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Black Subjects
Identity Formation in the Contemporary Narrative of Slavery
Arlene R. Keizer, Arlene Keizer
Writers as diverse as Carolivia Herron, Charles Johnson, Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, and Derek Walcott have addressed the history of slavery in their literary works. In this groundbreaking new book, Arlene R. Keizer contends that these...



Cosmopolitan Vistas
American Regionalism and Literary Value
Tom Lutz
In a major statement on the relation of art and politics in America, Tom Lutz identifies a consistent ethos at the heart of American literary culture for the past 150 years. Through readings of Sherwood Anderson, Willa Cather, Hamlin Garland, Ellen...



Memory's Daughters
The Material Culture of Remembrance in Eighteenth-Century America
Susan M. Stabile, Susan Stabile
A renowned literary coterie in eighteenth-century Philadelphia—Elizabeth Fergusson, Hannah Griffitts, Deborah Logan, Annis Stockton, and Susanna Wright—wrote and exchanged thousands of poems and maintained elaborate handwritten commonplace books...



Making the Bible Modern
Children's Bibles and Jewish Education in Twentieth-Century America
Penny Schine Gold
The Bible has played a critical role in the story of Judaism, modernity, and identity. Penny Schine Gold examines the arena of children's education and the role of the Bible in the reshaping of Jewish identity, especially in the United States in the...



Cruising Modernism
Class and Sexuality in American Literature and Social Thought
Michael Trask
Modern society, Michael Trask argues in this incisive and original book, chose to couch class difference in terms of illicit sexuality. Trask demonstrates how sexual science's concept of erotic perversion mediated the writing of both literary...



Witchcraft and Society in England and America, 1550–1750
A unique collection of materials, including works of literature as well as historical documents, Witchcraft and Society in England and America, 1550–1750 provides a broad view of how witches and magicians were represented in print and manuscript over...



Emerson's Life in Science
The Culture of Truth
Laura Dassow Walls
Ralph Waldo Emerson has traditionally been cast as a dreamer and a mystic, concerned with the ideals of transcendentalism rather than the realities of contemporary science and technology. In Laura Dassow Walls's view Emerson was a leader of...



Nabokov at Cornell
Vladimir Nabokov taught at Cornell University from 1948 to 1959. This book examines Nabokov's work and interests durring these years, from his poetry and prose, to criticism of literature and the visual arts, and writings on the humanities and science.



The Invention of Native American Literature
Robert Dale Parker
In an original, widely researched, and accessibly written book, Robert Dale Parker helps redefine the study of Native American literature by focusing on issues of gender and literary form. Among the writers Parker highlights are Thomas King...



Mazes of the Serpent
An Anatomy of Horror Narrative
Roger B. Salomon
In a compact, readable, and accessible book, Roger B. Salomon explores the nature of horror in literature and in life. Rather than minimizing horror by narrowly associating it with psychological drives, persecution, or extremism, he approaches...



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