Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Mediating NationLate American Realism, Globalization, and the Progressive State$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Nathaniel Cadle

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781469618456

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618456.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of North Carolina Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NCSO for personal use.date: 06 July 2022

From Cosmopolitanism To World-Salvation

From Cosmopolitanism To World-Salvation

The Transnational Imaginary and the Idea of the Progressive State

(p.29) Chapter One From Cosmopolitanism To World-Salvation
The Mediating Nation

Nathaniel Cadle

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter explores the relationship between shifting notions of literary cosmopolitanism, emerging discourse about internationalism, and the concept of world-salvation. It looks at the efforts of intellectuals and elite literary figures to articulate the role of the state in an increasingly globalized society at the turn of the twentieth century. More specifically, it considers the literary use of cosmopolitanism, internationalism, and world-salvation within a wider social and political context, focusing on how these words were deployed by prominent intellectuals such as William James and W. E. B. Du Bois. It also discusses cosmopolitanism in relation to contemporaneous discussions of world literature. Finally, the chapter examines Progressivism in the United States as well as the political and social context in which late realism was embedded and sought to intervene.

Keywords:   literary cosmopolitanism, internationalism, world-salvation, intellectuals, state, William James, W. E. B. Du Bois, world literature, Progressivism, realism

North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .