Nationalism and Literature: The Politics of Culture in Canada and the United States
Sarah Corse's analysis of nearly two hundred American and Canadian novels offers a theory of national literatures. Demonstrating that national canon formation occurs in tandem with nation-building, and that canonical novels play a symbolic role in this, this 1996 book accounts for cross-national literary differences, addresses issues of mediation and representation in theories of 'reflection', and illuminates the historically constructed nature of the relationship between literature and the nation-state.
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Introduction cultural fields and literary use
Nationbuilding and the historical timing of a national literature in the United States
Nationbuilding and the historical timing of a national literature in Canada
The canonical novels the politics of cultural nationalism
The literary prize winners revision and renewal
The bestsellers the economics of publishing and the convergence of popular taste
Literary meaning and cultural use
The canonical novels
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