By Sylvia Söderlind,James Taylor Carson
An incisive and large ranging examine a robust strength and delusion in American tradition and historical past, American Exceptionalisms unearths the centuries-old patience of the idea that the U.S. is a phenomenal country, in being either an instance to the area and exempt from the principles of overseas legislations. students from North the United States and Europe hint types of the rhetoric of exceptionalism via a large number of ancient, cultural, and political phenomena, from John Winthrop’s imaginative and prescient of the “cittie on a hill” and the Salem witch trials within the 17th century to The Blair Witch venture and Oprah Winfrey’s “Child Predator Watch record” within the twenty-first century. the 1st set of essays concentrate on constitutive ancient moments within the improvement of the parable, rom early exploration narratives via political debates within the early republic to twentieth-century immigration debates. The latter essays handle the function of exceptionalism within the “war on terror” and such cornerstones of contemporary pop culture equivalent to the horror tales of H.P. Lovecraft, the songs of Steve Earle, and the Oprah Winfrey show.
Sylvia Söderlind is affiliate Professor of English Language and Literature at Queen's college, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She is the writer of Margin/Alias: Language and Colonization in Canadian and Québécois Fiction (Toronto: college of Toronto Press, 1991) and articles on American, Canadian and Québécois fiction, “ghostmodernism” and translation, and the politics of metaphor released in, between others, Canadian evaluate of Comparative Literature, Ariel, Essays in Canadian Writing, Voix et pictures, RS/SI, New Feminism evaluate (Japan), ARTES (Sweden).
James Taylor Carson is Professor of background and affiliate Dean within the college of Arts and technology at Queen's college, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. His scholarship specializes in the ethnohistory of local peoples within the American South, and he has released books at the topic, looking for the intense course: The Mississippi Choctaws from Prehistory to removing (Lincoln: college of Nebraska Press, 1999) and Making an Atlantic global: Circles, Paths, and tales from the Colonial South (Knoxville: collage of Tennessee Press, 2007).
“…quality essays that mirror the hot willingness to problem exceptionalist dogma.” — magazine of yankee History
Sylvia Söderlind is affiliate Professor of English at Queen’s college in Canada. She is the writer of Margin/Alias: Language and Colonization in Canadian and Québécois Fiction.
James Taylor Carson is Professor of heritage and affiliate Dean within the college of Arts and technology at Queen’s college in Canada. he's the writer of constructing an Atlantic international: Circles, Paths, and tales from the Colonial South and looking out for the brilliant direction: The Mississippi Choctaws from Prehistory to Removal.
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American Exceptionalisms: From Winthrop to Winfrey by Sylvia Söderlind,James Taylor Carson