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The Resource Emily Dickinson : daughter of prophecy, Beth Maclay Doriani

Emily Dickinson : daughter of prophecy, Beth Maclay Doriani

Label
Emily Dickinson : daughter of prophecy
Title
Emily Dickinson
Title remainder
daughter of prophecy
Statement of responsibility
Beth Maclay Doriani
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How do women, historically excluded from the role of preacher because of their gender, gain authority to assume a prophetic voice? What rhetorical strategies can empower the woman who would claim the role of prophet? In this book, Beth Maclay Doriani looks at the ways Emily Dickinson addressed these questions in the context of patriarchal nineteenth-century New England. She explores some of the central strategies Dickinson used to claim both poetic and religious authority and to join the ranks of the self-proclaimed prophets of her day - literary figures like Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman, as well as a host of preachers and other popular orators
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doriani, Beth Maclay
Dewey number
811/.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1541.Z5
LC item number
D64 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christian poetry, American
  • Sermons, American
  • Women and literature
  • Prophecies in literature
  • Authority in literature
  • Women
  • Women
  • Dickinson, Emily
Label
Emily Dickinson : daughter of prophecy, Beth Maclay Doriani
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-224) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Prophecy, Poetry, and Dickinson's American Contexts -- 2. "A Word that Breathes Distinctly" -- 3. "Captivating Sermons" and Dickinson's Rhetoric of Prophecy -- 4. Speaking for "Infinitude": Dickinson and Poetic Inspiration -- 5. Constructions of Genre and Self -- 6. Scriptural Rhetoric and Poetry -- 7. Female Prophecy in New England -- 8. "And I Sneered -- Softly -- 'Small'!": Renunciation and Power -- 9. "Tis so appalling -- it exhilarates": Dickinson's Wisdom of Wonder -- Appendix: A Sample of Dickinson's Poems Showing the Sermonic Structure and Variations -- Index to Dickinson's Poems
Control code
32469426
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780870239991
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95011037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Emily Dickinson : daughter of prophecy, Beth Maclay Doriani
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-224) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Prophecy, Poetry, and Dickinson's American Contexts -- 2. "A Word that Breathes Distinctly" -- 3. "Captivating Sermons" and Dickinson's Rhetoric of Prophecy -- 4. Speaking for "Infinitude": Dickinson and Poetic Inspiration -- 5. Constructions of Genre and Self -- 6. Scriptural Rhetoric and Poetry -- 7. Female Prophecy in New England -- 8. "And I Sneered -- Softly -- 'Small'!": Renunciation and Power -- 9. "Tis so appalling -- it exhilarates": Dickinson's Wisdom of Wonder -- Appendix: A Sample of Dickinson's Poems Showing the Sermonic Structure and Variations -- Index to Dickinson's Poems
Control code
32469426
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780870239991
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95011037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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