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The Resource Formalism, Experience, and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Century, Theo Davis, (electronic book.)

Formalism, Experience, and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Century, Theo Davis, (electronic book.)

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Formalism, Experience, and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Century
Title
Formalism, Experience, and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Century
Statement of responsibility
Theo Davis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Theo Davis offers a fresh account of the emergence of a national literature in the United States. Taking American literature's universalism as an organising force that must be explained rather than simply exposed, she contends that Emerson, Hawthorne, and Stowe's often noted investigations of experience are actually based in a belief that experience is an abstract category governed by typicality, not the property of the individual subject. Additionally, these authors locate the form of the literary work in the domain of abstract experience, projected out of - not embodied in - the text. After tracing the emergence of these beliefs out of Scottish common sense philosophy and through early American literary criticism, Davis analyses how American authors' prose seeks to work an art of abstract experience. In so doing, she reconsiders the place of form in modern literary studies
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Davis, Theo
Dewey number
810.9/003
Index
index present
LC call number
PS201
LC item number
.D39 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture
Series volume
153
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Literary form
  • Experience in literature
  • Literature and society
  • United States
  • Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Label
Formalism, Experience, and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Century, Theo Davis, (electronic book.)
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511551000
Extent
1 online resource (212 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511551000
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Formalism, Experience, and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Century, Theo Davis, (electronic book.)
Publication
Note
Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 01 Jun 2011)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511551000
Extent
1 online resource (212 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511551000
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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