American Literature in Context to 1865
By (author) Susan Castillo
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American Literature in Context to 1865 by Susan Castillo
Book DescriptionAmerican Literature in Context to 1865 discusses theissues and events that engaged American writers of the period,providing original and useful readings of important literary worksthat demonstrate how context contributes to meaning * Covers a range of genres including the myths, chants and songsof indigenous cultures, sermons, slave narratives, essays and thenovels and poetry to 1865 * Designed to be used alongside the major anthologies ofliterature from the period * Equips students with the necessary historical context needed tounderstand the writings from this period * Pedagogical features include a detailed bibliography, and atransatlantic timeline, with literary works, and historicalevents
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405188647
(235mm x 159mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jul-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Susan Castillo
American Literature in Context to 1865, Paperback (July 2010)
American Literature in Context to 1865 is the perfect companion for readers who want to familiarize themselves with the historical events and literary movements that shaped American literature from the pre-Columbian period to the end of the Civil War.
Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America, Hardback (September 2005)
* A broad introduction to the field of Colonial American literatures. * Situates the writing of this period in its various historical and cultural contexts, including colonialism, imperialism, diaspora, and nation formation. * Brings out the comparative and transatlantic nature of the writing of this period.
Literatures of Colonial America, Paperback (January 2001)» View all books by Susan Castillo
* Includes canonical texts as well as a an expanded selection from New Spain, New France, New Netherland, the Chesapeake and the West Indies. * Offers extensive coverage of texts by women, African Americans and Native Americans.
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Author Biography - Susan Castillo
Susan Castillo is Harriet Beecher Stowe Professor of American Studies at King's College London and has published extensively on colonial writing of the Early Americas, Native American writing, and on the U.S. South. Her books include The Literatures of Colonial America: An Anthology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2001), A Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005), Colonial Encounters in New World Writing, 1500-1786: Performing America (2005) and American Travel Writing and Empire (2009).
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