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A Forward Glance: New Essays on Edith Wharton
Waid, Candace

This collection focuses on questions of biography, autobiography and aesthetics in...

One World of Literature
Lim, Shirley Geok-Lin

One World of Literature addresses students' concerns about social relevance in their reading, and their...

The Textuality of Old English Poetry
Pasternack, Carol Braun

The modern reader knows Old English poetry as a discrete number of poems, set up and...

Tactical Media
Raley, Rita

Tactical media describes interventionist media art practices that engage and critique the dominant political and economic order. Rather than taking to...

The Signifying Eye:  Seeing Faulkner's Art by Candace Waid
The Signifying Eye: Seeing Faulkner’s Art
Waid, Candace

A bold book, built of close readings,...

What the Fortune Teller Didn't Say
Lim, Shirley Geok-Lin

Written over the last decade, these poems include memories of the authors early childhood...

Manifest and Other Destinies: Territorial Fictions of the Nineteenth Century United States
Manifest and Other Destinies: Territorial Fictions of the Nineteenth Century United States

Manifest and Other Destinies critiques Manifest Destiny’s exclusive...