Rebels without a Cause?: Renegotiating the American 1950s

Rebels without a Cause?: Renegotiating the American 1950s


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783039109364
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 06/18/2007
Series: American Studies: Culture, Society & the Arts Series , #2
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 8.66(w) x 5.91(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Editors: Gerd Hurm is professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Trier and director of the Trier Center for American Studies. His publications include monographs on modern American urban fiction and on the politics of the vernacular in Mark Twain’s writings.
Ann Marie Fallon is assistant professor in the University Studies program at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. She was a Fulbright visiting lecturer at the Trier Center for American Studies in 2004-2005. Her publications include articles on globalization and aesthetics, avant-garde writers in Cuba and Argentina and on Robinson Crusoe.

Table of Contents

Contents: Ann Marie Fallon/Gerd Hurm: Rebels without a Cause?: Renegotiating the American 1950s – Ann Marie Fallon: Rebellious Readers: The Making of American Literature in the 1950s – Stefan L. Brandt: The Literary Text as a «Living Event»: Visceral Language and the Aesthetics of Rebellion in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye Gerd Hurm: Rebellion as Affirmation: Allen Ginsberg’s American Poetics in The Gates of Wrath – Alfred Hornung: The Personal is the Fictional: Philip Roth’s Return to the 1950s in I Married a Communist – Paul Goetsch: Reinhold Niebuhr’s The Irony of American History: A Cold Warrior’s Critique of Cold War Rhetoric – Lutz Schowalter: Rebels with a Cause? Shades of Christian Fundamentalism in the 1950s – Maureen E. Reed: Performing Traditional Womanhood: Fabiola Cabeza de Baca and Hispanic Civil Rights in the 1950s – Kriste Lindenmeyer: Meet the Parents: Embracing an Ideal of Modern American Childhood – Bernd Elzer: «At Last My Hero». Alternative Masculinities in 1950s Hollywood Melodrama – Wolfgang Hallet: «But think, for a moment, about the system.»: Discourses of the 1950s in Philip K. Dick’s «Minority Report» – Hilary P. Dannenberg: Interpreting the Aliens: Representations of American Society in Science-Fiction Movies of the 1950s – Rebecca C. Potter: Jeremiah’s Decade: Environmental Discourse in the 1950s from Aldo Leopold to Rachel Carson – Patrick J. Walsh: Grandma Moses, Thomas Kinkade, and the Evolution of Nostalgia – Wilfried Raussert: Cosmopolitanism and Cultural Critique: Allan Kaprow, Happenings and the American Avant-Garde.

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