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by Robert McParland Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 15, 2018)

Whether curled up on a sofa with a good mystery, lounging by the pool with a steamy romance, or brooding over a classic novel, Americans love to read. Despite the distractions of modern living, nothing quite...


The Gatsby Affair

by Kendall Taylor Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 08, 2018)

The romance between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre has been celebrated as one of the greatest of the 20th century. From the beginning, their relationship was a tumultuous one, in which the couple’s excesses...


Exploring Nonfiction Literacies

by Vivian Yenika-Agbaw, Ruth McKoy Lowery, Laura Anne Hudock & Paul H. Ricks Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 06, 2018)

This book recognizes nonfiction text as a staple part of the literacy curriculum and advocates that educators include it in their daily practices. It offers innovative ideas on how these texts can be used to...


Using Nonfiction for Civic Engagement in Classrooms

by Vivian Yenika-Agbaw, Ruth McKoy Lowery & Paul H. Ricks Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 22, 2018)

This book acknowledges the existence of high quality nonfiction children’s literature that may serve as a basis for conversation about civic engagements and our roles as global citizens. It touches on our...


J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

by Josef Benson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 12, 2018)

Since its publication in 1951, The Catcher in the Rye has been a cultural phenomenon, not only as an assigned text for English courses, but as a touchstone for generations of alienated youth. As the focus of...


Does Nonfiction Equate Truth?

by Vivian Yenika-Agbaw, Laura Anne Hudock & Ruth McKoy Lowery Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 15, 2018)

Educators who teach children’s literature at the college level as part of the pre-service experience seldom allocate enough space in the curriculum for nonfiction literature. This book recognizes the viability...


Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature

by Christine A. Jenkins & Michael Cart Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 20, 2018)

Discussions of gender and sexuality have become part of mainstream conversations and are being reflected in the work of more and more writers of fiction, particularly in literature aimed at young adult audiences....


100 Greatest Literary Detectives

by Eric Sandberg Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 12, 2018)

Crime fiction is one of the most popular literary genres today and has been for more than a century. At the heart of almost all forms of mysteries—from the Golden Age puzzler to the contemporary police procedural,...


A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English

by Sherri L. Brown, Carol Senf & Ellen J. Stockstill Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 2018)

A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English covers Gothic cultural artifacts such as literature, film, graphic novels, and videogames. This authoritative guide equips researchers with valuable recent information...


Medievalia et Humanistica, No. 43

by Nina Tomaszewski, Reinhold F. Glei & Maik Goth Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 27, 2017)

Since its founding in 1943, Medievalia et Humanistica has won worldwide recognition as the first scholarly publication in America to devote itself entirely to medieval and Renaissance studies. Since 1970, a...


From Native Son to King's Men

by Robert McParland Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 08, 2017)

In FromNative Son to King’s Men: The Literary Landscape of 1940s America, Robert McParland examines notable works published throughout the decade. Among the authors covered are James Baldwin, Pearl S. Buck,...


In Search of a Prophet

by Paul-Gordon Chandler Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2017)

In Search of a Prophet is a fascinating journey through the spiritual life of Kahlil Gibran, author of the bestselling book The Prophet. Capturing our imaginations and enriching our spirits, Paul-Gordon Chandler...


Michael Chabon's America

by Jesse Kavadlo & Bob Batchelor Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 08, 2014)

Author Michael Chabon is acutely attuned to life in contemporary America, providing insight into the history of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries in novels such as The Mysteries of Pittsburgh...


The New Orleans of Fiction

by James A. Kaser Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 29, 2014)

The importance of New Orleans in American culture has made the city's place in the American imagination a crucial topic for literary scholars and cultural historians. While databases of bibliographical information...


Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books

by Gail D. Nordstrom Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 14, 2014)

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books is a practical and easy-to-use reference handbook explaining what makes the art in Caldecott Medal and Honor books distinguished. It is a useful manual for librarians,...


Invasions USA

by Michael Bliss Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 30, 2014)

Of the twenty or so science fiction films produced in America during the 1950s, there is a fascinating subset of nine films that do more than portray an invasion. These films use the invasions as metaphors for...


James Jones: The Limits of Eternity

by Tony J. Williams Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2016)

James Jones: The Limits of Eternity is the first detailed critical study of American author James Jones' works placing him as an important figure within the context of twentieth century literature rather than...


The Origins of the Literary Vampire

by Heide Crawford Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 30, 2016)

While there have been many illuminating studies of pre-literary vampires and vampires that have already been firmly established as literary figures, the story of the crucial moment of transition from folkloric...


Literary Research and American Postmodernism: Strategies and Sources

by Emily Witsell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 18, 2016)

This book is a guide to scholarly research in the field of American postmodern literature, defined as the period between 1950 and 1990 and provide advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars...


Medievalia et Humanistica, No. 41: Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Culture: New Series

by Nina Tomaszewski, Reinhold F. Glei & Maik Goth Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 17, 2015)

Since its founding, Medievalia et Humanistica has won worldwide recognition as the first scholarly publication in America to devote itself entirely to medieval and Renaissance studies. Volume 41 is a special...


Pete Hautman: Speaking the Truth to Teens

by Joel Shoemaker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 19, 2015)

This book examines the life and work of Pete Hautman, whose more than 15 books for young adults cover a wide ride of diverse subjects. Chapters will explicate his work, offering critical commentary on the content,...


Horrors of War: The Undead on the Battlefield

by Cynthia J. Miller & A. Bowdoin Van Riper Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 14, 2015)

This volume explores the representation of the supernatural in war stories in various media. These essays show how such depictions reflect (or challenge) the popular memory of particular wars and engage with...


John Green: Teen Whisperer

by Kathleen Deakin, Laura A. Brown & James Blasingame Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 09, 2015)

This book examines the life and work of John Green, who in a very short time has established himself as one of the most successful authors of young adult novels. In addition to providing background material...


Colson Whitehead: The Postracial Voice of Contemporary Literature

by Kimberly Fain Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 07, 2015)

In this volume, Fain discusses how Whitehead’s novels reconstruct the American identity to be inclusive rather than exclusive, thus broadening the scope of who is considered an American.


Book Banning in 21st-Century America

by Emily J. M. Knox Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2015)

Book Banning in 21st Century America, based on thirteen contemporary book challenge cases in schools and public libraries across the United States argues that understanding contemporary reading practices, especially...


Medievalia et Humanistica, No. 40: Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Culture: New Series

by Nina Tomaszewski, Reinhold F. Glei & Wolfgang Polleichtner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 11, 2014)

Since its founding in 1943, Medievalia et Humanistica has won worldwide recognition as the first scholarly publication in America to devote itself entirely to medieval and Renaissance studies. Volume 40 showcases...


Historical Dictionary of Romanticism in Literature

by Paul Varner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 18, 2014)

The Historical Dictionary of Romanticism in Literature takes a close and comprehensive look at romanticism in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography....


Stephen King's Contemporary Classics: Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror

by Philip L. Simpson & Patrick McAleer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2014)

This book looks at the more recent works of fiction by Stephen King as well as an examination of his nonfiction book, On Writing, published in 2000. Works discussed in this volume include Duma Key, The Girl...


Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature

by M. Keith Booker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2014)

This dictionary covers the history of Science Fiction in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries including...


Hypermasculinities in the Contemporary Novel: Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, and James Baldwin

by Josef Benson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 16, 2014)

This book examines exaggerated masculinities in select novels by James Baldwin, Cormac McCarthy, and Toni Morrison. Through this analysis Josef Benson connects the masculinities of frontier figures with black...


Disorders of Magnitude: A Survey of Dark Fantasy

by Jason V. Brock Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 17, 2014)

This book illuminates the impact, lasting influence, and personalities involved with the creation and development of dark fantasy works of the 20th and 21st century—classics of literature, cinema, and television....


Phantom Narratives: The Unseen Contributions of Culture to Psyche

by Samuel Kimbles Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 02, 2014)

Cultural attitudes operate unconsciously, affecting our own self-perception as well as the way we perceive others. In Phantom Narratives: The Unseen Contributions of Culture to Psyche, Samuel Kimbles argues...


Collecting, Curating, and Researching Writers' Libraries: A Handbook

by Joseph Nicholson & Richard W. Oram Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 21, 2014)

Collecting, Curating, and Researching Writers' Libraries: A Handbook is the first book to examine the history, acquisition, cataloging, and scholarly use of writers’ personal libraries. This book also includes...


The Language of Doctor Who: From Shakespeare to Alien Tongues

by Jason Barr & Camille D. G. Mustachio Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 15, 2014)

The BBC television series Doctor Who has been a cherished cornerstone of science fiction for five decades. This edited collection provides critical analyses of the series, connecting popular culture and academia...


Superhero Synergies: Comic Book Characters Go Digital

by James N. Gilmore & Matthias Stork Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 06, 2014)

This collection of essays explores the developing relationship between superheroes and various forms of media, examining how the superhero genre, which was once limited primarily to a single medium (comic books/graphic...


Journeys into Darkness: Critical Essays on Gothic Horror

by James Goho Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 28, 2014)

This single author collection of essays tackles the usual subjects in horror literature—particularly Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, H. P. Lovecraft and Ramsey Campbell—but also examines some of the...


From Starship Captains to Galactic Rebels: Leaders in Science Fiction Television

by Kimberly Yost Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 12, 2013)

Drawing upon her background in Organizational Leadership, the author looks at the various representations of leadership in science fiction programs of the last 50 years. She examines how the various leaders...


Medievalia et Humanistica, No. 39: Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Culture: New Series

by Nina Tomaszewski, Reinhold F. Glei & Wolfgang Polleichtner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 26, 2013)

Since its founding in 1943, Medievalia et Humanistica has won worldwide recognition as the first scholarly publication in America to devote itself entirely to medieval and Renaissance studies. Volume 39 showcases...


Pierre Bourdieu: Fieldwork in Culture

by Imre Szeman, Nicholas Brown, Marie-Pierre Le Hir & Bo G. Ekelund et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 19, 2000)

The work of Pierre Bourdieu, one of the most influential French intellectuals of the twentieth century, has had an enormous impact on research in fields as diverse as aesthetics, education, anthropology, and...


Medievalia et Humanistica, No. 38: Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Culture: New Series

by Nina Tomaszewski, Reinhold F. Glei & Wolfgang Polleichtner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 16, 2012)

Since its founding in 1943, Medievalia et Humanistica has won worldwide recognition as the first scholarly publication in America to devote itself entirely to medieval and Renaissance studies. Volume 38 showcases...


The Search for the Beautiful Woman: A Cultural History of Japanese and Chinese Beauty

by Cho Kyo & Kyoko Iriye Selden Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2012)

For centuries, Japanese culture, including ideals of feminine beauty, was profoundly shaped by China. In this first full comparative history on the subject, Cho Kyo explores changing standards of beauty in China...


History and Hope in American Literature: Models of Critical Patriotism

by Ben Railton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 10, 2016)

Through the examination of literary works by twentieth and twenty-first century American authors, this book shows how literature can allow us to cope with difficult periods of history (slavery, the Great Depression,...


Medievalia et Humanistica, No. 42: Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Culture: New Series

by Nina Tomaszewski, Reinhold F. Glei & Maik Goth Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 04, 2016)

Since its founding, Medievalia et Humanistica has won worldwide recognition as the first scholarly publication in America to devote itself entirely to medieval and Renaissance studies. Volume 42 showcases the...


Citizen Steinbeck: Giving Voice to the People

by Robert McParland Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 29, 2016)

Demonstrating the power a single author can have on generations of individuals around the world, Citizen Steinbeck enables readers to make sense of both the past and the present through the prism of this literary...


Wonderfully Wordless: The 500 Most Recommended Graphic Novels and Picture Books

by William Patrick Martin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2015)

Wonderfully Wordless: The 500 Most Recommended Graphic Novels and Picture Books is the first comprehensive best book guide to wordless picture books (and nearly wordless picture books). It is an indispensable...


Literary Research and British Postmodernism: Strategies and Sources

by Bridgit McCafferty & Arianne Hartsell-Gundy Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 02, 2015)

Literary Research and British Postmodernism is a guide for researchers of postwar British literature that defines best practices for scholars conducting research in this period. Individual chapters connect the...


Beyond Gatsby: How Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Writers of the 1920s Shaped American Culture

by Robert McParland Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2015)

The 1920s offered a veritable explosion of distinctively American fiction for the first time, from many of the nation’s most widely heralded writers, including Ernest Hemingway, Willa Cather, John Dos Passos,...


The Mother of All Booklists: The 500 Most Recommended Nonfiction Reads for Ages 3 to 103

by William Patrick Martin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 24, 2014)

The Mother of All Booklists: The 500 Most Recommended Nonfiction Reads for Ages 3 to 103 is written for parents, grandparents, and teachers unfamiliar with the bewildering array of award and recommended reading...


Influencing Hemingway: People and Places That Shaped His Life and Work

by Nancy W. Sindelar Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 08, 2014)

Influencing Hemingway documents the places, people, and activities that influenced and intrigued Ernest Hemingway. Arranged chronologically and punctuated with photographs, the book traces Hemingway’s encounters...


Islam on the Street: Religion in Modern Arabic Literature

by Muhsin al-Musawi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2009)

Islam on the Street deals with the popular side of Islam, from among the more militant groups in Islam, and by other, more secular thinkers who have also influenced public opinion. Muhsin al-Musawi explains...