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A companion to American literature and culture

Author: Paul Lauter
Publisher: Chichester ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Series: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 70.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This expansive Companion to American Literature provides a set of fresh perspectives, some related, some dissonant, on the wealth of texts produced in and around what is now the United States. Written by experts in the field, the Companion embraces the many different voices that constitute American literature, from slave narratives and oral tales to regional writing and literature of the environment. It  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
études diverses
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Lauter
ISBN: 9780631208921 0631208925
OCLC Number: 438054341
Description: xix, 688 p. ; 26 cm.
Contents: <p>List of Contributors xi <p>Introduction 1 Paul Lauter <p>Part A Genealogies of American Literary Study 7 <p>1 The Emergence of the Literatures of the United States 9 Emory Elliott <p>2 Politics, Sentiment, and Literature in Nineteenth-CenturyAmerica 26 John Carlos Rowe <p>3 Making It New: Constructions of Modernism 40 Carla Kaplan <p>4 Academicizing American Literature 57 Elizabeth Renker <p>5 Cold War and Culture War 72 Christopher Newfield <p>6 Re-Historicizing Literature 96 T.V. Reed <p>7 Multiculturalism and Forging New Canons 110 Shelley Streeby <p>Part B Writers and Issues 123 <p>8 Indigenous Oral Traditions of North America, Then and Now125 Lisa Brooks (Abenaki) <p>9 The New Worlds and the Old: Transatlantic Politics ofConversion 143 Susan Castillo and Ivy Schweitzer <p>10 Unspeakable Fears: Politics and Style in the Enlightenment160 Frank Shuffelton <p>11 Slave Narrative and Captivity Narrative: American Genres179 Gordon M. Sayre <p>12 The Early Republic: Forms and Readers 192 Trish Loughran <p>13 Indians Constructed and Speaking 206 Scott Richard Lyons <p>14 Sentiment and Style 221 Tara Penry <p>15 Transcendental Politics 237 Paul Lauter <p>16 Melville, Whitman, and the Tribulations of Democracy250 Betsy Erkkila <p>17 Emily Dickinson and Her Peers 284 Paula Bernat Bennett <p>18 Race and Literary Politics 316 Frances Smith Foster and Cassandra Jackson <p>19 American Regionalism 328 Susan K. Harris <p>20 Magazines and Fictions 339 Ellen Gruber Garvey <p>21 Realism and Victorian Protestantism in African AmericanLiterature 354 Phillip M. Richards <p>22 The Maturation of American Fictions 364 Gary Scharnhorst <p>23 Making It New: Constructions of Modernisms 377 Heinz Ickstadt <p>24 Wests, Westerns, Westerners 394 Martha Viehmann <p>25 The Early Modern Writers of the US South 410 John Lowe <p>26 Writers on the Left 427 Alan Wald <p>27 From Objectivism to the Haight 441 Charles Molesworth <p>28 New Aestheticisms: the Artfulness of Art 458 Stephen Burt <p>29 Drama in American Culture 478 Brenda Murphy <p>Part C Contemporary Theories and Practices 491 <p>30 Constructions of Ethnicity and Diasporas 493 Aviva Taubenfeld <p>31 Narrating Terror and Trauma: Racial Formations and Homeland Security in Ethnic American Literature508 Shirley Geok-lin Lim <p>32 Feminisms and Literatures 528 Deborah S. Rosenfelt <p>33 Blackness/Whiteness 563 James Smethurst <p>34 Borderlands: Ethnicity, Multiculturalism, and Hybridity576 Ana Maria Manzanas and Jesus Benito Sanchez <p>35 Literature-and-Environment Studies and the Influence of theEnvironmental Justice Movement 593 Joni Adamson <p>36 Endowed by Their Creator: Queer American Literature 608 David Bergman <p>37 Contemporary Native American Fiction as Resistance Literature622 Arnold Krupat and Michael A. Elliott <p>38 From Virgin Land to Ground Zero: Interrogating theMythological Foundations of the Master Fiction of the Homeland Security State 637 Donald Pease <p>Afterword 655 Paul Lauter <p>Index 657
Series Title: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 70.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Lauter.

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