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  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00

    Despite efforts of contemporary reformers to curb the availability of dime novels, series books, and paperbacks, Pioneers, Passionate Ladies, and Private Eyes reveals how many readers used them as means of resistance and how fictional characters became models for self-empowerment. These literary genres, whose value has long been underestimated, provide... 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...

  • 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...