This reader brings together a wide range of material that engages with the theoretical and literary possibilities of the transatlantic as an arena for textual and intellectual exchange. In their introduction to the volume, the editors suggest ways in which the transatlantic paradigm offers renewed possibilities for literary study that for too long has been tied to the ideological and political requirements of the nation state. The reader is designed to provide accessible, annotated examples of theoretical frameworks that might provoke further work in the field, as well as important pieces of literary criticism that demonstrate different possibilities of comparative analysis. The book aims to represent and promote the conceptualisation of American culture within a broader framework of transatlantic activity.
Transatlantic Literary Studies
Edinburgh University Press