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  • Bad Land Pastoralism in Great Plains Fictionby Matthew J. C. Cella; Wayne Franklin

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    At the core of this nuanced book is the question that ecocritics have been debating for decades: what is the relationship between aesthetics and activism, between art and community? By using a pastoral lens to examine ten fictional narratives that chronicle the dialogue between human culture and nonhuman nature on the Great Plains, Matthew Cella explores... more...

  • Poe in His Own Timeby Benjamin F. Fisher

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    Noted Poe scholar Benjamin Fisher includes a comprehensive introduction and a detailed chronology of Poe?s sadly short life; each entry is introduced by a short headnote that places the selection in historical and cultural context, and explanatory notes provide information about people and places. From John Allan?s letter to Secretary of War John Eaton... more...

  • A Companion to American Literary Studiesby Caroline F. Levander; Robert S. Levine

    Wiley 2011; US$ 214.95

    A Companion to American Literary Studies addresses the most provocative questions, subjects, and issues animating the field. Essays provide readers with the knowledge and conceptual tools for understanding American literary studies as it is practiced today, and chart new directions for the future of the subject. Offers up-to-date accounts of major... more...

  • Native American and Chicano/a Literature of the American Southwestby Christina M. Hebebrand

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 115.00

    This book studies Native American and Chicano/a writers of the American Southwest as a coherent cultural group with common features and distinct efforts to deal with and to resist the dominant Euro-American culture. more...

  • Marriage, Violence and the Nation in the American Literary Westby William R. Handley

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 34.00

    Handley explains that once its enemies are gone, imperialism brings violence home in retrospective narratives that allegorise national pasts and futures through intimate relationships. more...

  • Making Love Modernby Nina Miller

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 45.00

    In the teens and twenties, New York was home to a rich variety of literary subcultures. Within these intermingled worlds, gender lines and other boundaries were crossed in ways that were hardly imaginable in previous decades. Among the bohemians of Greenwich Village, the sophisticates of the Algonquin Round Table, and the literati of the Harlem Renaissance,... more...

  • A Southern Renaissanceby Richard H. King

    Oxford University Press 1982; US$ 34.99

    This perceptive study of a major cultural movement shows how Southern writers of 1930 t0 1955 tried to come to terms with Southern tradition, and discusses the resulting body of significant literature - fiction, poetry, memoirs, and historical writing. more...

  • The Future of Southern Lettersby Jefferson Humphries; John Lowe

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 44.99

    The New South--replete with shopping malls, hub airports, educated African Americans, and immigrants from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Haiti--is still haunted by the Gothic ghosts of its past. Does the collision between past and present account for the continued preeminence of Southern writers in America's literary culture? Bobbie Ann Mason, Ernest Gaines,... more...

  • California and the Fictions of Capitalby George L. Henderson

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 124.99

    Essays on California's economy, culture, and literature from the 1880s to the 1920s, showing how rural places were made over in the image of capital. They examine the geography and political economy of agrarian capitalism and literature before John Steinbeck redefined the scene in the 1930s. more...

  • Canons and Contextsby Paul Lauter

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 38.00

    The essays in this volume represent the author's effort to reconstruct American literature by establishing a theory of "canonical criticism", which aims to open up the canon of American literature to the works of women, minorities and working-class writers. more...