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The Resource The origins of American literature studies : an institutional history, Elizabeth Renker

The origins of American literature studies : an institutional history, Elizabeth Renker

Label
The origins of American literature studies : an institutional history
Title
The origins of American literature studies
Title remainder
an institutional history
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Renker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although American literature is a standard subject in the American college curriculum, a century ago few people thought it should be taught there. Elizabeth Renker uncovers the complex historical process through which American literature overcame its image of aesthetic and historical inferiority to become an important field for academic study and research. Renker's extensive original archival research focuses on four institutions of higher education serving distinct regional, class, race and gender populations. She argues that American literature's inferior image arose from its affiliation with non-elite schools, teachers and students, and that it had to overcome this social identity in order to achieve status as serious knowledge. Renker's revisionary analysis is an important contribution to the intellectual history of the United States and will be of interest to anyone studying, teaching or researching American literature
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Renker, Elizabeth
Dewey number
810.71/173
Index
index present
LC call number
PS25
LC item number
.R46 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
Series volume
154
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • United States
  • Literature and society
  • Criticism
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Canon (Literature)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Criticism
  • Intellectual life
  • Literature and society
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • United States
Label
The origins of American literature studies : an institutional history, Elizabeth Renker
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-211) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
192136717
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 219 pages).
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511367823
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)192136717
Label
The origins of American literature studies : an institutional history, Elizabeth Renker
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-211) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
192136717
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 219 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511367823
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)192136717

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