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Sentimental Bodies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 217

Sentimental Bodies

Sentimentalism, sex, the construction of the modern body, and the origins of American liberalism all come under scrutiny in this rich discussion of political life in the early republic. Here Bruce Burgett enters into debates over the "public sphere," a concept introduced by Jurgen Habermas that has led theorists to grapple with such polarities as public and private, polity and personality, citizenship and subjection. With the literary public sphere as his primary focus, Burgett sets out to challenge the Enlightenment opposition of reason and sentiment as the fundamental grid for understanding American political culture. Drawing on texts ranging from George Washington's "Farewell Address" and...

Keywords for American Cultural Studies, Second Edition
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Keywords for American Cultural Studies, Second Edition

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-12-19
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  • Publisher: NYU Press

Since its initial publication, scholars and students alike have turned to Keywords for American Cultural Studies as an invaluable resource for understanding key terms and debates in the fields of American studies and cultural studies. As scholarship has continued to evolve, this revised and expanded second edition offers indispensable meditations on new and developing concepts used in American studies, cultural studies, and beyond. It is equally useful for college students who are trying to understand what their teachers are talking about, for general readers who want to know what’s new in scholarly research, and for professors who just want to keep up. Designed as a print-digital hybrid p...

Revising Charles Brockden Brown
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 394

Revising Charles Brockden Brown

"These essays explore Brown in his own right and as a window onto the social dynamics of the early republic, as a participant in and commentator on the tumultuous conflicts and transformations of this postrevolutionary moment."--BOOK JACKET.

Unsettled States
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Unsettled States

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-08-15
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  • Publisher: NYU Press

In Unsettled States, Dana Luciano and Ivy G. Wilson present some of the most exciting emergent scholarship in American literary and cultural studies of the “long” nineteenth century. Featuring eleven essays from senior scholars across the discipline, the book responds to recent critical challenges to the boundaries, both spatial and temporal, that have traditionally organized scholarship within the field. The volume considers these recent challenges to be aftershocks of earlier revolutions in content and method, and it seeks ways of inhabiting and amplifying the ongoing unsettledness of the field. Written by scholars primarily working in the “minor” fields of critical race and ethnic...

Learning To Be American
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 234

Learning To Be American

Pocs novel·listes contemporanis han analitzat la cultura americana amb el detall amb el qual ho ha fet Richard Ford en la seua trilogia sobre Frank Bascombe: ?The Sportswriter?, ?Independence Day? i ?The Lay of the Land?. Un tríptic sobre la idiosincràsia de la societat nord-americana exposat per un dels narradors més meticulosos de la nació. Aquest llibre s'endinsa en un territori sense explorar, revelant com el singular sabor americà de les novel·les de Frank Bascombe també sorgeix d'escenaris peculiars i dels personatges marginals, que proposen models d'identitat alternatius. Aquesta obra redescobreix l'essència del principal projecte novel·lístic de Ford, desvelant-lo com una font infinita de percepcions per a qualsevol lector interessat en la gent, els mites i les narratives que construeixen l'ésser americà.

Queer Frontiers
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 383

Queer Frontiers

“An eloquent and convincingly articulated anthology. The relavance of its contribution cannot be overstated.”—Suzanne Chávez-Silverman, Pomona College “Suggests the expansive—and explosive—significance of queer theory both inside and outside of the academy.”—Bruce Burgett, University of Wisconsin–Madison “In their sophisticated attention not only to sexuality but also to bodies, genders, identities, and the social spaces that structure how desire plays itself out, this host of fresh voices from the queer frontier provides an encouraging preview of the shape of queer studies in the decade ahead.”—Susan Stryker, Stanford University “This wide-ranging anthology takes ...

Uncoupling American Empire
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 218

Uncoupling American Empire

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-01-06
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

A cultural studies consideration of marriage and those considered “deviant” in the nineteenth-century American imagination. A radical revision of the politics of race and sexuality within racial capitalism, Uncoupling American Empire provides an original cultural genealogy of how the institutionalization of marriage shaped imagined relationships among working people who were seen as sexually deviant in nineteenth-century U.S. imperial cultures. Departing from the longstanding focus on domesticity as a middle-class white women’s imaginary construct of home, nation, and empire, this book foregrounds the relationship between marriage and subjects marked by slavery, prostitution, indenture...

A Companion to American Art
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 680

A Companion to American Art

  • Categories: Art

A Companion to American Art presents 35 newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars that explore the methodology, historiography, and current state of the field of American art history. Features contributions from a balance of established and emerging scholars, art and architectural historians, and other specialists Includes several paired essays to emphasize dialogue and debate between scholars on important contemporary issues in American art history Examines topics such as the methodological stakes in the writing of American art history, changing ideas about what constitutes “Americanness,” and the relationship of art to public culture Offers a fascinating portrait of the evolution and current state of the field of American art history and suggests future directions of scholarship

The Encyclopedia of the Novel
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1024

The Encyclopedia of the Novel

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The Traumatic Colonel
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

The Traumatic Colonel

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-07-11
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  • Publisher: NYU Press

In American political fantasy, the Founding Fathers loom large, at once historical and mythical figures. In The Traumatic Colonel, Michael J. Drexler and Ed White examine the Founders as imaginative fictions, characters in the specifically literary sense, whose significance emerged from narrative elements clustered around them. From the revolutionary era through the 1790s, the Founders took shape as a significant cultural system for thinking about politics, race, and sexuality. Yet after 1800, amid the pressures of the Louisiana Purchase and the Haitian Revolution, this system could no longer accommodate the deep anxieties about the United States as a slave nation. Drexler and White assert t...