EDINBURGH STUDIES IN TRANSATLANTIC LITERATURES
Series Editors: Susan Manning & Andrew Taylor
Modern global culture makes it clear that literary study can no longer operate on nation-based or exceptionalist models. In practice, American literatures have always been understood and defined in relation to the literatures of Europe and Asia. The books in this series work within a broad comparative framework to question place-based identities and monocular visions, in historical contexts from the earliest European settlements to contemporary affairs, and across all literary genres. They explore the multiple ways in which ideas, texts, objects, and bodies travel across spatial and temporal borders, generating powerful forms of contrast and affinity. The Edinburgh Studies in Transatlantic Literatures series fosters new paradigms of exchange, circulation, and transformation for transatlantic literary studies, expanding the critical and theoretical work of this rapidly developing field.
This series is the first of its kind and includes innovative monographs, a Reader in Literary Transatlantic Studies exploring the theoretical and historical frameworks of transatlantic literary connections, and a forthcoming Transatlantic Literary Anthology.