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“It Is Difficult to Disengage a Single Thread from the Living Web of a Nation’s Literature”: Sarah Piatt and the Construction of Literary History

Karin L. Hooks

in American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056043
eISBN:
9780813053813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056043.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Arguing that the changing and more consolidated literary politics of the century’s turn helped make possible the canon wars of the twentieth century, this paper investigates the history of literary ... More


Translating as Re-telling: On the English Proliferation of C.P. Cavafy

Paschalis Nikolaou

in Translating the Literatures of Small European Nations

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620528
eISBN:
9781789623864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620528.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on a rare success story among the poetries of small European nations: the transition of the Greek C.P. Cavafy (1863-1933) from national to global poet. The chapter shows how the ... More


Negro and Negro: Translating American Blackness in the Shadows of the Spanish Empire

Gayle Rogers

in Incomparable Empires: Modernism and the Translation of Spanish and American Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178563
eISBN:
9780231542982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178563.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Examines the reception of black US writing in Spain in order to contextualize and defamiliarize it as literatura negra norte-americana. By studying the translations, anthologies, and bilingual ... More


Longfellow and the Volume of the World

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/9780748669370.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Accused of parading as ‘a Dandy in the clean and elegantly ornamented streets and trim gardens of his verse,’ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow drew the ire of literary nationalist peers who insisted that ... More


Canon Theory and Emergent Practice

Paul Lauter

in Canons and Contexts

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195055931
eISBN:
9780197560228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195055931.003.0012
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

I want to begin with what some might cite as a characteristic move of the socialist intellectual in capitalist society: namely, biting the hand that feeds you. In the course of explaining to me the ... More


Beyond Consciousness Raising: Changing Institutions

Paul Lauter

in Canons and Contexts

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195055931
eISBN:
9780197560228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195055931.003.0016
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

For those interested in change, raising consciousness is the critical first step, and a good deal of literary work is directed to that end. But as Frederick Douglas pointed out, it is a first step ... More


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