The Resource Melville, mapping and globalization : literary cartography in the American baroque writer, Robert T. Tally Jr

Melville, mapping and globalization : literary cartography in the American baroque writer, Robert T. Tally Jr

Label
Melville, mapping and globalization : literary cartography in the American baroque writer
Title
Melville, mapping and globalization
Title remainder
literary cartography in the American baroque writer
Statement of responsibility
Robert T. Tally Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Melville, Mapping and Globalization, Robert Tally argues that Melville does not belong in the tradition of the American Renaissance, but rather creates a baroque literary cartography, artistically engaging with spaces beyond the national model. At a time of intense national consolidation and cultural centralization, Melville discovered the postnational forces of an emerging world system, a system that has become our own in the era of globalization. Drawing on the work of a range of literary and social critics (including Deleuze, Foucault, Jameson, and Moretti), Tally argues that Melville's distinct literary form enabled his critique of the dominant national narrative of his own time and proleptically undermined the national literary tradition of American Studies a century later. Melville's hypercanonical status in the United States makes his work all the more crucial for understanding the role of literature in a post-American epoch. --From publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
813/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2387
LC item number
.T35 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Continuum literary studies series
Label
Melville, mapping and globalization : literary cartography in the American baroque writer, Robert T. Tally Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • 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
Preface: "when Leviathan's the text" -- Out of bounds: Melville's American baroque -- Spaces of American literature: geography and narrative form -- 'An everlasting terra incognita': globalization and world literature -- Anti-Ishmael -- Marine nomadology: Melville's antinomy of pure reason -- 'spaces that before were blank': the utopia of the periphery -- A prosy stroll: overview and the urban itinerary -- The ambiguities of place: local narrative and the global city -- Conclusion: "Leviathan is not the biggest fish", or, the cartography of the Kraken
Control code
ocn647872985
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 171 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441103307
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35561452
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)647872985
  • pebcs082647151X

Library Locations

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