Colonial Encounters in New World Writing, 1500-1786 Performing America
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This pioneering study examines the extraordinary proliferation of polyphonic or "multi-voiced" texts in the three centuries following the first contact between Europeans and indigenous peoples of the Americas. These plays, printed dialogues, travel narratives, and lexicographic studies, in English, Spanish and French, reverberate with a cacophony of voices as both European and indigenous writers of the early Americas stage the interaction of their cultures. Paying particular attention to performance and performativity in the texts of the early colonial world, Susan Castillo asks: - why vast numbers of polyphonic and performative texts emerged in the Early Americas - how these texts enabled More...
David Seedis professor of American literature at the University of Liverpool. His many publications includeAmerican Science Fiction and the Cold War.Susan Castillois the Harriett Beecher Stowe Professor of American Literature at King’s College London.
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