Onto-Politics in Summer on the Lakes

Mark Noble

Georgia State University

Mark Noble is Associate Professor of English at Georgia State University. He is the author of American Poetic Materialism from Whitman to Stevens (Cambridge, 2015) and his essays have appeared in American Literature, J19, Nineteenth-Century Literature, LARB, and American Impersonal: Essays with Sharon Cameron (Bloomsbury, 2014). He is currently at work on a study of ontology and politics in Henry David Thoreau’s Journal.


Noble:The digressions in Margaret Fuller’s 1843 travelogue have often led readers to conclude that Summer on the Lakes disbelieves in its own genre. Fuller begins with the Thoreauvian premise that exposure to a “middle... [ view full abstract ]


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P04 » Speculative Materialisms in the Nineteenth Century (08:30 - Thursday, 22nd March, Enchantment E)

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