6. Literary Cultures of the American Southwest

  1. Nicolas S. Witschi
  1. Daniel Worden

Published Online: 27 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396591.ch6

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West

How to Cite

Worden, D. (2011) Literary Cultures of the American Southwest, in A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West (ed N. S. Witschi), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396591.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Western Michigan University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405187336

Online ISBN: 9781444396591

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Keywords:

  • literary cultures of the American Southwest;
  • American Southwest, complicating common notions - “the region,” in American literary history;
  • American Southwest, both ancient - and radically contemporary cultures;
  • the Southwest, resonating - alternative, to conventional histories of the United States;
  • significance of Southwest, to twentieth-century literature - two literary texts;
  • Austin and Thompson, framing the Southwest - region's timelessness, out of step with modernity;
  • Southwest and regionalism - exceeding territorial boundaries and borders;
  • the Southwest's inherent transnational quality - literary cultures, preceding Mexican-American War, Native American and Spanish;
  • nature writing, southwestern landscape - inspiring countless, genre of nature writing;
  • the literary Southwest, adapting - and changing, distinct history and cultural traditions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Southwest and Regionalism

  • Nature Writing

  • Southwestern Modernism

  • History, Identity, and Politics

  • Rewriting the Western

  • The Literary Southwest

  • References and Further Reading