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The Cambridge Companion to Transnational American Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Transnational American Literature

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Yogita Goyal, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Wai Chee Dimock, Russ Castronovo, Johannes Voelz, Jessica Berman, David James, Destiny Birdsong, Ifeoma Nwankwo, John Alba Cutler, Jodi Byrd, Viet Nguyen, Josefina Maria Saldaña, Crystal Parikh, Petrus Liu, Timothy Marr
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  • Date Published: February 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107448384

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  • For two decades, the 'transnational turn' in literary studies has generated enormous comment and controversy. This Companion provides a comprehensive account of the scope, impact, and critical possibilities of the transnational turn in American literary studies. It situates the study of American literature in relation to ethnic, postcolonial, and hemispheric studies. Leading scholars open up wide-ranging examinations of transnationalism in American literature - through form and aesthetics, theories of nation, gender, sexuality, religion, and race, as well as through conventional forms of historical periodization. Offering a new map of American literature in the global era, this volume provides a history of the field, key debates, and instances of literary readings that convey the way in which transnationalism may be seen as a method, not just a description of literary work that engages more than one nation. Contributors identify the key modes by which writers have responded to major historical, political, and ethical issues prompted by the globalization of literary studies.

    • Offers a comprehensive account of the scope, impact, and critical possibilities of the transnational turn which will appeal to all readers who want a definitive account of transnationalism
    • Provides a guide to the changing landscape of American literature, identifying for students the key modes by which writers have responded to major historical, political, and ethical issues
    • Contains a guide to each of the foundational field divisions in American literary study, giving the reader a new map of American literature in the global era
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    '… deeply thoughtful, rich in examples, indeed exemplary. … the book matters because the links between capitalism, imperialism, diasporas, and transnationalism, on the one hand, and literature, race, and gender, on the other, are not yet properly understood and consolidated into a strong theoretical frame. … Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.' K. Tölölyan, CHOICE

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    • Date Published: February 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107448384
    • length: 334 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 150 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction. The transnational turn Yogita Goyal
    Part I. Shape of the Field:
    1. Rethinking nation and empire Shelley Fisher Fishkin
    2. American literature, world literature Wai Chee Dimock
    3. The transnational turn and postcolonial studies Yogita Goyal
    4. Transnational aesthetics Russ Castronovo
    Part II. Literary Histories:
    5. Transnationalism and nineteenth-century literature Johannes Voelz
    6. Transnational modernisms Jessica Berman
    7. Transnational postmodern and contemporary literature David James
    Part III. Critical Geographies:
    8. Black Atlantic and diaspora literature Destiny Birdsong and Ifeoma Nwankwo
    9. Borders and borderland literature John Alba Cutler
    10. American Indian transnationalisms Jodi Byrd
    11. Pacific Rim and Asian American literature Viet Nguyen
    12. Hemispheric literature Josefina Maria Saldaña
    Part IV. Literature and Geopolitics:
    13. Transnational feminism Crystal Parikh
    14. Queer transnationalism Petrus Liu
    15. Islam and transnationalism Timothy Marr.

  • Editor

    Yogita Goyal
    Yogita Goyal is Associate Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of Romance, Diaspora, and Black Atlantic Literature (Cambridge, 2010) and editor of the journal Contemporary Literature.

    Contributors

    Yogita Goyal, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Wai Chee Dimock, Russ Castronovo, Johannes Voelz, Jessica Berman, David James, Destiny Birdsong, Ifeoma Nwankwo, John Alba Cutler, Jodi Byrd, Viet Nguyen, Josefina Maria Saldaña, Crystal Parikh, Petrus Liu, Timothy Marr

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