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The Providence of Wit
The Providence of Wit

Aspects of Form in Augustan Literature and the Arts

Battestin, Martin C.

By exploring the relationship between the idea of Nature and the idea of Art in the period from 1660-1760, this study attempts to account for the distinctive quality of the '...


Written on the Water
Written on the Water

British Romanticism and the Maritime Empire of Culture

Baker, Samuel

The very word "culture" has traditionally evoked the land. But when such writers as William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron, and, later, Matthew Arnold...


Forest and Garden
Forest and Garden

Traces of Wildness in a Modernizing Land, 1897–1949

Simo, Melanie

"In wildness is the preservation of the world," wrote Henry David Thoreau. But how the wild and the managed or artificially arranged environments co-exist has been a matter of...


The Providence of Wit
The Providence of Wit

Aspects of Form in Augustan Literature and the Arts

Battestin, Martin C.

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Reading for the Law
Reading for the Law

British Literary History and Gender Advocacy

Krueger, Christine L.

Taking her title from the British term for legal study, "to read for the law," Christine L. Krueger asks how "reading for the law" as literary history contributes to the...


Reshaping the Sexes in Sense and Sensibility
Reshaping the Sexes in Sense and Sensibility
Perkins, Moreland

Moreland Perkins's Reshaping the Sexes in "Sense and Sensibility" is an accessible yet sophisticated exploration of Jane Austen's revision and reversal of sexual...


Traditions of Victorian Women's Autobiography
Traditions of Victorian Women's Autobiography

The Poetics and Politics of Life Writing

Peterson, Linda H.

Victorian women's autobiography emerged at a historical moment when the field of life writing was particularly rich. Spiritual autobiography was developing interesting...


Westernness
Westernness

A Meditation

Williamson, Alan

A first-person meditation on the literary and visual arts of the American West, Westernness: A Meditation explores how this region has developed its own distinct culture...


The Romance of Authenticity
The Romance of Authenticity

The Cultural Politics of Regional and Ethnic Literatures

Karem, Frederick J.

To what extent has the growing popular demand for a vicarious experience of other cultures fueled the expectation that the most important task for regional and ethnic writers...


The Nature Fakers
The Nature Fakers

Wildlife, Science, and Sentiment

Lutts, Ralph H.

In 1903 John Burroughs published an Atlantic Monthly article attacking popular nature writers—among them William J. Long and Jack London—as "sham naturalists."

The...


Fashion and Fiction
Fashion and Fiction

Self-Transformation in Twentieth-Century American Literature

Cardon, Lauren S.

During the twentieth century, the rise of the concept of Americanization—shedding ethnic origins and signs of "otherness" to embrace a constructed American identity—was...


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