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Voelz, Johannes
Transcendental resistance : the new Americanists and Emerson's challenge / Johannes Voelz
Alternate Title New Americanists and Emerson's challenge
Hanover, N.H. : Dartmouth College Press ; Hanover [N.H.] : Published by University Press of New England, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PS1638 .V64 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject(s) Transcendentalism
National characteristics, American, in literature
Physical Description x, 322 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-312) and index
Contents Introduction -- I. Emerson and Representation. -- The New Amercanists and representation: between interpellation and reification -- The New Americanists and Postparadigmatic American Studies / The Crews-Pease Debate / The New Americanist Emerson: empty signification and the in-between -- Representing potentiality -- Emerson as lecturer / Emerson's Theory of Representation / Receptivity and Expression -- II. Emerson and Identity.-- The New Americanists and the violence of identity -- The New Americanists and the debate over identity / Emerson and his Emersonian critics / Denials of reciprocity -- Identity and the parsimonious recognition of "friendship" -- Identity, recognition, and approbation / The masochism of the double standard / Weak time / "Friendship" and textual recognition -- III. Emerson and the nation.-- New Americanist turns: empire, transnationalism, and utopianism -- Empire criticism / The transnational turn -- Emerson's organicist nationalism -- Nationalism as idealist organicism / The critique of materialism and the two cosmopolitanisms / Kossuth and the politics of abstraction
Series Re-mapping the transnational

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