Crisscrossing Borders in Literature of the American West

  • Editors
  • Reginald Dyck
  • Cheli Reutter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction New Models for Western Literary Studies

    1. Reginald Dyck
      Pages 1-18
  3. A Postnational West: New Challenges to Old Stories

  4. Intersecting Stories: The Working-Class West

  5. Transnational Wests: Engaging the Hemisphere, Crossing the Ocean

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 233-243

About this book


In one consequential volume, Crisscrossing Borders in Literature of the American West presents the cross-section of a fast-changing and greatly expanded field. Through interdisciplinary essays, this volume on the post-national West challenges the idea of a unified national story sustained by strategic exclusions. Contributors analyze the economic and environmental exploitation depicted in working-class Western literature, emphasize the transnational by approaching both the North/South and cross-Atlantic axes grapple with the role of Mormons, and dissect the new masculinity of "Silicon Gunslingers." Each essay successfully and compellingly models a new and fruitful way of engaging the West.


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