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Cognitive Disability Aesthetics: Visual Culture, Disability Representations, and the (In)Visibility of Cognitive Difference
Cognitive Disability Aesthetics: Visual Culture, Disability Representations, and the (In)Visibility of Cognitive Difference
By Benjamin Fraser

Cognitive Disability Aesthetics explores the invisibility of cognitive disability in theoretical, historical, social, and cultural contexts.

Available Jan 2018
Devastation and Laughter: Satire, Power, and Culture in the Early Soviet State (1920s1930s)
Devastation and Laughter: Satire, Power, and Culture in the Early Soviet State (1920s–1930s)
By Annie Gérin

In Devastation and Laughter, Annie Gérin explores the use of satire in the visual arts, the circus, theatre, and cinema under Lenin and Stalin.

Available Jan 2018
Objects Observed: The Poetry of Things in Twentieth-Century France and America
Objects Observed: The Poetry of Things in Twentieth-Century France and America
By John C. Stout

Objects Observed explores the central place given to the object by a number of poets in France and in America in the twentieth century.

Available Jan 2018
Ukrainian Epic and Historical Song: Folklore in Context
Ukrainian Epic and Historical Song: Folklore in Context
By Natalie Kononenko

Natalie Kononenko’s expert translation and analysis of Ukrainian epics provides a sweeping social history of folklore that is vital to Ukrainian identity.

Available Jan 2018
Undoing Babel: The Tower of Babel in Anglo-Saxon Literature
Undoing Babel: The Tower of Babel in Anglo-Saxon Literature
By Tristan Major

Undoing Babel is the first extensive examination of the development of the Babel narrative amongst Anglo-Saxon authors from late antiquity to the eleventh century.

Available Dec 2017
American Little Magazines of the Fin de Siecle: Art, Protest, and Cultural Transformation
American Little Magazines of the Fin de Siecle: Art, Protest, and Cultural Transformation
By Kirsten MacLeod

In American Little Magazines of the Fin de Siecle, Kirsten MacLeod examines the rise of a new print media form – the little magazine – and its relationship to the transformation of American cultural life at the turn of the twentieth century.

Available Dec 2017
Marking Time: Romanticism and Evolution
Marking Time: Romanticism and Evolution
Edited by Joel Faflak

Marking Time, edited by Joel Faflak, analyses prevailing notions of evolution by tracing its origins to the literary, scientific, and philosophical discourses of the long nineteenth century.

Available Dec 2017
Measured Words: Computation and Writing in Renaissance Italy
Measured Words: Computation and Writing in Renaissance Italy
By Arielle Saiber

Measured Words investigates the rich commerce between computation and writing that proliferated in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy.

Available Dec 2017
The Prison of Love: Romance, Translation, and the Book in the Sixteenth Century
The Prison of Love: Romance, Translation, and the Book in the Sixteenth Century
By Emily C. Francomano

In The Prison of Love, Emily Francomano offers the first comparative study of this sixteenth-century work as a transcultural, humanist fiction.

Available Dec 2017
Spanish Modernism and the Poetics of Youth: From Miguel de Unamuno to La Joven Literatura
Spanish Modernism and the Poetics of Youth: From Miguel de Unamuno to La Joven Literatura
By Leslie J. Harkema

In Spanish Modernism and the Poetics of Youth: From Miguel de Unamuno to La Joven Literatura, Leslie J. Harkema analyzes the literature of the modernist period in Spain in light of the emergence of youth culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Available Dec 2017