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Women, Epic, and Transition in British Romanticism

by Elisa Beshero-Bondar

Women, Epic, and Transition in British Romanticism argues that early nineteenth-century women poets contributed some of the most daring work in modernizing the epic genre. The book examines several long poems...


The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books

by Jeff Martin & C. Magee

The way we absorb information has changed dramatically. Edison’s phonograph has been reincarnated as the iPod. Celluloid went digital. But books, for the most part, have remained the same—until now. And while...


The Poetry of William Carlos Williams of Rutherford

by Wendell Berry

Acclaimed essayist and poet Wendell Berry was born and has always lived in a “provincial” part of the country without an established literary culture. In an effort to adapt his poetry to his place of Henry...


A Future for Criticism

by Catherine Belsey

A Future for Criticism considers why fiction gives so much pleasure, and the neglect of this issue in contemporary criticism.

  • Offers a brief, lively, and accessible account of a new direction for critical practice,...


Campbell's Scoop

by Patty Campbell

At the request of her many fans, Patty Campbell has selected some of her best essays, articles, columns, and speeches on the subject of YA literature. Editor of the Scarecrow Studies in Young Adult Literature...


Filling the Hole in the Nuclear Future: Art and Popular Culture Respond to the Bomb

by Robert Jacobs

Filling the Hole in the Nuclear Future presents an international collaboration of scholars and artists who examine multiple reactions of popular culture and the arts to the advent of nuclear weapons. Featuring...


The Right to Write: The Literary Politics of Anne Bradstreet and Phillis Wheatley

by Kathrynn Seidler Engberg

This book examines how the early American poets Anne Bradstreet and Phillis Wheatley gained agency within a traditionally patriarchal field of literary production during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries....


Historical Dictionary of Film Noir

by Andrew Spicer

The Historical Dictionary of Film Noir is a comprehensive guide that ranges from 1940 to present day neo-noir. It consists of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, a filmography, and over 400...


Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows: A Children's Classic at 100

by HOME/WHITE

In Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows: A Children's Classic at 100, editors Jackie C. Horne and Donna R. White have assembled a collection of essays that look at the book in terms of class, gender and...


Poetry For Dummies

by The Poetry Center & John Timpane

Sometimes it seems like there are as many definitions of poetry as there are poems. Coleridge defined poetry as “the best words in the best order.” St. Augustine called it “the Devil’s wine.” For Shelley,...


K.

by Roberto Calasso & Geoffrey Brock

From the internationally acclaimed author of The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony comes one of the most significant books in recent years on a writer of perennial interest–a virtuoso interpretation of the work...


Interpreting the Republic: Marginalization and Belonging in Contemporary French Novels and Films

by Vinay Swamy

Interpreting the Republic focuses on contemporary French literary and cinematic works (1986-2003) to reflect on what it means to belong to a nation such as France. Vinay Swamy demonstrates how supposedly unshakeable...


Modernity's Metonyms: Figuring Time in Nineteenth-Century Spanish Stories

by Geraldine Lawless

Modernity's Metonyms considers the representation of temporal frameworks in stories by two nineteenth-century Spanish authors: the canonical Leopoldo Alas and Antonio Ros de Olano, an author who is receiving...


An Uncommon Heroine: Scarlett, Edna, Sula--And More Than 20 Other of the Most Remarkable Women in Literature

by Jamie Cox Robertson

One is not born a woman, one becomes one.

-Simone de Beauvoir

Literature has provided us with some of the most unforgettable women in history. From wives and mothers to daughters and lovers, these women all have...


Critical Lives: Che Guevara

by Eric Luther & Ted Henken

The Critical Lives series takes a biographical look at pivotal, fascinating people and a critical look at the work and accomplishments that, rightly or wrongly, made them unique, influential, and enduring. Discover...


The Role of Religion in Marriage and Family Counseling

by Jill Onedera

Religion can play a vital role in the way people relate to each other, particularly with interpersonal dynamics within a family. The role of a couple or family's religion(s) in the counseling room is no less...


Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Children

by Katharina Manassis

This book aims to bridge the gap between child cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as practiced in academic centers and its use in community settings by using a step-by-step, practical approach the book spells...


Heroism and the Supernatural in the African Epic

by Mariam Konaté Deme

Western criticism has largely failed to acknowledge the distinctiveness of African literary aesthetics. This book revises traditional literary canons in examining the social, cultural and emotional specificity...


Imagery for Pain Relief

by David Pincus & Anees A Sheikh

Imagery for Pain Relief , the first book of its kind, familiarizes the reader with basic scientific information about pain and mental imagery and shows why imagery is a valuable tool for pain management. This...


Public Relations in Global Cultural Contexts

by NILANJANA BARDHAN & C KAY WEAVER

This volume emphasizes theories and concepts that highlight global interconnectedness through a range of interpretative and critical approaches to understanding the global significance and impacts of public...