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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...

  • American Terrorby Paul Hurh

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 60.00

    If America is a nation founded upon Enlightenment ideals, then why are so many of its most celebrated pieces of literature so dark? American Terror returns to the question of American literature's distinctive tone of terror through a close study of three authors?Jonathan Edwards, Edgar Allan Poe, and Herman Melville?who not only wrote works of terror,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Mark Twainby Forrest G. Robinson

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 32.00

    These essays examine Twain from a wide variety of critical perspectives, and include timely reflections by major critics on the hotly debated dynamics of race and slavery perceptible throughout his writing. more...

  • Cannibal Democracyby Zita Nunes

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 68.00

    Zita Nunes argues that the prevailing narratives of identity formation throughout the Americas share a dependence on metaphors of incorporation and, often, of cannibalism. From the position of the incorporating body, the construction of a national and racial identity through a process of assimilation presupposes a remainder, a residue. Nunes addresses... more...