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The Fiction of America

Performance and the Cultural Imaginary in Literature and Film

The Fiction of America( )
Author: Hamscha, Susanne
Series title:North American Studies
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Campus Verlag GmbH
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $49.00
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The Fiction of America juxtaposes classic literature of the American Renaissance with twentieth-century popular culture--pairing, for instance, Ralph Waldo Emerson with Finding Nemo, Walt Whitman with Spiderman, and Hester Prynne with Madonna--to investigate how the "Americanness" of American culture constitutes itself in the interplay of the cultural imaginary and performance. Conceptualizing "America" as a transhistorical practice, Susanne Hamscha reveals...
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Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Ethnic Studies / General
History / United States / General
Performing Arts / Film / General
Literary Criticism / American / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.38 x 0.9 Inches
Book Weight:0.95 Pounds

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