Discovering Difference

Discovering Difference : Contemporary Essays in American Culture

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"This is a very fresh assembly of a wide range of brilliant, learned, adventurous and candid essays that does as much as one book can to communicate the spectrum of all that is happening in the criticism of American literature these days." - Mitchell Breitwieser. Approaching the cultural concept of 'difference' from a variety of perspectives, "Discovering Difference" represents the spectrum of subjects and modes of analyses currently employed in literary and cultural studies. Marx, Freud, Derrida, Lacan, feminist, and African American criticism are all employed to investigate topics ranging from cultural encounters at the time of the European conquest of the Americas to the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings. The contributors are Eva Cherniavsky, Jonathan Elmer, Michael T. Gilmore, Myra Jehlen, James H. Justus, Christoph K. Lohmann, Terence Martin, Carolyn A. Mitchell, Michael Rogin, Cary Wolfe, and Cynthia Griffin more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 156.5 x 235.7 x 15.2mm | 413.05g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253208157
  • 9780253208156

Table of contents

Concert Introduction Christoph K. Lohmann Why Did the European Cross the Ocean? A Seventeenth-Century Riddle Myra Jehlen American Literature Discovers Columbus Terence Martin Charlotte TempleOs Remains Eva Cherniavsky The Underheard Reader in the Writing of the Old Southwest James H. Justus Poe, Plagiarism, and the Prescriptive Right of the Mob Jonathan Elmer Hawthorne and the Making of the Middle Class Michael T. Gilmore OMargaret GarnerO: A Cincinnati Story Cynthia Griffin Wolff Antinomies of Liberalism: The Politics of OBeliefO and the Project of Americanist Criticism Cary Wolfe The Great Mother Domesticated: Sexual Difference and Sexual Indifference in D. W. GriffithOs Intolerance Michael Rogin Choicelessness as Choice: The Conflation of Racism and Sexism Carolyn A. Mitchell Contributorsshow more