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Introduction: ‘An Author of Commanding Altitude’

Edward Paleit

in War, Liberty, and Caesar: Responses to Lucan's Bellum Ciuile, ca. 1580 - 1650

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199602988
eISBN:
9780191744761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602988.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

Starting with an examination of two readings of Lucan in the hitherto little-known play Cinthias Revenge (1613), by the English lawyer and satirist John Stephens, the introduction argues that Lucan’s ... More


Imperial Archaeology: The American Isthmus as Contested Scientific Contact Zone

Gesa Mackenthun

in Surveying the American Tropics: A Literary Geography from New York to Rio

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318900
eISBN:
9781846319983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318900.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines a ‘tropical’ geographical site that has largely been forgotten by the historiography of America while being mythologized in popular history. Gesa Mackenthun argues that while ... More


In Search of History

Miles Orvell

in Empire of Ruins: American Culture, Photography, and the Spectacle of Destruction

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190491604
eISBN:
9780197523285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491604.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

The first chapter explores how American intellectuals like Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry James imagined ruins in terms of European culture, holding them to be the mark of distinction. America’s lack ... More


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