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  • The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Naturalismby Keith Newlin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 159.99

    After its heyday in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, naturalism, a genre that typically depicts human beings as the product of biological and environmental forces over which they have little control, was supplanted by modernism, a genre in which writers experimented with innovations in form and content. In the last decade, the movement... more...

  • The Metaphysics of Detective Marloweby Mircea Mihaies

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 79.99

    Mircea Mihaies has given more than a comprehensive account of a literary genre and one of its most successful exemplars, Raymond Chandler?s crime fiction. He also writes with erudition and passion, and his book is jam-packed with analytic detail, while never losing sight of the larger picture, which is about more than just detective stories, and... more...

  • Postmodern Tales of Slavery in the Americasby Timothy J. Cox

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 147.00

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Cotton's Queer Relationsby Michael P. Bibler

    University of Virginia Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    Finally breaking through heterosexual clichés of flirtatious belles and cavaliers, sinister black rapists and lusty "Jezebels," Cotton?s Queer Relations exposes the queer dynamics embedded in myths of the southern plantation. Focusing on works by Ernest J. Gaines, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman, Katherine Anne Porter, ... more...

  • Talking Shopby Peter Betjemann

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Describing everything from bread and cappuccinos to mass-market furnishings, a language of the "artisanal" saturates our culture today. That language, Peter Betjemann proposes, has a rich and specifiable history. Between 1840 and 1920, the cultural appetite for handmade chairs, tables, cabinets, and other material odds and ends flowed... more...

  • On Endingsby Daniel Grausam

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    What does narrative look like when the possibility of an expansive future has been called into question? This query is the driving force behind Daniel Grausam?s On Endings, which seeks to show how the core texts of American postmodernism are a response to the geopolitical dynamics of the Cold War and especially to the new potential ... more...

  • Women's Workby Courtney Thorsson

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 27.50

    In Women?s Work, Courtney Thorsson reconsiders the gender, genre, and geography of African American nationalism as she explores the aesthetic history of African American writing by women. Building on and departing from the Black Arts Movement, the literary fiction of such writers as Toni Cade Bambara, Paule Marshall, Gloria Naylor,... more...

  • The Haverford Discussionsby Michael Lackey

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    In the late sixties and early seventies, black separatist movements were sweeping across the United States. This was the era of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael's and Charles Hamilton's Black Power, and Eldridge Cleaver's Soul on Ice. In 1969 a group of distinguished African American intellectuals met at Haverford... more...

  • Close Kin and Distant Relativesby Susana M. Morris

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 27.50

    The "black family" in the United States and the Caribbean often holds contradictory and competing meanings in public discourse: on the one hand, it is a site of love, strength, and support; on the other hand, it is a site of pathology, brokenness, and dysfunction that has frequently called forth an emphasis on conventional respectability... more...

  • Activism and the American Novelby Channette Romero

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 22.50

    Since the 1980s, many activists and writers have turned from identity politics toward ethnic religious traditions to rediscover and reinvigorate their historic role in resistance to colonialism and oppression. In her examination of contemporary fiction by women of color?including Toni Morrison, Ana Castillo, Toni Cade Bambara, Louise... more...