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  • CliffsNotes on Wharton's Ethan Fromeby Suzanne Pavlos

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 5.96

    CliffsNotes on Ethan Frome explores life in the personal prison designed by the lead character, a ?ruin of a man? who would rather be miserable with his lot in life than stray from accepted social convention. more...

  • Zones of Focused Ambiguity in Siri Hustvedt?s Worksby Johanna Hartmann; Christine Marks; Hubert Zapf

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 108.43

    The Anglia Book Series (ANGB) offers a selection of high quality work on all areas and aspects of English philology. It publishes book-length studies and essay collections on English language and linguistics, on English and American literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the present, on the new English literatures, as well as... more...

  • Performatively Speakingby Debra J. Rosenthal

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.50

    In Performatively Speaking, Debra Rosenthal draws on speech act theory to open up the current critical conversation about antebellum American fiction and culture and to explore what happens when writers use words not just to represent action but to constitute action itself. Examining moments of discursive action in a range of canonical and noncanonical... more...

  • Failed Frontiersmenby James J. Donahue

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    In Failed Frontiersmen, James Donahue writes that one of the founding and most persistent mythologies of the United States is that of the American frontier. Looking at a selection of twentieth-century American male fiction writers?E. L. Doctorow, John Barth, Thomas Pynchon, Ishmael Reed, Gerald Vizenor, and Cormac McCarthy?he shows how they reevaluated... more...

  • Handbook of Transatlantic North American Studiesby Julia Straub

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 216.91

    This series has been designed to offer students and researchers a compact means of orientation in their study of Anglophone literary texts. Each volume will introduce readers to current concepts and methodologies, as well as academic debates, by combining theory with text analysis and contextual anchoring. more...

  • Turning the Pageby Jeffrey R. Di Leo

    Texas Review Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    American Book Review is not just a book review?it is also the heart and soul of writerly writing and small press publishing. In 2006, the publication was relocated to Victoria, Texas, where cultural critic and philosopher Jeffrey R. Di Leo became editor and publisher. Turning the Page collects Di Leo?s contributions to American Book Review from... more...

  • A Power to Translate the Worldby David LaRocca; Ricardo Miguel-Alfonso

    Dartmouth College Press 2016; Not Available

    The impact of global thinkers on Emerson; Emerson?s impact on global thought more...

  • Anthropocene Fictionsby Adam Trexler

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 29.50

    Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have transformed the Earth?s atmosphere, committing our planet to more extreme weather, rising sea levels, melting polar ice caps, and mass extinction. This period of observable human impact on the Earth?s ecosystems has been called the Anthropocene Age. The anthropogenic climate change that has impacted the... more...

  • The Arresting Eyeby Jinny Huh

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.50

    In her reading of detective fiction and passing narratives from the end of the nineteenth century forward, Jinny Huh investigates anxieties about race and detection. Adopting an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, she examines the racial formations of African Americans and Asian Americans not only in detective fiction (from Sherlock Holmes... more...

  • American Road Narrativesby Ann Brigham

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 29.50

    The freedom to go anywhere and become anyone has profoundly shaped our national psyche. Transforming our sense of place and identity--whether in terms of social and economic status, or race and ethnicity, or gender and sexuality?American mobility is perhaps nowhere more vividly captured than in the image of the open road. From pioneer trails to the... more...