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Trains, literature, and culture : reading/writing the rails / [edited by] Steven D. Spalding, Benjamin Fraser.

Contributor(s): Spalding, Steven D, 1971- | Fraser, Benjamin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: LANG&LIT PN 2012 668073Publication: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2012Description: xiii, 247 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780739165607 (hardback); 0739165607 (hardback).Subject(s): Railroads in literature | Literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Literature and technology -- History | Railroads -- Social aspects
Contents:
Railroad blues : crossing the tracks of gender, class, and race inequities in the blues and Ann Petry's The street / Claudia May -- Nineteenth-century German women writers on the railroad / Beth Muellner -- Technology transfer, the railway and independence in Ousmane Sembène's Les bouts de bois de Dieu / Roxanna Curto -- Futurist trains : aesthetics and subjectivity in the Italian avant-garde / Alessio Lerro -- Sublime hieroglyphics : the Pacific Coast views 1867-1872 of Carleton Watkins / Scott Palmer -- Modernity, anxiety, and the development of a popular railway landscape aesthetic, 1809-1879 / Matt Thompson -- Mapping memory through the railway network : reconsidering Freud's metaphors from the Project for a scientific psychology to Beyond the pleasure principle / Claudie Massicotte -- Killer trains and thrilling travels : the spectacle of mobility in Zola and Proust / Steven D. Spalding -- Class and counterfeiting during the Porfiriato : Gutièrrez Nájera's "The streetcar novel" / José Eduardo González -- Train, trestle, ticker : railroad and region in Frank Norris's The octopus and María Amparo Ruiz de Burton's The squatter and The Don / Michael Velez.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Railroad blues : crossing the tracks of gender, class, and race inequities in the blues and Ann Petry's The street / Claudia May -- Nineteenth-century German women writers on the railroad / Beth Muellner -- Technology transfer, the railway and independence in Ousmane Sembène's Les bouts de bois de Dieu / Roxanna Curto -- Futurist trains : aesthetics and subjectivity in the Italian avant-garde / Alessio Lerro -- Sublime hieroglyphics : the Pacific Coast views 1867-1872 of Carleton Watkins / Scott Palmer -- Modernity, anxiety, and the development of a popular railway landscape aesthetic, 1809-1879 / Matt Thompson -- Mapping memory through the railway network : reconsidering Freud's metaphors from the Project for a scientific psychology to Beyond the pleasure principle / Claudie Massicotte -- Killer trains and thrilling travels : the spectacle of mobility in Zola and Proust / Steven D. Spalding -- Class and counterfeiting during the Porfiriato : Gutièrrez Nájera's "The streetcar novel" / José Eduardo González -- Train, trestle, ticker : railroad and region in Frank Norris's The octopus and María Amparo Ruiz de Burton's The squatter and The Don / Michael Velez.

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