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Beyond significant language: Faith, possibility, and trust in Emerson, Poe, and Melville
This dissertation examines conceptions and representations of belief—in our relationship to a beyond, to psychology or philosophy of mind, and to others—in the essays and fiction of Emerson, Poe, and Melville. The chapter ...
Yearning for redemption: The lost cause narratives and violent hopes of the American South
This project considers redemptive and anti-redemptive narratives as they engage the myth of the Old South and tell us about slavery, the Civil War, and the Reconstruction of the South. I analyze the rhetorical strategies ...
On some motifs in Herman Melville
In “On Some Motifs in Baudelaire” and The Arcades Project , Walter Benjamin recognizes Baudelaire for his allegorical genius and his cognizance of the cultural, historical, and societal changes taking shape in Paris. ...
Kant with Melville: Freedom, enthusiasm, and the novel
This dissertation explores the relationship between Kant and Melville, paying close attention to the former’s idea of freedom and the latter’s effort to exhibit freedom without transforming it into individualism. It is ...