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Dwelling in Days Foregone

Nostalgia in American Literature and Culture

Editor(s): Weronika Łaszkiewicz, Zbigniew Maszewski, Jacek Partyka

Book Description

This volume brings together papers that examine American literary texts and cultural phenomena as manifestations and/or expressions of nostalgia. Inspired by Svetlana Boym’s seminal study The Future of Nostalgia (2001), the authors of the sixteen chapters demonstrate that this sentiment proves to be a useful key in the process, opening up new interpretive vistas and enabling new critical insights. The experience that comes under scrutiny in these texts is informed by the fundamental division into a certain “present,” which is the domain of insatiability, and a certain “past” – the locus of at-homeness, often irretrievably lost.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-9025-0
ISBN-10: 1-4438-9025-1
Date of Publication: 01/06/2016
Pages / Size: 205 / A5
Price: £47.99


Weronika Łaszkiewicz, PhD, is a Lecturer in the Institute of Modern Languages at the University of Białystok, Poland. Her research focuses on various aspects of American popular fiction and the fantastic in American literature. She co-edited Visuality and Vision in American Literature (2014).

Zbigniew Maszewski, PhD, is Professor in the Department of American Literature at the University of Łódź, Poland. He has published on American and European modernists, and co-edited a volume of essays, Visuality and Vision in American Literature (2014).

Jacek Partyka, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Institute of Modern Languages at the University of Białystok, Poland. His research interests include American modernist poetry and American Holocaust fiction. He recently co-edited American Wild Zones: Space, Experience, Consciousness (2016).