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The Resource Shades of the planet : American literature as world literature, edited by Wai Chee Dimock and Lawrence Buell

Shades of the planet : American literature as world literature, edited by Wai Chee Dimock and Lawrence Buell

Label
Shades of the planet : American literature as world literature
Title
Shades of the planet
Title remainder
American literature as world literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Wai Chee Dimock and Lawrence Buell
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a globalizing age, studying American literature in isolation from the rest of the world seems less and less justified. But is the conceptual box of the nation dispensable? What would American literature look like without it? Leading scholars take up this debate in this book, beginning not with the United States as center, but with the world as circumference. This reversed frame yields a surprising landscape, alive with traces of West Africa, Eastern Europe, Iran, Iraq, India, China, Mexico, and Australia. The Broadway musical Oklahoma! has aboriginal antecedents; Black English houses an African syntax; American slavery consorts with the Holocaust; Philip Roth keeps company with Milan Kundera; the crime novel moves south of the border; and R.P. Blackmur lectures in Japan. A national literature becomes haunted by the world when that literature is seen extending to the Pacific, opening up to Islam, and accompanying African-American authors as they travel. Highlighting American literature as a fold in a planet-wide fabric, this pioneering volume transforms the field, redrawing its institutional as well as geographical map. The contributors are Rachel Adams, Jonathan Arac, Homi Bhabha, Lawrence Buell, Wai Chee Dimock, Susan Stanford Friedman, Paul Giles, David Palumbo-Liu, Ross Posnock, Joseph Roach, and Eric J. Sundquist
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS157
LC item number
.S53 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dimock, Wai-chee
  • Buell, Lawrence
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Boundaries in literature
  • Globalization in literature
  • Geography in literature
  • Multiculturalism in literature
Label
Shades of the planet : American literature as world literature, edited by Wai Chee Dimock and Lawrence Buell
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
Contents
Global and Babel : language and planet in American literature / Jonathan Arac -- The deterritorialization of American literature / Paul Giles -- Unthinking manifest destiny : Muslim modernities on three continents / Susan Stanford Friedman -- Mr. Styron's planet / Eric Sundquist -- Planetary Circles : Philip Roth, Emerson, Kindera / Ross Posnock -- World Bank drama / Joseph Roach -- Global minoritarian culture / Homi Bhabha -- Atlantic to Pacific: James, Todorov, Blackmur, and intercontinental forms / David Palumbo-Liu -- Ecoglobalist affects : U.S. environmental imagination on a planetary scale / Lawrence Buell -- At the borders of American crime fiction / Rachel Adams -- African, Caribbean, American : Black English as Creole tongue / Wai Chee Dimock
Control code
69028645
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 304 pages
Isbn
9780691128511
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2006046073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)69028645
Label
Shades of the planet : American literature as world literature, edited by Wai Chee Dimock and Lawrence Buell
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
Global and Babel : language and planet in American literature / Jonathan Arac -- The deterritorialization of American literature / Paul Giles -- Unthinking manifest destiny : Muslim modernities on three continents / Susan Stanford Friedman -- Mr. Styron's planet / Eric Sundquist -- Planetary Circles : Philip Roth, Emerson, Kindera / Ross Posnock -- World Bank drama / Joseph Roach -- Global minoritarian culture / Homi Bhabha -- Atlantic to Pacific: James, Todorov, Blackmur, and intercontinental forms / David Palumbo-Liu -- Ecoglobalist affects : U.S. environmental imagination on a planetary scale / Lawrence Buell -- At the borders of American crime fiction / Rachel Adams -- African, Caribbean, American : Black English as Creole tongue / Wai Chee Dimock
Control code
69028645
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 304 pages
Isbn
9780691128511
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2006046073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)69028645

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