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Race and the Suburbs in American Film
Race and the Suburbs in American Film (July 2021)
Merrill Schleier - Editor

 
 
Media-Ready Feminism and Everyday Sexism
Media-Ready Feminism and Everyday Sexism (March 2021)
How US Audiences Create Meaning across Platforms
Andrea L. Press - Author
Francesca Tripodi - Author

Unique empirically grounded analysis of how audiences negotiate sexism and feminism across media, from popular television shows to dating apps.

Feminism can reflect the cultural moment, especially as media appropriate and use feminist messaging and agenda to various ends. Yet media can also push boundaries, exposing audiences to ideas they may not be familiar with and advancing pu...(Read More)
 
 
Enduring Critical Poses
Enduring Critical Poses (February 2021)
The Legacy and Life of Anishinaabe Literature and Letters
Gordon Henry Jr. - Editor
Margaret Noodin - Editor
David Stirrup - Editor

A celebration of Anishinaabe intellectual tradition.

Enduring Critical Poses examines the stories, poems, plays, and histories centered in the Great Lakes region of North America, where the Anishinaabeg live in a space Basil Johnston referred to as “Maazikamikwe,” a maternal earth. The Anishinaabeg are a confederacy of many communities, including the Odawa, Saulteaux, Ojibwe...(Read More)
 
 
Michael Gold
Michael Gold (December 2020)
The People's Writer
Patrick Chura - Author

An authoritative biography of the dean of American proletarian writers during the interwar years.

Jewish American Communist writer and cultural figure Michael Gold (1893–1967) was a key progressive author of his generation, yet today his work is too often forgotten. A novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, journalist, and editor, Gold was the leading advocate of leftist, proletaria...(Read More)
 
 
Varieties of American Sufism
Varieties of American Sufism (August 2020)
Islam, Sufi Orders, and Authority in a Time of Transition
Elliott Bazzano - Editor
Marcia Hermansen - Editor

Participant-observation-based studies that explore a range of Sufi movements operating across the contemporary American religious landscape.

From Rumi poetry and Sufi dancing or whirling, to expressions of Africanicity and the forging of transnational bonds to remote locations in Senegal, Sri Lanka, and Turkey, Varieties of American Sufism immerses the reader in diverse expressions of contemporary Sufi religiosity in the...(Read More)
 
 
Funny How?
Funny How? (May 2020)
Sketch Comedy and the Art of Humor
Alex Clayton - Author

Uses comedy skits, from Monty Python to Key and Peele, to probe how humor works.

What makes something funny? This book shows how humor can be analyzed without killing the joke. Alex Clayton argues that the brevity of a sketch or skit and its typical rejection of narrative development make it comedy-concentrate, providing a rich field for exploring how humor works. Focusing on a dozen or so skits and scenes, Clayto...(Read More)
 
 
Rumble and Crash
Rumble and Crash (February 2019)
Crises of Capitalism in Contemporary Film
Milo Sweedler - Author

Analyzes six films as allegories of capitalism’s precarious state in the early twenty-first century.

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, as the contradictions of capitalism became more apparent than at any other time since the 1920s, numerous films gave allegorical form to the crises of contemporary capitalism. Some films were overtly political in nature, while others refracted the vicissitudes of capital in stor...(Read More)
 
 
Multicultural Poetics
Multicultural Poetics (January 2018)
Re-visioning the American Canon
Nissa Parmar - Author

Argues that multiculturalism and hybridity are key components of the nation’s poetry and its culture.

Multicultural Poetics provides a new perspective on American poetry that will contribute to the evolution of contemporary critical practice. Nissa Parmar combines formalist analysis with cultural studies theory to trace a lineage of hybrid poetry from the American Renaissance to what Marilyn Chin deemed America&rsqu...(Read More)
 
 
College Bound
College Bound (November 2017)
The Pursuit of Education in Jewish American Literature, 1896-1944
Dan Shiffman - Author

Argues that first- and second-generation Jewish American writers had an ambivalent relationship with educational success.

Jewish American immigrants and their children have been stereotyped as exceptional educational achievers, with attendance at prestigious universities leading directly to professional success. In College Bound, Dan Shiffman uses literary accounts to show ...(Read More)
 
 
From Italy to the North End
From Italy to the North End (July 2017)
Photographs, 1972-1982
Anthony V. Riccio - Author
James Pasto - Foreword by

Documents the arc of the Italian American immigrant experience on both sides of the Atlantic.

As a young boy, Anthony V. Riccio listened to his grandparents’ stories of life in the small Italian villages where they had grown up and which they had left in order to emigrate to the United States. In the early 1970s, he traveled to those villages—Alvignano and Sippiciano—and elsewhere...(Read More)
 
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