New Book from Robert Levine Published

September 23, 2008

University of North Carolina Press has released Robert Levine's eleventh book, Dislocating Race and Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism.

Dislocating Race and Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism (UNC Press, 2008)Pairing authors with major political and cultural events in the 19th century United States, Levine's book challenges the perceived cohesion of "American literary nationalism." According to the UNC Press website, Levine's study proposes that by examining the discordance in literature, our "American literary history helps us to better understand and learn from writers trying to make sense of their own historical moments."

Eric Sundquist of UCLA calls Dislocating Race and Nation "rich and compelling" and John Stauffer of Harvard says that Levine's work is "one of the most important works of American literary history, cultural criticism, and the contested nature of nationalism to emerge in recent years."

You can learn more about Dislocating Race and Nation, and order it on-line, on the UNC Press website