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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:   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: List of Contributors. Introduction (Paul Lauter). Part A Genealogies of American Literary Study. 1 The Emergence of the Literatures of the United States (Emory Elliott). 2 Politics, Sentiment, and Literature in Nineteenth-Century America (John Carlos Rowe). 3 Making It New: Constructions of Modernism (Carla Kaplan). 4 Academicizing "American Literature" (Elizabeth Renker). 5 Cold War and Culture War (Christopher Newfield). 6 Re-Historicizing Literature (T.V. Reed). 7 Multiculturalism and Forging New Canons (Shelley Streeby). Part B Writers and Issues. 8 Indigenous Oral Traditions of North America, Then and Now (Lisa Brooks (Abenaki)). 9 The New Worlds and the Old: Transatlantic Politics of Conversion (Susan Castillo and Ivy Schweitzer). 10 Unspeakable Fears: Politics and Style in the Enlightenment (Frank Shuffelton). 11 Slave Narrative and Captivity Narrative: American Genres (Gordon M. Sayre). 12 The Early Republic: Forms and Readers (Trish Loughran). 13 "Indians" Constructed and Speaking (Scott Richard Lyons). 14 Sentiment and Style (Tara Penry). 15 Transcendental Politics (Paul Lauter). 16 Melville, Whitman, and the Tribulations of Democracy (Betsy Erkkila). 17 Emily Dickinson and Her Peers (Paula Bernat Bennett). 18 Race and Literary Politics (Frances Smith Foster and Cassandra Jackson). 19 American Regionalism (Susan K. Harris). 20 Magazines and Fictions (Ellen Gruber Garvey). 21 Realism and Victorian Protestantism in African American Literature (Phillip M. Richards). 22 The Maturation of American Fictions (Gary Scharnhorst). 23 Making It New: Constructions of Modernisms (Heinz Ickstadt). 24 Wests, Westerns, Westerners (Martha Viehmann). 25 The Early Modern Writers of the US South (John Lowe). 26 Writers on the Left (Alan Wald). 27 From Objectivism to the Haight (Charles Molesworth). 28 New Aestheticisms: the Artfulness of Art (Stephen Burt). 29 Drama in American Culture (Brenda Murphy). Part C Contemporary Theories and Practices. 30 Constructions of "Ethnicity" and "Diasporas" (Aviva Taubenfeld). 31 Narrating Terror and Trauma: Racial Formations and "Homeland Security" in Ethnic American Literature (Shirley Geok-lin Lim). 32 Feminisms and Literatures (Deborah S. Rosenfelt). 33 Blackness/Whiteness (James Smethurst). 34 Borderlands: Ethnicity, Multiculturalism, and Hybridity (Ana Maria Manzanas and Jesus Benito Sanchez). 35 Literature-and-Environment Studies and the Influence of the Environmental Justice Movement (Joni Adamson). 36 Endowed by Their Creator: Queer American Literature (David Bergman). 37 Contemporary Native American Fiction as Resistance Literature (Arnold Krupat and Michael A. Elliott). 38 From Virgin Land to Ground Zero: Interrogating the Mythological Foundations of the Master Fiction of the Homeland Security State (Donald Pease). Afterword (Paul Lauter). Index.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 70.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Lauter.

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