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The Resource Strange nation : literary nationalism and cultural conflict in the age of Poe, J. Gerald Kennedy

Strange nation : literary nationalism and cultural conflict in the age of Poe, J. Gerald Kennedy

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Strange nation : literary nationalism and cultural conflict in the age of Poe
Title
Strange nation
Title remainder
literary nationalism and cultural conflict in the age of Poe
Statement of responsibility
J. Gerald Kennedy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After the War of 1812, Americans belatedly realized that they lacked national identity. The subsequent campaign to articulate nationality transformed every facet of culture from architecture to painting, and in the realm of letters, literary jingoism embroiled American authors in the heated politics of nationalism. Unlike most contemporaries, Edgar Allan Poe openly mocked literary nationalism and deplored the celebration of 'stupid' books appealing to provincial self-congratulation. In weird Gothic tales often set in Europe, he sought to make visible the terrifying strangeness of the nation he inhabited
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Kennedy, J. Gerald,
Dewey number
810.9/358
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • American literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Social conflict in literature
  • Nationalism and literature
  • Literature and society
  • United States
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Strange nation : literary nationalism and cultural conflict in the age of Poe, J. Gerald Kennedy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: The Strangeness of American Nationhood -- Chapter 1: Refiguring the Foreign: Irving, Poe, and America's "Europe" -- Chapter 2: Writing Against the Nation: Cooper's Gleanings -- Chapter 3: Patriotic Anti-Nationalism: Minority Reports from Abroad -- Chapter 4: Cleansing Actions: Rewriting the Border Wars -- Chapter 5: Removal and Remorse in Jacksonian America -- Chapter 6: National Awakening: Reconstructing the Revolution -- Chapter 7: America Against Itself: The South, Slavery, and Dissociative National Identities -- Chapter 8: The Cartography of Destiny and the Savage West -- Chapter 9: The Interpreter of National Maladies: Poe's American Turn -- Bibliography
Control code
ocn944211325
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190490614
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)944211325
Label
Strange nation : literary nationalism and cultural conflict in the age of Poe, J. Gerald Kennedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: The Strangeness of American Nationhood -- Chapter 1: Refiguring the Foreign: Irving, Poe, and America's "Europe" -- Chapter 2: Writing Against the Nation: Cooper's Gleanings -- Chapter 3: Patriotic Anti-Nationalism: Minority Reports from Abroad -- Chapter 4: Cleansing Actions: Rewriting the Border Wars -- Chapter 5: Removal and Remorse in Jacksonian America -- Chapter 6: National Awakening: Reconstructing the Revolution -- Chapter 7: America Against Itself: The South, Slavery, and Dissociative National Identities -- Chapter 8: The Cartography of Destiny and the Savage West -- Chapter 9: The Interpreter of National Maladies: Poe's American Turn -- Bibliography
Control code
ocn944211325
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190490614
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)944211325

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