• Jedidiah Evans deposited Thomas Wolfe, Transnationalism, and the Really Deep South on MLA Commons 7 years, 1 month ago

    This paper argues that there is a need to look beyond what is merely “homeward” in the work of Thomas Wolfe. I take up Wai Chee Dimock’s expansive conception of American literature as “a crisscrossing set of pathways, open-ended and ever multiplying, weaving in and out of other geographies, other languages and cultures,” demonstrating how Thomas Wolfe’s fiction has weaved and crisscrossed through Australian literature. In doing so, my article claims that by exploring Wolfe’s influence within this hitherto unexplored terrain, Wolfe emerges as a novelist of global importance.