A Companion to the Literatures of Colonial America

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This broad introduction to Colonial American literatures brings out the comparative and transatlantic nature of the writing of this period and highlights the interactions between native, non-scribal groups, and Europeans that helped to shape early American writing.<br /> <ul class=”noindent”> <li>Situates the writing of this period in its various historical and cultural contexts, including colonialism, imperialism, diaspora, and nation formation.<br /> </li> <li>Highlights interactions between native, non-scribal groups and Europeans during the early centuries of exploration.<br /> </li> <li>Covers a wide range of approaches to defining and reading early American writing.<br /> </li> <li>Looks at the development of regional spheres of influence in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.<br /> </li> <li>Serves as a vital adjunct to Castillo and Schweitzer’s ‘The Literatures of Colonial America: An Anthology’ (Blackwell Publishing, 2001).</li> </ul>

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