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  • Monopolizing the Masterby Michael Anesko

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 35.00

    Henry James defied posterity to disturb his bones: he was adamant that his legacy be based exclusively on his publications and that his private life and writings remain forever private. Despite this, almost immediately after his death in 1916 an intense struggle began among his family and his literary disciples to control his posthumous reputation,... more...

  • Neither Fugitive nor Freeby Edlie L. Wong

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 89.00

    Neither Fugitive nor Free draws on the freedom suit as recorded in the press and court documents to offer a critically and historically engaged understanding of the freedom celebrated in the literary and cultural histories of transatlantic abolitionism. Freedom suits involved those enslaved valets, nurses, and maids who accompanied slaveholders onto... more...

  • Imperfect Unionsby Diana Rebekkah Paulin

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 75.00

    Imperfect Unions examines the vital role that nineteenth- and twentieth-century dramatic and literary enactments played in the constitution and consolidation of race in the United States. Diana Rebekkah Paulin investigates how these representations produced, and were produced by, the black–white binary that informed them in a wide variety of... more...

  • Delicate Pursuitby Jessica Levine

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Eclipse of Empiresby Patricia Jane Roylance

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 44.95

    Eclipse of Empires analyzes the nineteenth-century American fascination with what Patricia Jane Roylance calls “narratives of imperial eclipse,” texts that depict the surpassing of one great civilization by another. Patricia Jane Roylance’s central claim in Eclipse of Empires is that historical episodes of imperial eclipse,... more...

  • Literary Research and the Era of American Nationalism and Romanticismby Angela Courtney

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 54.99

    This book recommends best practices for research in the lively and vibrant literature of the American Early Republic. Covering all formats, the volume discusses bibliographies, indexes, research guides, archives and special collections, microform and digital primary text resources, and how they are best exploited for a literary research project. more...

  • Universes without Usby Matthew A. Taylor

    University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    As Matthew A. Taylor?s incisive readings reveal, the heterodox cosmologies of Edgar Allan Poe, Henry Adams, Charles Chesnutt, and Zora Neale Hurston reject the anthropocentric fantasy that sees the universe as a kind of reservoir of self-realization. Taylor shows how posthumanist theory can illuminate American literary texts and how those texts might,... more...

  • Unsettled Statesby Dana Luciano; Ivy Wilson

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    In Unsettled States , Dana Luciano and Ivy G. Wilson present some of the most exciting emergent scholarship in American literary and cultural studies of the “long” nineteenth century. Featuring eleven essays from senior scholars across the discipline, the book responds to recent critical challenges to the boundaries, both spatial and temporal,... more...

  • Toward a Female Genealogy of Transcendentalismby Jana L. Argersinger; Phyllis Cole

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Traditional histories of the American transcendentalist movement begin in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s terms: describing a rejection of college books and church pulpits in favor of the individual power of "Man Thinking." This essay collection asks how women who lacked the privileges of both college and clergy rose to thought. For them, reading... more...

  • Identity, Diaspora and Return in American Literatureby Maria AntÚnia Oliver-Rotger

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This volume combines literary analysis and theoretical approaches to mobility, diasporic identities and the construction of space to explore the different ways in which the notion of return shapes contemporary ethnic writing such as fiction, ethnography, memoir, and film. Through a wide variety of ethnic experiences ranging from the Transatlantic,... more...