By Susan Castillo, Ivy Schweitzer
This wide advent to Colonial American literatures brings out the comparative and transatlantic nature of the writing of this era and highlights the interactions among local, non-scribal teams, and Europeans that helped to form early American writing.
- Situates the writing of this era in its quite a few historic and cultural contexts, together with colonialism, imperialism, diaspora, and state formation.
- Highlights interactions among local, non-scribal teams and Europeans through the early centuries of exploration.
- Covers a variety of techniques to defining and analyzing early American writing.
- Looks on the improvement of local spheres of impression within the 17th and eighteenth centuries.
- Serves as a necessary adjunct to Castillo and Schweitzer’s ‘The Literatures of Colonial the United States: An Anthology’ (Blackwell Publishing, 2001).
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