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Published: 24 November 2016

592 Pages | 20 illus.


ISBN: 9780190623999

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Antipodean America

Australasia and the Constitution of U. S. Literature

Paul Giles

Oxford Studies in American Literary History

  • First major study on how Australasia has shaped the trajectory of what is now known as American literature
  • Fresh and incisive readings of central figures in American literature, including Ben Franklin, Charles Brockden Brown, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Mark Twain
  • Opens up the new direction of transpacific study of US culture, a departure from the transatlantic trend of the past two decades
  • Authored by one of the most significant scholars of US literary studies working today