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  1. Identity, Diaspora and Return in American Literature

    Edited by Maria Antònia Oliver-Rotger

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This volume combines literary analysis and theoretical approaches to mobility, diasporic identities and the construction of space to explore the different ways in which the notion of return shapes contemporary ethnic writing such as fiction, ethnography, memoir, and film. Through a wide variety of...

    Published July 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Occupying Space in American Literature and Culture

    Static Heroes, Social Movements and Empowerment

    By Ana M. Manzanas, Jesús Benito Sanchez

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    Occupying Space in American Literature and Culture inscribes itself within the spatial turn that permeates the ways we look at literary and cultural productions. The volume seeks to clarify the connections between race, space, class, and identity as it concentrates on different occupations and...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Travel and Dislocation in Contemporary American Fiction

    By Aliki Varvogli

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This book offers a critical study and analysis of American fiction at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It focuses on novels that ‘go outward’ literally and metaphorically, and it concentrates on narratives that take place mainly away from the US’s geographical borders. Varvogli draws on...

    Published November 8th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Transnationalism and American Serial Fiction

    By Patricia Okker

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    Transnationalism and American Serial Fiction explores the vibrant tradition of serial fiction published in U.S. minority periodicals. Beloved by readers, these serial novels helped sustain the periodicals and communities in which they circulated. With essays on serial fiction published from the...

    Published November 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Utopia and Terror in Contemporary American Fiction

    By Judie Newman

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This book examines the quest for/failure of Utopia across a range of contemporary American/transnational fictions in relation to terror and globalization through authors such as Susan Choi, André Dubus, Dalia Sofer, and John Updike. While recent critical thinkers have reengaged with Utopia, the...

    Published January 16th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Transnationalism of American Culture

    Literature, Film, and Music

    Edited by Rocío Davis

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This book studies the transnational nature of American cultural production, specifically literature, film, and music, examining how these serve as ways of perceiving the United States and American culture. The volume’s engagement with the reality of transnationalism focuses on material examples...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  7. American Utopia and Social Engineering in Literature, Social Thought, and Political History

    By Peter Swirski

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    The United States today is afflicted with political alienation, militarized violence, institutionalized poverty, and social agony. Worst of all, perhaps, it is afflicted with chronic and acute ahistoricism. America insist on ignoring the context of its present dilemmas. It insists on forgetting...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Nabokov, History and the Texture of Time

    By Will Norman

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This book argues that the apparent evasion of history in Vladimir Nabokov’s fiction conceals a profound engagement with social, and therefore political, temporalities. While Nabokov scholarship has long assumed the same position as Nabokov himself — that his works exist in a state of historical...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Don DeLillo

    The Possibility of Fiction

    By Peter Boxall

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    One of the few available books of criticism on the topic, this monograph presents the fullest account to date of Don DeLillo's writing, situating his oeuvre within a wider analysis of the condition of contemporary fiction, and dealing with his entire work in relation to contemporary political and...

    Published June 29th 2012 by Routledge

  10. New Woman Hybridities

    Femininity, Feminism, and International Consumer Culture, 1880–1930

    Edited by MARGARET BEETHAM, Ann Heilmann

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    Since the 1970s, the literary and cultural politics of the turn-of-the-century New Woman have received increasing academic attention. Whether she is seen as the emblem of sexual anarchy, an agent of mediation between mass market and modernist cultures, or as a symptom of the consolidation of...

    Published June 29th 2012 by Routledge