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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa Ferreira de Almeida Alves; Teresa Cid; Heinz Ickstadt; Charles Altieri; European Association for American Studies. Conference
ISBN: 9053836934 9789053836934
OCLC Number: 47240304
Notes: Papers presented at the Conference of the European Association for American Studies (EAAS), held in Lisbon, Portugal, Apr. 3-6, 1998.
Description: 426 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The transparent eyeball and other American spectacles / Maria Irene Ramalho Sousa Santos --
The dubious spectacle of collective identity / Herbert Blau --
Reenactments: "Ghost town" and the American search for a sustaining mythology / Robert Coover --
Domestic theater: parlor entertainments as spectacle, 1840-1880 / Robert Lewis --
The emergence of an American mentality: the cultural work of antebellum stage entertainments / John G. Blair --
The cultural significance of opera in nineteenth-century America / Andrea Mariani --
The americanization of the world and the spectacle of the American exhibits at the 1900 Paris Universal Exposition / Robert Rydell --
Americanization and cultural imperialism: American mass culture and the European sense of history / Rob Kroes --
New England Forefather's Day celebrations between the American Revolution and the Civil War / Udo Hebel --
Funereal pageantry and national unity: the death and burial of John Quincy Adams / Abby Arthur Johnson & Ronald M. Johnson --
Creating a national heritage, denying a national crisis: the Atlantic cable celebrations and Atlantic cable poetry / Mark Niemeyer --
Advertising America, constructing the nation: rituals of the homefront during the Great War / Fernando Fasce --
The self-representation of power: the 'light golden jubilee' in honor of Thomas A. Edison at the edge of the Great Depression / Daria Frezza --
Union fighting as performance: the case of Mary Jones / Helene Christol --
Mocking americanization: the processional as mode of satirical critique / Martha Banta --
"Aleph, beth, kaddish": language, ceremony, and Jewish-American identity / Hana Wirth-Nesher --
Rituals of race: gender representations in African-American pageantry and the exotic motive / Alessandra Lorini --
Jazz funerals and the second line: African-American celebration and public space in New Orleans / Berndt Ostendorf & Michael Smith --
Stripping the emperor: the Africanist presence in American concert dance / Brenda Dixon-Gottschild --
Spectacular anti-spectacle: ecstasy and nationality in Whitman and his heirs / Charles Altieri --
Frost as virile poet: the queer politics of heterosexuality / Edward Ingebretsen --
Technologies of self in the poetry of Sylvia Plath / Rodica Mihaila --
Marsden Hartley's North Atlantic folk: constructing the northern race and the new American / Donna Cassidy --
Women on the verge of a semiotic breakdown: the work of Cindy Sherman, Jenny Holzer, and Barbara Kruger / Zsofia Ban --
Dressing for sacrifice: the spectacle of the child/woman from Little Eva to JonBenet Ramsey / Alide Cagidemetrio --
"Celebrating AIDS": quilts, confessions, and questions of national identity / Sabine Sielke --
Edward Abbey's personal parks in Desert solitaire / Werner Bronnimann --
The American desert as a space of contested identities / Catrin Gersdorf.
Series Title: European contributions to American studies, 44.
Responsibility: edited by Teresa Alves, Teresa Cid, Heinz Ickstadt ; with contributions from Charles Altieri [and others].
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