To Be Published November 8th 2013 by Routledge – 352 pages
This comprehensive history of American Literature traces its development from the earliest colonies in 1600 through to the present day. This accessible and engaging guide:
This book is essential reading for anyone seeking to contextualise their reading of American Literature.
1 The English Colonies in America: 1607-1750, 2 The Colonies and the New Republic 1750-1837, 3 The Flowering of New England: 1837-1861, 4 Realism and Naturalism: 1865-1918, 5 Modern Prose 1918-1950, 6 Modern Poetry 1900-1950, 7 Realism and Realist Experimentalism: 1950-1980, 8 Ethnic literature before 1980, 9 Postmodernism, 10 Poetry after 1945, 11 The Theatre in America, 12 Multiculturalism after 1980, 13 Prose after Postmodernism
Theo D’Haen is a professor of literary studies at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, specialising in literary relations and post/national identities.
Hans Bertens is professor of comparative literature at Utrecht University.