This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to literary studies, it engages with topics such as philosophy, science, race, gender, film, music, and ecology. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.
Orientalism and Reverse Orientalism in Literature and Film Beyond East and West
Homemaking for the Apocalypse Domesticating Horror in Atomic Age Literature & Media
Visual Representations of the Arctic Imagining Shimmering Worlds in Culture, Literature and Politics
Pluralism, Poetry, and Literacy A Test of Reading and Interpretive Techniques
Shakespeare and Accentism
Prison Writing and the Literary World Imprisonment, Institutionality and Questions of Literary Practice
Spatial Literary Studies Interdisciplinary Approaches to Space, Geography, and the Imagination
Trauma and Transformation in African Literature
Edited By Sharmani Patricia Gabriel, Bernard Wilson
June 18, 2021
Acknowledging the significance of Edward Said’s Orientalism for contemporary discourse, the contributors to this volume deconstruct, rearrange and challenge elements of his thesis, looking at the new conditions and opportunities offered by globalization. What can a renewed or reconceptualized ...
By Jill E. Anderson
April 22, 2021
In Homemaking for the Apocalypse, Jill E. Anderson interrogates patterns of Atomic Age conformity that controlled the domestic practices and private activities of Americans. Used as a way to promote security in a period rife with anxieties about nuclear annihilation and The Bomb, these narratives ...
Edited By Markku Lehtimäki, Arja Rosenholm, Vlad Strukov
March 31, 2021
Privileging the visual as the main method of communication and meaning-making, this book responds critically to the worldwide discussion about the Arctic and the North, addressing the interrelated issues of climate change, ethics and geopolitics. A multi-disciplinary, multi-modal exploration of the...
By William Franke
March 24, 2021
Self-reflection, as the hallmark of the modern age, originates more profoundly with Dante than with Descartes. This book rewrites modern intellectual history, taking Dante’s lyrical language in Paradiso as enacting a Trinitarian self-reflexivity that gives a theological spin to the birth of the ...
Edited By Silvia Schultermandl, Klaus Rieser
March 18, 2021
This edited collection applies kinship as an analytical concept to better understand the affective economies, discursive practices, and aesthetic dimensions through which cultural narratives of belonging establish a sense of intimacy and affiliation. In North American and European ethnic ...
By Xavier Kalck
March 18, 2021
Drawing from Medieval and Renaissance studies, analytic philosophy and pragmatism, Jewish studies, as well as ecocriticism and environmental humanities, this book demonstrates the consistent relationship between pluralism and literacy through the prism of poetry by confronting the history of ...
By Ivan Delazari
December 30, 2020
The title coinage of this book, stimulacra, refers to the fundamental capacity of literary narrative to stimulate our minds and senses by simulating things through words. Musical stimulacra are passages of fiction that readers are empowered to transpose into mental simulations of music. The book ...
Edited By Adele Lee
December 29, 2020
This collection explores the consequences of accentism—an under-researched issue that intersects with racism and classism—in the Shakespeare industry across languages and cultures, past and present. It adopts a transmedia and transhistorical approach to a subject that has been dominated by the ...
By Michael Borgstrom
December 15, 2020
Befriending the Queer Nineteenth Century: Curious Attachments addresses a longstanding question in literary and cultural studies: how can a case be made for the ongoing value of the humanities without an articulation of that field's social effects? In response, this book examines how readers "...
Edited By Michelle Kelly, Claire Westall
October 28, 2020
Prison Writing and the Literary World tackles international prison writingand writing about imprisonment in relation to questions of literary representationand formal aesthetics, the “value” or “values” of literature,textual censorship and circulation, institutional networks and ...
Edited By Robert T. Tally Jr.
October 21, 2020
Following the spatial turn in the humanities and social sciences, Spatial Literary Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Space, Geography, and the Imagination offers a wide range of essays that reframe or transform contemporary criticism by focusing attention, in various ways, on the dynamic ...
By J. Roger Kurtz
October 05, 2020
This book fills a gap in the field of contemporary trauma studies by interrogating the relevance of trauma for African literatures. Kurtz argues that a thoughtful application of trauma theory in relation to African literatures is in fact a productive exercise, and furthermore that the benefits of ...