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The Heart and the Island
The Heart and the Island (September 2015)
A Critical Study of Sicilian American Literature
Chiara Mazzucchelli - Author

Makes the case for a distinctly Sicilian American literature.

In The Heart and the Island, Chiara Mazzucchelli explores the strong bond between Sicilian American writers and the island of Sicily. Self-contained yet connected to the mainland, geographically separated from yet politically united to the rest of Italy, Sicily occupies a unique position. Throughout the twentieth century, the sense of a distin...(Read More)
 
 
Two Confessions
Two Confessions (September 2015)
María Zambrano - Author
Rosa Chacel - Author
Noël Valis - Translator
Carol Maier - Translator

First English translation of these important works by two of Spain’s most gifted writers and intellectuals.
Following the defeat of the Second Spanish Republic, María Zambrano (1904–1991) and Rosa Chacel (1898–1994), two of Spain’s most gifted intellectuals and writers, wrote compelling meditations on the meaning of confession in life and literature. Noël Valis and Carol Maier provide the first ...(Read More)
 
 
Explicit Utopias
Explicit Utopias (August 2015)
Rewriting the Sexual in Women's Pornography
Amalia Ziv - Author

Provides an incisive account of women’s porn and queer porn of the 1980s and 1990s.
Explicit Utopias explores a problem that has long haunted feminist, lesbian, and queer critics: the obstacles to imagining women’s desire and sexual agency. Pornography is one arena in which women have actively sought to imaginatively overcome this problem, yet pornography has also been an object of passionate feminist content...(Read More)
 
 
Age Becomes Us
Age Becomes Us (July 2015)
Bodies and Gender in Time
Leni Marshall - Author

Deconstructs fiction and nonfiction to further understandings of how aging and old age are created.

In lively, accessible prose, this book expands the reach and depth of age studies. A review of age studies methods in theory, literature, and practice leads readers to see how their own intersectional identities shape their beliefs about age, aging, and old age. This study asks readers to interrogate the &ldqu...(Read More)
 
 
Minima Cuba
Minima Cuba (June 2015)
Heretical Poetics and Power in Post-Soviet Cuba
Marta Hernández Salván - Author

2016 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Explores the ideological and emotional trauma created after the withering of the socialist utopia in Cuba.


Mínima Cuba analyzes the reconfiguration of aesthetics and power during the Cuban postrevolutionary transition (1989 to 2005, the conclusion of the “Special Period”). It explores th...(Read More)
 
 
Imagining the Postcolonial
Imagining the Postcolonial (June 2015)
Discipline, Poetics, Practice in Latin American and Francophone Discourse
Jaime Hanneken - Author

A comparative study of Latin American and francophone postcoloniality.

Imagining the Postcolonial is the first book dedicated to comparative analysis of Latin American and francophone postcolonial identity. Jaime Hanneken examines the disciplinary, theoretical, and political stakes involved in postcolonial identification in non-anglophone cultural spheres through readings of José Lezama Lima and Édou...(Read More)
 
 
Insurgent, Poet, Mystic, Sectarian
Insurgent, Poet, Mystic, Sectarian (June 2015)
The Four Masks of an Eastern Postmodernism
Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh - Author

Discusses how contemporary Iranian and Middle Eastern thinkers and artists are forging a new postmodern vision.

The insurgent, the poet, the mystic, the sectarian: these are four modes of subjectivity that have emerged amid Middle Eastern thought’s attempt to reverse, dethrone, or supersede modernity. Providing a theoretical overview of each of these existential stances, Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh engages the v...(Read More)
 
 
Hartford's Ann Plato and the Native Borders of Identity
Hartford's Ann Plato and the Native Borders of Identity (May 2015)
Ron Welburn - Author

Upholds Ann Plato as a noteworthy nineteenth-century writer, while reexamining her life and writing from an American Indian perspective.

Who was Ann Plato? Apart from circumstantial evidence, there’s little information about the author of Essays; Including Biographies and Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose and Poetry, published in 1841. Plato lived in a milieu of colored Hartford, Connecticut, in...(Read More)
 
 
Talking to the Gods
Talking to the Gods (May 2015)
Occultism in the Work of W. B. Yeats, Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, and Dion Fortune
Susan Johnston Graf - Author

Explores occultism in the writings of four authors who were members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.

Talking to the Gods explores the linkages between the imaginative literature and the occult beliefs and practices of four writers who were members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. William Butler Yeats, Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, and Dion Fortune were all members of the occult organi...(Read More)
 
 
Wolf-Women and Phantom Ladies
Wolf-Women and Phantom Ladies (April 2015)
Female Desire in 1940s US Culture
Steven Dillon - Author

2015 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Provides encyclopedic coverage of female sexuality in 1940s popular culture.

Popular culture in the 1940s is organized as patriarchal theater. Men gaze upon, evaluate, and coerce women, who are obliged in their turn to put themselves on sexual display. In such a thoroughly patriarchal society, what happens to female sex...(Read More)
 
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