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Across the Gulf: The Transcendentalists, the Dial, and Margaret Fuller

Sylvia Jenkins Cook

in Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195327809
eISBN:
9780199870547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327809.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the Dial (1840-44), the magazine of the American romantics, which appeared in New England almost exactly contemporaneously with the Lowell Offering. The Dial's contributors, ... More


The Prospects for Fiction: Male Romantic Novelists and Women’s Social Reality

Sylvia Jenkins Cook

in Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195327809
eISBN:
9780199870547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327809.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter looks at three male novelists who emerged from the romantic movement in America: Sylvester Judd, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville. In contrast to the majority of the Dial's ... More


Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Maurice S. Lee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797578
eISBN:
9780199932412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797578.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book reveals how changing concepts of chance shaped the way American writers struggled with doubt and belief. The nineteenth century witnessed a probabilistic revolution—in emerging sciences of ... More


Introduction

Maurice S. Lee

in Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797578
eISBN:
9780199932412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797578.003.0000
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The introduction offers a working definition of chance as causal indeterminacy. It also outlines the rise of chance and probability in modern Western thought, paying particular attention to its ... More


Homes and Haunts: Touring Writers' Shrines and Countries

Alison Booth

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198759096
eISBN:
9780191819728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759096.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Literary tourism and books known as homes and haunts developed in 1810–50 as readers were moved to visit the locales of renowned writers and their works. Yet academic studies have disparaged not only ... More


Critical Terrors: Poe’s Aesthetic Terror and the Claims of Art after Jena

Paul hurh

in American Terror: The Feeling of Thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804791144
eISBN:
9780804794510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791144.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter argues that Poe’s terror develops in concert with, and as a complement to, his relentless and unforgiving literary criticism. Considering the set of his tales, and one infamous poem, ... More


Transatlantic Transcendentalism: Coleridge, Emerson, and Nature

Samantha Harvey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748681365
eISBN:
9780748693887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681365.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Transatlantic Transcendentalism: Coleridge, Emerson, and Nature is the first book devoted to the most important transatlantic source for Emerson and the development of American Transcendentalism: the ... More


The Terms of Prometheus’s Liberation: Romanticism, Slavery, and the Titan’s Triumph

Jared Hickman

in Black Prometheus: Race and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic Slavery

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190272586
eISBN:
9780190272609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272586.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The rise of Prometheus as an icon of modernity in the so-called “Romantic era” is constitutively shaped by the problem of slavery in an Age of Revolution. Milestones in the eighteenth-century revival ... More


Byronic Abolitionism

Jared Hickman

in Black Prometheus: Race and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic Slavery

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190272586
eISBN:
9780190272609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272586.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The Promethean personae of Byron’s antiheroes—including Byron’s own Promethean posture, which made him a transatlantic celebrity—proved enormously influential for Atlantic antislavery writing. ... More


Two Hawthornes

Robert Milder

in Hawthorne's Habitations: A Literary Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199917259
eISBN:
9780190252908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199917259.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on Nathaniel Hawthorne's two sides, one known through his fiction and the other through his notebooks and letters. More precisely, it considers the impression produced by ... More


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