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  • Ideologyby James M. Decker

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2003; US$ 125.00

    This introduction to the concept of ideology provides an overview of the term and considers its impact on literary theory. It analyses the history of Western ideology from its pre-Enlightenment roots to its contemporary incarnations, providing readers with a useful overview of key terms and issues. more...

  • Cosmopolitan Culture and Consumerism in Chick Litby Caroline J. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Cosmopolitan Culture and Consumerism in Chick Lit focuses on the literary phenomenon popularly known as chick lit, and the way in which this genre interfaces with magazines, self-help books, romantic comedies, and domestic-advice publications. This recent trend in women?s popular fiction, which began in 1996 with the publication of British author... more...

  • A Concise Companion to American Fiction by Cindy Weinstein; Peter Stoneley

    Wiley 2008; US$ 39.95

    An authoritative guide to American literature, this Companion examines the experimental forms, socio-cultural changes, literary movements, and major authors of the early 20th century. This Companion provides authoritative and wide-ranging guidance on early twentieth-century American fiction. Considers commonly studied authors such as Faulkner,... more...

  • The Plight of Feelingby Julia A. Stern

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    American novels written in the wake of the Revolution overflow with self-conscious theatricality and impassioned excess. In The Plight of Feeling , Julia A. Stern shows that these sentimental, melodramatic, and gothic works can be read as an emotional history of the early republic, reflecting the hate, anger, fear, and grief that tormented the Federalist... more...

  • Sisters, Schoolgirls, and Sleuthsby Carolyn Carpan

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 44.99

    Sisters, Schoolgirls, and Sleuths provides a social history of girls' series fiction in America from the mid-19th century through the early 21st century. Carpan examines popular series, sub-genres, themes, and characters found in approximately 100 popular series, noting how such books reflect or subvert the culture of the era in which they were produced. more...

  • Deleuze and American Literatureby Alan Bourassa

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00

    Bourassa demonstrates what happens when the set of concepts developed by Deleuze come into contact with the complex and philosophically problematic worlds of William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy, Edith Wharton and Ralph Ellison. more...

  • The Place of Fiction in the Time of Scienceby John Limon

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 30.00

    In this book John Limon examines the various ways American authors have approached the writing of fiction in an age increasingly dominated by science. more...

  • Boys at Homeby Ken Parille

    University of Tennessee Press 2009; US$ 21.00

    In this groundbreaking book, Ken Parille seeks to do for nineteenth-century boys what the past three decades of scholarship have done for girls: show how the complexities of the fiction and educational materials written about them reflect the lives they lived. While most studies of nineteenth-century boyhood have focused on post-Civil War male... more...

  • The Everything Vampire Bookby Barb Karg; Arjean Spaite

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 15.95

    From Bram Stoker's "Dracula", to Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series, vampires have fascinated and frightened young and old alike for centuries. Whether it is an evil, sharp-fanged creature who appears from the mist, or a handsome, erotic man or woman of mystery, the vampire in all its incarnations is one of the most popular and intriguing characters... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Literatureby Paul Varner

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 94.99

    The story of the western is told in the Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Literature through a chronology, a bibliography, an introductory essay, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors such as Owen Wister, Zane Grey, Max Brand, Clarence Mulford, Ernest Haycox, Luke Short, Dorothy Johnson, Louis L'Amour, and Cormac McCarthy. more...