Faculty Bookshelf by Author

Allewaert, Monique

  • Ariel’s Ecology: Personhood and Colonialism in the American Tropics, 1760-1820

    Monique Allewaert

    University of Minnesota Press

    2013

    What happens if we abandon the assumption that a person is a discrete, world-making agent who acts on and creates place? This, Monique Allewaert contends, is precisely what occurred on eighteenth-century American plantations, where labor practices and ecological particularities threatened the literal and conceptual boundaries that separated persons from the natural world.

Barry, Amy Quan

  • Water Puppets

    Amy Quan Barry

    University of Pittsburgh Press

    2011

    Winner of the 2010 Donald Hall Prize in Poetry

    In her third poetry collection, Quan Barry explores the universal image of war as evidenced in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as Vietnam, the country of her birth.

  • Controvertibles

    Amy Quan Barry

    University of Pittsburgh Press

    2004

    Controvertibles features more of the refined brilliance and delicate lyricism of Amy Quan Barry, cast in a more meditative mode. Throughout, she examines cultural objects by lifting them out of their usual settings and repositioning them in front of new, disparate backdrops.

  • Asylum

    Amy Quan Barry

    University of Pittsburgh Press

    2001

    Quan Barry’s stunning debut collection has been compared to Sylvia Plath’s Ariel for the startling complexity of craft and the original sophisticated vision behind it. In these poems beauty is just as likely to be discovered on a radioactive atoll as in the existential questions raised by The Matrix. Asylum is a work concerned with giving voice to the displaced—both real and fictional.

Bearden, Elizabeth

  • The Emblematics of the Self: Ekphrasis and Identity in Renaissance Imitations of Greek Romance

    Elizabeth Bearden

    University of Toronto Press

    2012

    The ancient Greek romances of Achilles Tatius and Heliodorus were widely imitated by early modern writers such as Miguel de Cervantes, Philip Sidney, and Mary Wroth. Like their Greek models, Renaissance romances used ekphrasis, or verbal descriptions of visual representation, as a tool for characterization. The Emblematics of the Self shows how the women, foreigners, and non-Christians of these tales reveal their identities and desires in their responses to the ‘verbal pictures’ of romance.

Begam, Richard

  • Modernism and Opera

    Richard Begam and Matthew Wilson Smith, Eds.

    Johns Hopkins University Press

    2016

    A collaborative study of the ultimate collaborative art form, Modernism and Opera reveals how modernism and opera illuminate each other and, more generally, the culture of the twentieth century. It also addresses a number of issues crucial for understanding the relation between modernism and opera, focusing on intermediality (how modernism integrates music, literature, and drama into opera) and anti-theatricality (how opera responds to modernism’s apparent antipathy to theatricality).

  • Platonic Occasions: Dialogues on Literature, Art and Culture

    Richard Begam & James Soderhom

    Stockholm University Press

    2015

    In Platonic Occasions, Richard Begam & James Soderholm reflect upon a wide range of thinkers, writers and ideas from Plato, Descartes and Nietzsche to Shakespeare, the Romantics and the Moderns—from Evil, Love and Death to Art, Memory and Mimesis. The authors discuss not only what is healthy and vigorous about Western culture but also consider where that culture is in retreat, as they seek to understand the legacy of the Enlightenment and its relation to the contemporary moment. 

  • Text and Meaning: Literary Discourse and Beyond

    Richard Begam & Dieter Stein, Eds.

    Düsseldorf University Press

    2010

    In the aftermath of the "Theory Wars" of the late twentieth century, this collection reconsiders two of the most fundamental questions of interpretation: where do we locate the material, linguistic and cultural boundaries of a text and what role is played in the establishment of meaning by intention, production and reception? Topics covered include British, German, and American literature, the visual arts, philosophy and linguistics.

  • Modernism and Colonialism: British and Irish Literature, 1899-1939

    Richard Begam & Michael Valdez Moses, Eds.

    Duke University Press

    2007

    This collection of essays by renowned literary scholars offers a sustained and comprehensive account of the relation of British and Irish literary modernism to colonialism. Bringing postcolonial studies into dialogue with modernist studies, the contributors move beyond depoliticized appreciations of modernist aesthetics as well as the dismissal of literary modernism as irredeemably complicit in the evils of colonialism.

  • Samuel Beckett and the End of Modernity

    Richard Begam

    Stanford University Press

    1996

    This study explores the relation between Samuel Beckett's five major novels - Murphy, Watt, Molloy, Malone Dies, andThe Unnamable - and the phenomenon that Lyotard, Habermas, and Vattimo have described as the "end of modernity." Through close readings of Beckett's "pentalogy," Prof. Begam shows how these novels, written between 1935 and 1950, strikingly anticipate many of the defining themes and ideas of Barthes, Foucault, and Derrida.

Bernard-Donals, Michael

  • Forgetful Memory: Representation and Remembrance after Auschwitz

    Michael Bernard-Donals

    SUNY Press

    2009

    Much of the discussion surrounding the Holocaust and how it can be depicted sixty years later has focused on memory. In Forgetful Memory, Michael Bernard-Donals focuses on the relation between memory and forgetfulness, arguing that memory and forgetfulness cannot be separated but must be examined as they complicate our understanding of the Shoah. 

  • An Introduction to Holocaust Studies: History, Memory, and Representation

    Michael Bernard-Donals, Ed.

    Prentice Hall

    2006

    This single volume traces three approaches to the study of the Holocaust: through notions of history, theories of memory, and a focus on art and representation.  It introduces students to the different ways we have come to understand the Holocaust, gives them an opportunity to ask questions about those conclusions, and examines how this event can be understood once all the survivors are gone.

  • Book Cover for "Witnessing the Disaster"

    Witnessing the Disaster: Essays on Representation and the Holocaust

    Michael Bernard-Donals & Richard R. Glejzer, Eds.

    University of Wisconsin Press

    2004

    The essayists in this collection aim to move past the notion that the Holocaust as an event defies representation. They look at specific cases of Holocaust representation and consider their effect, their structure, their authenticity, and the kind of knowledge they produce. Taken together they consider the tension between history and memory, the vexed problem of eyewitness testimony and its status as evidence, and the ethical imperatives of Holocaust representation.

  • Between Witness and Testimony: the Holocaust and the Limits of Representation

    Michael Bernard-Donals & Richard R. Glejzer, Eds.

    SUNY University Press

    2001

    Between Witness and Testimony investigates the difficulties inherent in the obligation to bear witness to events that seem not just unspeakable but also unthinkable. The authors examine films, fictional narratives, survivor testimonies, and the museums at Yad Vashem and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in order to establish an ethics of Holocaust representation. 

  • Book Cover for "Rhetoric in an Antifoundational World"

    Rhetoric in an Antifoundational World

    Michael Bernard-Donals & Richard R. Glejzer, Eds.

    Yale University Press

    1998

    In this brilliant collection, literary scholars, philosophers, and teachers inquire into the connections between antifoundational philosophy and the rhetorical tradition. What happens to literary studies and theory when traditional philosophical foundations are disavowed? What happens to the study of teaching and writing when antifoundationalism is accepted? What strategies for human understanding are possible when the weaknesses of antifoundationalism are identified? 

  • Book Cover for "The Practice of Theory"

    The Practice of Theory: Rhetoric, Knowledge, and Pedagogy in the Academy

    Michael Bernard-Donals

    Cambridge University Press

    1998

    In The Practice of Theory, Michael Bernard-Donals examines the connection between theory and pedagogy at the level of practice. He argues that though rhetoric links pedagogy with theory, this tradition must also connect with other human and natural sciences.

  • Mikhail Bakhtin: Between Phenomenology and Marxism

    Michael Bernard-Donals

    Cambridge University Press

    1994

    Michael Bernard-Donals examines developments in phenomenological and materialist theory, providing a contextualized study of Bakhtin, a critique of the problems of contemporary criticism, and an original contribution to literary theory.

Bernstein, Susan David

  • Book Cover for "Roomscape"

    Roomscape: Women Writers in the British Museum from George Eliot to Virginia Woolf

    Susan David Bernstein

    Edinburgh University Press

    2013

    Susan David Bernstein argues not only that the British Museum Reading Room facilitated various practices of women's literary traditions, she also questions the overdetermined value of privacy and autonomy in constructions of female authorship, a principle generated from Woolf's feminist manifesto. Rather than viewing reading and writing as solitary, individual events, Roomscape considers the meaning of exteriority and the public and social and gendered dimensions of literary production.

  • Book Cover for "Victorian Vulgarity"

    Victorian Vulgarity: Taste in Verbal and Visual Culture

    Susan David Bernstein & Elsie B. Michie, Eds.

    Ashgate

    2009

    Originally describing language use and class position, vulgarity became, over the course of the nineteenth century, a word with wider social implications. Variously associated with behavior, the possession of wealth, different races, sexuality and gender, the objects displayed in homes, and ways of thinking and feeling, vulgarity suggested matters of style, taste, and comportment.

  • Book Cover for "Romance of a Shop"

    The Romance of a Shop, by Amy Levy

    Susan David Bernstein, Ed.

    Broadview Press

    2006

    The Romance of a Shop is an early "New Woman" novel about four sisters, who decide to establish their own photography business and their own home in central London after their father's death and their loss of financial security. In this novel, Amy Levy examines both the opportunities and dangers of urban experience for women in the late nineteenth century who pursue independent work rather than follow the established paths of domestic service.

  • Book Cover for "Reuben Sachs"

    Reuben Sachs, by Amy Levy

    Susan David Bernstein, Ed.

    Broadview Press

    2006

    Reuben Sachs, the story of an extended Anglo-Jewish family in London, focuses on the relationship between two cousins, Reuben Sachs and Judith Quixano, and the tensions between their Jewish identities and English society. The novel’s complex and sometimes satirical portrait of Anglo-Jewish life, which was in part a reaction to George Eliot’s romanticized view of Victorian Jews in Daniel Deronda, caused controversy on its first publication. 

  • Book Cover for "Confessional Subjects"

    Confessional Subjects: Revelations of Gender and Power in Victorian Literature and Culture

    Susan David Bernstein

    University of North Carolina Press

    1997

    Susan Bernstein examines the gendered power relationships embedded in confessional literature of the Victorian period. Exploring this dynamic in Charlotte Bronta's Villette, Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret, George Eliot'sDaniel Deronda, and Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles, she argues that although women's disclosures to male confessors repeatedly depict wrongdoing committed against them, they themselves are viewed as the transgressors. 

Bow, Leslie

  • Book Cover for "Partly Colored"

    Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South

    Leslie Bow

    New York University Press

    2010

    2012 Honorable mention for the Book Award in Cultural Studies from the Association for Asian American Studies

    By elucidating the experience of interstitial ethnic groups such as Mexican, Asian, and Native Americans—groups that are held to be neither black nor white—Leslie Bow explores how the color line accommodated, or refused to accommodate, “other” ethnicities within a binary racial system.

  • Book Cover for "The Scent of the Gods"

    The Scent of the Gods, by Fiona Cheong

    Leslie Bow, Ed.

    University of Illinois Press

    2010

    The Scent of the Gods tells the enchanting, haunting story of a young girl's coming of age in Singapore during the tumultuous years of its formation as a nation. Eleven-year-old Su Yen bears witness to the secretive lives of "grown-ups" in her diasporic Chinese family and to the veiled threats in Southeast Asia during the Cold War years. From a child's limited perspective, the novel depicts the emerging awareness of sexuality in both its beauty and its consequences, especially for women.

  • Book Cover for "Betrayal & Other Acts of Subversion"

    Betrayal & Other Acts of Subversion: Feminism, Sexual Politics, Asian American Women's Literature

    Leslie Bow

    Princeton University Press

    2001

    Leslie Bow here explores how representations of females transgressing the social order play out in literature by Asian American women. Beginning with the notion that feminist and Asian American identity are mutually exclusive, she analyzes how women serve as boundary markers between ethnic or national collectives in order to reveal the male-based nature of social cohesion.

Britland, Karen

  • Book Cover for "The Tragedy of Mariam"

    The Tragedy of Mariam, by Elizabeth Cary

    Karen Britland, Ed.

    Methuen Drama

    2010

    The Tragedy of Mariam, the Fair Queen of Jewry is a Jacobean play written by Elizabeth Tanfield Cary. First published in 1613, it was the first original tragedy written in English by a woman. Never performed during Cary's lifetime, and perhaps not intended for performance, it tells the story of Mariam, the second wife of King Herod. This new edition is accessible for students and contains an up-to-date introduction that discusses the current state of scholarship on the play.

  • Book Cover for "Drama at the Courts of Queen Henrietta Maria"

    Drama at the Courts of Queen Henrietta Maria

    Karen Britland

    Cambridge University Press

    2006

    Drama at the Courts of Queen Henrietta Maria considers Queen Henrietta Maria's patronage of drama in England in the light of her French heritage. Britland challenges a common view of Henrietta Maria as a meddlesome woman whose actions contributed to the outbreak of the English civil wars and demonstrates how the queen consort's cultural and political positions were reflected in the plays and court masques she sponsored.  She also provides new information about Henrietta Maria's civil war exile.

Castronovo, Russ

  • Propaganda 1776: Secrets, Leaks, and Revolutionary Communications in Early America

    Russ Castronovo

    Oxford University Press

    2014

    • Upends traditional understandings of early American literary culture
    • Advances a counter-intuitive argument for the importance of propaganda in the founding era
    • Offers new perspectives on figures like George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Paine
  • The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century American Literature

    Russ Castronovo, Ed.

    Oxford University Press

    2012

    How do we approach the rich field of nineteenth-century American literature? How might we recalibrate the coordinates of critical vision and open up new areas of investigation? To answer such questions, this volume brings together 23 original essays written by leading scholars in American literary studies. 

  • Book Cover for "Beautiful Democracy"

    Beautiful Democracy: Aesthetics and Anarchy in a Global Era

    Russ Castronovo

    University of Chicago Press

    2007

    Are aesthetic experiences always a social good? Could aesthetics also inspire violent crime, working-class unrest, and racial murder? To answer these questions, Russ Castronovo turns to those who debated claims that art could democratize culture - civic reformers, anarchists, novelists, civil rights activists, and college professors - to reveal that beauty provides unexpected occasions for radical, even revolutionary, political thinking.

  • Book Cover for "Materializing Democracy"

    Materializing Democracy: Toward a Revitalized Cultural Politics

    Russ Castronovo & Dana Nelson, Eds.

    2002

    For the most part, democracy is simply presumed to exist in the United States. It is viewed as a completed project rather than as a goal to be achieved. Fifteen leading scholars challenge that stasis in Materializing Democracy. They aim to reinvigorate the idea of democracy by placing it in the midst of a contentious political and cultural fray, which, the volume’s editors argue, is exactly where it belongs.

  • Book Cover for "Necro Citizenship"

    Necro Citizenship: Death, Eroticism, and the Public Sphere in the Nineteenth-Century United States

    Russ Castronovo

    Duke University Press

    2001

    In Necro Citizenship Russ Castronovo argues that the meaning of citizenship in the United States during the nineteenth century was bound to - and even dependent on - death. Deploying an impressive range of literary and cultural texts, Castronovo interrogates an American public sphere that fetishized death as a crucial point of political identification.

  • Book Cover for "Fathering the Nation"

    Fathering the Nation: American Genealogies of Slavery and Freedom

    Russ Castronovo

    University of California Press

    1995

    Fathering the Nation examines competing expressions of national memory appearing in a wide range of mid-nineteenth-century artifacts, including slave autobiography, classic American fiction, monumental architechture, myths of the Revolution, proslavery writing, and landscape painting. While these images, icons, and fictions attempt to present an ordered, inspiring narrative of America, they also tell other stories that disrupt the nation.

Cooper, Lisa

  • The Arma Christi in Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture

    Lisa Cooper and Andrea Denny-Brown, eds.

    Ashgate Publishing Co.

    2013

    The arma Christi, the cluster of objects associated with Christ's Passion, was one of the most familiar iconographic devices of European medieval and early modern culture. From the weapons used to torment and sacrifice the body of Christ sprang a reliquary tradition that produced active and contemplative devotional practices, complex literary narratives, intense lyric poems, striking visual images, and innovative architectural ornament.
  • Book Cover for "Artisans and Narrative Craft"

    Artisans and Narrative Craft in Late Medieval England

    Lisa Cooper

    Cambridge University Press

    2011

    Lisa H. Cooper offers new insight into the relationship of material practice and literary production in the Middle Ages by exploring the representation of craft labor in England from c.1000-1483. She examines genres as diverse as the school-text, comic poem, spiritual allegory, and mirror for princes, and works by authors both well-known (Chaucer, Lydgate, Caxton) and far less so. 

  • Book Cover for "Lydgate Matters"

    Lydgate Matters: Poetry and Material Culture in the Fifteenth Century

    Lisa Cooper & Andrea Denny-Brown, Eds.

    Palgrave Macmillan

    2008

    This collection re-evaluates the work of fifteenth-century poet John Lydgate in light of medieval material culture. Top scholars in the field unite here with critical newcomers to offer fresh perspectives on the function of poetry on the cusp of the modern age, and in particular on the way that poetry speaks to the heightened relevance of material goods and possessions to the formation of late medieval identity and literary taste.

Dharwadker, Aparna

  • One Day in the Season of Rain

    Mohan Rakesh, translated by Aparna Dharwadker

    Penguin Modern Classics

    2015

  • Book Cover for "Theatres of Independence"

    Theatres of Independence: Drama, Theory, and Urban Performance in India Since 1947

    Aparna Dharwadker

    Oxford University Press & University of Iowa Press

    2005

    Winner of the prestigious Joe A. Callaway Prize for the Best Book in Drama and Theatre (2005)

    Theatres of Independence is a comprehensive study of drama, theatre, and urban performance in post-independence India. Combining theatre history with theoretical analysis and literary interpretation, Aparna Dharwadker examines the unprecedented conditions for writing and performance that the experience of new nationhood created in a dozen major Indian languages.

Fawaz, Ramzi

  • The New Mutants

    The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics

    Ramzi Fawaz

    NYU Press

    2016

    In 1964, noted literary critic Leslie Fiedler described American youth as “new mutants,” social rebels severing their attachments to American culture to remake themselves in their own image. 1960s comic book creators, anticipating Fiedler, began to morph American superheroes from icons of nationalism and white masculinity into actual mutant outcasts, defined by their genetic difference from ordinary humanity.

Ford, Cecilia

  • Book Cover for "Women Speaking Up"

    Women Speaking Up: Getting and Using Turns in Workplace Meetings

    Cecilia Ford

    Palgrave Macmillan

    2008

    While women are succeeding in historically male professions, stereotypes of their lack of competence persist as obstacles to their advancement, with popular media urging women to improve their language skills if they hope to advance in traditionally male professions. In Women Speaking Up: Getting and Using Turns in Workplace Meetings, Cecilia E. Ford rejects popular notions of gender difference and even deficiency in women's language use.

  • Book Cover for "Sound Patterns in Interaction"

    Sound Patterns in Interaction: Cross-linguistic Studies of Phonetics and Prosody for Conversation

    Cecilia Ford & Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen, Eds.

    Benjamins

    2004

    This collection of original papers by eminent phoneticians, linguists and sociologists offers the most recent findings on phonetic design in interactional discourse available in an edited collection. The chapters examine the organization of phonetic detail in relation to social actions in talk-in-interaction based on data drawn from diverse languages: Japanese, English, Finnish, and German, as well as from diverse speakers: children, fluent adults and adults with language loss. 

  • Book Cover for "The Language of Turn and Sequence"

    The Language of Turn and Sequence

    Cecilia Ford, Barbara A. Fox & Sandra A. Thompson, Eds.

    Oxford University Press

    2002

    This collection of previously unpublished, cutting-edge research discusses the conversation analysis (CA) approach to understanding language use. CA is the dominant theory for analyzing the social use of language and is concerned with the description of how speakers engage in conversation and other forms of social interaction involving language. The unifying theme of these chapters is the intersection of practice and form through the construction of turns and sequences.

  • Book Cover for "Grammar in Interaction"

    Grammar in Interaction: Adverbial Clauses in American English Conversations

    Cecilia Ford

    Cambridge University Press

    1993

    Cecilia E. Ford explores the question: what work do adverbial clauses do in conversational interaction? She considers the interactional as well as the informational work of talk and shows how conversationalists use grammar to coordinate their joint language production. Her book contributes to a growing body of research on grammar in discourse, which has until recently remained largely focused on monologic rather than dialogic functions of language.

Friedman, Susan Stanford

  • Book Cover for "Analyzing Freud"

    Analyzing Freud: Letters of H.D., Bryher, and Their Circle

    Susan Stanford Friedman, Ed.

    New Directions

    2001

    Breezy, informal, irreverent, vibrant in detail, H.D.'s letters to her companion, Bryher, revolve around her 1933-1934 therapy sessions with Sigmund Freud, from which she emerged reborn. "A correspondence that tells us more about Freud as a clinician than any other source" (PsyArt), this volume includes H.D.'s and Bryher's letters, as well as letters by Freud to H.D. and Bryher, most of them published here for the first time.

  • Book Cover for "Mappings"

    Mappings: Feminism and the Cultural Geographies of Encounter

    Susan Stanford Friedman

    Princeton University Press

    1998

    In this powerful work, Susan Friedman moves feminist theory out of paralyzing debates about us and them, white and other, first and third world, and victimizers and victims. Throughout, Friedman adapts current cultural theory from global and transnational studies, anthropology, and geography to challenge modes of thought that exaggerate the boundaries of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, and national origin.

  • Book Cover for "Joyce: The Return of the Repressed"

    Joyce: The Return of the Repressed

    Susan Stanford Friedman, Ed.

    Cornell University Press

    1992

    Did James Joyce, that icon of modernity, spearhead the dismantling of the Cartesian subject? Or was he a supreme example of a modern man forever divided and never fully known to himself? This volume reads the dialogue of contradictory cultural voices in Joyce's works--revolutionary and reactionary, critical and subject to critique, marginal and central.

  • Book Cover for "Signets"

    Signets: Reading H.D.

    Susan Stanford Friedman & Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Eds.

    University of Wisconsin Press

    1991

    Signets is an essential resource for those interested in H. D., modernism, and feminist criticism and writing that brings together the best essays of H.D. (Hilda Doolittle). Susan Stanford Friedman and Rachel Blau DuPlessis have gathered the most influential and generative studies of H. D.’s work and complemented them with photobiographical, chronological, and bibliographical portraits unique to this volume.

  • Book Cover for "Penelope's Web"

    Penelope's Web: Gender, Modernity, H.D.'s Fiction

    Susan Stanford Friedman

    Cambridge University Press

    1991

    Penelope's Web should appeal to a wide spectrum of readers interested in twentieth-century modernism, women's writing, feminist criticism, post-structuralist theory, psychoanalysis, autobiography, and women's studies. It is the first book to examine fully the brilliantly innovative prose writings of H.D., the pen-name for Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), who has been known primarily as a poet.

  • Book Cover for "Psyche Reborn"

    Psyche Reborn: The Emergence of H.D.

    Susan Stanford Friedman

    Indiana University Press

    1981

  • Book Cover for "A Woman's Guide to Therapy"

    A Woman's Guide to Therapy

    Susan Stanford Friedman

    Prentice Hall

    1979

Guyer, Sara

  • Reading with John Clare

    Sara Guyer

    Fordham University Press

    2015

    Reading with John Clare argues that at the heart of contemporary biopolitical thinking is an insistent repression of poetry. By returning to the moment at which biopolitics is said to emerge simultaneously with romanticism, this project renews our understanding of the operations of contemporary politics and its relation to aesthetics across two centuries.
  • Book Cover for "Romanticism after Auschwitz"

    Romanticism after Auschwitz

    Sara Guyer

    Stanford University Press

    2007

    Romanticism After Auschwitz reveals how post-Holocaust testimony remains romantic, and shows why romanticism must therefore be rethought. The book argues that what literary historians have traditionally called "romanticism" should be redescribed in light of two circumstances: first, the specific inadequacy of literary-historical models before "romantic" works; and, second, the particular function that these unsettling aspects of "romantic" works have after Auschwitz. 

Hill, Roberta

Keller, Lynn

  • Book Cover for "Thinking Poetry"

    Thinking Poetry: Readings in Contemporary Women's Exploratory Poetics

    Lynn Keller

    University of Iowa Press

    2010

    Thinking Poetry examines approaches to women’s poetic exploration ranging from radically open, thoroughly disjunctive writing to feminist experimentation within relatively conventional free verse forms; from texts testing the resources of visual elements and page space to those in which multilingualism or digital technology provide arenas for innovation; from revitalized forms of ekphrasis to fresh approaches to pop culture.

  • Book Cover for "Forms of Expansion"

    Forms of Expansion: Recent Long Poems by Women

    Lynn Keller

    University of Chicago Press

    1997

    Expanding the boundaries of both genre and gender, contemporary American women are writing long poems in a variety of styles that repossess history, reconceive female subjectivity, and revitalize poetry itself. In the first book devoted to long poems by women, Lynn Keller explores this rich and evolving body of work, offering revealing discussions of the diverse traditions and feminist concerns addressed by poets ranging from Rita Dove and Sharon Doubiago to Judy Grahn and Susan Howe.

  • Book Cover for "Feminist Measures"

    Feminist Measures: Soundings in Poetry and Theory

    Lynn Keller & Cristanne Miller, Eds.

    University of Michigan Press

    1994

    Feminist Measures: Soundings in Poetry and Theory breaks new ground in postmodern literary theory, including feminist theory, by moving the focus away from narrative fiction and onto poetry. The book responds to the need for more adequately theorized approaches to poetic literature by bringing together new, previously unpublished essays by fourteen accomplished critics.

  • Book Cover for "Re-Making It New"

    Re-Making It New: Contemporary American Poetry and the Modernist Tradition

    Lynn Keller

    Cambridge University Press

    1987

    As a tradition modernism has fostered particularly polarised impulses - though the great modernist poems offer impressive models, modernist principles, epitomised in Ezra Pound's exhortation to 'make it new', encourage poets to reject the methods of their immediate predecessors. Re-making it New explores the impact of this polarised tradition on contemporary American poets by examining the careers of John Ashbery, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Creeley and James Merrill.

Kelley, Theresa

  • Book Cover for "Clandestine Marriage"

    Clandestine Marriage: Botany and Romantic Culture

    Theresa Kelley

    The Johns Hopkins University Press

    2012

    Clandestine Marriage explores the meaning and methods of how plants were represented and reproduced in scientific, literary, artistic, and material cultures of the period. Theresa M. Kelley synthesizes romantic debates about taxonomy and morphology, the contemporary interest in books and magazines devoted to plant study and images, and writings by such authors as Mary Wollstonecraft and Anna Letitia Barbauld. 

  • Book Cover for "Reinventing Allegory"

    Reinventing Allegory

    Theresa Kelley

    Cambridge University Press

    1997

    Winner, Best Scholarly Book, South Central Modern Language Association (1998).

    Reinventing Allegory asks how and why allegory has survived as a literary mode from the late Renaissance to the postmodern present. By using a series of key historical moments to define the special character of modern allegory, this study offers an important framework for assessing allegory's role in contemporary literary culture.

  • Book Cover for "Romantic Women Writers"

    Romantic Women Writers: Voices and Countervoices

    Theresa Kelley & Paula Feldman, Eds.

    University Press of New England

    1995

    This collection of essays forges a new definition of Romanticism that includes the wide range of women's artistic expression.

  • Book Cover for "Wordsworth's Revisionary Aesthetics"

    Wordsworth's Revisionary Aesthetics

    Theresa Kelley

    Cambridge University Press

    1988

    This book offers a fresh understanding of the role of aesthetics in Wordsworth's major poetry and prose. Professor Kelley proposes aesthetic and geological precedents for this aesthetic model and evaluates its differences from the models developed by Burke, Kant and Hegel.

Kercheval, Jesse Lee

  • Book Cover for "My Life as a Silent Movie"

    My Life as a Silent Movie

    Jesse Lee Kercheval

    Indiana University Press

    2013

    After losing her husband and daughter in an auto accident, 42-year-old Emma flies to Paris, discovers she has a twin brother whose existence she had not known about, and learns that her birth parents weren't the Americans who raised her, but a White Russian film star of the 1920s and a French Stalinist. A story about identity and the shaping function of art,My Life as a Silent Movie presents a vividly rendered world and poses provocative questions on the relationship of art to life.

  • Book Cover for "Brazil"

    Brazil

    Jesse Lee Kercheval

    Cleveland State University Poetry Center

    2010

    Brazil is a quintessential American road trip. Paulo, an 18 year old bell boy in a Miami Beach hotel, and Claudia, a wealthy Hungarian refugee, take off on a night drive that turns into a crosscountry journey, a sleep deprived search for the real America and for missing family, a fast-moving car trip into her past and toward their future.

  • Book Cover for "Cinema Muto"

    Cinema Muto

    Jesse Lee Kercheval

    Southern Indiana University Press

    2009

    In Cinema Muto, Jesse Lee Kercheval examines the enduring themes of time, mortality, and love as revealed through the power of silent film. Following the ten days of the annual Le Giornate del Cinema Muto in Italy, this collection of ekphrastic poems are love letters to the evocative power of silent cinema.

  • Book Cover for "The Alice Stories"

    The Alice Stories

    Jesse Lee Kercheval

    University of Nebraska Press

    2007

    Wisconsin is not where Alice, a girl raised in Florida, meant to end up. But when she falls in love with Anders Dahl, a descendant of Norwegian farmers born for generations in the same stone farmhouse, she realizes that to love Anders is to settle into a life in Wisconsin in the small house they buy before their daughter, Maude, is born. Together, Alice and Anders move forward into a life of family, friends, and the occasional troubled student until they face their biggest challenge.

  • Book Cover for "Film History as Train Wreck"

    Film History as Train Wreck

    Jesse Lee Kercheval

    Center for Book Arts

    2006

    Winner of the Center for Book Arts Chapbook Prize, selected by Albert Goldbarth

    Film History as Train Wreck was published in 2006 by Center for Book Arts as a letterpress chapbook printed by Barbara Henry in an edition of 100.

  • Book Cover for "Dog Angel"

    Dog Angel

    Jesse Lee Kercheval

    University of Pittsburgh Press

    2004

    Full of wit, vivid language, and devastating honesty, these autobiographical poems trace the timelines of life forward and backward. Ranging from a cross-country drive to bury her mother’s ashes at Arlington National Cemetery, to a family vacation in Spain, to an imagined final exam given by her children, Kercheval explores the vagaries of love, loss, faith, grief, and joy with a calm, convincing wisdom that permeates this resonant and wonderful collection.

  • Book Cover for "Building Fiction"

    Building Fiction

    Jesse Lee Kercheval

    University of Wisconsin Press

    2003

    Even with the most dynamic language, images, and characters, no piece of fiction will work without a strong infrastructure. Kercheval shows how to build that structure using such tools as point of view, characterization, pacing, and flashbacks. Building Fiction will help you envision the landscape of your fiction and build great stories.

  • Book Cover for "The Museum of Happiness"

    The Museum of Happiness

    Jesse Lee Kercheval

    University of Wisconsin Press

    2003

    Ginny Gillespie is a young widow who has fled Florida with her husband’s ashes in her suitcase. Roland Keppi is a half-Alsatian, half-German carnival worker in search of a vision. They meet in Paris in 1929 and fall in love under a cloud of sparrows, but are soon separated when Roland is deported.

  • Book Cover for "World as Dictionary"

    World as Dictionary

    Jesse Lee Kercheval

    Carnegie Mellon University Press

    1999

    From the powerful and unforgettable opening sequence which recounts, with passionate intensity and uncompromising honesty, the death of a dear friend from cancer; through the wonderful middle poems on the complex pleasures of marriage, motherhood, and family life; to the final meditations on the poet’s own intractable childhood; World as Dictionary explores the vagaries of love, loss, desire, and will.

  • Book Cover for "Space: A Memoir"

    Space: A Memoir

    Jesse Lee Kercheval

    Algonquin Books

    1998

    Winner of the Alex Award from the American Library Association

    Looking back at a time when America was on the brink of all the big changes coming by way of Apollo 11, TheFeminine Mystique, and the Vietnam War, this high-spirited memoir focuses on what it was like back then--for a girl.

  • Book Cover for "The Dogeater"

    The Dogeater

    Jesse Lee Kercheval

    University of Missouri Press

    1987

    Winner of the Associated Writing Programs Award in Short Fiction

    The stories included in the collection are  “Underground Women,”  “Willy,”  “A Clean House,”  “Tertiary Care,”  “La Mort au Moyen Age,”  “The History of the Church in America,”  “A History of Indiana,” and the title story  “The Dogeater,” about an elderly Igorrote man, living in New Orleans, who was originally brought to the United States as part of an exhibit for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.

Levine, Caroline

  • Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network

    Caroline Levine

    Princeton

    2015

    Forms offers a powerful new answer to one of the most pressing problems facing literary, critical, and cultural studies today--how to connect form to political, social, and historical context. Caroline Levine argues that forms organize not only works of art but also political life--and our attempts to know both art and politics. Inescapable and frequently troubling, forms shape every aspect of our experience. But forms don't impose their order in any simple way.

  • Od prowokacji do demokracji

    Caroline Levine

    Muza SA

    2013

     Translated by Antoni Top

     Polish translation of Provoking Democracy: Why We Need the Arts

  • Norton Anthology of World Literature (3rd Edition)

    Caroline Levine, Ed.

    W.W. Norton and Co.

    2012

    A classic, reimagined.

    Read by millions of students since its first publication, The Norton Anthology of World Literature remains the most-trusted anthology of world literature available.

  • Narrative Middles: Navigating the Nineteenth-Century Novel

    Caroline Levine & Mario Ortiz-Robles, Eds.

    Ohio State University Press

    2011

    In this groundbreaking collection of essays, Narrative Middles: Navigating the Nineteenth-Century British Novel, nine literary scholars offer innovative approaches to the study of the underrepresented middle of the vast, bulky nineteenth-century multiplot novel. 

  • Provoking Democracy: Why We Need the Arts

    Caroline Levine

    Blackwell

    2007

    This ground-breaking book provides a provocative and compelling exploration of the complex relationship between democracy and the arts. It analyses the roles of dissenting and unpopular artists, such as Jackson Pollock, Bertolt Brecht, D. H. Lawrence, and 2 Live Crew in twentieth century society.

  • The Serious Pleasures of Suspense: Victorian Realism and Narrative Doubt

    Caroline Levine

    University of Virginia Press

    2003

    The Serious Pleasures of Suspense argues that a startling array of nineteenth-century thinkers—from John Ruskin and Michael Faraday to Charlotte Brontë and Wilkie Collins —saw suspense as the perfect vehicle for a radically new approach to knowledge that they called "realism."

  • From Author to Text: Re-reading George Eliot’s Romola

    Caroline Levine & Mark W. Turner, Eds.

    Ashgate Press

    1998

  • The Children of Athena: Athenian Ideas About Citizenship and the Division Between the Sexes, by Nicole Loraux

    Caroline Levine, Trans.

    Princeton University Press

    1994

    In these essays, the renowned French Hellenist Nicole Loraux examines the implication of various Greek origin myths as she explores how Athenians in the fifth century forged and maintained a collective identity.

McKenzie, Jon

  • Contesting Performance: Global Sites of Research

    Jon McKenzie, Heike Roms & C.J.W.-L. Lee, Eds.

    Palgrave Macmillan

    2010

    Contesting Performance is a landmark collection of essays by international scholars that addresses the global development of performance research in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
  • Perform or Else: From Discipline to Performance

    Jon McKenzie

    Routledge

    2001

    In Perform or Else Jon McKenzie asserts that there is a relationship between cultural, organisational, and technological performance. In this theoretical tour de force McKenzie demonstrates that all three paradigms operate together to create powerful and contradictory pressures to 'perform…or else.'

Mitchell, Judy

  • The Last Day of the War

    Judith Claire Mitchell

    Pantheon

    2004

    In this story of a Jewish girl and an Armenian-American soldier who enter a maze of underground politics at the conclusion of the First World War, Mitchell captures the atmosphere of political carnival surrounding the Paris Peace Conference, along with the passionate ideals of youth. The Last Day of the War is a love story, but, more than that, it is a tragicomic farce about the workings of history and a testament to the moral fortitude of men and women swept up in the tide of their extraordinary times.

Olaniyan, Tejumola

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    Audible Empire: Music, Global Politics, Critique

    Tejumola Olaniyan

    2016

  • The African Diaspora and the Disciplines

    Tejumola Olaniyan & James H. Sweet, Eds.

    Indiana University Press

    2010

    Focusing on the problems and conflicts of doing African diaspora research from various disciplinary perspectives, these essays situate, describe, and reflect on the current practice of diaspora scholarship. Tejumola Olaniyan, James H. Sweet, and the international group of contributors assembled here seek to enlarge understanding of how the diaspora is conceived and explore possibilities for the future of its study.
  • African Literature: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory

    Tejumola Olaniyan & Ato Quayson, Eds.

    Blackwell

    2007

    This is the first anthology to bring together the key texts of African literary theory and criticism.
  • African Drama and Performance

    Tejumola Olaniyan & John Conteh-Morgan, Eds.

    Indiana University Press

    2004

    African Drama and Performance is a collection of innovative and wide-ranging essays that bring conceptually fresh perspectives, from both renowned and emerging voices, to the study of drama, theatre, and performance in Africa. Topics range from studies of major dramatic authors and formal literary dramas to improvisational theatre and popular video films.
  • Arrest the Music!: Fela and His Rebel Art and Music

    Tejumola Olaniyan

    Indiana University Press

    2004

    finalist, 2005 ARSC award

    Looking at the social context, instrumentation, lyrics, visual art, people, and organizations through which Fela produced his music, Tejumola Olaniyan offers a wider, more suggestive perspective on Fela and his impact on listeners in all parts of the world.

  • Scars of Conquest/Masks of Resistance: The Invention of Cultural Identities in African, African-American, and Caribbean Drama

    Tejumola Olaniyan

    Oxford University Press

    1995

    This original work redefines and broadens our understanding of the drama of the English-speaking African diaspora. Looking closely at the work of Amiri Baraka, Nobel prize-winners Wole Soyinka and Derek Walcott, and Ntozake Shange, the author contends that the refashioning of the collective cultural self in black drama originates from the complex intersection of three discourses: Eurocentric, Afrocentric, and Post-Afrocentric.

Olson, Christa

  • Constitutive Visions

    Christa J. Olson

    Penn State University Press

    2013

    In Constitutive Visions, Christa Olson presents the rhetorical history of republican Ecuador as punctuated by repeated arguments over national identity. Those arguments--as they advanced theories of citizenship, popular sovereignty, and republican modernity--struggled to reconcile the presence of Ecuador's large indigenous populations with the dominance of a white-mestizo minority.

Ortiz-Robles, Mario

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    Literature and Animal Studies

    Mario Ortiz-Robles

    Routledge

    2016

  • Narrative Middles: Navigating the Nineteenth-Century Novel

    Caroline Levine & Mario Ortiz-Robles, Eds.

    Ohio State University Press

    2011

    In this groundbreaking collection of essays, Narrative Middles: Navigating the Nineteenth-Century British Novel, nine literary scholars offer innovative approaches to the study of the underrepresented middle of the vast, bulky nineteenth-century multiplot novel. 

  • The Novel as Event

    Mario Ortiz-Robles

    University of Michigan Press

    2010

    The Novel as Event is a timely reconsideration of the historical role of the Victorian novel from the perspective of its performativity. In a highly original application of the work of Jacques Derrida, Paul de Man, Pierre Bourdieu, Judith Butler, and other readers of J. L. Austin, Robles argues that the language of the novel is paramount and the current emphasis on the representational and physical aspects of the novel tends to obscure this fact.

Raimy, Eric

  • Contemporary Views On Architecture And Representations In Phonology

    Eric Raimy & Charles E. Cairns, Eds.

    MIT Press

    2009

    The essays in this volume address foundational questions in phonology that cut across different schools of thought within the discipline. The theme of modularity runs through them all, however, and these essays demonstrate the benefits of the modular approach to phonology, either investigating interactions among distinct modules or developing specific aspects of representation within a particular module.
  • The Phonology and Morphology of Reduplication

    Eric Raimy

    Mouton de Gruyter

    2000

    This book proposes a new representational analysis of reduplication based on making explicit precedence relations in phonological representations. The main claim is that reduplication results from loops in the precedence structure of phonological representations.

Sherrard-Johnson, Cherene

  • Dorothy West's Paradise: A Biography of Class and Color

    Cherene Sherrard-Johnson

    Rutgers University Press

    2012

    An essential book for both fans of West's fiction and students of race, class, and American women's lives, Dorothy West's Paradise offers an intimate biography of an important author and a privileged glimpse into the society that shaped her work.

  • Mistress, Reclining

    Cherene Sherrard-Johnson

    Finishing Line Press

    2010

    "Cherene Sherrard’s fascinating book, MISTRESS, RECLINING, draws the reader into the confusions and triumphs of various historical women who must struggle against problems with race and gender. The author’s poetic originality and fascinating topic will delight the reader of this collection." –Carol Hamilton, former Poet Laureate of Oklahoma and author of The Dawn Seekers

  • Comedy: American Style, by Jessie Redmon Fauset

    Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, Ed.

    Rutgers University Press

    2009

    Comedy: American Style, Jessie Redmon Fauset’s fourth and final novel, recounts the tragic tale of a family’s destruction—the story of a mother who denies her clan its heritage. Originally published in 1933, this intense narrative stands the test of time and continues to raise compelling, disturbing, and still contemporary themes of color prejudice and racial self-hatred.

  • Portraits of the New Negro Woman: Visual and Literary Culture in the Harlem Renaissance

    Cherene Sherrard-Johnson

    Rutgers University Press

    2007

    Of all the images to arise from the Harlem Renaissance, the most thought-provoking were those of the mulatta. Due to the mulatta's frequent ability to pass for white, she represented a variety of contradictory meanings that often transcended racial, class, and gender boundaries. Portraits of the New Negro Woman investigates the visual and literary images of black femininity that occurred between the two world wars.

Steele, Jeffrey

  • Transfiguring America: Myth, Ideology, and Mourning in Margaret Fuller's Writing

    Jeffrey Steele

    University of Missouri Press

    2001

    Transfiguring America is the product of more than ten years of research and numerous published articles on Margaret Fuller, arguably America's first feminist theorist and one of the most important woman writers in the nineteenth century. Focusing on Fuller's development of a powerful language that paired cultural critique with mythmaking, Steele shows why her writing had such a vital impact on the woman's rights movement and modern conceptions of gender.

  • The Essential Margaret Fuller

    Jeffrey Steele, Ed.

    Rutgers University Press

    1993

    The leading feminist intellectual of her day, Margaret Fuller has been remembered for her groundbreaking work, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, which recharted the gender roles of nineteenth-century men and women. In this new collection, the full range of her literary career is represented from her earliest poetry to her final dispatch from revolutionary Italy.

  • The Representation of Self in the American Renaissance

    Jeffrey Steele

    University of North Carolina Press

    1987

    "The most thorough and wide-ranging examination we have of the major writing of the period of the American Renaissance in the light of modern psychological theory and criticism. An important book." Robert D. Richardson, Jr. University of Denver

Tanoukhi, Nirvana

  • Immanuel Wallerstein and the Problem of the World: System, Scale, Culture

    Nirvana Tanoukhi, David Palumbo-Liu & Bruce Robbins, Eds.

    Duke University Press

    2010

    In this collection of essays, leading cultural theorists consider the meaning and implications of world-scale humanist scholarship by engaging with Immanuel Wallerstein’s world-systems analysis. The renowned sociologist developed his influential critical framework to explain the historical and continuing exploitation of the rest of the world by the West.

Valenza, Robin

  • Literature, Language, and the Rise of the Intellectual Disciplines in Britain, 1680-1820

    Robin Valenza

    Cambridge University Press

    2011

    In this interdisciplinary study, Robin Valenza shows how Isaac Newton, Samuel Johnson, David Hume, Adam Smith, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth invented new intellectual languages. By offering a much-needed account of the rise of the modern disciplines, Valenza shows why the sciences and humanities diverged so strongly, and argues that literature has a special role in navigating between the languages of different areas of thought.

Wallace, Ron

  • For a Limited Time Only: Poems

    Ron Wallace

    University of Pittsburgh Press

    2008

    Winner of the 2008 Posner Book-Length Poetry Award. Winner of the 2009 Wisconsin Library Association Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Award.

    For a Limited Time Only explores issues of aging, illness, and mortality, and the philosophical and theological speculations that arise from personal tragedy, and invokes humor, hope, and consolation in the face of death and loss.

  • Now You See It: Poems

    Ron Wallace

    Parallel Press

    2005

    "He said, 'No thank you.'/Life wasn't going to jilt him now…" Part nervous laughter, part numb disbelief, part where-do-we-go-from-here, these poems try on catchy rejoinders to the "sick joke" of prostate cancer.

  • Long For This World

    Ron Wallace

    University of Pittsburgh Press

    2003

    Long for This World includes twenty-six new poems from this master of the sonnet and other traditional forms, along with selections from his six previous collections. This book exemplifies the comic sense, the synthesis of technical skill and strong emotion, and the sensory immediacy that have become Ronald Wallace’s hallmarks.

  • Quick Bright Things: Stories

    Ron Wallace

    Midlist

    2000

    Quick Bright Things is greater than the sum of its brilliant parts. The stories stand alone. Each of the twenty-one stories has individually appeared in prestigious journals, magazines, and anthologies. But this collection can also be read as a sequence of episodes from the lives of Peterson and Christine Kingsley and their daughters Jennifer and Phoebe.

  • The Uses of Adversity: Poems

    Ron Wallace

    University of Pittsburgh Press

    1998

    In this collection of one hundred sonnets, by turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Ronald Wallace once again proves himself to be one of our most versatile and affirmative poets.

  • Time's Fancy: Poems

    Ron Wallace

    University of Pittsburgh Press

    1994

    Winner of the 1995 Banta Book Prize for a Wisconsin Author

    Ronald Wallace is best known for his wit and good humor, his synthesis of technical skill and strong emotion, his sensory immediacy, his accessibility, and charm. Now in Time's Fancy, his fifth collection, Wallace explores the tragic aspects of life more fully, fashioning a declarative poetry that is darker and deeper, more meditative and complex.

Wanner, Anja

  • Syntactic Variation and Genre

    Anja Wanner & Heidrun Dorgeloh, Eds.

    Mouton de Gruyter

    2010

    This volume explores the interplay of syntactic variation and genre. How do genres emerge and what is the role of syntax in constituting them? Why do certain constructions appear in certain types of text? The book takes the concept of genre as a reference-point for the description and analysis of morpho-syntactic variation and change.

  • Deconstructing the English Passive

    Anja Wanner

    Mouton de Gruyter

    2009

    This book analyzes the form and function of the English passive from a verb-based point of view. It takes the position that the various surface forms of the passive (with or without thematic subject, with or without object, with or without by-phrase, with or without auxiliary) have a common source and are determined by the interplay of the syntactic properties of the verb and general syntactic principles.

Young, Morris

  • Best of the Independent Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2013

    Best of the Independent Journals in Rhetoric and Composition 2013

    Young et al., eds.

    Parlor Press

    2015

    The Best of the Independent Rhetoric and Composition Journals 2013 represents the result of a nationwide conversation—beginning with journal editors, but expanding to teachers, scholars and workers across the discipline of Rhetoric and Composition—to select essays that showcase the innovative and transformative work now being published in the field's independent journals.

  • Representations: Doing Asian American Rhetoric

    Morris Young & LuMing Mao, Eds.

    Utah State University Press

    2009

    MLA Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize Honorable Mention 2009

    Despite tremendous growth in attention to and scholarship about Asian Americans and their cultural work, little research has emerged that focuses directly on Asian American rhetoric. Representations: Doing Asian American Rhetoric addresses this need by examining the systematic, effective use of symbolic resources by Asians and Asian Americans in social, cultural, and political contexts.

  • Minor Re/Visions: Asian American Literacy Narratives as a Rhetoric of Citizenship

    Morris Young

    Southern Illinois University Press

    2004

    Through a blend of personal narrative, cultural and literary analysis, and discussions about teaching, Minor Re/Visions: Asian American Literacy Narratives as a Rhetoric of Citizenship shows how people of color use reading and writing to develop and articulate notions of citizenship.

Young, Richard

  • Discursive Practice in Language Learning and Teaching

    Richard Young

    Blackwell

    2009

    Discursive Practice is a theory of the linguistic and socio-cultural characteristics of recurring episodes of face-to-face interaction; episodes that have social and cultural significance to a community of speakers. This book examines the discursive practice approach to language-in-interaction.
  • Language and Interaction: An Advanced Resource Book

    Richard Young, Ed.

    Routledge

    2008

    Language and Interaction brings together essential readings in anthropology, discourse studies and sociology in order to introduce key concepts in language and social interaction and to describe how individuals develop skills in social interaction andcreate identities through their use of language.

  • Talking and Testing: Discourse Approaches to the Assessment of Oral Proficiency

    Richard Young & Agnes Weiyun He, Eds.

    John Benjamins

    1998

    This book brings together a collection of current research on the assessment of oral proficiency in a second language. The volume addresses the central issue of validity in proficiency assessment: the ways in which the language proficiency interview is accomplished through discourse.
  • Variation in Interlanguage Morphology

    Richard Young

    Peter Lang

    1991

    "Young's study is an important contribution to our understanding of the nature of learner speech and the role of variation in SLA." (Robert Bayley, University of Texas, San Antonio) --Studies in Second Language Acquisition, September 1993

Yu, Timothy

  • Race and the Avant-Garde: Experimental and Asian American Poetry Since 1965

    Timothy Yu

    Stanford University Press

    2009

    A groundbreaking study of contemporary American poetry, Race and the Avant-Garde changes the way we think about race and literature. Examining two of the most exciting developments in recent American writing, Timothy Yu juxtaposes the works of experimental language poets and Asian American poets—concerned primarily with issues of social identity centered around discourses of race.

Zimmerman, David

  • Panic!: Markets, Crises, and Crowds in American Fiction

    David Zimmerman

    University of North Carolina Press

    2006

    A Nota Bene selection of The Chronicle of Higher Education

    In Panic!, David A. Zimmerman studies how American novelists and their readers imagined--and in one case, incited--market crashes and financial panics. Panic! examines how Americans' attitudes toward securities markets, popular investment, and financial catastrophe were entangled with their conceptions of gender, class, crowds, corporations, and history.

Zuengler, Jane

  • The Research Process in Classroom Discourse Analysis: Current Perspectives

    Jane Zuengler & Kim Marie Cole, Eds.

    Routledge

    2007

    This volume gives intellectual space to a range of current perspectives on classroom discourse research and provides a forum for conversations about the research process. Classroom discourse researchers from different theoretical perspectives provide five separate analyses of the same instructional unit in a high school biology class, using the same set of data.