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The Oxford handbook of transcendentalism [electronic resource] /
edited by Joel Myerson, Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, Laura Dassow Walls.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
xxxiii, 755 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
0195331036 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780195331035 (cloth : alk. paper)
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New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
0195331036 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780195331035 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Greek and Roman classics / K.P. Van Anglen -- Enlightenment and Scottish common sense philosophy / Robin Grey -- Asian influences / Alan Hodder -- Puritanism / Frank Shuffelton -- Unitarianism / Dean Grodzins -- World revolutions / Michael Ziser -- Romanticism / Barbara L. Packer -- Nineteenth-century print culture / Ronald J. Zboray and Mary Saracino Zboray -- Religion / Albert J. von Frank -- Politics and economics / Len Gougeon -- Education / Wesley T. Mott -- Environmentalist thought and action / Lance Newman -- Manifest destiny and the question of the moral absolute / Lawrence Buell -- Native American rights / Joshua David Bellin -- Antislavery reform / Sandra Harbert Petrulionis -- Woman's rights and feminism / Phyllis Cole -- Health and the body / Mary Lamb Shelden -- Transcendentalist communities / Sterling F. Delano -- Transcendental poetics : Emerson, Higginson, and the rise of Whitman and Dickinson / Ed Folsom -- Journals / Robert Sattelmeyer -- Letter writing / Robert N. Hudspeth -- Sermons / Susan L. Roberson -- Lectures and the Lyceum movement / Kent P. Ljungquist -- Conversations / Noelle A. Baker -- Transcendentalist periodicals / Todd H. Richardson -- The Dial / Susan Belasco -- Literary criticism / Jeffrey Steele -- Travel literature / Barbara L. Packer -- Nature writing / Philip F. Gura -- Biography, autobiography, and reminiscence / Robert D. Habich -- The visual arts / Albert J. von Frank -- Photography / Sean Ross Meehan -- Architecture / W. Barksdale Maynard -- Music / Ora Frishberg Saloman -- Concord / Ronald A. Bosco -- Boston and beyond / Robert J. Scholnick -- Global transcendentalism / Laura Dassow Walls -- Families and friendships / Elizabeth Addison -- Transcendental virtue / Philip Cafaro -- The Cavellian turn / Lawrence F. Rhu -- Aesthetics / Eric G. Wilson -- Science and technology / Laura Dassow Walls -- Evolutionary theory / William Rossi -- Naysayers : Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville / Richard Kopley -- The Free Religion movement / David M. Robinson -- The life and legacy of civil disobedience / Linck Johnson -- Nature writing and environmental activism / Robert E. Burkholder -- Walden : pilgrimages and iconographies / Leslie Perrin Wilson -- Twentieth-century American poetry / Saundra Morris -- The electronic age / Amy E. Earhart.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2010-12-01:
This excellent resource on transcendentalism and its contribution to various fields comprises 50 thematic chapters that speak of contemporary scholarly concerns and future scholarly priorities and at the same time provide a solid index to past work. The first three parts offer perspectives on long-established bodies of work: transcendentalism's philosophical, historical, and social contexts; its influence on US social institutions; and its character as a literary movement. The other three parts explore newer scholarly avenues: relationships between transcendentalism and other arts (e.g., photography, architecture, music); provocative topics such as the movement's transatlantic and global character and its connections to science, technology, and evolutionary theory (this is the least cohesive section); and transcendentalism's legacy (fewer chapters but all good models for expanding scholarship on the movement). Many essays also contribute to other fields of scholarship, e.g., environmental studies, ecocriticism, cultural geography, art history, philosophy, and religious studies. Providing both an extensive compilation of new scholarship and a provocative stimulus for further work, this is a necessary resource for both novices and specialists. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers, faculty. C. R. Haller York College, CUNY
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This handbook offers an ecclectic, comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to the immense cultural impact of the movement that encompassed literature, art, architecture, science, and politics.
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The Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalism offers an ecclectic, comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to the immense cultural impact of the movement that encompassed literature, art, architecture, science, and politics.
Long Description
The Oxford Handbook of Transcendentalism offers an eclectic, comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to the immense cultural impact of the movement that encompassed literature, art, architecture, science, and politics.
Table of Contents
Transcendental Contexts
Transcendentalism and Greek and Roman Classics
Enlightenment and Scottish Common Sense Philosophy
Asian Influences
Puritanism and Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism and World Revolutions
British and Continental Romanticism
Nineteenth-Century Print Culture
Transcendentalism as a Social Movement
Transcendentalism and Religion
Transcendental Politics and Economics
Environmentalist Thought and Action
Transcendentalism, Manifest Destiny, and the Question of the Moral Absolute
Transcendentalism and Native American Rights
Transcendentalism and Antislavery
Women's Rights and Feminism
Transcendentalism, Health, and the Body
Transcendentalist Communities
Transcendentalism as a Literary Movement
Transcendental Poetics: Emerson, Higginson, and the Rise of Whitman and Dickinson
Transcendentalism and the Journal
Transcendental Letter-writing
Transcendentalism and Sermons
Lectures and the Lyceum Movement
Transcendentalism and Conversations
Transcendentalist Periodicals
The Dial
Literary Criticism
Transcendentalist Travel Literature
Nature Writing
Biography, Autobiography, and Reminiscence
Transcendentalism and the Other Arts
Transcendentalism and the Visual Arts
Transcendentalism and Music
Varieties of Transcendental Experience
Transcendentalism in Boston and Beyond
Global Transcendentalism
Families and Friendships at the Height of the Transcendental Movement
Transcendental Virtue
The Cavellian Turn in American Transcendental Thinking
Transcendental Aesthetics
Science and Technology
Transcendentalism and Evolutionary Theory
Transcendentalism and Its Nay-Sayers: Poe, Hawthorne, Melville
Transcendental Afterlives
The Free Religion Movement
The Life and Legacy of Civil Disobedience
Nature Writing and Environmental Activism
Walden: Pilgrimages and Iconographies
Transcendentalism and Twentieth-Century American Poetry
The Electronic Age
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