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Cultural Studies

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Facing It

AIDS Diaries and the Death of the Author

Explores the connection between the politics of AIDS writing and the ethics of reading

The Half-Life of Deindustrialization

Working-Class Writing about Economic Restructuring

Examines how contemporary American working- class literature reveals the long- term effects of deindustrialization on individuals and communities

The Biopolitics of Disability

Neoliberalism, Ablenationalism, and Peripheral Embodiment

Theorizing the role of disabled subjects in global consumer culture and the emergence of alternative crip/queer subjectivities in film, fiction, media, and art

Tactics of the Human

Experimental Technics in American Fiction

A comparative literary perspective on emerging digital cultures and how the systems-thinking of Post-World War II information and dynamic systems theory have entered into everyday life and lived space, prompting tactical (re)understandings of the human

Narrative Prosthesis

Disability and the Dependencies of Discourse

Reveals how depictions of disability in fiction serve an essential narrative function

The San Francisco Mime Troupe Reader

Celebrates the San Francisco Mime Troupe with scripts representative of the troupe's work

New York-Paris

Whitman, Baudelaire, and the Hybrid City

A comparison of the mid-19th-century city in the poetry of Walt Whitman and Charles Baudelaire and their responses to the inescapable push of modernization

Imagining the Forest

Narratives of Michigan and the Upper Midwest

How the meaning of the forest developed in the Great Lakes

Imagining Adoption

Essays on Literature and Culture

Engaging essays on the theme of adoption as seen in literary works and in writings by adoptees, adoptive parents, and adoption activists

Kin of Another Kind

Transracial Adoption in American Literature

Rereads 20th-century American literature as it has portrayed adoption across racial lines, from Faulkner to Kingsolver

The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age

Essays reflecting on the development of the first wave of digital American literature scholarship

Risk Culture

Performance and Danger in Early America

Close textual analysis explores the culture of risk in our country's early days

Secret Spaces of Childhood

This eclectic, wide-ranging anthology of essays, art, poetry, fiction, and memoir gathers distinguished contributors, from Wole Soyinka to Joyce Carol Oates

Gates of Freedom

Voltairine de Cleyre and the Revolution of the Mind

Rediscovers and celebrates the long-neglected writing of one of the world's most important feminist anarchists

The Stamp of Class

Reflections on Poetry and Social Class

Thoughtfully investigates the important yet little-heralded topic of the effect of class on the poet's life and work

Reading Adoption

Family and Difference in Fiction and Drama

A literary scholar who is an adult adoptee delves into one of the enduring themes of literature—the child raised by other parents

Harlem Calling

The Collected Stories of George Wylie Henderson

The collected stories of George Wylie Henderson, an Alabama writer of the Harlem Renaissance

Imagining Wild America

Sheds light on notions of wilderness as reflected in the works of American authors from Audubon to Mary Oliver

Telling Incest

Narratives of Dangerous Remembering from Stein to Sapphire

An exploration of how specific historical contexts, narrative conventions, and cultural politics shape the ways that stories of incest are told and heard

Dripping Dry

Literature, Politics and Water in the Desert Southwest

Explores the convergences of U.S. water policy and the literature of the American West

U.S. Orientalisms

Race, Nation, and Gender in Literature, 1790-1890

Uncovers the roots of Americans' construction of the "Orient" by examining the work of nineteenth-century authors

The Cat and the Human Imagination

Feline Images from Bast to Garfield

An intelligent, amusing, and affectionate look at cats in history, literature, and art

The Ghost of Meter

Culture and Prosody in American Free Verse

A groundbreaking study of the connections among meter, the poetic unconscious, and wider literary and cultural forces