The Fiction Of America: Performance And The Cultural Imaginary In Literature And Film

August 15, 2013|
The Fiction Of America: Performance And The Cultural Imaginary In Literature And Film by Susanne Hamscha
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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 disruptive, spectral moments in the narrative of “America,” which confront American culture with its inherent inconsistencies. 
Susanne Hamscha is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Göttingen.  
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Title:The Fiction Of America: Performance And The Cultural Imaginary In Literature And Film
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:350 pages, 8.38 X 5.5 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:350 pages, 8.38 X 5.5 X 0.9 in
Published:August 15, 2013
Publisher:Campus Verlag
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783593398723

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