Cultural Production in the Global, Digital Age
"This is an excellent book on a very interesting topic. It is a well-conceived, well-researched, and well-written study covering a number of very significant poets in the Spanish-speaking world. Good scholarly books on poetry are rare. Good books on Hispanic poetry, transatlantic in content, and with a superb combination of textual analysis and theoretical reflection are even rarer, and this one belongs to the latter category." – Juan Egea, Professor of Spanish , University of Wisconsin-Madison
Manning an Empire in the Long Nineteenth Century, 1800–1914
“This book displays a masterful command of the history of the British
Empire during the period. It encompasses a wide range of detail from the
complex history of British imperialism and combines this with a systematic
analysis of subordinate categories and issues. The white settlement colonies
(future dominions) of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa
are all dealt with here, as is also British India, Sub-Saharan Africa, the West
Indies Southeast Asia, and Oceania. This monumental study has a wide
sweep both over chronological time and geographically.” – Raymond E. Dumett, Purdue University
From Isaac Asimov to A Game of Thrones
Science fiction and fantasy, with their necessarily impossible worlds, are perhaps the ultimate in neomedievalism. Earlier volumes have examined some of the ways in which contemporary popular culture re-imagines the Middle Ages, offering broad overviews, but none considers fantasy, science fiction, or the two together. The focused approach of this collection provides a directed pathway into the myriad medievalisms of modern popular culture. By engaging directly with genre(s), this book acknowledges that medievalist creative texts and practices do not occur in a vacuum, but are shaped by multiple cultural forces and concerns; medievalism is never just about the Middle Ages.
This comprehensive tome, part of the Cambria Contemporary Global Performing Arts headed by John Clum (Duke University) is an essential addition for theater studies and women's studies.