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American Intersections: Poetry in the United States 1837–1901  

Elisa New

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
This article traces the history of American poetry in the Victorian period, which witnessed the birth, maturity, and demise of American poetic culture. In 1837, American poetry was in its ... More

American Literary Naturalism and Film Noir  

Jeff Jaeckle

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
One of the major expressions of American literary naturalism occurred in the cycle of Hollywood films made during the 1940s and 1950s commonly referred to as film noir. These films revisit ... More

American Literary Naturalism and Psychology  

Stephen C. Brennan

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article considers five important naturalistic works, published between 1895 and 1925, that reveal the diversity of psychological themes during naturalism's classical age. These are ... More

American Literary Naturalism and Sexuality  

Linda Kornasky

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article examines the relationship between American literary naturalism and sexuality. By the close of the 1890s, American literary naturalism had established itself decisively as the ... More

American Musical Theatre, 1870–1945  

Thomas S. Hischak

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Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
This essay examines the history of musical theater in the United States during the period from 1870 to 1945. It explains that while The Black Crook from 1866 may be considered as the first ... More

American Naturalism and Modern Evolutionary Psychology  

Jeff P. Turpin

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on how writers seemed to anticipate developments that science would not “discover” for another half-century. Modern studies of sexual selection and reciprocal ... More

American Poetry, Prayer, and the News  

Jahan Ramazani

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Jan 2012
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Nov 2012
Twentieth-century American poetry metabolizes a variety of discursive genres, including fiction, song, theory, advertising, letters, and the law. To adapt Mikhail Bakhtin's terms, it ... More

American Political Drama, 1910–45  

Christopher J. Herr

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Jan 2014
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Jan 2014
This essay examines the history of political drama in the United States from 1910 to 1945. It describes the diversity of styles used and attitudes taken by politically influenced dramas, ... More

Amerika Samoa: Writing Home  

Caroline Sinavaiana Gabbard

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Sep 2014
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Mar 2014
In 1900, Germany and the United States divided the Samoan archipelago into Western Samoa, consisting of nine western islands, and Amerika Samoa, comprised of seven eastern islands. This ... More

Amoretti and Epithalamion (1595)  

Roland Greene

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2012
This article discusses how Amoretti and Epithalamion singly and together clear a space in late Elizabethan poetry. The Amoretti and the Epithalamion establish themselves in relation to an ... More

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