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Michael Gibbs Hill

in Lin Shu, Inc.: Translation and the Making of Modern Chinese Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892884
eISBN:
9780199980062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892884.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Through the American writer Washington Irving (1783–1859), Lin Shu conjured a kindred soul. The role of Irving is at least if not more important than Dickens for understanding the course of Lin ... More


The Writers’ River: Washington Irving and N. P. Willis

David Schuyler

in Sanctified Landscape: Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820-1909

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450808
eISBN:
9780801464232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450808.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details the life and work of Washington Irving and N. P. Willis, the writers most closely identified with the Hudson River in the nineteenth century. Each lived in a house that ... More


“Intermingled with Texts of the Koran”: Washington Irving’s Moorish Renovations

Jeffrey Einboden

in The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture: Muslim Sources from the Revolution to Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199397808
eISBN:
9780199397822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397808.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Washington Irving was a leading American Romantic, author of classic tales including “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Privately, however, he was also one of America’s earliest ... More


Mahomet or Muḥammad? Irving and ‘Alī Ḥusnī Al-Kharbūṭlī

Jeffrey Einboden

in Nineteenth-Century US Literature in Middle Eastern Languages

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748645640
eISBN:
9780748689132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645640.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 2 addresses the Arabic translation of Washington Irving’s Life of Mahomet, reading this prophetic biography as rendered by the prolific Arab nationalist and Muslim historian, ‘Alī Ḥusnī ... More


Cosmopolitanism and the Nation

Catherine Jones

in Literature and Music in the Atlantic World, 1767-1867

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748684618
eISBN:
9781474406369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684618.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores the role of music, and music theory, in the development of ideas about cosmopolitanism and the nation in the nineteenth century. It begins by examining Thomas Jefferson's view ... More


Event/Hiatus

James D. Lilley

in Common Things: Romance and the Aesthetics of Belonging in Atlantic Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255153
eISBN:
9780823261062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255153.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Irving, like The Sketch-Book’s Rip Van Winkle, is never simply modernity’s Other: in the same way that this author will both critique and reinforce progressive myths of nationalist history over the ... More


Pistols and Horsewhips

Richard Cronin

in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter identifies this as the period when literature finally established itself as a professional occupation rather than a gentlemanly vocation. Literary animosities were so violent in part ... More


Naval Biography, the War of 1812, and the Contestation of American National Identity

Tim Lanzendörfer

in Warring for America: Cultural Contests in the Era of 1812

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631516
eISBN:
9781469631776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631516.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This essay argues that a close look at the relationship between periodical production and nationalist rhetoric in the biographies of naval officers printed in the Analectic Magazine between 1813 and ... More


Verifying Pilgrimage

Alison Booth

in Homes and Haunts: Touring Writers' Shrines and Countries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198759096
eISBN:
9780191819728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759096.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Here readers get acquainted with eccentric and entertaining professional pilgrims who go to document original sources of literature, and who will return in later chapters according to the writers and ... More


“Changing by Enchantment”: Washington Irving’s Hermeneutics

Michelle Sizemore

in American Enchantment: Rituals of the People in the Post-Revolutionary World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190627539
eISBN:
9780190627553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190627539.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter transitions to a discussion of “the people” as a nation, contextualizing its analysis within the rise of U.S. nationalism during and after the War of 1812. A work of American travel ... More


Trails: Pawnee and Osage Orientations in Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, and Edwin James

Angela Calcaterra

in Literary Indians: Aesthetics and Encounter in American Literature to 1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646947
eISBN:
9781469646961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646947.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

Chapter 4 argues that Indigenous story traditions are a crucial, overlooked context for understanding nineteenth-century American literature about “the West.” This chapter analyzes Pawnee and Osage ... More


The Line of Productiveness: Fear at the Frontiers

Andrew Lyndon Knighton

in Idle Threats: Men and the Limits of Productivity in Nineteenth Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748909
eISBN:
9780814748916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748909.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the threat posed to productivity by the modes of life characteristic of America's geographical and economic frontiers. Citing General William B. Hazen's characterization of the ... More


Real American Writers: Joyce and American Literature

Brian Fox

in James Joyce's America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198814023
eISBN:
9780191869822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814023.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 3 focuses on Joyce’s allusions to American literature. It will look to historicize precisely Joyce’s use of American literature within contemporary perceptions of that writing and the canon; ... More


Miscellany and the Structure of Style

Matthew Garrett

in Episodic Poetics: Politics and Literary Form after the Constitution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199346530
eISBN:
9780199346554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199346530.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 4 traces the collapse of episodic poetics into an evanescent style of commodity writing. The chapter focuses on Salmagundi, written by Washington Irving, William Irving, and James Kirke ... More


Undying histories: Washington Irving’s Gothic afterlives

Yael Maurer

in The Gothic and Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784992699
eISBN:
9781526124050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992699.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Irving’s 1824 story ‘The Adventure of the German Student’ alongside his two earlier tales, ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ and ‘Rip Van Winkle’, focusing on Irving’s radical ... More


Popular Histories and Serious Fictions: Manifest Destiny and the Spanish Atlantic World

Gretchen J. Woertendyke

in Hemispheric Regionalism: Romance and the Geography of Genre

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190212278
eISBN:
9780190212292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212278.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

It is the discourse of manifest destiny that conjoins the popular romance and the Spanish Atlantic world; and Cuba provides a key site for staging the conflict between the Old World and the New. This ... More


“I Lead the Way, Like Columbus”: Joseph Smith, Genocide, and Revelatory Ambiguity

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

in Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190221928
eISBN:
9780190221959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190221928.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Church History

Readers of The Book of Mormon have long identified Christopher Columbus as the “man among the Gentiles” whose divinely prompted journey to the Americas is foretold therein; Columbus thus became a ... More


Enchanted ground: Scott’s Abbotsford, Irving’s Sunnyside, and Shakespeare’s New Place

Nicola J. Watson

in The Author's Effects: On Writer's House Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198847571
eISBN:
9780191886751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847571.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 8 explores the ways that nineteenth-century writers constructed houses as ‘enchanted ground’ to display their own mythos as national writers. It argues that these houses initiate and model ... More


America’s Europe: Irving, Poe, and the Foreign Subject

J. Gerald Kennedy

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter focuses on the influence exerted by Edgar Allan Poe and Washington Irving on American literature and the national novel. The two authors’ impact on novel writing in the United States ... More


Tenants in Author Country

Alison Booth

in Homes and Haunts: Touring Writers' Shrines and Countries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198759096
eISBN:
9780191819728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759096.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Exploring gendered personifications of author country, Chapter 4 features internationally celebrated writers who occupy literary zones (often as tenants or guests) during the latter half of the ... More


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