Query : Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Lost Experience: Emerson’s articles of association in the Lost
Lost series are a polysemic series which, to that end, mobilises the surplus of homonymy. Many protagonists have the same surname as historical figures, which raises the issue of utopia and ideal society. However, the main antagonist constantly pushed back in the series from the 2 to the 5 season, B...
“Solutions in Hieroglyphic”: Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Picturesque Language,” and the Ancient Near East
former unitarian pastor, Ralph Waldo Emerson treats proche-Oriental Antiquity as a corpus of texts (the biblique canon); in his view, it was part of a hermeneutical survey, inextricably linked to a thorough reflection on the nature and challenges of writing and reading. Inherited from Christian theo...
Through Emersonian Hermeneutics: Landscapes of the spirit or transcendental in Sylvia Plath's poetry
Criticism rarely portraits Plath as a nature poet, but landscapes occur regularly throughout her work. Her exploration of the relationship between the individual and the natural world is fundamental to the development of her mature voice. This development reveals the continuing influence of the Amer...
Negotiating Transcendentalism, Escaping « Paradise » : Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.
By reviewing the critical literature on Melville and Transcendentalism and then undertaking a close reading of Moby-Dick (1851), this paper argues that the novel reflects, among other things, an ongoing debate between the novelist and Transcendentalist philosophy. While in later works, Melville seem...
Bodies in Late Romanticism: Two Perspectives
One of the major themes of discussion in the art and especially the literature of the 18th and 19th centuries was the body rather than the soul. In the beginning this seemed to be the case mostly because of the natural processes related to the transforming events of maturation and death of the human...
Editors’ Introduction for NANO Special Issue 10: Originality in a Digital Culture
Issue 10 of NANO: New American Notes Online explores originality in a digital culture through the lenses of Pinterest, Instagram, theatre, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Virality, poetic borrowing, the rip-and-burn industry, copying, repurposing, and reusing.
Travel changes thought and men – A fresh perspective on the travels of a literary icon
Ralph Waldo Emerson in Europe : class, race and revolution in the making of an American thinker / Daniel Koch. London : I. B. Tauris & Co, 2012.
Reflections on Culture, Dialogue and Traveller at the International Students Workshop in Florence
Do you enjoy traveling? Probably there is no person with a negative response. Some of travellers are fast collectors of famous places, while others are just observers of culture and lifestyle. The third ones simply lost in tourism gaining popularity on social networks, while some like to travel on a...
Emerson and Dickinson. Political and literary forms of philosophical overwhelming.
American philosophical significance in the middle of the 19th century is the first philosophical movement of American raigambre. Influenced by individualism and the Unitary Church, this movement develops a particular way of understanding the union between human beings, God and nature. As human being...
Being True, Sounding False
The essay explores multiple senses of “true,” arguing that truth not only has a performative sense, but that certain performances can themselves be true as when a friend is a true friend. Taking that thought in a metaphilosophical direction, the essay also argues that writing can be true to philosop...
Grammatical self, linguistic community and education of grownups: Cavell reads Emerson
The article discusses Stanley Cavell’s interpretation of Ralph Waldo Emerson with a focus on the concepts of individuality, self-acknowledgment, and Bildung as one’s education through reading, called “the education of grownups”. Beginning with Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance”, his critique of Descart...
“Solutions in Hieroglyphic”: Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Picturesque Language,” and the Ancient Near Easthttp://46957d21-6f-431af-2ad5c10cdaa4Former unitarian pastor, Ralph Waldo Emerson treats proche-Oriental antiquity as a corpus of texts (the biblique canon); in his view, it was part of a hermeneutical survey, inextricably linked to a thorough reflection on the nature and challenges of writing and reading. Inherited from Christian theology, this approach is based on assumptions that have become problematic at a time when advances in philology shed an innovative light on the history of writing, in particular thanks to Champollion’s discoveries that make it possible to decipher hierglyphic inscriptions. Historically, the biblical exegesis had hitherto been the task of drawing up correct interpretations and recovering the exact meaning of texts whose letter often seems ambiguous and confusing; the speech known as Divinity School Address is Emerson’s main contribution to this debate. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, progress in pro-European and eastern philology poses challenges of a different kind: what does a text mean, let alone read it “correctly”? What precautions should be taken to ensure its minimum readability before even the question of “just” interpretation arises? This test attempts to examine some of the tensions resulting from this new situation. The aim is to show how they influence Emerson’s thoughts on the semicotic nature of language, complicate its relationship with contemporary thinking and determine its attitude towards its own writing, in a way which, from the point of view of the 21st century, remains highly topical.
Ancien pasteur unitarien, Ralph Waldo Emerson assimile l’Antiquité proche-orientale à un corpus de textes (le canon biblique) ; pour lui, elle relève d’une enquête herméneutique, indissociable d’une réflexion poussée sur la nature et les enjeux de l’écriture et de la lecture. Héritée de la théologie...
Moralizzare il capitale Dante’s Inferno di Henry Otto fra Emerson e Dickens
These pages aim to explore the big fortune of the forgotten film Dante’s Inferno directed in 1924 by Henry Otto, and to underline how it is influenced on one side by the peculiar dantism of Ralph Waldo Emerson and on the other by the populist sentimentalism of Dickens’ novel A Christmas Carol.
The transatlantic ordinary
Summary The author analyses the theme of the ordinary as it is developed by transatlantic routes and returns, from the American transcendantalism. Although the idea of knowledge, ordinary belief or ordinary man plays an important role in the philosophical tradition, especially empirist, the idea of...
Escargotesque, or, What Is Experience
“Experience” is a concept paradoxically deployed to accentuate the aconceptual. Although thinking, knowing, reflecting, and analyzing are kinds of experiences, invocations of “experience” typically direct our attention to what is immediate, embodied, unrepresented, unthought, even unthinkable. And y...
Mr. Emerson's Revolution
"This volume traces the life, thought and work of Ralph Waldo Emerson, a giant of American intellectual history, whose transforming ideas greatly strengthened the two leading reform issues of his day: abolition and women’s rights. A broad and deep, yet cautious revolutionary, he spoke about a spectr...
Littérature et politique en Nouvelle-Angleterre
Literature and politics in New England
With the idea that New England designates less a region or territory with clearly defined borders than it is a political project with changing forms, this book analyses the predominant role played by literature, not only as an intellectual output to emancipate from the European cultural model, but a...
Limning New Regions of Thought: Emerson’s Abstract Regionalism
International audience New England has too long monopolized the attention of regionalist writers and critics alike, and we do not intend to take it once again as the major representative of a literary genre that flourished towards the close of the century, even as the region’s political impress upon...
“Ralph Waldo Emerson's Intellectual Declaration of Independence”
S. Laugier (dir.), "Ralph Waldo Emerson: the authority of scepticism “, Revue Française d’Etudes Americaines (2002/1)
” There is no question, in a few pages, of reporting on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s work, or of the recent developments that led to the rediscovery of his work. We have therefore chosen to confine ourselves to certain philosophical approaches of a thinker known to be “inap-prochable” and to look for what...
Il sublime nell'età delle avanguardie. Ideale e tradizione artistica nella scena americana
In 1964 the American professor Leo Marx published his fundamental essay entitled The machine in the garden : technology and the pastoral ideal in America. Fifty years after its first edition is very interesting return on the relevance of this text, emphasizing on the one hand its obvious value but,...
"Ralph Waldo Emerson, de l'hiéroglyphe à l'essai"
I am progressive: reading Emerson’s self-sufficiency and experience
Relevant studies are starting to open up the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson, to whom John Dewey once referred as the ‘Film of Democracy’, to social and political readings. This article seeks to promote the strength and potential of this new emersonianism for the philosophy of education by showing how t...
“We Must Get Rid of Slavery, or We Must Get Rid of Freedom.” Self, Other, and Emancipation in Antebellum America
Antebellum American literature, like the country itself, was a heterogeny of Romanticism, Transcendentalism, and political prose culminating in the national narrative. Authors during this time struggled with the issue of slavery and their works reflected varying degrees of disdain for it and its tre...