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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...

  • 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...

  • Early American Literatureby Alfred Owen Aldridge

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    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...

  • Abortion in the American Imaginationby Karen Weingarten

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    Abortion in the American Imagination takes us back to the early twentieth century, when American writers first dared to broach the controversial subject of abortion. Putting authors like Wharton and Faulkner into conversation with the era?s films and non-fiction, Karen Weingarten uncovers a vigorous public debate decades before Roe v. Wade. Along... more...

  • Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fictionby Heather Houser

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    The 1970s brought a new understanding of the biological and intellectual impact of environmental crises on human beings, and as efforts to prevent ecological and human degradation aligned, a new literature of sickness emerged. “Ecosickness fiction? imaginatively rethinks the link between ecological and bodily endangerment and uses affect and the sick... more...

  • 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...

  • Quest Westby Richard Lehan

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Few spaces remain as central to American consciousness as the western frontier. The vast territory, which for generations fueled the desires and conquests of artists, philosophers, and politicians alike, now offers new discoveries in Richard Lehan's Quest West. Through an intellectual and cultural history of the frontier experience, Lehan details... more...

  • The American Imperial Gothicby Johan Höglund

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Drawing on a rich array of texts from a long history of the gothic, this book contends that the doom faced by the world in popular culture is related to the current global instability, renegotiation of worldwide power and the American bid for hegemony. Revealing the ways in which images of destruction and social upheaval both query the violence with... 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...

  • 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...