The Edinburgh Companion to Atlantic Literary Studies– edited by Leslie Eckel and Clare Elliott

Hardcover| Published: 01 November 2016 | 512 Pages | 3 b+w illustrations | 6.69 x 9.61 inches | ISBN: 9781474402941
This Companion offers a critical overview of the diverse and dynamic field of Atlantic literary studies, with contributions by distinguished scholars on a series of topics that define the area. The essays focus on literature and culture from first contact to the present, exploring fruitful Atlantic connections across space and time, across national cultures, and embracing literature, culture and society. This research collection proposes that the analysis of literature and culture does not depend solely upon geographical setting to uncover textual meaning. Instead, it offers Atlantic connections based around migration, race, gender and sexuality, ecologies, and other significant ideological crossovers in the Atlantic World. The result is an exciting new critical map written by leading international researchers of a lively and expanding field.

 

  • “This Companion offers a critical overview of the diverse and dynamic
    field of Atlantic literary studies, with contributions by distinguished
    scholars on a series of topics that define the area. The essays focus on
    literature and culture from first contact to the present, exploring
    fruitful Atlantic connections across space and time, across national
    cultures, and embracing literature, culture and society.” Truly important subject. I hope it goes well!