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A Companion to American Literary Studies
     

A Companion to American Literary Studies

by Caroline F. Levander
 

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A Companion to American Literary Studies addresses the most provocative questions, subjects, and issues animating the field. Essays provide readers with the knowledge and conceptual tools for understanding American literary studies as it is practiced today, and chart new directions for the future of the subject.
  • Offers up-to-date accounts of major new

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A Companion to American Literary Studies addresses the most provocative questions, subjects, and issues animating the field. Essays provide readers with the knowledge and conceptual tools for understanding American literary studies as it is practiced today, and chart new directions for the future of the subject.

  • Offers up-to-date accounts of major new critical approaches to American literary studies
  • Presents state-of-the-art essays on a full range of topics central to the field
  • Essays explore critical and institutional genealogies of the field, increasingly diverse conceptions of American literary study, and unprecedented material changes such as the digital revolution
  • A unique anthology in the field, and an essential resource for libraries, faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates

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With this in mind, acquisition is recommended for college and university libraries.”  (Reference Reviews, 1 December 2012)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444343786
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/09/2011
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture , #165
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
608
File size:
2 MB

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With this in mind, acquisition is recommended for college and university libraries.” (Reference Reviews, 1 December 2012)

Meet the Author

Caroline F. Levander is Carlson Professor in the Humanities, Professor of English, and Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Digital Education at Rice University, USA. She is author of Hotel Life (with Matt Guterl, 2015), Where Is American Literature? (2013), Voices of the Nation: Women and Public Speech in Nineteenth-Century American Culture and Literature (1998) and Cradle of Liberty: Race, the Child and National Belonging from Thomas Jefferson to W.E.B. Du Bois (2006); she is co-editor of The American Child: A Culture Studies Reader (2003), Hemispheric American Studies (2008), and Teaching and Studying the Americas (2010).

Robert S. Levine is Distinguished University Professor of English at the University of Maryland, USA. He is the author of Conspiracy and Romance (1989), Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, and the Politics of Representative Identity (1997), Dislocating Race and Nation (2008), and The Lives of Frederick Douglass (forthcoming); he is also the editor of a number of volumes, including Martin R. Delany: A Documentary Reader (2003), The Norton Anthology of American Literature, 1820-1865 (2007, 2012), and Hemispheric American Studies (with Caroline F. Levander, 2008).

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