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  • 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...

  • Rumors of War and Infernal Machinesby Charles E. Gannon

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 29.99

    This provocative and unique work reveals the remarkably influential role of futuristic literature on contemporary political power in America. Tracing this phenomenon from its roots in Victorian Britain, Gannon convincingly demonstrates that military fiction anticipated and even influenced the evolution of the tank, the development of the airplane,... more...

  • Democracy's Literatureby Patrick J. Deneen; Joseph Romance

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 36.99

    American literature is profoundly, almost inescapably political. In this fascinating new anthology of original essays, ten leading scholars explore the ways in which American civic education has been informally advanced through literature. Delving into the works of authors ranging from Mark Twain to William Faulkner to Octavia Butler, these essays... more...

  • Journeys into Darknessby James Goho

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 79.99

    This single author collection of essays tackles the usual subjects in horror literature?particularly Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, H. P. Lovecraft and Ramsey Campbell?but also examines some of the less well-known names of the genre, including Charles Brockden Brown and Algernon Blackwood. more...

  • Whitman Noirby Ivy Wilson

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Walt Whitman?s now-famous maxim about ?containing the multitudes? has often been understood as a metaphor for the democratizing impulses of the young American nation. But did these impulses extend across the color line? Early in his career, especially in the manuscripts leading up to the first edition of Leaves of Grass , the poet espoused a rather... 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. Fictional... 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...

  • Protest and the Body in Melville, Dos Passos, and Hurstonby Thomas McGlamery

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book analyzes the work of Herman Melville, John Dos Passos, and Zora Neale Hurston alongside biographical materials and discourses on the body. Thomas McGlamery views each of these authors' literary output as an effort to "work through" the political meanings associated with the body, examining how they negotiate identities of class, gender, race,... more...

  • The Coupling Conventionby Ann duCille

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 29.99

    Spanning the period 1853 to 1948, this study explores the nascence of literary activity among American black women and goes on to investigate the cultural climate which led some of the most prominent to use the marriage convention as a means of exploring questions of sexuality and relationships. more...

  • Family, Kinship, and Sympathy in Nineteenth-Century American Literatureby Cindy Weinstein

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    A radical new interpretation of nineteenth-century sentimental literature in the United States. more...