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Lafcadio Hearn's American Writings and the Creole Continuum

Mary Gallagher

in American Creoles: The Francophone Caribbean and the American South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317538
eISBN:
9781846317200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317200.002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter analyses Lafcadio Hearn's writings on nineteenth-century Louisiana and Martinique. It introduces the idea of a Creole continuum and the ways in which it disregards boundaries between ... More


Shaking the Buddhas: Lafcadio Hearn in Japan, 1890–1904

Taylor David

in Asian Crossings: Travel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099142
eISBN:
9789882206632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099142.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter analyzes Lafcadio Hearn, who may be seen as an early cultural hybrid and product of proto-globalization: of Greek-Irish origin, raised in Ireland and England, working as a journalist in ... More


Freedom Amongst Aliens: Jack London, Lafcadio Hearn, and the Alternative Modernity of Japan

Nathaniel Cadle

in The Mediating Nation: Late American Realism, Globalization, and the Progressive State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618456
eISBN:
9781469618470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618456.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the role played by literature in the widespread adoption of the European model of overseas imperialism, one of the more prominent and controversial processes of globalization ... More


Scent, the Body, and the Cosmopolitan Flaireur: John Addington Symonds and Lafcadio Hearn

Catherine Maxwell

in Scents and Sensibility: Perfume in Victorian Literary Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198701750
eISBN:
9780191771460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198701750.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on the cosmopolitan flaireur, the sophisticated citizen of the world who relishes the fragrance of travel, represented by the historian and classicist John Addington Symonds and ... More


“Unrivalled Charms”: Folklore, Nonfiction, and Lafcadio Hearn

Frank de Caro

in Folklore Recycled: Old Traditions in New Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037641
eISBN:
9781617037658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037641.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter explores Lafcadio Hearn’s non-fiction folklore writing. Hearn wrote several non-fiction folklore books that detailed folk entities such as ghosts. When Hearn stayed in Japan, the ... More


“She Loves the Blood of the Young”: The Bloodthirsty Female as Cultural Mediator in Lafcadio Hearn’s “The Story of Chūgōrō”

Sabine Metzger

in Vampires and Zombies: Transcultural Migrations and Transnational Interpretations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496804747
eISBN:
9781496804785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496804747.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter situates “The Story of Chūgōrō” within the context of both Hearn’s escape from Western civilization and a growing fascination in America with Japanese art and culture. Hearn’s age ... More


“Beyond Description”: Nineteenth-Century Americans Hearing Japan

W. Anthony Sheppard

in Extreme Exoticism: Japan in the American Musical Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190072704
eISBN:
9780190072735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190072704.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Chapter one places music in the context of late 19th-century Euro-American japonisme. The focus is on American perceptions of and reactions to Japanese music encountered in Japan in the second half ... More


Cable and Hearn

Catharine Savage Brosman

in Louisiana Creole Literature: A Historical Study

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039102
eISBN:
9781621039938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039102.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

George Washington Cable and Lafcadio Hearn are treated in detail here. While not Creoles themselves, they are among the most important English-language authors of nineteenth-century Creole ... More


Japonisme and the Forging of American Musical Modernism

W. Anthony Sheppard

in Extreme Exoticism: Japan in the American Musical Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190072704
eISBN:
9780190072735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190072704.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Japanese music played a central role in the formation of American musical modernism. This chapter focuses on the position of Japanese music in the careers of Henry Eichheim and Henry Cowell. For ... More


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