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Technologies of Power in the Victorian Period

Print Culture, Human Labor, and New Modes of Critique in Charles Dickens's Hard Times, Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley, and George Eliot's Felix Holt
John C. Murray
ISBN: 9781604976687

This book employs Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley (1849), Charles Dickens’s Hard Times (1854), and George Eliot’s Felix Holt (1866) to evidence how the growth of capitalist production and the development of new technologies of industry within the early- to mid-Victorian periods inspired the prioritization of the printed word over oratory and speech as a means for fulfilling the linguistic power exchanges found common in spoken discourse. This book serves to fill this gap in Victorian studies. Read More..

The Victorian Freak Show:

The Significance of Disability and Physical Differences in 19th-Century Fiction
Lillian Craton
ISBN: 9781604976533

"An important contribution ...the most significant innovation of the project is the way in which Craton uncovers the often positively valence of such differences as they are depicted in literary texts ... scholars in disability studies and Victorian studies will find this book useful and compelling, … yet it is readable for undergraduates as well." – Victorian Studies Read More..

The Sex Goddess in American Film, 1930–1965:

Jean Harlow, Mae West, Lana Turner, and Jayne Mansfield
Jessica Hope Jordan
ISBN: 9781604976632

"Lavishly illustrated ... Jordan's lively discussion of the commodification of the female body in the service of the classic Hollywood star system will offer less experienced readers genuine insights into the way the system worked and how these women manipulated it to their advantage... Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; general readers." - CHOICE Read More..

Identity in Doris Lessing’s Space Fiction

David Waterman
ISBN: 9781934043226

"Waterman contributes to an understanding of Lessing's worldview by appropriately exploring global identities, shared cultural traditions, and morphing colonial experiments." - Doris Lessing Studies Read More..

Imaginary Homelands of Writers in Exile:

Salman Rushdie, Bharati Mukherjee, and V.S. Naipaul
Cristina Emanuela Dascalu
ISBN: 9781934043738

An eloquently argued book with meticulous theoretical groundwork, Imaginary Homelands of Writers in Exile presents a most lucid and concise examination of exile. Read More..

Postcolonial Literary History and Indian English Fiction

Paul Sharrad
ISBN: 9781604975604

This innovative book is the successful outcome of a difficult feat––it represents an interesting new approach to a well-trodden field of study. This book will contribute significantly to postcolonial studies and advances the ever more richly complicated discourse that has emerged in the field. Read More..

What Is Eating Latin American Women Writers:

Food, Weight, and Eating Disorders
Renée S. Scott
ISBN: 9781604976403

This book fills a theoretical void because it speaks to an ever-growing interest in Latin American literature about women, food, and the body. This study not only traces for the first time the historical development of the topics of food, eating consumption, and body image but also features well-known authors and others who are yet to be discovered in United States. Read More..

Cinematic Portraits of Evil:

Christian de Chalonge’s Docteur Petiot and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Delicatessen
Esther Rowlands
ISBN: 9781604976441

This book seeks to establish a new way of examining not only history but contemporary manners of historical representation on film, as well as their cultural and philosophical implications. It aims to advance new ways of investigating the past with films that are, on the surface, only tangentially related to traditional manners of historical representation. Read More..

Pat Barker and the Mediation of Social Reality

David Waterman
ISBN: 9781604976496

In this critical study, David Waterman examines questions of social representation in all of Pat Barker’s novels, published over the last twenty-five years, from Union Street (1982) to the recent Life Class (2007). This is an important book for scholars interested in contemporary British fiction, women’s writing, and social-psychological approaches to literature. Read More..

The Trouble with Dreiser:

Harper and the Editing of Jennie Gerhardt
Annemarie Koning Whaley
ISBN: 9781604976434

This book is the first extensive study of the damaging effects of the editorial process on a significant work of American literature. This study carefully compares the restored edition to the 1911 edition, revealing clear and precise patterns to the Harper editing. It is an important work for collections of American literature, Theodore Dreiser, textual studies, early twentieth-century cultural studies (especially those interested in ethnicity), and early twentieth-century historical studies. Read More..

 

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