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Authors in Court: Scenes from the Theater of Copyright
Rose, Mark

Through a series of vivid case studies, Authors in Court charts the 300-year-...

The Frame of Art: Fictions of Aesthetic Experience, 1750-1815
Marshall, David

Aesthetic experience was problematic for Enlightenment...

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...

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...
Hope at Sea
Shewry, Teresa

As far back as Thomas More’s Utopia and Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis...

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...

Staying Alive: A Survival Manual for the Liberal Arts
Fradenburg, L.O. Aranye

Staying Alive: A Survival Manual for the Liberal Arts...

The Speed Handbook: Velocity, Pleasure, Modernism
Duffy, Enda

Speed, the sensation one gets when driving fast, was described by Aldous Huxley as the...

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...

Vox intexta: Orality and Textuality in the Middle Ages
Pasternack, Carol Braun

Brings together interrelated essays on aspects of oral...