Issue 39: Money Talks

Introduction and a note from the editors
Thomas Cobb, Edward Jackson, Hannah Lauren Murray


Henry Miller’s Economical Need to Bullshit
Wayne E. Arnold, University of Kitakyushu

“The Family Gone Wrong”: Post-Postmodernism, Neoliberalism, and the Contemporary Novel’s Contract with the Reader
Ryan M. Brooks, West Texas A&M University

The Liquidity Preference: Money and Metaphor in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Andrew Lyndon Knighton, California State University, Los Angeles

How Well Has American Beauty Aged?: A Critical Review of the Suburban Film Genre
Richard Andrew Voeltz, Cameron University


Olaf Christian Christiansen, Progressive Business: An Intellectual History of the Role of Business in American Society 
David Hancock, Buckinghamshire New University

Michael W. Clune, American Literature and the Free Market, 1945-2000
Tim Jelfs, University of Groningen

April Merleaux, Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness
Evan C. Rothera, Pennsylvania State University

Joan Hawkins, ed. Downtown Film & TV Culture 1975- 2001
Gordon Alley-Young, Kinsborough Community College – City University of New York

Christian von Hodenberg, Television’s Moment: Sitcom Audiences and the Sixties Cultural Revolution
Oscar Winberg, Åbo Akademi University

Michael Goodrum, Superheroes and American Self Image: From War to Watergate
John H. Barnhill

Ichiro Takayoshi, American Writers and the Approach of World War II, 1935-1941: A Literary History
Dominic Caraccilo, Walden University

Lee Konstantinou, Cool Characters: Irony and American Fiction
Alex Moran, University of Birmingham

David Hering, David Foster Wallace: Fiction and Form
Iain Williams, University of Edinburgh

Clare Hayes-Brady, The Unspeakable Failures of David Foster Wallace: Language, Identity, and Resistance
Edward Jackson, University of Birmingham


Issue 38

A note from the Editors



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Issue 37

A note from the Editors



Michael Fallon, Creating the Future: Art and Los Angeles in the 1970s.
Katherine Doniak, (University of Nottingham)

Allyson Hobbs, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life
Christopher Allen Varlack, (University of Maryland)

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Issue 36: Reviews Issue

A note from the Editors


Vincent J. Intondi, African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement
Jon Coburn, (Nothumbria University)

Francis D. Cogliano: Emperor of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson’s Foreign Policy
Steven M. George, (Columbus State Community College)

Raymond Malewitz: The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism and Contemporary American Culture
David Hancock

Terence Finnegan: A Deed so Accursed: Lynching in Mississippi and South Carolina, 1881-1940
Guy Lancaster, (Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture)

David M. Wrobel: Global West, American Frontier: Travel, Empire and Exceptionalism from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression.
Alessandra Magrin, (The University of Strathclyde)

Linda Williams: On The Wire
Alex Moran, (University of Birmingham)

Marcie Cohen Ferris: The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region
David Parker, (Kennesaw State University)

Allard den Dulk: Existential Engagement in Wallace, Eggers and Foer: A Philosophical Analysis of Contemporary American Literature
Iain Williams, (The University of Edinburgh)

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Issue 35

A note from the Editor


“Not eradicated by enlightenment alone”: Reinhold Niebuhr and the conflicted meaning of racial factions in American civic life.
Gideon Mailer, (University of Minnesota)
Note: This paper was updated on July 8 2015 by request of the author. The original article can be found here.

“This Ain’t So Bad”: The Suburban Furrow in Transit
Christian Long

Demon est deus inversus: Literary Cartography in Melville’s “The Encantadas”
Patrick Chura, (University of Akron)


Marshall Boswell and Stephen J. Burn (eds.): A Companion to David Foster Wallace Studies
Edward Jackson, (University of Birmingham)

Charles N. Edel: Nation Builder: John Quincy Adams and the Grand Strategy of the Republic
Alex Bryne, (The University of Nottingham)

Joseph Eaton: The Anglo-American Paper War: Debates About the New Republic, 1800-1825
Peter O’Connor, (Northumbria University)

Alison Clark Efford: German Immigrants, Race, and Citizenship in the Civil War Era
Lorenzo Costaguta, (University of Nottingham)

Catherine McNeur: Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City
Pat Massey

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Issue 34: Autumn 2014

A note from the Editors


Firearms Manufacturing, Gun Use, and the Emergence of Gun Culture in Early North America
Solomon K. Smith (Georgia Southern University)

Yankee Yukon: Alaska and the Problems of Territorial Integration, 1867-1895
Soren Fanning (Robert Morris University)

Situating Early America’s Identities in the Atlantic World
Benjamin E. Park (University of Cambridge)

Ernest Hemingway’s ‘Fathers and Sons’: An Evasive Confession about Paternal Roles and Masculinity
Teodora Domotor*

“Hansel and Gretel” in Toni Morrison’s Home
Manuela López Ramírez


James Patterson: The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America
Enrico Beltramini (Notre Dame de Namur University)

Lawrence Buell: The Dream of the Great American Novel
Hannah Lauren Murray (The University of Nottingham)

Nolan McCarthy, Keith T. Poole, and Howard Rosenthal: Political Bubbles: Financial Crises and the Failure of American Democracy
John Barnhill

Heather Houser: Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect
Edward Jackson (University of Birmingham)

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Issue 33: Winter 2014

A note from the Editors


The Soldier, the Son, and the Social Scientist: Three Georgia Textbook Authors and the Lost Cause
David B. Parker (Kennesaw State University)

American Women and U.S. accession to the International Labour Organisation
Jaci Eisenberg (The Graduate Institute, Geneva)

What You Know and Who You Know: Senator Jesse Helms, the Reagan Doctrine and the Nicaraguan Contras
Andrew Stead (University of York)


Hildegard Hoeller: From Gift to Commodity: Capitalism and Sacrifice in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction
Myrto Drizou (Valdosta State University)

Melissa S. Fisher: Wall Street Women
Jaci Eisenberg (The Graduate Institute, Geneva)

Thurston Clarke: JFK’s Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President
Steven M. George (Columbus State Community College)

William J. Reese: Testing Wars in the Public Schools: A Forgotten History
Charles McCrary (Florida State University)

Sergo Mikoyan (Edited by Svetlana Savranskaya): The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis: Castro, Mikoyan, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Missiles of November
Ashley Phelps and Roger Chapman (Palm Beach Atlantic University)

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Issue 32: Summer 2013

A note from the Editors


Cybelle Fox: Three Worlds of Relief. Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal
Laura Cuppone (Michigan State University)

Scott Jordan Harris (ed.): World Film Locations: New York
James Harvey-Davitt (Anglia Ruskin University)

Timothy Corrigan (ed.): American Cinema of the 2000s: Themes and Variations
Edward Jackson (Independent Scholar)

T.M. Luhrmann: When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God
Robert Wuthnow: The God Problem: Expressing Faith and Being Reasonable
Charles McCrary (Florida State University)

Roy Morris Jr.: Declaring His Genius: Oscar Wilde in North America
Geoff Mills (University of Birmingham)

Julian Zelizer: Governing America: The Revival of Political History
Christian Wilbers (College of William and Mary)

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Issue 31: Spring 2013

A note from the Editors


Myth, Memory and the Reagan Legacy: Taxes and the GOP
Michael Espinoza (University College London)

“Some men ride on such space”: Olson’s Call Me Ishmael, the Melville Revival, and the American Baroque
Robert T. Tally Jr. (Texas State University)

Hunting Huckleberries: Intertextual Connections between Mark Twain and Lee Smith
Leslie Harper Worthington (University of Auburn)

Soldiers from the Farther North: A Research Note on Canadians in the Union Army in the American Civil War
Nicholas Blaine and Rebecca Mancuso (Bowling Green State University)


Michael Patrick Cullinane: Liberty and American Anti-Imperialism: 1898-1909
Alex Bryne (University of Nottingham)

Jason Jacobs: Deadwood
Hannah Graves (University of Warwick)

Alec Marsh: Ezra Pound
Justin Kishbaugh (Duquesne University)

David Leverenz: Honor Bound: Race and Shame in America
Guy Lancaster (Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture)

Mario T. García and Sal Castro: Blowout!: Sal Castro and the Struggle for Educational Justice
Dr. Lorena V. Marquez (University of California, Davis)

Dick Cheney, with Liz Cheney: In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir
Luke Middup (Independent Scholar)

David R. Gibson: Talk at the Brink: Deliberation and Decision During the Cuban Missile Crisis
Scott Midgley

Jeffrey P. Moran: American Genesis: The Evolution Controversies from Scopes to Creation Science
Shaun F. Richards (The College of William and Mary)

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