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Dissident Writing of Arab Women: Voices Against Violence

by Brinda J. Mehta

Dissident Writings of Arab Women: Voices Against Violence analyzes the links between creative dissidence and inscriptions of violence in the writings of a selected group of postcolonial Arab women.

The female...


Jane Austen, Game Theorist

by Michael Suk-Young Chwe

Game theory—the study of how people make choices while interacting with others—is one of the most popular technical approaches in social science today. But as Michael Chwe reveals in his insightful new book,...


Western Representations of the Muslim Woman: From Termagant to Odalisque

by Mohja Kahf

Veiled, secluded, submissive, oppressed-the "odalisque" image has held sway over Western representations of Muslim women since the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. Yet during medieval and Renaissance...


Modernismo, Modernity and the Development of Spanish American Literature

by Cathy L. Jrade

Modernismo arose in Spanish American literature as a confrontation with and a response to modernizing forces that were transforming Spanish American society in the later nineteenth century. In this book, Cathy...


Postnationalism in Chicana/o Literature and Culture

by Ellie D. Hernández

In recent decades, Chicana/o literary and cultural productions have dramatically shifted from a nationalist movement that emphasized unity to one that openly celebrates diverse experiences. Charting this transformation,...


Places for Dead Bodies

by Gary J. Hausladen

From Tony Hillerman's Navajo Southwest to Martin Cruz Smith's Moscow, an exotic, vividly described locale is one of the great pleasures of many murder mysteries. Indeed, the sense of place, no less than the...


Border Renaissance: The Texas Centennial and the Emergence of Mexican American Literature

by John Morán| González

The Texas Centennial of 1936, commemorated by statewide celebrations of independence from Mexico, proved to be a powerful catalyst for the formation of a distinctly Mexican American identity. Confronted by a...


La Pinta: Chicana/o Prisoner Literature, Culture, and Politics

by B. V. Olguín

In this groundbreaking study based on archival research about Chicana and Chicano prisoners-known as Pintas and Pintos-as well as fresh interpretations of works by renowned Pinta and Pinto authors and activists,...


Homeric Questions

by Gregory Nagy

The "Homeric Question" has vexed Classicists for generations. Was the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey a single individual who created the poems at a particular moment in history? Or does the name "Homer"...


Leon Uris: Life of a Best Seller

by Ira B. Nadel

As the best-selling author of Exodus, Mila 18, QB VII, and Trinity, Leon Uris blazed a path to celebrity with books that readers could not put down. Uris's thirteen novels sold millions of copies, spent months...


Alien Constructions: Science Fiction and Feminist Thought

by Patricia Melzer

Though set in other worlds populated by alien beings, science fiction is a site where humans can critique and re-imagine the paradigms that shape this world, from fundamentals such as the sex and gender of the...


Demosthenes, Speeches 27-38

by Douglas M. MacDowell

This is the eighth volume in the Oratory of Classical Greece. This series presents all of the surviving speeches from the late fifth and fourth centuries BC in new translations prepared by classical scholars...


Morning Star: surrealism, marxism, anarchism, situationism, utopia

by Michael Löwy & Donald LaCoss

An expanded edition of revered theorist Michael Löwy's Morning Star: Marxism and Surrealism (previously published in French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and Greek), this masterwork collects the author's essays...


Early Spanish American Narrative

by Naomi Lindstrom

The world discovered Latin American literature in the twentieth century, but the roots of this rich literary tradition reach back beyond Columbus's discovery of the New World. The great pre-Hispanic civilizations...


The Death and Life of Drama: Reflections on Writing and Human Nature

by Lance Lee

What makes a film "work," so that audiences come away from the viewing experience refreshed and even transformed in the way they understand themselves and the world around them? In The Death and Life of Drama,...


Demosthenes, Speeches 20-22

by Edward M. Harris

This is the twelfth volume in the Oratory of Classical Greece. This series presents all of the surviving speeches from the late fifth and fourth centuries BC in new translations prepared by classical scholars...


After-Dinner Conversation: The Diary of a Decadent

by José Asunción|Washbourne, Kelly Silva & Kelly Washbourne

Lost in a shipwreck in 1895, rewritten before the author's suicide in 1896, and not published until 1925, José Asunción Silva's After-Dinner Conversation (De sobremesa) is one of Latin America's finest fin...


Toward a Latina Feminism of the Americas: Repression and Resistance in Chicana and Mexicana Literature

by Anna Marie Sandoval

Weaving strands of Chicana and Mexicana subjectivities, Toward a Latina Feminism of the Americas explores political and theoretical agendas, particularly those that undermine the patriarchy, across a diverse...


Dividing the Isthmus: Central American Transnational Histories, Literatures, and Cultures

by Ana Patricia Rodríguez

In 1899, the United Fruit Company (UFCO) was officially incorporated in Boston, Massachusetts, beginning an era of economic, diplomatic, and military interventions in Central America. This event marked the inception...


Every Intellectual's Big Brother: George Orwell's Literary Siblings

by John Rodden

George Orwell has been embraced, adopted, and co-opted by everyone from the far left to the neoconservatives. Each succeeding generation of Anglo-American intellectuals has felt compelled to engage the life,...