Turns of Event

American literary studies has undergone a series of field redefinitions that have been described as turns, whether transnational, aesthetic, or affective. Turns of Event: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies in Motion argues that the propensity of the field to reinvent itself without dissolution is one of its greatest strengths.

Turns of Event
Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies in Motion

Hester Blum

2016 | 224 pages | Paper $27.50
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Table of Contents

Introduction. Academic Positioning Systems
—Hester Blum

PART I. PROVOCATIONS
Chapter 1. Turn It Up: Affects, Structures of Feeling, and Face-to-Face Education
—Geoffrey Sanborn
Chapter 2. Literary History, Book History, and Media Studies
—Meredith L. McGill
Chapter 3. The Cartographic Turn and American Literary Studies: Of Maps, Mappings, and the Limits of Metaphor
—Martin Brückner
Chapter 4. Twists and Turns
—Christopher Castiglia

PART II. TURN-BY-TURN DIRECTIONS: TRANSNATIONAL, HEMISPHERIC, OCEANIC
Chapter 5. Of Turns and Paradigm Shifts: Humanities, Science, and Transnational American Studies
—Ralph Bauer
Chapter 6. The Geopolitics and Tropologies of the American Turn
—Monique Allewaert
Chapter 7. The Caribbean Turn in C19 American Literary Studies
—Sean X. Goudie
Chapter 8. Oceanic Turns and American Literary History in Global Context
—Michelle Burnham

Notes
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments