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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 73194–118 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.1.94
Published: 01 June 2018
... violence is revealed to undergird a system of exploitation on which racial capitalism depends. Taken together, then, this body of work featuring deferred lynching suggests how racial capitalism has managed to escape blame for extralegal violence for so long: by constructing its own generosity as the reason...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 744554–557 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.74.4.554
Published: 31 March 2020
... dis- parate fields of aesthetic theory, literary history, anthropology, racial ideology, industrial production and consumer capitalism. This is cul- tural history at its best. David Spurr University of Geneva reviews 557 ...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 744502–534 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.74.4.502
Published: 31 March 2020
... and Insurgency: Ten Studies in Racial Evo- lution (New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1914); and Frederic Taber Cooper, Some Ameri- can Story Tellers (New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1911). For a more in-depth discussion of the reception of Atherton s work and New Woman characters, see Carolyn Dobay Forrey...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 744448–472 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.74.4.448
Published: 31 March 2020
... economy but also invite us to revise the complex attitude to racial otherness in Uncle Tom’s Cabin . I claim that while pursuing a sentimental ideology of the gift that comes to support racialist implications of its abolitionist rhetoric, Stowe’s novel also contains a radical potential of its critique...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 743388–392 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.3.388
Published: 01 December 2019
... to was religion, and, in so doing, they found themselves imbricated in the period s complex and evolving understanding of the origins of racial and linguistic differences. To understand the significance of Lecourt s book, it is impor- tant to see that he is not pursuing this question with the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 742141–166 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.2.141
Published: 01 September 2019
..., Ontological Drift: Medical Discourse and Racial Embodi- ment in Robert Montgomery Bird s Sheppard Lee, ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance, 61 (2015), 266. 15 See Christopher Looby, Introduction, in Robert Montgomery Bird, Sheppard Lee: Written By Himself (New York: New York Review Books, 2008), pp...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 742276–278 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.2.276
Published: 01 September 2019
... Doctoral Candidate in the Department of English at Vanderbilt University. IFEOMA KIDDOE NWANKWO, Associate Professor of English and Amer- ican Studies in the Department of English at Vanderbilt University, is the author of Black Cosmopolitanism: Racial Consciousness and Transna- tional Identity in the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 741116–119 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.1.116
Published: 01 June 2019
... marriage plots are shadowed by slavery in the West Indies Mansfield Park, Jane Eyre, and Vanity Fair are only a few well-known examples they testify to the ways in which novels could not disentangle the nuclear family s social division of labor from a wider world of racialized capitalism. In the words of...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 734522–550 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.73.4.522
Published: 01 March 2019
...Jesse W. Schwartz Jesse W. Schwartz, “‘Dynamite Talk’: William Dean Howells, Racial Socialism, and a Legal Theory of Literary Complicity” (pp. 522–550) In the wake of the 1886 Haymarket bombing in Chicago, William Dean Howells famously stood alone among his peers and against nearly all public...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 733293–325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.3.293
Published: 01 December 2018
... norms to make Indian converts, and Hindu reformers capitalizing on the Indian and Western fascination with Indian culture to advance their religions globally. In the process, these discourses pit themselves against the social sci- entific conception of religion, which regarded religion less [as] a...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 73130–67 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.1.30
Published: 01 June 2018
... capital but also liabilities. Yet the novel goes on to treat this very prem- ise regarding the transmissibility of guilt as a question by jux- taposing it with competing notions of contractual identity and corporate liability, which stress individual agency and seek to limit accountability. At once...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 724452–486 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.72.4.452
Published: 01 March 2018
... Racial Strategies in Jane Eyre p. 71). As Bronte¨ was aware, the word spirit derives from the Latin spirare, to breathe18 Seeming to draw on Robert Burton s famous pronouncement in Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), Such as is the Aire, such be our spirits19 Bronte¨ capitalizes on the linguistic...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 723430–432 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.3.430
Published: 01 December 2017
... Colleges. His publications include Uncle Tom s Cabin and the Archives of Racial Performance in J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists (2015), and Abolitionism s Resonant Bodies: The Realization of African American Performance in Amer- ican Quarterly (2011). He is now coediting Frances...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 722256–261 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.2.256
Published: 01 September 2017
... American citation and intertextuality but paying close attention to the particular writers that Du Bois selected for citation also leads us to reconsider a seemingly settled question in the scholarship on Souls: the role Du Bois assigns culture in the fight for racial equality (p. 177). By revealing...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 714562–568 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.71.4.562
Published: 01 March 2017
... nat- uralism to pastoral fantasy (p. 154). The novel s second half acts as cinematic wish-fulfilment that overlaps with an imperial fantasy of territorial acquisition (p. 158). This fantasy is intertwined with a set of racial hierarchies figured as a hierarchy of technologies of visual...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 712276–279 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.71.2.276
Published: 01 September 2016
... valence, function- ing as an archive of the nation s past, a measure of racial difference, and ameans of studying the tribes to create an archeological record of the same populations that the U.S. government increasingly sought to eliminate or remove west. In Ethnology and Empire: Languages, Literature...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 704530–534 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.70.4.530
Published: 01 March 2016
... whites from other racial groups. Under such conditions, the romanticized figure of the independent white tramp could be sustained only through legal and representational processes of racialization that selectively precipitated, criminalized, and con- tained the displacement of nonwhites (pp. 53 54...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 704496–519 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.70.4.496
Published: 01 March 2016
...-century literature echoes the original enough to demonstrate Shakespeare s reach across racial and cultural divides; on the other hand, it is so far from the original that it shows the untranslatability of the cultural artifact.8 Dilke s encounter demonstrates the asym- metry of Greater Britain: it...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2015; 701150–157 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2015.70.1.150
Published: 01 June 2015
...- duction, The Killers dwells on themes that seem prescient today, from income inequality to racial street violence to global capitalism. As with most of Lippard s fiction, the plot of The Killers is difficult to summarize. The events all hinge on an estranged father and son: Jacob Hicks, the banker who...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2015; 70165–101 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2015.70.1.65
Published: 01 June 2015
...-worm. The scene is thick with racial detail: a profile of [Musquito s] hideous visage, the receding forehead, the flat nose, the opened mouth with the lips, meeting in a point near the nose and diverging toward the sharp and prominent chin to accompany the swarthy Devil- Bug s heavy eyebrows...