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- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95
"Recommended" by Choice Enterprising Youth examines the agenda behind the shaping of nineteenth-century children?s perceptions and world views and the transmission of civic duties and social values to children by adults. The essays in this book reveal the contradictions involved in the perceptions of children as active or passive, as representatives... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 80.00
This study inspects the preponderance and significance of food imagery in literary texts by nineteenth-century American writers. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
American publishing in the long nineteenth century was flooded with readers, primers, teaching-training manuals, children?s literature, and popular periodicals aimed at families. These publications attest to an abiding faith in the power of pedagogy that has its roots in transatlantic Romantic conceptions of pedagogy and literacy. The essays in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
Offering a variety of critical approaches to late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Gothic literature, this collection provides a transnational view of the emergence and flowering of the Gothic. The essays expand on now well-known approaches to the Gothic (such as those that concentrate exclusively on race, gender, or nation) by focusing on international... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2006; US$ 33.00
Whether in the public realm as political activists, artists, teachers, biographers, editors, and writers or in the more traditional role of domestic, nurturing women, Elizabeth Peabody, Mary Peabody Mann, and Sophia Peabody Hawthorne subverted rigid nineteenth-century definitions of women?s limited realm of influence. Reinventing the Peabody Sisters... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 34.95
American culture has long had a conflicted relationship with assistance to the poor. Cotton Mather and John Winthrop were staunch proponents of Christian charity as fundamental to colonial American society, while transcendentalists harbored deep skepticism towards benevolence in favor of Emersonian self-reliance and Thoreau?s insistence on an ascetic... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 29.95
Considers Gilman's place in American literary and social history by examining her relationships to other prominent intellectuals of her era. By placing Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the company of her contemporaries, this collection seeks to correct misunderstandings of the feminist writer and lecturer as an isolated radical. Gilman believed and... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95
Although they wrote in the same historical milieu as their male counterparts, women writers of the 19th- and early 20th-centuries have generally been "ghettoized" by critics into a separate canonical sphere. These original essays argue in favor of reconciling male and female writers, both historically and in the context of classroom teaching. ... more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 99.99
Focusing on the concept of ?dark ecology? and its invitation to add an anti-pastoral perspective to ecocriticism, this collection of essays on American literature and culture offers examples of how a vision of nature?s darker side can create a fuller understanding of humanity?s relation to nature. This is the first collection of essays applying the... more...