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  • Story/Timeby 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...

  • Early American Literatureby Alfred Owen Aldridge

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.00

    A. Owen Aldridge shows that early American literature is not an isolated phenomenon, but one affected by the same influences which operated upon other literatures of the period. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished... more...

  • Separate Spheres No Moreby Monika 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 2014; 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...

  • Haunted by Watersby Mark Browning

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Four essential questions: Why does one fish? How should one properly fish? What relations are created in fishing? And what effects does fishing have on the future? Haunted by Waters is a self-examination by the author as he constructs his own narrative and tries to answer these questions for himself. But it is also a thorough examination of the... 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...

  • ?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 E.... 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...

  • The National Uncannyby Renée L. Bergland

    Dartmouth College Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    A unique look at Native American ghosts and US literature. more...

  • Black Frankensteinby Elizabeth Young

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 22.95

    For all the scholarship devoted to Mary Shelley's English novel Frankenstein , there has been surprisingly little attention paid to its role in American culture, and virtually none to its racial resonances in the United States. In Black Frankenstein , Elizabeth Young identifies and interprets the figure of a black American Frankenstein monster as... more...