These essays mark the maturation of scholarship on Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), one of the most important public intellectuals of the nineteenth century and a writer whose works have been much revived in recent decades. The authors-leading scholars of Fuller, Transcendentalism, and the antebellum period-consider anew Fuller the critic, the journalist, the reformer, the traveler, and the social and cultural observer, and make fresh contributions to the study of her life and work. Drawing on developments in gender theory, transatlantic studies, and archival excavations of the networks of reform, this volume defines Fuller as a significant intellectual precursor, a critic who analyzed and challenged the dominant interpretive paradigms of her own time and who remains strikingly relevant for ours.
Publisher: University Press of New England
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 23 mm
Filled with acute insights and marked by a complexity of critical argument, this collection illuminates Fuller s participation in several cultural movements in her own time and offers striking commentary on her role as a significant precursor for later developments in feminism and social reform. . . . Highly Recommended. Choice"
Margaret Fuller and Her Circles invigorates and stretches our thinking about this bold and brilliant woman as well as the century she transformed. . . . Each essay evinces a striking sense of Fuller s development out of a particular historical context and into her own transformative voice. Legacy"