BOOKS RECEIVED: Jasper Bernes, “The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization (Post*45)”
A novel account of the relationship between postindustrial capitalism and postmodern culture, this book looks at American poetry and art of the last fifty years in light of the massive changes in people’s working lives. Over the last few decades,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Keridiana W. Chez, “Victorian Dogs, Victorian Men: Affect and Animals in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Victorian Dogs, Victorian Men: Affect and Animals in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture by Keridiana W. Chez is the first monograph located at the intersection of animal and affect studies to examine how gender is produced via the regulation of interspecies… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Steven Mailloux, “Rhetoric’s Pragmatism: Essays in Rhetorical Hermeneutics” (Penn State UP, 2017)
For over thirty years, Steven Mailloux has championed and advanced the field of rhetorical hermeneutics, a historically and theoretically informed approach to textual interpretation. This volume collects fourteen of his most recent influential essays on the methodology, plus an interview.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Debra A. Moddelmog and Martin Joseph Ponce, eds., “Samuel Steward and the Pursuit of the Erotic: Sexuality, Literature, Archives” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Samuel Steward and the Pursuit of the Erotic: Sexuality, Literature, Archives examines one of the most fascinating sexual renegades of the twentieth century and the social, cultural, pedagogical, and erotic projects with which he was engaged. This innovative collection, edited… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: M. R. James, “Four Ghost Stories: ‘Oh, Whistle, and Ill Come to You, My Lad;’ ‘An Episode of Cathedral History’; ‘Casting the Runes’; and ‘The Diary of Mr. Poynter’  (Penn State  UP, 2017)
This volume collects four of M. R. Jamess most beloved stories of the supernatural. These tales show how James redefined the ghost story and exemplify his connection to academia, antiquities, and medievalism, occupations that inspired and informed his fiction. Perfect… Read More
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