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Afterword: Cultural Memories and Critical Inventions

Sandra Gunning

in Rape, Race, and Lynching: The Red Record of American Literature, 1890–1912

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195099904
eISBN:
9780199855100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099904.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Some criminal cases from the nineteenth to the twentieth century which involve black masculinity do not refer to white violence but its possibility, because these cases are still filtered through and ... More


Chino: Anti-Chinese Racism in Mexico, 1880-1940

Jason Oliver Chang

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040863
eISBN:
9780252099359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040863.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book tells the history of anti-Chinese politics in Mexican culture. It reveals the hidden influence that anti-Chinese racism, or antichinismo, has had on the formation of the revolutionary ... More


Copland, Hollywood, and American Musical Modernism: Of Mice and Men

Sally Bick

in Unsettled Scores: Politics, Hollywood, and the Film Music of Aaron Copland and Hanns Eisler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042812
eISBN:
9780252051678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042812.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter provides a detailed musical and cinematic analysis of Of Mice and Men, Copland’s first Hollywood film score. The discussion begins by outlining Copland’s interest in film and Hollywood, ... More


F. O. Matthiessen: Comparative Criticism and the Rhetoric of Violence

Paul Giles

in Transnationalism in Practice: Essays on American Studies, Literature and Religion

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640492
eISBN:
9780748652129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640492.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the issues of the rhetoric of violence and comparative criticism, focusing on the work of F.O. Matthiessen. It argues that Matthiessen's American Renaissance is the best book ... More


The Abjection of American Literature: Jamaica Kincaid and the Ghosts of Postcolonialism

Paul Giles

in Transnationalism in Practice: Essays on American Studies, Literature and Religion

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640492
eISBN:
9780748652129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640492.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the history of the so-called abjection of American literature, focusing on the works of Jamaica Kincaid and considering the ways in which American literature, as the subject has ... More


Introduction: Globalizing American Studies

Brian T. Edwards and Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar

in Globalizing American Studies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226185064
eISBN:
9780226185088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185088.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The roots of both American studies and the understanding of the twentieth century as the “American Century” can be found earlier in the twentieth century. The myth of an American Century and the ... More


Introduction Finding Mexico’s Chinese, Encountering the Mestizo State

Jason Oliver Chang

in Chino: Anti-Chinese Racism in Mexico, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040863
eISBN:
9780252099359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040863.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter introduces the subject of the Chinese presence in Mexico through their distorted representation in a state museum. The history of Chinese Mexicans provides new ways to analyze the ... More


Public Duty, Private Faith

D. G. Hart

in American Catholic: The Politics of Faith During the Cold War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501700576
eISBN:
9781501751981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700576.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter discusses the Catholic church's concerns about Paul Blanshard and the nerve he apparently hit as Blanshard considered Roman Catholics in the United States a threat. It highlights the ... More


The Frustrated Activist: Leonard Bernstein

Emily Abrams Ansari

in The Sound of a Superpower: Musical Americanism and the Cold War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190649692
eISBN:
9780190649722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190649692.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents an account of the composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, who, although constrained significantly by the ideological climate of the 1950s, refused to silence himself ... More


Envisioning Catholic Colonial Order

Katherine D. Moran

in The Imperial Church: Catholic Founding Fathers and United States Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748813
eISBN:
9781501748837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748813.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores how American writers described the Spanish friars as imperial models. Like Jacques Marquette and Junípero Serra, the friars were cast as benevolent civilizers but were ... More


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