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The Middle Ages in Popular Culture:

Medievalism and Genre
Helen Young
ISBN: 9781604978971

"Helen Young is indefatigable. She has published, almost simultaneously, two excellent complementary edited collections of essays that discuss many of the subfields of medievalism. The Middle Ages in Popular Culture: Medievalism and Genre offers nine essays that engage what Young calls ‘the multiple Middle Ages’ (1). ... the uniformly excellent essays in this volume make a very strong case for the multiplicity of Middle Ages that Young’s introduction postulates." —Arthuriana Read More..

Fantasy and Science Fiction Medievalisms:

From Isaac Asimov to A Game of Thrones
Helen Young
ISBN: 9781604978964

"An excellent collection ... As with her other collection of essays, Young here offers much to our continuing discussion of medievalism in its many forms and iterations, and for that we are deeply in her debt." —Arthuriana Read More..

Contemporary Hispanic Poets:

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

"An excellent book on a very interesting topic. ... 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..

Fearless Femininity by Women in American Theatre (1910s to 2010s)

Lynne Greeley
ISBN: 9781604978834

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. Read More..

Browningmania, America's Love for Robert Browning

Hédi Jaouad
ISBN: 9781604978872

The book, the fruit of thorough and patient archival digging, brings together various fragmentary local sources and quaint memorabilia, hitherto unknown to scholars. It vividly recovers the spirit of the fascination with Robert Browning, and more broadly Victoriana, that Rochesterians and Americans in general evinced in the last two decades of the nineteenth century and early part of the twentieth century. Read More..

The Works of Arthur Laurents:

Politics, Love, and Betrayal
John M. Clum
ISBN: 9781604978841

"This is the first substantial study of the work of Arthur Laurents, and it was worth waiting for. In this authoritative and engaging book, John Clum draws on an unparalleled fund of knowledge about the musical theatre and the history of LGBT theatre in America to chronicle Laurents's importance as a gay playwright writing about gay issues during the 20th century." - Brenda Murphy, University of Connecticut Read More..

Damnation in Matthew Lewis’s The Monk:

A Hermeneutic-Phenomenological Approach
Becky Meadows
ISBN: 9781604978865

While previous approaches have analyzed the reader’s experience through the lens of phenomenology, this study examines a character’s experience through the lens of hermeneutic-phenomenology, analyzing symbols present in the monk’s consciousness and how they affect his mental path to damnation, as opposed to analyzing the reader’s experience through that same lens. By moving a layer deeper than traditional approaches, this book opens new realms of possibility in literary criticism. Read More..

Genre in English Literature, 1650–1700:

Transitions in Drama and Fiction
Pilar Cuder-Domínguez
ISBN: 9781604978827

This book opens the field of English literature further through the framing of new questions or revising of old ones, as well as to beginning a dialogue, yet again, as to the meanings of these literary works and also to their circulation from their inception up to the present time. In addition, the rare attention given to works by women makes this all the more an important book for collections in English literature of the period. Read More..

Central American Avant-Garde Narrative:

Literary Innovation and Cultural Change (1926–1936)
Adrian Taylor Kane
ISBN: 9781604978858

"This book is s an exemplary work of literary criticism that re-envisions the canon of Central American literature and is destined to set a new standard for ethical, comprehensive research... it elucidates very effectively the aesthetic divergences of literary works of the Latin American and European avant-garde." — Steven White, St. Lawrence University Read More..

Unnatural Reproductions and Monstrosity:

The Birth of the Monster in Literature, Film, and Media
Andrea Wood and Brandy Schillace
ISBN: 9781604978803

Much has been written about gender and the monstrous, but sustained engagement with textual manifestations of cultural and unconscious fears and anxieties about “unnatural” reproduction has been limited. This book expands the current discourse and analyzes how fears about unnatural reproduction and monstrous offspring—and their frequent connections to the feminine—have proliferated and propagated across the very texts which are repetitively created and consumed. Read More..

 

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