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The work of metaphor: Ralph waldo emerson's “circles” and conceptual metaphor theory (2018)
Journal Article
Greenham, D. (2018). The work of metaphor: Ralph waldo emerson's “circles” and conceptual metaphor theory. Esq -Pullman-, 64(3), 402-434. https://doi.org/10.1353/esq.2018.0015

There has yet to be a systematic study of Emerson’s use of metaphor. This essay engages with Emerson ‘Circles’ and Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT) in an effort to remedy that lack, and also to inaugurate a reassessment of the work undertaken by meta... Read More about The work of metaphor: Ralph waldo emerson's “circles” and conceptual metaphor theory.

Emerson's "Apposite Metaphors" and the grounds of creativity (2016)
Journal Article
Greenham, D. (2016). Emerson's "Apposite Metaphors" and the grounds of creativity. Anglo-Saxónica, III(12), 101-120

This article offers an original interpretation of Emerson's theory of metaphor as a principle of creation as it appears in his lectures and journal of the 1820s and 1830s, the essay 'Nature' (1836), and as it develops into his theory of symbolism in... Read More about Emerson's "Apposite Metaphors" and the grounds of creativity.

Corresponding natures: Ralph Waldo Emerson's letters (2016)
Book Chapter
Greenham, D. (2016). Corresponding natures: Ralph Waldo Emerson's letters. In J. Newman, M. Pethers, & C. Marie-Bernier (Eds.), Edinburgh Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Letters and Letter-Writing, (319-331). Edinburgh UP

This article explores the significance of letter writing in the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson's letters were sent to family members and friends and ranged across his long life. What this chapter addresses is, firstly, the emergence of key Emer... Read More about Corresponding natures: Ralph Waldo Emerson's letters.

LITERATURE - Ralph Waldo Emerson (2016)
Digital Artefact
Greenham, D. (2016). LITERATURE - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The Atlantic Adam: Emerson and the origin of US literature (2016)
Book Chapter
Greenham, D. (2016). The Atlantic Adam: Emerson and the origin of US literature. In C. Elliott, & L. Eckel (Eds.), The Edinburgh Companion to Atlantic Literary Studies, 253-265. Edinburgh UP

Emerson has long been held to be the well-spring of American literary originality. In this chapter I outline Emerson's own ideas of originality, detailing in particular how they relate to his New England context and his reading of model English Renai... Read More about The Atlantic Adam: Emerson and the origin of US literature.

Emerson, creativity and criticism (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Greenham, D. (2015, April). Emerson, creativity and criticism. Presented at Naturally Emerson: Creative Reading, Self-Reliance and Cultural Agency

The paper was a keynote. The principal argument was that Ralph Waldo Emerson's unique take on metaphor as the most significant creative literary act could be understood as a key enabler for the development of US literature, especially the symbolism t... Read More about Emerson, creativity and criticism.

‘‘Altars to the beautiful necessity’’: The significance of F. W. J. Schelling’s ‘‘philosophical inquiries in the nature of human freedom’’ in the development of Ralph Waldo emerson’s concept of fate (2015)
Journal Article
Greenham, D. (2015). ‘‘Altars to the beautiful necessity’’: The significance of F. W. J. Schelling’s ‘‘philosophical inquiries in the nature of human freedom’’ in the development of Ralph Waldo emerson’s concept of fate. Journal of the History of Ideas, 76(1), 115-137. https://doi.org/10.1353/jhi.2015.0001

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s 1860 essay “Fate” has long been recognised as one of his most important essays. This paper is the first to examine the significance for Emerson of his reading of F. W. J. Shelling’s “Inquiry into the Nature of Human Freedom” usi... Read More about ‘‘Altars to the beautiful necessity’’: The significance of F. W. J. Schelling’s ‘‘philosophical inquiries in the nature of human freedom’’ in the development of Ralph Waldo emerson’s concept of fate.

Afterword: Literature and philosophy 1850–1910: The view from New England (2012)
Journal Article
Greenham, D. (2012). Afterword: Literature and philosophy 1850–1910: The view from New England. Literature Compass, 9(11), 908-915. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-4113.2012.00905.x

In this afterword I look at the period 1850–1910 from a Transatlantic perspective, focusing on key New England writers whose work spans the disciplines of philosophy and literature: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, Herman Me... Read More about Afterword: Literature and philosophy 1850–1910: The view from New England.

Emerson (2011)
Book Chapter
Greenham, D. (2011). Emerson. In P. Rawlings (Ed.), Emerson, Melville, James, Berryman, 11-50. Continuum

Nature (2011)
Book Chapter
Greenham, D. (2011). Nature. In W. Mott (Ed.), Ralph Waldo Emerson in Context, (84-91). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139235594.014

© Cambridge University Press 2014. To begin to understand what the term nature meant to the intellectual culture of Emerson’s time it is perhaps best to start with William Ellery Channing, a prominent New England Unitarian of the 1820s and 1830s. In... Read More about Nature.


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