Early American Literature: A Bibliography of Secondary Material


(Call numbers are to the Lehigh University library)

Appleby, Joyce.  "A Different Kind of Independence: The Postwar Restructuring of the Historical Study of Early America."  William and Mary Quarterly 50.2 (1993): 245-67.  (973.05 W728)

Baym, Nina.  "Early Histories of American Literature: A Chapter in the Institution of New England."  American Literary History 1.3 (1989): 459-88.  (810.5 A5122)   (Revised in her Feminism and American Literary History, 1992, 810.9 B359f.)

---.  "Melodramas of Beset Manhood: How Theories of American Fiction Exclude Women Authors."  American Quarterly 33.2 (1981): 123-39.  (051 A51qu)   (Reprinted in her Feminism and American Literary History, 1992, 810.9 B359f.)

Bercovitch, Sacvan, gen. ed.  The Cambridge History of American Literature, Volume 1:1590-1820.  New York: Cambridge UP, 1994.  (R 810.9 C178)

---.  "The Problem of Ideology in American Literary History."  Critical Inquiry 12.4 (1986): 631-53.  (805 C9343)   (Reprinted in his Rites of Assent, 1993, 810.9 B486r.)

Bercovitch, Sacvan, and Myra Jehlen, eds.  Ideology and Classic American Literature.  New York: Cambridge UP, 1986.  (810.9358 I19)
Butts, Francis.  "The Myth of Perry Miller."  American Historical Review 87.4 (1982): 665-94.  (905 A51)

Carafiol, Peter.  The American Ideal: Literary History as a Worldly Activity.  New York: Oxford UP, 1991.  (810.9 C258a)

---.  "The Constraints of History: Revision and Revolution in American Literary Studies."  College English  50.6 (1988): 605-22.  (420.5 C697)   (Incorporated into his American Ideal, 1991, 810.9 C258a)

---.  "The New Orthodoxy: Ideology and the Institution of American Literary History."  American Literature 59.4 (1987): 626-38.  (051 A506)   (Incorporated into his American Ideal, 1991, 810.9 C258a)

Crews, Frederick.  "Whose American Renaissance?"  New York Review of Books 35, no. 16 (Oct 27, 1988): 68-81.  (micro)

De Prospo, R. C. "Marginalizing Early American Literature."  New Literary History 23.2 (1992): 233-65.  (805 N553)

Derounian-Stodola, Kathryn Zabelle, ed.  "Critical Theory and Early American Literature."  Round Table section of Early American Literature 34.1 (1999): 84-112.  (810.5 E12)

Elliott, Emory.  "American Literary History: Past and Present."  American Literature  57.4 (1985): 611-25.  (051 A506)

---, gen. ed.  Columbia Literary History of the United States.  New York: Columbia UP, 1988.  (810.9 C726 )

Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth.  "Between Individualism and Fragmentation: American Culture and the New Literary Studies of Race and Gender."  American Quarterly 42.1 (1990): 7-34.  (051 A51qu)

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.  Loose Canons: Notes on the Culture Wars.  New York: Oxford UP, 1992.  (810.9896 G259l)

Gould, Philip.  "Virtue, Ideology, and the American Revolution: The Legacy of the Republican Synthesis."  American Literary History 5.3 (1993): 564-77.  (810.5 A5122)

Graff, Gerald.  "The Promise of American Literature Studies."   Professing Literature: An Institutional History.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1987.  209-25.  (801.9 G736p)

Greene, Jack P.  The Intellectual Construction of America: Exceptionalism and Identity from 1492 to 1800.  Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1993.  (973 G811i)

Greene, Jack P., and J. R. Pole.  Colonial British America:  Essays in the New History of the Early Modern Era.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1984.  (973.207 C719)
Gura, Philip F.  "The Study of Colonial American Literature, 1966-1987: A Vade Mecum."  William and Mary Quarterly 45.2 (1988): 305-41.  (973.05 W728)
---.  "Turning Our World Upside Down: Reconceiving Early American Literature."  American Literature 63.1 (1991): 104-12.  (051 A506)
Hall, David D.  "On Common Ground: The Coherence of American Puritan Studies."  William and Mary Quarterly 44.2 (1987):193-229.  (973.05 W728)

Harris, Sharon.  "Contemporary Theories and Early American Literature."  Early American Literature 29.2 (1994): 183-89.  (810.5 E12)
Jay, Gregory S.  "The End of 'American' Literature: Toward a Multicultural Practice."  College English 53.3 (1991): 264-81.  (420.5 C697)   (Reprinted in his American Literature and the Culture Wars, 1997, 810.9 J421a)

Kartiganer, Donald, and Malcolm A. Griffith.  Theories of American Literature.  New York: Macmillan, 1972.  (810.9 K182t)
Kolodny, Annette.  "The Integrity of Memory: Creating a New  Literary History of the United States."  American Literature 57.2 (1985): 291-307.  (051 A507)

---.  "Letting Go Our Grand Obsessions: Notes Toward a New Literary History of the American Frontiers."  American Literature 64.1 (1992): 1-18.  (051 A507)

---.  "A Map for Rereading: Or, Gender and the Interpretation of Literary Texts."  New Literary History  11.4 (1980): 451-67.  (805 N553)

Krupat, Arnold.  The Voice in the Margin: Native American Literature and the Canon.  Berkeley:  U of California P, 1989.  (810.9897 K94v)

Lauter, Paul, et al. Heath Anthology of American Literature.  Boston: D.C. Heath, 1990.  (810.8 H437)

---.  "The Literatures of America--A Comparative Discipline."  Canons and Contexts.  New York: Oxford UP, 1991.  48-96.  (810.9 L389c)   (Revision of essay in Redefining American Literary History.  Ed. A. LaVonne Brown Ruoff & Jerry W. Ward, Jr.  New York: Modern Language Association, 1990.  [810.99206 R314])

---.  "Race and Gender in the Shaping of the American Literary Canon: A Case Study from the Twenties."  Canons and Contexts. New York: Oxford UP, 1991.  22-47.  (810.9 L389c)

Matthiessen. F. O.  American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman.  New York: Oxford UP, 1941.  (810.9 M433a)

Miller, Perry.  Errand into the Wilderness.  Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1956.  (917.03 M649)

Mulford, Carla, ed.  Expanding the Early American Canon.  Spec. issue of Resources for American Literature Study.  19.2 (1993): 165-308.  (Gallagher)

---.  "Seated amid the Rainbow: On Teaching American Writings to 1800."  American Literature 65.2 (1993): 342-48.  (051 A506)

Parker, Hershel.  "The Price of Diversity: An Ambivalent Minority Report on the American Literary Canon."  College Literature 18.3 (1991): 15-29.  (805 C697)

Parrington, Vernon Louis.  Main Currents in American Thought: The Colonial Mind.  New York: Harcourt Brace, 1930.  (810.9 P26 1930)

Pease, Donald E.  "New Americanists: Revisionist Interventions Into the Canon."  Boundary 2 17.1 (1990): 1-37.  (not at Lehigh)

Porter, Carolyn.  "What We Know That We Don't Know: Remapping American Literary Studies."  American Literary History 6.3 (1994): 467-526.  (810.5 A5122)

Radway, Janice.  " 'What's in a Name?' Presidential Address to the American Studies Association, November 20, 1998."  American Quarterly 51.1 (1999): 1-32.  (051 A51qu)

Reising, Russell J.  The Unusable Past: Theory and the Study of American Literature.  New York: Methuen, 1986.  (810.9 R377u)

Ruland, Richard.  "Art and a Better America."  American Literary History 3.2 (1991): 337-59.  (810.5 A5122)

Ruoff, A. LaVonne Brown, and Jerry W. Ward, Jr. ,eds.  Redefining American Literary History.  New York: Modern Language Association, 1990.  (810.99206 R314)

Saldivar, Jose David.  The Dialectics of Our America: Genealogy, Cultural Critique, and Literary History.  Durham:  Duke UP, 1991.  (809.8973 S162d)

Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr.  The Disuniting of America.  New York: Norton, 1992.  (973 S342d)

Shumway, David R.  Creating American Civilization: A Genealogy of American Literature as an Academic Discipline.  Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1994.  (810.7 S562c)
Spengemann, William C.  "Early American Literature and the Project of Literary History."  American Literary History 5.3  (1993): 512-41.  (810.5 A5122)  (Incorporated into his A New World of Words: Redefining Early American Literature, 1994, 810.9001 S747)
---.  A Mirror For Americanists: Reflections on the Idea of American Literature.  Hanover: UP of New England, 1989.   (810.9 S747m)

Spiller, Robert.  "Address to the Reader."  Literary History of  the United States. Vol. 1.  New York: Macmillan, 1948.  xiii- xx.  (810.9 L776)
Tichi, Cecelia.  "American Literary Studies to the Civil War."  Redrawing the Boundaries: The Transformation of English and American Literary Studies.  Ed. Stephen Greenblatt and Giles Gunn.  New York: Modern Language Association, 1992.  209-31.  (820.90001 R321)

Tompkins, Jane.  "'Indians': Textualism, Morality, and the Problem of History."  Critical Inquiry 13.1 (1986): 101-19.  (805 C9343)

---.  Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of American Fiction, 1790-1860.  New York: Oxford UP, 1985.  (813.09 T662s)

Trilling, Lionel.  The Liberal Imagination: Essays on Literature and Society.  New York: Viking, 1950.  (809 T829 Li)

Wise, Gene.  "'Paradigm Dramas' in American Studies: A Cultural and Institutional History of the Movement."  American Quarterly 31.2 (1979): 293-337.  (051 A51qu) 

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