Berkeley English Faculty Books

Title Description Fields 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 intellectual and political origins in the second half of the nineteenth century through their dismantling by civil rights activists in the 1960s and '70s. In this beautifully written, meticulously re.... 20th- and 21st-Century American
African American


Elizabeth Abel Abel_elizabeth_to_upload
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 Pound and Williams. It then traces the fate of this movement from Eliot to Ashbery by examining the way poets elaborate or revise the issue of impersonality and social identity. .... 20th- and 21st-Century British
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Charles F. Altieri Charlie_alitieri_3879_to_upload
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 Modernity, Altieri argues that critics have failed to appreciate the degree to which modernist poetry, like modernist art, breaks from the epistemology that arose from cultures of empiricism. .... Poetry
20th- and 21st-Century American


Charles F. Altieri Charlie_alitieri_3879_to_upload
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 them, probability—what they and others might be persuaded to believe—governs human affairs, not certainty. Yet negotiating the space of probability is fraught with difficulty. Here, Joel B.... Drama
Renaissance and Early Modern
Cultural Studies


Joel B. Altman Altman_joel_to_upload
Third-cit The Third Citizen: Shakespeare's Theater and The Early Modern House of Commons .... Drama
Renaissance and Early Modern
Critical Theory
Cultural Studies


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Brutus Julius Caesar: A Longman Cultural Edition .... Drama
Renaissance and Early Modern


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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 offers the first full analysis of Woolf's engagement with the theories of a remarkable trinity of thinkers: G. E. Moore, Bertrand Russell, and Roger Fry. .... 20th- and 21st-Century British


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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. The Fugitive's Properties uncovers a poetics of intangible, personified property emerging out of antebellum laws, circulating through key nineteenth-century works of literature, and informing cul.... 19th-Century American
20th- and 21st-Century American
African American


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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 Bram_van_velde
Photo_60x60 Epic Negation: The Dialectical Poetics of Late Modernism .... Critical Theory
Poetry
20th- and 21st-Century British


C. D. Blanton Bram_van_velde
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, and Jack Kerouac) who were struggling to understand mourning, both in their own experience and in the abstract. He draws attention to their inquiries into the way mourning gets blocked or diverted, .... 20th- and 21st-Century American
Early American
19th-Century American


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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).  A polyvalent and multilateral exploration of the relationship between human culture and the environment–and ecotropic study of the present. This book is available through the UC Librar.... Poetry


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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 book-length poems by John Campion (216 pages) Winner of The Blue Star Foundation Award for Art in Service to the Earth. Second part of an Ecotropic critique of Western culture. The book tracks the conq.... Poetry


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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 poems by John Campion (290 pages) Winner of The Austin Book Award and The Violet Crown Award. First part of an Ecotropic Critique of Western culture. Traces a mythopoeic relationship between culture and.... Poetry


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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 carefully related Essays, Photographs, Poems, Drawings: It  included works by T.J. Mabrey, John Campion, John Herndon, John Christian, William Sullivan, Ken Fontenot, Solveig Turpin, David G. Robinson.... Creative Writing
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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. CedarsHouse Press, College Station, TX, 1995 EAN: 9780912435107 ISBN: 0912435100 In association with Amazon, available through Boat Design:   http://books.boatdesign.net/bookstore/books.... Poetry


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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


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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


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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 delicious masala Chandra has created, and you will have an idea of how the country manages to hang together despite age-old hatreds, hundreds of dialects, different religious practices, the caste system, a.... Creative Writing


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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 struggles to make sense of her need for sexual violence, her relationship with her mother, and her guilt over the death of her infant brother. .... Creative Writing


Melanie Abrams Chandra Ma_66_proof
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 believed to be empirically sound. But as his examination of the logical structure and institutional history of psychoanalysis revealed ever more cracks in the field's empirical framework, Crews broke w....

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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: starvation, disease, extreme violence, ruinous ignorance, and serial abandonment. Seasons of Misery offers a provocative reexamination of the British colonies' chaotic and profoundly unstab.... Atlantic
Caribbean
Early American
Native American


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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 cultural innovation. Ian Duncan shows how Walter Scott became the central figure in these developments, and how he helped redefine the novel as the principal modern genre for the representation of nat.... Narrative & the Novel
19th-Century British
Scottish


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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 heretical Calvinist minister who leads him to believe that he is one of the elect, predestined for salvation and thus above the moral law. Falling under the spell of a mysterious stranger who bears an unca.... Narrative & the Novel
19th-Century British
Scottish


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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 recent breakthroughs in research to illuminate the contexts and debates that helped to shape his writings. The book provides an indispensable guide to Hogg's life and worlds, his publishing histo.... 19th-Century British
Scottish


Ian Duncan Img_2297 - version 2
Kidnapped cover Kidnapped 'Your bed shall be the moorcock's, and your life shall be like the hunted deer's, and ye shall sleep with your hand upon your weapons.' Tricked out of his inheritance, shanghaied, shipwrecked off the west coast of Scotland, David Balfour finds himself fleeing for his life in the dangerous company of Jacobite outlaw and suspected assassin Alan Breck Stewart. Their unlikely f.... Narrative & the Novel
19th-Century British
Scottish


Ian Duncan Img_2297 - version 2
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 evolve into a set of formal and compositional strategies for emerging Irish poets in the mid-1970s and beyond. His study presents a cohesive picture of the relationship between Northern Irish poetry fr.... Poetry
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Eric Falci Falci
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 moment, its call to self-judgment, its unexpected openness to possibility. Brief Nudity will please and instruct all who are starting to think about their own aging. --Alan Williamson, author of Almo.... Creative Writing


Thomas Farber Farber_thomas_3368
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, Farber achieves effects of luminous integrity with deceptively simple means. A gift to writers who seek to understand what informs and haunts their métier, A Lover's Quarrel is also for any rea.... Creative Writing


Thomas Farber Farber_thomas_3368
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 cousin of axioms, parables, maxims, apothegms, and Zen koans. .... Poetry


Thomas Farber Farber_thomas_3368
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 Park (1814), and poems by William Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson, and Thomas Hardy. The author argues that these works locate fulfillment not in narrative fruition, but in grace understood both as a s.... 19th-Century British
19th-Century American


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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 antagonists actually held most of their basic social assumptions in common. Catherine Gallagher demonstrates that political economists and their Romantic and early-Victorian critics jointly relocated the.... 19th-Century British


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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 its most distinguished practitioners reflect on its surprisingly disparate sources and far-reaching effects.      In lucid and jargon-free prose, Catherine Gallagher and Stephen G.... Renaissance and Early Modern
Critical Theory
19th-Century British


Catherine Gallagher Yt5k9674-1
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, the economy of credit and debt, and the rise of the novel. The "nobodies" of her title are not ignored, silenced, or anonymous women. Instead, they are literal nobodies: the abstractions of .... Critical Theory
Gender & Sexuality Studies
Narrative & the Novel
18th-Century British


Catherine Gallagher Yt5k9674-1
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 embankment, the two-mile long face of Chicago's Robert Taylor public housing project, etc.) and crosses and recrosses the line between poetry and prose. The book is an acknowledgement of the "terri.... Poetry


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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 foreknowledge of the phantasmagoria of contemporary media culture. The authors treated emerge as even more interesting figures than we knew them to be. A major achievement of scholarship on American literary mod.... Narrative & the Novel
20th- and 21st-Century American
20th- and 21st-Century British


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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 there’s a fiery feeling in critical thought, a form of emotion that gives authentic criticism the potential to go beyond interpreting the world. By arousing this critical excitement in readers a.... 19th-Century British
Poetry


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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: María Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Oscar Zeta Acosta, Danny Santiago, and Cecile Pineda. The book pays particular attention to the relationship between history and literary form.   .... Chicana/o and/or Latina/o
Narrative & the Novel
20th- and 21st-Century American
Cultural Studies


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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 instruments, of events by newspapers, of knowledge by the feelings, of the past by narrative. Kevis Goodman argues that because of the Georgic's concern for the transmission of knowledge and the extension .... 18th-Century British


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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 of novel theory and the extension of its influence into other disciplines, especially social, cultural and political theory.  Broad in scope, including sections on formalism; the Chicago Sc.... Critical Theory
Narrative & the Novel


Dorothy J. Hale 30
Dscn0928 The Nature of the Word: Studies in Honor of Paul Kiparsky .... Linguistics


Kristin Hanson 111
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 American culture. This work is breathtakingly immediate, stylistically varied, redemptive, and wise. His familiar landscapes are here—San Francisco, the Northern California coast, the Sierr.... Poetry


Robert L. Hass Hass_bob_0451
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 written by well-known poets as Wallace Stevens, John Ashbery, and Robert Frost. Now & Then is a collection of these columns that serve as a symbol of the continuing importance of poetry .... Poetry


Robert L. Hass Hass_bob_0451
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 gathering of new poems, including a suite of elegies, a series of poems in the form of notebook musings on the nature of storytelling, a suite of summer lyrics, and two experiments in pure narrative that med.... Poetry


Robert L. Hass Hass_bob_0451
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 Robert Hass Renowned for his magisterial verse, Robert Hass is also a brilliant essayist, the New York Times hailed him as a writer who "is so intelligent that to read his poetry or prose, or to h.... Poetry


Robert L. Hass Hass_bob_0451
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 Tears.  Critics have described the book as "innovative" and "uniquely moving," a "rollicking entry in the small but growing Native American sci-fi canon."  http.... Creative Writing
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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 amongst the actual characters presented. In this playful yet penetrating pair of poems, it is the character of Lyn Hejinian's thought meeting our character of thought that is one of the most exciting.... Poetry


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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 lives on to follow eros through a polymorphic landscape where their fearless, inquisitive "we" encounters "hunger in two places at once." THE WIDE ROAD was collaboratively compose.... Narrative & the Novel


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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 canon.  This Wesleyan edition includes the 45-part prose poem sequence along with a closely related ten-part work titled My Life in the Nineties. .... Poetry


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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 to Poetics Journal presents the major conversations and debates from the journal, and invites readers to expand on the critical and creative engagements they represent. .... Poetry


Lyn Hejinian 31
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 life by teaching a powerful and murderous ruler to abandon cruelty in favor of wisdom and benevolence. Mirroring Scheherazade’s tactic, this lyrical exploration offers diverse works including lulla.... Poetry


Lyn Hejinian 31
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 "the death-bound-subject," JanMohamed draws on psychoanalytic, Marxist, and phenomenological analyses to show that with each successive work Wright delved deeper into the questions of how living.... 20th- and 21st-Century American
African American


Abdul R. JanMohamed Janmohamed_abdul_3293
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 constructed identities – race, gender, class, and caste – may be rethought as matrices that facilitate the accumulation of values and translate and transfer them from one category to anoth.... Critical Theory
Gender & Sexuality Studies
Cultural Studies


Abdul R. JanMohamed Janmohamed_abdul_3293
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: Négritude, Vitalism, and Modernity is a groundbreaking study of négritude and its major theorists, the poets Léopold Senghor and Aimé Césaire, that examines t.... Caribbean
20th- and 21st-Century American
African American


Donna V. Jones Jones_donna_to_upload
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  ), to the experience of lyric verse. The point is not that Dickens novels could ever be mistaken for lyric poems, but that the experience of some of the best of Dickens's novels, despite.... Narrative & the Novel
19th-Century British
Textual Criticism
Poetry


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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: Letters to Helen Keller, an ingenious examination of the life of this renowned international figure using 21st-century sensibilities. Kleege’s absorption with Keller originated as an angry respon.... 20th- and 21st-Century American


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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, who insist on Shakespeare’s timeless preeminence as an author. On the other side are the theater historians who view modern claims of Shakespeare’s uniqueness as a distortion of his real pro.... Drama
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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 popular entertainment. Yet as Jeffrey Knapp demonstrates in this radical new reading, a surprising number of writers throughout the English Renaissance, including Shakespeare himself, represented pla.... Drama
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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 worlds for the imagination."  Yet England in the sixteenth century was far from an expanding nation.  Not only did the Tudors lose England's sole remaining possessions on the Continent.... Drama
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Renaissance and Early Modern
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Early American
Cultural Studies


Jeffrey Knapp 26
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 of money. As David Landreth demonstrates in The Face of Mammon, the material and historical differences between the coins of the English Renaissance and today’s paper and electronic money propel.... Drama
Renaissance and Early Modern
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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 of Asians as a "model minority" or a "yellow peril"--two aspects of what she calls "Asiatic racial form"-- to emergent responses to globalization beginning in California .... Asian American
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Narrative & the Novel
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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 absolute, impersonal authority. In between, the secret work of Austen's style: to keep at bay the social doom that would follow if she ever wrote as the person she is. For no Jane Austen could .... 19th-Century British


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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 Guido Anselmi, seemed to be Fellini’s mirror image, and the story to reflect the making of 8 1/2itself.  Whether attacked for self-indulgence or extolled for self-consciousness, .... Film


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D Une leçon de cinéma: 8 1/2 de Federico Fellini French translation of D.A. Miller, 8 1/2 .... Film


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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 marriage on the horizon. But her ambition, charm and fluency in language do not go unnoticed by her influential English teacher, Peter Champion (an expat American). And champion her Peter does, both to.... Narrative & the Novel


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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


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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


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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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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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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 historically very small, but that saw itself as dominating the cultural life of the nation. Thus the new literary forms and modes developed by Lydgate and his contemporaries helped shape the developmen.... Renaissance and Early Modern


Maura Nolan Maura_nolan
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 injustice and distraction secure every sensual event. Attempting to reestablish experience as something other than complicity, these poems insist on "desiring that which is as if it were not," maki.... Poetry


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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’s poems measure the “vague cadence” of daily life, testing both the value and limits of art in a time of vanishing publics and permanent war. The long title poem, written in a strict iam.... Poetry


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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 melodies/and thinking" can be rescued from the ongoing disaster of progress. In roving five-beat lines the poems pass again and again through scenes of liminality--sunset and dawn, falling asleep and.... Poetry


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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 the Patriot Act, a sestina with dauntingly common repeating end words, or in flat-out theory, O'Brien shows himself to be capable of portraying the muddled traffic of life in the Internet age.&quo.... Poetry


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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 discourses of Anglo-Saxon monastic life during the Benedictine Reform. By investigating a range of texts dealing with monastic life in Anglo-Saxon England: Osbern’s Vita of Dunstan, Ælfric&rsqu.... Old English


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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 the United States. The city was seen by residents and observers as the stage on which the possibilities of freedom would be tested and a post-slavery future would be played out for the nation. Philade.... 19th-Century American
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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 inception in 1595 to the battle of Acoma in 1599. Its publication in 1610 was overshadowed by Cervantes's already wildly popular Don Quixote, and fewer than a dozen copies of the original have su.... Chicana/o and/or Latina/o
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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 art to Sir George Beaumont. In 1803-4 he had frequent opportunities to learn from Beaumont, to study Beaumont's small but elegant collection and to visit private collections. Before leaving for M.... 19th-Century British


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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 was central to the project of redefining contemplation as a productive, public labor.  Picciotto argues that practical efforts to restore paradise generated the modern concept of objectivity and .... Renaissance and Early Modern
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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 whatever its awkwardness, the social mistake--the blunder, the gaffe, the faux pas-is a figure of critical importance to the nineteenth-century novel.  With significant new readings of a number o.... Narrative & the Novel
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Against o Against Bosses, Against Oligarchies: A Conversation with Richard Rorty .... Critical Theory


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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 his continual redefinition of American culture. .... Creative Writing


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Photo_60x60 My most recent book: Shakespeare's Audiences has been integrated into shakespearestaging as part of the Introductory and individual play bibliographies. .... Drama
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Almagro theatre Shakespeare's Audiences The book establishes the aesthetic criteria shared by Shakespeare with those enunciated by Spanish and Italian playwrights contemporary with him, such as Cinthio, Lope de Vega, Calderon, etc. - particularly as seen in Lope's El arte nuevo de hacer comedias in esto tiempo. The book proceeds by demonstrating the relationship of particular Shakespeare plays to this aesthetic by such comparison.... Drama
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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 stance toward the world--a kind of "direct action" in musical form whose liberatory charisma tore through the U.S. cultural and social caste system. A truly great work of U.S. cultural stud.... African American
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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 visceral example of discrimination, these “ugly laws” have become a sort of shorthand for oppression in disability studies, law, and the arts. In this watershed study of the ugly laws.... 19th-Century American
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9780674729094_p0_v1_s260x420 Seven Modes of Uncertainty .... Critical Theory
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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. .... 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, James, Conrad, Ford, and Fitzgerald. Snyder demonstrates that bachelors functioned in cultural and literary discourse as threshold figures who, by crossing the shifting, permeable boundaries of bourg.... Narrative & the Novel


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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 virtue of its place outside of established racial designations, multiraciality is not generalizable.  It is through the individual lived experiences of mixed race people that we can understand the plu....

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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


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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 American intellectualism. But as Tamarkin shows, this Anglophilia was more than just an elite nostalgia; it was popular devotion that made reverence for British tradition instrumental to the psychologi.... Early American


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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 poets really were. It includes a study of Anglo-Saxon words for 'poet' and the first list of named poets in Anglo-Saxon England. Its survey of known poets identifies four social roles that poet.... Linguistics
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Old English
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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 young woman’s disappearance on 9/11. The Legacy was a Kirkus Reviews Debut of the Year in 2010, and was shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal, the Indy prize for debut fiction, and the ABIA litera.... Creative Writing


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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 their members just prior to their annual reunion in Las Vegas.  .... Creative Writing


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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 revolution? To answer, Schooling Sex reconstructs the vivid and compelling `loose canon' of sexually-explicit literature, in Latin, Italian, French, and English .... Renaissance and Early Modern
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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 reads Civil War and Restoration porno-political satire as an attempt to neutralize women's efforts to establish their own institutions and their own voice. .... Renaissance and Early Modern
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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, torn between eroticism and hatred of the flesh, between patriarchal and egalitarian gender politics. Won the James Holly Hanford Award, 1988 .... Renaissance and Early Modern
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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. Awarded the Thomas J. Wilson Prize, l979.... Renaissance and Early Modern
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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 foundational myths of the black vernacular remain inescapable, even as they come under increasing pressure from skeptics. In Disturbing the Peace, Bryan Wagner revises the history of the black .... African American


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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 anthologies that present a single story from many writers, this volume offers a sampling of two to three stories by a select number of both famous and lesser known Native women writers in what is now the United.... Creative Writing
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Photo_60x60 Yeats and the Heroic Ideal .... Poetry
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Orwell_and_the_left Orwell and the Left .... 20th- and 21st-Century British


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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 argument around Woolf's "intense interest in the life of society and its effect on the indi vidual," and treats such topics as class and money, the social system, the fam ily, feminism, the tu.... Narrative & the Novel
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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 experience of four American writers: Adams, James, Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot. Tracing these writers' conflicted attitudes toward their own country, Zwerdling examines how, while forging their ind.... 20th- and 21st-Century American
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