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Antipodean America : Australasia and the constitution of U.S. literature

Author: Paul Giles
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2013.
Series: Oxford studies in American literary history, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A sweeping study that spans two continents and over three hundred years of literary history, Antipodean America identifies the surprising affinites between Australian and American literature.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
In literature
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Giles
ISBN: 9780199301560 0199301565
OCLC Number: 881774389
Description: XIV, 575 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten.
Contents: Preface ; 1. American Literature and the Antipodean Imaginary: Imperialism,Transnationalism, Surrealism ; 2. Parallax Zones: The Founding Fathers and Austral Enlightenment ; Satiric Double-Binds: Benjamin Franklin's Biloquism ; Planetary Perspectives: Crevecoeur's New Holland ; Transposing the West: Jefferson and Ledyard ; 3. Early National Orbits: Geography, Astronomy, and the Cycles of the Earth ; Freneau, Alsop, and Neoclassical Style ; Joel Barlow: The Columbiad ; Charles Brockden Brown: Systems of General Geography ; 4. Aurora Australis: Antebellum Seascapes and the Southern Cross ; The Hidden Antipodes: Irving's "Globular" Narratives ; The Southern Sea: Dana and Poe ; "Ex Ex" Narratives: Wilkes and Cooper ; 5. Transcendental Burlesque: Reorienting Manifest Destiny ; "The Other Side of the Sphere": Melville and Australasia ; Rotating the Axis: The Gold Rush Circuit ; "The Earth reversed her Hemispheres": Dickinson's Antipodality ; 6. Empire Upside Down: Victorian Globalization and Colonial Equations ; Civil War, Imperial Circumference: Lincoln and Trollope ; Family Romance, Domestic Disturbance: Kingsley and Southworth ; Spatio-Temporal Triangulation: Henry Adams ; The Laughing Jackass: Twain's Latitudinal Parallels ; 7. Ancestral Modernisms: Indigeneity and the Articulation of Distance ; Irish Aesthetic Nativism: John Boyle O'Reilly ; Racialism and Socialism: Jack London ; The Primitivist Paradox: Federation's "weird country" ; 8. Transpacific Transgression: Gender Remapping and World Revolutions ; The Boundaries of Utopia: Howells, Gilman, Miles Franklin ; Lola Ridge and the Appulsive Avant-Garde ; "The Twinness of Things": Stead's Surrealist Dialectic ; 9. Pacific Theaters: The Poetry of Violence, from World War II to Vietnam ; Karl Shapiro's "backward crab" ; Louis Simpson: Racial Metissage and Southern Pastoral ; The New York Poets: Inversion and Misrepresentation ; "America rhymes with Australia": Yusef Komunyakaa ; 10. Antipodean American Postmodernism: Turning the Subject Inside Out ; Irish Intertexts: Chandler and Keneally ; Contrarian Tendencies: Hazzard, Rushdie, Carey ; "Transposabilities": The Posthumanist Spectrum ; J. M. Coetzee and the Politics of Disorientation ; Conclusion: American Literature's Terra Incognita ; Notes ; Works Cited
Series Title: Oxford studies in American literary history, 4.
Responsibility: Paul Giles.

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