By Sylvia Söderlind,James Taylor Carson
An incisive and huge ranging examine a robust strength and fable in American tradition and background, American Exceptionalisms finds the centuries-old patience of the idea that the U.S. is a phenomenal kingdom, in being either an instance to the area and exempt from the foundations of overseas legislations. students from North the United States and Europe hint types of the rhetoric of exceptionalism via a mess of old, 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 undertaking and Oprah Winfrey’s “Child Predator Watch checklist” within the twenty-first century. the 1st set of essays specialise in constitutive old 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 tackle the function of exceptionalism within the “war on terror” and such cornerstones of recent pop culture similar 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 collage, 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 overview of Comparative Literature, Ariel, Essays in Canadian Writing, Voix et photographs, 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 collage, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. His scholarship specializes in the ethnohistory of local peoples within the American South, and he has released books at the topic, trying to find the intense course: The Mississippi Choctaws from Prehistory to elimination (Lincoln: college of Nebraska Press, 1999) and Making an Atlantic international: Circles, Paths, and tales from the Colonial South (Knoxville: collage of Tennessee Press, 2007).
“…quality essays that mirror the recent 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 historical past and affiliate Dean within the school of Arts and technological know-how at Queen’s college in Canada. he's the writer of creating an Atlantic international: Circles, Paths, and tales from the Colonial South and looking out for the intense direction: The Mississippi Choctaws from Prehistory to Removal.
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American Exceptionalisms: From Winthrop to Winfrey by Sylvia Söderlind,James Taylor Carson