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Product Description: Starting in 2005, Günter H. Lenz began preparing a book-length exploration of the transformation of the field of American Studies in the crucial years between 1970 and 1990. As a commentator on, contributor to, and participant in the intellectual and institutional changes in his field, Lenz was well situated to offer a comprehensive and balanced interpretation of that seminal era...read more
By John Carlos Rowe (editor)

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9781512600025 | Dartmouth College, December 6, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Starting in 2005, Günter H.

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9781512600032 | Dartmouth College, December 6, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Starting in 2005, Günter H.

Product Description: Thinking Literature across Continents finds Ranjan Ghosh and J. Hillis Miller—two thinkers from different continents, cultures, training, and critical perspectives—debating and reflecting upon what literature is and why it matters...read more

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9780822361541 | Duke Univ Pr, December 2, 2016, cover price $94.95 | About this edition: Thinking Literature across Continents finds Ranjan Ghosh and J.

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9780822362449 | Duke Univ Pr, December 2, 2016, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Thinking Literature across Continents finds Ranjan Ghosh and J.

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Product Description: Supplementing theological interpretation with historical, literary, and philosophical perspectives, The Weight of Love analyzes the nature and role of affectivity in medieval Christian devotion through an original interpretation of the writings of the Franciscan theologian Bonaventure...read more

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9780823272129 | Fordham Univ Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: Supplementing theological interpretation with historical, literary, and philosophical perspectives, The Weight of Love analyzes the nature and role of affectivity in medieval Christian devotion through an original interpretation of the writings of the Franciscan theologian Bonaventure.

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9780823274536 | Reprint edition (Fordham Univ Pr, December 1, 2016), cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Supplementing theological interpretation with historical, literary, and philosophical perspectives, The Weight of Love analyzes the nature and role of affectivity in medieval Christian devotion through an original interpretation of the writings of the Franciscan theologian Bonaventure.

Product Description: "Oscillations of Literary Theory" offers a new psychoanalytic approach to reading literature queerly, one that implicates queer theory without depending on explicit representations of sex or queer identities. By focusing on desire and identifications, A...read more

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9781438463094 | State Univ of New York Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: "Oscillations of Literary Theory" offers a new psychoanalytic approach to reading literature queerly, one that implicates queer theory without depending on explicit representations of sex or queer identities.

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Product Description: Viktor Shklovsky (1893-1984) was both patriarch and enfant terrible of Formalism, a literary and film scholar, a fiction writer and the protagonist of other people's novels, instructor of an armored division and professor at the Art History Institute, revolutionary and counterrevolutionary...read more
By Alexandra Berlina (editor)

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9781501310362 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, December 1, 2016, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Viktor Shklovsky (1893-1984) was both patriarch and enfant terrible of Formalism, a literary and film scholar, a fiction writer and the protagonist of other people's novels, instructor of an armored division and professor at the Art History Institute, revolutionary and counterrevolutionary.

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9781501310379 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, December 1, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Viktor Shklovsky (1893-1984) was both patriarch and enfant terrible of Formalism, a literary and film scholar, a fiction writer and the protagonist of other people's novels, instructor of an armored division and professor at the Art History Institute, revolutionary and counterrevolutionary.

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Product Description: In Poetic Modernism in the Culture of Mass Print, Bartholomew Brinkman argues that an emerging mass print culture conditioned the production, reception, and institutionalization of poetic modernism from the latter part of the nineteenth century through the middle of the twentieth century―with lasting implications for the poetry and media landscape...read more

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9781421421346 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: In Poetic Modernism in the Culture of Mass Print, Bartholomew Brinkman argues that an emerging mass print culture conditioned the production, reception, and institutionalization of poetic modernism from the latter part of the nineteenth century through the middle of the twentieth century―with lasting implications for the poetry and media landscape.

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Product Description: As twentieth-century writers confronted the political violence of their time, they were overcome by rhetorical despair. Unspeakable acts left writers speechless. They knew that the atrocities of the century had to be recorded, but how? A dead body does not explain itself, and the narrative of the suicide bomber is not the story of the child killed in the blast...read more

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9781501325298 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, December 1, 2016, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: As twentieth-century writers confronted the political violence of their time, they were overcome by rhetorical despair.

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9781501325281 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, December 1, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: As twentieth-century writers confronted the political violence of their time, they were overcome by rhetorical despair.

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Product Description: The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of "the literary" has always been contentious...read more

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9780198736417 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 29, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities.

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Product Description: Psychologist, philosopher, teacher, writer-William James stood closer than any other thinker to the center of the confluence of intellectual and artistic forces that defined the culture of modernism. The outstanding feature of this volume lies in its intent to investigate James's influence on both American and International Modernism...read more
By S. E. Gontarski (editor)

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9781501302749 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 12, 2017, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Psychologist, philosopher, teacher, writer-William James stood closer than any other thinker to the center of the confluence of intellectual and artistic forces that defined the culture of modernism.

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Product Description: In The Ethics of Theory, Robert Doran offers the first broad assessment of the ethical challenges of Critical Theory across the humanities and social sciences, calling into question the sharp dichotomy typically drawn between the theoretical and the ethical, the analytical and the prescriptive...read more

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9781474225922 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 17, 2016, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: In The Ethics of Theory, Robert Doran offers the first broad assessment of the ethical challenges of Critical Theory across the humanities and social sciences, calling into question the sharp dichotomy typically drawn between the theoretical and the ethical, the analytical and the prescriptive.

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9781474225939 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 17, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In The Ethics of Theory, Robert Doran offers the first broad assessment of the ethical challenges of Critical Theory across the humanities and social sciences, calling into question the sharp dichotomy typically drawn between the theoretical and the ethical, the analytical and the prescriptive.

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9781628926484 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 17, 2016, cover price $100.00

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Product Description: A critical exploration of the ways that postcolonial diasporas challenge and re-shape exclusive formulations of 'home' and 'homeland' rooted in racist and heteronormative practices spread by transatlantic neoliberalism.

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9781783489725 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 16, 2016, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Homelandings is a critical exploration of the ways that postcolonial diasporas challenge exclusive formulations of ‘home’ and ‘homeland’ based on racist and heteronormative assumptions.

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9781783489732 | Reprint edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 16, 2016), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: A critical exploration of the ways that postcolonial diasporas challenge and re-shape exclusive formulations of 'home' and 'homeland' rooted in racist and heteronormative practices spread by transatlantic neoliberalism.

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Product Description: The intellectual migration to the United States of European writers, intellectuals, and artists in the 1930s and 1940s has often been narrowly seen as a clash between a rarefied European modernist sensibility and a debased American mass culture...read more

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9781421420943 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, November 15, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: The intellectual migration to the United States of European writers, intellectuals, and artists in the 1930s and 1940s has often been narrowly seen as a clash between a rarefied European modernist sensibility and a debased American mass culture.

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Product Description: Fictional character is an ontologically ambivalent category--at once a formal construct and a quasi-person--which lies at the heart of the life of textual fictions of all kinds. Character and Person explores that ambivalence by investigating not only the kinds of thing that character is but how it works to engage readers and the range of typologies through which it has been constructed in very different periods, media, and genres...read more

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9780198704515 | Oxford Univ Pr, June 17, 2014, cover price $89.00 | About this edition: Fictional character is an ontologically ambivalent category--at once a formal construct and a quasi-person--which lies at the heart of the life of textual fictions of all kinds.

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9780198778554 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 14, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Fictional character is an ontologically ambivalent category--at once a formal construct and a quasi-person--which lies at the heart of the life of textual fictions of all kinds.

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Product Description: In this book, Irmtraud Huber considers a wide range of contemporary novels to explore the variety of possibilities and effects of the use of the present tense, as well as investigating  the reasons for its popularity. By illustrating the complexity and sophistication of four different types of contemporary usage, Huber’s discussion goes some way towards refuting those critical voices which consider present-tense narration a passing fad and stylistic affectation...read more

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9781137562128 | Palgrave Macmillan, July 13, 2016, cover price $54.99 | About this edition: In this book, Irmtraud Huber considers a wide range of contemporary novels to explore the variety of possibilities and effects of the use of the present tense, as well as investigating  the reasons for its popularity.

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Product Description: This book is about the interaction between literary studies and the philosophy of literature. It features essays from internationally renowned and emerging philosophers and literary scholars, challenging readers to join them in taking seriously the notion of interdisciplinary study and forging forward in new and exciting directions of thought...read more
By Philip Gaydon (editor)

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9783319331461 | Palgrave Macmillan, November 3, 2016, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: This book is about the interaction between literary studies and the philosophy of literature.

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Product Description: In recent years, the biographical novel has become one of the most dominant literary forms-J.M. Coetzee, Margaret Atwood, Hilary Mantel, Colum McCann, Anne Enright, Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Carey, Russell Banks, and Julia Alvarez are just a few luminaries who have published stellar biographical novels...read more
By Michael Lackey (editor)

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9781501317996 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 3, 2016, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: In recent years, the biographical novel has become one of the most dominant literary forms-J.

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9781501318009 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 3, 2016), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: In recent years, the biographical novel has become one of the most dominant literary forms-J.

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Product Description: This unique book explores how the aesthetic and cultural movement “Steampunk” persuades audiences and wins new acolytes. Steampunk is an aesthetic style grounded in the Victorian era, in clothing and accoutrements modeled on a heightened and hyper-extended age of steam...read more
By Barry Brummett (editor)

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9781628460919 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, September 2, 2014, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: This unique book explores how the aesthetic and cultural movement “Steampunk” persuades audiences and wins new acolytes.

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9781496809759 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, November 1, 2016), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: This unique book explores how the aesthetic and cultural movement “Steampunk” persuades audiences and wins new acolytes.

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Product Description: Coming is a lyrical, erudite examination of the French notion of jouissance. How did jouissance evolve from referring to the pleasure of possessing a material thing (property, wealth) to the pleasure of orgasm, from appropriation to dis-appropriation, from consumption to consummation? The philosophers Adèle van Reeth and Jean-Luc Nancy engage in a lively dialogue, ranging from consumerism to video games to mysticism and from Spinoza, Hegel, andAugustine to the Marquis de Sade, Marguerite Duras, and Henry Miller...read more

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9780823273461 | Fordham Univ Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Coming is a lyrical, erudite examination of the French notion of jouissance.

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9780823273478 | Reprint edition (Fordham Univ Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Coming is a lyrical, erudite examination of the French notion of jouissance.

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Product Description: Socially, politically, and artistically, the 1950s make up an odd interlude between the first half of the twentieth century―still tied to the problems and orders of the Victorian era and Gilded Age―and the pervasive transformations of the later sixties...read more

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9781421420875 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Socially, politically, and artistically, the 1950s make up an odd interlude between the first half of the twentieth century―still tied to the problems and orders of the Victorian era and Gilded Age―and the pervasive transformations of the later sixties.

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Product Description: Standard literary criticism tends to either ignore or downplay the unorthodox tradition of black experimental writing that emerged in the wake of protests against colonization and Jim Crow-era segregation. Histories of African American literature likewise have a hard time accounting for the distinctiveness of experimental writing, which is part of a general shift in emphasis among black writers away from appeals for social recognition or raising consciousness...read more

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9781421415208 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, October 30, 2014, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Winner, 2016 William Sanders Scarborough Prize, Modern Language AssociationStandard literary criticism tends to either ignore or downplay the unorthodox tradition of black experimental writing that emerged in the wake of protests against colonization and Jim Crow–era segregation.

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9781421421209 | Reprint edition (Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Standard literary criticism tends to either ignore or downplay the unorthodox tradition of black experimental writing that emerged in the wake of protests against colonization and Jim Crow-era segregation.

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Product Description: This book identifies the ‘cognitive humanities’ with new approaches to literature and culture that engage with recent theories of the embodied mind in cognitive science. If cognition should be approached less as a matter of internal representation―a Cartesian inner theatre―than as a form of embodied action, how might cultural representation be rethought? What can literature and culture reveal or challenge about embodied minds? The essays in this book ask what new directions in the humanities open up when the thinking self is understood as a participant in contexts of action, even as extended beyond the skin...read more
By Peter Garratt (editor)

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9781137593283 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 13, 2016, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: This book identifies the ‘cognitive humanities’ with new approaches to literature and culture that engage with recent theories of the embodied mind in cognitive science.

In Molecular Red, McKenzie Wark creates philosophical tools for the Anthropocene, our new planetary epoch, in which human and natural forces are so entwined that the future of one determines that of the other. Wark explores the implications of Anthropocene through the story of two empires, the Soviet and then the American. The fall of the former prefigures that of the latter. From the ruins of these mighty histories, Wark salvages ideas to help us picture what kind of worlds collective labor might yet build. From the Russian revolution, Wark unearths the work of Alexander Bogdanov—Lenin’s rival—as well as the great Proletkult writer and engineer Andrey Platonov.The Soviet experiment emerges from the past as an allegory for the new organizational challenges of our time. From deep within the Californian military-entertainment complex, Wark retrieves Donna Haraway’s cyborg critique and science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson’s Martian utopia as powerful resources for rethinking and remaking the world that climate change has wrought. Molecular Red proposes an alternative realism, where hope is found in what remains and endures.

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9781781688274 | Verso Books, April 21, 2015, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: In Molecular Red, McKenzie Wark creates philosophical tools for the Anthropocene, our new planetary epoch, in which human and natural forces are so entwined that the future of one determines that of the other.

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9781784784089 | Verso Books, October 25, 2016, cover price $19.95
9780375753664, titled "Wildwood Wisdom" | Random House Inc, February 1, 2000, cover price $14.95 | also contains Wildwood Wisdom | About this edition: Wildwood Wisdom teaches ages old survival skills, including how to live off the land, put up a tipi, make buckskin clothes, build a bed in the woods and much more.

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Product Description: An award-winning scholar and author charts four hundred years of monsters and how they reflect the culture that created them Leo Braudy, a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, has won accolades for revealing the complex and constantly shifting history behind seemingly unchanging ideas of fame, war, and masculinity...read more

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9780300203806 | Yale Univ Pr, October 25, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: An award-winning scholar and author charts four hundred years of monsters and how they reflect the culture that created them Leo Braudy, a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, has won accolades for revealing the complex and constantly shifting history behind seemingly unchanging ideas of fame, war, and masculinity.

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Product Description: Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics situates Charles Baudelaire in the midst of 19th-century media culture. It offers a thorough study of the role of newspapers, photography, and precinematic devices in Baudelaire's writings, while also discussing the cultural history of these media generally...read more

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9781628924404, titled "Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics: The Gaze of the Flâneur and 19th-Century Media" | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 23, 2015, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics situates Charles Baudelaire in the midst of 19th-century media culture.

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9781501326448, titled "Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics: The Gaze of the Flâneur and 19th-century Media" | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 20, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Baudelaire's Media Aesthetics situates Charles Baudelaire in the midst of 19th-century media culture.

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