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Lighting out for the Territory: Hypertext, Ideology, and Huckleberry Finn

Patrick W. Conner

in Electronic Text: Investigations in Method and Theory

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198236634
eISBN:
9780191679315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198236634.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that any critical use of the term ‘hypertext’ must take into account how the object so termed may be modelled in the cybernetic context because at least in the case of hypertext, ... More


The Birth of Huck's Nation

Jonathan Arac

in Impure Worlds: The Institution of Literature in the Age of the Novel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231782
eISBN:
9780823241149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231782.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The book Huckleberry Finn was written to challenge dominant common places of American literary study and education. This deals with the development of the book's perspectives for an international ... More


Epilogue

Shelley Fisher Fishkin

in Lighting Out for the Territory: Reflections on Mark Twain and American Culture

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195121223
eISBN:
9780199855162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121223.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The chapter makes a final tribute to the patriotism and bravery that Mark Twain exhibited in his works, particularly in the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn where he dared to defy the prevailing views ... More


A Tramp at Home: Huckleberry Finn, Romantic Friendship, and the Homeless Man

Axel Nissen

in Manly Love: Romantic Friendship in American Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226586663
eISBN:
9780226586687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226586687.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter considers competing understandings of male same-sex relations in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) and analyzes how Mark Twain employs typical plot elements and motifs from romantic ... More


/ Managing Sentimentalism in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Ritzenberg Aaron

in The Sentimental Touch: The Language of Feeling in the Age of Managerialism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245529
eISBN:
9780823252558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245529.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 2 examines Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) in terms of the changing economic structure of Twain's time. Twain's realist novel is framed by episodes that feature Tom Sawyer as the ... More


Mark Twain’s Free Spirits and Slaves: Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

Richard Locke

in Critical Children: The Use of Childhood in Ten Great Novels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157834
eISBN:
9780231527996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157834.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter studies the characters of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). Twain used Tom Sawyer to ... More


Lighting Out for the Pacific: Mark Twain’s Posthumous Journey Across China

Selina Lai-Henderson

in Mark Twain in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804789646
eISBN:
9780804794756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789646.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the socio-historical and political background in China into which Twain was first introduced. Brought to Chinese readers by Liang Qichao during his exile in Japan in late Qing ... More


Translation, Appropriation, and Continuation: Huck Finn’s Chinese Adventures in the Late Twentieth Century and Beyond

Selina Lai-Henderson

in Mark Twain in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804789646
eISBN:
9780804794756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789646.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines specific passages from Huck Finn and explores how Chinese translators approach Twain's work in the late 20th century and beyond—how they conveyed appropriate contexts and ... More


Huckleberry Finn without Polemic

Jonathan Arac

in Impure Worlds: The Institution of Literature in the Age of the Novel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231782
eISBN:
9780823241149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231782.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Mark Twain naturalizes Huckleberry, as part of the American frontier landscape taken in and uttered by an uneducated youth, the techniques of impressionist prose so important in so much ambitious ... More


Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Denis Donoghue

in The American Classics: A Personal Essay

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300107814
eISBN:
9780300133783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300107814.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Mark Twain's novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. It explains that the character of Huck is tainted by the deformed conscience throughout the book, though not as ... More


Vagrancy and Comparative Racialization in Huckleberry Finn and “Three Vagabonds of Trinidad”

Hsuan L. Hsu

in Sitting in Darkness: Mark Twain's Asia and Comparative Racialization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880416
eISBN:
9781479843404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880416.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the legal and cultural connections between vagrancy and racialization by focusing on the ways in which the relative immobilization of Chinese, Native American, and black bodies ... More


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Jonathan Arac

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter offers a reading of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a novel by Mark Twain that was first published in Britain in 1884 and the United States in 1885. It examines the prestige of ... More


Mark Twain in China

Selina Lai-Henderson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804789646
eISBN:
9780804794756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789646.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1835-1910) has had an intriguing relationship with China that is not as widely known as it should be. Although he never visited the country, he has played a ... More


Was Twain Black?

Michael T. Gilmore

in The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294131
eISBN:
9780226294155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294155.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter reviews the literary works of Mark Twain, another refugee from the former Confederacy who settled for a time in Hartford, Connecticut. Twain both accepted and loathed this state of ... More


Critical Children: The Use of Childhood in Ten Great Novels

Richard Locke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157834
eISBN:
9780231527996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157834.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book analyzes ten books in which children feature as critical characters and assesses the ways the children in these novels have been used to explore and evade large social, psychological and ... More


Epilogue

Selina Lai-Henderson

in Mark Twain in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804789646
eISBN:
9780804794756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789646.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In the final chapter of Huckleberry Finn, Huck concluded that he “got to light out for the territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she’s going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can’t stand ... More


Huckleberry Finn Revisited: Inverse Akrasia and Moral Ignorance

Nomy Arpaly

in The Nature of Moral Responsibility: New Essays

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199998074
eISBN:
9780190238933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998074.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that Huck Finn cases, or cases of inverse akrasia, give us reasons to believe that moral ignorance does not excuse from blame and that, therefore (1) theorists of moral ... More


The American Classics: A Personal Essay

Denis Donoghue

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300107814
eISBN:
9780300133783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300107814.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

How is a classic book to be defined? How much time must elapse before a work may be judged a “classic”? And among all the works of American literature, which deserve the designation? This book ... More


Credit and Blame

Nomy Arpaly and Timothy Schroeder

in In Praise of Desire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199348169
eISBN:
9780199348183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199348169.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

To be praiseworthy for a right action is to act out of good will (an intrinsic desire for the right or good), or out of indifference to the lure of the wrong or bad; to be blameworthy for a wrong ... More


Deliberation and Spontaneity

Michael Brownstein

in The Implicit Mind: Cognitive Architecture, the Self, and Ethics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190633721
eISBN:
9780190633752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633721.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter argues that in some contexts, deliberation may have a limited role to play in making our spontaneous reactions more virtuous. The chapter begins by considering the arguments of Peter ... More


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