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Melville in the Antebellum Publishing Maelstrom

Michael J. Everton

in The Grand Chorus of Complaint: Authors and the Business Ethics of American Publishing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751785
eISBN:
9780199896936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751785.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 5 illuminates implicit and explicit correlations between trade morality and Christian ethics and particularly the penultimate sociocultural morality of the golden rule. This ... More


The Petrified City Antiquity and Modernity in Melville's New York, 1835–1865

in Untimely Ruins: An Archaeology of American Urban Modernity, 1819-1919

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226946634
eISBN:
9780226946658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226946658.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Herman Melville's eponymous 1853 short story Bartleby the Scrivener, set in the rising metropolis of New York, includes brief allusions to the ruined cities of the Mediterranean. In the middle years ... More


Intertext: “Bartleby, the Scrivener”

Michael T. Gilmore

in The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294131
eISBN:
9780226294155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294155.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Melville's short story “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” prefaces the consideration of post-Reconstruction literature. Bartleby, the Scrivener in the story forms a bridge between eras. It is an intertext ... More


Contaminating Judgement with its Suspension: Guilt and Punishment in Walter Benjamin, Herman Melville and Henry James

Michael Mack

in Contaminations: "Beyond Dialectics in Modern Literature, Science and Film"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474411363
eISBN:
9781474418577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411363.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter first discusses how Agamben turns Benjamin’s notion ‘mere life’ into his ever so slightly changed coinage ‘bare life’. Both expressions refer to life as pure material, embodied entity ... More


Presences: autistic difference

in Representing Autism: Culture, Narrative, Fascination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310911
eISBN:
9781846314667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314667.004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter presents a discussion of autistic presence. It analyses in detail the system of Leo Kanner. Kanner's clinical method introduced a foundational dimension to the understanding of autism. ... More


Out of the Attic: Gender, Captivity, And Asylum Exposés

in Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709635
eISBN:
9780226709659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709659.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores some of the cultural forces and gendered dynamics that contributed to the downfall of the moral treatment movement. Much of the focus is on the successful reform efforts of ... More


John Barnet and the Materiality of Desire in James Hogg’s Justified Sinner

David Sigler

in Material Transgressions: Beyond Romantic Bodies, Genders, Things

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621778
eISBN:
9781800341463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621778.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines a neglected scene in James Hogg’s novel The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, in which the church groundskeeper John Barnet is fired for insubordination. ... More


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