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History, Abolition, and the Ever-Present Now in Antebellum American Writing

History, Abolition, and the Ever-Present Now in Antebellum American Writing

Jeffrey Insko

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198825647
eISBN:
9780191864285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825647.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Ever-Present Now examines the meaning and possibilities of the present and its relationship to history and historicity in a number of literary texts of the past; specifically, the writings of ... More

Adulthood and Other FictionsAmerican Literature and the Unmaking of Age

Adulthood and Other Fictions: American Literature and the Unmaking of Age

Sari Edelstein

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198831884
eISBN:
9780191869716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831884.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

While the field of childhood studies has blossomed in recent years, few scholars have taken up the question of age more broadly as a lens for reading American literature. Adulthood and Other Fictions ... More

The Center of the WorldRegional Writing and the Puzzles of Place-Time

The Center of the World: Regional Writing and the Puzzles of Place-Time

June Howard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198821397
eISBN:
9780191867897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821397.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Center of the World: Regional Writing and the Puzzles of Place-Time is a study of literary regionalism. It focuses on but is not limited to fiction in the United States, also considering the ... More

Land of TomorrowPostwar Fiction and the Crisis of American Liberalism

Land of Tomorrow: Postwar Fiction and the Crisis of American Liberalism

Benjamin Mangrum

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190909376
eISBN:
9780190909406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909376.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book analyzes changes in American intellectual life after the Second World War. It argues that sweeping cultural and intellectual trends undermined the legacy of social-democratic reform ... More

Spatial PoeticsSecond Generation New York School Poetry

Spatial Poetics: Second Generation New York School Poetry

Yasmine Shamma

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198808725
eISBN:
9780191846458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808725.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Emphatically coming after the enthusiastic, dexterous, and avant-garde First Generation New York School poets, the Second Generation New York School poets Ted Berrigan, Alice Notley, Ron Padgett, and ... More

American ObscurantismHistory and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

American Obscurantism: History and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

Peter Lurie

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199797318
eISBN:
9780190225735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199797318.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

American Obscurantism argues for a salutary indirection in U.S. culture. From its earliest canonical literary works through films of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the most ... More

William Blake and the Myth of AmericaFrom the Abolitionists to the Counterculture

William Blake and the Myth of America: From the Abolitionists to the Counterculture

Linda Freedman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198813279
eISBN:
9780191851261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813279.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book tells the story of William Blake’s literary reception in America and suggests that ideas about Blake’s poetry and personality helped shape mythopoeic visions of America from the ... More

Maximum Feasible ParticipationAmerican Literature and the War on Poverty

Maximum Feasible Participation: American Literature and the War on Poverty

Stephen Schryer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603677
eISBN:
9781503606081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603677.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Ranging from the 1950s to the present, Maximum Feasible Participation traces the literary legacy of the War on Poverty. After World War II, countercultural and minority writers developed an ... More

Karen Tei YamashitaFictions of Magic and Memory

Karen Tei Yamashita: Fictions of Magic and Memory

A. Robert Lee (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872946
eISBN:
9780824877873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872946.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Karen Tei Yamashita’s novels, essays, and performance scripts have garnered considerable praise from scholars and reviewers, and are taught not only in the United States but in at least half a dozen ... More

Narratology beyond the HumanStorytelling and Animal Life

Narratology beyond the Human: Storytelling and Animal Life

David Herman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190850401
eISBN:
9780190850432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190850401.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book aims to develop a cross-disciplinary approach to post-Darwinian narratives concerned with animals and human-animal relationships. In outlining this integrative approach to storytelling in a ... More

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