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Drama and the Postmodern:

Assessing the Limits of Metatheatre
Daniel K. Jernigan
ISBN: 9781604975420

This collection of essays is impressive in its breadth, ranging over English, Irish, American, and Continental dramatists. Many of the plays given extended treatment are frequently anthologized and/or taught. Read More..

Brian Castro's Fiction:

The Seductive Play of Language
Bernadette Brennan
ISBN: 9781604975642

Brian Castro’s fiction is becoming increasingly recognized for its brilliance around the world. In this first critical study of Brian Castro’s work, Bernadette Brennan offers original and creative readings of Castro’s eight published novels. Read More..

Existentialism, Film Noir, and Hard-Boiled Fiction

Stephen Faison
ISBN: 9781604975734

Faison effectively challenges the frequent assertion that the intellectual and creative sources of film noir are to be found in European thinkers and movements, and establishes film noir, like hard-boiled fiction, as a uniquely American phenomenon. Read More..

Chinese in Australian Fiction, 1888–1988

Ouyang Yu
ISBN: 9781604975161

This is an important book that illustrates how the “Other” is represented and will be a valuable book for those in Australian studies, Asian studies, and literary studies. Read More..

Viking Women:

The Narrative Voice in Woven Tapestries
Lena Norrman
ISBN: 9781604975321

In this groundbreaking book, the author discusses women’s weaving and embroidering and how this craft is contextualized in narratives in circulation, which are passed on from one generation to the next through oral tradition. Read More..

The Femme Fatale in American Literature

Ghada Sasa
ISBN: 9781604975352

This interesting book examines the representation of female characters in American naturalism and argues that women in American naturalism are often represented as femmes fatales. Read More..

Aphra Behn Stages the Social Scene in the Restoration Theatre

Dawn Lewcock
ISBN: 9781604975499

Usually recognised as the first professional woman writer, Aphra Behn (1640–1689) has become a popular subject for academic study. The study considers how Behn has constructed her plays and used their staging to ensure the perceptions and apprehensions she wants from that audience. Read More..

Revisiting Robert Tressell's Mugsborough:

New Perspectives on The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Julie Cairnie and Marion Walls
ISBN: 9781604975512

The book comprises work by academics, a librarian, and the widow of Tressell’s biographer, Fred Ball. The focus is on continuity and change in terms of how Tressell’s text is read. Read More..

Women’s War Drama in England in the Seventeenth Century

Brenda Liddy
ISBN: 9781604975239

"Liddy’s study of women’s war drama in seventeenth-century England throws light on other female-authored war literature. This is a rewarding work, written in a clear and understandable style, which makes an original contribution to the subject." - Modern Language Review Read More..

The Crimsoned Hills of Onondaga:

Romantic Antiquarians and the Euro-American Invention of Native American Prehistory
De Villo Sloan
ISBN: 9781604975031

In this highly unique and beautifully written book, Professor De Villo Sloan applies literary analysis to antiquarian writing––a body of work most often associated with the history of archaeology. Read More..

 

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