Where is American Literature?

by Caroline Field Levander

Part of the Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos Series

Where is American Literature? Synopsis

Where is American Literature? offers a spirited and compelling argument for rethinking the way we view American literature in relation to the nation while powerfully demonstrating why it continues to matter in a global age. * A refreshing and accessible investigation into the various locations - linguistic, geographical, virtual, ideological - where American writing is produced and consumed * Takes a highly original approach by viewing US literature spatially rather than chronologically or thematically, retuning our understanding of the subject * The book offers a vital intervention in current debates over the impact of digital technologies on the production and reception of literature, ensuring that the field remains lively and dynamic * Invites readers to reconsider the subject by questioning current perspectives on, and approaches to, US literature, offering a range of fresh perspectives on familiar texts and topics

Where is American Literature? Press Reviews

Clearly written and cogently argued. (Choice, 1 December 2013)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405192354
Publication date: 10th May 2013
Author: Caroline Field Levander
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd) an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 210 pages
Categories: Literary studies: general,

About Caroline Field Levander

Caroline F. Levander is the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Initiatives, Carlson Professor in the Humanities, and Professor of English at Rice University. Levander is author of, amongst others, Voices of the Nation: Women and Public Speech in Nineteenth-Century American Culture and Literature (Cambridge University Press, 1998, paperback reprint 2009), and Cradle of Liberty: Race, the Child and National Belonging from Thomas Jefferson to W.E.B. Du Bois (Duke University Press, 2006).

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