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- 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...
- 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...
- University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 29.95
While much has been written about the impact of Darwins theories on U.S. culture, and countless scholarly collections have been devoted to the science of evolution, few have addressed the specific details of Darwins theories as a cultural force affecting U.S. writers. Americas Darwin fills this gap and features a range of critical... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95
From witch trials to pickaxe murderers, from brothels to convents, and from slavery to Toni Morrison's Paradise, these essays provide fascinating and provocative insights into our sexual and religious conventions and beliefs. more...
- University of Alabama Press 2013; 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Courting Communities focuses on the writing and oratory of nineteenth-century African-American women whose racial uplift projects troubled the boundaries of race, nation and gender. In particular, it reexamines the politics of gender in nationalist movements and black women's creative response within and against both state and insurgent black nationalist... more...