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Introduction: The Evolution of Critical Transnationalism

Paul Giles

in Transnationalism in Practice

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780748640492
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652129 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640492.003.0015
Introduction: The Evolution of Critical Transnationalism

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This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about the evolution of critical studies. The essays in the book trace the evolution of critical transnationalism as it developed through the 1980s and 1990s, and describe the changes in American studies, literature and religion during this period. The book analyses the works of several American authors, traces the circulation of secularised forms of Catholicism in U.S. culture and discusses slave narratives.

Keywords: critical studies; transnationalism; American studies; literature; religion; American authors; Catholicism; slave narratives

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Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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