Fragments of Union , a new approach to comparative literary studies, is about forms of connections: between nations, literatures, individuals, words. It asks how, and why, connections get severed, and about the nature of the pieces that remain. Interdisciplinary readings of writings by Scots and Americans re-draw the literary map of both countries during the Enlightenment and Romantic periods. Political, philosophical, cultural and grammatical dimensions give its analysis sharp relevance to the new conditions presented by devolved government in Britain.
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Author Biography - Susan Manning
SUSAN MANNING is Grierson Professor of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of The Puritan-Provincial Vision and has written many articles and chapters on comparative topics. She is a Board Member and Past President of the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society and sits on the Editorial Boards of several journals, including Anglo-American Symbiosis.