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Faculty Bookshelf

Reading the Literatures of Asian America
Lim, Shirley Geok-Lin

With the recent proliferation of critically acclaimed literature by Asian American...

Mapping Multiculturalism
Newfield, Christopher

What is multiculturalism? The word is used everywhere, often without being clearly defined. The first...

The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature
Huang, Yunte
A panoramic vision of the Chinese literary landscape across the twentieth century.
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Real Mysteries: Narrative and the Unknowable
Abbott, H. Porter

Real Mysteries: Narrative and the Unknowable revisits the ancient theme of...

Whitman Possessed: Poetry, Sexuality, and Popular Authority
Maslan, Mark

Whitman has long been more than a celebrated American author...

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

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

The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information
Liu, Alan

“Knowledge work” is now the reigning business paradigm and affects even...