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A Companion to American Literature, 3 Volume Set


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Table of Contents

Volume I: Origins-1820

Full Table of Contents


Notes on Contributors to Volume I

General Introduction

Susan Belasco

Introduction to Volume I

Theresa Strouth Gaul

Chronology Origins-1820

1. The Storyteller's Universe: Indigenous Oral Literatures

Kenneth M. Roemer

2. Cross-Cultural Encounters in Early American Literatures: From Incommensurability to Exchange

Kelly Wisecup

3. Settlement Literatures Before and Beyond the Stories of Nations

Tamara Harvey

4. The Puritan Culture of Letters

Abram Van Engen

5. Writing the Salem Witch Trials

Peter J. Grund

6. Captivity: From Babylon to Indian Country

Andrew Newman

7. Africans in Early America

Cassander L. Smith

8. Migration, Exile, Imperialism: The Non-English Literatures of Early America Reconsidered

Patrick M. Erben

9. Environment and Environmentalism

Timothy Sweet

10. Acknowledging Early American Poetry

Christopher N. Phillips

11. Travel Writings in Early America, 1680-1820

Susan C. Imbarrato

12. Early Native American Literacies to 1820: Systems of Meaning, Categories of Knowledge Transmission

Hilary E. Wyss

13. The Varieties of Religious Expression in Early American Literature

Sandra M. Gustafson

14. Benjamin Franklin: Printer, Editor, and Writer

Stephen Carl Arch

15. Writing Lives: Autobiography in Early America

Jennifer A. Desiderio

16. Captivity Recast: The Captivity Narrative in the Long Eighteenth Century

Jodi Schorb

17. Gender, Sex, and Seduction in Early American Literature

Ivy Schweitzer

18. Letters in Early American Manuscript and Print Cultures

Eve Tavor Bannet

19. Early American Evangelical Print Culture

Wendy Raphael Roberts

20. The First Black Atlantic: The Archive and Print Culture of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Slavery

John Saillant

21. Manuscripts, Manufacts, and Social Authorship

Susan Stabile

22. Cosmopolitan Correspondences: The American Republic of Letters and the Circulation of Enlightenment Thought

Chiara Cillerai

23. Revolutionary Print Culture, 1763-1776

Philip Gould

24. Founding Documents: Writing the American into Being

Trish Loughran

25. From the Wharf to the Woods: The Development of U.S. Regional and National Publishing Networks, 1787-1820

Phillip H. Round

26. Performance, Theatricality, and Early American Drama

Laura L. Mielke

27. Charles Brockden Brown and the Novel in the 1790s

Philip Barnard, Mark L. Kamrath and Stephen Shapiro

28. Medicine, Disability, and Early American Literature

Sari Altschuler

29. Remapping the Canonical Interregnum: Periodization, Canonization, & the American Novel, 1800-1820

Duncan Faherty

30. Commerce, Class, and Cash: Economics in Early American Literature

Elizabeth Hewitt

31. Haiti and the Early American Imagination

Michael J. Drexler

Index to Volume I

Volume II edited by: Linck Johnson

Volume II: 1820-1914


Notes on Contributors to Volume II

General Introduction

Susan Belasco

Introduction to Volume II

Linck Johnson

Chronology 1820-1914

1. The Transformation of Literary Production, 1820-1865 Susan Belasco

2. Travel WritingSusan L. Roberson

3. The Historical Romance Monika M. Elbert and Leland S. Person

4. The Gothic TaleGerald Kennedy

5. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, and TranscendentalismPhyllis Cole

6. Henry David Thoreau and the Literature of the Environment Rochelle L. Johnson

7. Herman Melville and the Antebellum Reading PublicDavid O. Dowling

8. Women Writers at MidcenturyNicole Tonkovich

9. Popular Poetry and the Rise of Anthologies Amanda Gailey

10. Walt Whitman and the New York Literary World

Edward Whitley

11. Emily Dickinson and the Tradition of Women Poets

Elizabeth A. Petrino

12. The Literature of Antebellum Reform Linck Johnson

13. Sex, the Body, and Health ReformDavid Greven

14. Proslavery and Antislavery LiteratureSusan M. Ryan

15. Gender and the Construction of Antebellum Slave NarrativesPhilathia Bolton and Venetria Patton

16. Antebellum OratoryJohn C. Briggs

17. Literature and the Civil WarShirley Samuels

18. Disability and LiteratureMary Klages

19. The Development of Print Culture, 1865-1914William Hardwig

20. Local Color and the Rise of Regionalism Anne Boyd Rioux

21. Poetry, Periodicals, and the Marketplace Nadia Nurhussein

22. Realism from William Dean Howells to Edith WhartonAlfred Bendixen

23. Mark Twain and the Idea of American IdentityAndrew Levy

24. Henry James at Home and AbroadJohn Carlos Rowe

25. NaturalismDonna Campbell

26. Social Protest FictionAlicia Mischa Renfroe

27. The Immigrant ExperienceJames Nagel

28. Double Consciousness: African American Writers at the Turn of the CenturyShirley Moody-Turner

29. Native American Voices Cari Carpenter

30. Latina/o VoicesJesse Aleman

31. The Emergence of an American Drama, 1820-1914 Cheryl Black

Index to Volume II

Volume III: 1914-Present


Notes on Contributors to Volume III

General Introduction

Susan Belasco

Introduction to Volume III

Michael Soto

Chronology 1914-Present

1. Magazines, Little and Large: American Print Culture in the Early Twentieth Century

Jayne E. Marek

2. Regional Literary ExpressionsPhilip Joseph

3. The Literature of the U.S. South: Modernism and BeyondJohn Wharton Lowe

4. American Literature and the AcademyEric Bennett

5. The Literature of World War IHazel Hutchison

6. The Course of Modern American PoetryCharles Altieri

7. Modernism and the American NovelLinda Wagner-Martin

8. The Little Theatre MovementDeAnna M. Toten Beard

9. The Lost Generation and American ExpatriatismMichael Soto

10. The Harlem Renaissance and the New NegroMaureen Honey

11. Proletarian LiteratureBarbara Foley

12. Realism in American DramaBrenda Murphy

13. Nature Writing and the New EnvironmentalismKarla Armbruster

14. The Literature and Film of World War IIPhilip Beidler

15. The Beat Minds of Their GenerationDavid Sterritt

16. The Black Arts Movement and the Racial DivideAmy Abugo Ongiri

17. Literary Self-Fashioning in the Pharmacological Age: Confessional PoetryMichael Thurston

18. New Frontiers in Postmodern TheaterKerstin Schmidt

19. Poetry at the End of the MillenniumJohn Lowney

20. The Literature and Film of the Vietnam WarMark A. Heberle

21. Gay and Lesbian LiteratureGuy Davidson

22. American Literature in Languages Other than EnglishSteven G. Kellman

23. Jewish American Literary FormsVictoria Aarons

24. Native American Literary FormsThomas C. Gannon

25. Asian American Literary FormsUna Chung

26. Latina/o Literary FormsMarta Caminero-Santangelo

27. African American Fiction After Hiroshima and NagasakiMichael Hill

28. Creative NonfictionsBarrie Jean Borich

29. The Rise and Nature of the Graphic NovelStephen E. Tabachnick

30. The Digital Revolution and the Future of American ReadingNaomi S. Baron

Index to Volume III

Consolidated Index

About the Author

Susan Belasco is Professor Emerita and former Chair of the Department of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.Theresa Strouth Gaul is Professor and Chair of the Department of English at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas.Linck Johnson is the Charles A. Dana Professor of English at Colgate University, Hamilton, New York.Michael Soto is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of English at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.

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