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Once Iron Girls: Essays on Gender by Post-Mao Chinese Literary Women

by Hui Wu Lexington Books (December 28, 2009)

Once Iron Girls: Essays on Gender by Post-Mao Chinese Literary Women, brings together twenty-five essays of seven prominent writers, whose fiction and poetry have become classics in the teaching and study of...


Russian Tales of Demonic Possession: Translations of Savva Grudtsyn and Solomonia

by Marcia A. Morris Lexington Books (April 17, 2014)

Russian Tales of Demonic Possession: Translations of Savva Grudtsyn and Solomonia provides detailed introductions and full translation of the seventeenth-century Tale of Savva Grudtsyn and Tale of the Demoniac...


The Narrative Mediterranean: Beyond France and the Maghreb

by Claudia Esposito Lexington Books (November 29, 2013)

The Narrative Mediterranean: Beyond France and the Maghreb examines literary texts by writers from the Maghreb and positions them in direct relation to increasingly querulous debates on the shifting identity...


Fighting Words and Feuding Words: Anger and the Homeric Poems

by Thomas R. Walsh Lexington Books (July 11, 2005)

Fighting Words and Feuding Words engages the powerful tools of Homeric poetic analysis and the anthropological study of emotion in an analysis of two anger terms highlighted in the Iliad by the Achaean prophet...


Poems Containing History: Twentieth-Century American Poetry's Engagement with the Past

by Gary Grieve-Carlson Lexington Books (November 08, 2013)

Poems Containing History: Twentieth-Century American Poetry’s Engagement with the Past, by Gary Grieve-Carlson, argues that twentieth-century American poetry has “contained” and helped its readers to think...


Essays on Ayn Rand's Anthem

by Robert Mayhew, John Lewis, Harry Binswanger & Tore Boeckmann et al. Lexington Books (May 20, 2005)

The essays in this collection treat historical, literary, and philosophical topics related to Ayn Rand's Anthem, an anti-utopia fantasy set in the future. The first book-length study on Anthem, this collection...


Mediated Maternity: Contemporary American Portrayals of Bad Mothers in Literature and Popular Culture

by Linda Seidel Lexington Books (April 26, 2013)

This book explores the cultural construction of the bad mother in books, movies, and TV shows, arguing that these portrayals typically have the effect of cementing dominant assumptions about motherhood in place—or,...


Consuming Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century: Narratives of Consumption, 1700D1900

by Tamara S. Wagner & Narin Hassan Lexington Books (April 26, 2007)

Consuming Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century aims to bring together detailed analyses of the cultural myths, or fictions, of consumption that have shaped discourses on consumer practices from the eighteenth...


Literary and Sociopolitical Writings of the Black Diaspora in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Kersuze Simeon-Jones Lexington Books (June 22, 2010)

Literary and Sociopolitical Writings of the Black Diaspora in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries examines the literary movements of the black Diaspora, dating from the nineteenth to the twentieth century,...


Old Stories Retold: Narrative and Vanishing Pasts in Modern China

by Andrew G. Stuckey Lexington Books (April 30, 2010)

Old Stories Retold delves into intertextual resonances cultivated with traditional literature in modern Chinese fiction from both the mainland and Taiwan. These resonances develop alternative historical sensibilities...


Essays on Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

by Robert Mayhew, Tore Boeckmann, Tara Smith & Mary Ann Sures et al. Lexington Books (April 16, 2009)

This is the first scholarly study of Atlas Shrugged, covering in detail the historical, literary, and philosophical aspects of Ayn Rand's magnum opus. Topics explored in depth include the history behind the...


The Letters and Diaries of Colonel John Hart Caughey, 1944–1945

by Roger B. Jeans Lexington Books (June 15, 2018)

Colonel John Hart Caughey, a US Army war plans officer stationed in the Chinese Nationalist capital of Chungking, was an eyewitness to the battle for China in the final months of the war (1944–45) and beyond,...


Transcendence and the Africana Literary Enterprise

by Christel N. Temple & Molefi Kete Asante Lexington Books (November 22, 2017)

Literary Pan-Africanism: History, Contexts, and Criticism (2005) and Literary Spaces: Introduction to Comparative Black Literature (2007), have been some of the most influential models of contemporary Africana...


W. E. B. Du Bois and the Sociology of the Black Church and Religion, 1897–1914

by Robert A. Wortham Lexington Books (November 30, 2017)

W. E. B. Du Bois is the founding figure of the sociological study of the Black Church. His discussion of the six functions of Philadelphia’s Black Church in The Philadelphia Negro (1899) represented an early...


Black Ships and Sea Raiders

by Jeffrey P. Emanuel Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

The Late Bronze Age ended with a bang in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean: palaces and empires collapsed, from Greece to Egypt; coastal territories were beset by pirates and marauders; migratory peoples...


Athens, Arden, Jerusalem

by Kate Havard, Paul T. Wilford, Wilfred M. McClay & Ronna Burger et al. Lexington Books (October 13, 2017)

This collection of essays aims to explore fundamental questions about God, human nature, and political life through careful readings of the Greek poets, the Hebrew Bible, and Shakespeare. The volume investigates...


Roth after Eighty: Philip Roth and the American Literary Imagination

by Aimee Pozorski, David Gooblar, Catherine Morley & Amy Gelbart et al. Lexington Books (December 09, 2016)

Roth after Eighty offers a retrospective reading of the career and works of American author, Philip Roth. Drawing on eleven original essays from experts in the field of Roth studies from several national perspectives,...


Vodou in Haitian Memory: The Idea and Representation of Vodou in Haitian Imagination

by Nixon S. Cleophat, Celucien L. Joseph, Crystal Andrea Felima & Asselin Charles et al. Lexington Books (May 12, 2016)

Vodou in Haitian Memory examines the idea and representation of the Haitian Vodou in Haitin history, art, painting, aesthetics, and culture. Vodou is also studied from multiple theoretical approaches including...


The Green Thread: Dialogues with the Vegetal World

by John Charles Ryan, Monica Gagliano, Patricia Vieira & Jennifer Schell et al. Lexington Books (December 24, 2015)

The Green Thread is an interdisciplinary collection of essays that takes the risk of departing from the long-standing human perception of plants—defined by what they are thought to lack, including autonomy,...


Radical Legacies: Twentieth-Century Public Intellectuals in the United States

by Arthur Redding Lexington Books (December 24, 2015)

What use is thinking? This study addresses the ways in which modern American thinkers have intervened in the public sphere and attempted to mediate relations between social and political institutions and cultural...