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Title
American Impersonal
Type
Text
Subject
Cameron, Sharon--Criticism and interpretation.
Criticism.
Literature--Philosophy.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory.
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General.
Language
English
Classification
LCC: PN75.C35 A44 2014 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 801/.95092 full (Assigner: dlc)
LIT006000 (Source: bisacsh)
LIT004020 (Source: bisacsh)
Identified By
Lccn: 2013044950
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"American Impersonal brings together some of the most influential scholars now working in American literature to explore the impact of one of America's leading literary critics: Sharon Cameron. It engages directly with certain arguments that Cameron has articulated throughout her career, most notably her late work on the question of impersonality. In doing so, it provides responses to questions fundamental to literary criticism, such as: the nature of personhood; the logic of subjectivity in depersonalized communities; the question of the human within the problematic of the impersonal; how impersonality relates to the "posthuman." Additionally, some essays respond to the current "aesthetic turn" in literary scholarship and engage with the lyric, currently much debated, as well as the larger questions of poetics and the logic of genre. These crucial issues are addressed from the perspective of an American literary and philosophical tradition, and progress chronologically, starting from Melville and Emerson and moving via Dickinson, Thoreau and Hawthorne to Henry James and Wallace Stevens. This historical perspective adds the appeal of revisiting the American nineteenth-century literary and philosophical tradition, and even rewriting it"-- Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
Machine generated contents note:
PrefaceIntroductionChapter 1: James D. Lilley - Being Singularly Impersonal: Jonathan Edwards and the Aesthetics of ConsentChapter 2: Colin Dayan - Melville's Creatures, or Seeing OtherwiseChapter 3: Paul Grimstad - On Ecstasy: Sharon Cameron's Reading of EmersonChapter 4: Johannes Voelz - The Recognition of Emerson's Impersonal: Reading Alternatives in Sharon CameronChapter 5: Vesna Kuiken - On the Matter of Thinking: Margaret Fuller's Beautiful WorkChapter 6: George Kateb - Reading NatureChapter 7: Branka Arsic - What Music Shall We Have? Thoreau on the Aesthetics and Politics of ListeningChapter 8: Kerry Larson - Hawthorne's Fictional Commitments: The Early TalesChapter 9: Theo Davis - Hawthorne's Rage: On Form and the DharmaChapter 10: Shira Wolosky - Formal, New, and Relational Aesthetics: Dickinson's MultitextsChapter 11: Michael Moon - Beyond Sense: Portraits and Objects in Henry James's Late WritingsChapter 12: Shari Goldberg - Believing in Maud-Evelyn: Henry James and the Obligation to GhostsChapter 13: Mark Noble - The Ends of Imagination: Stevens' ImpersonalNote on ContributorsIndex.
Authorized Access Point
Arsić, Branka, American Impersonal