Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Effect Altogether Unanticipated: Visual Art and the Importance of Effect in Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, and Nathaniel Hawthorne
by Ford, Dylan, M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2015, 72; 1592998
Abstract (Summary)

By exploring how Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, and Nathaniel Hawthorne each write about art, I articulate a little-discussed aesthetic tradition centered around the aesthetic of effect. This tradition works to connect romantic ideas about the author with sentimental emphasis on the need for affective art.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Anderson, Jillian K.
Commitee: Berger, Charles, Despain, Jessica
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: English Language & Literature
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 54/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: American literature
Keywords: Edgar allan poe, Herman melville, Nathaniel hawthorne
Publication Number: 1592998
ISBN: 9781321890495
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