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The Resource Devolving English literature, Robert Crawford

Devolving English literature, Robert Crawford

Label
Devolving English literature
Title
Devolving English literature
Statement of responsibility
Robert Crawford
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Devolving English Literature questions the manner in which since the eighteenth century an assumed English cultural centre has controlled the way we read. It interrogates the Anglocentricity of the subject 'English Literature' demonstrating how it has governed our reading of unEnglish and 'provincial' texts
  • Discussing English, American, Irish, Australian, and other writings, Crawford concentrates on Scottish literature, which furnishes the most extended and acute model of a culture concerned to maintain and develop its own identity while engaging with England's linguistic and political dominance. Starting with the eighteenth-century 'Scottish invention of English Literature', Crawford traces in Boswell, Burns, and others the evolution of a distinctively British Literature. This process culminated in Scott who, with Carlyle, encouraged nineteenth-century American writing and left rich legacies both to anthropology and to the literary Modernism of Eliot, Pound, Joyce, and MacDiarmid. This essentially provincial phenomenon of Modernism underwrites even Larkin, as well as such sophisticated post-British 'barbarian' poets as Heaney, Harrison, Dunn, Murray, and Walcott
  • Devolving English Literature makes a major contribution to the current debates regarding English-speaking literary culture and the participation in it of non-English speakers, arguing accessibly and clearly for devolutionary readings alert to nuances of cultural difference
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crawford, Robert
Dewey number
820.9
Index
index present
LC call number
PR21
LC item number
.C7 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Dialect literature, Scottish
  • English literature
  • Scotland literature
  • American literature
  • English literature
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Scotland
Label
Devolving English literature, Robert Crawford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24953787
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 320 pages
Isbn
9780198119555
Lccn
91043522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24953787
  • (WaOLN)1455161
Label
Devolving English literature, Robert Crawford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24953787
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 320 pages
Isbn
9780198119555
Lccn
91043522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24953787
  • (WaOLN)1455161

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