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The Global Remapping of American Literature

Paul Giles


This book charts how the cartographies of American literature as an institutional category have varied radically across different times and places. Arguing that American literature was consolidated as a distinctively nationalist entity only in the wake of the American Civil War, the book identifies this formation as extending until the beginning of the Reagan presidency in 1981. It contrasts this with the more amorphous boundaries of American culture in the eighteenth century, and with ways in which conditions of globalization at the turn of the twenty-first century have reconfigured the param ... More

Keywords: technological innovations, American literature, American Civil War, European medievalism, Native Americans, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691136134
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Giles, author
University of Sydney