ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: November 21, 2002
Special Relationships: Anglo-American Affinities and Antagonisms 1854-1936
Edited by Janet Beer; Edited by Bridget Bennett
Opening up readings of canonical and non-canonical writers in the growing field of transatlanticism, this text is the product of contemporary theorization of the role and significance of the Atlantic in recent years. It discusses diverse and innovative interventions in the field of Anglo-American literary relations and reveals previously unresearched connections between writers on both sides of the Atlantic: for example Gertrude Stein and Alfred North Whitehead. In addition, the volume provides discussion on Scottish-American literary relations; the Atlanticist dimension of spiritualism; American interventions in the debate about the Highland clearances and American slavery and British pastoralism.