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"Black People Are My Business"

Toni Cade Bambara's Practices of Liberation

Thabiti Lewis

Exploration of Bambara’s practices of liberation that encourage resistance to oppression and solidarity.

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Available September 2020
ISBN: 9780814346075
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Available September 2020
ISBN: 9780814344293
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Available September 2020
ISBN: 9780814344316

Re-Orienting the Fairy Tale

Contemporary Adaptations across Cultures

Edited by Mayako Murai and Luciana Cardi

New approaches to decenter Eurocentric perspectives in fairy tales and lift up storytelling cultures across the globe.

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Available August 2020
ISBN: 9780814345351
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Available August 2020
ISBN: 9780814345368
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Available August 2020
ISBN: 9780814345375

101 Middle Eastern Tales and Their Impact on Western Oral Tradition

Ulrich Marzolph

A comprehensive exploration of the Middle Eastern roots of Western narrative tradition.

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Available August 2020
ISBN: 9780814347744
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Available August 2020
ISBN: 9780814347737
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Available August 2020
ISBN: 9780814347751

The Broken Spell

Indian Storytelling and the Romance Genre in Persian and Urdu

Pasha M. Khan

Reconstructs Indian storytellers’ lives and performance methods while recovering the marginalized worldview that popularized their art form.

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Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814345986
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Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814345993
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Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814346006

No Place in Time

The Hebraic Myth in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Sharon B. Oster

An exploration of the temporal function that "the Jew" plays in literature.

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Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345825
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Published: November 2018
ISBN: 9780814345832

Witness Through the Imagination

Jewish American Holocaust Literature

S. Lillian Kremer

A critical reading of themes and stylistic strategies of major American Holocaust fiction to determine its capacity to render the prelude, progress, and aftermath of the Holocaust.

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Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343937
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Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343944

The Genocidal Gaze

From German Southwest Africa to the Third Reich

Elizabeth R. Baer

Examines literature and art to reveal the German genocidal gaze in Africa and the Holocaust.

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Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343852
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Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814344385
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Published: November 2017
ISBN: 9780814343869

The Pleasures of Metamorphosis

Japanese and English Fairy Tale Transformations of "The Little Mermaid"

Lucy Fraser

Analysis of the mermaid in Japanese and English fairy tales through the framework of pleasure.

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Published: June 2017
ISBN: 9780814342442
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Published: June 2017
ISBN: 9780814342459

Relief after Hardship

The Ottoman Turkish Model for The Thousand and One Days

Ulrich Marzolph

Contributes to the history of Middle Eastern narrative lore and its impact on Western tradition.

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Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814342770
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Published: April 2017
ISBN: 9780814342763

Mother Goose Refigured

A Critical Translation of Charles Perrault’s Fairy Tales

Christine A. Jones

Mother Goose Refigured presents annotated translations of Charles Perrault’s 1697 fairy tales that attend to the irony and ambiguity in the original French and provide a fresh take on heroines and heroes that have become household names in North America.

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Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9780814338926
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Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9780814338933

Cinderella across Cultures

New Directions and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Edited by Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère, Gillian Lathey, Monika Wozniak

Examines the tale of Cinderella as a fascinating, multilayered, and ever-changing story constantly reinvented in different media and traditions.

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Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814341551
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Published: June 2016
ISBN: 9780814341568

Acts of Angry Writing

On Citizenship and Orientalism in Postcolonial India

Alessandra Marino

Analyzes women's activist writings to shed light on contemporary struggles for substantive citizenship in India.

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Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814340578
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Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814340585

Reconfiguring Citizenship and National Identity in the North American Literary Imagination

Kathy-Ann Tan

Explores how traditional notions of citizenship are contested and altered through literature.

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Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814341407
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Published: December 2015
ISBN: 9780814341414

From Dog Bridegroom to Wolf Girl

Contemporary Japanese Fairy-Tale Adaptations in Conversation with the West

Mayako Murai

Brings contemporary Japanese literary and artistic fairy-tale adaptations into conversation with Euro-American feminist fairy-tale re-creation and scholarship.

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Published: November 2015
ISBN: 9780814339497
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Published: November 2015
ISBN: 9780814339503

The Politics of Magic

DEFA Fairy-Tale Films

Qinna Shen

The first comprehensive, critical, book-length treatment of the live-action fairy-tale films from former East Germany.

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Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814339039
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Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9780814339046
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Survivors and Exiles

Yiddish Culture after the Holocaust

Jan Schwarz

Studies the variety, scope, and character of Yiddish culture in different geographical centers after the Holocaust.

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Published: May 2015
ISBN: 9780814339053
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Published: May 2015
ISBN: 9780814339060

Jewish Women Writers in Britain

Edited by Nadia Valman

Explores the long and rich history of Jewish women writers in Britain from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.

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Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814332382
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Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814339145
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Erotic Infidelities

Love and Enchantment in Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber

Kimberly J. Lau

Explores the peculiar enchantments at the heart of Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and Carter’s commitment to imagining unforeseen possibilities for heterosexual love and desire.

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Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814339336
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Published: December 2014
ISBN: 9780814339343

Disability, Deformity, and Disease in the Grimms' Fairy Tales

Ann Schmiesing

A pioneering look at portrayals of disability, deformity, and disease in the Grimms’ Children’s and Household Tales within a sociohistorical framework and from a disability studies perspective.

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Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780814338414
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Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780814338421
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Channeling Wonder

Fairy Tales on Television

Edited by Pauline Greenhill and Jill Terry Rudy

Investigates a wide range of fairy tales on television, stretching into the twenty-first century and across the world.

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Published: October 2014
ISBN: 9780814339220
eBOOK
Published: October 2014
ISBN: 9780814339237

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