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The Cambridge companion to twenty-first century American fiction

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Reading lists, course syllabi, and prizes include the phrase "Twenty-First Century American literature," but no critical consensus exists regarding when the period began, which works typify it, how to conceptualize its aesthetic priorities, and where its geographical boundaries lie. Considerable criticism has been published on this extraordinary era, but little programmatic analysis has assessed comprehensively the literary and critical/theoretical output to help readers navigate the labyrinth of critical pathways. In addition to ensuring broad coverage of many essential texts, The Cambridge Companion to Twenty-First Century American Fiction offers state-of-the-field analyses of contemporary narrative studies that set the terms of current and future research and teaching. Individual chapters illuminate critical engagements with emergent genres and concepts, including flash fiction, speculative fiction, digital fiction, alternative temporalities, Afro-Futurism, ecocriticism, transgender/queer studies, anticarceral fiction, precarity, and post-9/11 fiction.
Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2021.©2021.
xxvi, 319 pages ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Short fiction, flash fiction, microfiction / Angela Naimou -- Experimental fiction / David James -- Speculative fiction / Mark Bould -- Graphic fiction / Katalin Orban -- Digital fiction / Scott Rettberg -- Afro-futurism/Afro-pessimism / Candice M. Jenkins -- Transpacific diasporas / Julia H. Lee -- Hemispheric routes / Mary Pat Brady -- Transgender and transgenre writing / Trish Salah -- Climate fiction / Heather Houser -- Convergence / Mark Goble -- Dissolution / Crystal Parikh -- Immobility / Dennis Childs -- Insecurity / Hamilton Carroll.
9781108978705 (paperback)
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