Roman holidays : American writers and artists in nineteenth-century Italy /

Featuring essays by twelve prominent American literature scholars, Roman Holidays explores the tradition of American travel to Italy and makes a significant contribution to the understanding of nineteenth-century American encounters with Italian culture and, more specifically, with Rome.

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Other Authors: Martin, Robert K., 1941-, Person, Leland S.
Format: eBook
Published: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2002.
Series:UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Where is Hawthorne's Rome? The marble faun and the cultural space of middle-class leisure / Richard H. Millington
  • "An awful freedom": Hawthorne and the anxieties of the carnival / Robert K. Martin
  • Fauns and Mohicans: narratives of extinction and Hawthorne's aesthetic of modernity / Kristie Hamilton
  • The purloined studio: [the] woman sculptor as phallic ghost in Hawthorne's The marble faun / Nancy Proctor
  • Hawthorne's ghost in James's Italy: sculptural form, romantic narrative, and the function of sexuality in The marble Faun, "Adina," and William Wetmore Story and his friends / John Carlos Rowe
  • Falling into heterosexuality: sculpting male bodies in The marble faun and Roderick Hudson / Leland S. Person
  • Roman springs and Roman fevers: James, gender, and transnational dis-ease / Priscilla L. Walton
  • Henry James's Italian hours and the "Ruskinian contagion" / Adam Parkes
  • Fuller, Hawthorne, and imagining urban spaces in Rome / Brigitte Bailey
  • The black robe of romance: Hawthorne's shadow and Howells's Italian priest / Susan M. Griffin
  • "The connecting link of centuries": Melville, Rome, and the Mediterranean, 1856-1857 / Robert Milder
  • Road to Africa: Frederick Douglass's Rome / Robert S. Levine.