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Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

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  1. Fictions of the Black Atlantic in American Foundational Literature

    By Gesa Mackenthun

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This book is a significant contribution to existing research on the themes of race and slavery in the founding literature of the United States. It extends the boundaries of existing research by locating race and slavery within a transnational and 'oceanic' framework. The author applies critical...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalism

    Critical Imaginaries for a Global Age

    Edited by Aparajita Nanda

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    As new comparative perspectives on race and ethnicity open up, scholars are identifying and exploring fresh topics and questions in an effort to reconceptualize ethnic studies and draw attention to nation–based approaches that may have previously been ignored. This volume, by recognizing the...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Cities, Borders and Spaces in Intercultural American Literature and Film

    By Ana M. Manzanas, Jesús Benito Sanchez

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    Thus book examines the spatial morphologies represented in a wide range of contemporary ethnic American literary and cinematic works. Drawing from Henri Lefebvre’s theorization of space as a living organism, Edward Soja’s writings on the postmetropolis, Marc Augé’s notion of the non-place, Manuel...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Cold War American Literature and the Rise of Youth Culture

    Children of Empire

    By Denis Jonnes

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    Demands placed on many young Americans as a result of the Cold War give rise to an increasingly age-segregated society. This separation allowed adolescents and young adults to begin to formulate an identity distinct from previous generations, and was a significant factor in their widespread...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction

    By Peter Ferry

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction is an interdisciplinary study that presents masculinity as a key thematic concern in contemporary New York fiction. This study argues that New York authors do not simply depict masculinity as a social and historical construction but seek to challenge the...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Construction of Irish Identity in American Literature

    By Christopher Dowd

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    This book examines the development of literary constructions of Irish-American identity from the mid-nineteenth century arrival of the Famine generation through the Great Depression. It goes beyond an analysis of negative Irish stereotypes and shows how Irish characters became the site of intense...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. Gender and the Self in Latin American Literature
    By Emma Staniland
    To Be Published April 1st 2015

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