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  • America's Darwinby Tina Gianquitto; Lydia Fisher

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    While much has been written about the impact of Darwin’s theories on U.S. culture, and countless scholarly collections have been devoted to the science of evolution, few have addressed the specific details of Darwin’s theories as a cultural force affecting U.S. writers. America’s Darwin fills this gap and features a range of critical... more...

  • Before the West Was Westby Amy T. Hamilton; Tom J. Hillard; Michael P Branch

    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...

  • Baseball/Literature/Cultureby Peter Carino

    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...

  • Literature and the Environmentby George Hart; Scott Slovic

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 61.00

    The phrase literature and environment only achieved popularity in recent decades, yet writers dating back to the explorers of the 1500s?and later such 19th-century Romanticists as Thoreau?have long been addressing environmental issues through literary expression. This volume introduces students and educators to the field by tracing the evolution of... more...

  • The Turn Around Religion in Americaby Nan Goodman; Michael P. Kramer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 139.95

    Playing on the frequently used metaphors of the 'turn toward' or 'turn back' in scholarship on religion, The Turn Around Religion in America offers a reading of religion that moves reciprocally between these poles. With essays on a variety of genres from fiction to film and that range from the Puritans to contemporary ethnic writers,... more...

  • Queer Environmentalityby Robert Azzarello

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95

    Offering a model for meaningful dialogue between queer and environmental studies, Azzarello's book traces a queer-environmental lineage in American Romantic and post-Romantic literature. Azzarello's study treats four American authors-Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville, Willa Cather and Djuna Barnes-all of whom problematize conventional notions... more...

  • Whiteness, Otherness, and the Individualism Paradox from Huck to Punkby Daniel S. Traber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    Traber reexamines the practice of self-marginalization in Euro-American literature and popular culture that depict whites adopting varied markers of otherness to disengage from the dominant culture. more...

  • The Anti-Hero in the American Novelby David Simmons

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    The Anti-Hero in the American Novel rereads major texts of the 1960s to offer an innovative re-evaluation of a set of canonical novels that moves beyond entrenched post-modern and post-structural interpretations towards an appraisal which emphasizes the specifically humanist and idealist elements of these works. 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...

  • 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...