The Cultural Geography of Colonial American Literatures: Empire, Travel, Modernity
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BeschreibungRalph Bauer presents a comparative investigation of colonial prose narratives in Spanish and British America from 1542 to 1800.
InhaltsverzeichnisList of illustrations; Acknowledgements; 1. Prospero's progeny; 2. Mythos and epos: Cabeza de Vacas's empire of peace; 3. The geography of history: Samuel Purchas and 'his' pilgrims; 4. 'True histories': the captivities of Francisco Nunez de Pineda y Bascunan and Mary White Rowlandson; 5. 'Friends and compatriots': Carlos de Siguenza y Gongora and the piracy of knowledge; 6. 'Husquenawing': William Byrd's 'Creolean humours'; 7. Dismembering the empira: Alonso Carrio de la Vandera and J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur; Notes; Index.
PortraitRalph Bauer is Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. His articles have appeared in numerous collections and journals.
Pressestimmen"...[a] masterful exploration of early American literature...rich in insight, powerful in originality, and sweeping in the connections it opens between culture, geography, politics, science, and the inscription of colonial identity." Dan Morisson, Salem State College, Renaissance Quarterly "This excellent book is a distinguished addition to the comparative studies that have been one strength of the Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture series." William and Mary Quarterly, Bruce Greenfield, Dalhousie University "The work is written in clear and precise prose following a well constructed outline with a specific goal: to offer readers a coherent critical approach to the way in which travel writers informal legal, military and scientific projects as well as creative representations of the region. Bauer's book makes significant contributions to the emerging fields of trans-Atlantic studies, trans-hemispheric studies, and the cultural geography of knowledge." The Americas, Ricardo Padron, University of Virginia "rich attention to context...Bauer is particularly adept at drawing on contemporary critical debates in historiography, formal criticism, and discourse analysis to better situate and delineate a mercantilism of knowledge." - American Literature, Ed White, University of Florida, Gainesville "...dense, richly rewarding book, full of intriguing readings of both well- and little- known texts." Modern Philology, Ralph Bauer, Cambridge
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in American'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2013
Seitenanzahl: 310 Seiten