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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 389–398.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Daniel Grausam © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Daniel The Way We Talk Now about Grausam the Way They Were Then: Recent Work on the “Contemporary” American Literature and the Free Market, 1945–2000. By Michael W. Clune. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 647–648.
Published: 01 September 2001
... this philological passion, in various ways confronted the inadequacy of language to contain meaning, and thus they gave expression to ‘‘Romantic irony’’ (50). Even Emerson’s notion of ‘‘correspondence’’ posited fluid relationships among words, nature, and spirit. West is—to use a term valued by Emerson...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 663–664.
Published: 01 September 2000
... conducted under the aegis of ecocriticism, philosophy of science, or cultural studies have begun to open the way for a more developed critical appraisal of the literary and historical value of American natural history...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 652–654.
Published: 01 September 2006
... . By Mark Conroy. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2004. viii, 232 pp. $42.95. Reading Oprah: How Oprah's Book Club Changed the Way America Reads .By Cecilia Konchar Farr. Albany: State Univ. of New York Press. 2005. xiv, 164 pp. Cloth, $54.50; paper, $17.95. Book Reviews ‘‘A Hideous...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 181–183.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Leonard Tennenhouse © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Folded Selves: Colonial New England Writing in the World System . By Michelle Burnham. Hanover, N.H.: Dartmouth College Press. 2007. viii, 222 pp. Paper, $30.00. Ways of Writing: The Practice and Politics of Text-Making...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 899–901.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Indian Ways of History. By Peter Nabokov. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2002. x, 246 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $20.00. While House’s and Nabokov’s books raise issues of importance to Native American...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 655–656.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Sarah Way Sherman By Alma Jean Billingslea-Brown. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press. 1999. xii, 146 pp. $27.50. 2000 Book Reviews 6141 AL 72:3 / sheet 169 of 237 Institutional Individualism: Conversion, Exile, and Nostalgia...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 180–182.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Reed Way Dasenbrock The New Death: American Modernism and World War I . By James Pearl . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2013 . xii, 259 pp. Cloth , $59.50 ; paper, $29.50 ; e-book, $29.50 . The Politics of Irony in American Modernism . By Stratton Matthew...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 87–115.
Published: 01 March 2014
... different from the white-authored Southern histories that preceded it. Indeed, A Negro Looks bears witness to the myriad ways in which Brown’s own mobility is constrained within the segregated spaces of the South, including its official monuments and markers. This is an ethnography that, in part, dramatizes...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 203–231.
Published: 01 June 2008
... reliance on the conception of self-interest as a way of managing conflicting beliefs about the world. Taking Franklin as an influential early proponent of “interest-thinking”—the view that a self automatically or naturally possesses interests that fit an economic model, even if the interests are not solely...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 305–332.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Christopher Hager In a standard narrative of Herman Melville's career, the author's initial tendency toward cultural nationalism—most famously displayed in his 1850 essay “Hawthorne and His Mosses”—gave way during the early 1850s to political misgivings and increasingly dark novels. The Democratic...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 673–699.
Published: 01 December 2010
... of his people. More recently, critics have come to find in Apess a radical voice latching on to the power of the pulpit and the rhetoric of the abolitionist movement to argue for Native rights. In either case, Apess seems to have risen up from a kind of intellectual vacuum with no way of accounting...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 361–386.
Published: 01 June 2009
... and cultural critics, race theorists, and, most recently, “postpositivist realists.” Yet academic scholarship continues to read essentialism in ontological terms, as Walter Benn Michaels does. Ontological readings focus attention on the ways in which essentialism involves positing a presocial being who...
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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...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 303–330.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of three phenomena: the way poetry relates to musical sounds external to it, the way poetry understands itself as a form of music, and the prospects for racial representation this reevaluation makes possible. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Langston Hughes Charles Olson jazz poetry...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Allison S. Curseen Abstract Focusing on the minor details of suffering cats, I read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as an exemplary illustration of the way in which American novels of individual development destabilize around the movement of minor bodies and minor characters. This destabilization...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 283–313.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the resistance to heteronormative logics of age categorization, “adult-erated age” names the ways that childhoods in the texts are adult oriented but also characterizes how they, in their respective contexts, revise and reflect notions of impurity and being worsened as singularly queer ways of being...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 391–416.
Published: 01 September 2021
... to perceive the ways in which extractivist infrastructures are frequently built upon and facilitate the exploitation of both human and environmental resources. Hard-boiled texts help readers see capitalism’s extractivist infrastructure as a type of material and intellectual entrapment that ultimately...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 301–329.
Published: 01 June 2022
... of neurodiverse Afro-fabulation that do not simply refute claims of Black inferiority through a representational politics of counterfacts, but fabulate, exaggerate, and deliberately foreground eccentric, excessive, and “irrational” ways of knowing that have their roots in diasporic epistemologies. Ultimately...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 301–325.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Janet Fiskio In light of Ursula Heise’s recent critiques of the concept of a “sense of place” in ecocriticism as well as the vibrant social movement for food justice emerging in the United States, Fiskio asks whether the concept of place can be reformulated in ways that are inclusive of communities...