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The Resource Emergent U.S. literatures : from multiculturalism to cosmopolitanism in the late twentieth century, Cyrus R.K. Patell

Emergent U.S. literatures : from multiculturalism to cosmopolitanism in the late twentieth century, Cyrus R.K. Patell

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Emergent U.S. literatures : from multiculturalism to cosmopolitanism in the late twentieth century
Title
Emergent U.S. literatures
Title remainder
from multiculturalism to cosmopolitanism in the late twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Cyrus R.K. Patell
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Emergent U.S. Literatures introduces readers to the foundational writers and texts produced by four literary traditions associated with late-twentieth-century US multiculturalism. Examining writing by Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and gay and lesbian Americans after 1968, Cyrus R.K. Patell compares and historicizes what might be characterized as the minority literatures within "U.S. minority literature." Drawing on recent theories of cosmopolitanism, Patell presents methods for mapping the overlapping concerns of the texts and authors of these literatures during the late twentieth century. He discusses the ways in which literary marginalization and cultural hybridity combine to create the grounds for literature that is truly "emergent" in Raymond Williams's sense of the term--literature that produces "new meanings and values, new practices, new relationships and kinds of relationships" in tension with the dominant, mainstream culture of the United States. By enabling us to see the American literary canon through the prism of hybrid identities and cultures, these texts require us to reevaluate what it means to write (and read) in the American grain. Emergent U.S. Literatures gives readers a sense of how these foundational texts work as aesthetic objects--rather than merely as sociological documents--crafted in dialogue with the canonical tradition of so-called "American Literature," as it existed in the late twentieth century, as well as in dialogue with each other"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patell, Cyrus R. K
Dewey number
810.9/920693
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.M56
LC item number
P38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Multiculturalism in literature
  • Cosmopolitanism in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
Label
Emergent U.S. literatures : from multiculturalism to cosmopolitanism in the late twentieth century, Cyrus R.K. Patell
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Theorizing the emergent -- From marginal to emergent -- Nineteenth-century roots -- The politics of early twentieth-century U.S. literary history -- Liberation movements -- Multiculturalism and beyond -- Conclusion: emergent literatures and cosmopolitan conversation
Control code
876883430
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 285 pages
Isbn
9781479873388
Lccn
2014020830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)876883430
Label
Emergent U.S. literatures : from multiculturalism to cosmopolitanism in the late twentieth century, Cyrus R.K. Patell
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.
Contents
Introduction: Theorizing the emergent -- From marginal to emergent -- Nineteenth-century roots -- The politics of early twentieth-century U.S. literary history -- Liberation movements -- Multiculturalism and beyond -- Conclusion: emergent literatures and cosmopolitan conversation
Control code
876883430
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 285 pages
Isbn
9781479873388
Lccn
2014020830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)876883430

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