9780822326717

From Walden Pond to Jurassic Park

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  • ISBN13:

    9780822326717

  • ISBN10:

    082232671X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-04-01
  • Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
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Summary

"Paul Lauter, who has been a leading figure in the movement to expand the canonof American literature, is ideally placed to tell the story of American Studies. This book is news."--Cathy N. Davidson, Former President, American Studies Association

Author Biography

Paul Lauter is Allen K. and Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professor of Literature at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(10)
Part One. Practicing American Studies
Reconfiguring Academic Disciplines: The Emergence of American Studies
11(23)
American Studies, American Politics, and the Reinvention of Class
34(30)
Versions of Nashville, Visions of American Studies
64(18)
Culture and Conformity in Wartime America: My Junior High School Songbook
82(17)
Dinosaur Culture: From Mansfield Park to Jurassic Park
99(20)
Part Two. American Studies in a Racialized World
American Studies and Ethnic Studies at the Borderlands Crossroads
119(20)
Of Chadors and Capital
139(14)
Fiction as Exploration: The Novels of Charles Chesnutt
153(22)
Part Three. Revisiting the Canon: The Question of Modernism
Reflecting on The Heath Anthology of American Literature
175(24)
Melville Climbs the Canon
199(22)
And Now, Ladies and Gentlemen, May I Present Miss Amy Lowell
221(13)
Cold War Culture and the Construction of Modernism
234(17)
Notes 251(30)
Index 281

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