x
Menu

Bamewawagezhikaquay

Jane Johnston Schoolcraft’s Postpastoral Poetics

The creative psyche of the Romantic poets of the nineteenth-century United States was shaped by the idea of the American continent as a far-­reaching wilderness now within perceived possession, with identifiable and reachable frontiers. The blossoming of U. S. literature is often seen as a landscape composed of such well-known poets as Emerson, Longfellow, Bryant, Whittier, Dickinson, and Whitman. But a host of other writers, some with very different perspectives on the physical landscape, were also contributing to the cultural and literary landscape of the United States during this time.