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Mary Barnard, American Imagist
Mary Barnard, American Imagist (December 2013)
Sarah Barnsley - Author

Uncovers a new chapter in the story of American modernist poetry.

Perhaps best known for her outstanding translation of Sappho, poet Mary Barnard (1909–2001) has until recently received little attention for her own work. In this book, Sarah Barnsley examines Barnard’s poetry and poetics in the light of her plentiful correspondence with Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, and others. Presenting Barnard a...(Read More)
 
 
Fifties Ethnicities
Fifties Ethnicities (November 2013)
The Ethnic Novel and Mass Culture at Midcentury
Tracy Floreani - Author

Demonstrates how written and visual representations worked to construct definitions of ethnicity in midcentury America.

Fifties Ethnicities brings together a variety of texts to explore what it meant to be American in the middle of “America’s Century.” In a series of comparative readings that draws on novels, television programs, movie magazines, and films, Tracy Floreani crosses generi...(Read More)
 
 
Guerrillas in the Industrial Jungle
Guerrillas in the Industrial Jungle (March 2012)
Radicalism's Primitive and Industrial Rhetoric
Ursula McTaggart - Author

Examines the metaphors of the “primitive” and the “industrial” in the rhetoric and imagery of anticapitalist American radical and revolutionary movements.

Guerrillas in the Industrial Jungle traces the history of industrial and primitive metaphors in radical American political activism from the 1960s to the present. Focusing on the Black Panther Party; the League of Revolutionary ...(Read More)
 
 
Blood at the Root
Blood at the Root (August 2011)
Lynching as American Cultural Nucleus
Jennie Lightweis-Goff - Author

Winner of the 2009 SUNY Press Dissertation/First Book Prize in African American Studies

Examines the relationship of lynching to black and white citizenship in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. through a focus on historical, visual, cultural, and literary texts.

In Blood at the Root, winner of the 2009 SUNY Press Dissertation/First Book Prize in African Amer...(Read More)
 
 
Environmental Evasion
Environmental Evasion (April 2011)
The Literary, Critical, and Cultural Politics of "Nature's Nation"
Lloyd Willis - Author

Brings ecocriticism into conversation with critical American studies approaches to literary canon formation.

How do we reconcile the abstract reverence for the natural world central to American literary history, beginning with Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Nature,” with over a century and a half of widespread environmental destruction? Environmental Evasion examines the environmental impli...(Read More)
 
 
The Passing of Postmodernism
The Passing of Postmodernism (April 2010)
A Spectroanalysis of the Contemporary
Josh Toth - Author

Examines the increasingly prevalent assumption that postmodernism is over and that literature and film are once again engaging sincerely with issues of ethics and politics.

The Passing of Postmodernism addresses the increasingly prevalent assumption that a period marked by poststructuralism and metafiction has passed and that literature and film are once again engaging sincerely with issues of ethics and poli...(Read More)
 
 
Walt Whitman's Mystical Ethics of Comradeship
Walt Whitman's Mystical Ethics of Comradeship (March 2010)
Homosexuality and the Marginality of Friendship at the Crossroads of Modernity
Juan A. Hererro Brasas - Author

Recovers Whitman as a self-conscious religious figure with an ethic based in male comradeship, one at odds with the temper of his times.

A giant of American letters, Walt Whitman is known both as a poet and, to many, as an early precursor of the gay liberation movement. This revealing book recovers for today’s reader a lost Whitman, delving into the original context and intentions of his poetry and pros...(Read More)

 
 
Something Akin to Freedom
Something Akin to Freedom (February 2010)
The Choice of Bondage in Narratives by African American Women
Stephanie Li - Author

Examines why African American women would choose conditions of bondage over individual freedom.

Why would someone choose bondage over individual freedom? What type of freedom can be found in choosing conditions of enslavement? In Something Akin to Freedom, winner of the 2008 SUNY Press Dissertation/First Book Prize in African American Studies, Stephanie Li explores literary texts where African American women...(Read More)
 
 
Making Poems
Making Poems (February 2010)
Forty Poems with Commentary by the Poets
Todd F. Davis - Editor
Erin Murphy - Editor

Contemporary poets offer behind-the-scenes perspectives on the poetic process.

This diverse collection of poems and companion essays by forty nationally and internationally known poets allows readers to experience the creative process through the eyes and voice of each poet. No matter how often we are told that revision is an essential component of poetic composition, it can be difficult to resist the temptation to...(Read More)
 
 
The Italian Actress
The Italian Actress (December 2009)
A Novel
Frank Lentricchia - Author

A has-been American filmmaker encounters love, cruelty, and death in Italy.

Set in Italy, Frank Lentricchia’s sixth novel features a has-been Italian American filmmaker, once internationally acclaimed for the beauty of his images and his experiments in pornography but now stuck in prolonged creative drought. At an obscure film festival in Volterra he meets the aging but still stunning Claudia Cardinale, star...(Read More)
 
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