Literary Criticism and Theory
Childhood in the Shadow of War
Investigates the effects of war on children and children’s literature.
By considering the screenplay as a literary object worthy of critical inquiry, this volume breaks new ground in film studies.
The follow-up to The Arabian Nights Reader, this volume investigates the transnational features of the Arabian Nights.
The Culture of Contemporary American Children's Poetry
The first book-length study of contemporary American children’s poetry, Poetry’s Playground considers children’s poetry in relation to the wider scope of adult poetic discourse.
Modalities of Romantic Influence in Twentieth-Century Literature
The Monstrous Debt traces the diverse influences of the Romantics in twentieth-century literature, examining the ways in which twentieth-century writers have constructed their own versions of Romanticism.
An authoritative guide to research inspired by the Arabian Nights, containing sixteen influential essays.
Vacation, Magic, and the Attraction of Goethe
A study of the lure of Italy in German culture from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.
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Israel Zangwill’s Jewish Plays
Three plays by Israel Zangwill, a noted Jewish playwright, published together for the first time in their original form and accompanied by extensive scholarly commentary.
Anglophone Caribbean Immigrants in the Harlem Renaissance
This anthology is the first to fully integrate the political and literary writings of Anglophone Caribbean authors in the Harlem Renaissance.
Trauma and Displacement in Postwar German Jewish Writers
Examines the responses of German Jewish writers to the geographical and cultural displacement that is one of the lasting consequences of the Holocaust.
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Critical Essays on Philip Pullman's Trilogy
The first critical analysis of Philip Pullman’s cross-age fantasy trilogy.
Translator-Authors in the Age of Goethe
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.
Writing the Nineteenth-Century Nation
A study of the content, development, and transmission of German identity during the nineteenth century as Germany’s national narrative took shape in historical fiction and in both popular and academic history.
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The Emergence of Modern Hebrew Women’s Writing
A feminist study of the beginnings of modern Hebrew women’s writing.
Responding to thirty years of feminist fairy-tale scholarship, this book breaks new ground by rethinking important questions, advocating innovative approaches, and introducing woman-centered texts and traditions that have been ignored for too long.
This collection of thirteen essays by an international group of scholars focuses on the impact of the Protestant Reformation on Donne’s life, theology, poetry, and prose.
Novels and the Politics of Family Romance, Frances Burney to Jane Austen
The rise of the novel and of the ideal nuclear family was no mere coincidence, argues Susan C. Greenfield in this fascinating look at the construction of modern maternity.
Childbirth and the Fairy Tale in Early Modern France
Pregnant Fictions explores the complex role of pregnancy in early-modern tale-telling and considers how stories of childbirth were used to rethink gendered "truths" at a key moment in the history of ideas.
The Rhetoric and Poetics of John Oliver Killens
This first book-length study of John Oliver Killens aims to help secure his place in literary history and explores his creation of an inspiring Black vernacular art—one that ennobles people of African descent and urges their political liberation.
Fiction, Folktale, Theory
Analyzes how the folktale has influenced the development of narrative theory and how postmodern fiction has drawn on the folktale to experiment with diverse narrative concepts.