“This timely collection reminds us that gay drama is as vital, vibrant and urgent today as it has ever been. Offering a refreshingly diverse range of voices and styles, these works transform traditions of gay male theatricality and fabulousness into resources for social change in the twenty-first century, Gay Drama Now deserves a standing ovation.” – Shane Vogel, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Cultural Studies Program, Indiana University
English Autobiographies, 1820–1848
By the 1820s, falling book prices and rising literacy rates had created England’s first literate working-class majority. In Literature by the Working Class, Cassandra Falke provides a close literary analysis of five of these autobiographies, situating them in their historical and literary context but privileging each as a work of literature that deserves the same careful attention readers pay to other literary texts of the period.
“A study, at once comprehensive and finely discriminating, of ‘those intimations of the mystery of being which visit at moments the unguarded heart,’ Christian Mysticism and Australian Poetry sets Australian poetry in an entirely new light.” – David Malouf
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.