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  • The Global Remapping of American Literatureby Paul Giles

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 55.00

    This book charts how the cartographies of American literature as an institutional category have varied radically across different times and places. Arguing that American literature was consolidated as a distinctively nationalist entity only in the wake of the U.S. Civil War, Paul Giles identifies this formation as extending until the beginning of... more...

  • A Political Companion to Ralph Waldo Emersonby Alan M. Levine; Daniel S. Malachuk

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 28.00

    From before the Civil War until his death in 1882, Ralph Waldo Emerson was renowned -- and renounced -- as one of the United States' most prominent abolitionists and as a leading visionary of the nation's liberal democratic future. Following his death, however, both Emerson's political activism and his political thought faded from public memory, replaced... more...

  • Brave New Wordsby Elizabeth Ammons

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    Brave New Words challenges present and future literary scholars and teachers to look beyond mere literary critique toward the concrete issue of social change and how to achieve it. Calling for a profound realignment of thought and spirit in the service of positive social change, Ammons argues for the continued importance of multiculturalism in the... more...

  • Queer Environmentalityby Dr Robert Azzarello

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Offering a model for meaningful dialogue between queer studies and environmental studies, Robert Azzarello's book traces a queer-environmental lineage in American Romantic and post-Romantic literature. Azzarello challenges the notion that reading environmental literature is unsatisfying in terms of aesthetics and proposes an understanding of literary... more...

  • Animalia Americanaby Colleen Glenney Boggs

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    Consulting a diverse archive of literary texts, Colleen Glenney Boggs places animal representation at the center of the making of the liberal American subject. From the bestiality trials of the seventeenth-century Plymouth Plantation to the emergence of sentimental pet culture in the nineteenth, Boggs traces a history of human-animal sexuality in... more...

  • Allegory in Americaby Deborah L. Madsen

    Palgrave Macmillan 1995; US$ 176.00

    Allegory in America surveys the history of American allegorical writing from the Puritans through the period of American romanticism to postmodernism. In a series of theoretical chapters the cultural function of allegory is discussed in relation to the mythology of American exceptionalism. Each theoretical chapter is followed by a chapter that analyzes... more...

  • The Imaginary and Its Worldsby Laura Bieger; Ramón Saldívar; Johannes Voelz

    Dartmouth College Press 2013; US$ 33.99

    A study of the American imaginary in transnational America more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Environment in American Literatureby Geoff Hamilton; Brian Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 75.00

    This encyclopedia introduces readers to American poetry, fiction and nonfiction with a focus on the environment (broadly defined as humanity's natural surroundings), from the discovery of America through the present. The work includes biographical and literary entries on material from early explorers and colonists such as Columbus, Bartolome de... more...

  • Baseball/Literature/Cultureby Ronald E. Kates; Warren Tormey

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95

    The Conference on Baseball in Literature and American Culture has consistently produced a strong body of scholarship since its inception in 1995. Essays presented at the 2008 and 2009 conferences are published in the present work. Topics covered include religion; class and racial dichotomies in the literature of cricket and baseball; re-reading The... more...

  • Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphopby Stephany Rose

    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...