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The literary utopias of cultural communities, 1790-1910

Author: Marguérite Corporaal; Evert Jan van Leeuwen
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2010.
Series: DQR studies in literature, 46.
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This volume of essays by scholars in the field of English and American studies brings together a variety of perspectives on the utopian literature originating from cultural communities from 1790-1910. Ranging from the Lunar society to the Nationalist movement, and from the Transcendentalists to the Indian Monday Club the fifteen peer-reviewed articles examine a wide range of contexts in which utopian literature was  Read more...
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Literary utopias of cultural communities, 1790-1910.
Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2010
(OCoLC)640095702
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marguérite Corporaal; Evert Jan van Leeuwen
ISBN: 9789042030008 9042030003
OCLC Number: 653242924
Description: 1 online resource (278 pages).
Contents: Foreward / Peter Liebregts --
In the churchyard and under the full moon : the radical publisher and his clients and guests / C.C. Barfoot --
The sexual difference : gender, politeness, and conversation in late-eighteenth-century New York City and in Charles Brockden Brown's Alcuin (1798) / Bryan Waterman --
Godwin, Bulwer and Poe : intellectual elitism and the Utopian impulse of popular fiction / Evert Jan van Leeuwen --
A turn to the past : republicanism and Brook Farm / Marilyn Michaud --
Utopian waste at Brook Farm, Fruitlands and Walden Pond / Richard Francis --
Nathaniel Hawthorne's minority report on transcendentalism / Teresa Requena Pelegrí --
Thoreau's individualistic utopia / Daniel Ogden --
The great earth speaking : Richard Jefferies and the transcendentalists / Roger Ebbatson --
The ideal of everyday life in William Morris' News from nowhere / Florence Boos --
Thoughts towards the nature of creativity in literary and cultural communities : The germ and its fruition / Valeria Tinkler-Villani --
A feminist mirage of the new life : utopian elements in The story of an African farm / Wim Tigges --
Towards a feminist collectivism : Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Nationalist Movement / Marguérite Corporaal --
At home, in Japan : the new world literature of Isabella Bird and Winnifred Eaton / Kimberly Engber --
Nonsense club and Monday club : the cultural utopias of Sukumar Ray / Debasish Chattopadhyay --
Afterword : Utopia : the ghost of Thomas More / Peter van de Kamp.
Series Title: DQR studies in literature, 46.
Responsibility: edited by Marguérite Corporaal and Evert Jan van Leeuwen.

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This volume of essays by scholars in the field of English and American studies brings together a variety of perspectives on the utopian literature originating from cultural communities from 1790-1910. Ranging from the Lunar society to the Nationalist movement, and from the Transcendentalists to the Indian Monday Club the fifteen peer-reviewed articles examine a wide range of contexts in which utopian literature was written, and will be of interest to scholars in the field of cultural and literary studies alike. Moreover, the volume presents the reader with a unique overview of developments in.

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"[...] this volume represents a valuable and detailed contribution to the understanding of literary utopias, providing a thorough and powerful analysis of the genre." - Carmen Gomez-Galisteo, Read more...

 
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