Civilizing and Decivilizing Processes: Figurational Approaches to American Culture

Civilizing and Decivilizing Processes: Figurational Approaches to American Culture

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ISBN-13: 9781443827287
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Pages: 345
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Christa Buschendorf holds the Chair of American Studies at Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Her scholarship focuses on transatlantic intellectual history and on a project exploring the approach of figurational and relational sociology in (African) American Studies. She is the author of Mit Kinderaugen: Zur Perspektivtechnik bei William Faulkner, Carson McCullers und Flannery O'Connor (Wurzburg, 1988), and The High Priest of Pessimism: Zur Rezeption Schopenhauers in den USA (Heidelberg, 2008). Astrid Franke is Professor of American Studies at the Eberhard Karls-Universitat Tubingen, Germany. She received her PhD from the John F. Kennedy-Institute at the Freie Universitat Berlin and then became an Assistant Professor of American Studies at the Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt am Main. Among her publications are Keys to Controversies: Stereotypes in Modern American Novels (New York, 1999), and Pursue the Illusion: Problems of Public Poetry in America (Heidelberg, 2010). Johannes Voelz is Assistant Professor of American Studies at Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He received his PhD from the John F. Kennedy-Institute at the Freie Universitat Berlin in 2008. He is the author of Transcendental Resistance: The New Americanists and Emerson's Challenge (Hanover, New Hampshire, 2010), and co-editor of a collection of essays by Winfried Fluck, titled Romance with America? Essays on Culture, Literature, and American Studies (Heidelberg, 2009).

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