A Power to Translate the World: New Essays on Emerson and by David LaRocca

By David LaRocca

This thought-provoking assortment gathers a roster of professional Emerson students to handle anew the way in which non-American writers and texts motivated Emerson, whereas additionally discussing the style within which Emerson’s writings stimulated a various array of non-American authors. This quantity comprises new, unique, and interesting learn on an important issues that experience for the main half been absent from contemporary serious literature. whereas the motivations for this venture might be widespread to students of literary experiences and the background of philosophy, its subject matters, subject matters, and texts are exceedingly novel. an influence to Translate the area offers a touchstone for a brand new iteration of students attempting to orient themselves to Emerson’s ongoing relevance to worldwide literature and philosophy.

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In fact, despite the inventive and eclectic range of geographical and conceptual regions explored between these covers, it becomes apparent that still other lands beckon our study: what of Emerson in Africa? In modern India? In Oceania and the Anti­podes? Or for that matter, what about the uses of Emerson by America’s neighbors in Canada and Mexico? A volume such as the present one must be at once prismatic and provisional, but it could be said to do some service not just by the subjects it tackles but also by those it glances but cannot yet grasp.

6 passim. 10. Johannes Voelz, “Utopias of Transnationalism and the Neoliberal State,” in Fluck, Pease, and Rowe, Re-Framing the Transnational Turn in American Studies, 357, 370, 357. Subsequent references to this work will be cited parenthetically in the text by page number. 11. Voelz continues, parenthetically: “(characterized by the whole gamut of the rise of the transnational corporation, the emergence of global governance regimes, and the structural reorganization of the nation-state by such measures as deregulation, the concentration of power in the executive branch, the outsourcing of executive functions, and the limiting of citizenship rights)” (356).

Mott. , Ralph Waldo Emerson in Context (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), 31. 30. , Estimating Emerson: An Anthology of Criticism from Carlyle to Cavell (New York: Bloomsbury, 2013). 31. See in this volume, David LaRocca, chap. 6, n. 35. [I] Emerson beyond Borders in His Time [1] Donald E. Pease The Anti-Slave from Emerson to Obama Readings of Emerson have normatively assumed the form of variations on the theme of the crisis precipitated by conflicting interpretations of Emerson’s attitude toward questions of social reform.

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