European University Institute Library

American literature in transition, 1820-1860, edited by Justine S. Murison

The essays in American Literature in Transition, 1820-1860 offer a new approach to the antebellum era, one that frames the age not merely as the precursor to the Civil War but as indispensable for understanding present crises around such issues as race, imperialism, climate change, and the role of literature in American society. The essays make visible and usable the period's fecund imagined futures, futures that certainly included disunion but not only disunion. Tracing the historical contexts, literary forms and formats, global coordinates, and present reverberations of antebellum literature and culture, the essays in this volume build on existing scholarship while indicating exciting new avenues for research and teaching. Taken together, the essays in this volume make this era's literature relevant for a new generation of students and scholars.--, Provided by publisher
Table of contents
Introduction: Literature for democracy / Justine S. Murison -- Hemisphere / Rodrigo Lazo -- Empire / John Levi Barnard -- Economy / David Anthony -- Religion / Christine Hedlin and Toni Wall Jaudon -- Nature / Kyla Schuller -- Removal / Gina Caison -- Abolition / Martha Schoolman -- Romance / Emily Ogden -- Theatre / Michelle Granshaw -- Popular poetry / Michael C. Cohen -- Sentimentality / Tess Chakkalakal -- African American print culture / Derrick Spires -- Sexuality in print / Jordan Alexander Stein -- Seriality / Dale Bauer -- Unoriginality / Claudia Stokes -- Apess/Sedgwick / Ashley Reed -- Child/Thoreau / Susan Ryan -- Douglass/Walker / Marcy Dinius -- Emerson/Poe / Christopher Hanlon -- Fuller/Stowe / Dorri Beam -- Hawthorne/Winthrop / Christopher Castiglia -- Melville/Whitman / Kelly Ross -- Harper/Stewart / Nazera Sadiq Wright
Literary form
non fiction
Physical description
1 online resource (xvi, 431 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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Form of item

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