A Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America
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Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America by Susan Castillo
Book DescriptionThis broad introduction to Colonial American literatures brings out the comparative and transatlantic nature of the writing of this period and highlights the interactions between native, non-scribal groups, and Europeans that helped to shape early American writing. It situates the writing of this period in its various historical and cultural contexts, including colonialism, imperialism, diaspora, and nation formation. It highlights interactions between native, non-scribal groups and Europeans during the early centuries of exploration. It covers a wide range of approaches to defining and reading early American writing. It looks at the development of regional spheres of influence in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It serves as a vital adjunct to Castillo and Schweitzer's "The Literatures of Colonial America: An Anthology" (Blackwell Publishing, 2001).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405112918
(262mm x 188mm x 40mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Susan Castillo
American Literature in Context to 1865, Hardback (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.
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 John Nichol Professor of American Literature at Glasgow University. Her books include Notes from the Periphery: Marginality in North American Literature and Culture (1995), Engendering Identities (1996) and Native American Women in Literature and Culture (1997, with Victor Da Rosa). Ivy Schweitzer is Associate Professor of English at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, and teaches in the Women's Studies, Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies Programs. She is the author of The Work of Self-Representation: Lyric Poetry in Colonial New England (1991). Together, they are also the editors of The Literatures of Colonial America: An Anthology (Blackwell Publishing, 2001).
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