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Mid-Century Perspectives

W.J. Mc Cormack

in Ascendancy and Tradition in Anglo-Irish Literary History from 1789 To 1939

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128069
eISBN:
9780191671630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128069.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses some of the stages of the evolution of the 1770s neologism into the timeless language of Augustan elitism. In this chapter, several critical literatures, writings, and essays ... More


The Production of “Emancipation”: Race, Ritual, and the Reconstitution of the Antebellum Order

Regis M. Fox

in Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056586
eISBN:
9780813053431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056586.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Elizabeth Keckly’s Behind the Scenes (1868) dislodges hegemonic models of individual sovereignty and progress, particularly as the memoir of the author’s years in the Abraham Lincoln White House ... More


Chronicles of the Crusaders

Anne Fountain

in José Martí, the United States, and Race

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049748
eISBN:
9780813050447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049748.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter records how Martí’s years in the United States coincided with the nation’s reliving of many aspects of the Civil War and the decades of abolitionism by clergymen, reformers, former ... More


Between Cosmos and Cosmopolis: Emerson’s National Criticism

Leslie Elizabeth Eckel

in Atlantic Citizens: Nineteenth-Century American Writers at Work in the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748669370
eISBN:
9780748684427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669370.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Ralph Waldo Emerson preferred to think in general and cosmic terms – a scale that he called ‘the old largeness’ – rather than restricting his thought to corruptible national forms. This chapter ... More


Reconstituted Melancholy: Impossible Mourning and the Prevalence of Ritual and Race in August Wilson’s

Jermaine Singleton

in Cultural Melancholy: Readings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and African American Ritual

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039621
eISBN:
9780252097713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039621.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter takes a closer look at the underpinnings of the cultural melancholy that claims post-Emancipation African American subject-formations and cultures. It does so by putting psychoanalytic ... More


August First and the Practice of Disunion

Martha Schoolman

in Abolitionist Geographies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680740
eISBN:
9781452948744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680740.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the intensification of local New England abolitionist activity in the 1840s around the ritual commemoration of British West Indian Emancipation. Abolitionists clearly believed ... More


William Wells Brown’s Critical Cosmopolitanism

Martha Schoolman

in Abolitionist Geographies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680740
eISBN:
9781452948744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680740.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter presents a reading of William Wells Brown’s travel narrative “Three Years in Europe” to examine the political and theoretical consequences of the abolitionist ambivalence toward British ... More


Wordsworth’s Ecclesiastical Heritage

Jessica Fay

in Wordsworth's Monastic Inheritance: Poetry, Place, and the Sense of Community

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198816201
eISBN:
9780191853555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816201.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Ecclesiastical Sketches (1822) is an attempt to promote national ecclesiastical unity at a time when Wordsworth considered the Anglican Establishment to be threatened by the prospect of Catholic ... More


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