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Abolitionist Geographies

Abolitionist Geographies

Martha Schoolman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680740
eISBN:
9781452948744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680740.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Traditional narratives of the period leading up to the Civil War are invariably framed in geographical terms. The sectional descriptors of the North, South, and West, like the wartime categories of ... More

The American Isherwood

The American Isherwood

James J. Berg and Chris Freeman (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683611
eISBN:
9781452949291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683611.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Novelist, memoirist, diarist, and gay pioneer Christopher Isherwood left a wealth of writings. Known for his crisp style and his camera-like precision with detail, Isherwood gained fame for his ... More

Animal StoriesNarrating across Species Lines

Animal Stories: Narrating across Species Lines

Susan McHugh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670321
eISBN:
9781452947297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670321.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Beginning with a historical account of why animal stories pose endemic critical challenges to literary and cultural theory, this book argues that key creative developments in narrative form became ... More

Antebellum at SeaMaritime Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century America

Antebellum at Sea: Maritime Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century America

Jason Berger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677061
eISBN:
9781452947846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677061.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In the antebellum years, the Western world’s symbolic realities were expanded and challenged as merchant, military, and scientific activity moved into Pacific and Arctic waters. This book explores ... More

At the Borders of SleepOn Liminal Literature

At the Borders of Sleep: On Liminal Literature

Peter Schwenger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679751
eISBN:
9781452948539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679751.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

At the Borders of Sleep investigates a liminal or threshold state between two fundamental modes of human consciousness, the waking state and the sleeping one–which are not as distinct from one ... More

Capital FictionsThe Literature of Latin America's Export Age

Capital Fictions: The Literature of Latin America's Export Age

Ericka Beckman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679195
eISBN:
9781452948317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679195.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Between 1870 and 1930, Latin American countries were incorporated into global capitalist networks like never before, mainly as exporters of raw materials and importers of manufactured goods. During ... More

Celebrating BirdThe Triumph of Charlie Parker

Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker

Gary Giddins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690411
eISBN:
9781452949536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690411.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Within days of Charlie “Bird” Parker’s death at the age of thirty-four, a scrawled legend began appearing on walls around New York City: Bird Lives. Gone was one of the most outstanding jazz ... More

Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership

Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership

Erica R. Edwards

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675456
eISBN:
9781452947488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675456.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Social and political change is impossible in the absence of gifted male charismatic leadership—this is the fiction that shaped African American culture throughout the twentieth century. If we ... More

The Child to ComeLife After the Human Catastrophe

The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe

Rebekah Sheldon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689873
eISBN:
9781452955186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689873.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Child to Come reads American culture from the 1960s to the present as a period in which the anxious apprehension of nonhuman vitality has sought alleviation in the figure of the child. Yet the ... More

Comparative Textual MediaTransforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era

Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era

N. Katherine Hayles and Jessica Pressman (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680030
eISBN:
9781452948546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680030.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that the humanities may be re-invigorated by adopting a comparative media framework as a basis for curricula re-design, faculty scholarship, and student-oriented learning. With ... More

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