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  • Other Shoreby Michael Jackson

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    In this book, ethnographer and poet Michael Jackson addresses the interplay between modes of writing, modes of understanding, and modes of being in the world. Drawing on literary, anthropological and autobiographical sources, he explores writing as a technics akin to ritual, oral storytelling, magic and meditation, that enables us to reach beyond the... 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...

  • Pioneers Passionate Ladies and Private Eyesby Larry E Sullivan; Lydia C Schurman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00

    Pioneers, Passionate Ladies, and Private Eyes illuminates the significance of dime novels, series books, and paperbacks by exploring their historical backgrounds and analyzing their texts. Popular heroes and mysterious heroines abound as they are subjected to the scholar's eye and explored as literary artifact, symbol, and myth. The result is a one-of-a-kind... 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...

  • 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...

  • Sounding Realby Cristina L. Ruotolo

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    Examining American realist fiction as it was informed and shaped by the music of the period, Sounding Real sheds new light on the profound musical and cultural change at the turn of the twentieth century.   Sounding Real by Cristina L. Ruotolo examines landmark changes in American musical standards and tastes in the late-nineteenth and... more...

  • Blinded by the Whitesby David H. Ikard

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    The election of Barack Obama gave political currency to the (white) idea that Americans now live in a post-racial society. But the persistence of racial profiling, economic inequality between blacks and whites, disproportionate numbers of black prisoners, and disparities in health and access to healthcare suggest there is more to the story. David... more...

  • Jazz in the Time of the Novelby Bruce Evan Barnhart

    University of Alabama Press 1753; US$ 49.95

    Jazz in the Time of the Novel argues that a culture’s understanding of the concept of time plays a central role in its economic, social, and aesthetic affairs and that a culture arrives at its conception of time through its artistic practices.   Bruce Barnhart, in Jazz in the Time of the Novel, shows that American culture of the... more...