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  • After the Fallby Richard Gray

    Wiley 2011; US$ 42.95

    After the Fall presents a timely and provocative examination of the impact and implications of 9/11 and the war on terror on American culture and literature. Presents the first detailed interrogation of U.S. writing in a time of crisis Develops a timely and provocative arguement about literature and trauma Relates U.S. writing since 9/11... more...

  • Literature after 9/11by Ann Keniston; Jeanne Follansbee Quinn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Drawing on trauma theory, genre theory, political theory, and theories of postmodernity, space, and temporality, Literature After 9/11 suggests ways that these often distinct discourses can be recombined and set into dialogue with one another as it explores 9/11?s effects on literature and literature?s attempts to convey 9/11. more...

  • The Myth of Emptiness and the New American Literature of Placeby Wendy Harding

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 47.50

    From the moment the first English-speaking explorers and settlers arrived on the North American continent, many have described its various locations and environments as empty. Indeed, much of American national history and culture is bound up with the idea that parts of the landscape are empty and thus open for colonization, settlement, economic improvement,... more...

  • Metamediaby Alexander Starre

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 55.00

    Does literature need the book? With electronic texts and reading devices growing increasingly popular, the codex is no longer the default format of fiction. Yet as Alexander Starre shows in Metamedia , American literature has rediscovered the book as an artistic medium after the first e-book hype in the late 1990s. By fusing narrative and design,... more...

  • Signifying without Specifyingby Stephanie Li

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Stephanie Li argues that American politicians and writers are using a new kind of language to speak about race. Challenging the notion that we have moved into a “post-racial” era, she suggests that we are in an uneasy moment where American public discourse demands that race be seen, but not heard. Analyzing contemporary political speech... more...

  • Reading Vietnam Amid the War on Terrorby Ty Hawkins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Argues that the examination of contemporary American war narratives can lead to newfound understandings of American literature, American history, and American national purpose. To prove such a contention, the book blends literary, rhetorical, and cultural methods of analysis. more...

  • Mediated Maternityby Linda Seidel

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 34.99

    This book explores the cultural construction of the bad mother in books, movies, and TV shows, arguing that these portrayals typically have the effect of cementing dominant assumptions about motherhood in place?or, less often, of disrupting those assumptions, causing us to ask whether motherhood could be constructed differently. more...

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