The Oxford Handbook of Twentieth-Century American Literature

Bow (Co-editor), Leslie, and Russ Castronovo (Co-editor). The Oxford Handbook of Twentieth-Century American Literature. Oxford University Press, 2022. Print.

An essential and field-defining resource, this volume brings fresh approaches to major US novels, poetry, and performance literature of the twentieth century. With sections on ‘structures’, ‘movements’, ‘attachments’, and ‘imaginaries’, this handbook brings a new set of tools and perspectives to the rich and diverse traditions of American literary production. The editors have turned to leading as well as up-and-coming scholars in the field to foreground methodological concerns that assess the challenges of transnational perspectives, critical race and indigenous studies, disability and care studies, environmental criticism, affect studies, gender analysis, media and sound studies, and other cutting-edge approaches. The 20 original chapters include the discussion of working-class literature, border narratives, children’s literature, novels of late-capitalism, nuclear poetry, fantasies of whiteness, and Native American, African American, Asian American, and Latinx creative texts.

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