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Accented AmericaThe Cultural Politics of Multilingual Modernism

Accented America: The Cultural Politics of Multilingual Modernism

Joshua L. Miller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195336993
eISBN:
9780199893997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336993.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book is a study of prominent and less‐familiar works of U.S. literary modernism that reveals a long history of English‐only Americanism: the political claim that U.S. citizens must speak a ... More

After CritiqueTwenty-First-Century Fiction in a Neoliberal Age

After Critique: Twenty-First-Century Fiction in a Neoliberal Age

Mitchum Huehls

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190456221
eISBN:
9780190456245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456221.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book identifies an ontological turn in contemporary US fiction that distinguishes our current literary moment from both postmodernism and so-called post-postmodernism. This turn to ontology ... More

All Those StrangersThe Art and Lives of James Baldwin

All Those Strangers: The Art and Lives of James Baldwin

Douglas Field

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199384150
eISBN:
9780199384181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384150.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The book examines how James Baldwin’s fiction and nonfiction shaped and responded to key political and cultural developments in the United States from the 1940s to the 1980s. It is animated by an ... More

American Experimental Poetry and Democratic Thought

American Experimental Poetry and Democratic Thought

Alan Marshall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199561926
eISBN:
9780191721663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561926.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The purpose of this book is to examine the nature of democratic thought and expression in American experimental poetry, from Walt Whitman in the mid-nineteenth century to George Oppen and Frank ... More

American GuyMasculinity in American Law and Literature

American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature

Saul Levmore and Martha C. Nussbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199331376
eISBN:
9780199394258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331376.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This book comprises sixteen essays from legal academics, literary experts, and influential judges. The book begins by investigating American Guys—the heroic nonconformists and rugged individualists ... More

American ObscurantismHistory and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

American Obscurantism: History and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

Peter Lurie

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199797318
eISBN:
9780190225735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199797318.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

American Obscurantism argues for a salutary indirection in U.S. culture. From its earliest canonical literary works through films of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the most ... More

Antipodean AmericaAustralasia and the Constitution of U. S. Literature

Antipodean America: Australasia and the Constitution of U. S. Literature

Paul Giles

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199301560
eISBN:
9780199369218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301560.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This book considers the impact of Australia and New Zealand on the formation of American literature, from the eighteenth century to the present day. It discusses how the antipodes, as both a ... More

Anxieties of ExperienceThe Literatures of the Americas from Whitman to Bolaño

Anxieties of Experience: The Literatures of the Americas from Whitman to Bolaño

Jeffrey Lawrence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190690205
eISBN:
9780190690236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690205.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Anxieties of Experience: The Literatures of the Americas from Whitman to Bolaño offers a new interpretation of US and Latin American literature from the nineteenth century to the present. Revisiting ... More

Apparitions of AsiaModernist Form and Asian American Politics

Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian American Politics

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332735
eISBN:
9780199868148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332735.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

This book traces an American literary history of transpacific alliances which spans the 20th century. Increasing material and economic ties between the U.S. and East Asia at the end of the 19th ... More

The Birth of a JungleAnimality in Progressive-Era U.S. Literature and Culture

The Birth of a Jungle: Animality in Progressive-Era U.S. Literature and Culture

Michael Lundblad

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917570
eISBN:
9780199332830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917570.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Exemplifying a new methodology identified as “animality studies,” which focuses on constructions of animality at specific historical and cultural moments without the explicit emphasis on animal ... More

Changing SubjectsDigressions in Modern American Poetry

Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry

Srikanth Reddy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199791026
eISBN:
9780199950287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791026.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

Digression is widely considered a mark of disordered or evasive discourse. Modern legal, philosophical, and political writing largely disavows this trope, regarding it as a departure from the model ... More

Cold War FriendshipsKorea, Vietnam, and Asian American Literature

Cold War Friendships: Korea, Vietnam, and Asian American Literature

Josphine Nock-Hee Park

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190257668
eISBN:
9780190257699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257668.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Cold War Friendships explores the plight of the Asian ally of the American wars in Korea and Vietnam. Enlisted into proxy warfare, this figure is not a friend, but a “friendly,” a wartime convenience ... More

Culture WritingLiterature and Anthropology in the Midcentury Atlantic World

Culture Writing: Literature and Anthropology in the Midcentury Atlantic World

Tim Watson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190852672
eISBN:
9780190852702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852672.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Focusing on the 1950s and early 1960s, Culture Writing argues that the period of decolonization in Britain, the United States, France, and the Caribbean was characterized by dynamic exchanges between ... More

Faulkner's Media Romance

Faulkner's Media Romance

Julian Murphet

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190664244
eISBN:
9780190664275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664244.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book reassesses William Faulkner’s engagement with modern media technologies and transportation systems. It argues that Faulkner’s inveterate interest in figures of flight, automobiles, radio, ... More

Fictions of Fact and ValueThe Erasure of Logical Positivism in American Literature, 1945-1975

Fictions of Fact and Value: The Erasure of Logical Positivism in American Literature, 1945-1975

Michael LeMahieu

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199890408
eISBN:
9780199369652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890408.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book argues that the philosophy of logical positivism, considered the antithesis of literary postmodernism, exerts a determining influence on the development of American fiction in the three ... More

Foreign AccentsChinese American Verse from Exclusion to Postethnicity

Foreign Accents: Chinese American Verse from Exclusion to Postethnicity

Steven G. Yao

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199730339
eISBN:
9780199866540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730339.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book undertakes linguistically informed analyses to examine the various transpacific signifying strategies by which different poets of Chinese descent in the United States have ... More

Forms of DictatorshipPower, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel

Forms of Dictatorship: Power, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel

Jennifer Harford Vargas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190642853
eISBN:
9780190642884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642853.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

An intraethnic study of Latina/o fiction written in the United States from the early 1990s to the present, this book examines novels that depict the historical reality of dictatorship and exploit ... More

The Great American SongbooksMusical Texts, Modernism, and the Value of Popular Culture

The Great American Songbooks: Musical Texts, Modernism, and the Value of Popular Culture

T. Austin Graham

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862115
eISBN:
9780199332748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862115.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, American authors pioneered a mode of musical writing that quite literally resounded beyond the printed page. Novels gained soundtracks, poetry ... More

The Gun and the PenHemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization

The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization

Keith Gandal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338911
eISBN:
9780199867127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338911.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, American, 20th Century Literature

This book demonstrates that Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner were motivated, in their famous postwar books, not by their experiences of the horrors of the war but rather by their failure to have ... More

The Health of the StateModern US War Narrative and the American Political Imagination, 1890-1964

The Health of the State: Modern US War Narrative and the American Political Imagination, 1890-1964

Jonathan Vincent

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190466664
eISBN:
9780190466688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466664.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Health of the State is an interpretive cultural history that explores three phases of modern American war writing: the usable past of Civil War memory as it was employed in literature during the ... More

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