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American literature's aesthetic dimensions

Author: Cindy Weinstein
Publisher: New York ; Chichester : Columbia University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cindy Weinstein
ISBN: 9780231156165 0231156162 9780231156172 0231156170 9780231520775 0231520778
OCLC Number: 801766014
Description: 1 v.
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction, by Cindy Weinstein and Christopher LoobyPart 1: Aesthetics and the Politics of FreedomLiberty of the Imagination in Revolutionary America, by Edward Cahill The Writing on the Wall: Revolutionary Aesthetics and Interior Spaces Stephen Crane's Refrain, by Ivy G. Wilson Lyric Citizenship in Post 9/11 Performance: Sekou Sundiata's the 51st (dream) state, by June EllisonPart 2: Aesthetics and the Representation of SexualityAesthetics Beyond the Actual: The Marble Faun and Romantic Sociability, Christopher Castiglia Henry James, Constance Fenimore Woolson, and the Figure in the Carpet, by Dorri Beam Sexuality's Aesthetic Dimension: Kant and the Autobiography of an Androgyne, by Christopher Looby From Hawthorne to Hairspray: American Anxieties About Beauty, by Wendy SteinerPart 3: Aesthetics and the Reading of FormWhen is Now? Poe's Aesthetics of Temporality, by Cindy Weinstein Reading in the Present Tense: Benito Cereno and the Time of Reading, by Trish Loughran What Maggie Knew: Game Theory, The Golden Bowl, and the Critical Possibilities of Aesthetic Knowledge, by Jonathan Freedman with an addendum by Nan Zhang Da Upon a Peak in Beinecke: The Beauty of the Book in the Poetry of Susan Howe, by Elisa NewPart 4: Aesthetics and the Question of TheoryWarped Conjunctions: Jacques Ranciere and African American Twoness, by Nancy Bentley Aesthetics and the New Ethics: Theorizing the Novel in the Twenty-First Century, by Dorothy Hale Postwar Pastoral: The Art of Happiness in Philip Roth, by Mary Esteve Perfect Is Dead: Karen Carpenter, Theodor Adorno, and the Radio; or, If Hooks Could Kill, by Eric Lott Network Aesthetics: Juliana Spahr's The Transformation and Bruno Latour's Reassembling the Social, by Sianne NgaiAfterword Contributors Index
Responsibility: edited by Cindy Weinstein and Christopher Looby.


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This indispensable book recuperates questions of beauty, form, sensuousness, and taste after they have been largely discarded by the politically engaged criticism of the last two to three decades. Read more...

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