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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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Charts how the cartographies of American literature as an institutional category have varied. Arguing that American literature was consolidated as a distinctively nationalist entity only in the wake  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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
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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