The Resource Ghost-watching American modernity : haunting, landscape, and the hemispheric imagination, María del Pilar Blanco

Ghost-watching American modernity : haunting, landscape, and the hemispheric imagination, María del Pilar Blanco

Label
Ghost-watching American modernity : haunting, landscape, and the hemispheric imagination
Title
Ghost-watching American modernity
Title remainder
haunting, landscape, and the hemispheric imagination
Statement of responsibility
María del Pilar Blanco
Title variation
Haunting, landscape, and the hemispheric imagination
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Ghost-Watching American Modernity, Maria del Pilar Blanco revisits nineteenth- and twentieth-century texts from Spanish America and the United States to ask how different landscapes are represented as haunted sites. Moving from foundational fictions to Westerns, Blanco explores the diverse ways in which ghosts and haunting emerge across the American hemisphere for authors who are preoccupied with evoking the experience of geographical transformations during a period of unprecedented development. The book offers an innovative approach that seeks to understand ghosts in their local specificity, rather than as products of generic conventions or as allegories of hidden desires. Its chapters pursue formally attentive readings of texts by Domingo Sarmiento, Henry James, Jose Marti, W.E.B. Du Bois, Juan Rulfo, Felisberto Hernandez, and Clint Eastwood. In an intervention that will reconfigure the critical uses of spectrality for scholars in U.S./Latin American Studies, narrative theory, and comparative literature, Blanco advances ghost-watching as a method for rediscovering haunting on its own terms."--Project Muse
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
809/.897
Index
index present
LC call number
PS159.L38
LC item number
P55 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Ghost-watching American modernity : haunting, landscape, and the hemispheric imagination, María del Pilar Blanco
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-219) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Unsolving hemispheric mystery -- Desert mournings -- Urban indiscretions -- Transnational shadows
Control code
ocn808366482
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 225 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823246618
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt132kdgw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33110888
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)808366482
  • pebcs082324217X

Library Locations

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