The Part and the Whole in Early American Literature, Print Culture, and Art (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
292
Utgivningsdatum
2024-04-12
Förlag
Bucknell University Press,U.S.
Medarbetare
Hankins, Laurel (contributions)/Rogers-Stokes, Lori (contributions)/Rust, Marion (contributions)/Mohlmann, Nicholas K. (contributions)/Couch, Daniel Diez (contributions)/Holt, Keri (contributions)/Saillant, John (contributions)/Emerson, D. Berton (contributions)/Hankins, Laurel (contributions)/Roger
Illustrationer
15 B-W images
Dimensioner
17 x 235 x 156 mm
Vikt
454 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781684485086
The Part and the Whole in Early American Literature, Print Culture, and Art (inbunden)

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The essays in this pathbreaking collection consider the significance of varied early American fragmentary genres and practicesfrom diaries and poetry, to almanacs and commonplace books, to sermons and lists, to Indigenous ruins and other material shards and fragmentsoften overlooked by critics in a scholarly privileging of the whole. Contributors from literary studies, book history, and visual culture discuss a host of canonical and non-canonical figures, from Edward Taylor and Washington Irving to Mary Rowlandson and Sarah Kemble Knight, offering insight into the many intellectual, ideological, and material variations of form that populated the early American cultural landscape. As these essays reveal, the casting of the fragmentary as aesthetically eccentric or incomplete was a way of reckoning with concerns about the related fragmentation of nation, society, and self. For a contemporary audience, they offer new ways to think about the inevitable gaps and absences in our cultural and historical archive.
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MATTHEW PETHERS is an associate professor of American intellectual and cultural history at the University of Nottingham in the UK. He is the editor of The Edinburgh Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Letters and Letter-Writing and is currently coediting volume two of The Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown (Bucknell University Press). DANIEL DIEZ COUCH is an associate professor of English at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado, where he teaches eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature. He is the author of American Fragments: The Political Aesthetic of Unfinished Forms in the Early Republic.

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Introduction: Parting with Wholes in Early American Literature, Print Culture, and Art Matthew Pethers and Daniel Diez Couch Part I Partial Histories Chapter 1: Reading for Unreadability; or, Embracing the Gaps in Congregational Church Records Lori Rogers-Stokes Chapter 2: Textural Scholarship: Susan Howes Mary Rowlandson Marion Rust Chapter 3: Composing my resentments: Process and Palimpsest in Sarah Kemble Knights The Journal of Madam Knight Nicholas K. Mohlmann Chapter 4: Fragments, Scraps, and the Formalism of the Historical Imagination Daniel Diez Couch Part II Fragmentary Communities Chapter 5: Reading Early American Almanacs: Imagining Unity in Parts and Pieces Keri Holt Chapter 6: Lists and List-Makers of the African Atlantic Archive John Saillant Chapter 7: Failed Periodicals, Forgotten Satires, and Alternative Forms of Dissent in Antebellum America D. Berton Emerson Part III Visible Assemblages Chapter 8: The Early National Picturesque Laurel Hankins Chapter 9: Visualizing the Incompleteness of Mound-Builder Ruins Lisa West Chapter 10: Edward Taylor and the Art of Assemblage Amy Morris Notes on Contributors Index Introduction: Parting with Wholes in Early American Literature, Print Culture, and Art 1 Matthew Pethers and Daniel Diez Couch PA R T O N E: Partial Histories 1 Reading for Unreadability; or, Embracing the Gaps in Congregational Church Records 33 Lori Rogers-Stokes 2 Textural Scholarship: Susan Howes Mary Rowlandson 49 Marion Rust 3 Composing My Resentments: Process and Palimpsest in Sarah Kemble Knights The Journal of Madam Knight 76 Nicholas K. Mohlmann 4 Fragments, Scraps, and the Formalism of the Historical Imagination 95 Daniel Diez Couch PA R T TWO: Fragmentary Communities 5 Reading Early American Almanacs: Imagining Unity in Parts and Pieces 117 Keri Holt 6 Lists and List-Makers of the African Atlantic Archive 151 John Saillant 7 Failed Periodicals, Forgotten Satires, and Alternative Forms of Dissent in Antebellum America 172 D. Berton Emerson PA R T T H R E E: Visible Assemblages 8 The Early National Picturesque 199 Laurel V. Hankins 9 Visualizing the Incompleteness of Mound-Builder Ruins 220 Lisa West 10 Edward Taylor and the Art of Assemblage 249 Amy M. E. Morris Notes on Contributors 275 Index 278