Summary Book Review The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 7, Prose Writing, 1940-1990 by Sacvan Bercovitch:
Download or read book The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 7, Prose Writing, 1940-1990 written by Sacvan Bercovitch and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discusses the social, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic aspects of American literature
Summary Book Review The Routledge Introduction to African American Literature by D. Quentin Miller:
Download or read book The Routledge Introduction to African American Literature written by D. Quentin Miller and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-02-12 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Introduction to African American Literature considers the key literary, political, historical and intellectual contexts of African American literature from its origins to the present, and also provides students with an analysis of the most up-to-date literary trends and debates in African American literature. This accessible and engaging guide covers a variety of essential topics such as: Vernacular, Oral, and Blues Traditions in Literature Slave Narratives and Their Influence The Harlem Renaissance Mid-twentieth century black American Literature Literature of the civil rights and Black Power era Contemporary African American Writing Key thematic and theoretical debates within the field Examining the relationship between the literature and its historical and sociopolitical contexts, D. Quentin Miller covers key authors and works as well as less canonical writers and themes, including literature and music, female authors, intersectionality and transnational black writing.
Summary Book Review Deaf American Literature by Cynthia Peters:
Download or read book Deaf American Literature written by Cynthia Peters and published by Gallaudet University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The moment when a society must contend with a powerful language other than its own is a decisive point in its evolution. This moment is occurring now in American society". Peters explains precisely how ASL literature achieved this moment, tracing its past and predicting its future in this trailblazing study. Peters connects ASL literature to the literary canon with the archetypal notion of carnival as "the counterculture of the dominated". Throughout history carnivals have been opportunities for the "low", disenfranchised elements of society to displace their "high" counterparts. Citing the Deaf community's long tradition of "literary nights" and festivals like the Deaf Way, Peters recognizes similar forces at work in the propagation of ASL literature. The agents of this movement, Deaf artists and ASL performers -- "Tricksters", as Peters calls them -- jump between the two cultures and languages. Through this process they create a synthesis of English literary content reinterpreted in sign language, which also raises the profile of ASL as a distinct art form in itself. Peters applies her analysis to the craft's landmark works, including Douglas Bullard's novel Islay and Ben Bahan's video-recorded narrative Bird of a Different Feather. Deaf American Literature, the only work of its kind, is its own seminal moment in the emerging discipline of ASL literary criticism.
Author :Kevin J. Hayes Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2012-03-15 ISBN 10 :9780199862078 Pages :220 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.6/5 (27 users download)
Summary Book Review A Journey Through American Literature by Kevin J. Hayes:
Download or read book A Journey Through American Literature written by Kevin J. Hayes and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2012-03-15 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A spirited and lively introduction to American literature, this book acquaints readers with the key authors, works, and events in the nation's rich and ecclectic literary tradition.
Summary Book Review American Literature & the Culture Wars by Gregory S. Jay:
Download or read book American Literature & the Culture Wars written by Gregory S. Jay and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gregory S. Jay boldly challenges the future of American literary studies. Why pursue the study and teaching of a distinctly American literature? What is the appropriate purpose and scope of such pursuits? Is the notion of a traditional canon of great books out of date? Where does American literature leave off and Mexican or Caribbean or Canadian or postcolonial literature begin? Are today's campus conflicts fueled more by economics or ideology? Jay addresses these questions and others relating to American literary studies to explain why this once arcane academic discipline found itself so often in the news during the culture wars of the 1990s. While asking some skeptical questions about new directions and practices, Jay argues forcefully in favor of opening the borders of American literary and cultural analysis. He relates the struggle for representation in literary theory to a larger cultural clash over the meaning and justice of representation, then shows how this struggle might expand both the contents and the teaching of American literature. In an account of the vexed legacy of the Declaration of Independence, he provides a historical context for the current quarrels over literature and politics. Prominent among these debates are those over multiculturalism, which Jay takes up in an essay on the impasses of identity politics. In closing, he considers how the field of comparative American cultural studies might be constructed.
Summary Book Review The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature by Hana Wirth-Nesher:
Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature written by Hana Wirth-Nesher and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2003-06-12 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For more than two hundred years, Jews have played important roles in the development of American literature. The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature addresses a wide array of themes and approaches to the distinct yet multifaceted body of Jewish American literature. Essays examine writing from the 1700s to major contemporary writers such as Saul Bellow and Philip Roth. Topics covered include literary history, immigration and acculturation, Yiddish and Hebrew literature, popular culture, women writers, literary theory and poetics, multilingualism, the Holocaust, and contemporary fiction. This collection of specially commissioned essays by leading figures discusses Jewish American literature in relation to ethnicity, religion, politics, race, gender, ideology, history, and ethics, and places it in the contexts of both Jewish and American writing. With its chronology and guides to further reading, this volume will prove valuable to scholars and students alike.
Summary Book Review American Literature from 1600 Through the 1850s by Britannica Educational Publishing:
Download or read book American Literature from 1600 Through the 1850s written by Britannica Educational Publishing and published by Britannica Educational Publishing. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fiercely nationalistic, the first prominent American writers exhibited a profound pride in the territory that would come to be known as the United States. Predating even the Declaration of Independence, much early American writing entailed commentary on the newly developing American society. This volume examines the literature of the country in its nascence and writers such as Poe, Hawthorne, and Emerson, who helped cultivate a uniquely American voice.
Summary Book Review Grief Taboo in American Literature by Pamela A. Boker:
Download or read book Grief Taboo in American Literature written by Pamela A. Boker and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 357 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The original essays in this much-needed collection broadly assess the contemporary patterns of crime as related to immigration, race, and ethnicity. Immigration and Crime covers both a variety of immigrant groups—mainly from Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America—and a variety of topics including: victimization, racial conflict, juvenile delinquency, exposure to violence, homicide, drugs, gangs, and border violence. The volume provides important insights about past understandings of immigration and crime, many based on theories that have proven to be untrue or racially biased, as well as offering new scholarship on salient topics. Overall, the contributors argue that fears of immigrant crime are largely unfounded, as immigrants are themselves often more likely to be the victims of discrimination, stigmatization, and crime rather than the perpetrators. Contributors: Avraham Astor, Carl L. Bankston III, Robert J. Bursik, Jr., Roberto G. Gonzales, Sang Hea Kil, Golnaz Komaie, Jennifer Lee, Matthew T. Lee, Ramiro Martínez, Jr., Cecilia Menjívar, Jeffrey D. Morenoff, Charlie V. Morgan, Amie L. Nielsen, Rubén G. Rumbaut, Rosaura Tafoya-Estrada, Abel Valenzuela, Jr., Min Zhou.
Summary Book Review American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting, 1834-1853 by Meredith L. McGill:
Download or read book American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting, 1834-1853 written by Meredith L. McGill and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2013-08-21 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The antebellum period has long been identified with the belated emergence of a truly national literature. And yet, as Meredith L. McGill argues, a mass market for books in this period was built and sustained through what we would call rampant literary piracy: a national literature developed not despite but because of the systematic copying of foreign works. Restoring a political dimension to accounts of the economic grounds of antebellum literature, McGill unfolds the legal arguments and political struggles that produced an American "culture of reprinting" and held it in place for two crucial decades. In this culture of reprinting, the circulation of print outstripped authorial and editorial control. McGill examines the workings of literary culture within this market, shifting her gaze from first and authorized editions to reprints and piracies, from the form of the book to the intersection of book and periodical publishing, and from a national literature to an internally divided and transatlantic literary marketplace. Through readings of the work of Dickens, Poe, and Hawthorne, McGill seeks both to analyze how changes in the conditions of publication influenced literary form and to measure what was lost as literary markets became centralized and literary culture became stratified in the early 1850s. American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting, 1834-1853 delineates a distinctive literary culture that was regional in articulation and transnational in scope, while questioning the grounds of the startlingly recent but nonetheless powerful equation of the national interest with the extension of authors' rights.
Summary Book Review Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria:
Download or read book Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction written by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2012-01-13 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Very Short Introduction chronicles the trends and traditions of modern Latin American literature, arguing that Latin American literature developed as a continent-wide phenomenon, not just an assemblage of national literatures, in moments of political crisis. With the Spanish American War came Modernismo, the end of World War I and the Mexican Revolution produced the avant-garde, and the Cuban Revolution sparked a movement in the novel that came to be known as the Boom. Within this narrative, the author covers all of the major writers of Latin American literature, from Andrés Bello and José María de Heredia, through Borges and García Márquez, to Fernando Vallejo and Roberto Bolaño.
Summary Book Review A study guide for American Literature to 1900 by Mª Teresa Gibert Maceda:
Download or read book A study guide for American Literature to 1900 written by Mª Teresa Gibert Maceda and published by Editorial Universitaria Ramon Areces. This book was released on 2009-01-27 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Esta guía esta pensada para utilizarse conjuntamente con el libro American literature to 1900 de la misma autora y editado por la misma editorial. Ofrece los siguientes recursos adicionales como un extenso material complementario que ayuda y guía al alumno a lo largo de las 24 unidades, una colección de veinte ejemplos de exámenes y un glosario con una lista de los términos más importantes de la literatura en general y de la literatura americana en particular.
Summary Book Review Great Writers Student Library: American literature to 1900 by :
Download or read book Great Writers Student Library: American literature to 1900 written by and published by . This book was released on 1979 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Indian Essays in American Literature by Sujit Mukherjee:
Download or read book Indian Essays in American Literature written by Sujit Mukherjee and published by . This book was released on 1969 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: