36.2, Spring 2009

Table of Contents

August Wilson

Introduction; Special Issue on August Wilson

pp. ix-xv
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Essays

Putting Black Culture on Stage: August Wilson's Pittsburgh Cycle

pp. 1-25
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Framing African American Cultural Identity: The Bookends Plays in August Wilson's 10-Play Cycle

pp. 26-39
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Some Losses Remain with Us: Impossible Mourning and the Prevalence of Ritual in August Wilson's The Piano Lesson

pp. 40-57
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"…if you live long enough the boat will turn around": The Birth and Death of Community in Three Plays by August Wilson

pp. 58-73
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"She Make You Right with Yourself": Aunt Ester, Masculine Loss and Cultural Redemption in August Wilson's Cycle Plays

pp. 74-95
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"Their baggage a long line of separation and dispersement": Haunting and Trans-generational Trauma in Joe Turner's Come and Gone

pp. 96-116
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The Shattered Mirror: What August Wilson Means and Willed to Mean

pp. 117-129
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Review Essays

Print Culture Studies and Technological Determinism

pp. 131-140
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Receiving Austen and Scott

pp. 141-150
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Book Reviews

The Heart of Whiteness: Normal Sexuality and Race in America, 1880-1940 (review)

pp. 152-155
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The Affective Turn: Theorizing the Social (review)

pp. 155-157
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Appendix

Books Received

pp. 159-160
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College Literature Referees

pp. 161-171
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