The American Literary History Reader / Edition 1

The American Literary History Reader / Edition 1

by Gordon Hutner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195095049

ISBN-13: 9780195095043

Pub. Date: 05/28/1995

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In just five years, American Literary History has emerged as the leading journal devoted to U. S. literary and cultural studies. No other journal enjoys its range, consistency, and venturesomeness. None is as lively, as provocative, or as influential. A.L.H. has helped to redefine the theory and practice of American criticism, and it has done so by circulating essays…  See more details below

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In just five years, American Literary History has emerged as the leading journal devoted to U. S. literary and cultural studies. No other journal enjoys its range, consistency, and venturesomeness. None is as lively, as provocative, or as influential. A.L.H. has helped to redefine the theory and practice of American criticism, and it has done so by circulating essays that a generation of critics have found indispensible to restructuring the American cultural scene.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195095043
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Fantasies of Utopia in The Blithedale Romance3
Veiled Ladies: Toward a History of Antebellum Entertainment36
Pictographs as Autobiography: Plains Indian Sketchbooks of the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries58
Early Histories of American Literature: A Chapter in the Institution of New England80
Bio-Political Resistance in Domestic Ideology and Uncle Tom's Cabin111
Beyond Transcendence or Beyond Ideology: The New Problematics of Cultural Criticism in America131
The Ties that Bind: Race and Sex in Pudd'nhead Wilson149
The Vanishing American166
The Limits of Cultural Studies188
The Black Arts Movement and Its Critics204
Reassembling Daisy Miller222
Good-bye Columbus? Notes on the Culture of Criticism245
The Last Real Man in America: From Natty Bumppo to Batman262
Emily Dickinson and Class291
The Borderlands of Culture: Americo Paredes's George Washington Gomez and Chicano Literature at the End of the Twentieth Century318
George Whitefield, Spectacular Conversion, and the Rise of Democratic Personality340
What's Art Got to Do with It? The Status of the Subject of the Humanities in the Age of Cultural Studies370

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