadeslater,thetactic...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 843–845.
Published: 01 December 2015
... and unreachable” images of violence (13). Bachner demonstrates how these works offered a “deeply therapeutic” but ultimately “illusory” engage- ment with the “real” of violence from the atomic age to the war on terror (5). Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire is offered as a fantastical yet very real...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 842–843.
Published: 01 December 2010
.../11 war on terror, links that distract from its potentially useful focus on a delim- ited discourse from a particular cultural moment. Jeff Allred, Hunter College, City University of New York DOI 10.1215/00029831-2010-050 844 American Literature The World in Which We Occur: John Dewey...