Formalism, Experience and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth-century
By (author) Theo Davis
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Formalism, Experience and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth-century by Theo Davis
Book DescriptionTheo Davis offers a fresh account of the emergence of a national literature in the United States. Taking American literature's universalism as an organising force that must be explained rather than simply exposed, she contends that Emerson, Hawthorne, and Stowe's often noted investigations of experience are actually based in a belief that experience is an abstract category governed by typicality, not the property of the individual subject. Additionally, these authors locate the form of the literary work in the domain of abstract experience, projected out of - not embodied in - the text. After tracing the emergence of these beliefs out of Scottish common sense philosophy and through early American literary criticism, Davis analyses how American authors' prose seeks to work an art of abstract experience. In so doing, she reconsiders the place of form in modern literary studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521872966
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A fresh account of the emergence of an American national literature which reconsiders the importance of form in literary studies.
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Author Biography - Theo Davis
Theo Davis is Assistant Professor of English at Williams College.
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