Transnational American Memories

Transnational American Memories

by Udo Hebel
     
 

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The volume extends scholary explorations of U.S. American cultures of memory, commemorative identity construction, and the politics of remembrance into the topical field of transnational and comparative American studies. The interdisciplinary range of issues and materials engaged includes literary texts, personal accounts, and cultural performances from colonial

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The volume extends scholary explorations of U.S. American cultures of memory, commemorative identity construction, and the politics of remembrance into the topical field of transnational and comparative American studies. The interdisciplinary range of issues and materials engaged includes literary texts, personal accounts, and cultural performances from colonial times through the immediate present, the significance of war monuments and ethnic memorials in Europe, Asia, and the U.S., films about 9/11, public sculptures and the fine arts, American world’s fairs as international sites of memory.

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"This, then, is a rich and varied and highly stimulating volume."Chris Saunders in 12/2 (2011) "Transnational American Memories is an ambitious book which unites concepts of Memory Studies with those of transnational American Studies. [...] The innovative contributions succeed in bringing Memory Studies beyond the focus on local or national sites without losing the idea of American national identity formation. Thus the book becomes particularly useful for scholars of American Studies, and those who focus on Memory Studies will find many turns and conclusions of the texts surprising and enriching."Andrea Zittlau in: KULT online 27/2011 "Transnational American Memories is an extremely valuable addition to the innovative "Media and Cultural Memory” series [...]: It provides a broad overview over the current scholarship and gives a glimpse of the transnational future of memory studies."Kathleen Loock in: Amerikastudien/ American Studies 3/2009 "[...] this is a rich, thoughtful, and thought-provoking collection – very competently edited and handsomely produced. It will prove an important resource for students and scholars of Amercian literature, history, and culture; and it is also of considerable interest to students and teachers of postcolonial literature and narrative theory."Jakob Lothe in: American Studies in Scandinavia, Vol. 42, 4/ 2010

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110224214
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
09/04/2009
Series:
Media and Cultural Memory / Medien und kulturelle Erinnerung Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
460
File size:
8 MB

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Udo J. Hebel, University of Regensburg.

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