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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Art of Sympathy in Fictionby Howard Sklar

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00

    By taking an interdisciplinary approach ? with methods drawn from narratology, aesthetics, social psychology, education, and the empirical study of literature ? The Art of Sympathy in Fiction will interest scholars in a variety of fields. Its focus is the sympathetic effects of stories, and the possible ways these feelings can contribute to what... more...

  • Violet Americaby Jason Arthur

    University of Iowa Press 2003; US$ 39.95

    Violet America takes on the long habit among literary historians and critics of thinking about large segments of American literary production in terms of regionalism. Jason Arthur argues that classifying broad swaths of American literature as regionalist or “local color” writing brings with it a set of assumptions, informed by longstanding... more...

  • Evangelicals and the Arts in Fictionby John Weaver

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

    This book is an exploration of how the relationship of evangelicals to the arts has been portrayed in fiction for the last century. The author argues that evangelicals are consistently seen as enemies of the arts by non-evangelical writers. The artist (typically represented by a literal artist, occasionally by a scientist or reluctant messiah) typically... more...

  • Beautiful Bottom, Beautiful Shameby Kathryn Bond Stockton; Michèle Aina Barale; Jonathan Goldberg; Michael Moon; Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

    Duke University Press 2006; US$ 23.95

    The relationship between black queer subjects and debasement as portrayed within popular culture texts and films. more...

  • The Public Life of Privacy in Nineteenth-Century American Literatureby Stacey Margolis; Donald E. Pease

    Duke University Press 2005; US$ 22.95

    Challenges the familiar way of reading a major strain of 19th century American literature. Rather than seeing this strain as preoccupied with a subject's inner mental life, it shows that subjects can only be understood, and understand themselves, through more...

  • The Heart Has Its Reasonsby Michael Cart; Christine A. Jenkins

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 54.99

    Society does not make it easy for young people, regardless of their sexual orientation, to find accurate, nonjudgmental information about homosexuality. It makes it even more difficult for young homosexuals to find positive role models in fiction either written or published expressly for them or - if published for adults - relevant to them and their... more...