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Cummings, E. E.  

Kate Cone

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Jul 2017
Poet of satire, love, and lower-case letters, Edward Estlin Cummings was born on 14 October 1894 at his home at 104 Irving Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Reverend Edward Cummings ... More

Currents in Dominican American Literature  

Nancy Kang and Silvio Torres-Saillant

Dominican American literature comprises the body of creative writing in various genres by US-based authors of Dominican ancestry. Here, “Dominican” refers to people who trace their origins ... More

Dana, Richard Henry  

Richard Everett

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Jul 2017
On 14 August 1834, a nineteen-year-old Harvard student walked down a Boston wharf to board the brig Pilgrim. He was wearing the loose duck trousers and tarpaulin hat of a sailor, for which ... More

Daniel Cano in Life and Text  

Jayson Gonzales Sae-Saue

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Jun 2019
Daniel Cano is a Mexican American author of three novels, Pepe Rios (1991), Shifting Loyalties (1995), and Death and the American Dream (2009). Among literary critics, Cano is recognized ... More

Decolonial Imaginings: The Works of Emma Pérez  

Ellie D. Hernández

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Apr 2019
The work of writer, historian, and theorist Emma Pérez encompasses a broad intersectional approach to the study of Chicanas. Her life’s work crosses disciplinary boundaries by working with ... More

Decoloniality and Identity in Central American Latina and Latino Literature  

Arturo Arias

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Mar 2018
The presence of coloniality is critical for the explication, and reflection, on racialized and subalternized relations of dominance/subordination. The Spanish invasion in 1492 was the ... More

Defining and Exploring Asian American Speculative Fiction  

Stephen Hong Sohn

Asian American speculative fiction is an admittedly unwieldy literary category. This body of literature includes such diverse works as Karen Tei Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange, Wesley Chu’s ... More

Delillo, Don  

Joseph Dewey

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Jul 2017
There is something coolly inaccessible about the fiction—and the person—of Don DeLillo. By any measure—productivity, longevity, influence, scope—a dominant novelist of his era, DeLillo ... More

de Tocqueville, Alexis  

Kathryn W. Kemp

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Jul 2017
The two-volume work Democracy in America (1835, 1840) grew out of a nine-month trip to the United States early in the career of a distinguished French statesman and writer, Alexis de ... More

D., H.  

Mark Richardson

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Jul 2017
The poet known to readers as H.D. is a kind of constellation that has not yet really been brought into focus. There is the H.D. of imagism, the short-lived movement of the mid-1910s that ... More

Dickey, James  

Henry Hart

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Jul 2017
James Dickey liked to conceive of his life as a series of cyclical journeys in which he departed from the securities and prohibitions of home, struggled through trials in order to ... More

Dickinson, Emily  

Molly McQuade

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Jul 2017
A clear sign of literary malady: The experienced reader begins to take Emily Dickinson for granted, failing to feel the insoluble, salutary shock of her poetry. And the cure for this ... More

Didion, Joan  

Joy Arbor

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Jul 2017
Joan Didion is an accomplished writer of essays, political journalism, and novels. A distinctive literary voice, she is known for her subjective yet unsentimental essays, her harrowing ... More

Dillard, Annie  

Ian Bickford

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Jul 2017
Among the most distinctive forms of American writing is the meditative essay, as initiated by the nineteenth-century authors Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Annie Dillard is a ... More

Disability Studies and Asian American Literature  

Kristina Chew

Twenty-first-century understandings of how disability figures in Asian American literature and the representation of Asian American individuals have greatly evolved. Earlier, highly ... More

The Discursive and Material Construction of Latina Sexuality  

Bernadine Marie Hernández

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May 2019
Since the early 21st century, there has been an emergence of scholarship and theorizing of Latina sexualities within the social sciences, humanities, and interdisciplinary programs, such ... More

Doctorow, E. L.  

Patrick A. Smith

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Jul 2017
E. L. Doctorow was born on 6 January 1931 in the Bronx, New York, the second child of David and Rose Doctorow. His parents, both second-generation Russian-Jewish immigrants, and his ... More

Domesticity in Victorian Literature  

Monica F. Cohen

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Feb 2017
When Victorian writers talked about the home, they invoked a range of contested ideas and complex affects about the material and imagined space where self and society meet. Emerging as a ... More

Dominican Ethnic Identities, National Borders, and Literature  

Lorgia García Peña

The formation of Dominican identity has been linked to the historical nexus that placed Dominicans in relationship to Haiti, Spain, and the United States. The foundational literature of ... More

Dos Passos, John  

Robert M. Dowling

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Jul 2017
John Roderigo Dos Passos was a major twentieth-century American novelist and self-styled “chronicler” of the American scene. He is best known for his contributions to the literary ... More

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