Three different areas of contemporary modernity in literature in the anglophone sphere are thoughtfully and challengingly explored in these three remarkable volumes. While these books differ in their goals and (theoretical) perspectives, each in a distinctive way is an invaluable contribution in the respective fields—American Studies, Contemporary American Poetry, Translation Studies, and English Literature. They explore three dimensions in which contemporary literary studies in English either in Great Britain, in the United States, or in other regions of the world develop today. In this respect, they embody concise, multidirectional, and thought-provoking perspectives regarding the wide map of contemporary American and English Studies while satisfying the interests of a broad range of academics and students who work in these fields.

American Studies as Transnational Practice is a volume derived from the 2010 Texas Tech University symposium “American Studies as Transnational Practices”. Through fourteen excellent essays divided into four sections—“Transnational Practices: Outside/Inside...

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