Mimetic removal in early national American poetry.

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dc.contributor.advisor Walden, Daniel P. Crawford, Benjamin. 2012-08
dc.description.abstract Utilizing René Girard’s concept of mimetic desire, and looking at the historical removal of Native Americans, provides insight into a concept called mimetic removal. Poetry by Josias Lyndon Arnold, Philip Freneau, and Royall Tyler is analyzed within the framework of mimetic removal. These Euro-American poets wrote about Native Americans in a way that allowed white Americans to simultaneously appropriate a sense of identity from Native Americans and metaphysically remove Indians from the presence of whites. Using mimetic removal allowed Arnold, Freneau, and Tyler to both appropriate Native American identity and distance Indians from their white readers. en_US
dc.publisher en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Mimetic removal. en_US
dc.subject Poetry. en_US
dc.subject Freneau, Philip. en_US
dc.subject Tyler, Royall. en_US
dc.subject Arnold, Josias Lyndon. en_US
dc.subject Girard, René. en_US
dc.subject Depictions of Native Americans. en_US
dc.subject Native Americans. en_US
dc.subject Early national American poetry. en_US
dc.title Mimetic removal in early national American poetry. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US M.A. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Access changed 1/14/14.
dc.contributor.department English. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. Dept. of English. en_US

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