Vulgar Grandeur: Literature and the American Monument during the Long Nineteenth Century
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AbstractMy dissertation focuses on nineteenth-century American literature texts that engage with ruins and monuments. Traditionally, this interaction has been treated as a formal curiosity for literary critics, but this project argues interarts literature carries important implications for public sphere theory, especially in cases when an author writes about nationalist architecture and iconography.
Degree ProgramGraduate College