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  1. Between the Angle and the Curve

    Mapping Gender, Race, Space, and Identity in Willa Cather and Toni Morrison

    By Danielle Russell

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    In this study, Russell explores the ways in which Willa Cather and Toni Morrison subvert the textual expectations of gendered geography and push against the boundaries of the official canon. As Russell demonstrates, the unique depictions Cather and Morrison create of the American...

    Published June 15th 2009 by Routledge

  2. The Subject of Race in American Science Fiction

    By Sharon DeGraw

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    While the connections between science fiction and race have largely been neglected by scholars, racial identity is a key element of the subjectivity constructed in American SF. In his Mars series, Edgar Rice Burroughs primarily supported essentialist constructions of racial identity, but also...

    Published June 15th 2009 by Routledge

  3. The Spell Cast by Remains

    The Myth of Wilderness in Modern American Literature

    By Patricia Ross

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Examining the constituting mechanism of the American wilderness myth in Modern American literature, Patricia Ross probes the various purposes for which 'wilderness' is constructed. Considering the work of Hemingway, Faulkner, and Cather, she states that the idea of wilderness is just that, an idea,...

    Published June 15th 2009 by Routledge

  4. The Politics of Melancholy from Spenser to Milton

    By Adam Kitzes

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    During the so-called "Age of Melancholy," many writers invoked both traditional and new conceptualizations of the disease in order to account for various types of social turbulence, ranging from discontent and factionalism to civil war. Writing about melancholy became a way to explore both the...

    Published June 15th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Female Embodiment and Subjectivity in the Modernist Novel

    The Corporeum of Virginia Woolf and Olive Moore

    By Renée Dickinson

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This study considers the work of two experimental British women modernists writing in the tumultuous interwar period--Virginia Woolf and Olive Moore--by examining four crucial incarnations of female embodiment and subjectivity: female bodies, geographical imagery, national ideology and textual...

    Published June 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  6. Cosmopolitan Culture and Consumerism in Chick Lit

    By Caroline J. Smith

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Cosmopolitan Culture and Consumerism in Chick Lit focuses on the literary phenomenon popularly known as chick lit, and the way in which this genre interfaces with magazines, self-help books, romantic comedies, and domestic-advice publications. This recent trend in women’s popular fiction, which...

    Published April 28th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Misery's Mathematics

    Mourning, Compensation, and Reality in Antebellum American Literature

    By Peter Balaam

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book reveals the strain of a moment in American cultural history that led several remarkable writers -- including Emerson, Warner, and Melville -- to render the stark rupture of loss in innovative ways. Pushing Protestant culture's sense of loss into secular terrain, these three key...

    Published January 25th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Contested Masculinities

    Crises in Colonial Male Identity from Joseph Conrad to Satyajit Ray

    By Nalin Jayasena

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Exploring how English masculinity - that was so contingent on the relative health of the British imperial project - negotiated the decline and ultimate dissolution of the empire by the middle of the twentieth century, this book argues that by defining itself in relation to indigenous...

    Published December 10th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Transatlantic Engagements with the British Eighteenth Century

    By Pamela J. Albert

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Transatlantic Engagements with the British Eighteenth Century revisits eighteenth-century cultural artifacts through the lens of creative works produced by contemporary writers Beryl Gilroy (Guyana), Derek Walcott (St. Lucia), Wole Soyinka (Nigeria), and David Dabydeen (Guyana). While early studies...

    Published November 12th 2007 by Routledge

  10. William Morris and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

    By Andrea Elizabeth Donovan

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, founded by artist and craftsman William Morris in 1877, sought to preserve the integrity of historic buildings by preventing unnecessary repairs and additions. William Morris's intention and that of the SPAB, as outlined by the original manifesto...

    Published October 29th 2007 by Routledge