US Discourse and the Expressivist Turn

Günter Leypoldt

in Cultural Authority in the Age of Whitman

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780748635740
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651658 | DOI:
US Discourse and the Expressivist Turn

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This chapter aims to relate the logic of literary professionalism to the rise of expressivist identity models, first identifying the locations of literary nationalism, and then looking at the North American Group and the idea of linguistic alienation. It also examines the ‘sources’ of selfhood, the expressivist turn, expressive identity, and cultural acceleration.

Keywords: literary professionalism; expressivist identity models; literary nationalism; linguistic alienation; sources of selfhood; cultural acceleration; expressivist turn

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Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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