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Abolitionist Geographies

Abolitionist Geographies

Martha Schoolman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680740
eISBN:
9781452948744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680740.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Traditional narratives of the period leading up to the Civil War are invariably framed in geographical terms. The sectional descriptors of the North, South, and West, like the wartime categories of ... More

The American Isherwood

The American Isherwood

James J. Berg and Chris Freeman (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683611
eISBN:
9781452949291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683611.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Novelist, memoirist, diarist, and gay pioneer Christopher Isherwood left a wealth of writings. Known for his crisp style and his camera-like precision with detail, Isherwood gained fame for his ... More

Animal StoriesNarrating across Species Lines

Animal Stories: Narrating across Species Lines

Susan McHugh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670321
eISBN:
9781452947297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670321.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Beginning with a historical account of why animal stories pose endemic critical challenges to literary and cultural theory, this book argues that key creative developments in narrative form became ... More

Antebellum at SeaMaritime Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century America

Antebellum at Sea: Maritime Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century America

Jason Berger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677061
eISBN:
9781452947846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677061.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In the antebellum years, the Western world’s symbolic realities were expanded and challenged as merchant, military, and scientific activity moved into Pacific and Arctic waters. This book explores ... More

At the Borders of SleepOn Liminal Literature

At the Borders of Sleep: On Liminal Literature

Peter Schwenger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679751
eISBN:
9781452948539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679751.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

At the Borders of Sleep investigates a liminal or threshold state between two fundamental modes of human consciousness, the waking state and the sleeping one–which are not as distinct from one ... More

Capital FictionsThe Literature of Latin America's Export Age

Capital Fictions: The Literature of Latin America's Export Age

Ericka Beckman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679195
eISBN:
9781452948317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679195.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Between 1870 and 1930, Latin American countries were incorporated into global capitalist networks like never before, mainly as exporters of raw materials and importers of manufactured goods. During ... More

Celebrating BirdThe Triumph of Charlie Parker

Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker

Gary Giddins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690411
eISBN:
9781452949536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690411.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Within days of Charlie “Bird” Parker’s death at the age of thirty-four, a scrawled legend began appearing on walls around New York City: Bird Lives. Gone was one of the most outstanding jazz ... More

Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership

Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership

Erica R. Edwards

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675456
eISBN:
9781452947488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675456.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Social and political change is impossible in the absence of gifted male charismatic leadership—this is the fiction that shaped African American culture throughout the twentieth century. If we ... More

The Child to ComeLife After the Human Catastrophe

The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe

Rebekah Sheldon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689873
eISBN:
9781452955186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689873.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Child to Come reads American culture from the 1960s to the present as a period in which the anxious apprehension of nonhuman vitality has sought alleviation in the figure of the child. Yet the ... More

Comparative Textual MediaTransforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era

Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era

N. Katherine Hayles and Jessica Pressman (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680030
eISBN:
9781452948546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680030.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that the humanities may be re-invigorated by adopting a comparative media framework as a basis for curricula re-design, faculty scholarship, and student-oriented learning. With ... More

Computing as Writing

Computing as Writing

Daniel Punday

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816696994
eISBN:
9781452953601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696994.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Writing has long been used as a metaphor to understand computing. From the virtual desktop of modern operating systems to the way we name portable devices (the notebook computer, the iPad), writing ... More

CorridorMedia Architectures in American Fiction

Corridor: Media Architectures in American Fiction

Kate Marshall

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679270
eISBN:
9781452947815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679270.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Corridor: Media Architectures in American Fiction asks what happens to the kinds of persons inhabiting the richly material landscapes of American realist and naturalist fiction of the late nineteenth ... More

Creole MedievalismColonial France and Joseph Bédier's Middle Ages

Creole Medievalism: Colonial France and Joseph Bédier's Middle Ages

Michelle R. Warren

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665259
eISBN:
9781452946498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665259.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Joseph Bédier (1864–1938) was one of the most famous scholars of his day. He held prestigious posts and lectured throughout Europe and the United States, an activity unusual for an academic of his ... More

Dead Letters SentQueer Literary Transmission

Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission

Kevin Ohi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694778
eISBN:
9781452950754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694778.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Literary texts that address tradition and the transmission of knowledge often seem concerned less with preservation than with loss, recurrently describing scenarios of what author Kevin Ohi terms ... More

DiaboliquesSix Tales of Decadence

Diaboliques: Six Tales of Decadence

Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816696895
eISBN:
9781452952369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696895.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This new translation of Barbey d’Aurevilly’s Les Diaboliques, first published in 1874, aims to re-introduce Barbey to Anglophone readers. The six stories are highly dramatic, psychologically intense ... More

Each Hour RedeemTime and Justice in African American Literature

Each Hour Redeem: Time and Justice in African American Literature

Daylanne K. English

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679898
eISBN:
9781452948553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679898.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Each Hour Redeem will be the first monograph to focus on how time has been represented materially, politically, and philosophically throughout the African American literary tradition. It therefore ... More

Ecology without CultureAesthetics for a Toxic World

Ecology without Culture: Aesthetics for a Toxic World

Christine L. Marran

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517901585
eISBN:
9781452958781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901585.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In Ecology without Culture, Christine L. Marran introduces biotropes—material and semiotic figures that exist for human perception—to navigate how and why the material world has proven to be an ... More

An Errant EyePoetry and Topography in Early Modern France

An Errant Eye: Poetry and Topography in Early Modern France

Tom Conley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669646
eISBN:
9781452946573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669646.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book studies how topography, the art of describing local space and place, developed literary and visual form in early modern France. Arguing for a “new poetics of space” ranging throughout ... More

The Essential Ellen Willis

The Essential Ellen Willis

Ellen Willis

Nona Willis Aronowitz (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book gathers writings that span forty years and are both deeply engaged with the times in which they were first published and yet remain fresh and relevant amid today’s seemingly intractable ... More

Eugenic FeminismReproductive Nationalism in the United States and India

Eugenic Feminism: Reproductive Nationalism in the United States and India

Asha Nadkarni

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689903
eISBN:
9781452949284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689903.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Asha Nadkarni contends that whenever feminists lay claim to citizenship based on women’s biological ability to “reproduce the nation,” they are participating in a eugenic project—sanctioning ... More

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