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Karem, Frederick J.

The Purloined Islands

Caribbean-U.S. Crosscurrents in Literature and Culture, 1880–1959 Jeff Karem

The Purloined Islands offers the first book-length exploration of literary and cultural exchanges between the United States and the Caribbean during the roughly eighty-year period of their greatest interaction, from the close of the Spanish-American War to the Cuban Revolution. The interconnected... More

The Romance of Authenticity

The Cultural Politics of Regional and Ethnic Literatures Jeff Karem

To what extent has the growing popular demand for a vicarious experience of other cultures fueled the expectation that the most important task for regional and ethnic writers is to capture and convey authentic cultural material to their readers? In The Romance of Authenticity, Jeff Karem argues... More