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Argentine Intimacies
Argentine Intimacies (November 2019)
Queer Kinship in an Age of Splendor, 1890-1910
Joseph M. Pierce - Author

Revisits a foundational moment in Argentine history to demonstrate how the crisis of modernity opened up new possibilities for imagining kinship otherwise.

As Argentina rose to political and economic prominence at the turn of the twentieth century, debates about the family, as an ideological structure and set of lived relationships, took center stage in efforts to shape the modern nation. In Argentine Intimacies, Joseph ...(Read More)
 
 
Reconciling Nature
Reconciling Nature (November 2019)
Literary Representations of the Natural, 1876-1945
Robert M. Myers - Author

Reveals how classic American novels embodied the tensions embedded in American views of the natural world from the Centennial until the end of the Second World War.

Reconciling Nature maps the complex views of the environment that are evident in celebrated American novels written between the Centennial Celebration of 1876 and the end of the Second World War. During this period, which includes the Progressive era and the N...(Read More)
 
 
Authorized Agents
Authorized Agents (October 2019)
Publication and Diplomacy in the Era of Indian Removal
Frank Kelderman - Author

Examines the relationship between Indian diplomacy and nineteenth-century Native American literature.

In the nineteenth century, Native American writing and oratory extended a long tradition of diplomacy between indigenous people and settler states. As the crisis of forced removal profoundly reshaped Indian country between 1820 and 1860, tribal leaders and intellectuals worked with coauthors, translators, and amanuenses to addr...(Read More)
 
 
An Ethic of Innocence
An Ethic of Innocence (September 2019)
Pragmatism, Modernity, and Women's Choice Not to Know
Kristen L. Renzi - Author

Offers a feminist theory of ignorance that sheds light on the misunderstood or overlooked epistemic practices of women in literature.

An Ethic of Innocence examines representations of women in American and British fin-de-siècle and modern literature who seem “not to know” things. These naïve fools, Pollyannaish dupes, obedient traditionalists, or regressive anti-feminists have been dismiss...(Read More)
 
 
Forms of Disappointment
Forms of Disappointment (September 2019)
Cuban and Angolan Narrative after the Cold War
Lanie Millar - Author

Analyzes parallel developments in post-Cold War literature and film from Cuba and Angola to trace a shared history of revolutionary enthusiasm, disappointment, and solidarity.

In Forms of Disappointment, Lanie Millar traces the legacies of anti-imperial solidarity in Cuban and Angolan novels and films after 1989. Cuba’s intervention in Angola’s post-independence civil war from 1976 to 1991 was its longest and...(Read More)
 
 
Cub Reporters
Cub Reporters (August 2019)
American Children's Literature and Journalism in the Golden Age
Paige Gray - Author

Investigates how depictions of young people in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century America use artifice to destabilize pre-existing narratives of truth, news, and fact.

Cub Reporters considers the intersections between children’s literature and journalism in the United States during the period between the Civil War and World War I. American children’s literature of this time, including works from suc...(Read More)
 
 
Romantic Vacancy
Romantic Vacancy (August 2019)
The Poetics of Gender, Affect, and Radical Speculation
Kate Singer - Author

Examines the concept of a poetics of vacancy in Romantic-era literature.

Romantic Vacancy argues that, at the cult of sensibility’s height, Romantic writers found alternative tropes of affect to express movement beyond sensation and the body. Grappling with sensibility’s claims that sensation could be translated into ideas and emotions, poets of vacancy rewrote core empiricist philosophies that trapped women ...(Read More)
 
 
The Autobiography of a Language
The Autobiography of a Language (August 2019)
Emanuel Carnevali's Italian/American Writing
Andrea Ciribuco - Author

Explores the links between language, cultural identity, and creativity through the works of Emanuel Carnevali, one of the first Italian American authors to attain literary recognition.

The Autobiography of a Language is an exploration of the deep and powerful ties between language and identity, focusing on an Italian American author and addressing global themes of modern writing. This is the first extensive, book-length w...(Read More)
 
 
The Mexican Revolution on the World Stage
The Mexican Revolution on the World Stage (August 2019)
Intellectuals and Film in the Twentieth Century
Adela Pineda Franco - Author

Explores the wide-ranging impact of the Mexican Revolution on global cinema and Western intellectual thought.

The first major social revolution of the twentieth century, the Mexican Revolution was visually documented in technologically novel ways and to an unprecedented degree during its initial armed phase (1910–21) and the subsequent years of reconstruction (1921–40). Offering a sweeping and compelling new account ...(Read More)
 
 
The Struggle for Understanding
The Struggle for Understanding (August 2019)
Elie Wiesel's Literary Works
Victoria Nesfield - Editor
Philip Smith - Editor

An in-depth look at Elie Wiesel’s writings, from his earliest works to his final novels.

Elie Wiesel (1928–2016) was one of the most important literary voices to emerge from the Holocaust. The Nazis took the lives of most of his family, destroyed the community in which he was raised, and subjected him to ghettoization, imprisonment in Auschwitz and Buchenwald, and a death march. It is remarkable not only that Wiesel ...(Read More)
 
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