Overview:Immunity's Sovereignty and Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century American Literature - Pivotal Studies in the Global American Literary Imagination - Immunity's Sovereignty and Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century American Literature tracks flashpoint events in U.S. history, constituting a genealogy of the effectiveness and resilience of the concept of immunity in democratic culture. Rick Rodriguez argues that following the American Revolution the former colonies found themselves subject to foreign and domestic threats imperiling their independence. Wars with North African regencies, responses to the Haitian revolution, reactions to the specter and reality of slave rebellion in the antebellum South, and plans to acquire Cuba to ease tensions between the states all constituted immunizing responses that helped define the conceptual and aesthetic protocols by which the U.S. represented itself to itself and to the world's nations as distinct, exemplary, and vulnerable. Rodriguez examines these events as expressions of an immunitary logic that was-and still is- frequently deployed to legitimate state authority. Rodriguez identifies contradictions in literary texts' dramatizations of these transnational events and their attending threats, revealing how democracy's exposure to its own fragility serves as rationale for immunity's sovereignty. This book shows how early U.S. literature, often conceived as a delivery system for American exceptionalism, is in effect critical of such immunitary discourses.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603726379-9783030340124. It was written by the following authors: Rick Rodriguez. Book Immunity's Sovereignty and Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century American Literature - Pivotal Studies in the Global American Literary Imagination, which can be read online, published by the company: Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Criticism, Poetry, Drama. The book was published on 2019-12-09 00:00:00. It has 135 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 327 g. File for download Immunity's Sovereignty and Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century American Literature - Pivotal Studies in the Global American Literary Imagination has PDF format and is called immunitys-sovereignty-and-eighteenth-and-nineteenth-century-american-literature-pivotal-studies-in-the-global-american-literary-imagination.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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