The Edinburgh Companion to Atlantic Literary Studies

Leslie Eckel, Clare Elliott

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This Companion offers a critical overview of the diverse and dynamic field of Atlantic literary studies, with contributions by distinguished scholars on a series of topics that define the area. The essays focus on literature and culture from first contact to the present, exploring fruitful Atlantic connections across space and time, across national cultures, and embracing literature, culture and society. This research collection proposes that the analysis of literature and culture does not depend solely upon geographical setting to uncover textual meaning. Instead, it offers Atlantic connections based around migration, race, gender and sexuality, ecologies, and other significant ideological crossovers in the Atlantic World. The result is an exciting new critical map written by leading international researchers of a lively and expanding field.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages432
ISBN (Electronic)9781474418287, 9781474402958
ISBN (Print)9781474402941
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016

Publication series

NameEdinburgh Companions to Literature
PublisherEdinburgh University Press

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