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The Resource American literature's aesthetic dimensions, edited by Cindy Weinstein and Christopher Looby

American literature's aesthetic dimensions, edited by Cindy Weinstein and Christopher Looby

Label
American literature's aesthetic dimensions
Title
American literature's aesthetic dimensions
Statement of responsibility
edited by Cindy Weinstein and Christopher Looby
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Subsequent essays demonstrate the value and versatility of aesthetic considerations in literature, from eighteenth-century poetry to twentieth-century popular music. Organized into four groups - politics, form, gender, and theory - contributors revisit the canonical works of Henry James, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Stephen Crane, introduce the overlooked texts of Constance Fenimore Woolson and Earl Lind, and unpack the complexities of the music of The Carpenters. Deeply rooted in an American context, these essays explore literature's aesthetic dimensions in connection to American liberty and the formation of political selfhood."--Pub. desc
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS88
LC item number
.A49 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Weinstein, Cindy
  • Looby, Christopher
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Literature
Label
American literature's aesthetic dimensions, edited by Cindy Weinstein and Christopher Looby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Aesthetics and the Politics of Freedom -- Liberty of the Imagination in Revolutionary America / Edward Cahill -- The Writing on the Wall: Revolutionary Aesthetics and Interior Spaces -- Stephen Crane's Refrain / Ivy G. Wilson -- Lyric Citizenship in Post 9/11 Performance: Sekou Sundiata's the 51st (dream) state / Julie Ellison -- Part 2: Aesthetics and the Representation of Sexuality -- Aesthetics Beyond the Actual: The Marble Faun and Romantic Sociability / Christopher Castiglia -- Henry James, Constance Fenimore Woolson, and the Figure in the Carpet / Dorri Beam -- Sexuality's Aesthetic Dimension: Kant and the Autobiography of an Androgyne / Christopher Looby -- From Hawthorne to Hairspray: American Anxieties About Beauty / Wendy Steiner -- Part 3: Aesthetics and the Reading of Form -- When is Now? Poe's Aesthetics of Temporality / Cindy Weinstein -- Reading in the Present Tense: Benito Cereno and the Time of Reading / Trish Loughran -- What Maggie Knew: Game Theory, The Golden Bowl, and the Critical Possibilities of Aesthetic Knowledge / Jonathan Freedman with an addendum by Nan Zhang Da -- Upon a Peak in Beinecke: The Beauty of the Book in the Poetry of Susan Howe / Elisa New -- Part 4: Aesthetics and the Question of Theory -- Warped Conjunctions: Jacques Ranciere and African American Twoness / Nancy Bentley -- Aesthetics and the New Ethics: Theorizing the Novel in the Twenty-First Century / Dorothy Hale -- Postwar Pastoral: The Art of Happiness in Philip Roth / Mary Esteve -- Perfect Is Dead: Karen Carpenter, Theodor Adorno, and the Radio; or, If Hooks Could Kill / Eric Lott -- Network Aesthetics: Juliana Spahr's The Transformation and Bruno Latour's Reassembling the Social / Sianne Ngai
Control code
756912937
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 426 pages
Isbn
9780231156165
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011039141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)756912937
Label
American literature's aesthetic dimensions, edited by Cindy Weinstein and Christopher Looby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Aesthetics and the Politics of Freedom -- Liberty of the Imagination in Revolutionary America / Edward Cahill -- The Writing on the Wall: Revolutionary Aesthetics and Interior Spaces -- Stephen Crane's Refrain / Ivy G. Wilson -- Lyric Citizenship in Post 9/11 Performance: Sekou Sundiata's the 51st (dream) state / Julie Ellison -- Part 2: Aesthetics and the Representation of Sexuality -- Aesthetics Beyond the Actual: The Marble Faun and Romantic Sociability / Christopher Castiglia -- Henry James, Constance Fenimore Woolson, and the Figure in the Carpet / Dorri Beam -- Sexuality's Aesthetic Dimension: Kant and the Autobiography of an Androgyne / Christopher Looby -- From Hawthorne to Hairspray: American Anxieties About Beauty / Wendy Steiner -- Part 3: Aesthetics and the Reading of Form -- When is Now? Poe's Aesthetics of Temporality / Cindy Weinstein -- Reading in the Present Tense: Benito Cereno and the Time of Reading / Trish Loughran -- What Maggie Knew: Game Theory, The Golden Bowl, and the Critical Possibilities of Aesthetic Knowledge / Jonathan Freedman with an addendum by Nan Zhang Da -- Upon a Peak in Beinecke: The Beauty of the Book in the Poetry of Susan Howe / Elisa New -- Part 4: Aesthetics and the Question of Theory -- Warped Conjunctions: Jacques Ranciere and African American Twoness / Nancy Bentley -- Aesthetics and the New Ethics: Theorizing the Novel in the Twenty-First Century / Dorothy Hale -- Postwar Pastoral: The Art of Happiness in Philip Roth / Mary Esteve -- Perfect Is Dead: Karen Carpenter, Theodor Adorno, and the Radio; or, If Hooks Could Kill / Eric Lott -- Network Aesthetics: Juliana Spahr's The Transformation and Bruno Latour's Reassembling the Social / Sianne Ngai
Control code
756912937
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 426 pages
Isbn
9780231156165
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011039141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)756912937

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