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  • Boys Don't Cry?by Milette Shamir; Jennifer Travis

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    We take for granted the idea that white, middle-class, straight masculinity connotes total control of emotions, emotional inexpressivity, and emotional isolation. That men repress their feelings as they seek their fortunes in the competitive worlds of business and politics seems to be a given. This collection of essays by prominent literary and cultural... more...

  • Fictions of Adolescent Carnalityby Lydia Kokkola

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 143.00

    Fictions of Adolescent Carnality considers one of the most controversial topics related to adolescents: their experience of desire. In fiction for adolescents, carnal desire is variously presented as a source of angst, an overwhelming experience over which one has no control, bestial, disgusting and, just occasionally, a source of pleasure. The on-set... more...

  • Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fictionby Heather Houser

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    The 1970s brought a new understanding of the biological and intellectual impact of environmental crises on human beings, and as efforts to prevent ecological and human degradation aligned, a new literature of sickness emerged. “Ecosickness fiction? imaginatively rethinks the link between ecological and bodily endangerment and uses affect and the sick... more...

  • Captive Selves, Captivating Othersby Pauline Turner Strong

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 25.99

    This book reexamines the Anglo-American literary genre known as the “Indian captivity narrative? in the context of the complex historical practice of captivity across cultural borders in colonial North America. This detailed and nuanced study of the relationship between practice and representation on the one hand, and identity and alterity on the... more...

  • Transversal Ecocritical Praxisby Patrick D. Murphy

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 64.99

    In Transversal Ecocritical Praxis: Theoretical Arguments, Literary Analysis, and Cultural Critique, Patrick D. Murphy, Ph.D, utilizes ecocriticism and ecofeminism to develop his concept of transversal practice: an interdisciplinary combination of theory and applied criticism. Traversing a wide range of examples, literary, cultural and economic,... more...

  • Women Writing Natureby Barbara Cook

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 29.99

    Women Writing Nature addresses the question, 'Do women write about nature differently?' In the process, the collection considers women's writings about the natural world in light of recent and current feminist and ecofeminist theory. more...

  • Emerson and Self-Relianceby George Kateb

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 32.99

    Ralph Waldo Emerson was a great moral philosopher. One of his principle contributions is the theory of self-reliance, a view of democratic individuality. 'Nietzsche was Emerson's best reader,' and George Kateb provides an accessible reading of Emerson that is friendly to the interests of Nietzsche and to later Nietzscheans such as Weber, Heidegger,... 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...

  • Vital Contact: Downclassing Journeys in American Literature from Melville to Richard Wrightby Patrick Chura

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • A Companion to the Regional Literatures of Americaby Charles L. Crow

    Wiley 2008; US$ 231.95

    The Blackwell Companion to American Regional Literature is the most comprehensive resource yet published for study of this popular field. The most inclusive survey yet published of American regional literature. Represents a wide variety of theoretical and historical approaches. Surveys the literature of specific regions from California to... more...