A distinctive urban publisher since 1941

Wayne State University Press

0 items
i

Language and Literature

Featured

Pages

Time's Visible Surface

Alois Riegl and the Discourse on History and Temporality in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna

Michael Gubser

Expands our understanding of Alois Riegl beyond his role as an art historian to a pivotal figure in cultural theory at large, while placing his interest in history and time within the intellectual world of fin-de-siècle Vienna.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: January 2006
ISBN: 9780814332085
eBOOK
Published: January 2006
ISBN: 9780814337462

"Gettin' Our Groove On"

Rhetoric, Language, and Literacy for the Hip Hop Generation

Kermit E. Campbell

A critical work on the African American vernacular tradition and its expression in contemporary Hip hop.

Paperback
Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814329252

Foreign Words

Translator-Authors in the Age of Goethe

Susan Bernofsky

A new perspective on the principal developments in translation practice and theory in Germany during the Age of Goethe with emphasis on the work of Goethe, Hölderlin, and Kleist as translators.

eBOOK
Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814337356

Fairy Tale Review

The Blue Issue #1

Edited by Kate Bernheimer

The inaugural issue of Fairy Tale Review, The Blue Issue features original fiction and poetry with the aesthetics of fairy tales.

eBOOK
Published: March 2005
ISBN: 9780814341704

The Modern Hebrew Poem Itself

A New and Updated Edition

Edited by Stanley Burnshaw, T. Carmi, Susan Glassman, Ariel Hirschfeld, and Ezra Spicehandler

A collection of modern Hebrew poetry that presents the poems in the original Hebrew, with an English phonetic transcription.

Paperback
Published: February 2003
ISBN: 9780814324851

Our Lives Are But Stories

Narratives of Tunisian-Israeli Women

Esther Schely-Newman

A rich analysis of how four Tunisian-Israeli women tell the stories of their lives, and a look at the implications for our own understanding of stories and the behavior of communication.

Hardback
Published: August 2002
ISBN: 9780814328767

Walter Benjamin and the Corpus of Autobiography

Gerhard Richter

Walter Benjamin and the Corpus of Autobiography is not merely the most extensive and insightful treatment of Benjamin 's autobiographical writings.

Paperback
Published: April 2002
ISBN: 9780814330838

Writing Humor

Creativity and the Comic Mind

Mary Ann Rishel

Learn how to expand the humor in your imagination into the most fulfilling and fun-filled genres in creative writing—from comedy to a satirical essay to a joke monologue—with the help of Writing Humor, the first textbook of its kind for college students.

Paperback
Published: April 2002
ISBN: 9780814329603
Hardback
Published: April 2002
ISBN: 9780814329597

Race and Ideology

Language, Symbolism, and Popular Culture

Edited by Arthur K. Spears

Race and Ideology proposes an understanding of racism as a divide-and-conquer mechanism.

Paperback
Published: September 1999
ISBN: 9780814324547
Hardback
Published: September 1999
ISBN: 9780814324530

Woman at the Window

Biblical Tales of Oppression and Escape

Nehama Aschkenasy

In this book, Aschkenasy analyzes the Woman at the Window image, allowing for new interpretation of the classic myths surrounding it.

Paperback
Published: October 1998
ISBN: 9780814326275
eBOOK
Published: October 1998
ISBN: 9780814340882

Walter Benjamin

An Intellectual Biography

Bernd Witte
Translated by James Rolleston

This book provides readers with the opportunity to survey the facts surrounding Benjamin's life and assess the interpretations of his texts.

Paperback
Published: June 1997
ISBN: 9780814320181

Let's Flip the Script

An African American Discourse on Language, Literature, and Learning

Keith Gilyard

An inspiring collection of personal essays about education, literacy, and freedom.

eBOOK
Published: October 1996
ISBN: 9780814336793

Women of the Word

Jewish Women and Jewish Writing

Edited by Judith R. Baskin

Women of the Word is part of an emerging effort to listen to the voices of Jewish women both past and present.

Paperback
Published: October 1994
ISBN: 9780814324233

Voices of the Self

A Study of Language Competence

Keith Gilyard

An exploration of the key issues of language education for African Americans.

Paperback
Published: July 1991
ISBN: 9780814322253
eBOOK
Published: July 1991
ISBN: 9780814339114

Las Literaturas Hispanicas

Introduccion a su estudio: Volumen 1

Evelyn Picon Garfield
Ivan A. Schulman

This versatile three-volume set is specifically designed to introduce students of Spanish to the literature of Spain and Latin America.

Paperback
Published: December 1990
ISBN: 9780814318638

Las Literaturas Hispanicas

Introduccion a su estudio: Volumen 2: Espana

Evelyn Picon Garfield
Ivan A. Schulman

Volumen 2: España is the second text in the series Las literaturas hispánicas: Introducción a su estudio.

Paperback
Published: December 1990
ISBN: 9780814318645

Las Literaturas Hispanicas

Introduccion a su estudio: Volumen 3: Hispanoamerica

Evelyn Picon Garfield
Ivan A. Schulman

In Volumen 3 of Las literaturas hispánicas: Introducción a su estudio, Evelyn Picon Garfield and Ivan A. Schulman include selections from more than forty Spanish American authors from the sixteenth century to the present day.

Paperback
Published: December 1990
ISBN: 9780814318652

Caesaris Augusti

Res Gestae et Fragmenta

Intro/Notes by Kenneth Scott, Margaret M. Ward and Robert S. Rogers
Revised by Herbert Benario

The Res Gestae and Fragmenta by Caesar Augustus annotated for beginning Latin students.

Paperback
Published: June 1990
ISBN: 9780814321386
eBOOK
Published: June 1990
ISBN: 9780814336564

Discourse and Discrimination

Edited by Geneva Smitherman-Donaldson and Teun A. van Dijk

Lingusitic and communicative dimensions of the propagation of racism through the media, everyday language, and the educational curriculum.

Paperback
Published: April 1988
ISBN: 9780814319581

Lovecraft

A Study in the Fantastic

Maurice Lévy
Translated by S. T. Joshi

Broader than a thematic study, however, Lévy's analysis is unique in his use of Lovecraft's work as a model for fantastic writing in general and in his provocative theory as to why Lovecraft wrote the sort of works he did.

Paperback
Published: March 1988
ISBN: 9780814319567

Pages