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  1. You Factory Folks Who Sing This Song Will Surely Understand

    Culture, Ideology, and Action in the Gastonia Novels of Myra Page, Grace Lumpkin, and Olive Dargin

    By Wes Mantooth

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Machine and Metaphor

    The Ethics of Language in American Realism

    By Jennifer C. Cook

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    American literary realism burgeoned during a period of tremendous technological innovation. Because the realists evinced not only a fascination with this new technology but also an ethos that seems to align itself with science, many have paired the two fields rather unproblematically. But this book...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Surviving the Crossing

    (Im)migration, Ethnicity, and Gender in Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein, and Nella Larsen

    By Jessica Rabin

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    By examining the fiction of three women modernists--Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein, and Nella Larsen--this book complicates binary paradigms of national, gender, and ethnic identities in the interwar period. In place of essentializing categories of identity, Jessica Rabin explores the liberating and...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Unsettled Narratives

    The Pacific Writings of Stevenson, Ellis, Melville and London

    By David Farrier

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    In the nineteenth-century Pacific, the production of a text of encounter occurred in tandem with the production of a settled space; asserting settler presence through the control of the space and the context of the encounter. Indigenous resistance therefore took place through modes of...

    Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Depression Glass

    Documentary Photography and the Medium of the Camera-Eye in Charles Reznikoff, George Oppen, and William Carlos Williams

    By Monique Vescia

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This interdisciplinary study examines the interrelations between the documentary poetics of "Objectivism" in the United States during the 1930s. Focusing on three volumes published by the Objectivist Press in 1934--Charles Reznikoff's Testimony, George Oppen's Discrete Series, and William Carlos...

    Published July 21st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Reading the Text That Isn't There

    Paranoia in the Nineteenth-Century Novel

    By Mike Davis

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Through a careful examination of the work of the canonical nineteenth-century novelists, Mike Davis traces conspiracies and conspiratorial fantasy from one narrative site to another....

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Poetry and Repetition

    Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens, John Ashbery

    By Krystyna Mazur

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book examines the function of repetition in the work of Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens and John Ashbery. All three poets extensively employ and comment upon the effects of repetition, yet represent three distinct poetics, considerably removed from one another in stylistic and historical terms....

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Economy of the Short Story in British Periodicals of the 1890s

    By Winnie Chan

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This materialist study of the short story’s development in three diverse magazines reveals how, at the dawn of modernism, commercial pressures prompted modernist formal innovation in popular magazines, whilst anti-commercial opacity paradoxically formed the basis of an effective marketing strategy...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Narrative in the Professional Age

    Transatlantic Readings of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, and George Eliot

    By Jennifer Cognard-Black

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Challenging previous studies that claim anxiety and antagonism between transatlantic Victorian authors, Jennifer Cognard-Black uncovers a model of reciprocal influence among three of the most popular women writers of the era. Combining analyses of personal correspondence and print culture with...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Visionary Dreariness

    Readings in Romanticism's Quotidian Sublime

    By Markus Poetzsch

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Visionary Dreariness: Readings in Romanticism’s Quotidian Sublime undertakes a reconceptualization of the theoretical and experiential framework of the Romantic sublime by shifting the focus from Burke’s and Kant’s prescriptions of natural vastness and grandeur to the narrower but no less wondrous...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge