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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
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–
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–
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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