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  • 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$ 26.00

    In Unsettled States , Dana Luciano andIvy G. Wilson present some ofthe most exciting emergent scholarship in American literary and culturalstudies of the ?long? nineteenth century. Featuring eleven essays from seniorscholars across the discipline, the book responds to recent critical challengesto the boundaries, both spatial and temporal, that have... 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$ 54.95

    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...

  • Romantic Education in Nineteenth-Century American Literatureby Monika M Elbert; Lesley Ginsberg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    American publishing in the long nineteenth century was flooded with readers, primers, teaching-training manuals, children?s literature, and popular periodicals aimed at families. These publications attest to an abiding faith in the power of pedagogy that has its roots in transatlantic Romantic conceptions of pedagogy and literacy. The essays in... more...

  • Ghostly Communionby John J. Kucich

    Dartmouth College Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    A cross-cultural approach to spiritual currents in nineteenth-century American life, letters, and culture. more...

  • The Unwritten Warby Daniel Aaron

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    In The Unwritten War , Daniel Aaron examines the literary output of American writers?major and minor?who treated the Civil War in their works. He seeks to understand why this devastating and defining military conflict has failed to produce more literature of a notably high and lasting order, why there is still no "masterpiece" of Civil War fiction.... more...

  • Labor Painsby Carolyn Maibor

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the importance of work and its role in defining and developing the self. Maibor reveals how the writings of Emerson, Hawthorne, and Alcott delve into notions of equality through this emphasis on labor. In doing so she challenges the traditional view of Emerson as unconcerned with societal issues, and opens the work of Hawthorne and... more...

  • Revised Livesby William Pannapacker

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Henry James and the Language of Experienceby Collin Meissner

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 29.00 US$ 23.78

    This book explores Henry James's attitude to the everyday fact of experience, and its relevance for his aesthetic. more...