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Travel Narratives from New Mexico:

Reconstructing Identity and Truth
John Dean
ISBN: 9781604976311

Through a postcolonial lens, this study negotiates travel and encounter narratives that imagine and re-imagine New Mexico during one of its most dynamic shifts in identity: from the mid-19th century (when the United States conquered Mexico and made New Mexico a U.S. territory) to the mid-20th century when the Native American literary renaissance began). Issues of identity (transformed by the New Mexico landscape) and race, religion and culture (through the lens of colonialism) are illuminated and clearly explained . Read More..

William Dean Howells and the American Memory Crisis

Lance Rubin
ISBN: 9781604975444

"Lance Rubin‘s William Dean Howells and the American Memory Crisis is a valuable addition to the field. Rubin not only addresses Howells‘s late short fiction, he does so in a novel way, simultaneously introducing the work to a new group of readers—memory is a popular field of inquiry in the humanities and social sciences—and putting it in a fresh interpretive light for Howellsians and others interested in the period." — The Howellsian Read More..

The Art of Literary Thieving:

The Catcher in the Rye, Moby-Dick, and Hamlet
William Glasser
ISBN: 9781604976229

The close––yet undiscovered––relationship that exists between these three works offers readers a more revealing light that shines forth from each of them upon the other two, bringing a greater clarity to these always-challenging literary creations. This book offers, in detail, clarifying studies of the writer's craft as pursued by three master craftsmen in the act of achieving their literary masterpieces. Read More..

Welsh Mythology:

A Neo-Structuralist Analysis
Jonathan Miles-Watson
ISBN: 9781604976205

This work uses Claude Lévi-Strauss’ inspirational lecture as a launchpad for an exploration of a group of related medieval Welsh myths. This book is the first sustained attempt to follow his intuitive suggestions about several Mabinogion myths with a detailed Structuralist analysis of the Mabinogion. This most unique anthropological examination of the Mabinogion leads to a rethinking of some important aspects of Structuralism. Read More..

Narrating the American West:

New Forms of Historical Memory
Jordana Finnegan
ISBN: 9781604975192

"This insightful study offers a literary and historical critique of various western narratives ... Finnegan's discussion of Janet Campbell Hale is especially strong, providing compelling insights into work by a Native author without deep tribal or reservation ties in her background ... Finnegan's discussion of all of these western texts in a postmodern context and her insights about regionalism, narrative structure, and autobiography make this volume an important contribution to the study of western American literature." - Western American Literature Read More..

Antifeminism and the Victorian Novel:

Rereading Nineteenth-Century Women Writers
Tamara Wagner
ISBN: 9781604976076

This landmark book provides a critical reconsideration of nineteenth-century women’s writing by exploring the significance of antifeminist representations for literary developments in the century’s second half. It makes an important contribution to the study of Victorian literature and especially of recently rediscovered popular writers. Read More..

Literature and Ethics:

Questions of Responsibility in Literary Studies
Daniel Jernigan, Neil Murphy, Brendan Quigley, and Tamara Wagner
ISBN: 9781604976052

This unique book covers a wide gamut of literary periods and genres, including essays on Victorian literature and modernism, as well as several studies on narrative, but the central ethos emerges from considerations of issues of responsibility and irresponsibility as they find expression in literary study, and in ethics. It is an important book for all literature and literary theory collections. Read More..

Reinaldo Arenas, Caliban, and Postcolonial Discourse

Enrique Morales-Díaz
ISBN: 9781604976175

This is the first critical study of Reinaldo Arenas from a postcolonial venue. It is an important book for all those in Latin American studies and postcolonial studies. Read More..

Identity and Society in American Poetry:

The Romantic Tradition
Robin Mookerjee
ISBN: 9781604975086

This book is a valuable source for scholars with an interest in Emerson and Pound Studies, the intellectual traditions leading to Modernism, and the Objectivist and Black Mountain schools of American poetry. Read More..

W. H. Auden's Poetry:

Mythos, Theory, and Practice
R. Victoria Arana
ISBN: 9781604975956

“This book succeeds in one of the most difficult tasks of literary criticism. It demonstrates how deeply Auden’s style and diction are essential bearers of complex meanings, and it does so in a lucid and exciting way. It marks a major advance in Auden studies and its insights will serve the needs of readers at all levels of experience.” — Professor Edward Mendelson, Columbia University Read More..

 

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