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Author Voelz, Johannes.

Title Transcendental resistance : the new Americanists and Emerson's challenge / Johannes Voelz
Published Hanover, NH : University Press of New England, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (x, 322 pages)
Series Re-mapping the transnational
Re-mapping the transnational.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. The New Americanists 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 -- 2. Representing Potentiality -- Emerson as Lecturer -- Emerson's Theory of Representation -- Receptivity and Expression -- 3. The New Americanists And The Violence Of Identity -- The New Americanists and the Debate over Identity -- Emerson and His Emersonian Critics -- Denials of Reciprocity -- 4. Identity And The Parsimonious Recognition Of "Friendship" -- Identity, Recognition, and Approbation -- The Masochism of the Double Standard -- Weak Time -- "Friendship" and Textual Recognition -- 5. New Americanist Turns: Empire, Transnationalism, And Utopianism -- Empire Criticism -- The Transnational Turn -- 6. Emerson's Organicist Nationalism -- Nationalism as Idealist Organicism -- The Critique of Materialism and the Two Cosmopolitanisms -- Kossuth and the Politics of Abstraction
Summary A timely and engrossing critique of the New Americanists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 -- Criticism and interpretation.
National characteristics, American, in literature.
Transcendentalism.
Transnationalism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010021335
ISBN 158465936X (cloth ; alk. paper)
1584659378 (paperback; alk. paper)
1584659483 (electronic bk.)
9781584659365 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781584659372 (paperback; alk. paper)
9781584659488 (electronic bk.)