Why is English Literature?: Language and Letters for the Twenty-First Century (BOK)

Thomas Paul Bonfiglio

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Why is English synonymous with literature in the United States? At the turn of the twentieth century, literature courses were taught in the original language, and English did not signify literature any more than did French, Italian, or other modern languages. Fifty years later, English had colonized literature, and non-English literatures became configured as "foreign language study." This timely and important intervention into an on-going debate shows how the multilingual population of American faculty and students became progressively more monoglot, as did the configuration of literary studies. Thomas Paul Bonfiglio locates these changes within the anti-immigration, xenophobic, anti-labor, mercantile, militarist, and technocratic ideologies that arose in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century and recommends the return of literary studies and the humanities to their roots.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Thomas Paul Bonfiglio
ISBN 9781137379870
Antall sider 174 Dimensjoner 14cm x 21,6cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 372 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary theory