Reading the American Novel 1865 1914

Reading the American Novel 1865 1914 Author G. R. Thompson
ISBN-10 9780631234067
Release 2012
Pages 434
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An indispensable tool for teachers and students of American literature, Reading the American Novel 1865-1914 provides a comprehensive introduction to the American novel in the post-civil war period. Locates American novels and stories within a specific historical and literary context Offers fresh analyses of key selected literary works Addresses a wide audience of academics and non-academics in clear, accessible prose Demonstrates the changing mentality of 19th-century America entering the 20th century Explores the relationship between the intellectual and artistic output of the time and the turbulent socio-political context

Blackwell History of American Literature 1865 1914

Blackwell History of American Literature  1865 1914 Author Alfred Bendixen
ISBN-10 140511195X
Release 2015-04-03
Pages 400
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My major goal is to produce a history that is informed by recent scholarly understandings of American literature and culture, but remains accessible and engaging to an educated reading audience. Thus, the book will have to avoid the mere recitation of names, dates, and facts while still being rooted in the dense texture of history, particularly the history of dramatic change and social turmoil that marks this period. It will have to recognize the achievements of the major literary figures, especially Mark Twain and Henry James, without stooping to the level of literary hagiography or pretending that literary history can be merely the story of great men. The discussion of these figures will not occur in separate chapters but be integrated into the entire book. My goal is to place the work of these and other writers fully into the contexts of the time so that a reader can understand how the various phases of Henry James reflect and respond to the flux of cultural history. Thus, the syntax of James?s major phase needs to be tied to aesthetic movements (especially, the rise of impressionism), political developments (in particular, issues of class and gender), and an emerging science that will challenge moral and epistemological boundaries (reflected perhaps most notably in Freudian psychology). Mark Twain?s career also provides a kind of paradigm for American cultural experience during this period: he began his literary career with an editor named Bliss and ended with one named Paine. The movement from bliss to pain is part of what my narrative will be about. My over-riding aim, however, is to avoid over-simplification while still providing a meaningful guide to the period. This requires that I root the individual texts into multiple cultural contexts. Thus, Twain?s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur?s court is best understood when immersed in multiple generic frames, including the international novel (which usually contrasted American democracy and European values), the satire of romanticism in its contemporary form (Tennysonian medievalism), the historical novel (probably the most popular form of the time), and an emerging science fiction (which began to challenge faith in progress and technology). I hope to be able to provide both a lively narrative and a detailed analysis of culture and texts. The overall shape of this history will be marked by three stages: the rise of realism; its complex development into literary forms that struggle to grasp elusive social and psychological realities; and the emergence of naturalism as a literary movement that both extends and rejects the basic premises of realism and that will ultimately culminate in an emerging modernism. Such an overview may seem conventional, but the actual history will challenge some old-fashioned notions of the period. The section dealing with the rise of realism will emphasize the contributions of the New England women who first made regionalism an effective and sometimes powerful literary tool (Stowe, Davis, Phelps, Cooke) and whose best evocations of local life are imbued with the incipient feminism that will finally emerge in Jewett, Freeman, and Chopin. Feminist issues will be important in the discussion of both male and female writers - it is, of course, Henry James who insists throughout his long career that the secret nature of American life is intimately connected with the peculiarities of female identity in our culture. The treatment of local color will confront the sentimentality, nostalgia, and escapism that sometimes mask injustice and bigotry, but it will also explore how regionalism liberated some of the most significant writers of the period, empowering some women to raise troubling questions about the emptiness of domestic life and leading some men as well as some women to confront the contradictions between democratic ideals and American realities. Without lapsing into reductionism, the chapter on regionalism must outline the various traits that distinguish our various regional literatures, thus enabling the reader, for instance, to understand how literary comedy is radically different in the Northeast, South, Midwest, and West and how Mark Twain?s success stems partly from his ability to fuse various regional forms into what will be hailed as American humor. Thus, the text ends up confronting the competing pressures of regional and national impulses that continue to shape American culture. Throughout the history, I attempt to raise the basic contradictions and paradoxes that provide realism with its primary energy - this is the period that discovered the child as literary subject, but our most powerful exemplars, including both Huck Finn and Turn of the Screw are really about abused children and the nature of child abuse. The treatment of realism will need to deal with the form?s long-recognized concern with social issues and political reform, and I hope to give a fuller treatment of the period?s treatment of social class than can be found in most conventional histories. Nevertheless, I also plan to emphasize Howells? recognition that the American literary mind was fundamentally turned inward in ways that made psychological realities of equal importance to social facades. Thus, the period of realism coincides with the great age of the supernatural tale, which exemplifies realism?s underlying epistemological concern with the question of what is real while also providing a powerful literary vehicle for the confrontation with sexual repression and social injustice. The history I propose will be distinguished by its insistence on recognizing the importance of genres that have been unjustly neglected in other treatments of this period, including the ghost story, the historical novel, the adventure tale, detective fiction, and the western. Recent scholarship has begun to unearth more significant poetry than previous scholars recognized, and the history will have to find a way of incorporating these insights and discoveries as well as paying attention to experiments in drama. The history will recognize the importance of race as a subject matter and the rising stature of certain writers, perhaps most notably Charles Chesnutt. While exploring the achievements of Chesnutt, James Weldon Johnson, Dunbar, Dunbar-Nelson, and other African Americans, the chapter focusing on race and immigration will also deal with other ethnic voices (i.e., Sui Sin Far, Abraham Cahan, Maria Mena, Zitkala-Sa) as well as white writers who attacked racism (Cable, Tourgee) or attempted to justify it (Page, Dixon). The concluding section will focus on Naturalism and the relationship to an emerging modernism with emphasis on Wharton, Crane, and London. These three are central to my purpose because they represent most fully naturalism?s uneasy war with the realistic tradition and the varieties of responses that scientific determinism could elicit from writers of talent or genius. Dreiser will be mentioned in passing, but he really represents the start of 20th-century traditions and I expect that he will be important to the author of the next volume of this history. Since I do not have outlines for the other projected volumes, I have to emphasize that I am presuming that some overlap between volumes will be necessary in order to ensure that each volume can stand alone. Of course, attention must be paid to precursors as well as to the ways in which the traditions outlined in my text flowed into twentieth-century literary movements. My proposed volume will begin with the end of the Civil War and include some discussion of Dickinson and Whitman, both of whom will, I presume, receive fuller treatment in the volume immediately preceding mine in the series. It is essential that I briefly discuss the romantic precursors in order to detail the competing ways in which romanticism and realism attempted to define the literary needs of an emerging democratic culture and to dispel the old myth that romantic modes dominate our fictional traditions. The volume will end with a brief discussion of how realistic modes and values became vital to certain modern writers (most notably Fitzgerald, Frost, and Cather) and how the ideas raised by naturalism formed the philosophical underpinnings of much later writing and raised the issues that Eliot, Faulkner, Hemingway, and Ellison would later confront in other ways. The Period: At one time, critics referred to the years between the American civil war and the start of World War I as the ?genteel age? in American literature, but recent scholars agree that it was actually a period of enormous violence as well as astonishing change and radical transformation. The reality of political violence can be represented most acutely by one statistic: three of the seven Presidents elected between 1860 and 1900 were assassinated in office; in other words, of our 43 Presidents, three out of the four who died in office were murdered during this period. At the start of this period, the United States was a relatively young nation attempting to heal the wounds of the most costly and most violent war in our history - (the casualty figures of the American Civil War exceed that of all prior and subsequent American wars combined). In 1865, the nation was primarily agricultural and the bulk of it was unsettled - at least by white Euro-centric standards. Things changed quickly. In 1876, the nation experienced and celebrated its first centennial. By 1890, the frontier, which had once seemed endless, was declared closed and the United States was clearly on its way to becoming a heavily industrialized nation with imperialist ambitions. Jefferson?s idealized agrarian vision was demolished by the early 20th century. Farm life gave way to factory labor. Large cities grew at ferocious rates, packing masses of desperate immigrants into filthy slums. As large-scale poverty became a fact of life for the first time in U.S. history, robber barons and financiers amassed huge fortunes, threatened to dominate crucial markets and industries, and posed new challenges to the ideas and ideals behind American democracy. Labor unions were formed and often violently crushed. It was a period marked by economic turmoil and by corresponding debates on whether the nation should fully commit itself to unbridled capitalism or invest in some form of socialism. Scientific progress provided railroads, automobiles, airplanes, telegraphs, telephones, radio, electricity, and indoor plumbing. Progress was, however, at best problematic. As Americans discovered that the technologies of communication and transportation accelerated at almost frightening rates, they learned those rapid modes of communication and transportation would not give them something meaningful to say or someplace worthwhile to go. Technology would also change writing and publishing. Advances in printing brought about the mass market magazines, which with the rising importance of advertising, would transform publishing into a business that sold marketing access to readers instead of one that sold worthwhile reading material to readers. By the start of the 20th century, the United States was no longer young. Its citizens could no longer pretend to cosmic innocence. The nation had experienced a rate of population growth unparalleled in human history, but it had also experienced economic turmoil, the realities of political corruption, and a world that seemed perpetually on the brink of crisis or even collapse. The political establishment responded to increasing multiculturalism as a threat and created some of the most racist laws in our history. The abolition of slavery gave way to Jim Crow laws and lynching and to a cultural regionalism more engaged in nostalgia than concerned with justice. The major wars against the Native American Indians were fought and largely won during this period. Laws were also passed to stem the tide of immigration especially from Asia, Eastern Europe, and other areas where skin color or religion might differ from white Protestant norms. American democracy was fervent in its desire to cope with change, sometimes violently fervent and sometimes in ways that later generations would find embarrassing, but political reform also became a new fact of American life. Reformers challenged corruption and raised a crusade that would ultimately extend democracy, grant women the vote, create national parks, limit corporations, extend rights to labor, and outlaw alcoholic beverages. BLACKWELL HISTORIES OF AMERICAN LITERATURE Like the volumes proposed for the series on British literature, the Blackwell Histories of American Literature, will be culturally grounded. They will aim to be comprehensive, and succinct, and to recognise that to write literary history involves more than placing texts in chronological sequence. Thus the emphasis within each volume will fall both on plotting the significant literary developments of a given period, and on the wider cultural contexts within which they occurred. Authors will be asked to construe ?cultural history? in broad terms, and address such issues as politics, society, the arts, ideologies, varieties of literary production and consumption, and dominant genres and modes. The emphasis will be on contexts, including a retrospective element on the inheritance of past literature; on texts and authors; and the lasting effects of the literary period under discussion, and incorporate such topics as critical reception and modern reputations. Thisarrangement will help to elicit a full treatment of each period, to establish some conformity between the volumes, to dovetail one with another, and to leave each author with considerable room for manoeuvre. While a thematic, as opposed to a chronological, approach might be tempting in some cases, it would tend to put the subjects treated in this way into a kind of ghetto. We expect anyone writing a volume for a series of this kind to deal with issues of regionalism as well as with African American writing, Native American writing etc. As befits a culturally grounded series, these volumes are first and finally concerned with the plural nature of American culture and how that feeds into American writing. Obviously, in any chronological arrangement, one period shades into and overlaps with the ones before and after. But, in so far as any division into period makes sense, the divisions here may be said to (e.g. many of the great American Modernists were already shifting into gear before the First World War). The effect of each volume will be to give the reader a sense of possessing a crucial sector of literary terrain, of understanding the forces that give a period its distinctive cast, and of seeing how writing of a given period impacts on, and is shaped by, its cultural circumstances. Each volume will recommend itself as providing an authoritative and up-to-date entrée to texts and issues, and their historical implications, and will therefore interest students, teachers and the general reader alike. The series as whole will be attractive to libraries as a work that renews and redefines a familiar form. Proposed volumes: Pre-Columbian, colonial, and revolutionary literatures A large stretch of time but a relatively limited quantity of material. Native American narratives and poetry prior to Columbus and the encounter with Europeans, narratives of exploration, conquest and settlement, sermons and diaries, early poetry, drama, and fiction. Literature until the end of the Civil War The emergence and the threatened split-up of the American nation. The writers of the 'American renaissance', sentimental literature, slave narratives and other literature of the slavery debate, writing of and from the West, the search for an American epic. Literature 1865-1914 The transformation of the American economy. The emergence of realism and naturalism, 'local colour' and new western and southern writing. The literature of the women's movement, the poetry of isolation. Literature 1900-1945 The arrival of the US as a 'superpower'. Modernism, its accompaniments and consequences, the literature of the New Deal, new ethnic literatures, the growth of the literature of immigration. Literature 1945-2000 The Cold War and its aftermath. America postmodernism and the new realism, the poetic wars, genre writing, the emergence of American drama, the impact of the visual arts and popular culture.

The Norton Anthology of American Literature

The Norton Anthology of American Literature Author
ISBN-10 0393977943
Release 2002
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Reading the Nineteenth century Novel

Reading the Nineteenth century Novel Author Alison Case
ISBN-10 0631231439
Release 2008-01-22
Pages 232
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This text offers students and teachers a close analysis of nineteenth-century novels by ten major authors: Austen, Eliot, Scott, Thackeray, Gaskell, Dickens, Trollope, Braddon, and the Brontë sisters. Examines a wide range of nineteenth-century novels - Persuasion, Middlemarch, The Heart of Midlothian, Vanity Fair, Mary Barton, Bleak House, The Warden, Wuthering Heights, and Jane Eyre Explores significant theoretical approaches such as Foucauldian, Postcolonial, Bakhtinian, and feminist criticism Employs an “appreciative” model of criticism, sparking a renewed interest in engaging with Victorian aesthetics on its own terms Offers an overview of the social, economic, and political change that influenced the fiction of the time

Der Amerikanische Roman im 19 und 20 Jahrhundert

Der Amerikanische Roman im 19  und 20  Jahrhundert Author Edgar Lohner
ISBN-10 UOM:39015003759654
Release 1974-01
Pages 383
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Competition and Coercion

Competition and Coercion Author Robert Higgs
ISBN-10 0521088402
Release 2008-10-30
Pages 220
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Competition and Coercion: Blacks in the American economy, 1865-1914 is a reinterpretation of black economic history in the half-century after Emancipation. Its central theme is that economic competition and racial coercion jointly determined the material condition of the blacks. The book identifies a number of competitive processes that played important roles in protecting blacks from the racial coercion to which they were peculiarly vulnerable. It also documents the substantial economic gains realized by the black population between 1865 and 1914. Professor Higgs's account is iconoclastic. It seeks to reorganize the present conceptualization of the period and to redirect future study of black economic history in the post-Emancipation period. It raises new questions and suggests new answers to old questions, asserting that some of the old questions are misleadingly framed or not worth pursuing at all.

Southern Cultures The Help Special Issue

Southern Cultures  The Help Special Issue Author Harry L. Watson
ISBN-10 9781469615936
Release 2014-02-14
Pages 112
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Southern Cultures: The Help Special Issue Volume 20: Number 1 – Spring 2014 Table of Contents Front Porch, by Harry L. Watson "Lauded for her endless gifts and selfless generosity, Mammy is summoned from the kitchen to refute the critics of southern race relations; cruelly circumscribed and taken for granted, she silently confirms them all." The Divided Reception of The Help by Suzanne W. Jones The more one examines the reception of The Help, the less one is able to categorize the reception as divided between blacks and whites or academics and general readers or those who have worked as domestics and those who haven't. Black Women's Memories and The Help by Valerie Smith "Cultural products—literary texts, television series, films, music, theatre, etc.—that look back on the Movement tell us at least as much about how contemporary culture views its own racial politics as they do about the past they purport to represent, often conveying the fantasy that the United States has triumphed over and transcended its racial past." "A Stake in the Story": Kathryn Stockett's The Help, Ellen Douglas's Can't Quit You, Baby, and the Politics of Southern Storytelling by Susan V. Donaldson "Like The Help, Can't Quit You, Baby focuses on the layers of habit, antipathy, resentment, suspicion, attachment, and silence linking white employer and black employee, but in ways that are far more unsettling." "We Ain't Doin' Civil Rights": The Life and Times of a Genre, as Told in The Help by Allison Graham "Perhaps because the modern Civil Rights Movement and television news came of age together, the younger medium was destined to become an iconographic feature of the civil rights genre." Every Child Left Behind: Minny's Many Invisible Children in The Help by Kimberly Wallace-Sanders "The question arises: wouldn't the mammy characters be rendered more believable in their altruism if it extended beyond white children to all children?" Kathryn Stockett's Postmodern First Novel by Pearl McHaney "Pleasure and anger are dependent on one another for heightened authenticity. Discussing The Help with delight and outrage seems just the right action." Not Forgotten: Twenty-Five Years Out from Telling Memories Conversations Between Mary Yelling and Susan Tucker compiled and introduced by Susan Tucker "I am glad she used what the women told us and made something different from it. She made people listen. I know it is fiction, and I know not everyone liked it, but she made people not forget. What more can you want?" Mason-Dixon Lines Prayer for My Children poetry by Kate Daniels About the Contributors Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for the Study of the American South.

The Norton Anthology of American Literature

The Norton Anthology of American Literature Author Robert S Levine
ISBN-10 9780393935714
Release 2017-01-04
Pages 1064
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The most-trusted anthology for complete works, balanced selections, and helpful editorial apparatus, The Norton Anthology of American Literature features a cover-to-cover revision. The Ninth Edition introduces new General Editor Robert Levine and three new-generation editors who have reenergized the volume across the centuries. Fresh scholarship, new authors—with an emphasis on contemporary writers—new topical clusters, and a new ebook make the Norton Anthology an even better teaching tool and an unmatched value for students.

The Reconstruction of American Liberalism 1865 1914

The Reconstruction of American Liberalism  1865 1914 Author Nancy Cohen
ISBN-10 0807853542
Release 2002
Pages 318
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Cohen argues that the values and programs characteristic of modern American liberalism were invented not during the Progressive Era, as is generally assumed, but in the conflict-ridden years after the Civil War.

Changing Perspectives on the Businessmann in the American Novel 1865 to 1914

Changing Perspectives on the Businessmann in the American Novel  1865 to 1914 Author Lorne Michael Fienberg
ISBN-10 UCAL:C2940912
Release 1977
Pages 1136
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American Blood

American Blood Author Holly Jackson
ISBN-10 9780199317042
Release 2013-12
Pages 201
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The conventional view of the family in the nineteenth-century novel holds that it venerated the traditional domestic unit as a model of national belonging. Contesting this interpretation, American Blood argues that many authors of the period challenged preconceptions of the family and portrayed it as a detriment to true democracy and, by extension, the political enterprise of the United States. Relying on works by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Wells Brown, Pauline Hopkins, and others, Holly Jackson reveals family portraits that are claustrophobic, antidemocratic, and even unnatural. The novels examined here welcome, in Jackson's reading, the decline of the family and the exclusionary white-privileging American social order that it supported. Embracing and imagining this decline, the novels examined here incorporate and celebrate the very practices that mainstream Americans felt were the most dangerous to the family as an institution-interracial sex, doomed marriages, homosexuality, and the willful rejection of reproduction. In addition to historicized readings, the monograph also highlights how formal narrative characteristics served to heighten their anti-familial message: according to Jackson, the false starts, interpolated plots, and narrative dead-ends prominent in novels like The House of the Seven Gables and Dred are formal iterations of the books' interest in disrupting the family as a privileged ideological site. In sum, American Blood offers a much-needed corrective that will generate fresh insights into nineteenth-century literature and culture.

The Novels of Jack London

The Novels of Jack London Author Charles N. Watson
ISBN-10 029909300X
Release 1983
Pages 304
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Critically examines nine of Jack London's novels including "A daughter of the snows", "The call of the wild", and "White Fang".

Edwin Arlington Robinson

Edwin Arlington Robinson Author Scott Donaldson
ISBN-10 9780231510998
Release 2012-08-14
Pages 568
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At the time of his death in 1935, Edwin Arlington Robinson was regarded as the leading American poet-the equal of Frost and Stevens. In this biography, Scott Donaldson tells the intriguing story of this poet's life, based in large part on a previously unavailable trove of more than 3,000 personal letters, and recounts his profoundly important role in the development of modern American literature. Born in 1869, the youngest son of a well-to-do family in Gardiner, Maine, Robinson had two brothers: Dean, a doctor who became a drug addict, and Herman, an alcoholic who squandered the family fortune. Robinson never married, but he fell in love as many as three times, most lastingly with the woman who would become his brother Herman's wife. Despite his shyness, Robinson made many close friends, and he repeatedly went out of his way to give them his support and encouragement. Still, it was always poetry that drove him. He regarded writing poems as nothing less than his calling-what he had been put on earth to do. Struggling through long years of poverty and neglect, he achieved a voice and a subject matter all his own. He was the first to write about ordinary people and events-an honest butcher consumed by grief, a miser with "eyes like little dollars in the dark," ancient clerks in a dry goods store measuring out their days like bolts of cloth. In simple yet powerful rhetoric, he explored the interior worlds of the people around him. Robinson was a major poet and a pivotal figure in the course of modern American literature, yet over the years his reputation has declined. With his biography, Donaldson returns this remarkable talent to the pantheon of great American poets and sheds new light on his enduring legacy.

Norton Anthology of American Literature 1914 1945

Norton Anthology of American Literature  1914 1945 Author Mary Loeffelholz
ISBN-10 0393927423
Release 2007
Pages 960
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Under Nina Baym s direction, the editors have considered afresh each selection and all the apparatus to make the anthology an even better teaching tool.

The Education of John Dewey

The Education of John Dewey Author Jay Martin
ISBN-10 9780231507455
Release 2003-03-08
Pages 592
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During John Dewey's lifetime (1859-1952), one public opinion poll after another revealed that he was esteemed to be one of the ten most important thinkers in American history. His body of thought, conventionally identified by the shorthand word "Pragmatism," has been the distinctive American philosophy of the last fifty years. His work on education is famous worldwide and is still influential today, anticipating as it did the ascendance in contemporary American pedagogy of multiculturalism and independent thinking. His University of Chicago Laboratory School (founded in 1896) thrives still and is a model for schools worldwide, especially in emerging democracies. But how was this lifetime of thought enmeshed in Dewey's emotional experience, in his joys and sorrows as son and brother, husband and father, and in his political activism and spirituality? Acclaimed biographer Jay Martin recaptures the unity of Dewey's life and work, tracing important themes through the philosopher's childhood years, family history, religious experience, and influential friendships. Based on original sources, notably the vast collection of unpublished papers in the Center for Dewey Studies, this book tells the full story, for the first time, of the life and times of the eminent American philosopher, pragmatist, education reformer, and man of letters. In particular, The Education of John Dewey highlights the importance of the women in Dewey's life, especially his mother, wife, and daughters, but also others, including the reformer Jane Addams and the novelist Anzia Yezierska. A fitting tribute to a master thinker, Martin has rendered a tour de force portrait of a philosopher and social activist in full, seamlessly reintegrating Dewey's thought into both his personal life and the broader historical themes of his time.

Ethnicity and the American Short Story

Ethnicity and the American Short Story Author Julie Brown
ISBN-10 9781134822294
Release 2013-05-13
Pages 272
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How do different ethnic groups approach the short story form? Do different groups develop culture-related themes? Do oral traditions within a particular culture shape the way in which written stories are told? Why does "the community" loom so large in ethnic stories? How do such traditional forms as African American slave narratives or the Chinese talk-story shape the modern short story? Which writers of color should be added to the canon? Why have some minority writers been ignored for such a long time? How does a person of color write for white publishers, editors, and readers? Each essay in this collection of original studies addresses these questions and other related concerns. It is common knowledge that most scholarly work on the short story has been on white writers: This collection is the first work to specifically focus on short story practice by ethnic minorities in America, ranging from African Americans to Native Americans, Chinese Americans to Hispanic Americans. The number of women writers discussed will be of particular interest to women studies and genre studies researchers, and the collections will be of vital interest to scholars working in American literature, narrative theory, and multicultural studies.

A Companion to Arthurian Literature

A Companion to Arthurian Literature Author Helen Fulton
ISBN-10 9781118234303
Release 2011-11-23
Pages 588
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This Companion offers a chronological sweep of the canon of Arthurian literature - from its earliest beginnings to the contemporary manifestations of Arthur found in film and electronic media. Part of the popular series, Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture, this expansive volume enables a fundamental understanding of Arthurian literature and explores why it is still integral to contemporary culture. Offers a comprehensive survey from the earliest to the most recent works Features an impressive range of well-known international contributors Examines contemporary additions to the Arthurian canon, including film and computer games Underscores an understanding of Arthurian literature as fundamental to western literary tradition