LITERATURE IN CONTEXT

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LITERATURE IN CONTEXT

Strategies of Reading American Novels. Essays.

Papers in English & American Studies; 18.

Szerző: Kovács Ágnes Zsófia

JATE Press, 2010

 

On Toni Morrison, Edith Wharton, interior architecture, exterior architecture, Henry James and more.

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Contents

Preface

Acknowledgement

In Place of an Introduction

I. CHANGING STRATEGIES OF READING: THE OBJECTIVES AND METHODS OF NEW AMERICAN STUDIES

1. Changing Discourses of American Studies and the Cultural Turn
I. Literariness and the canon
II. The canon of multicultural literatures
III. Cultural crashes: Garcia’s Dreaming in Cuban
Works Cited

2. The race oriented narrative of the cultural turn: Toni Morrison’s literary theory
Introduction
I. A New Model of American Literary Discourse
II. Context: Morrison’s relation to James’s legacy
III. Reappearances of Morrison’s framework
Conclusion
Works Cited

3. Changing Genres of Literature: the story of travel writing
I. Concepts in context
II. Travel writing as fiction
III. The case of Pratt: travel writing and empire-building Conclusion
Works Cited

II. STRATEGIES OF READING REALIST AND MODERNIST TEXTS: THE SOCIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE AMERICAN AUTHOR IN FICTION AND NONFICTION BY JAMES AND WHARTON

4. Henry James’s Imaginative Project of the Nem American Novel
I. Critical articles
II. Novels
III. Essays on culture
IV. Model
Works Cited

5. Henry James’s Experience of ’America’ in The American Scene
I. The Waldorf-Astoria story
II. Jamesian contexts: experience
III. James’s experience of New York City in The American Scene
Works Cited

6. Interior Architecture: The Order of Culture in Edith Wharton’s The Decoration of Houses and Italian Villas and Their Gardens
I. The problem: female subversive potential in Wharton’s texts
II. Architecture as metaphor in Wharton’s early fiction
III. Interior Architecture: Architecture and interior decoration in The Decoration of Houses
IV. Exterior architecture: The architecture of the garden in Italian Villas and Their Gardens
Conclusion: Wharton’s approach to culture and history in her early nonfiction work
Appendix
Works Cited

7. Edith Wharton’s model of culture in French Ways and Their Meaning
I. The problem: the social self in Wharton’s texts
II. Wharton’s Model of Culture in French Ways
III. French Culture and Female Writing
Conclusion
Works Cited

III. STRATEGIES OF READING CONTEMPORARY TEXTS: RACE, CLASS, ETHNICITY, GENDER, AND POLITICS IN LITERATURE

8. Recanonizing Henry James: Colm Tóibín’s The Master
I. James’s recanonization today
II. The performance of gender in Edel and Tóibín
Genres
Gendering
III. Tóibín and recanonization
Works Cited

9. Female identity prose: on Sandra Cisneros
I. Background
II. Work
III. Focus
Works Cited

10. The Role of Race in Literature: Wharton’s Critical Reappreciation
Works Cited

Conclusion

Index
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