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At a time when words have been used to segregate and isolate, disparage and demean, threaten and...
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Faculty Bookshelf

Letters from the Underworld: Fictions of Women and Writing
Waid, Candace

From The Library Journal

The growing literature on...

The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative
Abbott, H. Porter

Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition, 2008

Republication by the University of Peking...

Renaissance Culture and the Everyday
Fumerton, Patricia

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

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...

Mapping Multiculturalism
Newfield, Christopher

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