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  • Roads of Her Ownby Alexandra Ganser

    Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 95.20

    Reading Jack Kerouac’s classic On the Road through Virginia Woolf’s canonical A Room of One’s Own , the author of this book examines a genre in North American literature which, despite its popularity, has received little attention in literary and cultural criticism: women’s road narratives. The study shows how women’s literature... more...

  • Critical Companion to Ralph Waldo Emersonby Tiffany K Wayne

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 90.00

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, the greatest of the Transcendentalists, is often considered to be the central thinker in American history. In essays such as "Self-Reliance" and poems such as "Concord Hymn," he gave voice to ideals that Americans have held dear ever since. more...

  • The Other Emersonby Branka Arsic; Cary Wolfe; Stanley Cavell

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 83.00

    Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most significant figures in nineteenth-century American literature and culture-indeed, this collection argues, in the history of philosophy. The Other Emerson is a thorough reassessment of the philosophical underpinnings, theoretical innovations, and ethical and political implications of the prose writings of one of... more...

  • Cultural Orphans in Americaby Diana Loercher Pazicky

    University Press of Mississippi 2008; US$ 25.00

    Images of orphanhood have pervaded American fiction since the colonial period. Common in British literature, the orphan figure in American texts serves a unique cultural purpose, representing marginalized racial, ethnic, and religious groups that have been scapegoated by the dominant culture. Among these groups are the Native Americans, the African... more...

  • A Political Companion to Ralph Waldo Emersonby Alan Levine

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 40.00

    From before the Civil War until his death in 1882, Ralph Waldo Emerson was renowned?and renounced?as one of the United States? most prominent abolitionists and as a leading visionary of the nation?s liberal democratic future. Following his death, however, both Emerson?s political activism and his political thought faded from public memory, replaced... more...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    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...

  • Louisiana Voyagesby Martha R. Field; Joan B. McLaughlin; Jack McLaughlin

    University Press of Mississippi 2006; US$ 50.00

    When nature exudes in a swamp in Louisiana it is rich, tropical, juicy, dark, verminy, repellant and lovely all in one," wrote Catharine Cole in 1889. "It is like a coffin crowned with flowers; a death trap baited with roses." Writing under the pseudonym Catharine Cole, Martha R. Field (1855-1898) became the first full-time newswoman for the New Orleans... 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...

  • Queer Environmentalityby Robert Azzarello

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    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...

  • Animalia Americanaby Colleen Glenney Boggs

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 28.99

    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...