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American Lazarus: Religion and the Rise of African American and Native American Literatures

Joanna Brooks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195332919
eISBN:
9780199851263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332919.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The 1780s and 1790s were a critical era for communities of color in the new United States of America. Even Thomas Jefferson observed that in the aftermath of the American Revolution, “the spirit of ... More


Emerson's Ghosts: Literature, Politics, and the Making of Americanists

Randall Fuller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313925
eISBN:
9780199787753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313925.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The central question engaged in this book is the following: why does Emerson's cultural legacy continue to influence writers so forcefully? This study examines the way influential 20th-century ... More


Orphans and American literature: texts, intertexts, and contexts

Maria Holmgren Troy, Elizabeth Kella, and Helena Wahlström

in Making home: Orphanhood, kinship and cultural memory in contemporary American novels

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089596
eISBN:
9781781707289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089596.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter situates the study in both literary and socio-historical contexts, focusing on earlier discussions of the American orphan figure in literary and social history and elaborating especially ... More


Bradford's Indian Book: Being the True Roote & Rise of American Letters as Revealed by the Native Text Embedded in Of Plimoth Plantation

Betty Booth Donohue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037370
eISBN:
9780813042336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037370.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book, written partly in the Cherokee syllabary by a Cherokee critic, argues that William Bradford's Of Plimoth Plantation shows evidence of American Indian poetics. It is a revisioning of the ... More


Introduction

John Lowney

in Jazz Internationalism: Literary Afro-Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Black Music

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041334
eISBN:
9780252099939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041334.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

There have been a number of outstanding studies that articulate the importance of black music for “Afro-modernist” literary production since Paul Gilroy’s seminal The Black Atlantic: Modernity and ... More


Jazz Internationalism: Literary Afro-Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Black Music

John Lowney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041334
eISBN:
9780252099939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041334.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Jazz Internationalism argues for the critical significance of jazz in Afro-modernist literature, from the beginning of the Great Depression through the radical social movements of the 1960s. Through ... More


The Literary Museum and the Unsettling of the Early American Novel

Jared Gardner

in The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036705
eISBN:
9780252093814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036705.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This introductory chapter discusses the intertwined histories of novel and magazine publications and how certain authors, generally attributed to the “rise of the novel,” have made a significant ... More


The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture

Jared Gardner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036705
eISBN:
9780252093814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036705.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

A transatlantic literary form that refused to break with British cultural models and genealogy, the early American magazine had at its center the anonymous authority of the editor and a porous ... More


Representing the Race: A New Political History of African American Literature

Gene Andrew Jarrett

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743386
eISBN:
9780814743874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743386.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The political value of African American literature has long been a topic of great debate among American writers, both black and white, from Thomas Jefferson to Barack Obama. This book traces the ... More


Unscripted America: Indigenous Languages and the Origins of a Literary Nation

Sarah Rivett

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190492564
eISBN:
9780190492595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492564.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

From their earliest encounters in the Americas, Europeans struggled to make sense of the words spoken by the numerous indigenous tribes that surrounded them. Unscripted America recounts a colonial ... More


The Editor as Broker:: Gordon Hutner

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter profiles Gordon Hutner, founding and long-time editor of the major journal, American Literary History, and critic of American literature. It tells how he founded the journal and the ... More


Local Knowledge and Book-Learning: Placing the Teacher in Regional Story-Telling

June Howard

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198821397
eISBN:
9780191867897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821397.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The second chapter of The Center of the World: Regional Writing and the Puzzles of Place-Time, titled “Local Knowledge and Book-Learning,” offers a revision of received American literary history. It ... More


Coda

Julia H. Lee

in Interracial Encounters: Reciprocal Representations in African and Asian American Literatures, 1896-1937

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752555
eISBN:
9780814752579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752555.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter contemplates the present state of Afro-Asian relations and begins by thinking about the connections that exist between the past and the present in which African Americans and ... More


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


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