restricted access   Volume 25, Number 1, Spring 2013

Table of Contents

Special Issue: The Second Book Project

Editor’s Introduction

pp. 1-5


American Enlightenment: The New World and Modern Western Thought

pp. 6-17

Alien Speech, Incorporated: On the Cultural History of Spanish in the US

pp. 18-32

Cities of Refuge: Indigenous Cosmopolitan Writers and the International Imaginary

pp. 33-53

Wars of Rebellion: US Hispanic Writers and Their American Civil Wars

pp. 54-68

Sitting in Darkness: Mark Twain and America’s Asia

pp. 69-84

Caribbean American Regionalism at the End(s) of Empire(s)

pp. 85-102

Me and My Bookmen

pp. 103-114

The Martial Imagination: World War II and American Culture

pp. 115-129

What School Culture Teaches Us about Queer Theory

pp. 130-143

Just Memory: War and the Ethics of Remembrance

pp. 144-163


pp. 164-175

Spectacular Bodies and Political Knowledge: 9/11 Cultures and the Problem of Dissent

pp. 176-189

Of Cain and Abel: African-American Literature and the Problem of Inheritance after 9/11

pp. 190-204

The American Genome Project: A Biopolitical History of the Contemporary Ethno-racial Novel

pp. 205-216

Labor and the Lyric: The Politics of Self-Expression in Contemporary American Poetry

pp. 217-230

The World, the Text, and the Americanist

pp. 231-246

What Is American Literature?

pp. 247-256

Next Times: The Futures of American Studies Today

pp. 257-270