Food and Identity in Late Twentieth-Century American Ethnic Literature
Over the last forty years, scenes that prominently feature acts of preparing and eating food have filled the pages of novels and memoirs written by American immigrants and their descendants because these writers understand that eating is more than a purely biological function but, instead, works to define who we are in the United States and abroad. This book critically analyzes eight of these pieces of ethnic American literature, which demonstrate the important role that cooking and eating play in the process of identity formation.
Investigating the Death of the Fifth Earl of Derby
“This study of Lord Strange’s murder is cogent and marked by deep knowledge of the Age of Shakespeare. The peripheral illumination of Shakespeare’s stage career is very valuable.”
– Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University
The Visionary Quest for a New Language
As the twentieth century dawned, artists and writers became convinced that there was more to reality than physical appearance and turned their gaze inward and adopted a number of unconventional approaches. Paradoxically, considering that they strove to give a more faithful impression of reality, their experiments were overwhelmingly anti-realistic. This book illuminates this period of modern aesthetics. It will appeal not only to scholars of twentieth-century literature but also to those working in the field of modern art.
The Future of the Internet V
In The Future of the Internet Survey V, more than 1,000 experts shared their views as they imagined the future of the Internet and: the always-on, hyperconnected generation in their teens-to-20s by 2020; the mobile Web, HTML5, and native apps; e-money, “mobile wallets,” and financial transactions through near-field communication; gamification--the influence of game mechanics implemented for interactivity and engagement; "smart systems" and the evolution of more efficient homes; corporate responsibility in the digital age; the influence of "Big Data" in the cloud; and the future of higher education.