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Hawthorne's transcendental turn
This dissertation charts the trajectory of the “transcendental turn” that occurred in Nathaniel Hawthorne's thought between the years 1833 and 1846. I focus especially on the first stage of the author's philosophical ...
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 ...