Redrawing the Boundaries

The Transformation of English and American Literary Studies

  • Editors: Stephen Greenblatt, Giles Gunn
  • Pages: vii + 595
  • Published: 1992
  • ISBN: 9780873523967 (Paperback)
  • ISBN: 9780873523950 (Cloth)
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“This admirable compilation . . . invites the reader to spy upon, with full impunity, all that has been going on in literary studies in recent years.”

American Studies International

“For anyone in English studies, this collection of essays is an excellent resource, with each essay providing a useful overview of its area of concern and a selected bibliography to guide further reading in the area.”


In this collection of essays, twenty-four leading scholars examine the major developments that have expanded the horizons of English and American literary studies during recent decades.

Redrawing the Boundaries reviews the significant scholarship for major historical periods and surveys new directions in literary criticism and in composition studies. Each essay is accompanied by an annotated list of suggestions for further reading; the book concludes with an extensive list of works cited and a name index.

John Bender
Homi K. Bhabha
Walter Cohen
Deborah Esch
Frances Ferguson
Philip Fisher
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Gerald Graff
William Kerrigan
George Levine
Leah S. Marcus
Richard Marius
Donald McQuade
Anne Middleton
Louis Montrose
Marjorie Perloff
Bruce Robbins
John Carlos Rowe
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Meredith Skura
Catharine R. Stimpson
Cecelia Tichi