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  • Hear Us Outby Richard Canning

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    The author of the acclaimed Gay Fiction Speaks brings us new interviews with twelve prominent gay writers who have emerged in the last decade. Hear Us Out demonstrates how in recent decades the canon of gay fiction has developed, diversified, and expanded its audience into the mainstream. Readers will recognize names like Michael Cunningham, whose... more...

  • Fantasies of the New Classby Stephen Schryer

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    America's post-World War II prosperity created a boom in higher education, expanding the number of university-educated readers and making a new literary politics possible. Writers began to direct their work toward the growing professional class, and the American public in turn became more open to literary culture. This relationship imbued fiction... more...

  • Writing at the Limitby Daniel Punday

    UNP - Nebraska 2012; US$ 60.00

    While some cultural critics are pronouncing the death of the novel, a whole generation of novelists have turned to other media with curiosity rather than fear. These novelists are not simply incorporating references to other media into their work for the sake of verisimilitude, they are also engaging precisely such media as a way of talking about... more...

  • Fictional Dialogueby Bronwen Thomas

    UNP - Nebraska 2012; US$ 50.00

    Experimentation with the speech of characters has been hailed by Gérard Genette as “one of the main paths of emancipation in the modern novel.” Dialogue as a stylistic and narrative device is a key feature in the development of the novel as a genre, yet it is also a phenomenon little acknowledged or explored in the critical literature.... more...

  • The Sex Is Out of This Worldby Sherry Ginn; Michael G Cornelius; Donald E Palumbo

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    This book is a collection of new essays, with the general objective of filling a gap in the literature about sex and science fiction. Although some work has been published, none of it is recent. The essays herein explore the myriad ways in which authors writing in the genre, regardless of format (e.g., print, film, television, etc.), envision very... more...

  • War over Lemuriaby Richard Toronto

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    Life magazine described the Shaver Mystery as "the most celebrated rumpus that rocked the science fiction world." Its creators said it was a "new wave in science fiction." Critics called it "dangerous nonsense" and labeled its fans the lunatic fringe. Whatever else the Shaver Mystery was, it became a worldwide sensation... more...

  • Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adultsby Carrie Hintz; Balaka Basu; Katherine R. Broad

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    This collection enacts a lively debate about the goals and efficacy of YA dystopias, with three major areas of contention: do these texts reinscribe an old didacticism or offer an exciting new frontier in children's literature? Do their political critiques represent conservative or radical ideologies? And finally, are these novels high-minded attempts... more...

  • Fighting Wordsby Ira Wells

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    Fighting Words offers an entirely new understanding of what literary naturalism is and why it matters.   Ira Wells, countering the standard narrative of literary naturalism’s much-touted concern with environmental and philosophical determinism, draws attention to the polemical essence of the genre and demonstrates how literary naturalists... more...

  • Partners in Wonderby Eric Leif Davin

    Lexington Books 2005; US$ 47.99

    Partners in Wonder revolutionizes our knowledge of women and early science fiction. Davin finds that at least 203 female authors published over a thousand stories in science fiction magazines between 1926 and 1965. This work explores the distinctly different form of science fiction that females wrote, offers a comprehensive bibliography of these works,... more...

  • A Companion to American Gothicby Charles L. Crow

    Wiley 2013; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to American Gothic features a collection of original essays that explore America’s gothic literary tradition.  The largest collection of essays in the field of American Gothic Contributions from a wide variety of scholars from around the world  The most complete coverage of theory, major authors, popular culture and... more...