Hemispheric Encounters. The Early United States in a Transnational Perspective
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez (U Leipzig) and Dr. Markus Heide (Uppsala U)
|Publication Date||January 2016|
|Publisher||Peter Lang (Bern, Switzerland)|
In the decades following the American Revolution, literary and cultural discourses as well as American collective and individual identification were shaped by transatlantic relations and inter-American exchanges and conflicts. The way Americans defined their nation and themselves as individuals was shaped by such historical events and social issues, such as the Haitian Revolution, the struggles for independence in Spanish America, ties with Caribbean slave economies, and rivalries with other colonial powers in the Americas. Contextualizing transatlantic and inter-American relations within a framework of the Western Hemisphere, the essays collected in this volume discuss inter-American relations in the early United States and in American, European, and Spanish-American writing of the period.
- Introduction: The Early United States in a Transnational Perspective (Markus Heide & Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez).
- From “Southern Brethren” to “Treacherous Cowards”: Temporal Narratives of Latin America in Early Nineteenth-Century U.S. America (Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez).
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez (Institute for American Studies & SFB 1199, U Leipzig, Germany)
Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez is a professor of American studies and minority studies at the University of Leipzig (Germany). Her research interests and fields of publication include inter-American Studies, race and ethnicity (especially Latino/a studies), transculturation, early American Studies, and nineteenth century popular literature.
Dr. Markus Heide (Swedish Institute for North American Studies, Uppsala U, Sweden)
Markus Heide is a senior lecturer of American studies at the Swedish Institute for North American Studies (SINAS) at Uppsala University (Sweden). He has published monographs and essays on different issues in US-Latino/a studies and nineteenth century American literature, often centring around inter-American relations.