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The Resource Representations of death in nineteenth-century US writing and culture, edited by Lucy E. Frank

Representations of death in nineteenth-century US writing and culture, edited by Lucy E. Frank

Label
Representations of death in nineteenth-century US writing and culture
Title
Representations of death in nineteenth-century US writing and culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Lucy E. Frank
Title variation
Representations of death in 19th-century US writing and culture
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Contributors from North America and the United Kingdom, representing the fields of literature, theatre history and American studies, analyse the sexual, social and epistemological boundaries implicit in nineteenth-century America's obsession with death
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.D43
LC item number
R47 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Frank, Lucy Elizabeth
Series statement
Warwick studies in the humanities
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Death in literature
  • Death
  • United States
  • Mourning customs in literature
  • Indians in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Children in literature
  • Suicide in literature
  • Attitude to Death
  • Grief
  • History, 19th Century
  • Literature, Modern
Label
Representations of death in nineteenth-century US writing and culture, edited by Lucy E. Frank
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the 'Inventions of death' conference at Warwick University in 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : curious dreams : representations of death in nineteenth-century US writing and culture/
  • Lucy Frank
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Chief Seattle's afterlife : mourning and cross-cultural synthesis in nineteenth-century America/
  • John J. Kucich
  • p. 15
  • 2.
  • Escaping the 'benumbing influence of a present embodied death ' : the politics of mourning in 1850s African-American writing/
  • Jeffrey Steele
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • Representative mournfulness : nation and race in the time of Lincoln/
  • Dana Luciano
  • p. 4343
  • 4.
  • 'Stock in dead folk' : the value of black mortality in Mark Twain's The adventures of Huckleberry Finn/
  • Stephen Shapiro
  • p. 61
  • 5.
  • ' I cannot bear to be hurted any more' : suicide as dialectical ideological sign in nineteenth-century American realism/
  • Kevin Grauke
  • p. 77
  • 6.
  • Rewriting the myth of black mortality : W. E. B. Du Bois and Charles W. Chesnutt/
  • Joanne van der Woude
  • p. 89
  • 7.
  • 'I think I was enchanted' : Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Haunting of American women poets/
  • Alison Chapman
  • p. 109
  • 8.
  • God's will, not mine : child death as a Theodicean problem in poetry by nineteenth-century American women/
  • Paula Bernat Bennett
  • p. 125
  • 9.
  • 'The little coffin' : anthologies , conventions and dead children/
  • Jessica F. Roberts
  • p. 141
  • 10.
  • fashion of mourning/
  • Ann Schofield
  • p. 157
  • 11.
  • 'At a distance from the scene of the atrocity' : death and detachment in Poe's 'The mystery of Marie Roget'/
  • Elizabeth Carolyn Miller
  • p. 173
  • 12.
  • Spectres on the New York stage : the (Pepper's) ghost craze of 1863/
  • Dassia N. Posner
  • p. 189
  • 13.
  • Medusa's blinding art : mesmerism and female artistic agency in Louisa May Alcott' s' A pair of eyes; or, modern magic'/
  • Ann Heilmann
  • p. 205
  • 14.
  • "To surprise immortality" : spiritualism and Shakerism in William Dean Howells's The undiscovered country/
  • Kelly Richardson
  • p. 217
Control code
ocm74029188
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 234 p.
Isbn
9780754655282
Lccn
2006033510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Representations of death in nineteenth-century US writing and culture, edited by Lucy E. Frank
Publication
Note
Based on the 'Inventions of death' conference at Warwick University in 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : curious dreams : representations of death in nineteenth-century US writing and culture/
  • Lucy Frank
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Chief Seattle's afterlife : mourning and cross-cultural synthesis in nineteenth-century America/
  • John J. Kucich
  • p. 15
  • 2.
  • Escaping the 'benumbing influence of a present embodied death ' : the politics of mourning in 1850s African-American writing/
  • Jeffrey Steele
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • Representative mournfulness : nation and race in the time of Lincoln/
  • Dana Luciano
  • p. 4343
  • 4.
  • 'Stock in dead folk' : the value of black mortality in Mark Twain's The adventures of Huckleberry Finn/
  • Stephen Shapiro
  • p. 61
  • 5.
  • ' I cannot bear to be hurted any more' : suicide as dialectical ideological sign in nineteenth-century American realism/
  • Kevin Grauke
  • p. 77
  • 6.
  • Rewriting the myth of black mortality : W. E. B. Du Bois and Charles W. Chesnutt/
  • Joanne van der Woude
  • p. 89
  • 7.
  • 'I think I was enchanted' : Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Haunting of American women poets/
  • Alison Chapman
  • p. 109
  • 8.
  • God's will, not mine : child death as a Theodicean problem in poetry by nineteenth-century American women/
  • Paula Bernat Bennett
  • p. 125
  • 9.
  • 'The little coffin' : anthologies , conventions and dead children/
  • Jessica F. Roberts
  • p. 141
  • 10.
  • fashion of mourning/
  • Ann Schofield
  • p. 157
  • 11.
  • 'At a distance from the scene of the atrocity' : death and detachment in Poe's 'The mystery of Marie Roget'/
  • Elizabeth Carolyn Miller
  • p. 173
  • 12.
  • Spectres on the New York stage : the (Pepper's) ghost craze of 1863/
  • Dassia N. Posner
  • p. 189
  • 13.
  • Medusa's blinding art : mesmerism and female artistic agency in Louisa May Alcott' s' A pair of eyes; or, modern magic'/
  • Ann Heilmann
  • p. 205
  • 14.
  • "To surprise immortality" : spiritualism and Shakerism in William Dean Howells's The undiscovered country/
  • Kelly Richardson
  • p. 217
Control code
ocm74029188
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 234 p.
Isbn
9780754655282
Lccn
2006033510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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