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Rowe, John Carlos

Works: 49 works in 279 publications in 2 languages and 17,884 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Literature  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Performer
Classifications: PS2124, 813.4
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Most widely held works about John Carlos Rowe
Most widely held works by John Carlos Rowe
Post-nationalist American studies by John Carlos Rowe( )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-Nationalist American Studies seeks to revise the cultural nationalism and celebratory American exceptionalism that tended to dominate American Studies in the Cold War era. The goal of the book's contributors is a less insular, more trans-national, comparative approach to American Studies, one that questions dominant American myths rather than canonizes them. Articulating new ways to think about American Studies, these essays demonstrate how diverse the field has become. Contributors are concerned with cross-cultural communication, race and gender, global and local identities, and the complex tensions between symbolic and political economies. Their essays explore, among other topics, the construction of "foreign" peoples and cultures the notion of borders--territorial, racial, economic, and sexual the "multilingual reality" of the United States the place of the Mexican-American War in U.S. history and the significance of Tiger Woods in today's global market of consumption. Together, the essays propose a renewed vision of the United States' role in the world and how American Studies scholarship can address that vision. Each contributor includes a sample syllabus showing how the issues discussed in individual essays can be brought into the classroom
At Emerson's tomb : the politics of classic American literature by John Carlos Rowe( )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary culture and U.S. imperialism : from the Revolution to World War II by John Carlos Rowe( )

18 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Carlos Rowe, considered one of the most eminent and progressive critics of American literature, has in recent years become instrumental in shaping the path of American studies. His latest book examines literary responses to U.S. imperialism from the late eighteenth century to the 1940s. Interpreting texts by Charles Brockden Brown, Poe, Melville, John Rollin Ridge, Twain, Henry Adams, Stephen Crane, W.E.B Du Bois, John Neihardt, Nick Black Elk, and Zora Neale Hurston, Rowe argues that U.S. literature has a long tradition of responding critically or contributing to our imperialist ventures. Following in the critical footsteps of Richard Slotkin and Edward Said, Literary Culture and U.S. Imperialism is particularly innovative in taking account of the public and cultural response to imperialism. In this sense it could not be more relevant to what is happening in the scholarship, and should be vital reading for scholars and students of American literature and culture
The theoretical dimensions of Henry James by John Carlos Rowe( )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rowe examines James from the perspectives of the psychology of literary influence, feminism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, literary phenomenology and impressionism, and reader-response criticism, transforming a literary monument into the telling point of intersection for modern critical theories
Re-framing the transnational turn in American studies by John Carlos Rowe( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the state of American studies in the twenty-first century?
Racial blackness and the discontinuity of Western modernity by Lindon Barrett( )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Racial Blackness and the Discontinuity of Western Modernity is the unfinished manuscript of Lindon Barrett, who died tragically and unexpectedly in 2008. John Carlos Rowe has assembled the completed chapters, and provides an introduction that offers some background and context for the writings. The project offers a genealogy of how the development of racial blackness within the mercantile capitalist system of Euro-American colonial imperialism was constitutive of Western modernity. Barrett explores the complex transnational systems of economic transactions and political exchanges foundational to the formation of modern subjectivities. In particular, he traces the embodied and significatory violence involved in the development of modern nations, and characterizes that time of nation-building as one which created unprecedented individual and communal detachments, facilitating the exclusion of racialized subjects from modern understandings of what it means to be human, or a subject. Ranging from an analysis of the mass commodity markets that were created by colonial economic expansion and which relied on the decimation of populations of indigenous people unsuitable for exploitation as well as the transport and sale of enslaved African workers, to literacy and the autobiography The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written by Himself, to later legal and literary texts, the work masterfully connects historical systems of racial slavery to postenlightenment modernity, and will be pathbreaking in a number of fields"--
Afterlives of modernism : liberalism, transnationalism, and political critique by John Carlos Rowe( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In times of liberal despair it helps to have someone like John Carlos Rowe put things into perspective, in this case, with a collection of essays that asks the question, "Must we throw out liberalism's successes with the neoliberal bathwater?" Rowe first lays out a genealogy of early twentieth-century modernists, such as Gertrude Stein, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, and Ralph Ellison, with an eye toward stressing their transnationally engaged liberalism and their efforts to introduce into the literary avant-garde the concerns of politically marginalized groups, whether defined by race, class, or gender. The second part of the volume includes essays on the works of Harper Lee, Thomas Berger, Louise Erdrich, and Philip Roth, emphasizing the continuity of efforts to represent domestic political and social concerns
The Vietnam War and American culture by John Carlos Rowe( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how the Vietnam War is perceived in American culture, especially by those who were not in Vietnam
Henry Adams and Henry James : the emergence of a modern consciousness by John Carlos Rowe( Book )

18 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the custom-house : nineteenth-century American fiction and modern theory by John Carlos Rowe( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry James today by John Carlos Rowe( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry James Today is a collection of seven essays focused on the relevance of Henry James's work for an understanding of current problems. This volume includes studies of how James and such contemporaries as Mark Twain and the Brazilian novelist Machado de Assis have influenced each other and modernist and postmodernist writers, such as Cynthia Ozick, Jonathan Franzen, and Philip Roth. These traditional studies of literary influence are complemented by essays on Henry James and visual media (
A critical history of the new American studies, 1970-1990 by Günter H Lenz( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A study of the transformation of the field of American Studies in the decades between 1970 and 1990"--Provided by publisher
The other Henry James by John Carlos Rowe( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New essays on The education of Henry Adams by John Carlos Rowe( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The introduction and four original scholarly essays in this volume address the established reputation of The Education of Henry Adams as a classic work of American autobiography and canonical work of American literature. Examining The Education in terms of early twentieth-century American attitudes toward education, gender, U.S. foreign policy, and historiography, these essays add considerably to our understanding of The Education as an expression of its time, while helping to explain its continuing importance in ours
A concise companion to American studies by John Carlos Rowe( )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""There is no more masterful guide to the field of American Studies than John Carlos Rowe. In this volume, he brings together some of the most articulate scholars in the field to map out the key issues defining American Studies scholarship at its most exciting and relevant. This book is an impressive introduction to the key issues of the field today."Marita Sturken, New York University" ""The stunning and compelling essays collected in this comprehensive volume by John Rowe provide an essential guide to the transformation of the field of American Studies for the 21st century."George J. Sanchez, University of Southern California" "A Concise Companion to American Studies offers a variety of approaches to the new American Studies, including its relations to allied fields such as Ethnic, Gender, Cultural, Postcolonial, and Media Studies. The volume is divided into four parts: Foundations and Backgrounds; Ethnic Studies and American Studies; The New American Studies; and Problems and Issues. Combining historical essays with, theoretical and polemical issues, this Companion is designed to provoke discussion and help students and scholars at all levels develop their own approaches to the diverse areas included in contemporary American Studies"--Jacket
"Culture" and the problem of the disciplines( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical guide to Henry James by John Carlos Rowe( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and Polish and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York City-born Henry James (1843-1916)-eminent novelist, amateur psychologist, inveterate bachelor-epitomizes, to many, the turn-of-the-century literary observer of social mores. His shrewd portraits of upper-class Anglo American society in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries distilled the differences between the Old World and the New, the rise of American entrepreneurship, and an aesthetically charged European sensibility. With fictional works like Washington Square, The Turn of the Screw, and The Portrait of a Lady, he displayed characters of great psychological depth, careful narrative detail, and distinctly vivid prose. With a brief biography, concise bibliographical essay, and six essays devoted to cultural context that defined him, A Historical Guide to Henry James offers an excellent primer to the author's fiction and the cultural milieu that influenced him
The new American studies by John Carlos Rowe( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected works : essays, poems, and dispatches with introduction by Ralph Waldo Emerson( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cultural Politics of the New American Studies by John Carlos Rowe( )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Cultural Politics of the New American Studies, leading American Studies scholar John Carlos Rowe responds to two urgent questions for intellectuals. First, how did neoliberal ideology use the issues of feminism, gay rights, multiculturalism, transnationalism and globalization, class mobility, religious freedom, and freedom of speech and cultural expression to justify a new -American Exceptionalism, - designed to support U.S. economic, political, military, and cultural expansion around the world in the past two decades? Second, if neoliberalism has employed successfully various cultural media, then what are the best means of criticizing its main claims and fundamental purposes? Is it possible under these circumstances to imagine a -counter-culture, - which might effectively challenge neoliberalism or is such an alternative already controlled and contained by such labels as -political correctness, - -the far left, - -radicalism, - -extremism, - even -terrorism, - which in the popular imagination refer to political and social minorities, doomed thereby to marginalization? Rowe argues that the tradition of -cultural criticism- advocated by influential public intellectuals, like Edward Said, can be adapted to the new circumstances demanded by the hegemony of neoliberalism and its successful command of new media. Yet rather than simply honoring such important predecessors as Said, we need to reconceive the role of the public intellectual as more than just an -interdisciplinary scholar- but also as a social critic able to negotiate the different media
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Post-nationalist American studies
At Emerson's tomb : the politics of classic American literatureLiterary culture and U.S. imperialism : from the Revolution to World War IIThe theoretical dimensions of Henry JamesAfterlives of modernism : liberalism, transnationalism, and political critiqueThe Vietnam War and American cultureThe other Henry JamesNew essays on The education of Henry AdamsA concise companion to American studies
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Rowe, John C.

Rowe, John C. 1945-

English (243)

Polish (1)