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Shock and Awe
American Exceptionalism and the Imperatives of the Spectacle in Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
William V. Spanos

Dartmouth College Press



Contents

Preface
• Acknowledgments
• American Exceptionalism: A Genealogy
A Connecticut Yankee as American Jeremiad: The Historical Context
• Americanist Criticism of
A Connecticut Yankee: A Critical History
• Staging the Spectacle: A Contrapuntal Reading of
A Connecticut Yankee
A Connecticut Yankee and America’s “War on Terror”: Thinking the Spectacle
• Notes
• Index

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