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Living American Studies

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As a discipline, American Studies has certainly been one of the most dynamic fields not only of research but also of teaching. This volume argues that one reason for this dynamism lies in the refusal of American Studies practitioners, both in the U.S. and around the globe, to separate life from art and criticism. Fields such as postmodernism, life writing, ethnic studies, or ecocriticism derive their potential precisely from the politicized interrelation of personal experience and critical practice. To acknowledge this potential, many scholars of American Studies explore the complex ways in which their own location may inform their work. It is from this tension between lived experience and the textualization of this experience that American Studies derives its greatest productivity. This volume sets out to trace some of these issues, highlighting the many ways in which American Studies scholars have been living American Studies, extending their fields beyond the narrow boundaries of traditional academia.

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As a discipline, American Studies has certainly been one of the most dynamic fields not only of research but also of teaching. This volume argues that one reason for this dynamism lies in the refusal of American Studies practitioners, both in the U.S. and around the globe, to separate life from art and criticism. Fields such as postmodernism, life writing, ethnic studies, or ecocriticism derive their potential precisely from the politicized interrelation of personal experience and critical practice. To acknowledge this potential, many scholars of American Studies explore the complex ways in which their own location may inform their work. It is from this tension between lived experience and the textualization of this experience that American Studies derives its greatest productivity. This volume sets out to trace some of these issues, highlighting the many ways in which American Studies scholars have been "living American Studies," extending their fields beyond the narrow boundaries of traditional academia.

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Assisted by Mita Banerjee (Editor), Carme Birkle (Editor), Carmen Birkle (Editor), Bärbel Höttges (Editor), Bärbel Höttges et al (Editor), Manfred Siebald (Editor), Nicole Waller (Editor)
Publisher Universitätsverlag Winter
 
Languages English, German
Product format Hardback
Released 09.03.2011
 
EAN 9783825358464
ISBN 978-3-8253-5846-4
No. of pages 413
Weight 583 g
Series American Studies / A Monograph Series
American Studies
American Studies / A Monograph Series
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > English linguistics / literary studies

Amerikanische Literatur, Amerikanistik, American Studies, Multikulturalität, Transnationalität, autobiographisches Schreiben, Ecocriticism

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