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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..

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..

Shakespeare and the Dawn of Modern Science

Peter Usher
ISBN: 9781604977332

In this book, renowned astronomy expert Peter Usher analyzes five plays, Hamlet, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Cymbeline, The Merchant of Venice, and The Winter’s Tale. With painstaking thoroughness, he dissects the plays and reveals that, contrary to current belief, Shakespeare was well aware of the scientific revolutions of his time. Read More..

Nanyo-Orientalism:

Japanese Representations of the Pacific
Naoto Sudo
ISBN: 9781604977318

This book deals mainly with 20th-century discourses on postcolonial relationships between Japanese and Pacific Islanders, as have been produced and transformed through the world powers’ colonial dynamics over the islands and sea. It examines Japanese images or representations of the area, especially Micronesia on which the term Nanyo centered. Read More..

Thomas Traherne and the Felicities of the Mind

James Balakier
ISBN: 9781604977233

The discovery of Thomas Traherne's lost manuscripts at the beginning of the twentieth century aroused an intense interest among poetry lovers and scholars of seventeenth-century literature, which has continued to this day. Praised by CHOICE for being "an accessible study," this is the first book-length study to concentrate on the multiple roles played by Felicity in Traherne's canon, including his far-reaching repudiation of the materialist ideas of Thomas Hobbes. Read More..

The Latin American Identity and the African Diaspora:

Ethnogenesis in Context
Antonio Olliz Boyd
ISBN: 9781604977042

"The author's analysis offers a new way to approach critical race theory.... Affords readers a view of the diaspora that is broader and more inclusive than previous studies.While it is a necessary text for all institutional libraries, it would also make a valuable addition to the personal library of any scholar in History, Latin American or African Diaspora, or New World, Cultural, Ethnic and Racial Studies. It could appropriately be a required text for students in any of these fields." - New West Indian Guide Read More..

Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature

Nathanael O'Reilly
ISBN: 9781604977110

"Provides a highly representative and high-quality sample of current thinking about the issues in Australian culture … just the sort of thing hard-pressed libraries might acquire … an up-to-date and high-quality assessment of Australian literature in terms of the post-colonial priorities of the present." – Journal of the European Association of Studies on Australia Read More..

William Shakespeare, Richard Barnfield, and the Sixth Earl of Derby

Leo Daugherty
ISBN: 9781604977127

Many other books and articles have taken the position that real historical persons are represented in Shakespeare’s Sonnets and have attempted to identify them. But no previous study has considered the large amount of new evidence presented here (some of it historical and some of it textual), and none has made a logical case as powerful and persuasive regarding these identifications as the one constructed here. Read More..

Mahadevi Varma:

Political Essays on Women, Culture, and Nation
Anita Anantharam
ISBN: 9781604976717

This volume of translations of Mahadevi Varma’s feminist political essays is the first of its kind. While there is ample work on Varma in Hindi, scholars of feminism (and students of Hindi who are in the nascent stages of language acquisition) have nowhere to turn for a comprehensive sampling of her work. This book now helps fill the void with contributions from some of the highly regarded experts in the world of Hindi today. Read More..

Genus Envy:

Nationalities, Identities, and the Performing Body of Work
Thomas F. Connolly
ISBN: 9781604976823

“Erudite, provocative, and witty, Thomas F. Connolly’s new book explores various questions about culture, nation, and identity that arise when performance takes center stage … I[the book reviewer] have not done service to Connolly’s impressive range of critical reference, nor his feeling for the postmodern project … Connolly’s book is also rich in close reading, literary history, and original insight. And it is great fun to read.” – Eugene O'Neill Review Read More..

 

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