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Understanding Stuttering

by Nathan , M.D. Lavid & Ann J. Abadie

Stuttering is an affliction that affects every ethnicity and every culture equally, some sixty million people worldwide. Five percent of children stutter. Typically this debilitating condition emerges when a...


The Legs Murder Scandal

by Hunter Cole & Elizabeth Spencer

In Laurel, Mississippi, in 1935, one daughter of a wealthy and troubled family stood accused of murdering her mother. On her testimony, authorities suspected an equally prominent and well-to-do businessman,...


Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

by Brian Meeks

A well-known public intellectual's intense engagement with politics in the contemporary Caribbean


A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy

by Ian Brodie

The first examination of stand-up comedy through the lens of folklore


Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

by Miki Pfeffer

A close look at the issues of gender and power at the 1884 World's Fair in New Orleans


Eleanor H. Porter's <i>Pollyanna</i>: A Children's Classic at 100

by Roxanne Harde & Lydia Kokkola

A thorough examination of the context and impact of the irrepressibly optimistic literary darling


Behold the Proverbs of a People: Proverbial Wisdom in Culture, Literature, and Politics

by Wolfgang Mieder

The preeminent scholar of proverbs addresses the immense cultural impact of proverbs world-wide


Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret Walker

by Carolyn J. Brown

The first biography of the much admired author of the novel Jubilee and the poem "For My People"


The Complete Folktales of A. N. Afanas'ev: Volume I

by Jack V. Haney

The first volume of comprehensive gathering of tales from the Russian Grimm


Mule Trader: Ray Lum's Tales of Horses, Mules, and Men

by William R. Ferris & Eudora Welty

A mule trader's tales from a culture enriched by his fascinating presence


Until You Are Dead, Dead, Dead: The Hanging of Albert Edwin Batson

by Jim Bradshaw & Danielle Miller

How the tangles of nineteenth-century justice ensnared an itinerant worker in Louisiana


A Mickey Mouse Reader

by Garry Apgar

The first anthology to chart the Disney character's ascent to the rank of global icon


Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

by José|| Alaniz

The first full-length examination of the evolving superhero through the lens of disability studies


Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction

by Isiah Lavender III

Literary explorations into the radical, hopeful racial futures imagined by science fiction


Alexander Payne: Interviews

by Julie Levinson

Interviews with the director of Citizen Ruth, Nebraska, and The Descendants


Faulkner and Film

by Peter Lurie & Ann J. Abadie

A collection exploring the extensive connections between the Nobel Laureate's work and cinema


The Search for Sam Goldwyn

by Carol Easton & Carl Rollyson

Sam Goldwyn's career spanned almost the entire history of Hollywood. He made his first film, The Squaw Man, in 1913, and he died in 1974 at the age of ninety-one. In the many years between, he produced an enormous...


Clockwork Rhetoric: The Language and Style of Steampunk

by Barry Brummett

How the language of the imaginatively styled movement attracts followers to steampunk aesthetic


The Search for Good Wine: From the Founding Fathers to the Modern Table

by John Hailman

One hundred amusing, practical essays on how to enjoy and afford good wines by the author of Thomas Jefferson on Wine


Rolland Golden: Life, Love, and Art in the French Quarter

by Rolland Golden

An extraordinary recollection of how an artist lived and worked in the French Quarter before its gentrification