national studies and mid-Nineteenth century American literature

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University of Birmingham , Birmingham
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John D. Kerkering's study examines the literary history of racial and national identity in nineteenth-century America. Book Description Examining the literary history of racial and national identity in nineteenth-century America, Kerkering tells the story of how poetry helped define America as a nation before helping to define America into distinct racial by: American literature - American literature - The 19th century: After the American Revolution, and increasingly after the War ofAmerican writers were exhorted to produce a literature that was truly native.

As if in response, four authors of very respectable stature appeared. William Cullen Bryant, Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, and Edgar Allan Poe initiated a great half century. America's mid‐nineteenth century Civil War produced a recognisable and influential ‘cult of the dead’, comparable in its construction with similar developments in Europe following World War I.

Focused on the figure of the fallen soldier, especially the volunteer soldier, this cult found physical expression in the development of national cemeteries devoted not just to the burial of those who fell in the war but to Cited by: Ceniza’s book deals with questions from a feminist position that clearly admires Whitman profoundly.

She has made excellent use of archival material, uncovering a wealth of private or little-known comments on Whitman’s work by leading American feminists of the mid–nineteenth century.

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The strength of Lawson and Shakinovsky's book lies in its attention to absences: rather than investigate obvious instances of domestic cruelty in nineteenth-century literature—Nancy's death in. The fifty books on this list were all published more than a hundred years ago, and yet remain fresh and exhilarating reads.

There’s a temptation, of course, to mutter the names Dickens, Tolstoy, and Twain and assume you’ve covered the 19th century—but a deeper dive proves the novel was alive and well in the s. The novels of the 19th century remain some of the most taught literary works of any period.

They not only continue to influence the canon but also cinema and popular culture. Get better acquainted with these groundbreaking works with this reading list, categorized by author. Philip Freneau was another notable poet of the era.

The first American novel, The Power of Sympathy by William Hill Brown, was published in Olaudah Equiano ’s autobiography, The Interesting Narrative (), was among the earliest slave narratives and a forceful argument for abolition.

The Luminarium (medieval - 17th century English literature) The Medieval and Classical Literature Library Electronic Resources for Medieval Philosophy Studies: Digitized Books (mostly in Latin and other classical languages; at Boston College) (midth century American texts) National Park Service History (at ).

“The book is an appeal for environmental awareness, an appreciation of landscapes, an analysis of American writings about nature and design, a review of 19th century American history and, most strikingly, a personal memoir as its author deals with very basic matters of.

Metrics. Book description. John D. Kerkering's study examines the literary history of racial and national identity in nineteenth-century America. Kerkering argues that writers such as DuBois, Lanier, Simms, and Scott used poetic effects to assert the distinctiveness of certain groups in a diffuse social landscape.

This interdisciplinary study examines the role interpersonal and place attachment bonds play in crafting a national identity in American literature. Although there have been numerous ecocritical studies of and psychoanalytic approaches to American literature, this study seeks to integrate the language of empirical science and the physical realities of place, while also investigating non-human.

Books shelved as 19th-century-american-literature: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, The Scarlet Lette Home My Books. The Scarlet Letter was the first important novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, one of the leading authors of nineteenth-century romanticism in American literature.

Like many of his works, the novel is set in Puritan New England and examines guilt, sin, and evil as inherent human traits. The main character, Hester Prynne, is condemned to wear a scarlet “A” (for “adultery”) on her chest.

A large database of American magazines, especially strong in 19th century collections. Many of the 19th century publications reflect on the growing debate over slavery, including the serialization of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom’s Cabin in National Era, the Civil War () and Reconstruction (), and the settling of the.

American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting, – accounts for the role that transatlantic publication culture had on shaping what became, in many people’s opinions, the highlight of American literature, namely that which came out of the mid-nineteenth century.

The sections of the book provide logical and traditional divisions of American literature through the middle of the nineteenth century, but it would be helpful to provide date ranges as part of the title of each section so that students may have a stronger sense of when the literature.

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Cristin Ellis specializes in nineteenth-century American literature. Her first book, Antebellum Posthuman: Race and Materiality in the Mid-Nineteenth Century (Fordham ) highlights the destabilization of the category of “the human” by the rise of embodied accounts of identity in the antebellum era, examining more broadly how scientific discourse shaped racial and environmental.

American literature is literature predominantly written or produced in English in the United States of America and its preceding the founding of the United States, the British colonies on the eastern coast of the present-day United States were heavily influenced by English American literary tradition thus began as part of the broader tradition of English literature.

With a Barbarous Din: Race and Ethnic Encounter in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Hardcover by Cortiel, Jeanne, ISBNISBNBrand New, Free shipping in the US In bringing ethnicity to a reading of ante-bellum literature, Cortiel is not trying to distinguish "ethic" writers from "non-ethic" writers in American romanticism, or to rewrite the American Renaissance.

Book Description. The Routledge Hispanic Studies Companion to Nineteenth-Century Spain brings together an international team of expert contributors in this critical and innovative volume that redefines nineteenth-century Spain in a multi-national, multi-lingual, and transnational way.

This interdisciplinary volume examines questions moving beyond the traditional concept of Spain as a. This class investigates how the diverse literary genres of the American Renaissance have been used to construct a national identity in the mid-nineteenth-century, the s, and the s.

We will use the theories of Homi Bhabha, Benedict Anderson, and. Engaging the works of Douglass, Thoreau, and Whitman, and Dickinson, Cristin Ellis identifies and traces the emergence of an antislavery materialism in mid-nineteenth century American literature, placing race at the center of the history of posthumanist thought.

Antislavery Discourse and Nineteenth-Century American Literature examines the relationship between antislavery texts and emerging representations of free labor in mid-nineteenth-century America. Husband shows how the images of families split apart by slavery, circulated primarily by women leaders, proved to be.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. With a Barbarous Din: Race and Ethnic Encounter in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Literature Jeanne Cortiel Universitatsverlag Winter pages $ Hardcover American Studies - A Monograph Series; Volume PS Naomi R.

Lamoreaux & John Joseph Wallis. Working Paper DOI /w Issue Date June Before the middle of the nineteenth century most laws enacted in the United States were special bills that granted favors to specific individuals, groups, or localities. This fundamentally inegalitarian system provided political elites with important tools that they could use to reward.

The American Literature EAAS Study Group on 19th-century literature was established in during the biennial EAAS conference in Cyprus. The annual meetings of the group offer an opportunity to develop a supportive and inspiring intellectual community, and a forum for the exchange of information and ideas leading to publications in the area.

The American Renaissance. During the mid-nineteenth century, many American literary masterpieces were produced. Sometimes called the “American Renaissance” (a term coined by the scholar F.O.

Matthiessen), this period encompasses (approximately) the s to the dawn of the Civil War, and it has been closely identified with American romanticism and transcendentalism.

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Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, Good Wives [] (London: Everyman, ), 2. ‘Street Life in Europe’, Brooklyn Eagle, 22 February 3. Donald Scott, ‘The Popular Lecture and the Creation of a Public in the mid-Nineteenth-Century United States’, The Journal of American Hist no. 4 (): –; Scott, ‘Print and the Public Lecture System –  The preoccupation of mid-nineteenth-century American sensation fiction with sexual transgression, violence, and crime often led moral reformers and other critics to condemn it as immoral and dangerous.

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