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Title Breaking bounds : Whitman and American cultural studies / edited by Betsy Erkkila and Jay Grossman.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.

Subject Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Homosexuality and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
National characteristics, American, in literature.
Alt Name Erkkila, Betsy, 1944-
Grossman, Jay.
Description x, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-276) and index.
Contents Introduction : breaking bounds / Betsy Erkkila -- Confusion of tongues / Michael Moon and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick -- Whitman drunk / Michael Warner -- Whitman and problems of the vernacular / Jonathan Arac -- Whitman, syntax, and political theory / Wai Chee Dimock -- His America, our America : José Martí reads Whitman / Sylvia Molloy -- "In loftiest spheres" : Whitman's visionary feminism / Vivian R. Pollak -- Whitman's "Whoever you are holding me now in hand" : remarks on the endlessly repeated rediscovery of the incommensurability of the person / Allen Grossman -- Errata sobre la erótica, or, The elision of Whitman's body / Jorge Salessi and José Quiroga -- Homosexuality and utopian discourse in American poetry / Tom Yingling with an introduction by Robyn Wiegman -- America on canvas, America in manuscript : imaging the democracy / Elizabeth Johns -- Whitman's lesson of the city / Alan Trachtenberg -- Making capital : war, labor, and Whitman in Washington, D.C. / Katherine Kinney -- Whitman's Calamus photographs / Ed Folsom -- "When the world strips down and rouges up" : redressing Whitman / Michael Davidson -- "For America, for all the earth" : Walt Whitman as an international(ist) poet / Walter Grünzweig -- Epilogue : Whitman's centennial and the state of Whitman studies / Jay Grossman.
ISBN 0195093496 (acid-free paper)
019509350X (pbk. : acid-free paper)
OCLC # 32166482
Table of Contents
 Introduction: Breaking Bounds / Betsy Erkkila1
1Confusion of Tongues / Michael Moon, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick23
2Whitman Drunk / Michael Warner30
3Whitman and Problems of the Vernacular / Jonathan Arac44
4Whitman, Syntax, and Political Theory / Wai Chee Dimock62
5His America, Our America: Jose Marti Reads Whitman / Sylvia Molloy83
6"In Loftiest Spheres": Whitman's Visionary Feminism / Vivian R. Pollak92
7Whitman's "Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Hand": Remarks on the Endlessly Repeated Rediscovery of the Incommensurability of the Person / Allen Grossman112
8Errata sobre la erotica, or the Elision of Whitman's Body / Jorge Salessi, Jose Quiroga123
9Homosexuality and Utopian Discourse in American Poetry / Tom Yingling135
10America on Canvas, America in Manuscript: Imagining the Democracy / Elizabeth Johns147
11Whitman's Lesson on the City / Alan Trachtenberg163
12Making Capital: War, Labor, and Whitman in Washington, D.C. / Katherine Kinney174
13Whitman's Calamus Photographs / Ed Folsom193
14"When the World Strips Down and Rouges Up": Redressing Whitman / Michael Davidson220
15"For America - For All the Earth": Walt Whitman as an International(ist) Poet / Walter Grunzweig238
 Epilogue: Whitman's Centennial and the State of Whitman Studies / Jay Grossman251

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