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Shields, John C. 1944-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 68 publications in 1 language and 5,830 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Poetry  History  Sources  Archives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS866, 811.1
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Most widely held works about John C Shields
 
Most widely held works by John C Shields
The collected works of Phillis Wheatley by Phillis Wheatley( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 1,473 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
The American Aeneas : classical origins of the American self by John C Shields( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 534 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."--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 504 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
Phillis Wheatley and the Romantics by John C Shields( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 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 by Eric D Lamore( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 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 collected works by Phillis Wheatley( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magical realism as a tool of empowerment in selected women's novels by Devona Mallory( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Besides discussing the origins, definitions, elements and theories involving magical realism literature, I analyze the tools of empowerment that female characters utilize for personal development. These tools include, but are not limited to, female divinity, overcoming personal and communal issues, creating a viable space/place, analyzing magical realism through a critical and pedagogical lens, and discussing the possible future of magical realism. My ultimate goal for this dissertation is to take the tools learned from magical realism literature and apply them to help people overcome real-life obstacles; it is my desideratum that this approach may foster harmony in the world
"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

African-American poetics( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 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

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

Classicism in american culture( )

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
Phillis Wheatley's poetics of ascent by John C Shields( )

1 edition published in 1978 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( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers of the editors of the Richmond Whig( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Scattered correspondence accumulated by the editors, chiefly by Wyatt M. Elliott, Alexander Moseley, and John Camden Shields. Included are letters from readers, contributors, subscribers, and advertisers, mostly relating to accounts and subscriptions
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

Phillis Wheatley's struggle for freedom in her poetry and prose by John C Shields( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The collected works of Phillis Wheatley
Alternative Names
John Shields (mayor) Amerikaans politicus

John Shields personnalité politique américaine

Shields, John

Джон Шилдс

جان شیلدز سیاست‌مدار آمریکایی

Languages
English (65)

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The American Aeneas : classical origins of the American selfPhillis Wheatley's poetics of liberation : backgrounds and contextsPhillis Wheatley and the RomanticsNew essays on Phillis WheatleyThe collected works