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Paradoxical Pastors; or, What the Novelist Imagined

Karin E. Gedge

in Without Benefit of Clergy: Women and the Pastoral Relationship in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195130201
eISBN:
9780199835157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130200.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Nineteenth-century American readers regularly encountered powerful and paradoxical images of clergy and women in many fictive genres, a reflection of the cultural tensions manifested in the ... More


Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves: Piracy and Personhood in American Literature

Sharada Balachandran Orihuela

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640921
eISBN:
9781469640945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640921.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this book, Sharada Balachandran Orihuela examines property ownership and its connections to citizenship, race and slavery, and piracy as seen through the lens of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ... More


Introduction: A Virtual Realm in Morse’s Dot and Dash

Kay Yandell

in Telegraphies: Indigeneity, Identity, and Nation in America's Nineteenth-Century Virtual Realm

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190901042
eISBN:
9780190901073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901042.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

In nineteenth-century America, Native Americans communicated long distance with smoke signals and Indian sign language to combat U.S. invasions across the American plains. Recently immigrated Morse ... More


Telegraphies: Indigeneity, Identity, and Nation in America's Nineteenth-Century Virtual Realm

Kay Yandell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190901042
eISBN:
9780190901073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901042.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Telegraphies: Indigeneity, Identity, and Nation in America’s Nineteenth-Century Virtual Realm explores literatures envisioning the literary, societal, even the perceived metaphysical effects of ... More


Consciousness and Culture: Emerson and Thoreau Reviewed

Joel Porte

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104462
eISBN:
9780300130577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104462.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Ralp Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are the most celebrated odd couple of nineteenth-century American literature. Appearing to play the roles of benign mentor and eager disciple, they can also ... More


Introduction: Xenocitizens

Jason Berger

in Xenocitizens: Illiberal Ontologies in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823287758
eISBN:
9780823290529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287758.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction’s first section argues that, amid neoliberal realities, liberalism’s paradigms are in crisis. Positing the concept of “xenocitizen” as a historical way to begin moving past ... More


Unadjusted Emancipations

Jason Berger

in Xenocitizens: Illiberal Ontologies in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823287758
eISBN:
9780823290529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287758.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter adds a consideration of the economic horizon to contemporary scholarship that examines the radical and, at times, emancipatory “entanglements” between slaves/ex-slaves and the ... More


Agitating Margaret Fuller

Jason Berger

in Xenocitizens: Illiberal Ontologies in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823287758
eISBN:
9780823290529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287758.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a competing portrait of Margaret Fuller’s brand of political citizenship. By examining Fuller’s earlier work, especially her writings about music, a new version of her political ... More


P.S.: A Coda

Ivy G. Wilson

in Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479857722
eISBN:
9781479818334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857722.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This concluding chapter cites Haiti—its shadow relationship to the United States; its minor and minoritarian archives; its role as a ligament in the body of hemispheric history—to draw parallels ... More


Thoreau’s Militant Vegetables

Jason Berger

in Xenocitizens: Illiberal Ontologies in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823287758
eISBN:
9780823290529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287758.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter takes as its starting point contemporary new materialist approaches to Henry David Thoreau’s writing, especially the work of scholars such as Branka Arsić and Jane Bennett. Complicating ... More


Xenocitizens: Illiberal Ontologies in Nineteenth-Century America

Jason Berger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823287758
eISBN:
9780823290529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287758.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Sociality under the sign of liberalism has seemingly come to an end—or, at least, is in dire crisis. Xenocitizens returns to the antebellum United States in order to intervene in a wide field of ... More


Emerson’s Operative Mood

Jason Berger

in Xenocitizens: Illiberal Ontologies in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823287758
eISBN:
9780823290529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287758.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reexamines Ralph Waldo Emerson’s early thinking about the relation of the individual to universal Reason, revealing that Emerson’s writing is philosophically consistent in its insistence ... More


Epilogue: Care, There and Now

Jason Berger

in Xenocitizens: Illiberal Ontologies in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823287758
eISBN:
9780823290529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287758.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This brief epilogue ruminates on the theme of care. Building on the previous chapters’ examinations of xenocitizens, it offers a timely call for new forms of political orientation.


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