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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
Genre
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
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • 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
  • Littérature américaine
  • Littérature américaine
  • Frontières dans la littérature
  • Mondialisation dans la littérature
  • Géographie dans la littérature
  • Multiculturalisme dans la littérature
  • American literature
  • Boundaries in literature
  • Geography in literature
  • Globalization in literature
  • Multiculturalism in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
Label
Shades of the planet : American literature as world literature, edited by Wai Chee Dimock and Lawrence Buell
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
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, Kundera / Ross Posnock -- World Bank drama / Joseph Roach -- Global minoritarian culture / Homi Bhabha -- Atlantic to Pacific: James, Todorov, Blackmur, and intercontinental form / David Palumbo-Liu -- Ecoglobalist affects : the emergence of 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
ocn608165113
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691188256
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv39994c
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608165113
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Shades of the planet : American literature as world literature, edited by Wai Chee Dimock and Lawrence Buell
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
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, Kundera / Ross Posnock -- World Bank drama / Joseph Roach -- Global minoritarian culture / Homi Bhabha -- Atlantic to Pacific: James, Todorov, Blackmur, and intercontinental form / David Palumbo-Liu -- Ecoglobalist affects : the emergence of 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
ocn608165113
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691188256
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv39994c
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608165113
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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