First published in 1993, this book brings together Muriel Spark’s writings on the Brontë sisters, including a selection of their letters and a selection of Emily Brontë’s poems. Perceptively but unsentimentally, Spark considers the Brontës’ lives and works, including their generally disastrous attempts at teaching, and reflects on her own ......
The unheard history of how race and racism are constructed from sound and maintained through the listening ear. Race is a visual phenomenon, the ability to see "difference." At least that is what conventional wisdom has lead us to believe. Yet, The Sonic Color Line argues that American ideologies of white supremacy are just as dependent on ......
Recovering Stories of Mexican Peoplehood in U.S. Culture
Examines the cultural, political, and legal representations of Mexican Americans and the development of US capitalism and nationhood. From the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848 through the period of mass repatriation of US Mexican laborers in 1939, this book explores both Mexican-American and Anglo-American cultural production.
From Anne Rice's best-selling novels to our recurrent interest in vampires and the occult, the Gothic has an unyielding hold on our imagination. But what exactly does "Gothic" mean? How does it differ from "terror" or "horror," and where do its parameters lie? Through a wide and eclectic range of brief essays written by leading scholars, The ......
American Romanticism, Education, and Social Reform argues that American Transcendentalism was an attempt to institutionalize and popularize Romantic literary practice. The Transcendentalists tried to make Romantic education "the generating idea of society itself," so self-reliance needed to become a cultural practice available to everyone.
Hybridity, Appropriation, and Intertextuality in Gothic Storytelling
Through an examination of texts from diverse periods and media, Gothic Mash-Ups explores the role that appropriation and intertextuality play in Gothic storytelling. Building on recent scholarship on Gothic remix and adaptation, the contributors demonstrate that the Gothic is a fundamentally hybrid genre.
Editions, Translations, and (Trans)National Canons
This book examines the processes of editing and anthologizing as innovative contributions to the field of literary culture, analyzing how single-author editions and multi-author anthologies have created distinct reputations for Edgar Allan Poe. The book explores how Poe's editors, anthologizers, and translators continue to shape his global images.