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How to Dismantle American Culture: Van Wyck Brooks and Oppositional Criticism

Randall Fuller

in Emerson's Ghosts: Literature, Politics, and the Making of Americanists

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313925
eISBN:
9780199787753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313925.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces the career of Van Wyck Brooks, who unconsciously enacted Emerson's “American Scholar” in his groundbreaking critical manifestos of the 1910s. Brooks eventually found that his ... More


Country Matters

Simon Palfrey

in Late Shakespeare: A New World of Words

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186892
eISBN:
9780191674600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186892.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the depiction of the rural landscape in William Shakespeare's romances. It suggests that Shakespeare's wilderness, deserts, fields, and caves show a world both beyond and in ... More


Being remembered and forgotten

Natalya Vince

in Our fighting sisters: Nation, memory and gender in Algeria, 1954-2012

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091070
eISBN:
9781781708675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091070.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explicitly engages with questions about remembering and forgetting which thematically run through chapters 1-5. It discusses how the end of the single-party state in 1989, alongside the ... More


The Pacifist Traveller: Kate Crane-Gart

Tim Youngs

in American Travel and Empire

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311802
eISBN:
9781846315084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311802.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter, which focuses on Kate Crane-Gartz's travel writing, argues that Gartz steers an uneasy course between radical political criticism and racist stereotyping. While she is only too well ... More


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