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Shields, John C. 1944-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 57 publications in 1 language and 5,191 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Poetry  History 
Roles: Editor, Other, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS866.W5, 811.1
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Most widely held works by John C Shields
The collected works of Phillis Wheatley by Phillis Wheatley ( Book )
18 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of writings by nineteenth-century author Phillis Wheatley, the first African-American to publish a book of poetry
Phillis Wheatley and the Romantics by John C Shields ( )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book very conclusively debunks the over two-hundred-year-old conventional wisdom that Wheatley owes her poetic sensibilities to Alexander Pope. ... It will help rejuvenate the study of Wheatley and will be an exciting contribution to scholarly discourse on Wheatley's poetry."--Cedrick May, author of Evangelism and Resistance in the Black Atlantic, 1760-1835. Phillis Wheatley was the first African American to publish a book. Born in Gambia in 1753, she came to America aboard a slave ship, the Phillis. From an early age, Wheatley exhibited a profound gift for verse, publishing her first
New essays on Phillis Wheatley ( )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first African American to publish a book on any subject, poet Phillis Wheatley (1753?-1784) has long been denigrated by literary critics who refused to believe that a black woman could produce such dense, intellectual work. In recent decades, however, Wheatley's work has come under new scrutiny as the literature of the eighteenth century and the impact of African American literature have been reconceived. Fourteen prominent Wheatley scholars consider her work from a variety of angles, affirming her rise into the first rank of American writers. --from publisher description
The American Aeneas : classical origins of the American self by John C Shields ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In The American Aeneas, John C. Shields exposes a significant cultural blindness within American consciousness. Noting that the biblical myth of Adam has long dominated ideas of what it means to be American, Shields argues that an equally important component of our nation's cultural identity - a secular one deriving from the classical tradition - has been seriously neglected."--BOOK JACKET
Phillis Wheatley's poetics of liberation : backgrounds and contexts by John C Shields ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this volume, John C. Shields demonstrates that much of the negative response to Phillis Wheatley's writings has been based on false assumptions and myths about her and her work. Much of this criticism began more than a century ago and has been passed on without dissent by generations of readers. Here, Shields sets a course for Wheatley scholars that will redefine the direction of future writing about her. Shields provides new readings for a great many of her poems. He shows that Wheatley's writing was deeply imbedded in several literary traditions, demonstrating that her work is the result of an African inheritance, a complex relationship with a Congregationalist religious heritage, and an intense involvement with classical literature. Read closely, Wheatley's works show she deserves credit for creating a liberationist aesthetic - the full implications of which are still to be worked out. --From publisher's description
"Witch" as metaphor in America : an interdisciplinary analysis of the linguistic shaping of women in literature by Maureen Clare Anderson ( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Magical realism as a tool of empowerment in selected women's novels / Devona Mallory by Devona Mallory ( )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
My dissertation analyzes magical realism as a tool of empowerment in women's literature. Magical realism "combines realism and the fantastic so that the marvelous seems to grow organically within the ordinary, blurring the distinction between them" (Faris 1). This magic has two filters; epistemology, wherein the magic travels through a person's perception, and ontology, in which the world around the person is magical on its own (27). I analyze works written by women, which feature female protagonists who overcome various patriarchal obstacles to gain empowerment. This empowerment involves the victim taking what oppresses her or him (but usually her) and turning it to her or his advantage. A realistic example would be a rape victim speaking out against his or her attacker. As most women of today live in some type of patriarchal society, we women have created many subversive ways to honor our femininity, voice, culture, and history. Magical realism offers one particularly effective way, which recognizes and honors the similarities and differences not only between women but including everyone; that is, it excludes no one
African-American poetics ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The early American georgic : a reassessment by Eric D Lamore ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classicism in american culture ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Multum in parvo : autobiographical metis and the democratic impulse by Timothy P Twohill ( )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Account book by John C Shields ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Journal, 1873-1875, of John C. Shields, merchant, of Riverside [Rockbridge County], Va. which includes receipts and newspaper clippings
The persistence of the American Aeneas in Melville by John C Shields ( )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Account books by John C Shields ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Account books, 1872-1884, of John C. Shields of "Riverside," Rockbridge County, Va
Poetic resistance : Mercy Otis Warren's poetry of the American Revolution by Maureen Anderson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The collected works by Phillis Wheatley ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Languages
English (56)
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