A distinctly American voice : the Emersonian consciousness in the writings of Sarah Orne Jewett and Willa Sibert Cather : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Bak, John S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Meeker, Catherine A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T19:11:36Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T19:11:36Z
dc.date.created 1995 en_US
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.other A-182 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/191622
dc.description.abstract Using the works of Sarah Orne Jewett and Willa Cather as examples, this thesis illustrates the persistence of Emersonian ideas -- particularly those advanced in Nature "Self-Reliance," "The American Scholar," and "The Poet" – in the twentieth-century American consciousness and thus in American fiction which reflects the "everyday people who [grow] out of the soil." Drawing on Jewett's "A White Heron," The Country of the Pointed Firs, and A Country Doctor, and on Cather's novels, 0 Pioneers!, M Antonia and The Professor's House, as well as on their letters and other writings, this thesis considers Emerson's four seminal essays in turn, and provides corresponding examples from the women's texts to establish the endurance of his ideas.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 50 leaves ; 29 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English. en_US
dc.title A distinctly American voice : the Emersonian consciousness in the writings of Sarah Orne Jewett and Willa Sibert Cather : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1244151 en_US


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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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