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Creole Subjects in the Colonial Americas: Empires, Texts, Identities

Creole Subjects in the Colonial Americas: Empires, Texts, Identities

Creole Subjects in the Colonial Americas: Empires, Texts, Identities

Creole Subjects in the Colonial Americas: Empires, Texts, Identities

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Creolization describes the cultural adaptations that occur when a community moves to a new geographic setting. Exploring the consciousness of peoples defined as "creoles" who moved from the Old World to the New World, this collection of eighteen original essays investigates the creolization of literary forms and genres in the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.Creole Subjects in the Colonial Americas facilitates a cross-disciplinary, intrahemispheric, and Atlantic comparison of early settlers' colonialism and creole elites' relation to both indigenous peoples and imperial regimes. Contributors explore literatures written in Spanish, Portuguese, and English to identify creole responses to such concepts as communal identity, local patriotism, nationalism, and literary expression. The essays take the reader from the first debates about cultural differences that underpinned European ideologies of conquest to the transposition of European literary tastes into New World cultural contexts, and from the natural science discourse concerning creolization to the literary manifestations of creole patriotism. The volume includes an addendum of etymological terms and critical bibliographic commentary. Contributors:Ralph Bauer, University of MarylandRaquel Chang-Rodriguez, City University of New YorkLucia Helena Costigan, Ohio State UniversityJim Egan, Brown UniversitySandra M. Gustafson, University of Notre DameCarlos Jauregui, Vanderbilt UniversityYolanda Martinez-San Miguel, University of PennsylvaniaJose Antonio Mazzotti, Tufts UniversityStephanie Merrim, Brown UniversitySusan Scott Parrish, University of MichiganLuis Fernando Restrepo, University of Arkansas, FayettevilleJeffrey H. Richards, Old Dominion UniversityKathleen Ross, New York UniversityDavid S. Shields, University of South CarolinaTeresa A. Toulouse, Tulane UniversityLisa Voigt, University of ChicagoJerry M. Williams, West Chester UniversityThe contributors are Ralph Bauer, Raquel Chang-Rodriguez, Lucia Helena Costigan, Jim Egan, Sandra M. Gustafson, Carlos Jauregui, Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel, Jose Antonio Mazzotti, Stephanie Merrim, Susan Scott Parrish, Luis Fernando Restrepo, Jeffrey H. Richards, Kathleen Ross, David S. Shields, Teresa A. Toulouse, Lisa Voigt, and Jerry M. Williams. The editors are Ralph Bauer and Jose Antonio Mazzotti.—>

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ISBN-13: 9780807899021
Publisher: Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Series: Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 520
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Ralph Bauer is associate professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is author or editor of numerous books, including The Cultural Geography of Colonial American Literatures: Empire, Travel, Modernity.
Jose Antonio Mazzotti is chair and professor in the Department of Romance Languages at Tufts University. He is author or editor of three books, including Poeticas del flujo: migracion y violencia verbales en el Peru de los 80.

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These essays capture the emerging ambivalent claims of elite creole identities in the early modern Americas. Acknowledging difference between colonial cultures of northern and southern European origins, they illuminate key common themes and continuities and set the stage for a new generation of Atlantic studies.—Karen Ordahl Kupperman, New York University

Scholars in comparative colonial and hemispheric studies will welcome this collection. Rigorously researched and strongly interdisciplinary, its essays explore the importance of spectacle, performance, and visual culture, the instrumentalism of religious piety, the complexities of imperial and local power structures, and challenges to the prevailing conflation of criollismo and elite culture.—Ivy Schweitzer, Dartmouth College

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