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  • Authorship and Audienceby Stephen Railton

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    Stephen Railton's study of the American Renaissance proposes a fresh way of conceiving the writer as a performing artist and the text as an enactment of the drama of its own performance. Railton focuses on how major prose works of the period are preoccupied with their readers--how they seek to negotiate the conflicted space between the authors, who... more...

  • Ersatz Americaby Rebecca Mark

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 29.50

    From the popular legend of Pocahontas to the Civil War soap opera Gone with the Wind to countless sculpted heads of George Washington that adorn homes and museums, whole industries have emerged to feed America?s addiction to imaginary histories that cover up the often violent acts of building a homogeneous nation. In Ersatz America, Rebecca... more...

  • Prophetic Remembranceby Erica Still

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 24.50

    Using the term "prophetic remembrance" to articulate the expression of a constituent faith in the performative capacity of language, Erica Still shows how black subjectivity is born of and interprets cultural trauma. She brings together African American neo-slave narratives and Black South African postapartheid narratives to reveal the processes... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Wharton's Ethan Fromeby Suzanne Pavlos

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 5.80

    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$ 105.64

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 211.34

    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...