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Literature in Context

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Szerző: Ágnes Zsófia Kovács
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Sorozatcím: Papers in English & American Studies XVIII.

Alcím: Strategies of Reading American Novels. Essays

Szerző: Ágnes Zsófia Kovács

Kiadás éve: 2010

ISBN 978 963 306 005 6

Súly: 240 g

Egyéb információk: 140 oldal, B/5, kartonált, fóliázott

On Toni Morrison, Edith Wharton, interior architecture, exterior architecture, Henry James and more.

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Contents

Preface

Acknowledgement

In Place of an Introduction

I. CHANGING STRATEGIES OF READING: THE OBJECTIVES AND METHODS OF NEW AMERICAN STUDIES

1. Changing Discourses of American Studies and the Cultural Turn

I. Literariness and the canon

II. The canon of multicultural literatures

III. Cultural crashes: Garcia’s Dreaming in Cuban

Works Cited

2. The race oriented narrative of the cultural turn: Toni Morrison’s literary theory

Introduction

I. A New Model of American Literary Discourse

II. Context: Morrison’s relation to James’s legacy

III. Reappearances of Morrison’s framework

Conclusion

Works Cited

3. Changing Genres of Literature: the story of travel writing

I. Concepts in context

II. Travel writing as fiction

III. The case of Pratt: travel writing and empire-building

Conclusion

Works Cited

II. STRATEGIES OF READING REALIST AND MODERNIST TEXTS: THE SOCIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE AMERICAN AUTHOR IN FICTION AND NONFICTION BY JAMES AND WHARTON

4. Henry James’s Imaginative Project of the Nem American Novel

I. Critical articles

II. Novels

III. Essays on culture

IV. Model

Works Cited

5. Henry James’s Experience of ’America’ in The American Scene

I. The Waldorf-Astoria story

II. Jamesian contexts: experience

III. James’s experience of New York City in The American Scene

Works Cited

6. Interior Architecture: The Order of Culture in Edith Wharton’s The Decoration of Houses and Italian Villas and Their Gardens

I. The problem: female subversive potential in Wharton’s texts

II. Architecture as metaphor in Wharton’s early fiction

III. Interior Architecture: Architecture and interior decoration in The Decoration of Houses

IV. Exterior architecture: The architecture of the garden in Italian Villas and Their Gardens

Conclusion: Wharton’s approach to culture and history in her early nonfiction work

Appendix

Works Cited

7. Edith Wharton’s model of culture in French Ways and Their Meaning

I. The problem: the social self in Wharton’s texts

II. Wharton’s Model of Culture in French Ways

III. French Culture and Female Writing

Conclusion

Works Cited

III. STRATEGIES OF READING CONTEMPORARY TEXTS: RACE, CLASS, ETHNICITY, GENDER, AND POLITICS IN LITERATURE

8. Recanonizing Henry James: Colm Tóibín’s The Master

I. James’s recanonization today

II. The performance of gender in Edel and Tóibín

Genres

Gendering

III. Tóibín and recanonization

Works Cited

9. Female identity prose: on Sandra Cisneros

I. Background

II. Work

III. Focus

Works Cited

10. The Role of Race in Literature: Wharton’s Critical Reappreciation

Works Cited

Conclusion

Index

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