Berkeley English Faculty Books

Title Description Fields
Faculty
Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of 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 intel.... 20th- and 21st-Century American

African American

Elizabeth Abel

Elizabeth Abel
The Art of 20th Century American Poetry: Modernism and After 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 .... 20th- and 21st-Century British

Poetry

Charles F. Altieri

Charles F. Altieri
Wallace Stevens and the Demands of Modernity:  Toward a Phenomenology of Value 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 Moder.... Poetry

20th- and 21st-Century American

Charles F. Altieri

Charles F. Altieri
Reckoning with Imagination: Wittgenstein and the Aesthetics of Literary Experience 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 concern....

Charles F. Altieri

Charles F. Altieri
The Improbability of Othello: Rhetorical Anthropology and Shakespearean Selfhood 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 th.... Drama

Renaissance and Early Modern

Cultural Studies

Joel B. Altman

Joel B. Altman
Julius Caesar: A Longman Cultural Edition Julius Caesar: A Longman Cultural Edition .... Drama

Renaissance and Early Modern

Oliver Arnold

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

Renaissance and Early Modern

Critical Theory

Cultural Studies

Oliver Arnold

The Phantom Table: Woolf, Fry, Russell and the Epistemology of Modernism 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 of.... 20th- and 21st-Century British

Ann Banfield

Ann Banfield
The Fugitive's Properties: Law and the Poetics of Possession 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. T.... 19th-Century American

20th- and 21st-Century American

African American

Stephen M. Best

Stephen M. Best
A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry A Concise Companion to Postwar British and Irish Poetry .... Poetry

Irish

20th- and 21st-Century British

C. D. Blanton

C. D. Blanton
Epic Negation: The Dialectical Poetics of Late Modernism Epic Negation: The Dialectical Poetics of Late Modernism .... Poetry

20th- and 21st-Century British

Critical Theory

C. D. Blanton

C. D. Blanton
National Melancholy: Mourning and Opportunity in Classic American Literature 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

Mitchell Breitwieser
Playing: A Novel 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 .... Creative Writing

Melanie Abrams Chandra

Melanie Abrams Chandra
Geek Sublime Geek Sublime Vikram Chandra is a wonderful novelist and apparently knows his way around an algorithm, too. His new book is an unexpected tour de force, different from anything he has done before… its ambit.... Creative Writing

Critical Theory

South Asian

Vikram Chandra

Vikram Chandra
Sacred Games: A Novel Sacred Games: A Novel This is a moment worth marking. It’s a landmark in the history of Indian English literature. Decades from now, we’ll be looking back at the roster of great contemporary novels, and the ti.... Creative Writing

South Asian

Vikram Chandra

Vikram Chandra
Love and Longing in Bombay Love and Longing in Bombay Vikram Chandra has effected a number of miracles in his new book, a collection of interrelated short stories, which I believe stands up as a really fine novel… it is simply at ease, in a fashi.... South Asian

Creative Writing

Vikram Chandra

Vikram Chandra
Red Earth and Pouring Rain Red Earth and Pouring Rain [An] ambitious and extraordinary first novel… Red Earth and Pouring Rain is above all a novel about the telling of stories. The effect is rich, heady, many-layered and deliberate… Thoug.... South Asian

Creative Writing

Vikram Chandra

Vikram Chandra
Follies of the Wise: Dissenting Essays 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 believe....

Frederick C. Crews

Frederick C. Crews
Spiral:  Trapped in the Forever War Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War Trapped in a forever war by 9/11, in Spiral Mark Danner describes a nation that has been altered in fundamental ways. President Bush declared a war of choice and without an exit plan, and P....

Mark Danner

Mark Danner
Seasons of Misery: Catastrophe and Colonial Settlement in Early America 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: starv.... Atlantic

Caribbean

Early American

Native American

Kathleen Donegan

Kathleen Donegan
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner 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 C.... Narrative & the Novel

19th-Century British

Scottish

Ian Duncan

Ian Duncan
The Edinburgh Companion to James Hogg 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 r.... 19th-Century British

Scottish

Ian Duncan

Ian Duncan
Kidnapped 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 intensi.... 19th-Century British

Scottish

Narrative & the Novel

Ian Duncan

Ian Duncan
Scott's Shadow: The Novel in Romantic Edinburgh 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 cu.... Narrative & the Novel

19th-Century British

Scottish

Ian Duncan

Ian Duncan
Territories of the Soul: Queered Belonging in the Black Diaspora Territories of the Soul: Queered Belonging in the Black Diaspora A study of black diasporic belonging at the intersection of queer utopian potential and aesthetics of desire, disavowal, and elusiveness. Through readings of C.L.R. James, George Lamming and Jam.... Caribbean

20th- and 21st-Century British

African American

Gender & Sexuality Studies

Nadia Ellis

Nadia Ellis
Continuity and Change in Irish Poetry, 1966-2010 Continuity and Change in Irish Poetry, 1966-2010 .... 20th- and 21st-Century British

Irish

Poetry

Eric Falci

Eric Falci
The Cambridge Introduction to British Poetry, 1945-2010 The Cambridge Introduction to British Poetry, 1945-2010 The Cambridge Introduction to British Poetry, 1945–2010 provides a broad overview of an important body of poetry from England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland from the postwar period thro.... Poetry

Irish

20th- and 21st-Century British

Scottish

Eric Falci

Eric Falci
Foregone Conclusions: Equivoques, Aperçus, Spars & Catarrhs 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 cousi.... Poetry

Thomas Farber

Thomas Farber
no cover uploaded yet 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 tension between the conc.... Creative Writing

Thomas Farber

Thomas Farber
Brief Nudity 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 m.... Creative Writing

Thomas Farber

Thomas Farber
A Lover's Quarrel: On Writing and the Writing Life 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.... Creative Writing

Thomas Farber

Thomas Farber
Open Secrets: The Literature of Uncounted Experience 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.... 19th-Century British

19th-Century American

Anne-Lise Francois

Anne-Lise Francois
Practicing New Historicism, 2001 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.... Renaissance and Early Modern

Critical Theory

19th-Century British

Catherine Gallagher

Catherine Gallagher
Nobody's Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace 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, th.... Critical Theory

Gender & Sexuality Studies

Narrative & the Novel

18th-Century British

Catherine Gallagher

Catherine Gallagher
The Body Economic: Life, Death, and Sensation in Political Economy and the Victorian Novel 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 antag.... 19th-Century British

Catherine Gallagher

Catherine Gallagher
Prairie Style 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 embankme.... Poetry

Cecil S. Giscombe

Cecil S. Giscombe
Beautiful Circuits: Modernism and the Mediated Life 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.... Narrative & the Novel

20th- and 21st-Century American

20th- and 21st-Century British

Mark Goble

Mark Goble
Blake's Agitation:  Criticism and the Emotions 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&.... 19th-Century British

Poetry

Steven Goldsmith

Steven Goldsmith
Unbuilding Jerusalem: Apocalypse and Romantic Representation Unbuilding Jerusalem: Apocalypse and Romantic Representation .... 19th-Century British

Steven Goldsmith

Steven Goldsmith
Chicano Novels and the Politics of Form: Race, Class, and Reification 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: M.... Chicana/o and/or Latina/o

Narrative & the Novel

20th- and 21st-Century American

Cultural Studies

Marcial Gonzalez

Marcial Gonzalez
The Weight of All Flesh: On the Subject-Matter of Political Economy The Weight of All Flesh: On the Subject-Matter of Political Economy Edited by Kevis Goodman, who provides an introduction to the work of Eric L. Santner, this volume collects ​expanded versions of Santner’s 2014 Berkeley Tanner Lectures, with commentaries by Bo.... Critical Theory

Cultural Studies

Kevis Goodman

Kevis Goodman
Georgic Modernity and British Romanticism: Poetry and the Mediation of History 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.... 18th-Century British

Kevis Goodman

Kevis Goodman
The Novel: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory 1900-2000 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.... Critical Theory

Narrative & the Novel

Dorothy J. Hale

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

Kristin Hanson

Kristin Hanson
The Apple Trees at 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.... Poetry

Robert L. Hass

Robert L. Hass
Now and Then: The Poet's Choice Columns 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 wr.... Poetry

Robert L. Hass

Robert L. Hass
Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005 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 A.... Poetry

Robert L. Hass

Robert L. Hass
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 .... Poetry

Robert L. Hass

Robert L. Hass
The Poetic Species: A Conversation with Edward O. Wilson and Robert 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 “consili.... Poetry

Robert L. Hass

Robert L. Hass
Modernist Women Poets: An Anthology 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 antholog.... 20th- and 21st-Century British

20th- and 21st-Century American

Poetry

Robert L. Hass

Robert L. Hass
A Guide to Poetics Journal:  Writing in the Expanded Field 1982-1998 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 .... Poetry

Lyn Hejinian

Lyn 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 .... Poetry

Lyn Hejinian

Lyn Hejinian
The Wide Road 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 l.... Narrative & the Novel

Lyn Hejinian

Lyn Hejinian
My Life and My Life in the Nineties 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..... Poetry

Lyn Hejinian

Lyn Hejinian
Saga / Circus 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 among.... Poetry

Lyn Hejinian

Lyn Hejinian
no cover uploaded yet 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 constr.... Critical Theory

Gender & Sexuality Studies

Cultural Studies

Abdul R. JanMohamed

Abdul R. JanMohamed
The Death-Bound-Subject: Richard Wright’s Archaeology of Death 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 ".... 20th- and 21st-Century American

African American

Abdul R. JanMohamed

Abdul R. JanMohamed
The Racial Discourses of Life Philosophy: Négritude, Vitalism, and Modernity 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: Négritu.... Caribbean

20th- and 21st-Century American

African American

Donna V. Jones

Donna V. Jones
Adam Usk's Secret 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 spy.... Middle English

Steven Justice

Steven Justice
Writing and Rebellion: England in 1381 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 reb.... Middle English

Cultural Studies

Steven Justice

Steven Justice
Blind Rage: Letters to Helen Keller 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: Let.... 20th- and 21st-Century American

Georgina Kleege

Georgina Kleege
Home for the Summer Home for the Summer a novel..... Creative Writing

Georgina Kleege

Georgina Kleege
Sight Unseen Sight Unseen A collection of personal essays about blindness and sight..... Creative Writing

Georgina Kleege

Georgina Kleege
Shakespeare's Tribe: Church, Nation, and Theater in Renaissance England 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 p.... Renaissance and Early Modern

Cultural Studies

Drama

Jeffrey Knapp

Jeffrey Knapp
Shakespeare Only 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 .... Critical Theory

Renaissance and Early Modern

Cultural Studies

Drama

Jeffrey Knapp

Jeffrey Knapp
An Empire Nowhere: England, America, and Literature from Utopia to The Tempest 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 world.... Drama

Atlantic

Renaissance and Early Modern

Poetry

Early American

Cultural Studies

Jeffrey Knapp

Jeffrey Knapp
Pleasing Everyone: Mass Entertainment in Renaissance London and Golden-Age Hollywood Pleasing Everyone: Mass Entertainment in Renaissance London and Golden-Age Hollywood Shakespeare's plays were immensely popular in their own day -- so why do we refuse to think of them as mass entertainment? In Pleasing Everyone, Jeffrey Knapp opens our eyes to the uncanny resemb.... 20th- and 21st-Century American

Critical Theory

Renaissance and Early Modern

Cultural Studies

Drama

Film

Jeffrey Knapp

Jeffrey Knapp
The Face of Mammon: the Matter of Money in English Renaissance Literature 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.... Drama

Renaissance and Early Modern

Poetry

Cultural Studies

David Landreth

David Landreth
The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution Co-winner of the Modern Language Association’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies, 2016 Shortlisted for the Modernist Studies Association's First Book Prize,.... 20th- and 21st-Century American

African American

Asian American

Atlantic

Critical Theory

Film

Steven Lee

Steven S. Lee
Peripheral Realisms 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 and.... African

South Asian

Irish

20th- and 21st-Century British

20th- and 21st-Century American

Critical Theory

Colleen Lye

Colleen Lye
America's Asia: Racial Form and American Literature, 1893-1945 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.... Cultural Studies

Narrative & the Novel

19th-Century American

20th- and 21st-Century American

Asian American

Pacific

Colleen Lye

Colleen Lye
Financialization and the Culture Industry 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 und.... Critical Theory

Cultural Studies

Colleen Lye

Colleen Lye
Death Be Not Proud: The Art of Holy Attention Death Be Not Proud: The Art of Holy Attention The seventeenth-century French philosopher Nicolas Malebranche thought that philosophy could learn a valuable lesson from prayer, which teaches us how to attend, wait, and be open for what might happ....

David Marno

David Marno
Hidden Hitchcock Hidden Hitchcock No filmmaker has more successfully courted mass-audience understanding than Alfred Hitchcock, and none has been studied more intensively by scholars. In Hidden Hitchcock, D. A. Miller does what .... Critical Theory

Textual Criticism

Cultural Studies

Film

D.A. Miller

D.A. Miller
Jane Austen, or The Secret of Style 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 abs.... 19th-Century British

D.A. Miller

D.A. Miller
8 1/2 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 G.... Film

D.A. Miller

D.A. Miller
The Idea of Anglo Saxon England 1066-1901: Remembering, Forgetting, Deciphering, and Renewing the Past The Idea of Anglo Saxon England 1066-1901: Remembering, Forgetting, Deciphering, and Renewing the Past Probes how the field of Anglo-Saxon studies, together with the idea of Anglo-Saxon England itself, evolved over the past ten centuries..... Old English

John Niles

John Niles
Old English Literature: A Guide to Criticism with Selected Readings Old English Literature: A Guide to Criticism with Selected Readings Reviews the critical reception of Old English literature from 1900 to the present day, with illustrative examples.  In addition to evaluating the interpretation of individual texts, the book sur.... Old English

John Niles

John Niles
Anglo-Saxon England and the Visual Imagination Anglo-Saxon England and the Visual Imagination Ten experts in archaeology, art history, literary studies, and other fields present new research bridging literary and material culture, with a substantial introduction, “Negotiating the Anglo-S.... Old English

John Niles

John Niles
John Lydgate and the Making of Public Culture 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 his.... Renaissance and Early Modern

Maura Nolan

Maura Nolan
Metropole 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’.... Poetry

Geoffrey G. O'Brien

People on Sunday 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 Pa.... Poetry

Geoffrey G. O'Brien

The Guns and Flags Project 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 melodi.... Poetry

Geoffrey G. O'Brien

Green and Gray 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.... Poetry

Geoffrey G. O'Brien

Stealing Obedience: Narratives of Agency and Identity in Later Anglo-Saxon England 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 discour.... Old English

Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe

Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe
Philadelphia Stories: America's Literature of Race and Freedom 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 th.... 19th-Century American

African American

Samuel Otter

Samuel Otter
The Daring Flight of My Pen: Cultural Politics and Gaspar Perez de Villagra's Historia de la Nueva Mexico, 1610 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 i.... Chicana/o and/or Latina/o

Poetry

Early American

Genaro M. Padilla

Genaro M. Padilla
Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Fine Arts 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 t.... 19th-Century British

Morton D. Paley

Morton D. Paley
Labors of Innocence in Early Modern England 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 wa.... Renaissance and Early Modern

18th-Century British

Joanna M Picciotto

no cover uploaded yet Devotion and Intellectual Labor Editor of “Devotion and Intellectual Labor,” a special issue of The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 44.1 (2014)  ....

Joanna M Picciotto

Narrative Theory: A Critical Introduction Narrative Theory: A Critical Introduction Kent Puckett's Narrative Theory: A Critical Introduction provides an account of a methodology increasingly central to literary studies, film studies, history, psychology and beyond. In .... Narrative & the Novel

Critical Theory

Film

Kent Puckett

Kent Puckett
Against Bosses, Against Oligarchies: A Conversation with Richard Rorty Against Bosses, Against Oligarchies: A Conversation with Richard Rorty The present pamphlet is a conversation with well-known politcal philosopher Richard Rorty. Derek Nystrom and Kent Puckett ask the questions. "We interviewed Richard Rotty for four hours over the.... Critical Theory

Kent Puckett

Kent Puckett
War Pictures: Cinema, Violence, and Style in Britain, 1939-1945 War Pictures: Cinema, Violence, and Style in Britain, 1939-1945 In this original and engaging work, author Kent Puckett looks at how British filmmakers imagined, saw, and sought to represent its war during wartime through film. The Second World War posed unique r.... Cultural Studies

20th- and 21st-Century British

Film

Kent Puckett

Kent Puckett
Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel 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 whatev.... Narrative & the Novel

19th-Century British

Film

Kent Puckett

Kent Puckett
Ishmael Reed:  New and Collected Poems 1964-2007 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.... Creative Writing

Ishmael S. Reed

Shakespeare's Tragedies Re-Viewed: a Spectator's Role 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 was published on 30 August 2015 under the title: Shakespeare's Tragedie.... Renaissance and Early Modern

Drama

Hugh Macrae Richmond

Hugh Macrae Richmond
Shakespeare's Audiences 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 Shakespear.... Renaissance and Early Modern

Drama

Hugh Macrae Richmond

Hugh Macrae Richmond
Becoming Richard Pryor 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&q.... 20th- and 21st-Century American

African American

Film

Drama

Scott Saul

Scott Saul
Freedom Is, Freedom Ain't: Jazz and the Making of the Sixties 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 sta.... African American

Cultural Studies

Scott Saul

Scott Saul
The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public 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 v.... 19th-Century American

20th- and 21st-Century American

Susan Schweik

Susan Schweik
The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Att ack on U.S. Democracy 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 tr....

Peter D. Scott

Peter D. Scott
Seven Modes of Uncertainty Seven Modes of Uncertainty .... 20th- and 21st-Century British

20th- and 21st-Century American

Critical Theory

Narrative & the Novel

Namwali Serpell

C. Namwali Serpell
Times Beach Times Beach “Times Beach is, like most interesting American books, an original. It’s about a place, the watershed of the Mississippi River, and it is an ecopoetics. Best, perhaps, to think of it as a.... Poetry

John Shoptaw

John Shoptaw
On the Outside Looking Out:  John Ashbery's Poetry 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

Poetry

John Shoptaw

John Shoptaw
Bachelors, Manhood, and the Novel, 1850-1925 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, J.... Narrative & the Novel

Katherine Snyder

Katherine Snyder
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Janet Sorensen

no cover uploaded yet Christianity Not as Old as the Creation: the Last of Defoe's Performances, ed. G. A. Starr .... 18th-Century British

George A. Starr

George A. Starr
Anglophilia: Deference, Devotion, and Antebellum America 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 Ame.... Early American

Elisa Tamarkin

Elisa Tamarkin
Becoming a Poet in Anglo-Saxon England 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 poe.... Old English

Cultural Studies

Linguistics

Poetry

Emily V. Thornbury

Emily V. Thornbury
Latinity and Identity in Anglo-Saxon Literature Latinity and Identity in Anglo-Saxon Literature For the Anglo-Saxons, Latin was a language of choice that revealed a multitude of beliefs and desires about themselves as subjects, believers, scholars, and artists. In this groundbreaking collection.... Old English

Cultural Studies

Emily V. Thornbury

Emily V. Thornbury
Schooling Sex: Libertine Literature and Erotic Education in Italy, France, and England 1534-1685 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.... Renaissance and Early Modern

Gender & Sexuality Studies

James Grantham Turner

James Grantham Turner
The Politics of Landscape: Rural Scenery and Society in English Poetry, l630-l660 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

James Grantham Turner
One Flesh: Paradisal Marriage and Sexual Relations in the Age of Milton 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, tor.... Renaissance and Early Modern

Gender & Sexuality Studies

James Grantham Turner

James Grantham Turner
Libertines and Radicals in Early Modern London: Sexuality, Politics and Literary Culture, 1630-1685 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 r.... Renaissance and Early Modern

Gender & Sexuality Studies

James Grantham Turner

James Grantham Turner
Disturbing the Peace: Black Culture and the Police Power after Slavery 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 foun.... 19th-Century American

20th- and 21st-Century American

African American

Critical Theory

Cultural Studies

Bryan Wagner

Bryan Wagner
The Wild Tchoupitoulas The Wild Tchoupitoulas The Wild Tchoupitoulas is a definitive expression of the modern New Orleans sound, drawing upon carnival traditions stretching back a century. Music chanted in the streets with tambourines and makeshi.... 20th- and 21st-Century American

African American

African

Atlantic

Caribbean

Cultural Studies

Bryan Wagner

Bryan Wagner
The Tar Baby: A Global History The Tar Baby: A Global History The Tar Baby offers a fresh analysis of a deceptively simple story about a wolf, a rabbit, and a doll made of tar and turpentine. Examining the story's variation and reception, Bryan Wagner .... African

Atlantic

Caribbean

Cultural Studies

19th-Century American

20th- and 21st-Century American

African American

Critical Theory

Bryan Wagner

Bryan Wagner
Reckonings: Contemporary Short Fiction by Native American Women 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 .... Creative Writing

Native American

Hertha D. Sweet Wong

Hertha D. Sweet Wong