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This landmark collection brings together a range of exciting new comparative work in the burgeoning field of hemispheric studies. Scholars working in the fields of Latin American studies, Asian American studies, American studies, American literature, African Diaspora studies, and comparative literature address the urgent question of how scholars might reframe disciplinary boundaries within the broad area of what is generally called American studies. The essays take as their starting points such questions as: What happens to American literary, political, historical, and cultural studies if we recognize the interdependency of nation-state developments throughout all the Americas? What happens if we recognize the nation as historically evolving and contingent rather than already formed? Finally, what happens if the "fixed" borders of a nation are recognized not only as historically produced political constructs but also as component parts of a deeper, more multilayered series of national and indigenous histories? With essays that examine stamps, cartoons, novels, film, art, music, travel documents, and governmental publications, Hemispheric American Studies seeks to excavate the complex cultural history of texts and discourses across the ever-changing and stratified geopolitical and cultural fields that collectively comprise the American hemisphere. This collection promises to chart new directions in American literary and cultural studies.

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction: Essays Beyond the Nation
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. Chapter 1. Hemispheric Jamestown
  2. pp. 18-35
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  1. Chapter 3. “La Famosa Filadelfia”: The Hemispheric American City and Constitutional Debates
  2. pp. 57-74
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  1. Chapter 4. The Other Country: Mexico, the United States, and the Gothic History of Conquest
  2. pp. 75-95
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  1. Chapter 5. An American Mediterranean: Haiti, Cuba, and the American South
  2. pp. 96-115
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  1. Chapter 6. Expropriating The Great South and Exporting “Local Color”: Global and Hemispheric Imaginaries of the First Reconstruction
  2. pp. 116-139
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  1. Chapter 7. The Mercurial Space of “Central” America: New Orleans, Honduras, and the Writing of the Banana Republic
  2. pp. 140-165
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  1. Chapter 8. “I’m the Everybody Who’s Nobody”: Genealogies of the New World Slave in Paul Robeson’s Performances of the 1930s
  2. pp. 166-186
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  1. Chapter 9. The Promises and Perils of U.S. African American Hemispherism: Latin America in Martin Delany’s Blake and Gayl Jones’s Mosquito
  2. pp. 187-205
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  1. Chapter 10. PEN and the Sword: U.S.–Latin American Cultural Diplomacy and the 1966 PEN Club Congress
  2. pp. 206-222
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  1. Chapter 11. The Hemispheric Routes of “El Nuevo Arte Nuestro”: The Pan American Union, Cultural Policy, and the Cold War
  2. pp. 223-248
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  1. Chapter 12. Mem
  2. pp. 249-265
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  1. Chapter 13. “Out of This World”: Islamic Irruptions in the Literary Americas
  2. pp. 266-293
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  1. Chapter 14. Of Hemispheres and Other Spheres: Navigating Karen Tei Yamashita’s Literary World
  2. pp. 294-312
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  1. Chapter 15. The Northern Borderlands and Latino Canadian Diaspora
  2. pp. 313-327
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  1. Afterword: The Times of Hemispheric Studies
  2. pp. 328-336
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. 337-340
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 341-356
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813543871
Related ISBN
9780813542225
MARC Record
OCLC
648350275
Pages
366
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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