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The Cambridge companion to the literature of the American Renaissance / edited by Christopher N. Phillips

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  • ISBN: 9781108431088
  • ISBN: 1108431089
  • ISBN: 9781108420914
  • ISBN: 1108420915
  • Physical Description: xvii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2018

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Includes bibliographical references and index
Formatted Contents Note:
List of figures -- Notes on contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Chronology -- Introduction: the very idea of an American Renaissance / Christopher N. Phillips -- Part I. Into the Renaissance. Reading the American Renaissance in a Pennsylvania library / Christopher N. Phillips ; Cooper, Simms, and the boys of summer / Jeffrey Walker ; Trouble with the Gothic: Poe, Lippard, and the poetics of critique / Russell Sbriglia ; Emerson and Hawthorne; or, locating the American Renaissance / Gavin Jones and Judith Richardson ; Cosmopolite at home: global Longfellow / Christoph Irmscher -- Part II. Rethinking the Renaissance. Sins of the rising generation: religion and the American Renaissance / Zachary McLeod Hutchins ; Uncle Tom's Cabin and the struggle over meaning: from slavery to race / Barbara Hochman ; The (im)possibilities of Indianness: George Copway and the problem of representativity / Mark Rifkin ; Poetess at work / Alexandra Socarides ; Fern, Warner, and the work of sentimentality / Jennifer L. Brady ; Melville: the ocean and the city / Wyn Kelley -- Part III. Beyond the Renaissance. Whitman, in and out of the American Renaissance / David Haven Blake ; A Renaissance-self: Frederick Douglass and the art of remaking / Zoe Trodd ; Frances Ellen Watkins Harper "In the situation of Ishmael" / Melba Joyce Boyd ; Corner-stones of Heaven: science comes to concord / Laura Dassow Walls -- Coda. War and the Renaissance / Christopher N. Phillips -- Further reading -- Index
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"The American Renaissance has been a foundational concept in American literary history for nearly a century. The phrase connotes a period, as well as an event, an iconic turning point in the growth of a national literature and a canon of texts that would shape American fiction, poetry, and oratory for generations. F. O. Matthiessen coined the term in 1941 to describe the years 1850-1855, which saw the publications of major writings by Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman. This companion takes up the concept of the American Renaissance and explores its origins, meaning, and longevity. Essays by distinguished scholars move chronologically from the formative reading of American Renaissance authors to the careers of major figures ignored by Matthiessen, including Stowe, Douglass, Harper, and Longfellow. This volume uses the best of current literary studies to illuminate an era that reaches far beyond the Civil War and continues to shape our understanding of American literature" -- Back cover
Subject: American literature > 19th century > History and criticism.

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