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Antipodean America: Australasia and the Constitution of U. S. Literature

Paul Giles

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199301560
eISBN:
9780199369218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301560.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This book considers the impact of Australia and New Zealand on the formation of American literature, from the eighteenth century to the present day. It discusses how the antipodes, as both a ... More


Writing Nature in Cold War American Literature

Sarah Daw

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474430029
eISBN:
9781474453783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430029.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Writing Nature is the first full-length ecocritical study of Cold War American literature. The book analyses the function and representation of Nature in a wide range of Cold War texts, and reveals ... More


Water and African American Memory: An Ecocritical Perspective

Anissa Janine Wardi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037455
eISBN:
9780813042343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037455.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book contributes to the fields of African American, ecocritical, and literary studies, as it offers a sustained treatise on watercourses in the African American expressive tradition. It builds ... More


Lost Episodes from Public Literary Culture

Nancy Glazener

in Literature in the Making: A History of U.S. Literary Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199390137
eISBN:
9780199390151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390137.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter follows the thread of Shakespeare studies into some surprising places, offering four case studies of Shakespeare-related failures or dead ends in public literary culture. These examples ... More


Essaying Affects: The Reparative Pedagogy of Lawrence’s Studies

Benjamin D. Hagen

in The Sensuous Pedagogies of Virginia Woolf and D.H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781949979275
eISBN:
9781800341692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979275.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter intervenes in the critical reception of Lawrence’s literary studies, works that scholarship tends to mine for their insights into Lawrence’s metaphysics or psychology rather than ... More


The Politics of Early Twentieth-Century U.S. Literary History

Cyrus R. K. Patell

in Emergent U.S. Literatures: From Multiculturalism to Cosmopolitanism in the Late Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479893720
eISBN:
9781479879502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479893720.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter demonstrates two of the problems that face late-twentieth-century emergent writers: their marginalization by those who make the canons of literature that are celebrated and taught, and ... More


Cultural Divergence: The US Literature of Experience and the Latin American Literature of the Reader

Jeffrey Lawrence

in Anxieties of Experience: The Literatures of the Americas from Whitman to Bolaño

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190690205
eISBN:
9780190690236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690205.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter offers a periodization of the literatures of the Americas from the late nineteenth century through the postwar period. After acknowledging the emergence of a brief “transamerican ... More


The Gothic and Death

Carol Margaret Davison (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784992699
eISBN:
9781526124050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992699.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The gothic and death is the first ever published study to investigate how the multifarious strands of the Gothic and the concepts of death, dying, mourning, and memorialization – what the Editor ... More


The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture

Raymond Malewitz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791960
eISBN:
9780804792998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791960.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Practice of Misuse examines the oppositional emergence and eventual ideological containment of “rugged consumers” in late twentieth-century American literature, who creatively misuse, reuse, and ... More


To the Heart of Europe: F. O. Matthiessen’s Baedeker

George Blaustein

in Nightmare Envy and Other Stories: American Culture and European Reconstruction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190209209
eISBN:
9780190209230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190209209.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, African-American Literature

F. O. Matthiessen and Alfred Kazin were the advance guard of a generation of American scholars bringing American literature to Europe after the war, but their European encounters shaped “American ... More


Anxieties of Experience: The Literatures of the Americas from Whitman to Bolaño

Jeffrey Lawrence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190690205
eISBN:
9780190690236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690205.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Anxieties of Experience: The Literatures of the Americas from Whitman to Bolaño offers a new interpretation of US and Latin American literature from the nineteenth century to the present. Revisiting ... More


Writing In the Wake of 9/11

Catherine Morley

in American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626014
eISBN:
9780748670673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626014.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Focusing on long and short prose pieces which emerged in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, this chapter traces the shift from writers’ personal responses to the events to ... More


Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Shirley Moody-Turner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038853
eISBN:
9781621039785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038853.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Before the innovative and groundbreaking work of Zora Neale Hurston, folklorists from the Hampton Institute collected, studied and wrote about African American folklore. Like Hurston, the Hampton ... More


Zora Neale Hurston's Final Decade

Virginia Lynn Moylan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813035789
eISBN:
9780813046228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035789.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book draws on archival and community census reports, new interviews with Hurston’s contemporaries, numerous correspondence, and diligent research to fill in the missing pieces of Hurston’s life ... More


The Green Depression: American Ecoliterature in the 1930s and 1940s

Matthew M. Lambert

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830401
eISBN:
9781496830456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830401.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book argues that depression-era authors contributed to the development of modern environmental thought in three distinct ways. First, they began recognizing as never before the devastating and ... More


The Terrifying Maternal Ghost in the Americas: La Llorona

Robin Roberts

in Subversive Spirits: The Female Ghost in British and American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815569
eISBN:
9781496815606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815569.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

La Llorona is terrifying, a spectre whose distinctive attire heralds death and destruction, a female figure of power, a female ghost who is feared. La Llorona has a diffuse and influential history. A ... More


Southern Literature, Cold War Culture, and the Making of Modern America

Jordan J. Dominy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826404
eISBN:
9781496826459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826404.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The formalized study of southern literature in the mid-twentieth century is an example of scholars formalizing the study of modernist aesthetics in order to suppress leftist politics and sentiments ... More


Introduction

Alison Booth

in Homes and Haunts: Touring Writers' Shrines and Countries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198759096
eISBN:
9780191819728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759096.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Opening up the concepts of literary reception and author “countries,” the conventions of the homes and haunts, and the history of house museums, this Introduction locates the book in relation to ... More


(Re)routing Native Mobility, Uprooting Settler Spaces in the Poetry of Esther Belin

Mishuana Goeman

in Mark My Words: Native Women Mapping Our Nations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677900
eISBN:
9781452948218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677900.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Chapter two, the poetry of Esther Belin enables us to begin to imagine alternatives from the exclusion promoted through gendered indigenous policies. Through literary and cultural maps Belin enables ... More


Conclusion: Emergent Literatures and Cosmopolitan Conversation

Cyrus R. K. Patell

in Emergent U.S. Literatures: From Multiculturalism to Cosmopolitanism in the Late Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479893720
eISBN:
9781479879502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479893720.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This concluding chapter discusses the rationale at the heart of this book—the humility of understanding the limits of one's own knowledge and the efforts to expand it through varied means. This view ... More


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