Transnationalism and American Literature: Literary Translation 1773–1892

1st Edition

Colleen G. Boggs

Routledge
Published January 29, 2009
Reference - 200 Pages
ISBN 9780415999892 - CAT# Y100555
Series: Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature

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Summary

What is transnationalism and how does it affect American literature?

This book examines nineteenth century contexts of transnationalism, translation and American literature. The discussion of transnationalism largely revolves around the question of what role nationalism plays in the spaces and temporalities of the transatlantic. Boggs demonstrates that the assumption that American literature has become transnational only recently – that there is such a thing as an "era" of transnationalism – marks a blindness to the intrinsic transatlanticism of American literature.

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