A companion to American literature and culture, 1st Edition by Paul Lauter

By Paul Lauter

"This expansive spouse to American Literature offers a collection of clean views, a few similar, a few dissonant, at the wealth of texts produced in and round what's now the U.S.. Written through specialists within the box, the better half embraces the numerous varied voices that represent American literature, from slave narratives and oral stories to nearby writing and literature of our surroundings. It Read more...

content material: checklist of members. creation (Paul Lauter). half A Genealogies of yankee Literary examine. 1 The Emergence of the Literatures of the U.S. (Emory Elliott). 2 Politics, Sentiment, and Literature in Nineteenth-Century the United States (John Carlos Rowe). three Making It New: structures of Modernism (Carla Kaplan). four Academicizing "American Literature" (Elizabeth Renker). five chilly struggle and tradition warfare (Christopher Newfield). 6 Re-Historicizing Literature (T.V. Reed). 7 Multiculturalism and Forging New Canons (Shelley Streeby). half B Writers and matters. eight Indigenous Oral Traditions of North the USA, Then and Now (Lisa Brooks (Abenaki)). nine the hot Worlds and the previous: Transatlantic Politics of Conversion (Susan Castillo and Ivy Schweitzer). 10 Unspeakable Fears: Politics and elegance within the Enlightenment (Frank Shuffelton). eleven Slave Narrative and Captivity Narrative: American Genres (Gordon M. Sayre). 12 The Early Republic: types and Readers (Trish Loughran). thirteen "Indians" developed and talking (Scott Richard Lyons). 14 Sentiment and magnificence (Tara Penry). 15 Transcendental Politics (Paul Lauter). sixteen Melville, Whitman, and the Tribulations of Democracy (Betsy Erkkila). 17 Emily Dickinson and Her friends (Paula Bernat Bennett). 18 Race and Literary Politics (Frances Smith Foster and Cassandra Jackson). 19 American Regionalism (Susan ok. Harris). 20 Magazines and Fictions (Ellen Gruber Garvey). 21 Realism and Victorian Protestantism in African American Literature (Phillip M. Richards). 22 The Maturation of yankee Fictions (Gary Scharnhorst). 23 Making It New: structures of Modernisms (Heinz Ickstadt). 24 Wests, Westerns, Westerners (Martha Viehmann). 25 The Early smooth Writers of the united states South (John Lowe). 26 Writers at the Left (Alan Wald). 27 From Objectivism to the Haight (Charles Molesworth). 28 New Aestheticisms: the Artfulness of artwork (Stephen Burt). 29 Drama in American tradition (Brenda Murphy). half C modern Theories and Practices. 30 structures of "Ethnicity" and "Diasporas" (Aviva Taubenfeld). 31 Narrating Terror and Trauma: Racial Formations and "Homeland protection" in Ethnic American Literature (Shirley Geok-lin Lim). 32 Feminisms and Literatures (Deborah S. Rosenfelt). 33 Blackness/Whiteness (James Smethurst). 34 Borderlands: Ethnicity, Multiculturalism, and Hybridity (Ana Maria Manzanas and Jesus Benito Sanchez). 35 Literature-and-Environment reviews and the effect of the Environmental Justice circulation (Joni Adamson). 36 Endowed through Their writer: Queer American Literature (David Bergman). 37 modern local American Fiction as Resistance Literature (Arnold Krupat and Michael A. Elliott). 38 From Virgin Land to floor 0: Interrogating the Mythological Foundations of the grasp Fiction of the place of origin safety country (Donald Pease). Afterword (Paul Lauter). Index.

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In spite of some resistance by Bradford and the Separatists, the two colonies eventually grew closer together, becoming increasingly diverse and secularized and finally merging in 1692. indd 18 1/19/2010 4:35:43 PM The Emergence of the Literatures 19 Between 1620 and 1649, however, political changes in England greatly affected the American colonies. The numbers of Protestant dissenters in England grew and became more powerful until Civil War erupted in the 1640s resulting in the execution of King Charles I in 1649 and the establishment of a Parliamentary government under Oliver Cromwell.

Transported almost magically from her Aunt Moody’s infernal farm in New York to her aristocratic relatives’ Edinburgh mansion at the end of the novel, the 14-year-old Ellen is a willing convert both to Scottish Presbyterianism and spiritual love (Warner, 1987: 277). Warner’s political conservativism is certainly complex, because her advocacy of “New School” Presbyterianism belongs to a forgotten chapter in nineteenthcentury American Christianity, but her values include staunch patriotism, a missionary zeal to spread her faith, and a defense of the prevailing gender hierarchies of patriarchal America (Rowe, 2003b).

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