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Unsettled States Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies

Author: Dana Luciano; Ivy Wilson
Publisher: New York NYU Press 2014
Series: America and the Long 19th Century
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Unsettled States, Dana Luciano and Ivy G. Wilson present some of the most exciting emergent scholarship in American literary and cultural studies of the "long" nineteenth century. Featuring eleven essays from senior scholars across the discipline, the book responds to recent critical challenges to the boundaries, both spatial and temporal, that have traditionally organized scholarship within the field. The volume  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dana Luciano; Ivy Wilson
ISBN: 9781479857722 1479857726 9781479818334 147981833X
OCLC Number: 911182000
Description: 1 online resource (335 p.)
Contents: Contents Introduction: On Moving Ground 1 Dana Luciano Part I: Archives Unbound 1. Confederates in the Hispanic Attic: The Archive against Itself 31 Rodrigo Lazo 2. Historical Totality and the African American Archive 55 Lloyd Pratt 3. Race, Reenactment, and the "Natural-Born Citizen" 76 Tavia Nyong'o 4. Doing Justice to the Archive: Beyond Literature 103 Shelley Streeby Part II: States of Exception 5. Unsettled Life: Early Liberia's Epistolary Equivocations 119 David Kazanjian 6. The News at the Ends of the Earth: Polar Periodicals 158 Hester Blum 7. Feeling Like a State: Writing the 1863 New York City Draft Riots 189 Glenn Hendler 8. Impersonating the State of Exception 232 Jonathan Elmer Part III: Speculative Sexualities 9. Eat, Sex, Race 245 Kyla Wazana Tompkins 10. Connecticut Yankings: Mark Twain and the Masturbating Dude 275 Elizabeth Freeman 11. What Came Before 298 Peter Coviello P.S.: A Coda 307 Ivy G. Wilson About the Contributors 315 Index 317
Series Title: America and the Long 19th Century

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