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Sex, sexuality, and culture: Not “the other” Victorians — Sexuality in Victorian Fiction by Dennis W. Allen / Virginal Sexuality and Textuality in Victorian Fiction edited by Lloyd Davies / Mixed Feelings by Ann Cvetkovich

Sex, sexuality, and culture: Not “the other” Victorians — Sexuality in Victorian Fiction by Dennis W. Allen / Virginal Sexuality and Textuality in Victorian Fiction edited by Lloyd Davies / Mixed Feelings by Ann Cvetkovich / and others Reddy, Maureen Dennis W. Allen. Sexuality in Victorian Fiction. Norman: U of Oklahoma P, 1993. $27.95 hc; […]

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Interdisciplinarity and “The Merchant of Venice”

Antonio’s legalistic cruelty: Interdisciplinarity and “The Merchant of Venice” Weisberg, Richard H Antonio’s Legalistic Cruelty: Interdisciplinarity and “The Merchant of Venice”1 INTRODUCTION The Law and Literature movement now involves hundreds of scholars across the disciplines. Among the movement’s contributions to scholarship and teaching in literature has been its attention to several well-worked “legalistic” stories. Particular […]

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The paradox of slave mutiny in Herman Melville, Charles Johnson, and Frederick Douglass

The paradox of slave mutiny in Herman Melville, Charles Johnson, and Frederick Douglass Lock, Helen Those of us who teach American literature in all its varied hues often encounter problems of ideology when teaching nineteenth-century texts by white authors: one has to deal with the fact that a racist like Poe nevertheless has admirable narrative […]

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Other Henry James, The

Other Henry James, The Person, Leland S John Carlos Rowe. 1998. The Other Henry James. Durham: Duke University Press. $49.95 hc. $17.95 sc. xv + 238 pp. “Viewed in this way” begins the final sentence of John Carlos Rowe’s The Other Henry James, “the scholarly revival of Henry James should be part of the curricular […]

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Rethinking Western literature after reading The Book of Songs

Lyrical culture: Rethinking Western literature after reading The Book of Songs Pollard, Scott I was trained in west-west comparative literature (Latin American/United States), so that when I initially taught the first semester of a sophomore-level world literature survey-even though I specialized in twentiethcentury literatures-I felt immediately at ease with Gilgamesh, The Iliad, The Oresteia, The […]

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Homer, 1715-1996

Homer, 1715-1996 Myrsiades, Kostas Dejong, Irene J. F., ed. 1999. Homer; Critical Assessments. 4 vols. NewYork: Routledge. $704.00hc. Volume 1: The Creation of the Poems. 406pp. Volume 2: The Homeric World. 471pp. Volume 3: Literary Interpretation. 511pp. Volume 4: Homer’s Art. 484pp. Since the publication of F. A. Wolf’s Prolegomena to Homer in 1795, generally […]

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Modernism and masculinity in Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night

“The world’s rarest work”: Modernism and masculinity in Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night Nowlin, Michael That particular trick is one that Ernest Hemingway and I worked out-probably from Conrad’s preface to “The Nigger”-and it has been the greatest “credo” in my life, ever since I decided that I would rather be an artist than a […]

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Was Shakespeare gay? Sonnet 20 and the politics of pedagogy

Was Shakespeare gay? Sonnet 20 and the politics of pedagogy Charles, Casey A woman’s face with Nature’s own hand painted Hast thou, the master mistress of my passionA woman’s gentle heart, but not acquainted With shifting change, as is false women’s fashion; An eye more bright than theirs, less false in rolling, Gilding the object […]

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Autoethnographic Innovations in Hmong American Literature

“I salute the spirit of my communities”1: Autoethnographic Innovations in Hmong American Literature Chiu, Jeannie Whenever marginalized peoples come into a historical or ethnographic space that has been defined by the Western imagination, . . .”[e]ntering the modern world,” their distinct histories quickly vanish. Swept up in a destiny dominated by the capitalist West and […]

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Afrocentricity in the works of Larry Neal, Amiri Baraka, and Charles Fuller

Contemporary African American Theater: Afrocentricity in the works of Larry Neal, Amiri Baraka, and Charles Fuller Nfah-Abbenyi, Juliana Makuchi Anadolu-Okur, Nilgun. 1997. Contemporary African American theater: Afrocentricity in the works of Larry Neal, Amiri Baraka, and Charles Fuller. New York: Garland. $44 hc. 234 pp. JULIANA MAKUCHI NFAH-ABBEHYI UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI Contemporary African American […]