Transamerican Literary Relations and the Nineteenth-Century Public Sphere

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Overview

Arguing for a fundamental reassessment of the literary history of the nineteenth-century United States within transamerican and multilingual contexts, Anna Brickhouse examines a broad array of texts in English, French, and Spanish. She discovers literary influences from Latin American and Caribbean American literatures which made the period a rich era of literary border-crossing and transcontinental cultural exchange.

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"...Brickhouse demonstrates specific, well-researched, and carefully reasoned instances of transnational literary influence and convincingly situates the American Renaissance within a much broader, trans-American field of study." CHOICE May 2005

"...Brickhouse makes a series of compelling cases for thinking transnationally when analyzing key nineteenth-century literary documents...such a provocative and thoughtful approach represents the highest caliber of comparativist work and sets a standard for scholars working in the field of inter-Americas literary history." - The Americas, Caroline Levander, Rice University

"It is simply astonishing that we have for so long ignored historical realities that Brickhouse's careful scholarship makes appear self-evident. Brickhouses' transnational connections are the products of very hard work, including excellent scholarship in primary sources. Based on her doctoral dissertaion this book impresses me as work produced from a long career of reading, study and teaching. Her profound historicist knowledge is complemented by her theoretical intelligence."

"Transamerican Literary Relations combines traditional methods of literary study with emergent theoretical frameworks and a vast comparative scope. Brickhouse traces suprisingly and utterly persuasive lines of literary influcence across national borders..." - Hsuan Hsu, Nineteenth Century Studies

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Meet the Author

Anna Brickhouse is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Note on texts and translations; Prologue; 1. Introduction: transamerican renaissance; 2. Scattered traditions: the transamerican genealogies of Jicoténcal; 3. A francophone view of comparative American literature: Revue des Colonies and the translations of abolition; 4. Cuban stories; 5. Hawthorne's Mexican genealogies; 6. Transamerican theatre: Pierre Faubert and L'Oncle Tom; Epilogue; Notes; Index.

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