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Emerging African Voices:

A Study of Contemporary African Literature
Walter P. Collins
ISBN: 9781604976649

There exists an abundance of deft scholarship and critical analyses, even in the most recent publications by African and Western theorists, of the works of recognized African authors. This volume offers insightful general analysis and critical evaluation of new writers’ works in order to showcase their contributions to the body of African literature. It examines nine contemporary writers whose works (written almost entirely in the colonial languages of English and French) in some way update and refocus African literature for the new century. Read More..

English Journeys:

National and Cultural Identity in 1930s and 1940s England
Peter Lowe
ISBN: 9781604978131

This book is concerned with the period in which the discussion of English identity assumed such importance because it could not be assumed that the nation itself would survive. The debate over the country’s identity, structure, and future direction was very real, and many of the issues it stimulated are very much a part of the ongoing discussion of England’s identity today. As such, this book is a valuable addition to collections in literature and history. Read More..

Eroticism and Other Literary Conventions in Chinese Literature:

Intertextuality in The Story of the Stone
I-Hsien Wu
ISBN: 9781604979770

"This well-organized study offers a provocative and authoritative reading of The Story of the Stone with a focus on intertextuality ... Wu explicitly engages with some recent trends in Western literary criticism, while at the same time drawing extensively on textual scholarship on The Story of the Stone and the socio-literary environment out of which it emerged. This book will be welcomed by Chinese literature scholars interested in innovative approaches to familiar texts.” —Carlos Rojas, Duke University 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..

The Experimental Fiction of Murray Bail

Michael Ackland
ISBN: 9781604978100

"As Ackland leads us through Bail's formative experience and the fiction born out of those experiences, we witness the development of a major Australian talent ... Bail was long overdue for an extended study. The Experimental Fiction of Murray Bail has addressed that need with a thorough overview of this major Australian artist ... in The Experimental Fiction of Murray Bail, readers have a sound guide to the Bail oeuvre, one that should aid in reading or rereading. - JASAL 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..

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..

Feminism and Global Chineseness:

The Cultural Production of Controversial Women Authors
Aijun Zhu
ISBN: 9781934043127

"This well-crafted book is a feminist production of contemporary controversial women writers in different geopolitical locations...The book demonstrates the author’s solid training in literary criticism and women’s studies, the depth of her critical thinking, and her sophisticated writing skills." - Women and Gender in Chinese Studies Review Read More..

The Femme Fatale in Victorian Literature:

The Danger and the Sexual Threat
Jennifer Hedgecock
ISBN: 9781604975185

In this well-argued study that is a CHOICE recommended book, the author rejects the stereotypical mid-Victorian femme fatale portrayed by conservative ideologues critiquing popular fiction by Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Honoré de Balzac, and William Makepeace Thackeray. 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..


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