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    American Studies

    Region and the Short Form in American Literature

    Symposium in Honor of Jochen Achilles

    July 26-27, 2018

    University of Würzburg

    Rooms 2.013 and 2.014, Zentrales Hörsaal- und Seminargebäude Z6, Am Hubland

    Bibliography

    Selected Sources on Environment, Region, and Community

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    Gersdorf, Catrin. “Nature and Environment.” Handbook of the American Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries. Ed. Christine Gerhardt. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2018. Handbooks of English and American Studies. Forthcoming.

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    Nagel, James. The American Short Story Handbook. Malden: Wiley Blackwell, 2015. Print.

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    Slauter, Eric. The State as a Work of Art: The Cultural Origins of the Constitution. Chicago: U of Chicago P,2009. Print.

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    Zagarell, Sandra A.. "Region." Keywords for American Cultural Studies. Ed. Bruce Burgett and Glenn Hendler. New York: New York UP, 22014. Web.

    Zagarell, Sandra A.. “Narrative of Community: The Identification of a Genre.” Signs 13.3 (Spring 1988): 498-527. Print.

    Publications by Jochen Achilles, Relevant to One or More of the Symposium’s Topics

    Achilles, Jochen, and Ina Bergmann, eds. Liminality and the Short Story: Boundary Crossings in American, Canadian, and British Writing. New York and London: Routledge, 2015. Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature. Print.

    Achilles, Jochen, Ina Bergmann, and Birgit Däwes, eds. Global Challenges and Regional Responses in Contemporary Drama in English. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2003. Print.

    Achilles, Jochen. “Besieged Sleepy Hollows in Transatlantic Perspective: Identity Construction and Contestation in Washington Irving's The Sketch Book.” The Construction and Contestation of American Cultures and Identities in the Early National Period. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 1999. 119-36. Print.

    Achilles, Jochen. “Changing Cultures of Solitude: Reclusiveness in Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street.” Cultures of Solitude: Loneliness – Limitation – Liberation. Ed. Ina Bergmann and Stefan Hippler. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2017. 217-28. Print.

    Achilles, Jochen. “Die Paradiesvorstellung von der Versöhnung des Menschen mit der Natur: Literaturgeschichtliche Betrachtungen zu einem Aspekt des amerikanischen Traumes.” Amerikastudien/American Studies 35.2 (1990): 203-18. Print.

    Achilles, Jochen. “Dismantling the Promised Land: Ironies of Environmental Identity Constitution in Mark Twain's 'Baker's Blue Jay Yarn' (1880) and Hamlin Garland's 'Under the Lion's Paw' (1888).” Irony Revisited: Spurensuche in der englischsprachigen Literatur. Festschrift für Wolfgang G. Müller. Ed. Thomas Honegger, Eva-Maria Orth, Sandra Schwabe. Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 2007. 315-32. Print.

    Achilles, Jochen. “Edgar Allan Poe's Dreamscapes and the Transcendentalist View of Nature.” Amerikastudien/American Studies 40.4 (1995): 553-73. Print.

    Achilles, Jochen. “Environmental Liminalities: Negotiating Metaphysics and Materialism in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, Sherwood Anderson’s, and Flannery O'Connor’s Short Fiction.” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 24.3 (Sumer 2017): 482-95. Print.

    Achilles, Jochen. “Men of the Crowd: The Challenge of Urbanization and Negotiations of National Identity in Antebellum Short Stories.” Negotiations of America's National Identity. Ed. Roland Hagenbüchle and Josef Raab. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 2000. 104-30. Print.

    Achilles, Jochen. “Monkey Business in Intercultural and Intertextual Perspective: Species- and Ethnos-Orientation in Poe's 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue,' Le Fanu's 'Green Tea,' and Spofford's 'Circumstance.'“ POEtic Effect and Cultural Discourses. Ed. Hermann Josef Schnackertz. Heidelberg: Winter, 2003. 1-32. Reprinted in: Nyman, Jopi, and Carol Smith, eds. Animal Magic: Essays on Animals in the American Imagination. University of Joensuu Studies in Literature and Culture 11. Joensuu, Finland, 2004. 21-54. Print.

    Achilles, Jochen. “Postmodernist Metafiction: John Barth's 'Lost in the Funhouse' and Donald Barthelme's 'The Glass Mountain' and 'The Balloon'.” A History of the American Short Story: Genres – Developments – Model Interpretations. Ed. Michael Basseler and Ansgar Nünning. Trier: WVT, 2011. 341-57. Print.

    Achilles, Jochen. “Real Machines in Imaginary Gardens: Leo Marx's The Machine in the Garden and Environmental Liminality in Flannery O'Connor's 'A View of the Woods.'“ Rural America. Ed. Antje Kley and Heike Paul. Heidelberg: Winter, 2015. 207-25. Print.

    Achilles, Jochen. “Self-Determination and Self-Doubt in American Short Fiction of the Early Nineteenth Century.” Anglistentag 1990: Proceedings. Ed. Claus Uhlig and Rüdiger Zimmermann. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag, 1991. 507-18. Print.

    Achilles, Jochen. “The Subject-Object Paradigm: Conflict and Convergence in Theories of Landscape, Consciousness, and Technoscape Since Emerson and Thoreau.” Space in America: Theory, History, Culture. Ed. Klaus Benesch and Kerstin Schmidt. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2005. 53-90. Print.

    Achilles, Jochen. “The Technological Imagination and the Antebellum American Short Story.” Early America Re-Explored: New Readings in Colonial, Early National, and Antebellum Culture. Ed. Klaus H. Schmidt and Fritz Fleischmann. New York: Peter Lang, 2000. 505-36. Print.

    Achilles, Jochen. “Washington Irving, 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow': Ein prekärer amerikanischer Traum vom guten Leben.” Die englische und amerikanische Kurzgeschichte. Ed. Klaus Lubbers. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1990. 1-11. Print.

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