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American culture, canons, and the case of Elizabeth Stoddard

Author: Robert McClure Smith; Ellen M Weinauer
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2003.
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"A writer of fiction, poetry, and journalism; successfully published within her own lifetime; esteemed by such writers as William Dean Howells and Nathaniel Hawthorne; and situated at the epicenter of New York's literary world, Elizabeth Stoddard has nonetheless been almost excluded from literary memory and importance. This book seeks to understand why. By reconsidering Stoddard's life and work and her current
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American culture, canons, and the case of Elizabeth Stoddard.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)606975946
Named Person: Elizabeth Stoddard; Elizabeth Stoddard; Elizabeth Stoddard; Elizabeth Stoddard
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert McClure Smith; Ellen M Weinauer
ISBN: 0817313133 9780817313135
OCLC Number: 51223664
Description: x, 295 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Crossing can(n)on street / Ellen Weinauer and Robert McClure Smith --
Biographical foreword: Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard (1823-1902) / Sandra A. Zagarell --
"Among a crowd, I find myself alone": Elizabeth Stoddard and the canon of nineteenth-century American women's poetry / Robert McClure Smith --
Elizabeth Stoddard as returned Californian: a reading of the Daily Alta California columns / Margaret A. Amstutz --
Haunting the house of print: the circulation of disembodied texts in "Collected by a valetudinarian" and "Miss grief" / Paul Crumbley --
"I am cruel hungry": dramas of twisted appetite and rejected identification in Elizabeth Stoddard's The Morgesons / Julia Stern --
"Perversions of volition": self-starvation and self-possession in Dickinson and Stoddard / Susanna Ryan --
Home coming and home leaving: interrogations of domesticity in Elizabeth Stoddard's Harper's fiction, 1859-1891 / Jaime Osterman Alves --
The "American sphinx" and the riddle of national identity in Elizabeth Stoddard's Two men / Jennifer Putzi --
(Un)natural attractions? incest and miscegenation in Two men / Lisa Radinovsky --
Reconstructing Temple house / Ellen Weinauer --
Afterword: Will Stoddard endure? / Lawrence Buell.
Responsibility: edited by Robert McClure Smith and Ellen Weinauer.
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