The American Literary History Reader / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195095043
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.13 (h) x 0.99 (d)

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University of Wisconsin, Madison
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Table of Contents

Fantasies of Utopia in The Blithedale Romance 3
Veiled Ladies: Toward a History of Antebellum Entertainment 36
Pictographs as Autobiography: Plains Indian Sketchbooks of the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries 58
Early Histories of American Literature: A Chapter in the Institution of New England 80
Bio-Political Resistance in Domestic Ideology and Uncle Tom's Cabin 111
Beyond Transcendence or Beyond Ideology: The New Problematics of Cultural Criticism in America 131
The Ties that Bind: Race and Sex in Pudd'nhead Wilson 149
The Vanishing American 166
The Limits of Cultural Studies 188
The Black Arts Movement and Its Critics 204
Reassembling Daisy Miller 222
Good-bye Columbus? Notes on the Culture of Criticism 245
The Last Real Man in America: From Natty Bumppo to Batman 262
Emily Dickinson and Class 291
The Borderlands of Culture: Americo Paredes's George Washington Gomez and Chicano Literature at the End of the Twentieth Century 318
George Whitefield, Spectacular Conversion, and the Rise of Democratic Personality 340
What's Art Got to Do with It? The Status of the Subject of the Humanities in the Age of Cultural Studies 370
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