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University of Iowa Press

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  • Screenwriting for Neuroticsby Scott Winfield Sublett

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Screenwriting for Neurotics is a quirky and accessible handbook for beginning screenwriters. Whether you are a student in a screenwriting class or just someone who wants to try their hand at writing for film or television, this handy guidebook makes the entire process simple and unintimidating. Scott Winfield Sublett, a veteran screenwriter and... more...

  • Whitman among the Bohemiansby Joanna Levin; Edward Whitley

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 47.50

    For several years just before and just after his 1860 edition of  Leaves of Grass  appeared, Walt Whitman regularly frequented Pfaff?s beer cellar in downtown Manhattan. The basement bar was the very center of mid-nineteenth-century American bohemian activity and was heavily patronized by writers, artists, musicians, actors, intellectuals, and radicals... more...

  • India's Organic Farming Revolutionby Sapna E. Thottathil

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 19.00

    Should you buy organic food? Is it just a status symbol, or is it really better for us? Is it really better for the environment? What about organic produce grown thousands of miles from our kitchens, or on massive corporately owned farms? Is ?local? or ?small-scale? better, even if it?s not organic? A lot of consumers who would like to do the right... more...

  • The Lovers Set Down Their Spoonsby Heather A. Slomski

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    Winner of the 2014 Iowa Short Fiction Award, Heather A. Slomski?s debut story collection takes loss as its primary subject and holds it up to the light. In prose spare and daring, poised yet startling, these stories take shape in reality, but reality, they sometimes show us, is not a separate realm from the fantastic or the surreal. Two couples meet... more...

  • When Mystical Creatures Attack!by Kathleen Founds

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    In When Mystical Creatures Attack! , Ms. Freedman?s high school English class writes essays in which mystical creatures resolve the greatest sociopolitical problems of our time. Students include Janice Gibbs, ?a feral child with excessive eyeliner and an anti-authoritarian complex that would be interesting were it not so ill-informed,? and Cody Splunk,... more...

  • The Myth of Emptiness and the New American Literature of Placeby Wendy Harding

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 47.50

    From the moment the first English-speaking explorers and settlers arrived on the North American continent, many have described its various locations and environments as empty. Indeed, much of American national history and culture is bound up with the idea that parts of the landscape are empty and thus open for colonization, settlement, economic improvement,... more...

  • An Infuriating Americanby Hal Crowther

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    As American journalism shape-shifts into multimedia pandemonium and seems to diminish rapidly in influence and integrity, the controversial career of H. L. Mencken, the most powerful individual journalist of the twentieth century, is a critical text for anyone concerned with the balance of power between the free press, the government, and the corporate... more...

  • Coloring Localsby Bonnie James Shaker

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    Shaker's volume is an important contribution to both Chopin criticism and to the growing field of race research known as whiteness studies. --Choice more...

  • Contesting the Master Narrativeby Jeffrey Cox; Shelton Stromquist

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 32.95

    Social historians today are calling into question the persuasiveness of the master narratives that have dominated our stories about the past. Motivated now by personal and professional commitments to solving problems by telling stories, not by epistemological and ontological certitude, social historians are constructing alternative narratives relevant... more...

  • Dinner Rolesby Sherrie A. Inness

    University of Iowa Press 2001; US$ 24.00

    A stimulating collection of essays in which leading theorists of regionalism join with talented younger scholars in remapping the field. Revisionary in every sense, Breaking Boundaries asks fresh questions about traditional stalwarts, 'regionalizes' figures hitherto examined under other rubrics, and introduces readers to new authors and texts.--Carolyn... more...