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Reviewed by Tracy Prince
Taking on organic concepts of identity that often crop up in academic discussions of multicultural studies, representation, and authenticity, Cultural Differences and the Literary Text grapples with the ideas explored by Werner Sollors in a 1986 essay titled "A Critique of Pure Pluralism." Sollors argues against a group-by group categorizing of American literature (what he calls a cultural pluralism or a mosaic procedure) such as in courses divided by race or by gender. Pointing out […more…]