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Critique and Utopia in Postcolonial Historical FictionAtlantic and Other Worlds

Critique and Utopia in Postcolonial Historical Fiction: Atlantic and Other Worlds

Greg Forter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198830436
eISBN:
9780191880018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830436.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, American Colonial Literature

Postcolonial historical fiction offers readers valuable resources for thinking the prehistory of our present. The genre’s treatment of colonialism as geographically omnivorous yet temporally “out of ... More

Literary IndiansAesthetics and Encounter in American Literature to 1920

Literary Indians: Aesthetics and Encounter in American Literature to 1920

Angela Calcaterra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646947
eISBN:
9781469646961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646947.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

Although cross-cultural encounter is often considered an economic or political matter, beauty, taste, and artistry were central to cultural exchange and political negotiation in early and ... More

Indigenous CosmolecticsKab'awil and the Making of Maya and Zapotec Literatures

Indigenous Cosmolectics: Kab'awil and the Making of Maya and Zapotec Literatures

Gloria Elizabeth Chacón

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469636795
eISBN:
9781469636856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636795.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

Latin America's Indigenous writers have long labored under the limits of colonialism, but in the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries, they have constructed a literary corpus that moves them ... More

Unscripted AmericaIndigenous Languages and the Origins of a Literary Nation

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

Counting BodiesPopulation in Colonial American Writing

Counting Bodies: Population in Colonial American Writing

Molly Farrell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190277314
eISBN:
9780190277338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277314.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Quantifiable citizenship—in the form of birth certificates, census forms, and immigration quotas—is so ubiquitous that today it appears ahistorical. Yet before the modern colonial era, there was ... More

Archives of DesireThe Queer Historical Work of New England Regionalism

Archives of Desire: The Queer Historical Work of New England Regionalism

J. Samaine Lockwood

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625362
eISBN:
9781469625386
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625362.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

In this thought-provoking study of nineteenth-century America, J. Samaine Lockwood offers an important new interpretation of the literary movement known as American regionalism. Lockwood argues that ... More

The Unsettlement of AmericaTranslation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560-1945

The Unsettlement of America: Translation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560-1945

Anna Brickhouse

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199729722
eISBN:
9780199399307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199729722.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This book explores the career and legacy of Don Luis de Velasco, an early modern indigenous translator of the sixteenth-century Atlantic world who traveled far and wide and experienced nearly a ... More

Propaganda 1776Secrets, Leaks, and Revolutionary Communications in Early America

Propaganda 1776: Secrets, Leaks, and Revolutionary Communications in Early America

Russ Castronovo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199354900
eISBN:
9780199354931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354900.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This book considers the extent to which the dispersal and circulation—indeed, the propagation—of information and opinion across the various media of the eighteenth century helped speed the flow of ... More

Writing the RebellionLoyalists and the Literature of Politics in British America

Writing the Rebellion: Loyalists and the Literature of Politics in British America

Philip Gould

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199967896
eISBN:
9780199346073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967896.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Why has Revolutionary literary studies largely ignored the writings of those who opposed the American Rebellion? This study of the literature of politics reconsiders the place of the British American ... More

Specters of ConquestIndigenous Absence in Transatlantic Literatures

Specters of Conquest: Indigenous Absence in Transatlantic Literatures

Adam Lifshey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232383
eISBN:
9780823241187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232383.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This book posits America as not a particular country or continent but a foundational narrative, in which conquerors arrive at a shore intent on overwriting local versions of humanity, culture, and ... More

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