A Companion to American Literature and Culture

A Companion to American Literature and Culture

Editor(s): Paul Lauter

Published Online: 16 MAR 2010

Print ISBN: 9780631208921

Online ISBN: 9781444320626

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320626

About this Book

This expansive Companion offers a set of fresh perspectives on the wealth of texts produced in and around what is now the United States.

* Highlights the diverse voices that constitute American literature, embracing oral traditions, slave narratives, regional writing, literature of the environment, and more

* Demonstrates that American literature was multicultural before Europeans arrived on the continent, and even more so thereafter

* Offers three distinct paradigms for thinking about American literature, focusing on: genealogies of American literary study; writers and issues; and contemporary theories and practices

* Enables students and researchers to generate richer, more varied and more comprehensive readings of American literature

Table of contents

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  1. Part A: Genealogies of American Literary Study

  2. Part B: Writers and Issues

  3. Part C: Contemporary Theories and Practices

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