March 7, 2017

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American by Nicolas S. Witschi

By Nicolas S. Witschi

A significant other to the Literature and tradition of the yankee West offers a chain of essays that discover the old and modern cultural expressions rooted in America's western states.

  • Offers a complete method of the big variety of cultural expressions originating within the westContent:
    Chapter 1 Imagining the West (pages 1–10): Nicolas S. Witschi
    Chapter 2 Exploration, buying and selling, Trapping, shuttle, and Early Fiction, 1780–1850 (pages 11–28): Edward Watts
    Chapter three Worlds of ask yourself and Ambition: Gold Rush California and the tradition of Mining Bonanzas within the North American West (pages 29–47): Peter J. Blodgett
    Chapter four The Literate West of Nineteenth?Century Periodicals (pages 48–62): Tara Penry
    Chapter five A background of yank Women's Western Books, 1833–1928 (pages 63–80): Nina Baym
    Chapter 6 Literary Cultures of the yank Southwest (pages 81–97): Daniel Worden
    Chapter 7 Literary Cartography of the nice Plains (pages 98–114): Susan Naramore Maher
    Chapter eight The Literary Northern Rockies because the final top position (pages 115–129): O. Alan Weltzien
    Chapter nine North by way of Northwest: The final Frontier of Western Literature (pages 130–144): Eric Heyne
    Chapter 10 Chronotopes of the Asian American West (pages 145–160): Hsuan L. Hsu
    Chapter eleven African American Literature and tradition and the yankee West (pages 161–176): Michael okay. Johnson
    Chapter 12 legendary Frontiers: appear future, Aztlan, and the Cosmic Race (pages 177–190): John L. Escobedo
    Chapter thirteen Writing the Indigenous West (pages 191–212): Kathleen Washburn
    Chapter 14 Framing category within the Rural West: Cowboys, Double?Wides, and McMansions (pages 213–228): Nancy Cook
    Chapter 15 Postcolonial West (pages 229–243): Alex Hunt
    Chapter sixteen New West, city and Suburban areas, Postwest (pages 244–260): Krista Comer
    Chapter 17 What we discuss after we speak about Western paintings (pages 261–280): Brian W. Dippie
    Chapter 18 “All Hat and No Cattle”: Romance, Realism, and overdue Nineteenth?Century Western American Fiction (pages 281–296): Gary Scharnhorst
    Chapter 19 The Coyote Nature of Cowboy Poetry (pages 297–315): Barbara Barney Nelson
    Chapter 20 “The Wind Blew them Away”: Folksinging the West, 1880–1930 (pages 316–335): David Fenimore
    Chapter 21 Autobiography (pages 336–352): Gioia Woods
    Chapter 22 Housing the yankee West: Western Women's Literature, Early 20th Century and past (pages 353–366): Cathryn Halverson
    Chapter 23 The Apple does not fall faraway from the Tree: Western American Literature and Environmental Literary feedback (pages 367–379): Hal Crimmel
    Chapter 24 Detective Fiction (pages 380–394): Nicolas S. Witschi
    Chapter 25 the yankee Western movie (pages 395–408): Corey ok. Creekmur
    Chapter 26 Post?Western Cinema (pages 409–424): Neil Campbell
    Chapter 27 the USA Unscripted: acting the Wild West (pages 425–442): Jefferson D. Slagle
    Chapter 28 Revising Public reminiscence within the American West: local American functionality within the Ramona open air Play (pages 443–461): Karen E. Ramirez
    Chapter 29 Omnimedia advertising: The Case of The Lone Ranger (pages 462–482): Chadwick Allen
    Chapter 30 The Nuclear Southwest (pages 483–498): Audrey Goodman
    Chapter 31 Ranging over Stegner's Arid West: Mobility as Adaptive method (pages 499–513): Bonney MacDonald
    Chapter 32 the worldwide West: Temporality, Spatial Politics, and Literary creation (pages 514–527): Susan Kollin
    Chapter 33 Tumbling cube: the matter of Las Vegas (pages 528–545): Stephen Tatum and Nathaniel Lewis

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In 1856, Sacramento’s Forrest Theater could offer the “Grand Complimentary Testimonial to Mr. Jas. Stark” playing the role of Sir John Falstaff in Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor accompanied by a “sailor’s hornpipe” and a “Fancy Dance” performed by Miss Louisa Graves and “La Petite Susan Robinson,” respectively, with the play “The Iron Chest or, The Mysterious Murder” to open the evening’s festivities. While many residents of San Francisco or Sacramento might applaud such performances as symbols of the increasing sophistication and cultivation present in their communities, no Gold Rush city or town could afford to jettison the more roughand-tumble entertainments wanted by other Argonauts.

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