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Welsh Mythology:

A Neo-Structuralist Analysis
Jonathan Miles-Watson
ISBN: 9781604976205

This work uses Claude Lévi-Strauss’ inspirational lecture as a launchpad for an exploration of a group of related medieval Welsh myths. This book is the first sustained attempt to follow his intuitive suggestions about several Mabinogion myths with a detailed Structuralist analysis of the Mabinogion. This most unique anthropological examination of the Mabinogion leads to a rethinking of some important aspects of Structuralism. Read More..

Narrating the American West:

New Forms of Historical Memory
Jordana Finnegan
ISBN: 9781604975192

"This insightful study offers a literary and historical critique of various western narratives ... Finnegan's discussion of Janet Campbell Hale is especially strong, providing compelling insights into work by a Native author without deep tribal or reservation ties in her background ... Finnegan's discussion of all of these western texts in a postmodern context and her insights about regionalism, narrative structure, and autobiography make this volume an important contribution to the study of western American literature." - Western American Literature Read More..

Celebrity, Pedophilia, and Ideology in American Culture

Jason Lee
ISBN: 9781604975994

Reveals the connections between rapacious capitalism and the rape of children. The twenty chapters—which span the analysis of childhood, celebrity culture, important books and films on pedophilia and violence, post-9/11 theology and public rhetoric, and killing for fame, in an interrelated fashion—cover intrinsically important areas of ideology. Read More..

Antifeminism and the Victorian Novel:

Rereading Nineteenth-Century Women Writers
Tamara Wagner
ISBN: 9781604976076

This landmark book provides a critical reconsideration of nineteenth-century women’s writing by exploring the significance of antifeminist representations for literary developments in the century’s second half. It makes an important contribution to the study of Victorian literature and especially of recently rediscovered popular writers. Read More..

Literature and Ethics:

Questions of Responsibility in Literary Studies
Daniel Jernigan, Neil Murphy, Brendan Quigley, and Tamara Wagner
ISBN: 9781604976052

This unique book covers a wide gamut of literary periods and genres, including essays on Victorian literature and modernism, as well as several studies on narrative, but the central ethos emerges from considerations of issues of responsibility and irresponsibility as they find expression in literary study, and in ethics. It is an important book for all literature and literary theory collections. Read More..

Reinaldo Arenas, Caliban, and Postcolonial Discourse

Enrique Morales-Díaz
ISBN: 9781604976175

This is the first critical study of Reinaldo Arenas from a postcolonial venue. It is an important book for all those in Latin American studies and postcolonial studies. Read More..

Identity and Society in American Poetry:

The Romantic Tradition
Robin Mookerjee
ISBN: 9781604975086

This book is a valuable source for scholars with an interest in Emerson and Pound Studies, the intellectual traditions leading to Modernism, and the Objectivist and Black Mountain schools of American poetry. Read More..

W. H. Auden's Poetry:

Mythos, Theory, and Practice
R. Victoria Arana
ISBN: 9781604975956

“This book succeeds in one of the most difficult tasks of literary criticism. It demonstrates how deeply Auden’s style and diction are essential bearers of complex meanings, and it does so in a lucid and exciting way. It marks a major advance in Auden studies and its insights will serve the needs of readers at all levels of experience.” — Professor Edward Mendelson, Columbia University Read More..

The Pilgrim Soul:

Being Russian in Israel
Elana Gomel
ISBN: 9781604975987

Written by Elana Gomel, senior lecturer at Tel-Aviv University, this is an original and exciting investigation of the Russian community in Israel. It analyzes the narratives through which Russian Jewry defines itself and connects them to the legacy of Soviet history. Read More..

Maria Graham:

A Literary Biography
Regina Akel
ISBN: 9781604975970

Praised by the Times Higher Education , this first literary biography of the well-known travel writer, Maria Graham, reconstructs her literary image employing significant passages from all her work. It illuminates a groundbreaking female intellectual who captured for her readers the ancient culture of India as deftly as she represented bandits in Italy and South America. Read More..

 

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