The Delegated Intellect: Emersonian Essays on Literature, Science, and Art in Honor of Don Gifford

The Delegated Intellect: Emersonian Essays on Literature, Science, and Art in Honor of Don Gifford

by Donald E. Morse
     
 

This volume honors Don Gifford, master teacher, exacting researcher, and provocative writer. The essays reflect some but not all of the disciplines that Gifford taught - literature, art, ecology, invention, American culture, and the history of ideas. Heeding Emerson's call to «search for facts amid appearances» and to pursue «the ultimate reason

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This volume honors Don Gifford, master teacher, exacting researcher, and provocative writer. The essays reflect some but not all of the disciplines that Gifford taught - literature, art, ecology, invention, American culture, and the history of ideas. Heeding Emerson's call to «search for facts amid appearances» and to pursue «the ultimate reason of øall things and experience!» these essays illustrate how contemporary scholars in a variety of fields fulfill their role as society's delegated intellect.
Don Gifford, a distinguished teacher, writer, and researcher at Williams College, is best known for his meticulous scholarship in James Joyce and his pioneering study of the history of perception, The Farther Shore.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Ranges across disciplines to discuss some American values; science, research, and society; literature, theatre, and art; and American scholar Don Gifford, best known for The Farther Shore: A Natural History of Perception (1990). Among the specific topics are the language of democracy, Spike Lee's corporatist art, structure and energy, anachronism and achronism in historical drama, and Bruegel's Fall of Icarus. Includes a contribution by Gifford himself and a bibliography of his books, essays, poetry, and fiction. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820426051
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 24: American Literature, #57
Pages:
318

Meet the Author

The Editor: Donald E. Morse, Professor of English at Oakland University, is the recipient of Fulbright and Soros professorships in American Studies and a Rockefeller fellowship in translation. He has published many books and essays.
The Contributors: Robert Adolph, Ridgway Banks, Anna Blume, Jerome Christensen, Gary Fisketjon, Don Gifford, Dustin Griffin, John S. Hunt, Morris B. Kaplan, Donald E. Morse, Matthew H. Wikander, Charles L. Ross, Robert N. Ross, Charles A. Schweighauser, Robert J. Seidman.

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