A Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America / Edition 1

A Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America / Edition 1

by Susan Castillo
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405112913

ISBN-13: 9781405112918

Pub. Date: 10/24/2005

Publisher: Wiley

This broad introduction to Colonial American literatures brings out the comparative and transatlantic nature of the writing of this period and highlights the interactions between native, non-scribal groups, and Europeans that helped to shape early American writing.

  • Situates the writing of this period in its various historical and cultural contexts, including
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    Overview

    This broad introduction to Colonial American literatures brings out the comparative and transatlantic nature of the writing of this period and highlights the interactions between native, non-scribal groups, and Europeans that helped to shape early American writing.

  • Situates the writing of this period in its various historical and cultural contexts, including colonialism, imperialism, diaspora, and nation formation.
  • Highlights interactions between native, non-scribal groups and Europeans during the early centuries of exploration.
  • Covers a wide range of approaches to defining and reading early American writing.
  • Looks at the development of regional spheres of influence in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
  • Serves as a vital adjunct to Castillo and Schweitzer’s ‘The Literatures of Colonial America: An Anthology’ (Blackwell Publishing, 2001).
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781405112918
    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Publication date:
    10/24/2005
    Series:
    Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Series
    Edition description:
    REV
    Pages:
    628
    Product dimensions:
    7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.57(d)

    Table of Contents

    List of Figures ix

    Notes on Contributors xi

    Introduction 1
    Ivy Schweitzer and Susan Castillo

    Part I Issues and Methods 7

    1 Prologomenal Thinking: Some Possibilities and Limits of Comparative Desire 9
    Teresa A. Toulouse

    2 First Peoples: An Introduction to Early Native American Studies 24
    Joanna Brooks

    3 Toward a Cultural Geography of Colonial American Literatures: Empire, Location, Creolization 38
    Ralph Bauer

    4 Textual Investments: Economics and Colonial American Literatures 60
    Michelle Burnham

    5 The Culture of Colonial America: Theology and Aesthetics 78
    Paul Giles

    6 Teaching the Text of Early American Literature 94
    Michael P. Clark

    7 Teaching with the New Technology: Three Intriguing Opportunities 110
    Edward J. Gallagher

    Part II New World Encounters 121

    8 Recovering Precolonial American Literary History: ‘‘The Origin of Stories’’ and the Popol Vuh 123
    Timothy B. Powell

    9 Toltec Mirrors: Europeans and Native Americans in Each Other’s Eyes 141
    Renée Bergland

    10 Reading for Indian Resistance 159
    Bethany Ridgway Schneider

    11 Refocusing New Spain and Spanish Colonization: Malinche, Guadalupe, and Sor Juana 174
    Electa Arenal and Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel

    12 British Colonial Expansion Westwards: Ireland and America 195
    Andrew Hadfield

    13 The French Relation and Its ‘‘Hidden’’ Colonial History 220
    Sara E. Melzer

    14 Visions of the Other in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century Writing on Brazil 241
    Elena Losada Soler

    15 New World Ethnography, the Caribbean, and Behn’s Oroonoko 259
    Derek Hughes

    Part III Negotiating Identities 275

    16 Gendered Voices from Lima and Mexico: Clarinda, Amarilis, and Sor Juana 277
    Raquel Chang-Rodríguez

    17 Cleansing Mexican Antiquity: Sor Juana Ineás de la Cruz and the loa to The Divine Narcissus 292
    Viviana Díaz Balsera

    18 Hemispheric Americanism: Latin American Exiles and US Revolutionary Writings 306
    Rodrigo Lazo

    19 Putting Together the Pieces: Notes on the Eighteenth-Century Literary Imagination 321
    Douglas Anderson

    20 The Transoceanic Emergence of American ‘‘Postcolonial’’ Identities 336
    Gesa Mackenthun

    Part IV Genres and Writers: Cross-Cultural Conversations 351

    21 The Genres of Exploration and Conquest Literatures 353
    E. Thomson Shields, Jr.

    22 The Conversion Narrative in Early America 369
    Lisa M. Gordis

    23 Indigenous Literacies: New England and New Spain 387
    Hilary E. Wyss

    24 America’s First Mass Media: Preaching and the Protestant Sermon Tradition 402
    Gregory S. Jackson

    25 Neither Here Nor There: Transatlantic Epistolarity in Early America 426
    Phillip H. Round

    26 True Relations and Critical Fictions: The Case of the Personal Narrative in Colonial American Literatures 446
    Kathleen Donegan

    27 ‘‘Cross-Cultural Conversations’’: The Captivity Narrative 464
    Lisa M. Logan

    28 Epic, Creoles, and Nation in Spanish America 480
    José Antonio Mazzotti

    29 Plainness and Paradox: Colonial Tensions in the Early New England Religious Lyric 500
    Amy M. E. Morris

    30 Captivating Animals: Science and Spectacle in Early American Natural Histories 517
    Kathryn Napier Gray

    31 Challenging Conventional Historiography: The Roaming ‘‘I’’/Eye in Early Colonial American Eyewitness Accounts 533
    Jerry M. Williams

    32 Republican Theatricality and Transatlantic Empire 551
    Elizabeth Maddock Dillon

    33 Reading Early American Fiction 566
    Winfried Fluck

    Index 587

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