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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 251–285.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Jana L. Argersinger Duke University Press 2002 Jana L. Family Embraces: The Unholy Kiss and Argersinger Authorial Relations in The Wide, Wide World In the originally unpublished final chapter of Susan Warner’s The Wide, Wide World, Ellen and her new husband...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 783–811.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Sharon Kim Duke University Press 2003 Sharon Puritan Realism: The Wide, Wide World Kim and Robinson Crusoe 6986 AMERICAN LITERATURE / 75:4 / sheet 95 of 255 Cried over by Jo March and loved by Vincent Van...
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American Literature (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 626–628.
Published: 01 September 2004
... succeeds in tying together a wide variety of texts to prove the residual influence of mon- archism on American democratic subjectivity. However, not all of Downes’s chapters are equally convincing. His cursory consideration of Irving, for example, does nothing to strengthen his argument, which can be...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 489–518.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Christopher Hanlon Hanlon's essay depicts South Carolina Congressman Preston Brooks's 1856 assault on Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner as a flashpoint for 1850s controversies over the laying of transatlantic telegraphic cable between the United States and England. Widely treated by both...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 769–795.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Jennifer Putzi Published in 1860 under the pseudonym “Florence Percy,” “Rock Me to Sleep” quickly became one of the most popular and widely circulated poems of the nineteenth century. It also became the subject of a heated literary controversy, with multiple claimants coming forward to insist that...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 797–826.
Published: 01 December 2012
... key legal and political contexts that gave its narrative shape (and to which Williams addressed his text), including California Governor John Bigler’s anti-coolieism campaign (1852), the California Supreme Court ruling in People v. Hall (1854), and the widely publicized Modoc War (1872–73). It builds...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 455–488.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Alex Beringer It is widely assumed that the American comic strip “begins” in the 1890s with the multipanel sequences appearing in Sunday newspapers. This essay challenges this periodization by looking to an archive of humor magazines from the 1850s and 60s. As early as 1852, artists including Frank...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 159–186.
Published: 01 March 2015
... chronocanon put forth antiracist and anti-imperialist arguments in an era when racist violence and imperialist tendencies were widely deployed, both by the US government and by many of its citizens. More broadly, I argue that for critics interested in the politics of literature, more attention to mass...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 723–753.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Clayton Marsh Abstract Drawing on a wide range of temperance reform literature, this essay examines the temporal dimensions of America’s antebellum crusade against alcohol and their remarkably complex treatment in the tales of Nathaniel Hawthorne. The inebriates in Hawthorne’s tales are not...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 305–329.
Published: 01 June 2017
... sought to redistribute institutional power and resources. Although Rich’s poetry and essays have been widely praised for their contributions to feminism, little attention has been paid to the way she changed her life course, moving from Columbia to City College, to participate in one of the most...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 361–389.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Monica Hanna Abstract Some of the most compelling and widely consumed US Latin@ literature being produced at the turn of the twenty-first century is literary journalism in the form of the chronicle, a transnational and transhistorical genre that draws on US and Latin American literary traditions...
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Published: 01 September 2018
Figure 5 Cover of the first Frank Reade story (originally published in 1876), from a reprint in the January 24, 1883, issue of the Wide Awake Library . From the holdings of the Eaton Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of California, Riverside Figure 5 Cover of More
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 867–869.
Published: 01 December 2018
... American sentimental texts such as Hannah Foster’s The Coquette (1797), Susan Warner’s Wide, Wide World (1850), and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) or some comparative close readings would have pushed the study to another level. Further, it would have challenged some of the book’s...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 417–419.
Published: 01 June 2019
... to a British mythological painting, and the powerful pictorial imagery of early abolitionism. The archival work in this chapter is particularly fine. Literary scholars will be especially interested both in Walsh’s analysis of illustrations from the seduction novel, the most widely read fiction...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 214–215.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Virginia. 2000. x, 272 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $19.50. Ellen Pifer’s wide-ranging study of twentieth-century novels adds valuable insights to the study of the novel and to the growing body of critical work on...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 215–217.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Virginia. 2000. x, 272 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $19.50. Ellen Pifer’s wide-ranging study of twentieth-century novels adds valuable insights to the study of the novel and to the growing body of critical work on...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 863–865.
Published: 01 December 2016
... this burgeoning movement in his wide-ranging introduction. For Le Fustec, Frye is not only a giant of twentieth-century criticism but also the prototypical theorist (if not prophet) of the postsecular. He argues for the retrieval of the “shunned topic: the spiritual import of fiction” (12), and...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 841–844.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Reviews  843 McGowan addresses these issues directly by bringing James and Dewey, along with Kenneth Burke, into conversation with a wide range of classical lib- eralism’s architects and critics. McGowan offers a strong defense of pragmatist politics, underscoring the ways pragmatism challenges...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 405–408.
Published: 01 June 2015
... takes core issues in Chicana and Mexi- cana studies, spirituality and domesticity, respectively, and reimagines them in new ways. Charting figures as wide-ranging as Santa Teresa de Cabora, Pan- cho Villa, César Chávez, Subcomandante Marcos, and La Sántisima Muerte, Mártin reconceives of the...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 824–826.
Published: 01 December 2013
.... A lyric, according to Jackson, is a self-contained, transcendent expression of a poet’s interiority, indifferent to the circum- stances of its production. Dickinson is widely and wrongly seen to epitomize such expression only because of editing practices that have surgically detached certain...