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- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 39.99
Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop , a groundbreaking text in critical whiteness studies and literary criticism, looks toward white American male literature explicitly for racialized social commentary on the construction of whiteness, as an identity and power source. Works of Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Adam Mansbach... more...
- University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 29.95
While much has been written about the impact of Darwins theories on U.S. culture, and countless scholarly collections have been devoted to the science of evolution, few have addressed the specific details of Darwins theories as a cultural force affecting U.S. writers. Americas Darwin fills this gap and features a range of critical... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 30.00
Before the West Was West examines the extent to which scholars have engaged in-depth with pre-1800 ?western? texts and asks what we mean by ?western? American literature in the first place and when that designation originated. Calling into question the implicit temporal boundaries of the ?American West? in literature, a literature often viewed... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 45.00
The Indiana State University Conference on Baseball in Literature and American Culture has consistently produced a strong body of scholarship since its inception in 1995. Eighteen essays presented at the 2004 and 2005 ISU conferences are published in this work. In "Baseball is a Place: Reflections On Building a Baseball Novel," novelist Mick... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00
Inverting the traditional focus of ethnic studies on blackness as the object of scrutiny, this book explores dominant forms of white masculinity as seen by African American authors placed alongside certain white writers. Author analyzes texts by Herman Melville, Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Frederick Douglass, and James Baldwin. more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 54.95
When the Puritans arrived in the New World to carry out the colonization they saw as divinely mandated, they were confronted by the American wilderness. Part of their theology led them to view the natural environment as ? a temple of God? in which they should glorify and serve its creator. The larger prevailing theological view, however, saw this... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 60.00 US$ 54.50
If America is a nation founded upon Enlightenment ideals, then why are so many of its most celebrated pieces of literature so dark? American Terror returns to the question of American literature's distinctive tone of terror through a close study of three authors?Jonathan Edwards, Edgar Allan Poe, and Herman Melville?who not only wrote works of terror,... more...
- Baylor University Press 2011; US$ 39.95
American literature offers exceptional resources for understanding the complex role religion has played in the life of the culture and in the experience of its people. In recent decades, however, the academic study of that literature has largely treated religion, in the words of a noted scholar, as an "invisible domain." In joining the rich conversations... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 70.95
This penetrating study of the white supremacy myth in books for the young adds an important dimension to American intellectual history. The study pinpoints an intersecting adult and child culture: it demonstrates that many children's stories had political, literary, and social contexts that paralleled the way adult books, schools, churches, and government... more...