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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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Victorian Literature

by Laurence W. Mazzeno Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 06, 2014)

This is an eclectic collection of essays from a group of international scholars tackling various subjects on Victorian literature—from studies of specific authors such Charles Dickens’ early and later works,...


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...


Gatsby: The Cultural History of the Great American Novel

by Bob Batchelor Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 07, 2013)

One of the bestselling novels of all time, The Great Gatsby is also considered one of the most significant achievements in twentieth-century fiction. In Gatsby: The Cultural History of the Great American Novel,...


The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekpharsis

by Andrew Sprague Becker Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 21, 1995)

In 'The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekphrasis', Becker explores how Homeric poetry shapes its own reception: how Homer's reaction to a visual image creates his audience's response to a literary description....


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...


Emily Bronte

by Lyn Pykett Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 11, 1989)

Emily Bront_'s writings explore, expand, and transgress limited nineteenth-century ideas of the nature of the female lot and of women's creativity. This study offers an extensive rereading of the poems which...


Democracy's Literature: Politics and Fiction in America

by Patrick J. Deneen & Joseph Romance Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 28, 2005)

American literature is profoundly, almost inescapably political. In this fascinating new anthology of original essays, ten leading scholars explore the ways in which American civic education has been informally...


Latin American Perspectives on Globalization: Ethics, Politics, and Alternative Visions

by Mario Sáenz, Debra A. Castillo, Santiago Castro-Gómez & Rafael Cervantes Martínez et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2002)

From the most prominent thinkers in Latin American philosophy, literature, politics, and social science comes a challenge to conventional theories of globalization. The contributors to this volume imagine a...


50 Ways to Understand Communication: A Guided Tour of Key Ideas and Theorists in Communication, Media, and Culture

by Arthur Asa Berger Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 20, 2006)

In 50 Ways to Understand Communication, Arthur Asa Berger familiarizes readers with important concepts written by leading communication and cultural theorists, such as Saussure, LZvi-Strauss, de Certeau, McLuhan,...


The Song of the Sirens and Other Essays

by Pietro Pucci Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 28, 1997)

In this collection of his essays on Homer, some new and some appearing for the first time in English, the distinguished scholar Pietro Pucci examines the linguistic and rhetorical features of the poet's works....


Kavnaugh: A Tale

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow & Jean Downey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 05, 2003)

Longfellow's last excursion into prose fiction, Kavanaugh is a village tale that has all the ingredients of a good New England recipe. Simply a delightful, charming account of a small world within itself; a...


Gender and Citizenship: The Dialectics of Subject-Citizenship in Nineteenth Century French Literature and Culture

by Claudia Moscovici Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 10, 2000)

Claudia Moscovici proposes a new understanding of how gender relations were reformulated by both male and female writers in nineteenth-century France. She analyzes the different versions of gendered citizenship...


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...


John Brent

by Theodore Winthrop & Dean H. Propst Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 1970)

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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...


The Verse Novel in Young Adult Literature

by Brenna Friesner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2016)

Examining more than 120 titles, this book discusses the history of verse novels, analyzes key works, and considers how this increasingly popular sub-genre of young adult fiction can grapple with content that...


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...


Adapting the Beat Poets: Burroughs, Ginsberg, and Kerouac on Screen

by Michael J. Prince Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 09, 2016)

William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac were three of the most significant figures of the Beat Generation, whose writings have been adapted and appropriated for graphic novels, feature-length...


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...


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...


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...


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 Unique Legacy of Weird Tales: The Evolution of Modern Fantasy and Horror

by Justin Everett & Jeffrey H. Shanks Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2015)

This volume collects critical essays that provide a broader understanding of the magazine Weird Tales and its authors, artists, readers, and editorial practices, as well as the larger impact that the periodical...


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...