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From School to Salon Reading Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry

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ISBN-10: 0691049408

ISBN-13: 9780691049403

Edition: 2004

Authors: Mary Loeffelholz

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With the transformation and expansion of the nineteenth-century American literary canon in the past two decades, the work of the era's American women poets has come to be widely anthologized. But scant scholarship has arisen to make full sense of it. FromSchool to Salonresponds to this glaring gap. Mary Loeffelholz presents the work of nineteenth-century women poets in the context of the history, culture, and politics of the times. She uses a series of case studies to discuss why the recovery of nineteenth-century women's poetry has been a process of anthologization without succeeding analysis. At the same time, she provides a much-needed account of the changing social contexts through…    
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List price: $53.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.42" wide x 9.09" long x 0.68" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Mary Loeffelholz (Ph.D. Yale) isnbsp;Professor of English and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Northeastern University. She is the author of Dickinson and the Boundaries of Feminist Theory; Experimental Lives: Women and Literature, 1900-1945; and, most recently, From School to Salon: Reading Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry. With Martha Nell Smith, she edited the Blackwell Companion to Emily Dickinson. Her essays have appeared in such journals as American Literary History, English Literary History, the Yale Journal of Criticism, and Modern Language Quarterly.

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction
The Objects of Recovery
Prodigy and Teacher; or, Poetry in the Domestic-Tutelary Complex
Who Killed Lucretia Davidson?
The School of Lydia Sigourney
Lessons of the Sphinx: Poetry and Cultural Capital in Abolition and Reconstruction
Poetry, Slavery, Personification
A Difference in the Vernacular: The Reconstruction Poetry of Frances
The Conquest of Autonomy
"Plied from Nought to Nought"
Metropolitan Pastoral: The Salon Poetry of Annie Fields
Conclusion
The Sentiments of Recovery
Adrienne Rich and Nineteenth-Century Women's Culture
Notes
Index