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- DescriptionThe first volume of critical texts to define the field of Transatlantic Literary Studies This Reader provides 42 exemplary readings that map the theoretical and literary aspects of this growing cross-disciplinary subject area. In a substantial Introduction to the volume, leading experts Susan Manning and Andrew Taylor suggest ways in which the transatlantic model can be most effectively used within literary studies. The readings that follow are organised around key ideas - the nation and cosmopolitanism, theories and practice of comparative literature, postcolonialism/imperialism, translation, style and genre, and travel - and provide accessible, antated examples that demonstrate the different possibilities of comparative analysis. The book represents and promotes an understanding of British, European and American literary culture within a broader framework of transatlantic activity. Key Features *Defines the field of Transatlantic Literary Studies as taught in English and American Studies departments. *Includes important readings from key critics including J. Hillis Miller, Paul Giles, Edward Said and Paul Gilroy. *Provides a full Introduction and section headtes that contextualise the field. *Presents material that explores transatlantic encounters from the early modern period to the present day.
- Author BiographySusan Manning is Grierson Professor of English Literature, and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of Fragments of Union: Making Connections in Scottish and American Writing (2002) and The Puritan-Provincial Vision: Scottish and American Literature in the Nineteenth Century (1990). Andrew Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. He is author of Henry James and the Father Question (Cambridge University Press, 2002).
- PublisherEdinburgh University Press
- Date of Publication22/03/2007
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationEdinburgh
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintEdinburgh University Press
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- Weight620 g
- Width172 mm
- Height244 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Edited byAndrew Taylor,Susan Manning
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