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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


Introduction

Melanie V. Dawson and Meredith L. Goldsmith

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/9780813056043.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Across the period from 1880 to 1930, the processes of rethinking the past can be read as a historical gesture as significant as the consideration of wholly new works of art, resulting in a period of ... More


Beginnings and Endings

Rodolphe Gasché

in The Stelliferous Fold: Toward a Virtual Law of Literature's Self-Formation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234349
eISBN:
9780823241279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234349.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Beginnings and Endings dates from 1980. Parts of it were presented at a conference on Writing Literary History organized by Wlad, and again in 1981 at a conference on The Institutions of Criticism. ... More


Publishing Africa in French: Literary Institutions and Decolonization 1945-1967

Ruth Bush

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381953
eISBN:
9781786945181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381953.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Publishing Africa in French provides a critical analysis of the global dynamics and cultural and publishing history of French and African literature. It focuses on French readership and the French ... More


Texts and readers in the Age of Marvell

Christopher D'Addario and Matthew Augustine (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526113894
eISBN:
9781526138897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113894.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Texts and Readers in the Age of Marvell offers fresh perspectives from leading and emerging scholars of seventeenth-century British literature, focusing on the surprising ways that texts interacted ... More


System: The Shaping of Modern Knowledge

Clifford Siskin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035316
eISBN:
9780262336345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035316.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book illuminates the role that “system” has played in the shaping and reshaping of modern knowledge. System can describe what we see, as with Galileo’s sighting of Jupiter’s moons, operate a ... More


Intellectual disability: A conceptual history, 1200-1900

Patrick McDonagh, C. F. Goodey, and Tim Stainton (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125316
eISBN:
9781526136213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125316.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This collection explores how concepts of intellectual or learning disability evolved from a range of influences, gradually developing from earlier and decidedly distinct concepts, including ‘idiocy’ ... More


Afterword. The Location of Translation: The Atlantic and the (Relational) Literary History of Modern Transnational Poetics

Ignacio Infante

in After Translation: The Transfer and Circulation of Modern Poetics Across the Atlantic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251780
eISBN:
9780823252831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251780.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This afterword stresses the importance of the concept of translation within the field of contemporary transatlantic literary and cultural studies. It also offers an alternative to the theoretical ... More


The Shores of Modernity: Essay on “Wirkung der Dichtkunst auf die Sitten neuerer Zeiten” (1777)

Philip V. Bohlman

in Song Loves the Masses: Herder on Music and Nationalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520234949
eISBN:
9780520966444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234949.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In a broadly historical essay Herder examines the ways in which poetry and song reflect national character. Important distinctions between the objects and subjects of poetry, especially the relation ... More


Literary prize culture

Ruth Bush

in Publishing Africa in French: Literary Institutions and Decolonization 1945-1967

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381953
eISBN:
9781786945181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381953.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the colonial heritage of the main literary prizes specific to African writing in French in the post-war period, awarded by the Association nationale desécrivains de la mer et ... More


The Editor as Broker:: Gordon Hutner

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter profiles Gordon Hutner, founding and long-time editor of the major journal, American Literary History, and critic of American literature. It tells how he founded the journal and the ... More


White Writers, Race Matters: Fictions of Racial Liberalism from Stowe to Stockett

Gregory S. Jay

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190687229
eISBN:
9780190687250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687229.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

White liberal race fiction has been an enduringly popular genre in American literary history. It includes widely read and taught works such as Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird along with ... More


Introduction: Transporting Chaucer

Helen Barr

in Transporting Chaucer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719091490
eISBN:
9781781707319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091490.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Beginning with Antony Gormley’s Transport sculpture in Canterbury cathedral, the Introduction introduces key conceptual premises of the book. It shows how Transport re-presents bodies in time in a ... More


Writing disenchantment: British First World War prose, 1914-30

Andrew Frayn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089220
eISBN:
9781781707333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089220.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book argues that disenchantment is not only a response to wartime experience, but a condition of modernity with a language that finds extreme expression in First World War literature. The ... More


On Freedom and the Will to Adorn: The Art of the African American Essay

Cheryl A. Wall

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646909
eISBN:
9781469646923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646909.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Although they have written in various genres, African American writers as notable and diverse as W. E. B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, and Alice Walker have done their most influential work in the essay ... More


Afterword: The ‘unlimited vicissitudes of travelling’

Simon Cooke

in Travellers' Tales of Wonder: Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748675463
eISBN:
9780748684373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675463.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Afterword offers a brief summative conclusion and outlook, addressing the question of what ‘follows’ the works considered. It draws together the strands and literary historical patterns that have ... More


Sex and Literary History in Orlando

Gaura Narayan

in Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781942954422
eISBN:
9781786944368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954422.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

My paper examines Virginia Woolf's review of British history and literary heritage in Orlando (1828) which was published in the context of the scandal created by Radclyffe Hall's The Well of ... More


Introduction: Getting Away from the Facilior Lectio

Tom Shippey

in Hard Reading: Learning from Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382615
eISBN:
9781786945167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382615.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Semiotic ghosts, it has been suggested, are the relics of old beliefs, or – in science fiction – past images of the future, now discredited or disproved, but still present as memories, ... More


Book-publishing at Présence Africaine

Ruth Bush

in Publishing Africa in French: Literary Institutions and Decolonization 1945-1967

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381953
eISBN:
9781786945181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381953.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Book-publishing at Présence Africaine’ explores the extent of which the idealized notion of autonomy was transformed by the effects of decolonization on the Parisian publishing landscape. The ... More


Introduction

Josephine M. Guy

in The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408912
eISBN:
9781474445030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter provides an overview of critical histories of the fin de siècle outlining some of the key concepts associated with defining this period in literary history. It explores the relationship ... More


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