The Resource Cultural authority in the age of Whitman : a transatlantic perspective, Günter Leypoldt, (electronic book)

Cultural authority in the age of Whitman : a transatlantic perspective, Günter Leypoldt, (electronic book)

Label
Cultural authority in the age of Whitman : a transatlantic perspective
Title
Cultural authority in the age of Whitman
Title remainder
a transatlantic perspective
Statement of responsibility
Günter Leypoldt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cultural Authority in the Age of Whitman puts narratives of cultural legitimation in nineteenth-century US literature in a transatlantic context. Exploring how literary professionalism shapes romantic and modern cultural space, GA1/4nter Leypoldt traces the nineteenth-century fusion of poetic radicalism with cultural nationalism from its beginnings in early romanticism to the poetry and poetics of Walt Whitman and Whitman's modernist reinvention as an icon of a native avant-garde. Whitman made cultural nationalism compatible with the rhetorical needs of professional authorship by trying to hold national authenticity and literary authority in a single poetic vision. Yet the notion that his 'language experiment' transformed essential democratic experience into a genuine American aesthetics also owes much to Whitman's retrospective canonization. What Leypoldt calls Whitmanian authority is thus a transatlantic and transhistorical discursive construct that can be approached from four angles. This book begins with an overview of transatlantic contexts such as the nineteenth-century literary field (Bourdieu) and the romantic turn to expressivism (Taylor). A detailed analysis follows on the development of Whitman's positions from the intellectual habitus and cultural criticism of Ralph Waldo Emerson. A third section on Whitmanian authority is located within three conceptual fields that function as contact zones for European and American theories of culture: romantic notions of national style as a kind of music; place-centered concepts of national aesthetics; and traditional ideas about the aesthetic effects of democratic institutions. A final section on Whitman's reinvention between the 1870s and the 1940s discusses how the heterogeneous nineteenth-century perceptions of Whitman's work were streamlined into a modernist version of Whitman's nationalist program"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
UKM
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Leypoldt, Günter
Dissertation note
Orginally presented as the author's thesis (habil.) -- University of Tübingen.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Edinburgh studies in transatlantic literatures
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Whitman, Walt
Label
Cultural authority in the age of Whitman : a transatlantic perspective, Günter Leypoldt, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-288) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10391742
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 302 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Cultural authority in the age of Whitman : a transatlantic perspective, Günter Leypoldt, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-288) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10391742
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 302 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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