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  • Separate Spheres No Moreby Monika M. Elbert; Lucinda L. Damon-Bach; Katharine Rodier; Karen S. Nulton; Karen E. Waldron; Dawn Keetley; Frederick Newberry; Darby Lewes; Lisette Nadine Gibson; Debra Bernardi; Jennifer Costello Brezina; Mary Louise Kete; Marianne Noble; Denise D. Knight

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    Although they wrote in the same historical milieu as their male counterparts, women writers of the 19th- and early 20th-centuries have generally been "ghettoized" by critics into a separate canonical sphere. These original essays argue in favor of reconciling male and female writers, both historically and in the context of classroom teaching.  ... more...

  • All-American Redneckby Matthew J. Ferrence

    University of Tennessee Press 2014; US$ 51.00

    In contemporary culture, the stereotypical trappings of ?redneckism? have been appropriated for everything from movies like Smokey and the Bandit to comedy acts like Larry the Cable Guy. Even a recent president, George W. Bush, shunned his patrician pedigree in favor of cowboy ?authenticity? to appeal to voters. Whether identified with hard work... more...

  • ?Hero Strong? and Other Storiesby Mary Gibson; Daniel A. Cohen

    University of Tennessee Press 2014; US$ 69.00

    A teenage orphan from Vermont, Mary Gibson burst onto the literary scene during the early 1850s as a star writer, under the pseudonym Winnie Woodfern, for more than half a dozen Boston ?story papers,? mass-circulation weekly periodicals that specialized in popular fiction. Although she would soon join such famous woman authors as Fanny Fern and... more...

  • Rappaccini's Childrenby William H. Shurr

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "Rappaccini's Daughter" tells of a beautiful girl who has, from birth, absorbed the poison from the flowers of her father's garden. In this allegorical tale of the fallen Garden of Eden, William H. Shurr finds a metaphor for the fate of many American writers, for whom the heritage of calvinism has been the poisoned... more...

  • Story/Time: The Life of an Ideaby Bill T. Jones

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    In this ceaselessly questioning book, acclaimed African American dancer, choreographer, and director Bill T. Jones reflects on his art and life as he describes the genesis of Story/Time , a recent dance work produced by his company and inspired by the modernist composer and performer John Cage. Presenting personally revealing stories, richly illustrated... 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...

  • Beyond the Fruited Plainby Kathryn Cornell Dolan

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 60.00

    Agriculture in the United States has changed dramatically in the last two hundred years. Economic transformation marked by the expansion of the industrial economy and big business has contributed to an increase in industrial food production. Amid this change, policymakers and cultural critics have debated the best way to produce food and wealth for... more...

  • Writing beyond Prophecyby Martin Kevorkian

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    Writing beyond Prophecy offers a new interpretation of the American Renaissance by drawing attention to a cluster of later, rarely studied works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville. Identifying a line of writing from Emerson's Conduct of Life to Hawthorne's posthumously published Elixir of Life manuscript to Melville's... more...

  • Blood Workby Shawn Salvant

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    The invocation of blood-as both an image and a concept-has long been critical in the formation of American racism. In Blood Work , Shawn Salvant mines works from the American literary canon to explore the multitude of associations that race and blood held in the consciousness of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Americans. Drawing upon... more...

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

    Wiley 2008; US$ 238.95

    “A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America is a significant achievement and could prove a powerful tool for those who wish to make considerations of space and place even more central to their disciplines. ” Jeremy Wells, Western American Literature 'In short, Charles L. Crow's volume is a must, an essential purchase.' Reference... more...