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  • Print publication year: 2013
  • Online publication date: December 2013

Part III - Emerson and Society: “Hodiernal Circles”

  • Edited by Wesley T. Mott, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • pp 145-230

Further Reading

Anderson, Janet M.Ellen Emerson and the Tubercular Muse.”Literature and Medicine 18 (Spring 1999): 39–59.
Barish, Evelyn. Emerson: The Roots of Prophecy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1989.
Bosco, Ronald A.Historical Introduction.” CW 8: xvii–ccxi.
Bosco, Ronald A., and Joel Myerson. The Emerson Brothers: A Fraternal Biography in Letters. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Bosco, Ronald A., and Joel MyersonHistorical Introduction” and “Textual Introduction.” CW 10: xxv–xcix, cvi–cxxiii.
Emerson, Haven. “Five Generations of Tuberculosis: A Family History.” Selected Papers of Haven Emerson. Battle Creek, MI: W. K. Kellogg Foundation, 1949, pp. 487–98.
The Journals of Bronson Alcott. Ed. Odell Shepard. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1938.

Further Reading

Crain, Caleb. American Sympathy: Men, Friendship, and Literature in the New Nation. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001.
Lawrence, Kathleen. “The ‘Dry-Lighted Soul’ Ignites: Emerson and His Soul-Mate Caroline Sturgis as Seen in Her Houghton Manuscripts.”Harvard Library Bulletin 16 (Fall 2005): 37–67.
Rossi, William. “Performing Loss, Elegy, and Transcendental Friendship.”New England Quarterly 81 (June 2008): 252–77.

Further Reading

Cameron, Sharon. Impersonality: Seven Essays. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Crain, Caleb. American Sympathy: Men, Friendship, and Literature in the New Nation. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001.
Lysaker, John T.Emerson and Self-Culture. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008.
Lysaker, John T., and William Rossi, eds. Emerson and Thoreau: Figures of Friendship. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010.
Packer, Barbara L.The Transcendentalists. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007.

Further Reading

Albrecht, James. Reconstructing Individualism: A Pragmatic Tradition from Emerson to Ellison. Bronx, NY: Fordham University Press, 2012.
Cavell, Stanley. This New Yet Unapproachable America: Lectures after Emerson after Wittengenstein. Albuquerque, NM: Living Batch Press, 1989.
Field, Susan L.The Romance of Desire: Emerson’s Commitment to Incompletion. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1997.
Van Cromphout, Gustaaf. Emerson’s Ethics. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1999.

Further Reading

Cameron, Kenneth Walter. “Emerson, Thoreau, and the Town and Country Club.”ESQ 8 (3d Quarter 1957): 2–17.
Emerson, Edward. The Early Years of the Saturday Club, 1855–1870. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1918.
Field, Peter. “The Birth of Secular High Culture: The Monthly Anthology and Boston Review and Its Critics.”Journal of the Early Republic 17 (Winter 1997): 585–86.
Myerson, Joel. “A History of the Transcendental Club.”ESQ 23 (1st Quarter 1977): 27–35.

Further Reading

Cole, Phyllis. Mary Moody Emerson and the Origins of Transcendentalism: A Family History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Cole, Phyllis. “‘Men and Women Conversing’: The Emersons in 1837.” In Wesley T. Mott and Robert E. Burkholder, eds. Emersonian Circles: Essays in Honor of Joel Myerson, pp. 127–59. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 1997.
Cole, Phyllis. “The New Movement’s Tide: Emerson and Women’s Rights.” In Ronald A. Bosco and Joel Myerson, eds. Emerson Bicentennial Essays, pp. 117–52. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2006.
Cole, Phyllis, and Jana Argersinger. “Exaltadas: A Female Genealogy of Transcendentalism.”ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 57.1–2 (2011): 1–18.
Fuller, Margaret. “The Great Lawsuit: Man versus Men. Woman versus Women.”The Dial 4 (July 1843): 1–47.
Gilbert, Armida. “Emerson in the Context of the Woman’s Rights Movement.” In Joel Myerson, ed. A Historical Guide to Ralph Waldo Emerson, pp. 211–49. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Leverenz, David. Manhood and the American Renaissance. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1989.
Zwarg, Christina. Feminist Conversations: Fuller, Emerson, and the Play of Reading. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1995.

Further Reading

Crane, Gregg. Race, Citizenship, and Law in American Literature. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Gougeon, Len. Virtue’s Hero: Emerson, Antislavery, and Reform. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1990.
Karcher, Carolyn. Shadow over the Promised Land: Slavery, Race, and Violence in Melville’s America. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1980.
Koch, Daniel. Ralph Waldo Emerson in Europe: Class, Race, and Revolution in the Making of an American Thinker. London: I. B. Tauris, 2012.
Lowance, Mason, ed. A House Divided: The Antebellum Slavery Debates in America, 1776–1865. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003.
Robinson, David M.‘For Largest Liberty:’ Emerson, Natural Religion, and the Antislavery Crisis.”Religion & Literature 41 (March 2009): 3–24.
von Frank, Albert J.The Trials of Anthony Burns: Freedom and Slavery in Emerson’s Boston. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998.
Walls, Laura Dassow. Emerson’s Life in Science: The Culture of Truth. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003.

Further Reading

Garvey, T. Gregory, ed. The Emerson Dilemma: Essays on Emerson and Social Reform. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2001.
Gougeon, Len. Virtue’s Hero: Emerson, Antislavery, and Reform. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1990.
Howe, Daniel Walker. What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815–1848. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Miller, Perry. The Life of the Mind in America, from the Revolution to the Civil War. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1965.

Further Reading

Bosco, Ronald A., and Joel Myerson. Ralph Waldo Emerson: A Bicentennial Exhibition at Houghton Library of the Harvard College Library. Cambridge, MA: Houghton Library, 2003.
Bosco, Ronald A., and Joel MyersonThe Emerson Brothers: A Fraternal Biography in Letters. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Myerson, Joel. Ralph Waldo Emerson: A Descriptive Bibliography. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1982.
Myerson, Joel. “Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Income from His Books.” In Richard Layman and Myerson, eds. The Professions of Authorship: Essays in Honor of Matthew J. Bruccoli, pp. 135–49. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1996.
Schulz, Dieter. “Emerson’s Thrifty Soul and the Business of America.” In Roland Hagenbüchle and Josef Raab, eds. Negotiations of America’s National Identity. 2 vols., 1:420–30. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 1999.
Slater, Joseph. “Bibliopoly 1835–1847.” CEC16–29.

Further Reading

Everton, Michael J.The Grand Chorus of Complaint: Authors and the Business Ethics of American Publishing. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Fink, Steven. Prophet in the Marketplace: Thoreau’s Development as a Professional Writer. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992.
Myerson, Joel. “Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Income From His Books.” In Richard Layman and Joel Myerson, eds. The Professions of Authorship: Essays in Honor of Matthew J. Bruccoli, pp. 135–49. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1996.
Reynolds, David S. “‘A Chaos-Deep Soil’: Emerson, Thoreau, and Popular Literature.” In Charles Capper and Conrad Edick Wright, eds. The Transient and the Permanent: The Transcendental Movement and its Contexts, pp. 282–309. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1999.
Teichgraeber, Richard F., III. Penny Thoughts/Sublime Wisdom: Situating Emerson and Thoreau in the American Market. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.