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Death-Facing Ecology in Contemporary British and North American Environmental Crisis Fiction

Death-Facing Ecology in Contemporary British and North American Environmental Crisis Fiction

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Louise Squire
December 20, 2019

Recent years have seen a burgeoning of novels that respond to the environmental issues we currently face. Among these, Louise Squire defines environmental crisis fiction as concerned with a range of environmental issues and with the human subject as a catalyst for these issues. She argues that this...

Patrick McGrath and his Worlds: Madness and the Transnational Gothic

Patrick McGrath and his Worlds: Madness and the Transnational Gothic

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Matt Foley, Rebecca Duncan
December 20, 2019

Following the publication of Ghost Town (2005), a complex, globally conscious genealogy of millennial Manhattan, McGrath’s transnational status as an English author resident in New York, his pointed manipulation of British and American contexts, and his clear apprehension of imperial legacies have...

Reading Contingency: The Accident in Contemporary Fiction

Reading Contingency: The Accident in Contemporary Fiction

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David Wylot
December 20, 2019

In Reading Contingency: The Accident in Contemporary Fiction, David Wylot constructs an innovative study of the relationship between plotted accidents in twenty-first century British and American fiction, the phenomenology of reading, and a contemporary experience of time that is increasingly...

The Working Class and Twenty-First-Century British Fiction: Deindustrialisation, Demonisation, Resistance

The Working Class and Twenty-First-Century British Fiction: Deindustrialisation, Demonisation, Resistance

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Phil O'Brien
December 20, 2019

The Working Class and Twenty-First-Century British Fiction looks at how the twenty-first-century British novel has explored contemporary working-class life. Studying the works of David Peace, Gordon Burn, Anthony Cartwright, Ross Raisin, Jenni Fagan, and Sunjeev Sahota, the book shows how they have...

Collage in Twenty-First-Century Literature in English: Art of Crisis

Collage in Twenty-First-Century Literature in English: Art of Crisis

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Wojciech Drag
November 14, 2019

Collage in Twenty-First-Century Literature in English: Art of Crisis considers the phenomenon of the continued relevance of collage, a form established over a hundred years ago, to contemporary literature. It argues that collage is a perfect artistic vehicle to represent the crisis-ridden reality...

Dissent and the Dynamics of Cultural Change: Lessons from the Underground Presses of the Late Sixties

Dissent and the Dynamics of Cultural Change: Lessons from the Underground Presses of the Late Sixties

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Matthew T. Pifer
November 11, 2019

Dissent and the Dynamics of Cultural Change: Lessons from the Underground Presses of the Late Sixties, examines alternative presses’ critique of culture at a time of infamous transformation and revolution in the United States. In this new study, author Matthew Pifer seeks to delineate the structure...

Contemporary Capitalism, Crisis, and the Politics of Fiction: Literature Beyond Fordism

Contemporary Capitalism, Crisis, and the Politics of Fiction: Literature Beyond Fordism

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Roberto del Valle Alcalá
November 01, 2019

Contemporary Capitalism, Crisis, and the Politics of Fiction: Literature Beyond Fordism proposes a fresh approach to contemporary fictional engagements with the idea of crisis in capitalism and its various social and economic manifestations. The book investigates how late-twentieth and...

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edwidge Danticat

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edwidge Danticat

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Celucien L. Joseph, Suchismita Banerjee, Marvin E. Hobson, Danny M. Hoey, Jr.
September 25, 2019

Providing an intellectual interpretation to the work of Edwidge Danticat, this new edited collection provides a pedagogical approach to teach and interpret her body of work in undergraduate and graduate classrooms. Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edwidge Danticat starts out by exploring...

The Humanist (Re)Turn: Reclaiming the Self in Literature

The Humanist (Re)Turn: Reclaiming the Self in Literature

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Michael Bryson
August 20, 2019

The exciting new book argues for a renewed emphasis on humanism--contrary to the trend of post-humanism, or what Neema Parvini calls "the anti-humanism" of the last several decades of literary and theoretical scholarship. In this trail-blazing study, Michael Bryson argues for this renewal of...

Urban Captivity Narratives: Women’s Writing After 9/11

Urban Captivity Narratives: Women’s Writing After 9/11

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Heather Hillsburg
August 05, 2019

Evolving from a rigorous study of post-9/11 women's writing, Dr. Heather Hillsburg's new monograph identifies an emerging genre, which she names Urban Captivity Narratives. Using examples ranging from memoir to young adult fiction, each of the texts examined in the study follows a female...

David Foster Wallace and the Body

David Foster Wallace and the Body

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Peter Sloane
May 22, 2019

David Foster Wallace and the Body is the first full-length study to focus on Wallace’s career-long fascination with the human body and the textual representation of the body. The book provides engaging, accessible close readings that highlight the importance of the overlooked, and yet central theme...

Haruki Murakami: Storytelling and Productive Distance

Haruki Murakami: Storytelling and Productive Distance

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Chikako Nihei
May 14, 2019

Haruki Murakami: Storytelling and Productive Distance studies the evolution of the monogatari, or narrative and storytelling in the works of Haruki Murakami. Author Chikako Nihei argues that Murakami’s power of monogatari lies in his use of distancing effects; storytelling allows individuals to "...

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