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Transatlantic Literary Studies, 1660-1830

Transatlantic Literary Studies, 1660-1830

by Eve Tavor Bannet
     
 

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The recently developed field of transatlantic literary studies has encouraged scholars to move beyond national literatures towards an examination of communications between Britain and the Americas. The true extent and importance of these material and literary exchanges is only just beginning to be discovered. This collection of original essays explores the

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The recently developed field of transatlantic literary studies has encouraged scholars to move beyond national literatures towards an examination of communications between Britain and the Americas. The true extent and importance of these material and literary exchanges is only just beginning to be discovered. This collection of original essays explores the transatlantic literary imagination during the key period from 1660 to 1830: from the colonization of the Americas to the formative decades following political separation between the nations. Contributions from leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic bring a variety of approaches and methods to bear on both familiar and undiscovered texts. Revealing how literary genres were borrowed and readapted to a different context, the volume offers an index of the larger literary influences going backwards and forwards across the ocean.

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"The collection’s answers are rich and varied, and the essayists—themselves a transatlantic assembly—convince that national labels are contingent, as is transatlanticism itself."
--Journal of American History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781139199667
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/08/2011
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NOOK Book
File size:
754 KB

Meet the Author

Eve Tavor Bannet is George Lynn Cross Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma.
Susan Manning is Grierson Professor of English Literature and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.

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