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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$ 41.95

    Peter Stoneley is Professor of English in the School of English and American Literature at the University of Reading. He is author of Mark Twain and the Feminine Aesthetic (1992), Consumerism and American Girls’ Literature, 1860–1940 (2003), and A Queer History of the Ballet (2006). Cindy Weinstein is Professor of English at... more...

  • Reading American Novels and Multicultural Aestheticsby Lou Freitas Caton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00

    Using Romantic theories, Caton analyzes America's contemporary novel. 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...

  • Dictionary of American Young Adult Fiction, 1997-2001: Books of Recognized Meritby Agnes Perkins

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 91.00

    Young adult readers have special needs and concerns, and librarians have become increasingly interested in selecting books suitable for them. This reference provides information about 290 books for young adults. These books received major awards between 1997 and 2001, reflect the voices of 242 different authors, and range from new to familiar themes.... 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...

  • Visiting Elizabethby Gisèle Villeneuve

    Dundurn 2004; US$ 17.95

    Villeneuve harnesses the power of two languages in a story that pulls the reader through the streets of Montreal and the recesses of Arianes mind. more...

  • The American Historical Romanceby George Dekker

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 48.00

    This book traces the tradition of American historical fiction from its origins in the early nineteenth century to the eve of World War II. It examines the historical novel's connections with Enlightenment and Romantic theories of history; with the rise of literary regionalism; with the ambitions of Romantic writers to revive the epic and romance;... more...