What is it about?
This coauthored essay explores how the American West has been represented in world literature. David Rio and Christopher Conway argue that the ethnic diversity and multiculturalism of the American West make it an international space rather than a purely "American" one. They also underline the continuous presence of the American West in world literature, which has both promoted and challenged American myths.
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Why is it important?
"The Case for Transnationalism in the American Literary West" emphasizes the importance of thinking about the American West against narrow, nationalist definitions that exclude certain groups and cultural trends.
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