Subsuming “America” to the “Global.” A Response to Markha Valenta’s “Abandoning America the Better to Save America”


Giorgio Mariani
Dipartimento di Studi Europei, Americani e Interculturali
Università "Sapienza" di Roma

Subsuming “America” to the “Global.” A Response to Markha Valenta’s “Abandoning America the Better to Save America”

A Response to Markha Valenta’s “Abandoning America the Better to Save America.” (In the present issue of RIAS).

Keywords: transnational turn, American Studies, democracy, internationalization of American Studies, refocusing American studies, globalization



transnational turn; American Studies; democracy; internationalization of American Studies; refocusing American studies; globalization

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Kadir, Djelal. “Dissent and Digital Transumption in an Age of Insecurity.” English Language Notes, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 13-24.

Published : 2017-06-30

MarianiG. (2017). Subsuming “America” to the “Global.” A Response to Markha Valenta’s “Abandoning America the Better to Save America”. Review of International American Studies, 10(1). Retrieved from

Giorgio Mariani
Dipartimento di Studi Europei, Americani e Interculturali Università "Sapienza" di Roma  Italy

Giorgio Mariani is Professor of American Literature at the Sapienza University of Rome, where he chairs the Doctoral program in Scienze del Testo. He served as President of the International American Studies Association from 2011 to 2015. He is the author, editor, and co-editor of numerous volumes on American literature and culture. His essays and reviews have appeared in journals such as American Literary History, Studies in American Fiction, Leviathan, Stephen Crane Studies, Letterature d’America, Nuova Corrente, RIAS—The Review of International American Studies, and others. His latest book, Waging War on War. Peacefighting in American Literature was published in 2015 by the University of Illinois Press. 

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