American scholars today

Trachtenberg, Alan
December 1991
Massachusetts Review;Winter91, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p627
Literary Criticism
States that the past two decades have witnessed important new scholarship and criticism in the literature and culture of African-Americans, women, native Americans, immigrants, workers--the whole array of minority cultures quite callously neglected during the phase when American literature consolidated itself as a field centered on masterpieces. New literary scholarship; Important questions about canons came into being; How certain texts get named masterpieces.


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