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“There is Music in Every Sound”: Thoreau’s Modernist Understanding of Music

By Jannika Bock
COPAS: Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies

What is music to Thoreau? This question is at the core of the paper at hand. Music in Thoreau’s understanding appears to differ immensely from the conventional definition of music during the nineteenth century. This paper will outline Thoreau’s concept of music, his idea of its effects on the listener, and the functions music can potentially fulfill.

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The Nation Imagined: The Myth of the America in The Pioneers

By Shu-chuan Chou
REAL: Review of English and American Literature [Yingmei wenxue pinglun]

James Fenimore Cooper is the first native novelist after the American independence. His The Pioneers, published in 1823, not only initiated American Western Literature, also brought the American frontier imagination into shape.

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