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  1. 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 25th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 28th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 28th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Remapping Citizenship and the Nation in African-American Literature

    By Stephen Knadler

    Series: 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

  6. The Western Landscape in Cormac McCarthy and Wallace Stegner

    Myths of the Frontier

    By Megan Riley McGilchrist

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    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

  7. Nature, Class, and New Deal Literature

    The Country Poor in the Great Depression

    By Stephen Fender

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    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

  8. Asian American Fiction, History and Life Writing

    International Encounters

    By Helena Grice

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    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

  9. The Quest for Epic in Contemporary American Fiction

    John Updike, Philip Roth and Don DeLillo

    By Catherine Morley

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    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

  10. Toni Morrison's 'Beloved'

    Origins

    By Justine Tally

    Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

    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

Forthcoming Books

  1. Fictions of the Black Atlantic in American Foundational Literature
    By Gesa Mackenthun
    To Be Published December 2nd 2014
  2. Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalism: Critical Imaginaries for a Global Age
    Edited by Aparajita Nanda
    To Be Published December 3rd 2014
  3. Gender and the Self in Latin American Literature
    By Emma Staniland
    To Be Published March 31st 2015

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