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  • The Red Badge of Courage Study Guideby Stephen Crane

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 12.95

    Containing 11 reproducible exercises to maximize vocabulary development and comprehension skills, these guides include pre-and post-reading activities, story synopses, key vocabulary, and answer keys. more...

  • Shadowing the White Man’s Burdenby Gretchen Murphy

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 79.00

    During the height of 19th century imperialism, Rudyard Kipling published his famous poem “The White Man’s Burden.” While some of his American readers argued that the poem served as justification for imperialist practices, others saw Kipling’s satirical talents at work and read it as condemnation. Gretchen Murphy explores this... more...

  • The Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American Short Storyby Blanche H. Gelfant

    Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 39.99

    Esteemed critic Blanche Gelfant's brilliant companion gathers together lucid essays on major writers and themes by some of the best literary critics in the United States. Part 1 is comprised of articles on stories that share a particular theme, such as "Working Class Stories" or "Gay and Lesbian Stories," and part 2 contains more than one hundred... more...

  • Burnin' Down the Houseby Valerie Sweeney Prince

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 31.99

    -- Cheryl A. Wall, Rutgers University more...

  • Ecocritical Theologyby Joan Anderson Ashford

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    The literary field of ecocriticism appraises texts from the perspective of the natural world, its biosystems, its animals (human and otherwise), and its ecological interconnections. Exploring a range of contemporary American novelists whose narratives resonate with numerous ecological challenges, this work examines humankind's relationship with... more...

  • Positive Pollutions and Cultural Toxinsby John Blair Gamber

    UNP - Nebraska 2012; US$ 50.00

    In this innovative study, Positive Pollutions and Cultural Toxins , John Blair Gamber examines urbanity and the results of urban living—traffic, garbage, sewage, waste, and pollution—arguing for a new recognition of all forms of human detritus as part of the natural world and thus for a broadening of our understanding of environmental... more...

  • Cult Fictionby Clive Bloom

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 35.00

    Here is an exploration of pulp literature and pulp mentalities: an investigation into the nature and theory of the contemporary mind in art and in life. Here too, the violent, the sensational and the erotic signify different facets of the modern experience played out in the gaudy pages of kitsch literature. Clive Bloom offers the reader a chance to... more...

  • The American Novel of Warby McFarland & Co.

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    In song, verse, narrative, and dramatic form, war literature has existed for nearly all of recorded history. Accounts of war continue to occupy American bestseller lists and the stacks of American libraries. This innovative work establishes the American Novel of War as its own sub-genre within the greater American Literature of War genre, creating... more...

  • Not Your Mother's Vampireby Deborah Wilson Overstreet

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 44.99

    Not Your Mother's Vampire analyzes twenty current young adult vampire novels and also addresses Buffy the Vampire Slayer -all vampire representations aimed at younger audiences. The book's structure includes an overview of vampire scholarship, an analysis of vampire characters (featuring an exploration of vampire conventions and vampires and sexuality),... more...

  • Globalization, Utopia and Postcolonial Science Fictionby Eric D. Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    This study considers the recent surge of science fiction narratives from the postcolonial Third World as a utopian response to the spatial, political, and representational dilemmas that attend globalization. more...