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The Heroes of Tolkien

by David Day Thunder Bay Press (June 05, 2018)

J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional world of Middle-earth is filled with great heroes who rose in the face of crisis to shape the course of that world's history. This volume examines the complexities surrounding Tolkien's...

Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples

by Kerry Driscoll University of California Press (June 01, 2018)

Mark Twain among the Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples is the first book-length study of the writer’s evolving views regarding the aboriginal inhabitants of North America and the Southern Hemisphere and...

Washington Irving and Islam

by Zubeda Jalalzai, Ray Lacina, Tracy Hoffman & Jeffrey Einboden et al. Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

Washington Irving and Islam contributes to understanding the relationship between the United States and the Islamic world, valuable not only for studies of Washington Irving, American Literature, or Islam, but...

Andrey Platonov

by Tora Lane Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

This book traces the originality of Andrey Platonov’s vision of the Revolution in readings of his works. It has been common in Platonov scholarship to measure him within the parameters of a political pro et...


by Harold Bloom Scribner (May 22, 2018)

From one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time, Harold Bloom presents Othello’s Iago, perhaps the Bard’s most compelling villain—the fourth in a series of five short books about the great playwright’s...

John Banville

by Neil Murphy Bucknell University Press (May 18, 2018)

John Banville offers a close analysis of most of Banville’s major novels, as well as the ‘Quirke’ crime novels he has written under the pseudonym, Benjamin Black and his dramatic adaptations of Heinrich...

Art of the Ordinary

by Richard Deming Cornell University Press (May 15, 2018)

Cutting across literature, film, art, and philosophy, Art of the Ordinary is a trailblazing, cross-disciplinary engagement with the ordinary and the everyday. Because, writes Richard Deming, the ordinary is...

The Shorter Writings

by Xenophon & Gregory A. McBrayer Cornell University Press (May 15, 2018)

This book contains new, annotated, and literal yet accessible translations of Xenophon’s eight shorter writings, accompanied by interpretive essays that reveal these works to be masterful achievements by a...

History Is a Contemporary Literature

by Ivan Jablonka & Nathan J. Bracher Cornell University Press (May 15, 2018)

Ivan Jablonka’s  History Is a Contemporary Literature offers highly innovative perspectives on the writing of history, the relationship between literature and the social sciences, and the way that both social-scientific...

Writing for Engagement

by Drew Holladay, Megan Faver Hartline, Megan J. Bardolph & Mary P. Sheridan et al. Lexington Books (May 07, 2018)

Engagement is trendy. Although paired most often with community, diverse invocations of engagement have gained cache, capturing longstanding shifts toward new practices of knowledge making that both reflect...

Where’s My Hat

From Enlightenment to Rebellion

by James G. Buickerood, Kurt Edward Milberger, Carole Fabricant & Declan Kiberd et al. Bucknell University Press (May 04, 2018)

This book is a collection of essays and a short story written to honor Christopher Fox of Notre Dame, arguably the most influential figure in Irish Studies for the past quarter century. The essays address topics...

Picturing Identity

by Hertha D. Sweet Wong The University of North Carolina Press (May 02, 2018)

In this book, Hertha D. Sweet Wong examines the intersection of writing and visual art in the autobiographical work of twentieth and -twenty-first century American writers and artists each of whom employ a mix...

The Hollow Needle

by Maurice Leblanc Standard Ebooks (April 27, 2018)

In this first full-length Arsène Lupin novel the gentleman-thief remains a shadowy figure for most of the novel, working two steps beyond the law with a hidden aim. To fight against this anti-hero, Leblanc...

Tales of Darkness and Light

by Soso Tham Open Book Publishers (April 26, 2018)

Soso Tham was an Indian poet who worked at a time when English was slowly effacing the nuances of ancient Indian culture. Now, however, in Janet Hujon’s valuable translation, English is the very medium that...


by Harold Bloom Scribner (April 24, 2018)

Harold Bloom, regarded by some as the greatest Shakespeare scholar of our time, presents an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of King Lear—the third in his series of five short books about the great...

Lyrical Liberators

by Monica Pelaez Ohio University Press (April 20, 2018)

Before Black Lives Matter and Hamilton, there were abolitionist poets, who put pen to paper during an era when speaking out against slavery could mean risking your life. Indeed, William Lloyd Garrison was dragged...

The Chain of Things

by Eric Downing Cornell University Press and Cornell University Li (April 15, 2018)

In The Chain of Things, Eric Downing shows how the connection between divinatory magic and reading shaped the experience of reading and aesthetics among nineteenth-century realists and modernist thinkers. He...

Later Middle English Literature, Materiality, and Culture

by Erick Kelemen, Brian Gastle, Gabrielle Parkin & Scott Lightsey et al. University of Delaware Press (April 12, 2018)

The essays in this volume consider the ways in which material and intellectual culture both shaped and were shaped by the literature of late medieval England. The first section, “Textual Material,” reflects...

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,...

Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves

by Sharada Balachandran Orihuela The University of North Carolina Press (April 09, 2018)

In this book, Sharada Balachandran Orihuela examines property ownership and its connections to citizenship, race and slavery, and piracy as seen through the lens of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American...

Poetry and the Idea of Progress, 1760–90

by John Regan Anthem Press (April 04, 2018)

‘Poetry and the Idea of Progress, 1760-1790’ explores under-examined relationships between poetry and historiography between 1760 and 1790. These were the decades of Hugh Blair’s ‘Dissertation on the...

Landscape and the Science Fiction Imaginary

by John Timberlake Intellect (April 01, 2018)

Landscape and the Science Fiction Imaginary is an original and ambitious exploration of science fiction as a visual cultural discourse. This book argues that a serious account has yet to be given of the key...

Of Human Bondage

by W. Somerset Maugham Standard Ebooks (March 30, 2018)

Considered by many to be Maugham’s masterpiece, Of Human Bondage is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age tale. The novel follows Philip, a sensitive young man interested in literature and art, as he searches...

A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois

by Nick Bromell, Robert W. Williams, Anthony Reed & James E. Ford Iii et al. The University Press of Kentucky (March 29, 2018)

Literary scholars and historians have long considered W. E. B. Du Bois (1868--1963) an extremely influential writer and a powerful cultural critic. The author of more than one hundred books, hundreds of published...

The Odyssey

by Homer University of California Press (March 28, 2018)

The Odyssey is vividly captured and beautifully paced in this swift and lucid new translation by acclaimed scholar and translator Peter Green. Richly illuminated by an engrossing introduction, concise chapter...

How to Read Poetry Like a Professor

by Thomas C. Foster Harper Perennial (March 27, 2018)

From the bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes this essential primer to reading poetry like a professor that unlocks the keys to enjoying works from Lord Byron to the Beatles.


The Hidden Reflection

by Francesco Laurenti Chartridge Books Oxford (March 26, 2018)

This book presents and analyses twelve different writings from 19th century Italian literature on the topic of translation. With the exception of their original publication and some earlier reissues, these texts...

Critical expressivism: theory and practice in the composition classroom

by Tara Roeder & Roseanne Gatto The WAC Clearinghouse (March 22, 2018)

"Critical Expressivism is an ambitious attempt to re-appropriate intellectual territory that has more often been charted by its detractors than by its proponents. Indeed, as Peter Elbow observes in his contribution...

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....

Transmissions of Memory

by Patrizia Sambuco, Charles L. Leavitt Iv, John Foot & Torunn Haaland et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (March 19, 2018)

Transmissions of Memory: Echoes, Traumas and Nostalgia in Post-World War II Italian Culture discusses cultural products—films, poetry, fiction, architectural buildings, autobiographical writing, and social...

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...

Meaning and Interpretation

by Garry L. Hagberg Cornell University Press (March 15, 2018)

'What is the meaning of a word?' In this thought-provoking book, Hagberg demonstrates how this question—which initiated Wittgenstein's later work in the philosophy of language—is significant for our understanding...

Reading Colonial Korea through Fiction

by Kim Chul Lexington Books (March 15, 2018)

Reading Colonial Korea through Fiction is a compilation of thirteen original essays which was first serialized in a quarterly issued by the National Institute of Korean Language, Saekuk?saenghwal (Living our...

Imagination and Environmental Political Thought

by Joshua J. Bowman Lexington Books (March 15, 2018)

Imagination and Environmental Political Thought: The Aftermath of Thoreau seeks to correct oversimplified readings of Henry David Thoreau’s political thought by elucidating a key tension within his imagination....

Populating the Novel

by Emily Steinlight Cornell University Press (March 15, 2018)

From the teeming streets of Dickens’s London to the households of domestic fiction, nineteenth-century British writers constructed worlds crammed beyond capacity with human life. In Populating the Novel, Emily...

Diaspora Poetics and Homing in South Asian Women's Writing

by Shilpa Daithota Bhat, Reshmi J. Hebbar, María Alonso Alonso & María Jesús Cabarcos Traseira et al. Lexington Books (March 14, 2018)

This anthology of essays, deliberates chiefly on the notion of locating home through the lens of the mythical idea of Trishanku, implying in-between space and homing, in diaspora women’s narratives, associated...

Stage Matters

by Rhonda Knight, Annalisa Castaldo, Stephen Purcell & Catherine Loomis et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (March 13, 2018)

The collection, edited by Annalisa Castaldo and Rhonda Knight, features essays by scholars interested in exploring how the material culture of sixteenth and early seventeenth English theatrical culture influenced...

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...

Camp Austen

by Ted Scheinman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 06, 2018)

A raucous tour through the world of Mr. Darcy imitations, tailored gowns, and tipsy ballroom dancing

The son of a devoted Jane Austen scholar, Ted Scheinman spent his childhood summers eating Yorkshire pudding,...

The Infernal Library

by Daniel Kalder Henry Holt and Co. (March 06, 2018)

"A mesmerizing study of books by despots great and small, from the familiar to the largely unknown."

The Washington Post

A harrowing tour of "dictator literature" in the twentieth century, featuring the soul-killing...

French Orientalist Literature in Algeria, 1845–1882

by Sage Goellner Lexington Books (March 02, 2018)

This book applies the growing theoretical field of hauntology to a body of literature which has previously been examined through the lenses of Orientalism and exoticism. Through a chronological study and close...

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...

Poetry and Islands

by Rajeev S. Patke Rowman & Littlefield International (March 01, 2018)

In all cultures and times, the poetic imagination has fed on the natural attributes of islands. An island is either a destination, or a home, or a place of exile and imprisonment, or simply a place to sojourn....

America's Changing Icons

by Annessa Ann Babic Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (February 23, 2018)

America’s Changing Icons is a discursive examination of the female patriotic icon in the United States. This creative and entertaining work examines her use and decline, particularly in the 20th century, with...

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...

The Lady on the Drawingroom Floor

by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge & Heather Braun Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (February 22, 2018)

The Lady on the Drawingroom Floor with Selected Poetry and Prose, by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge, seeks to reclaim Coleridge’s reputation as a novelist, poet, critic, and educator by featuring familiar works...

Resistance, Heroism, Loss

by Laura A. Salsini, Thomas Cragin, Virginia Picchietti & Gabrielle Orsi et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (February 20, 2018)

In no other country in Europe has national identity been so closely bound to memories of the war. Italy’s Republic was born of World War II, its constitution defined by anti-Fascism, its parties self-identified...

The Prosecutor

by Augusto Roa Bastos & Helene Carol Weldt-Basson Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (February 20, 2018)

The Prosecutor is the third novel of a trilogy written by the internationally famous Paraguayan author Augusto Roa Bastos. It was preceded by the novels Son of Man and I The Supreme. Together these three works...

Right Ho, Jeeves

by P. G. Wodehouse Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Right Ho, Jeeves is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, the second full-length novel featuring the popular characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, after Thank You, Jeeves. It also features a host of other recurring Wodehouse...