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Hemispheric Regionalism: Romance and the Geography of Genre

Gretchen J. Woertendyke


This broad-ranging study reconfigures US literature as a product of hemispheric relations. Hemispheric Regionalism: Romance and the Geography of Genre brings together a rich archive of popular culture, fugitive slave narratives, advertisements, political treatises, and literature to construct a new literary history from a hemispheric and regional perspective. At the center of this history is romance, a popular and versatile literary genre uniquely capable of translating the threat posed by the Haitian Revolution—or the expansionist possibilities of Cuban annexation—for a rapidly increasing rea ... More

Keywords: romance, geography, genre, Cuba, Haiti, slavery, revolution, race, popular, historical

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190212278
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212278.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gretchen J. Woertendyke, author
Associate Professor of English, University of South Carolina