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Cultural Narratives

Textuality and Performance in American Culture Before 1900

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Paperback / softback

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This collection of original essays examines debates on how written, printed, visual, and performed works produced meaning in American culture before 1900. The contributors argue that America has been a multimedia culture since the eighteenth century. According to Sandra M. Gustafson, the verbal arts before 1900 manifest a strikingly rich pattern of development and change. From the wide variety of indigenous traditions, through the initial productions of settler communities, to the elaboration's of colonial, postcolonial, and national expressive forms, the shifting dynamics of performed, manuscript-based, and printed verbal art capture critical elements of rapidly changing societies. The contributors address performances of religion and government, race and gender, poetry, theatre, and song. Their studies are based on texts - intended for reading silently or out loud - maps, recovered speech, and pictorial sources. As these essays demonstrate, media, even when they appear to be fixed, reflected a dynamic American experience.

Author Biography

SANDRA M. GUSTAFSON is associate professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. CAROLINE F. SLOAT is director of scholarly publications at the American Antiquarian Society.
Release date Australia
April 15th, 2010
Contributors
Edited by Caroline F. Sloat Edited by Sandra M. Gustafson
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
18 halftones
Imprint
University of Notre Dame Press
Pages
416
Dimensions
150x226x25
ISBN-13
9780268029760
Product ID
4181671

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