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  • Black Male Fiction and the Legacy of Calibanby James W. Coleman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    With The Tempest 's Caliban, Shakespeare created an archetype in the modern era depicting black men as slaves and savages who threaten civilization. As contemporary black male fiction writers have tried to free their subjects and themselves from this legacy to tell a story of liberation, they often unconsciously retell the story, making their heroes... more...

  • The Social Selfby Joseph Alkana

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    American literary history of the nineteenth-century as a conflict between individualistic writers and a conformist society. In The Social Self, Joseph Alkana argues that such a dichotomy misrepresents the views of many authors. Sudden changes caused by the industrial revolution, urban development, increased immigration, and regional conflicts... more...

  • Naturalism in American Fictionby John J. Conder

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this closely reasoned study, John J. Conder has created a new and more vital understanding of naturalism in American literature. Moving from the Hobbesian dilemma between causation and free will down through Bergson's concept of dual selves, Conder defines a view of determinism so rich in possibilities that it can serve as the inspiration of literary... more...

  • Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Cultureby William Patrick Day

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    While vampire stories have been part of popular culture since the beginning of the nineteenth century, it has been in recent decades that they have become a central part of American culture. Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture looks at how vampire stories -- from Bram Stoker's Dracula to Blacula , from Bela Lugosi's films to ... more...

  • American Women Writing Fictionby Mickey Pearlman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    American literature is no longer the refuge of the solitary hero. Like the society it mirrors, it is now a far richer, many-faceted explication of a complicated and diverse society -- racially, culturally, and ethnically interwoven and at the same time fractured and fractious. Ten women writing fiction in America today -- Toni Cade Bambara, Joan... more...

  • Gender and the Writer's Imaginationby Mary Suzanne Schriber

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The concept of woman as having a distinctive nature and requiring a separate sphere of activity from that of man was pervasive in the thinking of nineteenth- century Americans. So dominant was this "horizon of expectations" for woman that the imaginations of our finest novelists were often subverted, even as they attempted to expand the possibilities... more...

  • The Age of the Crisis of Manby Mark Greif

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    In a midcentury American cultural episode forgotten today, intellectuals of all schools shared a belief that human nature was under threat. The immediate result was a glut of dense, abstract books on the ?nature of man.? But the dawning ?age of the crisis of man,? as Mark Greif calls it, was far more than a historical curiosity. In this ambitious... more...

  • Fremde ? Luxus ? Räumeby Jutta Eming; Gaby Pailer; Franziska Schößler; Johannes Traulsen

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 42.95

    Luxus ist seit der Antike mit verschwenderischer Prachtentfaltung und moralphilosophischen Fragen nach gerechter Güterverteilung verbunden. Die Forschung hat sich dementsprechend bislang vornehmlich mit seinen negativen Konnotationen auseinandergesetzt. Versteht man Luxus hingegen als literatur- und kulturwissenschaftlichen Distinktions- und Relationsbegriff,... more...

  • Epistolary Responsesby Anne Bower

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Epistolary Responses explores the transformative nature of epistolary fiction and criticism in letter form from a largely feminist perspective. While most scholarly work to date has focused on 17th- and 18th-century manifestations of this genre, Bower's study concentrates on epistolary fiction by contemporary American writers published between... more...

  • You Factory Folks Who Sing This Song Will Surely Understandby Wes Mantooth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...