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American culture, canons, and the case of Elizabeth Stoddard

Robert McClure Smith editor.; Ellen M. Weinauer editor.


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  • Title:
    American culture, canons, and the case of Elizabeth Stoddard
  • Author: Robert McClure Smith editor.; Ellen M. Weinauer editor.
  • Description: Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Crossing Can(n)on Street - Ellen Weinauer and Robert McClure Smith; Biographical Foreword: Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard (1823-1902) - Sandra A. Zagarell; Part 1. The Writer, the Canon, and the Protocols of Print; 1. "Among a Crowd, I Find Myself Alone": Elizabeth Stoddard and the Canon of Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry - Robert McClure Smith; 2. Elizabeth Stoddard as Returned Californian: A Reading of the Daily Alta California Columns - Margaret A. Amstutz
    3. Haunting the House of Print: The Circulation of Disembodied Texts in "Collected by a Valetudinarian" and "Miss Grief " - Paul CrumbleyPart 2. Gender, Selfhood, and the Discourse of Domesticity; 4. "I Am Cruel Hungry": Dramas of Twisted Appetite and Rejected Identification in Elizabeth Stoddard's The Morgesons - Julia Stern; 5. "Perversions of Volition": Self-Starvation and Self-Possession in Dickinson and Stoddard - Susanna Ryan; 6. Home Coming and Home Leaving: Interrogations of Domesticity in Elizabeth Stoddard's Harper's Fiction, 1859-1891 - Jamie Osterman Alves
    Part 3. Race, Reconstruction, and American Citizenship7. The "American Sphinx" and the Riddle of National Identity in Elizabeth Stoddard's Two Men - Jennifer Putzi; 8. (Un)Natural Attractions? Incest and Miscegenation in Two Men - Lisa Radinovsky; 9. Reconstructing Temple House - Ellen Weinauer; Afterword: Will Stoddard Endure? - Lawrence Buell; Works Cited; Contributors; Index
    Elizabeth Stoddard was a gifted writer of fiction, poetry, and journalism; successfully published within her own lifetime; esteemed by such writers as William Dean Howells and Nathaniel Hawthorne; and situated at the epicenter of New York's literary world. Nonetheless, she has been almost excluded from literary memory and importance. This book seeks to understand why. By reconsidering Stoddard's life and work and her current marginal status in the evolving canon of American literary studies, it raises important questions about women's writing in the 19th century and canon formation in the 20th
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Publisher: Tuscaloosa, Alabama : The University of Alabama Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (308 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-8173-8822-2
  • Subjects: Stoddard, Elizabeth, 1823-1902 -- Criticism and interpretation -- History; Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century; Canon (Literature); Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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