The most comprehensive collection of writings by an important twentieth-century radical writer.
A novel of early eighteenth-century Venice that Cooper called "in spirit, the most American book I ever wrote."
A wide-ranging overview of contemporary literary works by LGBTQ Appalachians with a focus on LGBTQ themes and characters.
An exciting adventure tale of sealers caught in the Antarctic ice in the early nineteenth century and forced to winter over in extreme conditions.
A novel of manners set in the drawing rooms, ballrooms, and Wall Street offices in 1830s New York, dramatizing conflicts that we are still grappling with nearly two hundred years later.
Compares life today in the German Black Forest with Thoreau's experiences at Walden Pond.
A celebration of Anishinaabe intellectual tradition.
Lively analysis of how Henry James's fiction anticipates later filmmakers' concerns with what we can see and what we can know.
Explores the role of travel and translation in Brazilian literature and culture from the 1870s to the present.
Charts the vicissitudes of a distinctly modern and peculiarly human vulnerability—our intimate dependence on the fragile, time-bound cultural framework that we inhabit—in the history of the realist novel.
Reveals how classic American novels embodied the tensions embedded in American views of the natural world from the Centennial until the end of the Second World War.
An innovative comparative study of the role of racial stereotypes in expressing state power under globalization.
Examines the impact of Persian poetry in the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Offers a new framework for reading American literatures that critically links African American and Latinx traditions and struggles for liberation.
Argues that multiculturalism and hybridity are key components of the nation’s poetry and its culture.
A celebration of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist who put Albany on the world’s literary map.
Explores the science and creative process behind Poe’s cosmological treatise.
Explores issues related to race and religion in Lovecraft criticism.
Assesses the limits and possibilities of humanism for engaging with issues of pressing political and cultural concern.
A biography of one of nineteenth-century America’s foremost poets and public intellectuals.
A lively and intimate selection of letters on life, literature, and art from one of America’s finest prose stylists.
Uncovers a new chapter in the story of American modernist poetry.
Demonstrates how written and visual representations worked to construct definitions of ethnicity in midcentury America.
Examines the work of prolific Dominican American writer Julia Alvarez.
Examines the metaphors of the “primitive” and the “industrial” in the rhetoric and imagery of anticapitalist American radical and revolutionary movements.
Brings ecocriticism into conversation with critical American studies approaches to literary canon formation.
Examines the relationship of lynching to black and white citizenship in the 19th and 20th century U. S. through a focus on historical, visual, cultural, and literary texts.
Examines why African American women would choose conditions of bondage over individual freedom.
Examines the increasingly prevalent assumption that postmodernism is over and that literature and film are once again engaging sincerely with issues of ethics and politics.
Contemporary poets offer behind-the-scenes perspectives on the poetic process.
Shows how Ozick’s characters attempt to mediate a complex Jewish identity, one that bridges the differences between traditional Judaism and secular American culture.
Looks at Buddhist influences in American literature and how literature has shaped the reception of Buddhism in North America.
A has-been American filmmaker encounters love, cruelty, and death in Italy.
Thirteen short plays by women that were originally produced by the Provincetown Players.
Looks at the connections between Thoreau’s Walden and the work that influenced it, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Argues that Herman Melville’s later work anticipates the resurgence of an American exceptionalist ethos underpinning the U. S.-led global “war on terror. ”
Pinpoints the limits of many current globalization theories in challenging racial oppression, and argues instead for local and situated strategies for resisting racism and imperialism.
Looks at the role of Jewish American fiction in the larger context of American culture.
Explores the role of the literary protest essay in addressing social divisions in the United States.
Examines Sukenick's role in reshaping the American literary tradition.
Argues that Jackson's anticipation of postmodernism ranks her among the most significant writers of her time.
Explores and critiques the metaphysics and ideology of the visionary moment as a convention in twentieth-century American fiction, from the standpoint of postmodernism.
Examines the tendency of post-World War II writers to rewrite earlier narratives by Poe, Melville, Hawthorne, and others.
Collected essays by noted scholars covering the breadth and influence of Kurt Vonnegut's literature.
Explores the way chaos theory is incorporated in the work of such writers as Toni Morrison, Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Don DeLillo, and Michael Crichton.
Reexamines the notion of the "hyphenate writer," and offers a specific reading strategy that we may consider the Italian/American writer in the age of semiotics, poststructuralism, and the like.
An anthology of literary essays focusing on the ways in which sexual, emotional, physical, racial, and other forms of violence have affected women artists' imaginations.
Challenging the neglected aspects of American poetry.
This book uses post structuralist, psychoanalytic, and feminist theories to read the poetry of Dickinson, Moore, H.D., and Rich.
These autobiographies illustrate the emergence of American women from their traditional position of dependence and legal and social inequality. Here are five women of the nineteenth and early twentieth ...
Examines the works of seven Adirondack writers.