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The Plantation in the Postslavery Imagination

ISBN : 9780195377156

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Author: 
Elizabeth Christine Russ
Pages
224 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
165 x 245 mm
Pub date
Jan 2010
Series
Imagining the Americas
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The Plantation in the Postslavery Imagination examines the persistent presence of the plantation in trans-American literatures of the last century. Russ conceives the plantation to be not primarily a physical location, but rather an ideological and psychological trope through which intersecting histories of the New World are told and retold. The permutations of this imagined site (as something related to but separate from the real plantation) illuminate a number of fundamental issues of concern in Latin American and transnational American studies. The book's comparative analyses engage in debates over gender, race, and nation by emphasizing a series of differences: between modern and postmodern imaginaries, the United States and Spanish America, and continental and island plantation societies.

Index: 

INTRODUCTION: THE PARADOXICAL PLANTATION
1. Modern Plantation Imaginaries: I'll Take My Stand & Cuban Counterpoint
2. Race and Romance in the Americas: Iphigenia & The Sheltered Life
3. Women, Nation, and the "Problematic of Space": Garden & Delta Wedding
4. Postmodern Plantation Imaginaries: The Repeating Island & Faulkner, Mississippi
5. New World Silences, New World Songs: Stairway for Electra & Corregidora
6. Redressing the Big House: Paradise & Sirena Selena
CONCLUSION
WORKS CITED
NOTES
INDEX

About the author: 

Elizabeth Christine Russ is Assistant Professor of Spanish Language and Latin American Literature at Southern Methodist University.

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