Transcendental Anti-Lions: Radical Hope in the Age of Fourier

Holly Jackson

University of Massachusetts, Boston

Holly Jackson is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and the author of American Blood: The Ends of the Family in American Literature (Oxford UP, 2014). Her work has appeared in PMLA, New England Quarterly, ESQ, and American Literature, among other venues, and has received the Nineteenth-Century Studies Article Prize and the Norman Foerster Prize.  She is at work on a crossover cultural history provisionally titled American Radicals: How 19th-Century Counterculture Shaped the Nation. This book is under contract with Crown, an imprint of Penguin Random House.  She is represented by the Regal Hoffman Agency.


In May of 1837, a bank panic kicked off a disastrous period of deflation and unemployment, the country’s first major economic depression. Starvation was widespread, as was suicide. Emerson wrote in his journal, “the world... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Holly Jackson (University of Massachusetts, Boston)

Topic Area

Expanding Forms: a Writing Workshop


S4b » Seminar 4.b Expanding Forms: a Writing Workshop II (10:15 - Saturday, 24th March, Boardroom North)

Presentation Files

The presenter has not uploaded any presentation files.