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Waiting in the Wings: Portrait of a Queer Motherhood
Moraga, Cherríe

Cherríe Moraga, the celebrated Chicana lesbian writer, has crafted a jewel...

Staying Alive: A Survival Manual for the Liberal Arts
Fradenburg, L.O. Aranye

Staying Alive: A Survival Manual for the Liberal Arts...

The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature
Huang, Yunte
A panoramic vision of the Chinese literary landscape across the twentieth century.
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Beckett Writing Beckett: The Author in the Autograph
Abbott, H. Porter

Suppose that, before he is writing fiction, before he is writing drama,...

Women and Islam in Early Modern English Literature
Andrea, Bernadette

In this innovative study, Bernadette Andrea focuses on the...

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...

Protocols of Liberty
Warner, William

Protocols of Liberty offers an account of how, in the midst of a chronic political crisis, American Whigs seized the...

Forgetting Fathers
Marshall, David

In Forgetting Fathers, David Marshall weaves together the stories of his grandfather and great-grandfather with his...

Heroes and Saints & Other Plays
Moraga, Cherríe

Heroes and Saints & Other Plays is Chicana playwright Cherríe Moraga's premiere...

The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative
Abbott, H. Porter

What is narrative? How does it work and how does it shape our lives and the texts we read? H....

Loving in the War Years
Moraga, Cherríe

Weaving together poetry and prose, Spanish and English, family history and political theory, Loving in the War Years has been...

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

Brings together interrelated essays on aspects of oral...

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-...