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  • Caribbean Perspectives on Modernityby Maria Cristina Fumagalli

    University of Virginia Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    Taking up the challenge of redefining modernity from a Caribbean perspective instead of assuming that the North Atlantic view of modernity is universal, Maria Cristina Fumagalli shows how the Caribbean's contributions to the modern world not only provide a more accurate account of the past but also have the potential to change the way in... more...

  • The Dynamics of Genreby Dallas Liddle

    University of Virginia Press 2009; US$ 43.50

    Newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals reached a peak of cultural influence and financial success in Britain in the 1850s and 1860s, out-publishing and out-selling books as much as one hundred to one. But although scholars have long known that writing for the vast periodical marketplace provided many Victorian authors with needed income?and... more...

  • William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorshipby Scott Hess

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    In William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorship, Scott Hess explores Wordsworth?s defining role in establishing what he designates as "the ecology of authorship": a primarily middle-class, nineteenth-century conception of nature associated with aesthetics, high culture, individualism, and nation. Instead of viewing Wordsworth as... more...

  • Pathologies of Paradiseby Supriya M. Nair

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 27.50

    Pathologies of Paradise presents the rich complexity of anglophone Caribbean literature from pluralistic perspectives that contest the reduction of the region to Edenic or infernal stereotypes. But rather than reiterate the familiar critiques of these stereotypes, Supriya Nair draws on the trope of the detour to plumb the depths of ... more...

  • Disturbers of the Peaceby Kelly Baker Josephs

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 24.50

    Exploring the prevalence of madness in Caribbean texts written in English in the mid-twentieth century, Kelly Baker Josephs focuses on celebrated writers such as Jean Rhys, V. S. Naipaul, and Derek Walcott as well as on understudied writers such as Sylvia Wynter and Erna Brodber. Because mad figures appear frequently in Caribbean literature... more...

  • The Cross-Dressed Caribbeanby Maria Cristina Fumagalli; Bénédicte Ledent; Roberto del Valle Alcalá

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Studies of sexuality in Caribbean culture are on the rise, focusing mainly on homosexuality and homophobia or on regional manifestations of normative and nonnormative sexualities. The Cross-Dressed Caribbean extends this exploration by using the trope of transvestism not only to analyze texts and contexts from anglophone, francophone,... more...

  • The Worlds of Carol Shieldsby David Staines

    University of Ottawa Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The Worlds of Carol Shields is the first book to examine Shields? extraordinary career and life through the lens both of close friends and of literary critics. more...

  • Small Friends and other stories and poemsby Jane Morris

    amabooks 2014; US$ 9.99

    The short stories and poems in this collection were written by students at King George VI School and centre for physically disabled children in Zimbabwe?s second city, Bulawayo. HIV and AIDS have had a devastating effect on all the communities of Zimbabwe, and those with disabilities have not been exempt from the effects of the virus, as is reflected... more...

  • On Maliceby Ken Babstock

    Coach House Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    On Malice is watching younew poems about and by surveillance, from Griffin-winning Ken Babstock. more...

  • Midlandby Kwame Dawes

    Ohio University Press 2000; US$ 11.99

    The winning manuscript of the fourth annual Hollis Summers Poetry Prize is also the exciting American debut by a poet who has already established himself as an important international poetic voice. Midland , the seventh collection by Kwame Dawes, draws deeply on the poet's travels and experiences in Africa, the Caribbean, England, and the American... more...