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National and transnational challenges to the American imaginary

Author: Adina Ciugureanu; Eduard Vlad; Nicoleta Stanca
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Peter Lang GmbH, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The essays in this volume examine aspects of the ever-changing American imaginary over the last two centuries from the cultural perspectives of the present age, in which transnational approaches have vigorously challenged American exceptionalist narratives. It is a time in which uncertainties and reappraisals of group and national identity, both within the US and abroad, are part of the framework of a comprehensive  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adina Ciugureanu; Eduard Vlad; Nicoleta Stanca
ISBN: 9783631753064 3631753063
OCLC Number: 1030592797
Description: 342 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: "For America's bright starry banner": expressions of Irish American affiliation, identity and national loyalty in Civil War songs / Catherine Bateson --
Transatlantic conceptions of security: Stefan Zweig, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Paul V. McNutt, 1933-1945 / Dean J. Kotlowski --
"No protection at home," "no resting place abroad": vulnerable subjects and (trans)national contexts in Frederick Douglass's life writing / Roxana Oltean --
Between politics and poetics: Arthur Miller's transnational America on the Bulgarian Stage (1948-2011) / Kornelia Slavova --
Thomas Jefferson on class and the European perspective / Zoltán Vajda --
Guillermo Del Toro: gothic reanimator / Florian Andrei Vlad --
"The picture out of frame": reality and impression(ism) in Henry James's The ambassadors and John Singer Sargent's "The daughters of Edward Darley Boit" / Adina Ciugureanu --
Caridad Svich's raving Iphigenia as mythical celebrity and female pharmakos / Aikaterini Delikonstantinidou --
How we lost America: transcultural visions of America in Bulgarian films / Alexandra Glavanakova --
"Things like this aren't supposed to happen in America." sites of worlding in the post-9/11 novel / Rodica Mihailă --
Irish-American journeys in Colum McCann's transatlantic / Nicoleta Stanca --
Graphic trauma in Alison Bechdel's memoirs / Loredana Bercuci --
Exploring the shame-guilt-violence nexus in E.L. Doctorow's early fiction / María Ferrández San Miguel --
The performativity of violence in the theatrical adaptation of the Talented Mr. Ripley / Penny Koutsi --
The power of vulnerability, or the new American autobiographical writing: Dave Eggers' A heartbreaking work of staggering genius and Lena Dunham's Not that kind of girl / Marta Lysik --
Quo vadis homo futuris? Dan Simmons' trans/post-humanist fiction on the evolutionary future of the human species / Mariusz Marszalski --
Jim Grimsley at the crossroads of Southern literature: from literary fiction through fantasy to science fiction / Roman Trus̆ník --
Postfeminism and chick lit in The devil wears Prada / Alina Ilief-Marinescu --
"Our chef is delicious": contemporary American persona poetry / Monica Manolachi --
Identity, intertextuality, consumption and reception in The big bang theory / Lucia Opreanu --
Edgar Allan Poe's detective fiction: a case of American (re)visions / Cristina Tania Peptan --
De/mythologizing the Las Vegas topos: digesting the burlesque lotus / Mariza Tzouni --
Countercultural coordinates of discourse change and Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-five / Eduard Vlad.
Responsibility: Adina Ciugureanu, Eduard Vlad, Nicoleta Stanca (eds.).

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