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Nature, materiality, and human agency in the literature of the Great Lakes, 1790-1853, by Eric Russell

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Nature, materiality, and human agency in the literature of the Great Lakes, 1790-1853
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Nature, materiality, and human agency in the literature of the Great Lakes, 1790-1853
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by Eric Russell
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eng
Summary
The dissertation shows that human agency in all its discursive manifestations is a product of entanglement with nature's materiality--its physical objects and forces and this physicality's capacity for change--and this entanglement is understood, and sometimes resisted, through the application and/or revision of aesthetic theories. Put another way, conceptions of materiality are processed aesthetically, a discursive practice intertwined with the discourse on human agency and the visceral experience of human bodies. The implications of conceptions of materiality are deeply political and a major determinant of human conceptions of self and the human species at large. This dissertation is an original contribution to the fields of material ecocriticism, early national and antebellum American literature, and place-based studies. It is the first substantive study of the Great Lakes as a discernable literary region. Studying literature in the Great Lakes from 1790 to 1853 means investigating the ways intellectuals imagined drastic ecological, cultural, and political change in a region characterized by competing American, British, Canadian, and Native American interests. By way of material ecocriticism, the dissertation participates in current scholarly debates concerning Romanticism, Transcendentalism, sentimentalism, domesticity, the picturesque, the sublime, and nature. The dissertation contains readings of works in a wide array of genres
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MUU
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Russell, Eric
Degree
Ph. D.
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Thesis
Dissertation year
2016.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1965-
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  • Heringman, Noah
  • Evelev, John
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  • Nature
  • Great Lakes
  • Literature
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Nature, materiality, and human agency in the literature of the Great Lakes, 1790-1853, by Eric Russell
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  • Dissertation supervisors: Dr. Noah Heringman and Dr. John Evelev
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-226)
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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
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992174421
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1 online resource (227 pages)
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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(OCoLC)992174421
Label
Nature, materiality, and human agency in the literature of the Great Lakes, 1790-1853, by Eric Russell
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Dissertation supervisors: Dr. Noah Heringman and Dr. John Evelev
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-226)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
992174421
Extent
1 online resource (227 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)992174421

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