Subject Index

This index categorizes articles included in this section of the website by their relevance to a variety of themes significant to Cooper readers and scholars. The categories are subjective, and limited by space — only articles dealing very significantly with the subjects concerned are included. There are some duplicate entries.

iography and Family

ooper as Literary Artist

conomic Views

nvironment, Nature, and Conservation

ditions, Film, Drama, and Opera

ender Issues and Women

istory, Cooper as Historian

ndians and Frontier

andscape and its Aesthetics

anguage & Rhetoric

ew York History and Culture

olitical Views and Philosophy

ace and African-Americans

eception and Scholarship

  • Harthorn, Steven P. (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), The Tortured Profession of Authorship: Novelist Again. Chapter 1 of James Fenimore Cooper, Professional Authorship, and the American Literary Marketplace, 1838-1851. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2005. Cooper’s controversial re-entry into the realm of fiction-writing with Homeward Bound and Home as Found after his supposed “retirement” in 1834; his exploration of the ethics of authorship in his 1838 Knickerbocker Magazine critique of Sir Walter Scott.
  • Harthorn, Steven P. (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), Periodical Publication: Cooper and Graham’s Magazine. Chapter 4 of James Fenimore Cooper, Professional Authorship, and the American Literary Marketplace, 1838-1851. Doctoral dissertation, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2005. Cooper’s experiments with magazine writing and his experiences in publishing his “Sketches of Naval Men” (Lives of Distinguished American Naval Officers), Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief, and Islets of the Gulf (Jack Tier).
  • Wegener, Signe O. (University of Georgia), Not Really the Last Mohican: Chingachgook and East Germany’s Indian Movement . Why it was Communist East Germany that made the most recent (and perhaps best) film version of The Deerslayer.
  • Zhang, Aiping (California State University at Chico), James Fenimore Cooper: A Rediscovered American Writer in China. China’s recent “Westward Rush” has sparked a new interest, popular and scholarly, in Cooper.

eligion and Morality

ea Tales and US Navy

ocial Views

ources

eaching & Editing Cooper