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American Travel and Empire free pdf In this collection leading scholars in the field examine the interfaces between narratives of travel and of empire. The term 'American' is used here in the hemispheric sense and American travel writing includes both writing about America by visitors and writings by Americans abroad. The contributors are recognized specialists in different periods of American literature and travel writing. The essays explore the ways in which descriptions of the landscapes and people of colonized territories shaped perceptions of these areas- the transmission images and metaphors between colony and metropole- the gathering of non-scribal cultures as 'primitive' or 'wild'- the deployment of representations of encounters between European and other cultures in order to critique or reinforce European or American values and cultural practices- and, the tacit assumptions of cultural or economic hegemony underlying U.S. or European travel writing.

About Susan Castillo

Professor David Seed is Professor of American Literature at the University of Liverpool. His publications include The Fictional Labyrinths of Thomas Pynchon (1988), The Fiction of Joseph Heller (1989), Rudolph Wurlitzer, American Novelist and Screenwriter (1992). Anticipations: Essays on Early Science Fiction and its Predecessors (edited collection: 1995), American Science Fiction and the Cold War (1999), Imagining Apocalypse: Studies in Cultural Crisis (edited collection: 1999), and Speaking Science Fiction (co-edited with Andy Sawyer). Professor Susan Castillo is The Harriet Beecher Stowe Professor of American Literature at King's College London. She is the co-editor of Notes from the Periphery: Marginality in North American Literature and Culture, Engendering Identities, and co-author of Native American Women in Literature and Culture. She is co-editor of the anthology The Literatures of Colonial America, with a Companion to American Colonial Literature in the works.

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Author : Susan Castillo
Publisher : Liverpool University Press
Data Published : 01 April 2009
ISBN : 1846311802
EAN : 9781846311802
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 292 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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