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Origins of American Literature Studies An Institutional History. von Renker, Elizabeth (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 18.10.2007
  • Verlag: Cambridge University Press
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Origins of American Literature Studies

An original investigation into the history and development of American literature as an academic discipline. Although American literature is a standard subject in the American college curriculum, a century ago few people thought it should be taught there. Elizabeth Renker uncovers the complex historical process through which American literature overcame its image of aesthetic and historical inferiority to become an important field for academic study and research. Renker's extensive original archival research focuses on four institutions of higher education serving distinct regional, class, race and gender populations. She argues that American literature's inferior image arose from its affiliation with non-elite schools, teachers and students, and that it had to overcome this social identity in order to achieve status as serious knowledge. Renker's revisionary analysis is an important contribution to the intellectual history of the United States and will be of interest to anyone studying, teaching or researching American literature.

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    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 18.10.2007
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780511364204
    Verlag: Cambridge University Press
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