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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2015) 70 (3): 299–335.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Karen L. Kilcup Karen L. Kilcup, “Feeling American in the Poetic Republic” (pp. 299–335) Recent scholarship concerning nineteenth-century American poetry has challenged petrified attitudes that depict it as almost exclusively sentimental, unoriginal, and meritless. Yet, absent a historicized...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2008) 63 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 September 2008
... California Bandit (1854). Through their investment in sentimental tropes such as the tearful scene, the angelic figure, and the untimely fainting fit, these women enact what I term a transamerican sentimental diplomacy that counters the attempt of the novel's men to define the United States via...