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Impure Worlds: The Institution of Literature in the Age of the Novel

Jonathan Arac

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231782
eISBN:
9780823241149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231782.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book records a critic's three decades of thinking about the connection between literature and the conditions of people's lives—that is, politics. A preference for impurity and a search for how ... More


Second Sight: The Visionary Imagination in Late Victorian Literature

Catherine Maxwell

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071447
eISBN:
9781781701096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071447.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This study, which examines a range of canonical and less-well-known writers, is a reassessment of late Victorian literature in its relation to visionary Romanticism. It examines six late Victorian ... More


Ordinary Life and the Ethics of Occupation

Mark Rifkin

in Settler Common Sense: Queerness and Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690572
eISBN:
9781452949413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690572.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Chapter 1 – It provides the theoretical and methodological background for the study. Surveying relevant scholarship in nineteenth-century American literary studies, Native studies, and queer studies, ... More


True and False Things: Faulkner and the World of Goods

T. j. Jackson Lears

in Faulkner and Material Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037122
eISBN:
9781604731637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037122.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter describes Faulkner as the quintessentially canonical Southern writer. Faulkner is prominent among an extraordinary group of writers and thinkers referred to as anti-modern modernists. ... More


Settler Common Sense: Queerness and Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance

Mark Rifkin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690572
eISBN:
9781452949413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690572.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Settler Common Sense considers how writings by several canonical mid-nineteenth-century authors that are not “about” Indians still participate in processes of settler colonialism. More than focusing ... More


Romancing the State of Nature: Speculation, Regeneration, and the Maine Frontier in House of the Seven Gables

Mark Rifkin

in Settler Common Sense: Queerness and Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690572
eISBN:
9781452949413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690572.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Chapter 2 – Nathaniel Hawthorne’s House of the Seven Gables takes up the Lockean assumptions of earlier struggles against elite propertyholding in Maine. In doing so, the text opens up the potential ... More


Loving Oneself Like a Nation: Sovereign Self hood and the Autoerotics of Wilderness in Walden

Mark Rifkin

in Settler Common Sense: Queerness and Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690572
eISBN:
9781452949413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690572.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Chapter 3 – In critiquing the debt produced by the effort to own property, Henry David Thoreau’s Walden develops an autoerotic vision of selfhood based on withdrawal into the space of “nature.” That ... More


Dreaming of Urban Fispersion: Aristocratic Genealogy and Indian Rurality in Pierre

Mark Rifkin

in Settler Common Sense: Queerness and Everyday Colonialism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690572
eISBN:
9781452949413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690572.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Herman Melville’s Pierre draws on the Anti-Rent movement in upstate New York to critique inherited estates, and it positions the city as an escape from inequities in the country. Casting New York ... More


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