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  • 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$ 48.99

    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$ 9.99

    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...

  • The Place of Fiction in the Time of Scienceby John Limon

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 32.00

    This 1990 book examines the various ways American authors have approached the writing of fiction in an age increasingly dominated by science. more...

  • Boys at Homeby Ken Parille

    University of Tennessee Press 2009; US$ 21.00

    In this groundbreaking book, Ken Parille seeks to do for nineteenth-century boys what the past three decades of scholarship have done for girls: show how the complexities of the fiction and educational materials written about them reflect the lives they lived. While most studies of nineteenth-century boyhood have focused on post-Civil War male novelists,... more...

  • Fiktion Wirklichkeitby Constanze Rossmann

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 49.95

    Beeinflusst das Fernsehen die Realitätswahrnehmung und Einstellungen der Zuschauer? Mit dieser Frage beschäftigt sich die Kultivierungsforschung nun seit gut dreißig Jahren. Wie es zur Entstehung von Kultivierungseffekten kommt, ist allerdings noch weitgehend unklar. Diese Analyse zeichnet die Ursprünge der Kultivierungsforschung nach und systematisiert... more...

  • The Everything Vampire Bookby Barb Karg; Arjean Spaite

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 15.95

    From Bram Stoker's "Dracula", to Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series, vampires have fascinated and frightened young and old alike for centuries. Whether it is an evil, sharp-fanged creature who appears from the mist, or a handsome, erotic man or woman of mystery, the vampire in all its incarnations is one of the most popular and intriguing characters... more...