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Working Women in American Literature, 1865–1950

by Miriam S. Gogol, Jessica McCarthy, Lara Hubel & Irene Gammel et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Working Women in American Literature, 1865–1950 consists of eight original essays by literary, historical, and multicultural critics on the subject of working women in late-nineteenth- to mid-twentieth-century...


Literature among the Ruins, 1945–1955

by Hirokazu Toeda, Richi Sakakibara, Michael K. Bourdaghs & Atsuko Ueda et al. Lexington Books (May 07, 2018)

In the wake of the disaster of 1945—as Japan was forced to remake itself from “empire” to “nation” in the face of an uncertain global situation—literature and literary criticism emerged as highly...


Paul Auster's Ghosts

by María Laura Arce Álvarez Lexington Books (June 13, 2018)

The following book explores the intertextual relationship between Paul Auster’s first and most remarkable work, The New York Trilogy (1987), and the works of certain American and European writers who shaped...


Secularism and the Crisis of Minority Identity in Postcolonial Literature

by Roger McNamara Lexington Books (June 06, 2018)

Secularism and the Crisis of Minority Identity in Postcolonial Literature examines how writers from religious and ethnic minority communities (Anglo-Indians, Burghers, Dalits, Muslims, and Parsis) in India and...


Washington Irving and Islam

by Zubeda Jalalzai, Tracy Hoffman, Michael Stevens & 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...


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...


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...


Between Two Worlds

by Glodel Mezilas, Jean Eddy Saint Paul, Celucien L. Joseph & Paul C. Mocombe et al. Lexington Books (February 07, 2018)

Between Two Worlds: Jean Price-Mars, Haiti, and Africa is a special volume on Jean Price-Mars that reassesses the importance of his thought and legacy, and the implications of his ideas in the twenty-first century’s...


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...


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...


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....


Danger and Vulnerability in the American Imagination

by Jennifer Travis Lexington Books (February 15, 2018)

Danger and Vulnerability in Nineteenth Century American Literature; or, Crash and Burn American invites readers to examine the “threat horizon” through its nascent expression in literary and cultural history....


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...


Family and Relationships in Ian McEwan's Fiction

by Tomasz Dobrogoszcz Lexington Books (February 15, 2018)

The book provides a lucid analysis of all Ian McEwan fiction published to date, from his 1975 debut short stories up to the 2016 novel Nutshell, spanning forty years of his literary career. Apart from a general...


Transnational Narratives in Englishes of Exile

by Sheng-mei Ma, Catalina Florina Florescu, Margarita Georgieva & Oana Chivoiu et al. Lexington Books (November 15, 2017)

Monolingual, monolithic English is an issue of the past. In this collection, by using cinema, poetry, art, and novels we demonstrate that English has become the heteroglossic language of immigration – Englishes...


The Postcolonial Subject in Transit

by Delphine Fongang, Bosede Funke Afolayan, Shilpa Daithota Bhat & Na'Imah Ford et al. Lexington Books (January 19, 2018)

The Postcolonial Subject in Transit presents in-depth analyses of the complex transitional migratory identities evident in emerging African diasporic writings. It provides insights into the hybridity of the...


Corporeal Archipelagos

by Julia Frengs Lexington Books (December 27, 2017)

Corporeal Archipelagos: Writing the Body in Francophone Oceanian Women’s Literature offers an examination of contemporary literature from the French-speaking Oceanian region through a focus on four of its...


Paul Bowles's Literary Engagement with Morocco

by Bouchra Benlemlih & Allen Hibbard Lexington Books (January 05, 2018)

This study argues that Paul Bowles is more perceptive than many American travelers in Morocco. The book provides us with what are perhaps the most sustained meditations to date on Bowles’s translation work...


Readings of Plato's Apology of Socrates

by Oda E. Wiese Tvedt, Olof Pettersson, Vivil Valvik Haraldsen & Elena Irrera et al. Lexington Books (December 28, 2017)

In Plato’s Apology of Socrates we see a philosopher in collision with his society – a society he nonetheless claims to have benefited through his philosophic activity. It has often been asked why democratic...


Emerging Perspectives on Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo

by Blessing Diala-Ogamba, Rose A. Sackeyfio, Obiageli Okolocha & Jane Bryce et al. Lexington Books (November 08, 2017)

Emerging Perspectives on Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo is a collection of 15 critical essays that highlights the literary contributions of Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo as one of Nigeria’s leading female writers. The book...