Berkeley English Faculty Books

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Faculty
Jim_crow Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow Signs of the Times traces the career of Jim Crow signs--simplified in cultural memory to the "colored/white" labels that demarcated the public spaces of the American South--from their int.... 20th- and 21st-Century American

African American

Elizabeth Abel

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Pic-book9 The Art of 20th Century American Poetry: Modernism and After Altieri's book situates modernist poetry in the context of early 20th century scientific and philosophical developments, to posit the emergence of a "new realism" in the works of Poun.... 20th- and 21st-Century British

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Charles F. Altieri

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Altieri_stevens_cover Wallace Stevens and the Demands of Modernity: Toward a Phenomenology of Value In his recent work, Charles Altieri has argued for the importance of the affects, which philosophy has too long subordinated to cognition and ethics.  In Wallace Stevens and the Demands of Mod.... Poetry

20th- and 21st-Century American

Charles F. Altieri

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Altieri Reckoning with Imagination: Wittgenstein and the Aesthetics of Literary Experience Reckoning with Imagination tries to recast basic Idealist claims about imagination and purposiveness in terms provided by Witt genstein’s showing the limits of what empiricist conce....

Charles F. Altieri

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Altman_othello The Improbability of Othello: Rhetorical Anthropology and Shakespearean Selfhood Shakespeare’s dramatis personae exist in a world of supposition, struggling to connect knowledge that cannot be had, judgments that must be made, and actions that need to be taken.  For .... Drama

Renaissance and Early Modern

Cultural Studies

Joel B. Altman

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Third-cit The Third Citizen: Shakespeare's Theater and The Early Modern House of Commons .... Drama

Renaissance and Early Modern

Critical Theory

Cultural Studies

Oliver Arnold

Brutus Julius Caesar: A Longman Cultural Edition .... Drama

Renaissance and Early Modern

Oliver Arnold

Pic-book15 The Phantom Table: Woolf, Fry, Russell and the Epistemology of Modernism This study is a major reappraisal of Virginia Woolf's relationship to Bloomsbury and the aesthetic and philosophical developments of her time. Through extensive archival research, Ann Banfield .... 20th- and 21st-Century British

Ann Banfield

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Pic-book1 The Fugitive's Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession In this study of literature and law before and since the Civil War, Stephen M. Best shows how American conceptions of slavery, property, and the idea of the fugitive were profoundly interconnected..... 19th-Century American

20th- and 21st-Century American

African American

Stephen M. Best

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Pic-book39 A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry .... Poetry

Irish

20th- and 21st-Century British

C. D. Blanton

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51f-5c5runl Epic Negation: The Dialectical Poetics of Late Modernism .... Poetry

20th- and 21st-Century British

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C. D. Blanton

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0804755817 National Melancholy: Mourning and Opportunity in Classic American Literature In National Melancholy, Breitwieser offers close readings of important American writers (Anne Bradstreet, Thomas Jefferson, Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, Sarah Orne Jewett, F. Scott Fitzgerald.... 20th- and 21st-Century American

Early American

19th-Century American

Mitchell Breitwieser

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Medusa2 Medusa   Medusa ISBN: 0-9858914-2-4           ISBN 13: 9780985891428 Third in a series of book-length poems by John Campion (213 pages).&.... Poetry

John Campion

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Squaring the circle Squaring the Circle   Squaring the Circle LC # 98-96776 ISBN: 0-9858914-1-6           ISBN 13: 9780985891411 This is the second in a series of boo.... Poetry

John Campion

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Tongue stones Tongue Stones   Tongue Stones LC # 98-96775 ISBN: 0-9858914-0-8          ISBN 13: 9780985891404 This is the first in a series of book-length poem.... Poetry

John Campion

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Photo_60x60 Ecotropic Works   ECOTROPIC WORKS (An anthology of Ecotropic Works) is now out of print. The anthology created and organized by John Campion and presents a deeply inwoven collection of caref.... Creative Writing

Critical Theory

Poetry

Cultural Studies

John Campion

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Photo_60x60 Where Three Roads Meet Where Three Roads Meet reflects an encounter with three poets: John Campion, John Herndon, and Paul Christensen. The Book contains a mini-biography by each and a selection of poetry. CedarsHous.... Poetry

John Campion

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Photo_60x60 Sippapu the Kiva an Inverted Bat This poetry book by John Campion--published by Latitudes Press, is out of print. .... Poetry

John Campion

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Photo_60x60 El Sueno John Campion made the first translation of Sor Juana's magnum opus, El Sueno. This book in out of print, but is available in the UC System Libraries. .... Creative Writing

Gender & Sexuality Studies

Poetry

Cultural Studies

John Campion

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Pic-book5 Sacred Games: A Novel Sacred Games is a novel as big, ambitious, multi-layered, contradictory, funny, sad, scary, violent, tender, complex, and irresistible as India itself. Steep yourself in this story, enjoy the delic.... Creative Writing

Vikram Chandra

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Abrams Playing: A Novel Abrams's debut novel is a revealing look inside the mind of a woman who enjoys being beaten, shamed and dominated by her lover. As her bedroom escapades become increasingly brutal, she struggle.... Creative Writing

Melanie Abrams Chandra

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Pic-book10 Follies of the Wise: Dissenting Essays True skepticism is an attitude of constant questioning, a mode of thinking Frederick Crews held so dear he applied it to Freudian psychoanalytic theory, an intellectual tradition he initially belie....

Frederick C. Crews

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Donegan cover 2 Seasons of Misery: Catastrophe and Colonial Settlement in Early America The stories we tell of American beginnings typically emphasize colonial triumph in the face of adversity. But the early years of English settlement in America were characterized by catastrophe: sta.... Atlantic

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Kathleen Donegan

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Pic-book18 Scott's Shadow: The Novel in Romantic Edinburgh Scott's Shadow is the first comprehensive account of the flowering of Scottish fiction between 1802 and 1832, when post-Enlightenment Edinburgh rivaled London as a center for literary and .... Narrative & the Novel

19th-Century British

Scottish

Ian Duncan

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9780199217953_140 The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner 'We have heard much of the rage of fanaticism in former days, but nothing to this' A wretched young man, 'an outcast in the world', tells the story of his upbringing by a heret.... Narrative & the Novel

19th-Century British

Scottish

Ian Duncan

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9780748641239 The Edinburgh Companion to James Hogg James Hogg (1770-1835) is increasingly recognised as a major Scottish author and one of the most original figures in European Romanticism. 16 essays written by international experts on Hogg draw on.... 19th-Century British

Scottish

Ian Duncan

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Duncan Kidnapped Set in the aftermath of the 1745 rebellion, Kidnapped transforms the Romantic historical novel into the modern thriller. Its heartstopping scenes of cross-country pursuit, distilled to a pure inten.... 19th-Century British

Scottish

Narrative & the Novel

Ian Duncan

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9781107018136 Continuity and Change in Irish Poetry, 1966-2010 In Continuity and Change in Irish Poetry, 1966-2010, Eric Falci reshapes the story of Irish poetry since the 1960s. He shows how polemical arguments concerning the role of poetry in 1960s Ireland e.... Poetry

Irish

20th- and 21st-Century British

Eric Falci

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Pic-book33 Brief Nudity Philip Larkin wrote of the moment in life when our "innate assumptions" and daily habits "Suddenly harden into all we've got." This beautifully written memoir dwells in that.... Creative Writing

Thomas Farber

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Pic-book16 A Lover's Quarrel: On Writing and the Writing Life Collecting Thomas Farber's nonfiction on writing and the writing life, A Lover's Quarrel contains this gifted author's meditation on his vocation. Anatomist, ironist, and moralist, Farb.... Creative Writing

Thomas Farber

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Foregone_conclusions Foregone Conclusions: Equivoques, Aperçus, Spars & Catarrhs Epigram: a terse observation aspiring to the universal and irreducible. Generally about human foible or fate. Relies on paradox, hyperbole, or wordplay to compel a flash of recognition. Kissing cou.... Poetry

Thomas Farber

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Photo_60x60 Here and Gone Turning seventy, author Thomas Farber appraises the writing life, aging, love, his own fate, and ours.   Thomas Farber's writing has always been characterized by the tens.... Creative Writing

Thomas Farber

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Pic-book20 Open Secrets: The Literature of Uncounted Experience Open Secrets identifies an ethos of affirmative reticence and recessive action in Mme de Lafayette’s La Princesse de Clèves (1678), Jane Austen’s Mansfield Pa.... 19th-Century British

19th-Century American

Anne-Lise Francois

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Gallagher The Body Economic: Life, Death, and Sensation in Political Economy and the Victorian Novel The Body Economic revises the intellectual history of nineteenth-century Britain by demonstrating that political economists and the writers who often presented themselves as their literary ant.... 19th-Century British

Catherine Gallagher

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Scan0003small Practicing New Historicism, 2001      For almost thirty years, new historicism has been a highly controversial and influential force in literary and cultural studies. In Practicing the New Historicism, two of i.... Renaissance and Early Modern

Critical Theory

19th-Century British

Catherine Gallagher

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Scan0002small Nobody's Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace Exploring the careers of five influential women writers of the Restoration and eighteenth century, Catherine Gallagher reveals the connections between the increasing prestige of female authorship, .... Critical Theory

Gender & Sexuality Studies

Narrative & the Novel

18th-Century British

Catherine Gallagher

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Pic-book23 Prairie Style Prairie Style is about the breakdown of location and voice. It lays out a landscape of habitations (Frank Lloyd Wright's designs for "servantless families," fox dens in an embank.... Poetry

Cecil S. Giscombe

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Goble_circuits_cvr Beautiful Circuits: Modernism and the Mediated Life This is critical reading, thinking, and writing of the highest order. It is a book of many pleasures, in which an earlier and more self-serious period in literary history is read with a foreknowled.... Narrative & the Novel

20th- and 21st-Century American

20th- and 21st-Century British

Mark Goble

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Judith Goldman

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Judith Goldman

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Book cover 2 Unbuilding Jerusalem: Apocalypse and Romantic Representation .... 19th-Century British

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Picture 7 Blake's Agitation: Criticism and the Emotions   Blake’s Agitation is a thorough and engaging reflection on the dynamic, forward-moving, and active nature of critical thought. Steven Goldsmith investigates the modern notion that .... 19th-Century British

Poetry

Steven Goldsmith

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Pic-book34 Chicano Novels and the Politics of Form: Race, Class, and Reification Chicano Novels and the Politics of Form draws on the Marxist theory of reification to undertake a theoretical study of the class-based construction of racial identity in the novels of four writers:.... Chicana/o and/or Latina/o

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20th- and 21st-Century American

Cultural Studies

Marcial Gonzalez

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Kevis Georgic Modernity and British Romanticism: Poetry and the Mediation of History This book traces connections between Georgic verse and developments in other spheres from the late seventeenth to the early nineteenth centuries: the mediation of perception by scientific instrumen.... 18th-Century British

Kevis Goodman

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Pic-book12 The Novel: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory 1900-2000 The Novel: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory 1900–2000 is a collection of the most influential writings on the theory of the novel from the twentieth century. Traces the rise .... Critical Theory

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Dorothy J. Hale

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Dscn0928 The Nature of the Word: Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky .... Linguistics

Kristin Hanson

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Pic-book24 Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005 The poems in Robert Hass's new collection—his first to appear in a decade—are grounded in the beauty and energy of the physical world, and in the bafflement of the present moment in.... Poetry

Robert L. Hass

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Pic-book25 Now and Then: The Poet's Choice Columns From 1997 to 2000, former Poet Laureate of the United States Robert Hass wrote the nationally syndicated column “Poet’s Choice” which featured poems relevant to current headlines .... Poetry

Robert L. Hass

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Apple_trees_olema The Apple Trees at Olema The Apple Trees at Olema includes work from Robert Hass's first five books—Field Guide, Praise, Human Wishes, Sun Under Wood, and Time and Materials—as well as a substantial gatheri.... Poetry

Robert L. Hass

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What_light_can_do What Light Can Do An evocative and captivating collection of essays on writers, place, poetry, and photography—with accompanying photos throughout—from Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Rober.... Poetry

Robert L. Hass

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Hass The Poetic Species: A Conversation with Edward O. Wilson and Robert Hass In this shimmering conversation (the outgrowth of an event cosponsored by the American Museum of Natural History and Poets House), Edward O. Wilson, renowned scientist and proponent of “consi.... Poetry

Robert L. Hass

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Hass_2 Modernist Women Poets: An Anthology The 20th century was a time of great change, particularly in the arts, but seldom explored were the female poets of that time. Robert Hass and Paul Ebenkamp have put together a comprehensive anthol.... 20th- and 21st-Century British

20th- and 21st-Century American

Poetry

Robert L. Hass

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117921929 Riding the Trail of Tears A surrealistic revisiting of the Cherokee Removal, Riding the Trail of Tears takes us to north Georgia in the near future, into a virtual-reality tourist compound where customers ride the Trail of .... Creative Writing

Native American

Blake M. Hausman

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Pic-book26 Saga / Circus Saga / Circus, by the esteemed poet Lyn Hejinian, brings us two distinctly different long poems in which the tropes of narrative and lyric—their feints and demands—stake claims amo.... Poetry

Lyn Hejinian

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Thewideroad1 The Wide Road Poetry. Fiction. Cross-Genre. What would have happened had Thelma and Louise not driven off the cliff but stayed on the road? In Carla Harryman and Lyn Hejinian's picaresque novella, friendship.... Narrative & the Novel

Lyn Hejinian

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Picture 9 My Life and My Life in the Nineties Lyn Hejinian's My Life is one of the foundational texts of Language Poetry.  First published in 1980, and revised in 1987 and 2002, My Life is now firmly established in the postmodern cano.... Poetry

Lyn Hejinian

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Picture 10 A Guide to Poetics Journal: Writing in the Expanded Field 1982-1998 Between 1982 and 1998, Lyn Hejinian and Barrett Watten edited the highly influential Poetics Journal, whose ten issues contributed to a surge of interest in the practice of poetics.  A Guide t.... Poetry

Lyn Hejinian

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Hejinian+book+of+a+thousand+eyes Book of a Thousand Eyes Ranging widely in subject and tone, this collection of prose begins as an homage to Scheherazade—the heroine of The Arabian Nights whose nightly tale-telling saved her culture and her own lif.... Poetry

Lyn Hejinian

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Janmohamed The Death-Bound-Subject: Richard Wright’s Archaeology of Death JanMohamed's book explains the ideological and political functions of the threat of lynching in the works of Richard Wright. Arguing that Wright's oeuvre is a systematic exploration of &quo.... 20th- and 21st-Century American

African American

Abdul R. JanMohamed

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Photo_60x60 Reconsidering Social Identification: Race, Gender, Class, and Caste.   This volume is an argument for further cross-national, interdisciplinary dialogue on the political economy of social identification and division.  It investigates how four socially .... Critical Theory

Gender & Sexuality Studies

Cultural Studies

Abdul R. JanMohamed

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Jones_racial_discourses The Racial Discourses of Life Philosophy: Négritude, Vitalism, and Modernity Winner of the Jeanne and Aldo Scaglione Prize in Comparative Literary Studies in 2010. The Prize citation reads: "Donna V. Jones’s Racial Discourses of Life Philosophy: Né.... Caribbean

20th- and 21st-Century American

African American

Donna V. Jones

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Dickens novels cover Dickens Novels as Verse Dickens Novels as Verse likens the experience of some of the great Dickens novels, particularly the later ones (namely, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and   Our Mutual Friend&n.... Narrative & the Novel

19th-Century British

Textual Criticism

Poetry

Joseph P Jordan

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Steven justice book image_front_cover Adam Usk's Secret Adam Usk, a Welsh lawyer in England and Rome during the first years of the fifteenth century, lived a peculiar life. He was, by turns, a professor, a royal advisor, a traitor, a schismatic, and a s.... Middle English

Steven Justice

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9780520206977 Writing and Rebellion: England in 1381 In this account of the "peasants' revolt" of 1381, in which rebels burned hundreds of official archives and attacked other symbols of authority, Steven Justice demonstrates that the r.... Middle English

Cultural Studies

Steven Justice

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Pic-book7 Blind Rage: Letters to Helen Keller As a young blind girl, Georgina Kleege repeatedly heard the refrain, “Why can’t you be more like Helen Keller?” Kleege’s resentment culminates in her book Blind Rage: L.... 20th- and 21st-Century American

Georgina Kleege

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Knapp_sketch Shakespeare Only Three decades of controversy in Shakespeare studies can be summed up in a single question: Was Shakespeare one of a kind? On one side of the debate are the Shakespeare lovers, the bardolatrists, wh.... Drama

Renaissance and Early Modern

Critical Theory

Cultural Studies

Jeffrey Knapp

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Shakespeare's_tribe Shakespeare's Tribe: Church, Nation, and Theater in Renaissance England Most contemporary critics characterize Shakespeare and his tribe of fellow playwrights and players as resolutely secular, interested in religion only as a matter of politics or as a rival source of.... Drama

Renaissance and Early Modern

Cultural Studies

Jeffrey Knapp

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An empire nowhere An Empire Nowhere: England, America, and Literature from Utopia to The Tempest What caused England's literary Renaissance?  One answer has been that such unprecedented developments as the European discovery of America inspired English writers to "open up new wor.... Drama

Atlantic

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Poetry

Early American

Cultural Studies

Jeffrey Knapp

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Dl_cover_final The Face of Mammon: the Matter of Money in English Renaissance Literature Money talked in sixteenth-century England, as money still does today. But what the sixteenth century’s gold and silver had to say for itself is strikingly different from the modern discourse .... Drama

Renaissance and Early Modern

Poetry

Cultural Studies

David Landreth

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Colleenlye America's Asia: Racial Form and American Literature, 1893-1945 America's Asia explores a discursive tradition that affiliates the East with modern efficiency, in contrast to primitivist forms of Orientalism. Colleen Lye traces the American stereotype .... Cultural Studies

Narrative & the Novel

19th-Century American

20th- and 21st-Century American

Asian American

Pacific

Colleen Lye

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Rep Financialization and the Culture Industry Financialization and the culture industry. The essays that make up this special issue of Representations turn on the relation between those two terms. How, they ask, should we u.... Critical Theory

Cultural Studies

Colleen Lye

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Mlq_73_3_pr Peripheral Realisms Peripheral Realisms sets out to challenge the widespread habit among critics in several interlinked fields, especially US ethnic studies and postcolonial studies, to view realism as outmoded a.... African

South Asian

Irish

20th- and 21st-Century British

20th- and 21st-Century American

Critical Theory

Colleen Lye

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J7620 Jane Austen, or The Secret of Style What is the world-historical importance of Jane Austen? An old maid writes with the detachment of a god. Here, the stigmatized condition of a spinster; there, a writer's unequalled display of a.... 19th-Century British

D.A. Miller

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8_and_a_half_bk 8 1/2 Federico Fellini’s masterpiece 8 1/2 (Otto e mezzo) shocked audiences around the world when it was released in 1963 by its sheer auteurist gall. The hero, a film director named.... Film

D.A. Miller

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Miss_new_india Miss New India Anjali Bose may be “Miss New India,” but her prospects don’ t look great. Born into a traditional lower-middle-class family, Anjali lives in a backwater town and has an arranged m.... Narrative & the Novel

Bharati Mukherjee

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Pic-book28 Beowulf and Lejre A presentation, with analysis, of some spectacular recent archaeological discoveries made at Lejre, Denmark, that shed new light on the origins of Beowulf. .... Old English

John Niles

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Pic-book38 Klaeber's Beowulf, 4th edn. A complete reworking of what has long been the standard edition of Beowulf for students and advanced scholars alike.  .... Old English

John Niles

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Sem 13 cover copy Old English Enigmatic Poems and the Play of the Texts A close study of a number of texts drawn chiefly from the Exeter Book of Old English poetry, seen as microcosms of the art of Old English verse in general. .... Poetry

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John Niles

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Oe heroic poems cover 2 Old English Heroic Poems and the Social Life of Texts A study of the heroic poetry of the Anglo-Saxons seen as a great collective medium through which people conceived of their changing social world and made mental adjustments to it. .... Poetry

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John Niles

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Pic-book14 John Lydgate and the Making of Public Culture During the fifteenth century John Lydgate was the most famous poet in England, filling commissions for the court, the aristocracy, and the guilds. He wrote for an elite London readership that was h.... Renaissance and Early Modern

Maura Nolan

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Go'brien Green and Gray Geoffrey G. O'Brien's second collection documents the "remorse of the senses" that attends each moment of experience, the pain and pleasure of not exiting a world in which injusti.... Poetry

Geoffrey G. O'Brien

Metropole cover Metropole Geoffrey G. O’Brien’s third collection opens with a set of lyric experiments whose music and mutable syntax explore the social relations concealed in material things. O’Brien&rsqu.... Poetry

Geoffrey G. O'Brien

Gunsandflagscover The Guns and Flags Project Obsessed with work and dream, shot through with weather and color, Geoffrey G. O'Brien's spirited debut pursues the possibility of the lyric itself--whether the voice raised "with melo.... Poetry

Geoffrey G. O'Brien

Obrien People on Sunday 'Brien's [is] a poetry that asks for patient attention, and gives back all the void's abundance."—Rain Taxi "Whether in a poem composed using words and phrases from .... Poetry

Geoffrey G. O'Brien

O'brien o'keeffe cover Stealing Obedience: Narratives of Agency and Identity in Later Anglo-Saxon England Stealing Obedience investigates works in Latin and Old English to pursue a series of questions about agency (here to use the term in its most general meaning) that emerge from my study of the disco.... Old English

Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe

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Otter_philadelphia Philadelphia Stories: America's Literature of Race and Freedom A historic and symbolic city on the border between slavery and freedom, antebellum Philadelphia was home to one of the largest and most influential "free" African American communities in .... 19th-Century American

African American

Samuel Otter

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Daring_flight_of_my_pen The Daring Flight of My Pen: Cultural Politics and Gaspar Perez de Villagra's Historia de la Nueva Mexico, 1610 Doomed from the beginning to be read as history rather than poetry, Gaspar Perez de Villagra's Historia de la Nueva Mexico chronicles Captain Juan de Onate's conquest of New Mexico from its.... Chicana/o and/or Latina/o

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Early American

Genaro M. Padilla

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Pic-book36 Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Fine Arts Although Coleridge's thinking and writing about the fine arts was both considerable and interesting, this has not been the subject of a book before.  Coleridge owed his initiation into.... 19th-Century British

Morton D. Paley

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Picciotto_labors Labors of Innocence in Early Modern England 17th-century intellectuals discovered their idealized self-image in the Adam who investigated, named, and commanded the creatures in Eden.  Reinvented as the agent of innocent curiosity, Adam .... Renaissance and Early Modern

18th-Century British

Joanna M Picciotto

Pic-book37 Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel What--other than embarrassment--could one hope to gain from prolonged exposure to the social mistake? Why think much about what many would like simply to forget? Bad Form argues that what.... Narrative & the Novel

19th-Century British

Film

Kent Puckett

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Against o Against Bosses, Against Oligarchies: A Conversation with Richard Rorty .... Critical Theory

Kent Puckett

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Pic-book8 Ishmael Reed: New and Collected Poems 1964-2007 First poetry collection in nearly twenty years. In language that is pointed, innovative and profoundly optimistic, Reed weaves politics and war with Nigerian poetry and jazz all in the service of h.... Creative Writing

Ishmael S. Reed

Photo_60x60 Shakespeare's Tragedies Re-Viewed: a Spectator's Role My sequence of essays on Shakespeare's audiences has been consolidated into a print version in press at Peter Lang which should appear in August 2015 under the title: Shakespeare's Tragedie.... Renaissance and Early Modern

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Almagro theatre Shakespeare's Audiences This material is co-ordinated with the website's performance bibliographies at http://shakespearestaging.berkeley.edu/ in a series of essays about the performance history of individual Shakespe.... Renaissance and Early Modern

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9780674018532 Freedom Is, Freedom Ain't: Jazz and the Making of the Sixties “With an incredible gift for helping you hear the surprising sounds he studies, Scott Saul brilliantly shows how the new music of hard bop in the 1950s and 60s amounted to a new.... African American

Cultural Studies

Scott Saul

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Screen shot 2014-10-31 at 2 Becoming Richard Pryor A fresh, fully researched biography of the performer who revolutionized American comedy, tracing Pryor's rise from his first years in a Midwestern brothel to his rise in the "New Hollywood.... 20th- and 21st-Century American

African American

Film

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Scott Saul

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Schweik_ugly_laws The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public In the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, municipallaws targeting "unsightly beggars" sprang up in cities across America. Seeming to criminalize disability and thus offering a.... 19th-Century American

20th- and 21st-Century American

Susan Schweik

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Scott The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Att ack on U.S. Democracy This provocative book makes a compelling case for a hidden “deep state” that influences and often opposes official U.S. policies. Prominent political analyst Peter Dale Scott begins by ....

Peter D. Scott

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9780674729094_p0_v1_s260x420 Seven Modes of Uncertainty .... 20th- and 21st-Century British

20th- and 21st-Century American

Critical Theory

Narrative & the Novel

Namwali Serpell

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On the outside looking out On the Outside Looking Out: John Ashbery's Poetry A study of Ashbery's books of poems from Some Trees through Flow Chart. .... 20th- and 21st-Century American

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John Shoptaw

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P03165 Times Beach “Times Beach is brimming, teeming with life. John Shoptaw, with breathtaking expanse and lasting intricacy, somehow writes a book in which we traverse the vastness of the American landscape&m.... Poetry

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Bachelors_manhood Bachelors, Manhood, and the Novel, 1850-1925 Katherine Snyder's study explores the significance of the bachelor narrator, a prevalent but little recognized figure in premodernist and modernist fiction by male authors, including Hawthorne,.... Narrative & the Novel

Katherine Snyder

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Mixing it up, kwan and speirs_to_upload Mixing It Up: Multiracial Subjects This book gathers a number of essays that give various perspectives on multiraciality.  The focus of the collection is the personal essay.  This focus is based on the belief that by virtu....

Kenneth Speirs

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Photo_60x60 Christianity Not as Old as the Creation: the Last of Defoe's Performances, ed. G. A. Starr .... 18th-Century British

George A. Starr

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Pic-book29 Anglophilia: Deference, Devotion, and Antebellum America Anglophilia charts the phenomenon of the love of Britain that emerged after the Revolution and remains in the character of U.S. society and class, the style of academic life, and the idea of A.... Early American

Elisa Tamarkin

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Thumbnail Becoming a Poet in Anglo-Saxon England Combining historical, literary and linguistic evidence from Old English and Latin, Becoming a Poet in Anglo-Saxon England creates a new, more complete picture of who and what pre-Conquest English p.... Linguistics

Poetry

Old English

Cultural Studies

Emily V. Thornbury

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Atria new legacy cover The Legacy The Legacy (Atria, 2011) is a contemporary retelling of Henry James’ novel The Portrait of a Lady, set in Sydney and New York, which brings James’ story together with a mystery around a.... Creative Writing

Kirsten Tranter

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Uk front acl cover A Common Loss A Common Loss (Atria, 2012) takes its title from Tennyson’s elegy, “In Memoriam”, and focuses on a group of friends struggling to come to terms with the unexpected death of one of.... Creative Writing

Kirsten Tranter

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51dtnfn1qpl__sx200_ Schooling Sex: Libertine Literature and Erotic Education in Italy, France, and England 1534-1685 How did Casanova learn the `theory' of sex? Why did male pornographers write as intellectual women? What forms of sexuality emerged in the age of educational, scientific, and political revoluti.... Renaissance and Early Modern

Gender & Sexuality Studies

James Grantham Turner

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51nhjlez97l__sl75_ Libertines and Radicals in Early Modern London: Sexuality, Politics and Literary Culture, 1630-1685 A `Deluge of Libertinism' swept through England in the turbulent seventeenth century: class- and gender-relations went into deep crisis - and sexually-explicit literature took the blame. Turner.... Renaissance and Early Modern

Gender & Sexuality Studies

James Grantham Turner

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51r7tom3gcl__sl75_ One Flesh: Paradisal Marriage and Sexual Relations in the Age of Milton How did the myth of Adam and Eve affect historical understandings of sex and gender? Was sexuality the 'true Paradise' or the destroying serpent? These questions came to a head in Milton, t.... Renaissance and Early Modern

Gender & Sexuality Studies

James Grantham Turner

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Pol The Politics of Landscape: Rural Scenery and Society in English Poetry, l630-l660 Artists, poets, agriculturalists and political theorists construct the imaginary countryside of England while the country itself, from landowner to peasant, tears itself apart in the Civil War. Awarde.... Renaissance and Early Modern

Poetry

Cultural Studies

James Grantham Turner

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Pic-book31 Disturbing the Peace: Black Culture and the Police Power after Slavery W. C. Handy waking up to the blues on a train platform, Buddy Bolden eavesdropping on the drums at Congo Square, John Lomax taking his phonograph recorder into a southern penitentiary—some fo.... African American

Bryan Wagner

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Pic-book30 Reckonings: Contemporary Short Fiction by Native American Women The fifteen Native women writers in Reckonings document transgenerational trauma, yet they also celebrate survival. Their stories are vital testaments of our times. Unlike most anthologie.... Creative Writing

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Hertha D. Sweet Wong

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Photo_60x60 Yeats and the Heroic Ideal .... Poetry

20th- and 21st-Century British

Alex Zwerdling

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Orwell_and_the_left Orwell and the Left .... 20th- and 21st-Century British

Alex Zwerdling

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Woolf_and_the_real_world Virginia Woolf and the Real World Zwerdling aims to correct the standard image of Woolf as an "immured priest ess in the temple of artdedicated, sol itary, out of touch with the life of her time." He constructs his argume.... Narrative & the Novel

20th- and 21st-Century British

Alex Zwerdling

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Seige_of_london Improvised Europeans, American Literary Expatriates, and the Siege of London Taking his title from a letter by Henry Adams, and his subtitle in part from a short story by Henry James, Zwerdling (Orwell and the Left; Virginia Woolf and the Real World) examines the expatriate.... 20th- and 21st-Century American

19th-Century American

Alex Zwerdling

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