Periodical Literature In Nineteenth-Century America / Edition 1

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Overview

These essays examine the role of periodicals like the Atlantic Monthly in the development of 19th century American literary culture.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813916309
  • Publisher: University of Virginia
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth M. Price is Professor of English at the College of William and Mary. He is the author of Whitman and Tradition: The Poet in His Century; editor, with Robert C. Leitz III, of Critical Essays on George Santayana;
and editor with Dennis Berthold of Dear Brother Walt: The Letters of Thomas Jefferson Whitman. Susan Belasco Smith is Associate Professor of English at the University of Tulsa. She is editor of Summer on the Lakes in 1843 by Margaret Fuller, and, with Larry J. Reynolds, "These Sad by Glorious Days": Dispatches from Europe, 1846-1850 by Margaret Fuller.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Periodical Literature in Social and Historical Context 3
1 From Dial Essay to New York Book: The Making of Woman in the Nineteenth Century 17
2 From Periodical Writer to Poet: Whitman's Journey through Popular Culture 35
3 Uncommon Discourse: Fanny Fern and the New York Ledger 51
4 Serialization and the Nature of Uncle Tom's Cabin 69
5 Lydia Maria Child and the Juvenile Miscellany: The Creation of an American Children's Literature 90
6 Magazine Practices and Melville's Israel Potter 115
7 Addressing or Redressing the Magazine Audience: Edmund Quincy's Wensley 133
8 Serial Politics in William Gilmore Simm's Woodcraft 150
9 "Don't Tell!" They'd Advertise": Emily Dickinson in the Round Table 166
10 Home from the Theatre of War: The Southern Magazine and Recollections of the Civil War 183
11 Not Just Filler and Not Just Sentimental: Women's Poetry in American Victorian Periodicals, 1860-1900 202
12 Ambrose Bierce and the Transformation of the Gothic Tale in the Nineteenth-Century American Periodical 220
13 The North-South Reconciliation Theme and the "Shadow of the Negro" in Century Illustrated Magazine 239
14 Charles Chesnutt, the Atlantic Monthly, and the Intersection of African-American Fiction and Elite Culture 257
Contributors 277
Index 281
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