Category Archives: American

Gertrude Stein as rap singer . . . no lie

Gertrude Stein, The Great Great Grand MF of Rap? .

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Modernism class

I found this very cool course syllabus with modernism stuff. I personally feel (though not a pithy comment at all) overjoyed at the fact that I NEVER tire of reading books/articles/sites/syllabi about Modernism. I love it. If you’re out there, … Continue reading

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Poe, Mallarme, and Symbolism

From “Mallerme, Stephane, and French Symbolism” by James A. Winders “Symbolism,” a suspiciously tidy label for a host of complex and contradicotry aesthetic tendencies, yokes together the successive attempts of Baudelaire, Mallarme, Rimbaud, and Verlaine to redefine the poetic task, … Continue reading

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Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter

From John Allison’s section of “American Theory and Criticism” in the JHopkins GtLTC: While Emerson and the transcendentalists locate their inspirations and symbols in nature, Hawthorne locates his inspirations and symbols in texts. Texts link the present with the past … Continue reading

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Modernism Stuff

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Am-Lit Norton Style

Now, I know on some level that I am supposed to hate Norton Anthologies because they pigeon-hole and canonize and erase and normalize and all other horrible human faults that we warn our students (and hopefully our society) against, but … Continue reading

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Decadence and Aestheticism in 19th Am. Lit

DECADENCE AND AESTHETICISM IN AMERICAN LITERATURE Books: Mary Warner Blanchard *Oscar Wilde’s America: Counterculture in the Gilded Age*. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 1998 Jonathan Freedman *Professions of Taste: Henry James, British Aestheticism, and Commodity Culture.* Stanford: Stanford UP, 1990. … Continue reading

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Technology in America 1914-1945

TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA, AND CULTURE IN THE SPACE BETWEEN,1914-1945. Books: *Haunted Media: Electronic Presence from Telegraphy to Television* (Duke University Press, 2000). author:Dr. Jeffrey Sconce, Associate Professor of Radio/Television/Film at the School of Communication at Northwestern University Thoughts stolen from CFP: … Continue reading

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Issues that relate to Technology in 19th Am.

Reading through CFP’s often feels like a wish list to me. The following are interesting topics of research that pertain to Technology and 19th Century America: The nineteenth century witnessed a proliferation of technological change, alongside which emerged new physical, … Continue reading

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Whitman and Henry Adams

In college for my American and history and literature concentration, I had to take ONE class toward my degree that was in the twentieth century. Perhaps this explains why I am partial to the nineteenth–I was told at an *early* … Continue reading

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