The New American West in Literature and the Arts: A Journey Across Boundaries (Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature) (Hardcover)

The New American West in Literature and the Arts: A Journey Across Boundaries (Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature) By Amaia Ibarraran-Bigalondo (Editor) Cover Image
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The story of the American West is that of a journey. It is the story of a movement, of a geographical and human transition, of the delineation of a route that would soon become a rooted myth. The story of the American West has similarly journeyed across boundaries, in a two-way movement, sometimes feeding the idea of that myth, sometimes challenging it. This collection of essays relates to the notion of the traveling essence of the myth of the American West from different geographical and disciplinary standpoints. The volume originates in Europe, in Spain, where the myth traveled, was received, assimilated, and re-presented. It intends to travel back to the West, in a two-way cross-cultural journey, which will hopefully contribute to the delineation of the New--always self-renewing--American West. It includes the work of authors of both sides of the Atlantic ocean who propose a cross-cultural, transdisciplinary dialogue upon the idea, the geography and the representation of the American West.

About the Author


Amaia Ibarraran-Bigalondo is a lecturer at the University of the Basque Country, where she teaches contemporary North American Literature and Culture. Her research has been focused on the study of Chicana Literature and Culture and has published several articles in international journals. She is a member of the REWEST research group (Research Group in Western American Literature). She is author of Mexican American Women, Dress and Gender: Pachuchas, Chicanas, Cholas (2019) and editor of The Neglected West (2012), Transcontinental Reflections on the American West: Words, Images, Sounds beyond Borders (2015).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780367858636
ISBN-10: 0367858630
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 14th, 2020
Pages: 284
Language: English
Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

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