John Neal and Nineteenth-century American Literature and Culture

John Neal and Nineteenth-century American Literature and Culture

By: David J. Carlson (editor), Edward Watts (editor)Hardback

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John Neal and Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture is a critical reassessment of American novelist, editor, critic, and activist John Neal, arguing for his importance to the ongoing reassessment of the American Renaissance and the broader cultural history of the Nineteenth Century. Contributors (including scholars from the United States, Germany, England, Italy, and Israel) present Neal as an innovative literary stylist, penetrating cultural critic, pioneering regionalist, and vital participant in the business of letters in America over his sixty-year career.

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Edward Watts is professor of English at Michigan State University. David J. Carlson is professor of English at California State University, San Bernardino.


Introduction: John Neal: Across the American Renaissance, Edward Watts and David J. Carlson Chapter One: "'I Must Resemble Nobody': John Neal, Genre, and the Making of American Literary Nationalism," Matthew Pethers Chapter Two: "The Herbage of Death": Haunted Environments in John Neal and James Fenimore Cooper," Matthew Wynn Sivils Chapter Three: "Eye-Witness to History: The Anti-Narrative Aesthetic of Neal's Seventy-Six," Jeffrey Insko Chapter Four: "Notes on Poetic Push-Pin and the Writing of Life in John Neal's Authorship," Jorg Thomas Richter Chapter Five: "Celebrated Rubbish: John Neal and the Commercialization of Early American Romanticism," Maya Merlob Chapter Six: "John Neal, The Rise of the Critick, and the Rise of American Art," Francesca Orestano Chapter Seven: "John Neal and John Dunn Hunter," Jonathan Elmer Chapter Eight: "Another Declaration of Independence": John Neal's Rachel Dyer and the Assault on Precedent," David J. Carlson Chapter Nine: "Here, There, and Everywhere: The Elusive Regionalism of John Neal," Kerin Holt" Chapter Ten: "'He Could Not Believe that Butchering Red Men Was Serving Our Maker': 'David Whicher' and the Indian Hater Tradition," Edward Watts Chapter Eleven: "John Neal and the Early Discourse of Women's Rights," Karen Weyler Chapter Twelve: "A Right Manly Man" in 1843: John Neal on Women's Rights and the Problem of Male Feminism," Fritz Fleischmann Chapter Thirteen: "How John Neal Wrote His Autobiography," Kevin J. Hayes Works Cited List of Contributors Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/12/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781611484205
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 319
  • ID: 9781611484205
  • weight: 640
  • ISBN10: 1611484200

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