J. David Stevens

J. David Stevens is an assistant professor in the English department at Seton Hall University. He has published numerous articles on American and Canadian regional literatures, with a special interest in the West.

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Word Rides Again · Rereading The Frontier In American Fiction
By J. David Stevens

With much recent scholarship polarizing frontier novels into “popular” and “literary” camps, The Word Rides Again challenges the critical orthodoxy that such works have little in common, arguing instead that formulaic Western fictions can subtly (and even subversively) share cultural concerns with more highbrow brethren.