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Michael Boyden Predicting the past
the paradoxes of American literary history
Drawing from the social theories of Niklas Luhmann and Mary Douglas, Predicting the Past advocates a reflexive understanding of the paradoxical institutional dynamic of American literary history as a professional discipline and field of study. Contrary to most disciplinary accounts, Michael Boyden resists the utopian impulse to offer supposedly definitive solutions for the legitimation crises besetting American literature studies by "going beyond" its inherited racist, classist, and sexist underpinnings....
Engels, 214 pagina's (PDF, 4,5 MB), Universitaire Pers Leuven, Leuven, 2017
Nicoline van der Sijs Cookies, coleslaw, and stoops
the influence of Dutch on the North American Languages
In 1609, the first Dutch settlers arrived in America and established trading posts, small towns, and forts up and down what we now call the Hudson River. To this day, American children are taught the thrilling history of the transformation of this settlement, New Netherland, and its capital, New Amsterdam, from landmark port into present-day New York State and the island of Manhattan. But, the Dutch legacy extended far beyond New York, as Cookies, Coleslaw and Stoops reveals.From Santa Claus (after...
Engels, 320 pagina's (ePub2, 11 MB), Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, 2011