English Literature (20th & 21st Century)

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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 Mar 2018
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 Jan 2018
Recalling Recitation in the Americas: Borderless Curriculum, Performance Poetry, and Reading
Recalling Recitation in the Americas: Borderless Curriculum, Performance Poetry, and Reading
By Janet Neigh

Recalling Recitation in the Americas focuses on the unexplored relationship between education history and literary form and establishes the far-reaching effects of poetry memorization and recitation on the development of modern performance poetry in North America.

Available Dec 2017
Useless Joyce: Textual Functions, Cultural Appropriations
Useless Joyce: Textual Functions, Cultural Appropriations
By Tim Conley

Tim Conley’s Useless Joyce provocatively analyses Joyce’s Ulysses and Finnegans Wake and takes the reader on a journey exploring the perennial question of the usefulness of literature and art.

Available Nov 2017
Literary / Liberal Entanglements: Toward a Literary History for the Twenty-First Century
Literary / Liberal Entanglements: Toward a Literary History for the Twenty-First Century
Edited by Corrinne Harol and Mark Simpson

In Literary/Liberal Entanglements, Corinne Harol and Mark Simpson bring together ten essays by scholars from a wide range of fields in English studies in order to interrogate the complex, entangled relationship between the history of literature and the history of liberalism.

Published Aug 2017
Bernard Shaw and William Archer
Bernard Shaw and William Archer
Edited by Thomas Postlewait

Bernard Shaw and William Archer is the final volume in the series on the Selected Correspondence of Bernard Shaw. The two colleagues loved to debate with one another in public, and these feisty arguments regularly carried over to the letters, which bear witness to the vital partnership between a theatre critic and a playwright.

Published Aug 2017
Northrop Frye's Uncollected Prose
Northrop Frye's Uncollected Prose
By Northrop Frye
Edited by Robert D. Denham

Northrop Frye’s Uncollected Prose offers valuable insight into Frye’s early life, his research methodology, and thought process, and is further proof of the remarkable depth and range of his work.

Published May 2015
Northrop Frye and American Fiction:
Northrop Frye and American Fiction:
By Claude Le Fustec

Claude Le Fustec presents insightful readings of the presence of transcendence and biblical imagination in canonical novels by American writers ranging from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Toni Morrison.

Published Jan 2015
Transforming Kafka: Translation Effects
Transforming Kafka: Translation Effects
By Patrick O’Neill

Patrick O’Neill approaches five of Kafka’s novels and short stories by considering the many translations of each work as a single, multilingual “macrotext.”

Published Dec 2014
Bernard Shaw and Gilbert Murray
Bernard Shaw and Gilbert Murray
Edited by Charles A. Carpenter

This collection of 171 letters, most never before published, finally makes the fascinating Shaw/Murray correspondence available.

Published Jun 2014