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  • Adopting and Remembering Soviet

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 65.00

    For millions of people, the Soviet experience meant not only living through the torment of Stalinism and the GULAG, the unbelievable destiny of men and women during the 1917 Revolution, civil war, and the Second World War, or those breathtaking, gigantic Socialist construction projects. Many citizens of the former Soviet Union lived ?ordinary lives... more...

  • Nineteenth-Century Women's Writing in Walesby Jane Aaron

    University of Wales Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Argues that the way in which people came to perceive and to represent themselves as Welsh was profoundly affected by the gender ideologies prevalent during the Romantic and Victorian periods. This title introduces readers to a hundred Welsh women authors at work during the years 1780-1900, some writing in Welsh and some in English. more...

  • Jane Dolingerby Lawrence Abbott

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    Jane Dolinger was an anomaly in her time, a dynamic woman with an impressive literary talent who lived and documented an unconventional life. This book analyzes her life and literary contributions, situating her in a historical feminist discourse and highlighting her contribution the emerging genre of modern travel writing. more...

  • Are Girls Necessary?by Julie Abraham

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 22.50

    Are girls necessary?'' asks Julie Abraham in this provocative study of 20th-century lesbian writing. Examining the development of lesbian writing in English across the 20th Century, Abraham identifies a shift from this ``romance'' model to a more complicated ``history'' model. The great modernists, Woolf and Stein, as well as... more...

  • Twenty-First Century Fictionby Siān Adiseshiah; Rupert Hildyard

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    This lively new volume of essays examines what happens now in 21st century fiction. Fresh theoretical approaches to writers such as Salman Rushdie, David Peace, Margaret Atwood, and Hilary Mantel, and identifications of 21st-century themes, tropes and styles combine to produce a timely critical intervention into genuinely contemporary fiction. more...

  • Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's Englandby Roy & Lesley Adkins

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 13.99

    Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England explores the real England of Jane Austen's lifetime. It was a troubled period, with disturbing changes in industry and agriculture and a constant dread of invasion and revolution. The comfortable, tranquil country of her fiction is a complete contrast to the England in which she actually lived. From forced marriages... more...

  • Formal Matters in Contemporary Latino Poetryby Frederick Luis Aldama

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Today's Latino poetry scene is incredibly vibrant. With original interviews, this is the first meditation on the thematic features of such poetry. Looking at how Julia Alvarez, Rhina Espaillat, Rafael Campo, and C. Dale Young use structures such as meter, rhyme, and line break, this study identifies a poetics of formalist Latino poetry. more...

  • Liberation Theology in Chicana/o Literatureby Alma Rosa Alvarez

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95

    Liberation Theology in Chicana/o Literature looks at the ways in which Chicana/o authors who have experienced cultural disconnection or marginalization because of their gender, gender politics and sexual orientation attempt to forge a connection back to Chicana/o culture through their use of liberation theology. more...

  • Neo-Imperialism in Children's Literature About Africaby Yulisa Amadu Maddy; Donnarae MacCann

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    In the spirit of their last collaboration, Apartheid and Racism in South African Children's Literature, 1985-1995 , Yulisa Amadu Maddy and Donnarae MacCann once again come together to expose the neo-imperialist overtones of contemporary children's fiction about Africa. Examining the portrayal of African social customs, religious philosophies, and... more...

  • Bringing Light to Twilightby Giselle Liza Anatol

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 32.00

    Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series has enjoyed astounding commercial success, not just with adolescents as originally intended but with a wide and diverse audience, yet the cultural and literary contributions of these novels have been largely overlooked. This dynamic volume reveals how the Twilight series has fundamentally altered our reading and... more...