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Text as Process
Text as Process

Creative Composition in Wordsworth, Tennyson, and Dickinson

Bushell, Sally

Text as Process is about the literary work before it becomes a completed work of art. It is concerned with draft materials, with the manuscripts that constitute text in...


Reshaping the Sexes in Sense and Sensibility
Reshaping the Sexes in Sense and Sensibility
Perkins, Moreland

Moreland Perkins's Reshaping the Sexes in "Sense and Sensibility" is an accessible yet sophisticated exploration of Jane Austen's revision and reversal of sexual...


Liberal Epic
Liberal Epic

The Victorian Practice of History from Gibbon to Churchill

Adams, Edward

In Liberal Epic, Edward Adams examines the liberal imagination’s centuries-long dependence on contradictory, and mutually constitutive, attitudes toward violent...


A Queer Chivalry
A Queer Chivalry

The Homoerotic Asceticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Saville, Julia Frances

The Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins was a practitioner of strict asceticism in its broadest definition--the refusal of physical pleasure or comfort in the interests of moral...


Writing through Jane Crow
Writing through Jane Crow

Race and Gender Politics in African American Literature

Hardison, Ayesha K.

In Writing through Jane Crow, Ayesha Hardison examines African American literature and its representation of black women during the pivotal but frequently overlooked...


Mourning El Dorado
Mourning El Dorado

Literature and Extractivism in the Contemporary American Tropics

Rogers, Charlotte

What ever happened to the legend of El Dorado, the tale of the mythical city of gold lost in the Amazon jungle? Charlotte Rogers argues that El Dorado has not been forgotten...


Margaret Garner
Margaret Garner

The Premiere Performances of Toni Morrison's Libretto

Jennings, La Vinia Delois

In January 1856, Margaret Garner—an enslaved woman on a Kentucky plantation—ran with members of her family to the free state of Ohio. As slave catchers attempted to capture the...


Long Black Song
Long Black Song

Essays in Black American Literature and Culture

Baker, Houston A., Jr.

Houston Baker maintains that black American culture, grounded in a unique historical experience, is distinct from any other, and that it has produced a body of literature that...


Ecocritical Theory
Ecocritical Theory

New European Approaches

Goodbody, Axel, Rigby, Kate

One of the more frequently lodged, serious, and justifiable complaints about ecocritical work is that it is insufficiently theorized. Ecocritical Theory puts such claims...


Second Person Singular
Second Person Singular

Late Victorian Women Poets and the Bonds of Verse

Harrington, Emily

Emily Harrington offers a new history of women’s poetry at the turn of the century that breaks from conventional ideas of nineteenth-century lyric, which focus on individual...


Creole Drama
Creole Drama

Theatre and Society in Antebellum New Orleans

Braun, Juliane

The stages of antebellum New Orleans did more than entertain. In the city’s early years, French-speaking residents used the theatre to assert their political, economic, and...


Border Fictions
Border Fictions

Globalization, Empire, and Writing at the Boundaries of the United States

Sadowski-Smith, Claudia

Border Fictions offers the first comparative analysis of multiethnic and transnational cultural representations about the United States' borders with Mexico and Canada....


The Master, the Modern Major General, and His Clever Wife
The Master, the Modern Major General, and His Clever Wife

Henry James's Letters to Field Marshal Lord Wolseley and Lady Wolseley, 1878–1913

James, Henry, James, Alan G.

As his letters attest, for nearly forty years Henry James enjoyed a warm and gratifying friendship with Britain’s foremost soldier of the last quarter of the nineteenth century...


Neoliberal Nonfictions
Neoliberal Nonfictions

The Documentary Aesthetic from Joan Didion to Jay-Z

Worden, Daniel

With the ascendancy of neoliberalism in American culture beginning in the 1960s, the political structures governing private lives became more opaque and obscure. Neoliberal...


Periodical Literature in Nineteenth-Century America
Periodical Literature in Nineteenth-Century America
Price, Kenneth M., Smith, Susan Belasco

Covering the decades from the 1830s through the end of the century, as well as the eastern, southern, and western regions of the United States, these essays, by a diverse group...


Women's Work

Nationalism and Contemporary African American Women's Novels

Thorsson, Courtney

In Women’s Work, Courtney Thorsson reconsiders the gender, genre, and geography of African American nationalism as she explores the aesthetic history of African American...


The Romance of the Harem
The Romance of the Harem
Leonowens, Anna, Morgan, Susan

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A Literary Guide to Washington, DC
A Literary Guide to Washington, DC

Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers from Francis Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston

Roberts, Kim

The site of a thriving literary tradition, Washington, DC, has been the home to many of our nation’s most acclaimed writers. From the city’s founding to the beginnings of...


Fellow Travelers
Fellow Travelers

How Road Stories Shaped the Idea of the Americas

Ochoa, John

Road trips loom large in the American imagination, and stories from the road have been central to crafting national identities across North and South America. Tales of...


Almost a Girl
Almost a Girl

Male Writers and Female Identification

Williamson, Alan

Gender criticism, Alan Williamson argues, has for too long been shaped and limited by the same dualisms that have defined male versus female literary voices in Western culture...


East-West Exchange and Late Modernism
East-West Exchange and Late Modernism

Williams, Moore, Pound

Qian, Zhaoming

In East-West Exchange and Late Modernism, Zhaoming Qian examines the nature and extent of Asian influence on some of the literary masterpieces of Western late modernism...


The Art of Fiction
The Art of Fiction
Salter, James

James Salter’s exalted place in American letters is based largely on the intense admiration of other writers, but his work resonates far beyond the realm of fellow craftsmen,...


The Romantic Comedians
The Romantic Comedians
Glasgow, Ellen

In The Romantic Comedians Ellen Glasgow takes the familiar story of the cuckold and raises it to a new leve. Her sixty-five-year-old male protagonist, the recently widowed...


From the Temple to the Castle

An Architectural History of British Literature, 1660–1760

Morrissey, Lee

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Willa Cather
Willa Cather

The Writer and Her World

Stout, christopher

Previous biographies of Willa Cather have either recycled the traditional view of a writer detached from social issues whose work supported a wholesome view of a vanished...


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