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Historians and Intellectual Life in the Civil War Era

Lorien Foote

in So Conceived and So Dedicated: Intellectual Life in the Civil War Era North

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264476
eISBN:
9780823266609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264476.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This essay provides a comprehensive historiography of the scholarly literature on intellectual life in the Civil War–Era North since the publication of George Fredrickson’s The Inner Civil War. It ... More


Of Hellenized Cosmopolitanism and Colonial Subalternity

E. M. Forster

in Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251766
eISBN:
9780823252992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251766.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The chapter tackles E. M. Forster's Egyptian writings to bring out their almost diametrically opposed positions and thus open up both the overdetermination of genre and the relationship between ... More


Citation as Incitation: The Political Agenda of the Passagenarbeit

Alexander Gelley

in Benjamin's Passages: Dreaming, Awakening

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262564
eISBN:
9780823266562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262564.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What we have in “Das Passagen-Werk” is a massive collection of fragments, tantalizing but unwieldy, a collection that could give rise to a number of alternative models. It cannot be called a Werk, ... More


Event/Hiatus

James D. Lilley

in Common Things: Romance and the Aesthetics of Belonging in Atlantic Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255153
eISBN:
9780823261062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255153.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Irving, like The Sketch-Book’s Rip Van Winkle, is never simply modernity’s Other: in the same way that this author will both critique and reinforce progressive myths of nationalist history over the ... More


No Thing in Common

James D. Lilley

in Common Things: Romance and the Aesthetics of Belonging in Atlantic Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255153
eISBN:
9780823261062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255153.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 5 shows how Walpole and Poe refuse to imagine community as a simple collection of common things. They instead practice a philosophy of “uniquity” that values and collects the singular for its ... More


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