Appreciating (?) Nineteenth-Century American Poetry (01/25/06; ALA)
A number of recent works have aimed to recover nineteenth-century American
women's poetry; a few studies have also given renewed attention to male
poets of the period. Although these works have been informed by various
approaches (feminist, nationalist, print culture, and literary historical),
most grapple initially with a single question: how should one assign
literary value to this material? Each scholar ultimately either answers
this question for him- or herself, or chooses to set it aside.