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A Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America

A Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America by Susan Castillo
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This broad introduction to Colonial American literatures brings out the comparative and transatlantic nature of the writing of this period and highlights the interactions between native, non-scribal groups, and Europeans that helped to shape early American writing.
  • Situates the writing of this period in its various historical and cultural contexts, including colonialism, imperialism, diaspora, and nation formation.
  • Highlights interactions between native, non-scribal groups and Europeans during the early centuries of exploration.
  • Covers a wide range of approaches to defining and reading early American writing.
  • Looks at the development of regional spheres of influence in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
  • Serves as a vital adjunct to Castillo and Schweitzer’s ‘The Literatures of Colonial America: An Anthology’ (Blackwell Publishing, 2001).
Wiley; April 2008
626 pages; ISBN 9781405152082
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Title: A Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America
Author: Susan Castillo; Ivy Schweitzer
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