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The American Literary History Reader - Gordon Hutner

The American Literary History Reader

Paperback Published: 25th May 1995
ISBN: 9780195095043
Number Of Pages: 404

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In its first five years, American Literary History has produced an exciting body of work representing the full range of American literary critical practices at a time when no consensus in the field exists. This collection brings together the cream of this cutting-edge work, presenting seventeen of the most significant voices in the argument over literature's importance. Among the contributors and issues included in the anthology are Hertha D. Wong on Indian pictographs and the language of selfhood they inscribe, David Lionel Smith on the Black Arts Movement, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on the new pluralism, David Leverenz on the "representative man" and gender politics, Betsy Erkkila on Dickinson and class, and RamA3n Saldivar on the literature of the border. A state of the art look at American literary criticism, this handy compendium will interest all scholars and students in the field, regardless of their familiarity with the journal.

"An important and especially wide-ranging collection of essays that will provide good critical perspective in American literature surveys as well as a fine introduction to historical criticism in courses on criticism."--Rex Burns, University of Colorado at Denver "An important and especially wide-ranging collection of essays that will provide good critical perspective in American literature surveys as well as a fine introduction to historical criticism in courses on criticism."--Rex Burns, University of Colorado at Denver

Introduction
Fantasies of Utopia in The Blithedale Romancep. 3
Veiled Ladies: Toward a History of Antebellum Entertainmentp. 36
Pictographs as Autobiography: Plains Indian Sketchbooks of the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuriesp. 58
Early Histories of American Literature: A Chapter in the Institution of New Englandp. 80
Bio-Political Resistance in Domestic Ideology and Uncle Tom's Cabinp. 111
Beyond Transcendence or Beyond Ideology: The New Problematics of Cultural Criticism in Americap. 131
The Ties that Bind: Race and Sex in Pudd'nhead Wilsonp. 149
The Vanishing Americanp. 166
The Limits of Cultural Studiesp. 188
The Black Arts Movement and Its Criticsp. 204
Reassembling Daisy Millerp. 222
Good-bye Columbus? Notes on the Culture of Criticismp. 245
The Last Real Man in America: From Natty Bumppo to Batmanp. 262
Emily Dickinson and Classp. 291
The Borderlands of Culture: Americo Paredes's George Washington Gomez and Chicano Literature at the End of the Twentieth Centuryp. 318
George Whitefield, Spectacular Conversion, and the Rise of Democratic Personalityp. 340
What's Art Got to Do with It? The Status of the Subject of the Humanities in the Age of Cultural Studiesp. 370
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ISBN: 9780195095043
ISBN-10: 0195095049
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 25th May 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.57  x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.56