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  • 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...

  • Allegory in Americaby Deborah L. Madsen

    Palgrave Macmillan 1995; US$ 168.00

    Allegory in America surveys the history of American allegorical writing from the Puritans through the period of American romanticism to postmodernism. In a series of theoretical chapters the cultural function of allegory is discussed in relation to the mythology of American exceptionalism. Each theoretical chapter is followed by a chapter that analyzes... more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Environment in American Literatureby Geoff Hamilton; Brian Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 75.00

    This encyclopedia introduces readers to American poetry, fiction and nonfiction with a focus on the environment (broadly defined as humanity's natural surroundings), from the discovery of America through the present. The work includes biographical and literary entries on material from early explorers and colonists such as Columbus, Bartolome de... more...

  • Passing and the Fictions of Identityby Elaine K. Ginsberg; Donald E. Pease

    Duke University Press 1996; US$ 89.95

    Passing refers to the process whereby a person of one race, gender, nationality, or sexual orientation adopts the guise of another. Historically, this has often involved black slaves passing as white in order to gain their freedom. More generally, it has served as a way for women and people of color to access male or white privilege. In their examination... 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...

  • Mixed Heritage in Young Adult Literatureby Nancy Thalia Reynolds

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 49.99

    This book is a critical exploration of how mixed-heritage characters (those of mixed race, ethnicity, religion, and/or adoption) and real-life people have been portrayed in young adult fiction and nonfiction. It opens up the discussion of young-adult racial and ethnic identity in literature to recognize, and focus on, those whose heritage straddles... more...

  • Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphopby Stephany Rose

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop , a groundbreaking text in critical whiteness studies and literary criticism, looks toward white American male literature explicitly for racialized social commentary on the construction of whiteness, as an identity and power source. Works of Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Adam Mansbach... more...