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Transatlantic Literary Studies, 1660–1830

Eve Tavor Bannet, Susan Manning, Richard Sher, Wil Verhoeven, Jim Egan, Susan Imbarrato, Carla Mulford, Jeffrey Richards, Tim Fulford, Janet Sorensen, Paul Giles, Alan Rice, Lise Sorensen, Robert Miles, Colleen Glenney Boggs, Joel Pace
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  • Date Published: August 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107442474


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  • The recently developed field of transatlantic literary studies has encouraged scholars to move beyond national literatures towards an examination of communications between Britain and the Americas. The true extent and importance of these material and literary exchanges is only just beginning to be discovered. This collection of original essays explores the transatlantic literary imagination during the key period from 1660 to 1830: from the colonization of the Americas to the formative decades following political separation between the nations. Contributions from leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic bring a variety of approaches and methods to bear on both familiar and undiscovered texts. Revealing how literary genres were borrowed and readapted to a different context, the volume offers an index of the larger literary influences going backwards and forwards across the ocean.

    • Exemplary new readings of literary interrelations between Britain and America
    • Will appeal to students new to transatlantic literary studies as well as scholars working in the field
    • Features a range of theoretical and methodological approaches
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    'The collection's answers are rich and varied, and the essayists - themselves a transatlantic assembly - convince that national labels are contingent, as is transatlanticism itself.' The Journal of American History

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    • Date Published: August 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107442474
    • length: 296 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Eve Tavor Bannet and Susan Manning
    1. Transatlantic books and literary culture Richard Sher
    2. Transatlantic Utopianism and the writing of America Wil Verhoeven
    3. Tales of wonder, spiritual autobiographies and providence tales Jim Egan
    4. Life writings Susan Imbarrato
    5. Benjamin Franklin and transatlantic literary journalism Carla Mulford
    6. Theatre, drama, performance Jeffrey Richards
    7. Transatlantic American Indians Tim Fulford
    8. Literature of the ocean Janet Sorensen
    9. 'To gird this watery globe': Freneau, Barlow and American neoclassical poetry Paul Giles
    10. Ghostly and vernacular presences in the Black Atlantic Alan Rice
    11. Susanna Rowson and the transatlantic captivity narrative Lise Sorensen
    12. Domestic fiction and the reprint trade Eve Tavor Bannet
    13. Transatlantic Gothic Robert Miles
    14. Transatlantic Romanticisms Colleen Glenney Boggs
    15. Journeys of the imagination in Wheatley and Coleridge Joel Pace
    16. Transatlantic historical fiction Susan Manning
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  • Editors

    Eve Tavor Bannet, University of Oklahoma
    Eve Tavor Bannet is George Lynn Cross Professor of English at the University of Oklahoma.

    Susan Manning, University of Edinburgh
    Susan Manning is Grierson Professor of English Literature and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.


    Eve Tavor Bannet, Susan Manning, Richard Sher, Wil Verhoeven, Jim Egan, Susan Imbarrato, Carla Mulford, Jeffrey Richards, Tim Fulford, Janet Sorensen, Paul Giles, Alan Rice, Lise Sorensen, Robert Miles, Colleen Glenney Boggs, Joel Pace

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