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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 3–22.
Published: 01 September 2013
... as well. As on the coast, though, drawbacks portend another big one on the horizon. Nor is this to say that no major work appeared this year. For the second year in a row we have a new volume from the Emerson Edition. The now familiar revisionist picture of a politically, socially engaged...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 37–53.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of Justice Joseph Story’s legal opinions. Yet three significant collections of essays appear: The New Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville, ed. Robert S. Levine; A Political Companion to Herman Melville, ed. Jason Frank; and Melville as Poet, a collection initiated by Douglas Robillard...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 3–26.
Published: 01 September 2003
...David M. Robinson Duke University Press 2003 1 Emerson, Thoreau, Fuller, and Transcendentalism David M. Robinson It is a measure of the present moment in literary studies that the political character of Transcendentalism, an important but somewhat secondary interpretive...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 445–459.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Marxian thinking about the nature and role of art continues to trouble critics, especially those seeking to reconcile aesthetic values and progressive politics. Another theme that has begun to emerge from the era of identity politics is cosmopolitanism. Within recent political theory...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 233–262.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Kristin Boudreau Duke University Press 2007 12  Early-19th-Century Literature Kristin Boudreau The majority of this year’s studies are marked by the convergence of culture and politics as critics continue to reflect on the connections between literature and other...
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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 3–29.
Published: 01 September 2011
... and race; Alex M. Zakaras’s his- torically situated analysis of Emerson’s political philosophy; and Adam Tuchinsky’s study of Horace Greeley and the New-York Tribune, a rich intellectual history of socialist liberalism. i  Ralph Waldo Emerson a. Emerson and Politics  Everyone who ponders Emerson’s...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 3–28.
Published: 01 September 2010
... idea of friendship is “a thor- oughly politicized concept” in which “the relationship between friends” models “the relationship between citizens,” and carries the same set of possibilities and limitations. b. Emerson, Politics, and Democratic Theory  Larson’s reading of “Friendship...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 29–41.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., among others, Michael J. Colacurcio, Laura Doyle, Michael Anesko, and Monika Elbert. i  General Larry J. Reynolds’s Devils and Rebels: The Making of Hawthorne’s Damned Politics (Michigan) explores how the author’s system of beliefs affected his political perspectives on such issues...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 351–370.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of modernism, midcentury, and postmodernism versus a long modernist avant-garde. i  Poetry and Its Others a. Race  Two works on racialized and racializing reading practices in a variety of genres and arts expose the politics of the questions we bring to interpretation. Phillip Brian Harper’s...
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American Literary Scholarship (2001) 1999 (1): 221–242.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., eventually political, economic, and cross-cultural New World experiences influenced the lyric. Edward Gray’s New World Babel: Languages and Nations in Early America (Princeton) discloses another Old World influence on how early colonists interpreted their New World experiences. Gray commences...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 3–27.
Published: 01 September 2007
... work on Thoreau extended last year’s recogni- tions of the sesquicentennial of Walden, and substantial scholarship on Emerson continued apace, with a notable selection of Emerson’s lectures by Ronald A. Bosco and Joel Myerson and a number of new analyses of Emerson’s politics, ethics, and impact...
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American Literary Scholarship (2004) 2002 (1): 3–24.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of Emerson’s articulation of the ‘‘higher law’’ theory in the antislavery debate and Caleb Crain’s astute summation of Fuller’s cultural significance. i Emerson a. Emerson and Politics The political character of Emerson and the Transcendentalist movement has been the predominant critical concern...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 223–240.
Published: 01 September 2006
... postlapsarian Eve, understands that her devotion to the deity includes the sacred performance of her temporal duties as wife and mother. How an Eve-like heretic became a feminist martyr forms part of the story John McWilliams unfolds in New England’s Crises and Cultural Memory: Literature, Politics...
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American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 417–452.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of a feminist politics to the progressive reformation of theoretical models, Davidson argues that questioning the binary category of gender that has organized critical discussion inevitably leads us to consider how other categories complicate the separate spheres paradigm, especially with regard to issues...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 441–454.
Published: 01 September 2010
... breaks new ground methodologically in examining whether and how mainstream political science and punditry correlate with litera- ture. Political discourse largely parallels literary productions from the same time, he argues, thereby tracking via fact and fantasy the hopes and fears American...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 231–250.
Published: 01 September 2003
... to an appreciation of wilderness and mountains, both previously seen as deformities. ii The Mathers and Early Colonial Prose: Ministers and Politics Despite their repudiation of Žgurative language as untrustworthy, Indian missionaries such as John Eliot unwittingly but necessarily resorted to metaphor. So...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 359–389.
Published: 01 September 2008
... narrative” differs from Perloff’s account “of loss and rediscovery based on very few exem- plary figures” in that he is expressly concerned with “every generation of modernist writing until the 1980s.” The terms of this dialectical narrative of renewal are defined by an initial sense of political...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 219–242.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., his use of mourning and loss, his aesthetics, and his political thought. Revers- ing the trend evident in recent years, fewer works on James Fenimore Cooper appear, although one new edition of a Cooper novella and two thought-provoking articles stand as valuable contributions to Cooper...
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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 3–20.
Published: 01 September 2016
... are enlivened by placing his ideas alongside their applications in national and transnational politics. A major trend in scholarship involves the quality of Henry David Thoreau’s scientific fieldwork, and interest- ing studies address the gendered dimensions of his Walden experiment. In a literary...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 221–250.
Published: 01 September 2008
... interesting chapters on reform indicate how various the uses of Islamicism were in the first half of the century. These reformers, seeking to establish the global relevance of their efforts, drew on “Islamicism’s utility as a transhemispheric dimension.” Marr’s diverse sources include political...