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Cannibalism in High Medieval English Literature
Cannibalism in High Medieval English Literature
Blurton, Heather

From Beowulf through the literature of the crusades...

Protocols of Liberty
Warner, William

Protocols of Liberty offers an account of how, in the midst of a chronic political crisis, American Whigs seized the...

Waiting in the Wings: Portrait of a Queer Motherhood
Moraga, Cherríe

Cherríe Moraga, the celebrated Chicana lesbian writer, has crafted a jewel...

In the Theatre of Romanticism: Coleridge, Nationalism, Women
Carlson, Julie

English Romanticism has long been considered an 'undramatic' and...

La Pinta: Chicana/o History, Culture, and Politics
Olguín, Ben

In this groundbreaking study based on archival research about Chicana and...

The Subaltern Ulysses
Duffy, Enda

How might an IRA bomb and James Joyce's Ulysses have anything in common? Could this masterpiece of modernism, written at the violent...

Tilting the Continent: Southeast Asian American Writing
Lim, Shirley Geok-Lin

This anthology of American writers originally from...

The Muse's Tragedy and Other Stories
Waid, Candace

20 short stories which dramatize the topics that compelled Wharton throughout her career - both...

Renaissance Culture and the Everyday
Fumerton, Patricia

It was not unusual during the Renaissance for cooks to torture animals before slaughtering them...

Shi: A Radical Reading of Chinese Poetry
Huang, Yunte

This book is not an attempt to grasp the "essence" of Chinese poetry, nor is it an endeavor to produce...

Latina/os and WWII: Mobility, Agency, and Ideology
Olguín, Ben

The first book-length study of Latina/o experiences in World War II over a...