Transatlantic Literary Studies: A Reader

Transatlantic Literary Studies: A Reader

by Susan Manning
     
 

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This groundbreaking volume is the first to define the emergent field of transatlantic literary studies. It brings together a wide range of material to explore the theoretical and literary possibilities of the transatlantic world as an arena for textual and intellectual exchange.

In their introduction, the editors suggest ways in which the transatlantic paradigm

Overview

This groundbreaking volume is the first to define the emergent field of transatlantic literary studies. It brings together a wide range of material to explore the theoretical and literary possibilities of the transatlantic world as an arena for textual and intellectual exchange.

In their introduction, the editors suggest ways in which the transatlantic paradigm offers renewed potential for literary study that for too long has been tied to the ideological and political requirements of the nation-state. The Reader provides accessible, annotated examples of theoretical frameworks that provoke further scholarly inquiry and important works of literary criticism that demonstrate different possibilities of comparative analysis. This important compilation represents and promotes the conceptualization of American culture within the broader context of transatlantic activity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801887314
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Joel Pace
Here is a reader that culls the most important, brilliant, and groundbreaking pieces of literary criticism on a comparatist approach to American Studies and offers them to readers in one binding. It is a significant, timely critical achievement, and it is certain to be praised by students and scholars alike.

Robert Lawson-Peebles
Recent events in the global political arena have led to a revaluation in the study of the Atlantic literatures and cultures. Manning and Taylor's reader brings together a wide range of criticism, from René Wellek to Wai Chee Dimock, to show that our understanding of those literatures and cultures is freshly derived yet firmly rooted. The book has a substantial introductory chapter and is shrewdly organised into six theoretical and thematic groups, each given a perceptive prologue. It will be required reading for years to come.

Meet the Author

Susan Manning is Grierson Professor of English and director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. Andrew Taylor is a lecturer in American Literature at the University of Edinburgh.

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