BOOKS RECEIVED: Karen Raber and Monica Mattfeld, eds., “Performing Animals: History, Agency, Theater” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley From bears on the Renaissance stage to the equine pageantry of the nineteenth-century hunt, animals have been used in human-orchestrated entertainments throughout history. The essays in this volume present an array of case studies… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: James Phelan, “Somebody Telling Somebody Else: A Rhetorical Poetics of Narrative” (Ohio State UP, 2017)\
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In Somebody Telling Somebody Else, James Phelan proposes a paradigm shift for narrative theory, a turn from viewing narrative as a structure to viewing it as a rhetorical action in which a teller selectively… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jesus Rosales and Vanessa Fonseca. eds., “Spanish Perspectives on Chicano Literature: Literary and Cultural Essays” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In their comprehensive study Spanish Perspectives on Chicano Literature: Literary and Cultural Essays, editors Jess Rosales and Vanessa Fonseca provide a fresh set of perspectives on the field of Chicano literary and cultural studies.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Flore Chevaillier, “Divergent Trajectories: Interviews with Innovative Fiction Writers”  (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Divergent Trajectories: Interviews with Innovative Fiction Writers by Flore Chevaillier examines the aesthetic, political, philosophical, and cultural dimensions of contemporary fiction through a series of interviews with some of todays most cutting-edge fiction writers.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Kathryn M. Grossman, “Figuring Transcendence in Les Misrables: Hugo’s Romantic Sublime” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley First published in 1994, Figuring Transcendence in Les Misrables is a book-length study of Victor Hugos Les Misrables. Kathryn M. Grossmans authoritative command of Hugos work and Hugo criticism enables her to situate the… Read More
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