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American literature and global time, 1812-59

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American Literature and Global Time, 1812-59 explores the effects of the early stages of globalization on time consciousness in antebellum American literature and non-fiction. It argues that oceanic trade, extracontinental imperialism, immigration, and Pacific exploration all affected how antebellum Americans configured their national pasts, presents, and futures. The ensuing pluralisation of time that followed disallowed cogent conceptions of national identity. It analyses transn...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:0c1a68fe-2e17-48bd-851b-00133ca256f0
Local pid:
ora:7191

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