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Placing America : American culture and its spaces

Author: Michael Fuchs; Maria-Theresia Holub
Publisher: Bielefeld : Transcript, [2013] ©2013
Series: American studies (Transcript (Firm)), Bd. 3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In »Call Me Ishmael«, Charles Olson exclaims »SPACE to be the central fact to man born in America«. Indeed, from the start, history and identity in America have been intricately tied to issues of space: from the idea of the »city upon a hill« to the transnational (soft) power of the United States, space has always served as an important parameter of power gained or lost and of the struggles to maintain or resist it.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Fuchs; Maria-Theresia Holub
ISBN: 9783839420805 3839420806
OCLC Number: 903974898
Notes: Proceedings of international conference "Space, Place, and Time: The Construction of Identity in American Literature and Political Culture," held in Graz, Austria, in December 2010.
Description: 1 online resource (214 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgements --
Placing America / Holub, Maria-Theresia --
Performing America Abroad / Lippert, Leopold --
America, the Threat of Time / Jahr, Ida --
Setting the Scene / Lill, Julia van --
Fallujah Manhattan Transfer / Drennig, Georg --
There’s No Place Like Fiction / Thoss, Jeff --
The Black Hole at the Heart of America? / Fuchs, Michael --
Meeting at the Border / Völkl, Yvonne --
›Romanized Gauls‹ / Mayer, Evelyn P. --
Spaces of Native American Ghostliness in Thomas Pynchon’s Mason & Dixon / Benea, Diana --
Getting a Name / Prodan, Madalina --
This Space Called Science: / Kohlenberger, Judith --
Contributors --
Index.
Series Title: American studies (Transcript (Firm)), Bd. 3.
Responsibility: Michael Fuchs, Maria-Theresia Holub (eds.).
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Indeed, from the start, history and identity in America have been intricately tied to issues of space: from the idea of the "city upon a hill" to the transnational (soft) power of the United States,  Read more...

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