A Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America by P-Wiley


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									A Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture

Editor: Susan Castillo
Editor: Ivy Schweitzer

Edition: 1

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).
Author Bio
Susan Castillo
Susan Castillo is John Nichol Professor of American Literature at Glasgow University. Her books include
Notes from the Periphery: Marginality in North American Literature and Culture (1995), Engendering
Identities (1996) and Native American Women in Literature and Culture (1997, with Victor Da Rosa).

Ivy Schweitzer
Ivy Schweitzer is Associate Professor of English at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, and
teaches in the Women's Studies, Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies Programs. She is the author
of The Work of Self-Representation: Lyric Poetry in Colonial New England (1991).

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