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  • 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...

  • Sensational Modernismby Joseph B. Entin

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    Sensational Modernism: Experimental Fiction and Photography in Thirties America 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...

  • Boys in Children's Literature and Popular Cultureby Annette Wannamaker

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Boys in Children?s Literature and Popular Culture proposes new theoretical frameworks for understanding the contradictory ways masculinity is represented in popular texts consumed by boys in the United States. The popular texts boys like are often ignored by educators and scholars, or are simply dismissed as garbage that boys should be discouraged... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Turning the Pages of American Girlhoodby Emily Hamilton-Honey

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

    Alternating chapters of historical background and literary analysis, this study argues that postbellum series books inspired young women by illustrating the ways in which girls could participate in social change, whether through church societies, benevolent organizations, educational institutions or political groups. By 1900, however, the socialization... more...