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The global remapping of American literature

Author: Paul Giles
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
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This book charts how the cartographies of American literature as an institutional category have varied radically across different times and places. Arguing that American literature was consolidated as a distinctively nationalist entity only in the wake of the U.S. Civil War, Paul Giles identifies this formation as extending until the beginning of the Reagan presidency in 1981. He contrasts this with the more  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Giles, Paul.
Global remapping of American literature.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2011
(DLC) 2010021517
(OCoLC)587248979
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Giles
ISBN: 9781400836512 1400836514 1282964518 9781282964518
OCLC Number: 705945770
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 325 p.) : ill., maps.
Contents: Introduction: the deterritorialization of American literature --
Part one: Temporal latitudes. Augustan American literature: an aesthetics of extravagance; medieval American literature: antebellum narratives and the "map of the infinite" --
Part two: The boundaries of the nation. The arcs of modernism: geography as allegory; suburb, network, homeland: national space and the rhetoric of broadcasting --
Part three: Spatial longitudes. Hemispheric parallax: South America and the American South; metaregionalism: the global pacific northwest --
Conclusion: American literature and the question of circumference.
Responsibility: Paul Giles.

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Honorable Mention for the 2012 BAAS Book Prize, British Association of American Studies Shortlisted for the 2012 American Studies Network Prize "In this richly provocative study, Giles posits a Read more...

 
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