By David LaRocca

ISBN-10: 1611688280

ISBN-13: 9781611688283

This thought-provoking assortment gathers a roster of professional Emerson students to deal with anew the best way non-American writers and texts motivated Emerson, whereas additionally discussing the style during which Emerson’s writings encouraged a various array of non-American authors. This quantity contains new, unique, and interesting learn on an important issues that experience for the main half been absent from contemporary severe literature. whereas the motivations for this venture can be typical to students of literary reviews and the historical past of philosophy, its issues, issues, and texts are enormously novel. an influence to Translate the area offers a touchstone for a brand new new release of students attempting to orient themselves to Emerson’s ongoing relevance to worldwide literature and philosophy.

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Emerson represented the anti-slave as the inaugural event of a new epoch in world history. The Haitian Revolution was not merely an extension of the European revolutionary movement. No one could have imagined that Toussaint and the Haitian slaves, who had been excluded from the ontological and epistemological terrain, could have become the protagonists of a collective revolution. This great emancipatory event disrupted the dominant global order of things. Since it was enacted by persons who had no part in the existing order of things, it changed the relationships between what was thought to be possible and impossible, introduced different configurations of, and new questions for, human societies.

See Ulla Haselstein (chap. 1), Laura Bieger (chap. 8), and John Carlos Rowe (chap. , Re-Framing the Transnational Turn in American Studies. [ 26 ] A Power to T r a nsl ate the World 4. See Donald E. Pease, The New American Exceptionalism (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009). 5. , The Works of Thomas Carlyle, 30 vols. (1896; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 21:4. Originally published in 1827. 6. Johannes Voelz, Transcendental Resistance: The New Americanists and Emerson’s Challenge (Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Press, 2010), chap.

Da, “Emerson, China, and the Uses of Literature,” J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 1 (Fall 2013): 285–313, esp. n. 13. See also Yoshio Takanashi, Emerson and Neo-Confucianism: Crossing Paths over the Pacific (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). 28. , Shades of the [ 28 ] A Power to T r a nsl ate the World Planet: American Literature as World Literature (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007); and Tharaud, Emerson for the Twenty-First Century. 29. Jan Stievermann, “Europe,” in Wesley T.

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