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Schocket, Eric 1966-

Works: 4 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 2,060 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eric Schocket
Vanishing moments : class and American literature by Eric Schocket( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vanishing Moments analyzes how various American authors have reified class through their writing, from the first influx of industrialism in the 1850s to the end of the Great Depression in the early 1940s. Eric Schocket uses this history to document America's long engagement with the problem of class stratification and demonstrates how deeply America's desire to deny the presence of class has marked even its most labor-conscious cultural texts. Schocket offers careful readings of works by Herman Melville, Rebecca Harding Davis, William Dean Howells, Jack London, T.S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, Muriel Rukeyser, and Langston Hughes, among others, and explores how these authors worked to try to heal the rift between the classes. He considers the challenges writers faced before the Civil War in developing a language of class amidst the predominant concerns about race and slavery; how early literary realists dealt with the threat of class insurrection; how writers at the turn of the century attempted to span the divide between the classes by going undercover as workers; how early modernists used working-class characters and idioms to shape their aesthetic experiments; and how leftists in the 1930s struggled to develop an adequate model to connect class and literature. Vanishing Moments' unique combination of a broad historical scope and in-depth readings makes it an essential book for scholars and students of American literature and culture, as well as for political scientists, economists, and humanists."--Publisher's website
Modes of apprehension : literary inscriptions of the American working classes, 1850-1940 by Eric Schocket( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanishing Moments: Class and American Literature (Class, culture) by Eric Schocket( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Discovering some new race" : Rebecca Harding Davis's "Life in the iron mills" and the literary emergence of working-class whiteness by Eric Schocket( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.07 (from 0.06 for Vanishing ... to 0.97 for Vanishing ...)

Vanishing moments : class and American literature
Alternative Names
Eric Schocket American academic

English (21)