Mark Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson: Race, Conflict and Culture by Susan Gillman,Forrest G. Robinson,James M. Cox

By Susan Gillman,Forrest G. Robinson,James M. Cox

This assortment seeks to put Pudd’nhead Wilson—a missed, textually fragmented paintings of Mark Twain’s—in the context of up to date serious methods to literary experiences. The editors’ creation argues the virtues of utilizing Pudd’nhead Wilson as a educating textual content, a case learn in lots of of the problems shortly occupying literary feedback: problems with historical past and the makes use of of heritage, of canon formation, of textual problematics, and at last of race, classification, and gender.
In numerous methods the essays construct arguments out of, no longer despite, the anomalies, inconsistencies, and useless leads to the textual content itself. Such wrinkles and gaps, the authors locate, are the indicators of an inconclusive, even evasive, yet culturally illuminating fight to confront and unravel tough questions concerning race and intercourse. Such clean, intellectually enriching views at the novel come up without delay from the broad-based interdisciplinary foundations supplied via the partaking students. Drawing on a wide selection of serious methodologies, the essays position the radical in ways in which light up the realm within which it was once produced and that extra promise to stimulate additional study.

Contributors. Michael Cowan, James M. Cox, Susan Gillman, Myra Jehlen, Wilson Carey McWilliams, George E. Marcus, Carolyn Porter, Forrest Robinson, Michael Rogin, John Carlos Rowe, John Schaar, Eric Sundquist

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