A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West

Title

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West

Department

English

Document Type

Book

Files

Description

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West presents a series of essays that explore the historic and contemporary cultural expressions rooted in America's western states. Offers a comprehensive approach to the wide range of cultural expressions originating in the west. Focuses on the intersections, complexities, and challenges found within and between the different historical and cultural groups that define the west's various distinctive regions Addresses traditionally familiar icons and ideas about the west (such as cowboys, wide-open spaces, and violence) and their intersections with urbanization and other regional complexities Features essays written by many of the leading scholars in western American cultural studies

ISBN

9781405187336

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

City

Chichester

Keywords

American West, literature, culture

Disciplines

American Literature

Comments

Nicolas Witschi is the editor