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The Cambridge Companion to Slavery in American Literature

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  • Editor: Ezra Tawil, University of Rochester, New York
Ezra Tawil, Philip Gould, Teresa A. Goddu, Joe Shapiro, Sarah Meer, John C. Havard, Gavin Jones, Judith Richardson, Meredith L. McGill, Robert S. Levine, Douglas A. Jones, Jr, Radiclani Clytus, Paul Giles, Tim Armstrong, Sharon Willis, Ashraf H. A. Rushdy, Jeffrey Allen Tucker
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  • Date Published: March 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107625983

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  • The Cambridge Companion to Slavery in American Literature brings together leading scholars to examine the significance of slavery in American literature from the eighteenth century to the present day. In addition to stressing how central slavery has been to the study of American culture, this Companion provides students with a broad introduction to an impressive range of authors including Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Toni Morrison. Accessible to students and academics alike, this Companion surveys the critical landscape of a major field and lays the foundations for future studies.

    • Provides longer historical scope than is usual for such collections
    • Emphasizes the literary impact of slavery
    • Considers multiple literary genres, as well as other cultural forms like music, cinema, drama, etc.
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    'In putting together the collection, Tawil aims for the unification of the aesthetic and historical, and in many ways he succeeds. … this collection is diverse in outlook and worthy of consideration.' A. S. Newson-Horst, Choice

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    • Date Published: March 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107625983
    • length: 301 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Ezra Tawil
    1. Slavery in the eighteenth-century literary imagination Philip Gould
    2. US antislavery tracts and the literary imagination Teresa A. Goddu
    3. White slaves in the late-eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literary imagination Joe Shapiro
    4. Slave narratives as literature Sarah Meer
    5. Slavery and the emergence of the African American novel John C. Havard
    6. Proslavery fiction Gavin Jones and Judith Richardson
    7. The poetry of slavery Meredith L. McGill
    8. Reading slavery and 'classic' American literature Robert S. Levine
    9. Slavery's performance-texts Douglas A. Jones, Jr
    10. The music and the musical inheritance of slavery Radiclani Clytus
    11. US slave revolutions in Atlantic world literature Paul Giles
    12. Slavery and American literature 1900–45 Tim Armstrong
    13. Moving pictures: spectacles of enslavement in American cinema Sharon Willis
    14. Slavery and historical memory in late-twentieth-century fiction Ashraf H. A. Rushdy
    15. Beyond the borders of the neo-slave narrative: science fiction and fantasy Jeffrey Allen Tucker.

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    Ezra Tawil, University of Rochester, New York
    Ezra Tawil is Associate Professor of English at the University of Rochester, New York. He is the author of The Making of Racial Sentiment: Slavery and the Birth of the Frontier Romance (Cambridge, 2006) and of numerous essays in such journals as Novel, Early American Literature, and Diaspora. He is currently completing a book entitled The American Style: Literary Exceptionalism and Transatlantic Culture.

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    Ezra Tawil, Philip Gould, Teresa A. Goddu, Joe Shapiro, Sarah Meer, John C. Havard, Gavin Jones, Judith Richardson, Meredith L. McGill, Robert S. Levine, Douglas A. Jones, Jr, Radiclani Clytus, Paul Giles, Tim Armstrong, Sharon Willis, Ashraf H. A. Rushdy, Jeffrey Allen Tucker

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