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  • Transnational Na(rra)tionby John Dolis

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book examines American literary texts whose portrayal of "American" identity involves the incorporation of a "foreign body"?specifically, a foreign culture or nation?as the precondition for a comprehensive understanding of itself. more...

  • The National Uncannyby Renée L. Bergland

    Dartmouth College Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    A unique look at Native American ghosts and US literature. more...

  • The ?Journey of Life? in American Life and Literatureby Peter Freese

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2015; US$ 29.54

    The papers collected in this volume were presented at a conference on ?The Journey of Life? which took place at Paderborn University in October 2013. They focus on a perennially recurring archetype of the human imagination which, for obvious reasons, is especially influential in the U.S. The articles offer exemplary insights into the manifestations... more...

  • Loving God's Wildnessby Jeffrey Bilbro

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 54.95

    When the Puritans arrived in the New World to carry out the colonization they saw as divinely mandated, they were confronted by the American wilderness. Part of their theology led them to view the natural environment as ?a temple of God? in which they should glorify and serve its creator. The larger prevailing theological view, however, saw this vast... more...

  • Settlers of the American Westby Mary Ellen Snodgrass

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Depictions of the American west in literature, art and film perpetuate romantic stereotypes of the pioneers--the gold-crazed '49er, the intrepid sodbuster. While ennobling the woodsman, the farmwife and the lawman, this tunnel vision of American history has shortchanged the whaler, the assayer, the innkeeper and the inventor. The westward advance... more...

  • American Literature and Scienceby Robert Scholnick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Literature and science are two disciplines are two disciplines often thought to be unrelated, if not actually antagonistic. But Robert J. Scholnick points out that these areas of learning, up through the beginning of the nineteenth century, "were understood as parts of a unitary endeavor." By mid-century they had diverged, but literature and science... more...

  • Writers and Minersby David C. Duke

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Coal miners evoke admiration and sympathy from the public, and writers -- some seeking a muse, others a cause -- traditionally champion them. David C. Duke explores more than one hundred years of this tradition in literature, poetry, drama, and film. Duke argues that as most writers spoke about rather than to the mining community, miners became stock... more...

  • The Voice of the Child in American Literatureby Mary Jane Hurst

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The first comprehensive examination of the language of children in literature. Makes a significant and innovative contribution to literary research. more...

  • Rappaccini's Childrenby William H. Shurr

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "Rappaccini's Daughter" tells of a beautiful girl who has, from birth, absorbed the poison from the flowers of her father's garden. In this allegorical tale of the fallen Garden of Eden, William H. Shurr finds a metaphor for the fate of many American writers, for whom the heritage of calvinism has been the poisoned... more...

  • Blood Workby Shawn Salvant

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    The invocation of blood-as both an image and a concept-has long been critical in the formation of American racism. In Blood Work , Shawn Salvant mines works from the American literary canon to explore the multitude of associations that race and blood held in the consciousness of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Americans. Drawing upon... more...