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Whitman Possessed: Poetry, Sexuality, and Popular Authority
Maslan, Mark

Whitman has long been more than a celebrated American author...

Women's Suffrage Literature vol 1-6
Park, Sowon S

Few historical milestones paint a clearer picture of progress than women’s winning of the vote. Yet...

Authors in Court: Scenes from the Theater of Copyright
Rose, Mark

Through a series of vivid case studies, Authors in Court charts the 300-year-...

Vox intexta: Orality and Textuality in the Middle Ages
Pasternack, Carol Braun

Brings together interrelated essays on aspects of oral...

Shi: A Radical Reading of Chinese Poetry
Huang, Yunte

This book is not an attempt to grasp the "essence" of Chinese poetry, nor is it an endeavor to produce...

The Making of a Broadside Ballad
Griffin, Andrew

In the fall of 2013, we asked ourselves what we’d learn if we made a broadside ballad from the ground up; The...

Premodern Sexualities
Fradenburg, L.O. Aranye

Premodern Sexualities offers rigorous new approaches to current problems in the historiography of...

At the Risk of Seeming Ridiculous: Poems from Cuba Libre
Olguín, Ben

In the tradition of testimonial poets raúlrsalinas, Carolyn Forché, Luís...

Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence, Norton Critical Edition
Waid, Candace

The text of Wharton’s richly allusive Pulitzer Prize–winning...