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Contemporary Hispanic Poets:

Cultural Production in the Global, Digital Age
John Burns
ISBN: 9781604978940

"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 Read More..

The British Imperial Pyramid of Power:

Manning an Empire in the Long Nineteenth Century, 1800–1914
Colin Newbury
ISBN: 9781604978933

“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 Read More..

Chinese Ethnic Minority Oral Traditions:

A Recovered Text of Bai Folk Songs in a Sinoxenic Script
Jingqi Fu and Zhao Min with Xu Lin and Duan Ling
ISBN: 9781604978957

In 1958 while conducting fieldwork in Yunnan, a professor came across a ricepaper booklet with strange script created from Chinese characters. This turned out to be a folksong booklet in Old Bai script. She safeguarded it carefully through the tumultuous Mao years until the 1990s, when the political environment had relaxed enough for her to conduct full-scale ethnographic research. Very few such texts remain, and what makes this booklet even more valuable is that it records songs that have already disappeared, including some with sexually explicit content. Read More..

The Middle Ages in Popular Culture:

Medievalism and Genre
Helen Young
ISBN: 9781604978971

Rather than focusing on the medievalism of a single genre, this volume puts multiple genres in dialogue and considers both medievalism and genre to be frameworks from which meaning can be produced. Chapters in it explore works from a wide range of genres—children’s and young adult, historical, cyberpunk, fantasy, science fiction, romance, and crime—and across multiple media—fiction, film, television, video games, and music. The range of media types and genres enable comparison, and the identification of overarching trends, while also allowing comparison of contrasting phenomena. Read More..