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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..

Cultures of Addiction

Jason Lee
ISBN: 9781604977998

While there has been a great deal of debate about addiction utilizing the discourse of individual and often competing disciplines such as biology and psychology, little attention has been paid to the cultural aspects of addiction. The innovative approach taken by this book is to offer insights into this complex area through a contemporary methodology that covers diverse interrelated areas. This comprehensive analysis traverses cultures across the globe, including Asia, Central America, as well as Europe and America, and opens up the debate in addiction studies and cultural studies. Read More..

David Foster:

The Satirist of Australia
Susan Lever
ISBN: 9781934043981

In this first critical study of David Foster’s works that has been nominated for the McRae Russell Award, Australia's most prestigious Australian award for the best work of literary scholarship, Susan Lever steers us into penetrating the mysteries of Foster’s fiction, and provides guidance to readers willing to approach them. It examines the contradictory nature of his commitments and interests as expressed mainly in his novels. Read More..

David Malouf and the Poetic:

His Earlier Writings
Yvonne Smith
ISBN: 9781604979367

"In this carefully researched book, Smith offers close studies of a number of Malouf’s works including fiction and poetry against 'the context from which they arose'. This engaging, accessible study will well serve students and teachers. Meticulously researched." —The Australian Read More..

Death in the Works of Galway Kinnell

Katarzyna Malecka
ISBN: 9781604975727

Hailed as one of the most powerful and moving poets of his generation, Galway Kinnell has been commended by critics who often pair his name with such famous predecessors as Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, Robert Frost, W. B. Yeats, Rainer Maria Rilke, T. S. Eliot, and Theodore Roethke. This innovative book makes a significant contribution to scholarship on Galway Kinnell. Read More..

The Demimonde in Japanese Literature:

Sexuality and the Literary Karyûkai
Cynthia Gralla
ISBN: 9781604977288

"The most gracefully and forcefully written study of this most important of Japanese literary toponyms––the demimonde ... Gralla's analytical story of the demimonde in the Japanese imagination becomes, in her writerly hands, a poignant tale of loss and possible recoveries, writ large.” –Alan Tansman, University of California, Berkeley Read More..

Don DeLillo, Jean Baudrillard, and the Consumer Conundrum

Marc Schuster
ISBN: 9781604975048

Although many critics have glossed the affinities between DeLillo and Baudrillard, this is the first book-length study to explore the relationship between the American author and the French theorist. Read More..

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..

Dramatic Theories of Voice in the Twentieth Century

Andrew Kimbrough
ISBN: 9781604977301

“An exceptional book, presenting philosophical and scientific theories of voice in an approach that is both accessible to young scholars and useful to those already familiar with its source texts. Kimbrough … reveals critical insights into the topic … a useful resource for theatre scholars and eminently suitable for assignments in graduate and undergraduate courses in performance theory.” – Theatre Journal Read More..

Edgar Allan Poe:

An Archetypal Reading
Rouhollah Zarei
ISBN: 9781604978476

This book takes the confident critical stance of resisting being limited by a singular--Jungian–-approach, even though this would have been a convenient, even expected, route to take. Instead, Poe is studied from an archetypal perspective. This approach is also used to deal with symbols in a framework, but the structure is more extensive because it attempts to address symbols not as symptoms in pathological cases but as normal phenomena in life. Read More..

 

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