American Literature

American Literature
Volume 75, Number 1, March 2003


Contents

Articles

    Nabers, Deak.
  • "Victory of LAW": Melville and Reconstruction
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    Subject Headings:
    • Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Battle-pieces and aspects of the war.
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Literature and the war.
    • Reconstruction.
    • Law in literature.
    Sofer, Naomi Z.
  • "Carry[ing] a Yankee Girl to Glory": Redefining Female Authorship in the Postbellum United States
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    Subject Headings:
    • American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
    • American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
    • Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888. Little women.
    • Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart, 1844-1911. Story of Avis.
    • Davis, Rebecca Harding, 1831-1910. Earthen pitchers.
    Zimmerman, David A.
  • Frank Norris, Market Panic, and the Mesmeric Sublime
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    Subject Headings:
    • Norris, Frank, 1870-1902. Pit.
    • Financial crises in literature.
    • Hysteria in literature.
    • Mesmerism in literature.
    Orgeron, Marsha.
  • Rethinking Authorship: Jack London and the Motion Picture Industry
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    Subject Headings:
    • London, Jack, 1876-1916 -- Career in motion pictures.
    • Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- United States.
    • Authorship -- Social aspects -- United States.
    Foote, Stephanie.
  • Ethnic Plotting: Henry Harland and the Jewish Writer
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    Subject Headings:
    • Harland, Henry, 1861-1905 -- Criticism and interpretation.
    • Harland, Henry, 1861-1905 -- Characters -- Jews.
    • Jews in literature.
    Edmunds, Susan, 1961-
  • The Race Question and the "Question of the Home": Revisiting the Lynching Plot in Jean Toomer's Cane
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    Subject Headings:
    • Toomer, Jean, 1894-1967. Cane.
    • Toomer, Jean, 1894-1967. Natalie Mann.
    • Lynching in literature.

Book Reviews

    Bérubé, Michael, 1961-
  • Anxious Academics
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    Subject Headings:
    • Michael, John, 1953- Anxious intellects: academic professionals, public intellectuals, and enlightenment values.
    • Garber, Marjorie B. Academic instincts.
    • Intellectuals.
    • Humanities -- Study and teaching (Higher)
    Coviello, Peter.
  • Sympathy in American Literature: American Sentiments from Jefferson to the Jameses, and: A Vice for Voices: Reading Emily Dickinson's Correspondence (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Boudreau, Kristin, 1965- Sympathy in American literature: American sentiments from Jefferson to the Jameses.
    • Messmer, Marietta. Vice for voices: reading Emily Dickinson's correspondence.
    • American literature -- History and criticism.
    • Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Correspondence.
    Hausman, Bernice L.
  • American Women of Letters and the Nineteenth-Century Sciences: Styles of Affiliation (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Baym, Nina. American women of letters and the nineteenth-century sciences: styles of affiliation.
    • American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
    Stokes, Claudia, 1970-
  • Publishing the Family, and: The Whole Family: A Novel by Twelve Authors (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Howard, June. Publishing the family.
    • Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. Whole family: a novel by twelve authors.
    • Whole family.
    • Family -- Fiction.
    Jenkins, Candice Marie, 1974-
  • The Ivory Leg in the Ebony Cabinet: Madness, Race, and Gender in Victorian America, and: Conjugal Union: The Body, the House, and the Black American (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Cooley, Thomas, 1942- Ivory leg in the ebony cabinet: madness, race, and gender in Victorian America.
    • Reid-Pharr, Robert, 1965- Conjugal union: the body, the house, and the Black American.
    • Psychology -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
    • African Americans -- Race identity.
    Osucha, Eden.
  • Sideshow U.S.A: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination, and: The Showman and the Slave: Race, Death, and Memory in Barnum's America (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Adams, Rachel. Sideshow U.S.A: freaks and the American cultural imagination.
    • Reiss, Benjamin. Showman and the slave: race, death, and memory in Barnum's America.
    • Sideshows -- Social aspects -- United States.
    • Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
    Hubbard, Dolan, 1949-
  • The Absent Man: The Narrative Craft of Charles W. Chesnutt (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Duncan, Charles, 1962- Absent man: the narrative craft of Charles W. Chesnutt.
    • Chesnutt, Charles Waddell, 1858-1932 -- Technique.
    Lee, Jené.
  • Faulkner's Questioning Narratives: Fiction of His Major Phase, 1929-42, and: Subversive Voices: Eroticizing the Other in William Faulkner and Toni Morrison (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Minter, David L. Faulkner's questioning narratives: fiction of his major phase, 1929-42.
    • Schreiber, Evelyn Jaffe, 1948- Subversive voices: eroticizing the other in William Faulkner and Toni Morrison.
    • Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Political and social views.
    • Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Characters -- African Americans.
    Cucinella, Catherine.
  • Elizabeth Bishop's World War II-Cold War View, and: Home Matters: Longing and Belonging, Nostalgia and Mourning in Women's Fiction, and: Revising Flannery O'Connor: Southern Literary Culture and the Problem of Female Authorship (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Roman, Camille, 1948- Elizabeth Bishop's World War II-Cold War view.
    • Rubenstein, Roberta, 1944- Home matters: longing and belonging, nostalgia and mourning in women's fiction.
    • Prown, Katherine Hemple, 1963- Revising Flannery O'Connor: southern literary culture and the problem of female authorship.
    • Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979 -- Political and social views.
    • American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
    Kronick, Joseph G.
  • Writing the Radical Center: William Carlos Williams, John Dewey, and American Cultural Politics, and: Making Something Happen: American Political Poetry between the World Wars (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Beck, John, 1963- Writing the radical center: William Carlos Williams, John Dewey, and American cultural politics.
    • Thurston, Michael, 1965- Making something happen: American political poetry between the world wars.
    • Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963 -- Political and social views.
    • American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
    Heuving, Jeanne, 1951-
  • In the Process of Poetry: The New York School and the Avant-Garde, and: Everybody's Autonomy: Connective Reading and Collective Identity (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Watkin, William, 1970- In the process of poetry: the New York school and the avant-garde.
    • Spahr, Juliana. Everybody's autonomy: connective reading and collective identity.
    • American poetry -- New York (State) -- New York -- History and criticism.
    • American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
    Knadler, Stephen P., 1963-
  • Black Manhood in James Baldwin, Ernest J. Gaines, and August Wilson, and: The Origins of African American Literature: A History of the African American Literary Presence, 1680-1865 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Clark, Keith, 1963- Black manhood in James Baldwin, Ernest J. Gaines, and August Wilson.
    • Bruce, Dickson D., 1946- Origins of African American literature: a history of the African American literary presence, 1680-1865.
    • American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
    • American literature -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- History and criticism.
    Sugg, Katherine.
  • The Artist as Outsider in the Novels of Toni Morrison and Virginia Woolf (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Williams, Lisa, 1958- Artist as outsider in the novels of Toni Morrison and Virginia Woolf.
    • Morrison, Toni -- Characters -- Artists.
    Brown, Elisabeth.
  • Paratextual Communities: American Avant-Garde Poetry since 1950 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Vanderborg, Susan, 1967- Paratextual communities: American avant-garde poetry since 1950.
    • American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
    McKay, Diane.
  • White Women Writing White: H.D., Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath, and Whiteness, and: The Color of Sex: Whiteness, Heterosexuality, and the Fictions of White Supremacy, and: White Diaspora: The Suburb and the Twentieth-Century American Novel (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Curry, Renée R., 1955- White women writing white: H.D., Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath, and whiteness.
    • Stokes, Mason Boyd. Color of sex: whiteness, heterosexuality, and the fictions of white supremacy.
    • Jurca, Catherine, 1964- White diaspora: the suburb and the twentieth-century American novel.
    • American poetry -- White authors -- History and criticism.
    • American fiction -- History and criticism.
    Kramer, Michael P., 1952-
  • Voices of American Indian Assimilation and Resistance: Helen Hunt Jackson, Sarah Winnemucca, and Victoria Howard, and: Contemporary Jewish American Writers and the Multicultural Dilemma: Return of the Exiled (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Senier, Siobhan, 1965- Voices of American Indian assimilation and resistance: Helen Hunt Jackson, Sarah Winnemucca, and Victoria Howard.
    • Furman, Andrew, 1968- Contemporary Jewish American writers and the multicultural dilemma: return of the exiled.
    • Indians of North America -- Cultural assimilation.
    • American fiction -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism.
    Chuh, Kandice, 1968-
  • Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity in Asian America, and: Reimagining the American Pacific: From "South Pacific" to Bamboo Ridge and Beyond (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Eng, David L., 1967- Racial castration: managing masculinity in Asian America.
    • Wilson, Rob, 1947- Reimagining the American Pacific: from South Pacific to Bamboo Ridge and beyond.
    • Asian Americans -- Race identity.
    • Pacific Area -- Civilization.
    Wagner, Bryan.
  • Whispers on the Color Line: Rumor and Race in America, and: At Stake: Monsters and the Rhetoric of Fear in Public Culture (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Fine, Gary Alan. Whispers on the color line: rumor and race in America.
    • Turner, Patricia A. (Patricia Ann), 1955-
    • Ingebretsen, Ed. At stake: monsters and the rhetoric of fear in public culture.
    • African Americans -- Folklore.
    • Monsters in mass media.
    Singley, Carol J., 1951-
  • Demon or Doll: Images of the Child in Contemporary Writing and Culture (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Pifer, Ellen. Demon or doll: images of the child in contemporary writing and culture.
    • American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
    Levin, Jonathan, 1960-
  • The Uses of Variety: Modern Americanism and the Quest for National Distinctiveness (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bramen, Carrie Tirado, 1964- Uses of variety: modern Americanism and the quest for national distinctiveness.
    • American fiction -- History and criticism.
    Dawes, James, 1969-
  • The Scandal of Pleasure: Art in an Age of Fundamentalism, and: Modernism and Morality: Ethical Devices in European and American Fiction (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Steiner, Wendy, 1949- Scandal of pleasure: art in an age of fundamentalism.
    • Halliwell, Martin. Modernism and morality: ethical devices in European and American fiction.
    • Aesthetics.
    • Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism.



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