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The Oxford Handbook of Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Oxford Handbook of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oxford Handbooks

The Oxford Handbook of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oxford Handbooks: The Oxford Handbook of Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

This book is a collection of essays about Ralph Waldo Emerson written from a wide variety of critical perspectives. It assesses the history and state of Emerson scholarship while suggesting directions for future work.


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Beschrijving Oxford Handbooks: The Oxford Handbook of Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Oxford Handbook of Ralph Waldo Emerson is the most expansive collection of critical essays on Emerson to date, a survey that approaches Emerson from the vantages of climate change, racial justice, print culture, the digital humanities, the new religious studies, hemispheric American Studies, health humanities, and affect theory among other critical perspectives. Curated between a forward by editor Christopher Hanlon--who makes the case for a capacious and contemporary Emerson--and Cornel West--the activist-scholar whose influential work on Emerson merges with a career of advocacy for economic and racial justice—this collection assesses the history and state of Emerson scholarship while charting pathways for new work on this most essential American writer.

Comprised of new works by leading figures in nineteenth-century Americanist literary studies, the volume suggests directions into underexamined facets of Emerson's writing, life, and reputation. From Emerson's engagements with energy infrastructure and the processes of extraction that undergirded the locomotives he rode and the energy economies he sometimes extolled; to the vicissitudes of age he experienced alongside the romantic tropes of youthful vigour he both re-circulated and re-tooled; to Emerson's poetry, both in its philosophical formulations and in its reflections of the material circumstances of nineteenth-century print culture; to Emerson's resonance beyond the United States, elsewhere in the western hemisphere; to the Black press and its refractions of Emersonian transcendentalism in the midst of ante- and post-bellum justice struggles; to the legacies of Emerson to be found in the writings of W.E.B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, Rachel Carson, and in the versions of <"Emerson>" to be found in children's literature; to his often-fraught and often-fruitful engagements with reform movements of various sorts; to the prospects for digital processes of re-reading Emerson and his contemporaries' styles of textual production and engagement, The Oxford Handbook of Ralph Waldo Emerson is a necessary resource for students, scholars, and general readers committed to the study of Emerson, transcendentalism, and current critical approaches to United States literature.


ISBN
9780192894373
Pagina's
656
Verschijnt
Serie
Oxford Handbooks
NUR
320
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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