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
BOOKS RECEIVED: Lucy Shelton Caswell and Jared Gardner, eds., “Drawing the Line: Comics Studies and INKS, 1994-1997” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Drawing the Line: Comics Studies and INKS, 19941997 collects some of the most important essays from INKS: Cartoon and Comic Art Studies, the first peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted exclusively to comics studies. The volume, edited by Lucy Shelton Caswell, the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Adrianna M. Paliyenko, “Genius Envy: Women Shaping French Poetic History, 1801-1900” (Penn State UP, 2016)
In Genius Envy, Adrianna M. Paliyenko uncovers a forgotten history: the multiplicity and diversity of nineteenth-century French womens poetic voices. Conservative critics of the time attributed the phenomenon of genius to masculinity and dismissed the work of female authors as… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Waylon Gary White Deer, “Touched by Thunder” (Left Coast Press, 2013)
Touched by Thunder is an extraordinary journey of remembering that deeply explores Indigenous experience through autobiography, story, song, poetry, and art. An honored artist and scholar, White Deer weaves an multilayered world of childhood and family, tribal communities, Indian boarding… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ian Williams, “The Bad Doctor: The Troubled Life and Times of Dr. Iwan James” (Penn State UP, 2015)
Meet Dr. Iwan James: cyclist, doctor, would-be lover, former heavy metal fan, and, above all, human being. Weighed down by his responsibilities—from diagnosing personality disorders to deciding who can hold a gun license—he doubts his ability to make decisions about… Read More
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