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  • Erasing the Commas

    Issue: 1
    Special Issue Editor(s): Houston  A. Baker
    Published: 2005
    Pages: 240
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  • 1. Preface: Erasing the Commas: RaceGenderClassSexualityRegion–Margo Crawford

    2. Charles Fuller’s Southern Specter and the Geography of Black Masculinity–Riché Richardson

    3. ‘‘It Spoke Itself’’: Women’s Genius and Eccentric Politics–Victoria Olwell

    4. Tender Revisions: Harryette Mullen’s Trimmings and S*PeRM**K*T–Deborah Mix

    5. Nameless Outrages: Narrative Authority, Rape Rhetoric, and the Dakota Conflict of 1862–Janet Dean

    6. Emancipating the Lettered Slave: Sentiment and Slavery in Augusta Evans’s St. Elmo–Elizabeth Trubey

    7. Black Hairdresser and Social Critic: Eliza Potter and the Labors of Femininity–Xiomara Santamarina

    Book Reviews

    8. Willing Obedience: Citizens, Soldiers, and the Progress of Consent in America, 1776–1898 by

    Elizabeth D. Samet–Russ Castronovo

    9. The Colonizing Trick: National Culture and Imperial Citizenship in Early America by David Kazanjian–

    Russ Castronovo

    10. Writing Indian Nations: Native Intellectuals and the Politics of Historiography, 1827–1863 by Maureen Konkle–Eric Gary Anderson

    11. The Collected Writings of Walt Whitman: The Journalism, Volume II: 1846–1848 ed. Herbert Bergman, Douglas Noverr, and Edward Recchia–Jason Stacy

    12. Making Girls into Women: American Women’s Writing and the Rise of Lesbian Identity by Kathryn R. Kent–Richard S. Lowry

    13. From Girl to Woman: American Women’s Coming-of-Age Narratives by Christy Rishoi–Richard S. Lowry

    14. Dangerous Intimacy: The Untold Story of Mark Twain’s Final Years by Karen Lystra–Victor Strandberg

    15. Henry James and Queer Modernity by Eric Haralson–John Dudley

    16. Henry James and the Suspense of Masculinity by Leland S. Person–John Dudley

    17. Blood Talk: American Race Melodrama and the Culture of the Occult by Susan K. Gillman–Jeffrey W. Miller

    18. Spectres of 1919: Class and Nation in the Making of the New Negro by Barbara Foley–Jeffrey W. Miller

    19. Reconstructing Dixie: Race, Gender, and Nostalgia in the Imagined South by Tara McPherson–Jeffrey W. Miller

    20. Would Poetry Disappear? American Verse and the Crisis of Modernity by John Timberman Newcomb–David Bergman

    21. Irrational Modernism: A Neurasthenic History of New York Dada by Amelia Jones–David Bergman

    22. Faulkner and the Politics of Reading by Karl F. Zender–Jason Gary Horn

    23. Games of Property: Law, Race, Gender, and Faulkner’s ‘‘Go Down, Moses’’ by Thadious M. Davis– Jason Gary Horn

    24. On the Lam: Narratives of Flight in J. Edgar Hoover’s America by William Beverly–D. Quentin Miller

    25. Censorship of the American Theatre in the Twentieth Century by John Houchin–D. Quentin Miller

    26. A Queer Sort of Materialism: Recontextualizing American Theater by David Savran–Peter Hays

    27. Professing Performance: Theatre in the Academy from Philology to Performativity by Shannon Jackson–

    Peter Hays

    28. From the Fallen Tree: Frontier Narratives, Environmental Politics, and the Roots of a National Pastoral, 1749–1826 by Thomas Hallock–Barbara Ryan

    29. Surveying the Interior: Literary Cartographers and the Sense of Place by Rick Van Noy–Barbara Ryan

    30. Unsettling the Literary West: Authenticity and Authorship by Nathaniel Lewis–Blake Allmendinger

    31. In the Work of Their Hands Is Their Prayer: Cultural Narrative and Redemption on the American Frontiers, 1830–1930 by Joel Daehnke

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    This special issue of American Literature testifies that enactments of race, gender, class, sexuality, and region cannot be separated and considers the new questions that emerge when the commas between these constructs are erased and their intersectionality becomes the starting point for analysis.

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