In this Book

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This rich and diverse collection of essays explores the literary and ideological cultural exchanges between Britain and New England from 1610 to 1910. The contributors embrace material studies of written and printed texts, performance, the novel, expository writing, and early film. Through intriguingly fresh readings of the work of writers ranging from Anne Bradstreet to Walt Whitman and from John Winthrop, Jr., to Jack London, the book examines the intellectual and aesthetic exchanges produced by transatlantic cultural traffic. The focus and detail of the essays make an important contribution to the ongoing debates about British-American transatlantic literary exchanges, highlighting the conversions, adjustments, and translations in the transnational circulation of culture.

This book will appeal to a broad spectrum of scholars in American, British, and Transatlantic literary studies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Series Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword: Transatlantic Traffic 1610–1910
  2. pp. vii-xviii
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  1. Editors’ Introduction
  2. pp. xix-xxxviii
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  1. Prologue: Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic (Mis)Understandings
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. Part I: Monstrosities and Curiosities
  2. pp. 21-22
  1. 1. Curiosities of the New World and John Winthrop, Jr.’s, Epistolary Visits to the Royal Society
  2. pp. 23-44
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  1. 2. The Transatlantic Larynx in Wartime: John Gough’s London Voices
  2. pp. 45-62
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  1. 3. The Monstrous Transatlantic Witchcraft Narrative: Elizabeth Gaskell’s Lois the Witch
  2. pp. 63-84
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  1. Part II: Translations, Conversions, and Rewritings
  2. pp. 85-86
  1. 4. The Reformation of Their Disordered Lives: Portraying Cultural Adaptation in the Seventeenth-century Praying Indian Towns
  2. pp. 87-112
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  1. 5. The Toast of Heroes and Fair Albion’s Son: Jonathan Mitchell Sewell’s Ossianic Versifications
  2. pp. 113-132
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  1. 6. Walt Whitman and William Blake: The Prophet-Artist and Democratic Thought
  2. pp. 133-154
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  1. Part III: Transatlantic Traffic and Performances
  2. pp. 155-156
  1. 7. Prophecy and Geography in Anne Bradstreet’s “Contemplations”: A Transatlantic Reading
  2. pp. 157-176
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  1. 8. Coloniality, Performance, Translation: The Embodied Public Sphere in Early America
  2. pp. 177-196
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  1. 9. Literature of Attractions: Jack London and Early Moving Images
  2. pp. 197-220
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  1. List of Editors and Contributors
  2. pp. 221-224
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 225-236
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781611684148
Related ISBN
9781611684247
MARC Record
OCLC
843191622
Pages
248
Launched on MUSE
2013-08-12
Language
English
Open Access
No
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