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Emerson in Iran
Emerson in Iran (June 2019)
The American Appropriation of Persian Poetry


Examines the impact of Persian poetry in the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Emerson in Iran is the first full-length study of Persian influence in the work of the seminal American poet, philosopher, and translator, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Extending the current trend in transnational studies back to the figural origins of both the United States and Iran, Roger Sedarat’s insightful comparative readings of Platonism and Su...(Read More)
 
 
Possessed Voices
Possessed Voices (June 2019)
Aural Remains from Modernist Hebrew Theater
Ruthie Abeliovich - Author

Analyzes audio recordings of interwar Hebrew plays, providing a new model for the use of sound in theater studies.

Possessed Voices tells the intriguing story of a largely unknown collection of audio recordings, a valuable tool for understanding historical theater, which preserve performances of modernist interwar Hebrew plays. Seldom used in scholarship, Ruthie Abeliovich focuses on four recordings: a 1931 recording of <...(Read More)
 
 
Legacies of the Sublime
Legacies of the Sublime (May 2019)
Literature, Aesthetics, and Freedom from Kant to Joyce
Christopher Kitson - Author

Pairs literary works with philosophical and theoretical texts to examine how the Kantian sublime influenced authors in their treatments of freedom and subjectivity throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Legacies of the Sublime offers a highly original, subtle, and persuasive account of the aesthetics of the sublime in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literature, philosophy, and science...(Read More)
 
 
Writing the Talking Cure
Writing the Talking Cure (May 2019)
Irvin D. Yalom and the Literature of Psychotherapy
Jeffrey Berman - Author

Explores Yalom’s profound contributions to psychotherapy and literature.

A distinguished psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Irvin D. Yalom is also the United States’ most well-known author of psychotherapy tales. His first volume of essays, Love’s Executioner, became an immediate best seller, and his first novel, When Nietzsche Wept, continues to enjoy critical and popular success. Yalom has create...(Read More)
 
 
Animating Black and Brown Liberation
Animating Black and Brown Liberation (April 2019)
A Theory of American Literatures
Michael Datcher - Author

Offers a new framework for reading American literatures that critically links African American and Latinx traditions and struggles for liberation.

Animating Black and Brown Liberation introduces a vital new tool for reading American literatures. Rooted in both ancient Egyptian ideas about life and cutting-edge theories of animacy, or levels of aliveness, this tool—ankhing—enables Michael Datcher to examine th...(Read More)
 
 
Argentina Noir
Argentina Noir (March 2019)
New Millennium Crime Novels in Buenos Aires
Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz - Author

An engaging and insightful guide to Argentine crime fiction since 2000.

Argentina Noir offers a guide to Argentine crime fiction, with a focus on works published since the year 2000. It argues that the novela negra, or crime novel, has become the favored genre for many writers to address the social malaise brought about by changes linked to globalization and market-driven economic policies. Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz presents close ...(Read More)
 
 
New Directions in Jewish American and Holocaust Literatures
New Directions in Jewish American and Holocaust Literatures (March 2019)
Reading and Teaching
Victoria Aarons - Editor
Holli Levitsky - Editor

Surveys the current state of Jewish American and Holocaust literatures as well as approaches to teaching them.

What does it mean to read, and to teach, Jewish American and Holocaust literatures in the early decades of the twenty-first century? New directions and new forms of expression have emerged, both in the invention of narratives and in the methodologies and discursive approaches taken toward these texts. The premise of th...(Read More)
 
 
Fashion, Modernity, and Materiality in France
Fashion, Modernity, and Materiality in France (December 2018)
From Rousseau to Art Deco
Heidi Brevik-Zender - Editor

An interdisciplinary examination of French fashion, modernity, and materiality from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries.

This anthology explores connections between dress and modernity through interdisciplinary French humanities scholarship. It brings to life the reciprocal relationships between fashion and a range of primary source materials, including literary fiction, paintings, social commentaries, decorative ar...(Read More)
 
 
Jane Austen's Women
Jane Austen's Women (December 2018)
An Introduction
Kathleen Anderson - Author

An original critical introduction to women characters in the novels of Jane Austen.

Why does Jane Austen “mania” continue unabated in a postmodern world? How does the brilliant Regency novelist speak so personally to today’s women that they view her as their best friend? Jane Austen’s Women answers these questions by exploring Austen’s affirming yet challenging vision of both who her dynamic...(Read More)
 
 
Queer Expectations
Queer Expectations (December 2018)
A Genealogy of Jewish Women's Poetry
Zohar Weiman-Kelman - Author

Examines how Jewish women have used poetry to challenge their historical limitations while rewriting their potential futures.

Jewish women have had a fraught relationship with history, struggling for inclusion while resisting their limited role as (re)producers of the future. In Queer Expectations, Zohar Weiman-Kelman shows how Jewish women writers turned to poetry to write new histories, developing “queer expectancy&rdq...(Read More)
 
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