An Outline of American Literature by Kathryn VanSpanckeren

The original version of the USIA

The Outline of American Literature was copied from the U.S. Information Agency International Homepage: the text has not been changed, though the sequence may have been altered in order to change the text to a hypertext.

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About the author

Kathryn VanSpanckeren is Professor of English at the University of Tampa, where she teaches American literature, women's literature, and poetry writing. Her published works include Margaret Atwood: Vision and Forms (1988) and John Gardner: The Critical Perspective (1982), as well as numerous articles and poems.

Dr. VanSpanckeren has lectured on U.S. literature in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa, and, from 1993 to 1995, she co-directed the U.S. Information Agency's Summer Institute in American Literature.

About our version

We have tried to incorporate the Outline of American Literature into our web of Outlines, bibliographies, original documents, essays, images, and other material. This is the complete text of the original USIA version enriched with relevant links. Building this hypertext is a dynamic process, and more links may be added in the future as the project grows. The first make-over was completely done by George M. Welling.