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  • 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...

  • Handbook of Transatlantic North American Studiesby Julia Straub

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 212.26

    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...

  • Undead Southsby Eric G. Anderson; Taylor Hagood; Daniel Cross Turner

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 42.50

    Depictions of the undead in the American South are not limited to our modern versions, such as the vampires in True Blood and the zombies in The Walking Dead . As Undead Souths reveals, physical emanations of southern undeadness are legion, but undeadness also appears in symbolic, psychological, and cultural forms, including the social death... more...

  • Richard Ford and the Ends of Realismby Ian McGuire

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 50.00

    Richard Ford and the Ends of Realism examines the work of award-winning American novelist and short story writer Richard Ford, and places it firmly in the context of contemporary debates about the role and meaning of literary realism in a postmodern environment. In this fresh study of Ford?s oeuvre, Ian McGuire argues that Ford?s work is best understood... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Hemingway's A Farewell to Armsby Adam Sexton

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 5.83

    CliffsNotes on Farewell to Arms explores a potent and memorable love story set against the historical and geographical background of World War I. more...