New and Published Books
11-20 of 23 results in Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature
Through a reading of periodicals, memoirs, speeches, and fiction from the antebellum period to the Harlem Renaissance, this study re-examines various myths about a U.S. progressive history and about an African American counter history in terms of race, democracy, and citizenship. Reframing 19th...
Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge
Myths of the Frontier
The western American landscape has always had great significance in American thinking, requiring an unlikely union between frontier mythology and the reality of a fragile western environment. Additionally it has borne the burden of being a gendered space, seen by some as the traditional "virgin...
Published February 23rd 2012 by Routledge
The Country Poor in the Great Depression
Working through close rhetorical analysis of everything from fiction and journalism to documents and documentaries, this book looks at how popular memory favors the country Depression over the economic crisis in the nation’s cities and factories. Over eighty years after it happened, the Depression...
Published August 24th 2011 by Routledge
The last ten years have witnessed an enormous growth in American interest in Asia and Asian/American history. In particular, a set of key Asian historical moments have recently become the subject of intense American cultural scrutiny, namely China’s Cultural Revolution and its aftermath; the Korean...
Published August 14th 2011 by Routledge
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 May 17th 2011 by Routledge
John Updike, Philip Roth and Don DeLillo
This volume explores the confluences between two types of literature in contemporary America: the novel and the epic. It analyses the tradition of the epic as it has evolved from antiquity, through Joyce to its American manifestations and describes how this tradition has impacted upon...
Published January 5th 2011 by Routledge
This work expands the scope of Morrison’s project to examine the ways and means of memory in the preservation of belief systems passed down from the earliest civilizations (both the Classical Greek and the Ancient Egyptian) as a challenge to the sterility of modernity. Moreover, this research...
Published January 5th 2011 by Routledge
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 July 15th 2010 by Routledge
"What then is the American, this new man?" This question is explored here through the lives and writings of a sequence of imaginative authors each of whom confronted a crucial moment in the evolution of the new nation (from Crevecoeur and the Revolution, through Washington Irving and...
Published June 17th 2010 by Routledge
Towards a Spatialized Reading
Native American Literature underwent a Renaissance around 1968, and the current canon of novels written in the late twentieth century in American English by Native American or mixed-blood authors is diverse, exciting and flourishing. Despite this, very few such novels are accepted as part of the...
Published September 29th 2009 by Routledge
Utopia and Terror in Contemporary American Fiction
To Be Published July 24th 2014
The Construction of Irish Identity in American Literature
To Be Published August 5th 2014
Fictions of the Black Atlantic in American Foundational Literature
To Be Published August 14th 2014
Cold War American Literature and the Rise of Youth Culture: Children of Empire
To Be Published September 11th 2014
Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction
To Be Published September 23rd 2014
Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalism: Critical Imaginaries for a Global Age
To Be Published November 30th 2014
Gender and the Self in Latin American Literature
To Be Published December 29th 2014
The Aesthetics, Gender, and Feminism of the Beat Women
To Be Published December 31st 2014