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The Story of Traditional Korean Literature

Peter H. Lee
ISBN: 9781604978537

In this book, renowned Korean studies scholar Peter H. Lee casts light on important works previously undervalued or suppressed in Korean literary history. He illuminates oral-derived texts as Koryo love songs, p’ansori, and shamanist narrative songs which were composed in the mind, retained in the memory, sung to audiences, and heard but not read, as well as other texts which were written in literary Chinese, the language of the learned ruling class, a challenge even to the reader who has been raised on the Confucian and literary canons of China and Korea. Read More..

Albina and her Sisters:

The Foundation of Albion
Lisa Ruch
ISBN: 9781604978599

This book provides the first-ever overview of the entire Albina tradition, from its roots to its eventual demise as a popularly accepted narrative. Read More..

Sinophone Malaysian Literature:

Not Made in China
Alison M. Groppe
ISBN: 9781604978551

"Well-researched. With its comprehensive coverage, focused treatment, and lucid exposition, Sinophone Malaysian Literature marks a key reference volume in the English language on the topic. This laudable book-length study has laid a solid foundation upon which scholars can investigate further to yield fresher insights about the uneasy making of modern Sinophone Southeast Asian subjects and their hybrid cultural identities." - Southeast Asian Studies Read More..

The Assassination of Shakespeare's Patron:

Investigating the Death of the Fifth Earl of Derby (2nd Edition)
Leo Daugherty
ISBN: 9781604978469

“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 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..

Gay Drama Now:

An Anthology
John M. Clum
ISBN: 9781604978421

“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 Read More..

Literature by the Working Class:

English Autobiographies, 1820–1848
Cassandra Falke
ISBN: 9781604978452

"The close and insightful readings of these texts are a worthy contribution. ... Literature by the Working Class balances formal analysis of individual texts with larger questions about social and literary history, moving deftly from one to the other and intertwining them into a compelling argument. ... This treatment of working-class autobiography as intrinsically valuable as literature in its own right is welcome and long overdue." - Victorian Studies Read More..

Christian Mysticism and Australian Poetry

Toby Davidson
ISBN: 9781604978445

"A groundbreaking study ... A particularly pleasing feature is the attention given to women poets ... ... Davidson, in touching on some fifty Australian poets and a multitude of mystics, is discerning and generous ... His bibliography should prove invaluable to future researchers." - JASAL Read More..

The Male Empire Under the Female Gaze:

The British Raj and the Memsahib
Susmita Roye and Rajeshwar Mittapalli
ISBN: 9781604978438

This book argues that although the memsahib’s female gaze has been spoken of, it has not been adequately emphasized and examined. Aiming at filling that gap by uncovering the world of British India as seen and shown by white women in colonial as well as postcolonial literatures, this compilation brings together scholarly essays on memsahibs’ literature and Raj writings, including men’s writings about memsahibs, spanning from before India’s independence to the post-Independence period. Read More..

Philip Roth and the Zuckerman Books:

The Making of a Storyworld
Pia Masiero
ISBN: 9781604977547

“A well-researched and sophisticated study with an extensive bibliography… Particularly impressive is the international range of the scholarship, referring, in addition to criticism in English, to works in Italian, Spanish, and French, for which she provides her own translations … Pia Masiero’s study is impressive in its scholarship … This is a groundbreaking study of the Zuckerman books and an excellent addition to Roth studies.” – Philip Roth Studies Read More..

 

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