The Resource The Importance of Feeling English : American Literature and the British Diaspora, 1750-1850, Leonard Tennenhouse

The Importance of Feeling English : American Literature and the British Diaspora, 1750-1850, Leonard Tennenhouse

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The Importance of Feeling English : American Literature and the British Diaspora, 1750-1850
Title
The Importance of Feeling English
Title remainder
American Literature and the British Diaspora, 1750-1850
Statement of responsibility
Leonard Tennenhouse
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
American literature is typically seen as something that inspired its own conception and that sprang into being as a cultural offshoot of America's desire for national identity. But what of the vast precedent established by English literature, which was a major American import between 1750 and 1850? In The Importance of Feeling English, Leonard Tennenhouse revisits the landscape of early American literature and radically revises its features. Using the concept of transatlantic circulation, he shows how some of the first American authors--from poets such as Timothy Dwight and Philip Freneau to novelists like William Hill Brown and Charles Brockden Brown--applied their newfound perspective to pre-existing British literary models. These American "re-writings" would in turn inspire native British authors such as Jane Austen and Horace Walpole to reconsider their own ideas of subject, household, and nation. The enduring nature of these literary exchanges dramatically recasts early American literature as a literature of diaspora, Tennenhouse argues--and what made the settlers' writings distinctly and indelibly American was precisely their insistence on reproducing Englishness, on making English identity portable and adaptable. Written in an incisive and illuminating style, The Importance of Feeling English reveals the complex roots of American literature, and shows how its transatlantic movement aided and abetted the modernization of Anglophone culture at large
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Tennenhouse, Leonard
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other
LC call number
  • PS159.E5
  • PS159.E5
LC item number
T46 2007eb
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dictionaries
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  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Comparative literature
  • American literature
  • Anglo-American Literature, general
  • Bellettrie
  • Englische Literatur Amerikas
  • Literary Studies
  • Literature in Diverse Languages
  • National characteristics, English, in literature
  • Wisselwerking
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
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specialized
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The Importance of Feeling English : American Literature and the British Diaspora, 1750-1850, Leonard Tennenhouse
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Afterword. From Cosmopolitanism to Hegemony
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Diaspora and Empire
  • 2. Writing English in America
  • 3. The Sentimental Libertine
  • 4. The Heart of Masculinity
  • 5. The Gothic in Diaspora
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unknown
Edition
Course Book.
Extent
1 online resource (176 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781400827923
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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10.1515/9781400827923
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illustrations.
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not applicable
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remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)446594
  • (OCoLC)979581491
  • (DE-B1597)9781400827923
Label
The Importance of Feeling English : American Literature and the British Diaspora, 1750-1850, Leonard Tennenhouse
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Afterword. From Cosmopolitanism to Hegemony
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Diaspora and Empire
  • 2. Writing English in America
  • 3. The Sentimental Libertine
  • 4. The Heart of Masculinity
  • 5. The Gothic in Diaspora
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Course Book.
Extent
1 online resource (176 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400827923
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400827923
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)446594
  • (OCoLC)979581491
  • (DE-B1597)9781400827923

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