Literary Criticism and Theory
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.
Walter Benjamin and the Corpus of Autobiography is not merely the most extensive and insightful treatment of Benjamin 's autobiographical writings.
A timely reissue of Emma Wolf's 1892 novel, which boldly interrogates the implications of Jewish-Christian marriage and examines the role of the "new woman" within the traditions of the Jewish home.
Essays on Franz Kafka
The Myth of Power and the Self brings together Walter Sokel's most significant essays on Kafka written over a period of thirty-one years, 1966-1997.
Subversive Comedy in Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, and Jane Austen
An examination of comedy and feminism in the works of early women British novelists.
Essays on the Writings of James Vi and I
Sixteen leading scholars explore the richness of King James's work from a variety of perspectives, and in so doing seek to establish monarchic writing as an important genre in its own right.
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.
Shakespeare, Macbeth, and the Cultural Moment
By demonstrating fundamental connections between audience reaction then and the use of computers today, Renaissance scholar Arthur Kinney explores the cultural moment of one of Shakespeare's most popular tragedies.
An examination of "the monster" in Italian culture and its evolution from the medieval period to the twentieth century.
Humor in Borges studies the humor embedded in the fiction of the serious and metaphysical literary figure, Jorge Luis Borges.
Called the "Quintessence of the Baroque" and "Bridge to the Enlightenment," Mexican writer and nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz has also been celebrated as the "First Feminist of the New World." Feminist Perspectives on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz fills a gap
This volume explores the dynamics of cultural memory in a variety of contexts.
An Eric Walrond Reader
A new anthology of works by a major writer from the New Negro Movement.
A Study of a Peculiar People
This volume brings back to print the 1895 edition of Children of the Ghetto, the latest American version known to have been corrected by the author.
Israeli Poetry and the Bible
Does David Still Play Before You? explores the ways that contemporary Israeli poets have made use of images from the Bible in their poetry.
A Dramatic Construction of Time and Place
This text examines the multiple narrative perspectives Donoso presents and traces a transformation in Donoso's works from complex stage performance to political forum.
Jewish Women and Jewish Writing
Women of the Word is part of an emerging effort to listen to the voices of Jewish women both past and present.
Politics and Poetics in the Life of Frances E. W. Harper, 1825-1911
In this important study, poet Melba Joyce Boyd analyzes Harper not simply as a feminist and an activist, but as a writer.
Essays on Jewish Humor
Jewish Wry examines the development of Jewish humor in a series of essays on topics that range from Sholom Aleichem's humor to Jewish comediennes through to the humor of Philip Roth.
A Study in the Fantastic
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.