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A companion to the literatures of colonial America [electronic resource] /
edited by Susan Castillo and Ivy Schweitzer.
imprint
Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
description
xv, 608 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
1405112913 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781405112918
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Book
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imprint
Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
isbn
1405112913 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781405112918
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Part I: Issues and methods -- Prologomenal thinking: some possibilities and limits of comparative desire / Teresa Toulouse -- First peoples: an introduction to early Native American studies / Joanna Brooks -- Toward a cultural geography of colonial American literatures: empire, location, creolization / Ralph Bauer -- Textual investments economics and colonial american literatures / Michelle Burnham -- The Culture of colonial America theology and aesthetics / Paul Giles -- Teaching the text of early american literature / Michael P. Clarke -- Teaching with the new technology: three intriguing opportunities / Edward J. Gallagher -- Part II: New world encounters Recovering pre-colonial american literary history: "the origin of stories" and the Popol Vuh / Timothy Powell -- Toltec mirrors: native Americans and Europeans in each other's eyes / Renee Bergland -- Reading for Indian resistance / Bethany Schneider -- Refocusing new Spain and Spanish colonization: Malinche, Guadalupe and Sor Juana / Electa Arenal -- British colonial expansion westwards: Ireland and America / Andrew Hadfield -- The French relation and it's "hidden" colonial history / Sara Melzer -- Visions of the other in 16th and 17th writing on Brazil / Elena Losada Soler -- New world ethnography, the Caribbean, and Behn's Oroonoko / Derek Hughes -- Part III: Negotiating identities Gendered voices from Lima and Mexico: Clarinda, Amarilis and Sor Juana / Raquel Chang-Rodriguez -- Cleansing mexican antiquity: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz and the ioa to the divine narcissus / Viviana Diaz Balsera -- Hemispheric Americanism: Latin American exiles and US revolutionary writings / Rodrigo Lazo -- Putting together the pieces: notes on the Eighteenth Century literary imagination / Douglas Anderson -- The Transoceanic emergence of american 'postcolonial' identities / Gesa Mackenthun -- Part IV: Genres and writers: cross-cultural conversations The genre of exploration and conquest narratives / Tom Shields -- The Conversion narrative in early America / Lisa Gordis -- Indigenous literacies: new england and new spain / Hilary Wyss -- Anglo-American religious culture: sermons, preaching, and the forensic and literary traditions of protestantism, 1530-1830 / Greg Jackson -- Neither here nor there: epistolarity in early America / Phil Round -- True relations and critical fictions: the case of personal narratives in colonial american writing / Kathleen Donegan -- "Cross-cultural conversations": the captivity narrative / Lisa Logan -- Epic, creoles, and nation in spanish america / Jose Mazzotti -- Plainness and paradox: colonial tensions in the early new england religious lyric / Amy Morris -- Captivating animals: science and spectacle in early american natural histories / Kathryn Napier Gray -- Challenging convention historiography: the roaming 'I' in early colonial-american eyewitness accounts / Jerry M. Williams -- Republican theatricality and transatlantic empire / Elizabeth Dillon -- Reading early american fiction / Winfried Fluck
catalogue key
13369248
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"The Companion succeeds vividly in bringing unfamiliar texts to the attention of Anglophone audiences ... an essential source for the postgraduate student of colonial and post-colonial studies involving the Americas." Reference Reviews
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Consisting of more than 30 original essays by leading scholars in the field, this Companion provides a broad introduction to Colonial American literatures. The volume situates texts in their various historical and cultural contexts, including colonialism, imperialism, diaspora, and nation formation. In particular, it brings out the comparative, hemispheric and transatlantic nature of the writing of this period, and highlights the interactions between non-scribal native groups and Europeans that helped to shape early American writing. The Companion is divided into four main sections: the opening section on issues and methods covers a wide range of approaches to defining and reading early American writing; the second section, entitled "New World Encounters", considers the interactions between cultural groups during the early centuries of exploration; the third section on identities looks at the development of regional spheres of influence in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; while the final section considers major genres and writers of the period in a series of "Cross-Cultural Conversations". The Companion is designed to be used alongside Castillo and Schweitzer's The Literatures of Colonial America: An Anthology (Blackwell Publishing, 2001).
Back Cover Copy
Consisting of more than 30 original essays by leading scholars in the field, this Companion provides a broad introduction to Colonial American literatures. The volume situates texts in their various historical and cultural contexts, including colonialism, imperialism, diaspora, and nation formation. In particular, it brings out the comparative, hemispheric and transatlantic nature of the writing of this period, and highlights the interactions between non-scribal native groups and Europeans that helped to shape early American writing.The Companion is divided into four main sections: the opening section on issues and methods covers a wide range of approaches to defining and reading early American writing; the second section, entitled "New World Encounters", considers the interactions between cultural groups during the early centuries of exploration; the third section on identities looks at the development of regional spheres of influence in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; while the final section considers major genres and writers of the period in a series of "Cross-Cultural Conversations".The Companion is designed to be used alongside Castillo and Schweitzer's The Literatures of Colonial America: An Anthology (Blackwell Publishing, 2001).
Bowker Data Service Summary
Offering a broad introduction to colonial American literatures, this companion situates the writing of the period in its various historical & cultural contexts, including colonialism, imperialism, diaspora, & nation formation.
Long Description
Consisting of more than 30 original essays by leading scholars in the field, this Companion provides a broad introduction to Colonial American literatures. The volume situates texts in their various historical and cultural contexts, including colonialism, imperialism, diaspora, and nation formation. In particular, it brings out the comparative, hemispheric and transatlantic nature of the writing of this period, and highlights the interactions between non-scribal native groups and Europeans that helped to shape early American writing. The Companion is divided into four main sections: the opening section on issues and methods covers a wide range of approaches to defining and reading early American writing; the second section, entitled ?New World Encounters?, considers the interactions between cultural groups during the early centuries of exploration; the third section on identities looks at the development of regional spheres of influence in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries;
Main Description
This broad introduction to Colonial American literatures brings out the comparative and transatlantic nature of the writing of this period and highlights the interactions between native, non-scribal groups, and Europeans that helped to shape early American writing. Situates the writing of this period in its various historical and cultural contexts, including colonialism, imperialism, diaspora, and nation formation. Highlights interactions between native, non-scribal groups and Europeans during the early centuries of exploration. Covers a wide range of approaches to defining and reading early American writing. Looks at the development of regional spheres of influence in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Serves as a vital adjunct to Castillo and Schweitzer's 'The Literatures of Colonial America: An Anthology' (Blackwell Publishing, 2001).
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Issues and Methodsp. 7
Prologomenal Thinking: Some Possibilities and Limits of Comparative Desirep. 9
First Peoples: An Introduction to Early Native American Studiesp. 24
Toward a Cultural Geography of Colonial American Literatures: Empire, Location, Creolizationp. 38
Textual Investments: Economics and Colonial American Literaturesp. 60
The Culture of Colonial America: Theology and Aestheticsp. 78
Teaching the Text of Early American Literaturep. 94
Teaching with the New Technology: Three Intriguing Opportunitiesp. 110
New World Encountersp. 121
Recovering Precolonial American Literary History: "The Origin of Stories" and the Popol Vubp. 123
Toltec Mirrors: Europeans and Native Americans in Each Other's Eyesp. 141
Reading for Indian Resistancep. 159
Refocusing New Spain and Spanish Colonization: Malinche, Guadalupe, and Sor Juanap. 174
British Colonial Expansion Westwards: Ireland and Americap. 195
The French Relation and Its "Hidden" Colonial Historyp. 220
Visions of the Other in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century Writing on Brazilp. 241
New World Ethnography, the Caribbean, and Behn's Oroonokop. 259
Negotiating Identitiesp. 275
Gendered Voices from Lima and Mexico: Clarinda, Amarilis, and Sor Juanap. 277
Cleansing Mexican Antiquity: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz and the loa to The Divine Narcissusp. 292
Hemispheric Americanism: Latin American Exiles and US Revolutionary Writingsp. 306
Putting Together the Pieces: Notes on the Eighteenth-Century Literary Imaginationp. 321
The Transoceanic Emergence of American "Postcolonial" Identitiesp. 336
Genres and Writers: Cross-Cultural Conversationsp. 351
The Genres of Exploration and Conquest Literaturesp. 353
The Conversion Narrative in Early Americap. 369
Indigenous Literacies: New England and New Spainp. 387
America's First Mass Media: Preaching and the Protestant Sermon Traditionp. 402
Neither Here Nor There: Transatlantic Epistolarity in Early Americap. 426
True Relations and Critical Fictions: The Case of the Personal Narrative in Colonial American Literaturesp. 446
"Cross-Cultural Conversations": The Captivity Narrativep. 464
Epic, Creoles, and Nation in Spanish Americap. 480
Plainness and Paradox: Colonial Tensions in the Early New England Religious Lyricp. 500
Captivating Animals: Science and Spectacle in Early American Natural Historiesp. 517
Challenging Conventional Historiography: The Roaming "I"/Eye in Early Colonial American Eyewitness Accountsp. 533
Republican Theatricality and Transatlantic Empirep. 551
Reading Early American Fictionp. 566
Indexp. 587
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