The Resource Transatlantic insurrections : British culture and the formation of American literature, 1730-1860, Paul Giles

Transatlantic insurrections : British culture and the formation of American literature, 1730-1860, Paul Giles

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Transatlantic insurrections : British culture and the formation of American literature, 1730-1860
Title
Transatlantic insurrections
Title remainder
British culture and the formation of American literature, 1730-1860
Statement of responsibility
Paul Giles
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Language
eng
Summary
Selected byChoicemagazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2001Paul Giles traces the paradoxical relations between English and American literature from 1730 through 1860, suggesting how the formation of a literary tradition in each national culture was deeply dependent upon negotiation with its transatlantic counterpart. Using the American Revolution as the fulcrum of his argument, Giles describes how the impulse to go beyond conventions of British culture was crucial in the establishment of a distinct identity for American literature. Similarly, he explains the consolidation of British cultural identity partly as a response to the need to suppress the memory and consequences of defeat in the American revolutionary wars. Giles ranges over neglected American writers such as Mather Byles and the Connecticut Wits as well as better-known figures like Franklin, Jefferson, Irving, and Hawthorne. He reads their texts alongside those of British authors such as Pope, Richardson, Equiano, Austen, and Trollope. Taking issue with more established utopian narratives of American literature, Transatlantic Insurrectionsanalyzes how elements of blasphemous, burlesque humor entered into the making of the subject
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
810.9
Index
index present
LC call number
PS159.G8
LC item number
G5 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Transatlantic insurrections : British culture and the formation of American literature, 1730-1860, Paul Giles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-253) and index
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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
Introduction. British-American literature: paradoxical constitutions, civil wars -- The art of sinking: Alexander Pope and Mather Byles -- Topsy-turvy neoclassicism: the Connecticut wits -- From allegory to exchange: Richardson and Franklin -- The culture of sensibility: Jefferson, Sterne, and Burke -- "Another world must be unfurled": Jane Austen and America -- Burlesques of civility: Washington Irving -- Perverse reflections: Hawthorne and Trollope -- Conclusion. Transatlantic perspectives: Poe and Equiano
Control code
ocm51322172
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283211161
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt35dsfd
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.b3220498x
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)51322172
  • pebcs0585436231
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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