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American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 636–637.
Published: 01 September 2000
... by its scholarly breadth, extensive use of manuscript sources, and insight- ful interpretations of natural history illustrations and collections as well as written texts. The Poetics of Natural History gracefully combines study of auto...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 647–650.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., in which a threat to black physical and psychological selfhood is advanced as a threat to white social and ethical selfhood. He is not alone in highlighting this rhetorical tradition; whereas his writers engage religious rhetoric as their means of critique, Stone’s account of well-being suggests this same...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 174–176.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Gordon Fraser The Moral Economies of American Authorship: Reputation, Scandal, and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Marketplace . By Ryan Susan M. . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2016 . x, 217 pp. Cloth , $69.00 ; e-book available. Plagiarama! William Wells Brown...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 241–267.
Published: 01 June 2016
... be, producing scenes that refuse to be marshalled into the discrete chronology of simple plot and a host of characters whose lives overlap and blur in their shared circumstances and joint wounds. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 reparations sentimentalism serialization William Wells...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 195–226.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Benjamin J. Murphy Abstract Quantification has long played a vexed role in efforts to record and resist racial violence. Building from Ida B. Wells’s antilynching crusade, this essay examines the risks and power of calculating life and death at the close of the nineteenth century. For her part...
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Published: 01 June 2019
Figure 5 Ethnic trauma in Rosemary Wells’s Yoko ( 1998 ) More
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 301–330.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Hannah Wells Abstract In The Common Law (1881), Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. wrote famously, “the life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience.” This essay turns to this seminal work of American legal pragmatism to reconsider the stakes of pragmatism for contemporary studies of race...
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Published: 01 March 2022
Figure 2 At the end of each in-game day in Papers, Please (Lucas Pope, 2013 ), players are given a salary and must decide how to allocate those earnings to support their family as well as pay for other incidentals. The payment screen also displays the various achievement tokens and booth More
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 677–705.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Mark Rifkin In the spring of 1832, a well-respected Sauk warrior named Black Hawk led a group of Sauks, Foxes, Kickapoos, and Potawatomies across the Mississippi River, through lands formerly occupied by the Sauks. Characterized as an assault on white settlements by U.S. officials during...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 121–149.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the geoformally oriented underpinnings of US sovereignty. Finally, the essay suggests that cultivating a new geographical formalism—in complement to literary studies that rely on cultural geography—lends pivotal modes of legibility to literary texts as well as to reading practices. These modes of legibility have...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 333–361.
Published: 01 June 2013
... as words “we” said rather than words put in the mouths of others. Subtle changes in Moore’s well-known poem “Silence” show her questioning the kind of artistic superiority displayed in the act of quotation, while her letters to various correspondents allow us to connect her changing notion of quotation...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 227–253.
Published: 01 June 2021
... framework to reveal connections across regional gothics in the United States and expose colonial legacies. The enduring trauma of British imperialism is well-documented, but American colonialism, particularly in Hawai‘i, is rarely addressed in the continental United States, making a gothic...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 601–628.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Arielle Zibrak Abstract The article describes the impact of two popular fin de siècle philosophical movements—Arts and Crafts and New Thought—on both well-known authors like Frank Norris and Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the lesser-known writers it reads more closely: Ella Wheeler Wilcox...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 497–525.
Published: 01 September 2022
.... In the writings of H. T. Tsiang and Ralph Ellison in particular, eviction constitutes a spatial politics of violence and exclusion, revealing the state’s protection of private property and bourgeois class interests over the well-being of its working-class and unemployed residents. Illustrating the sociospatial...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
... to insensibility, as well as the social marginalization this charge portended for idiots, hysterics, and the sensorially disabled—a promising gesture that, in Edgar Huntly , finally runs aground in race. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 References Acerbi Joseph [Giuseppe] . 1802 . Travels...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 303–331.
Published: 01 June 2013
... in isolation from the urban panics—both domestic and international—of the early Cold War, allowing us to rethink Faulkner’s strategies for imagining political community in this time. Through images of ruined and renewed urban forms, as well as the sounds that accompany material urban change, Requiem registers...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 505–530.
Published: 01 September 2013
... beyond the well-documented transatlantic mobility of the Irish diaspora. As such, a comparative perspective is necessary to fully understand that the novel’s famous blending of Irish ethnicity and Southern history is part of a larger transnational phenomenon; although Gone with the Wind seems...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 463–492.
Published: 01 September 2014
... demonstrates how tales used the developing forms of plot and dialogue to argue for biblical precepts by reading several shorter works as well as Helen Cross Knight’s 1846 tract tale Robert Dawson; or, The Brave Spirit . In closing, Howard considers the formal analogies between this work and the century’s best...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 683–711.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jordan Alexander Stein This essay posits that scholars interested in studying the history of secularism might avail themselves of the tools attendant upon the study of another well-worn historically important but empirically fraught object: literature. Precisely because secularism is a story—a bad...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 147–169.
Published: 01 March 2014
... bodies become signifiers of disorder and potential in the city, as well as aberrations from economic norms of enslavement in the Upper South. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 References Adams Jessica . 2001 . “ ‘The Wildest Show in the South’: Tourism and Incarceration at Angola...