x/ex/exis

Raquel Salas Rivera

Written in the early days of the rise of world-wide fascism and the poet’s gender transition, x/ex/exis: poemas para la naciÓn/poems for the nation accepts the invitation to push poetic and gender imaginaries beyond the bounds set by nation. For Salas Rivera, the x marks Puerto Rican transness in a world that seeks trans death, denial, and erasure. Instead of justifying his existence, he takes up the flag of illegibility and writes an apocalyptic book that screams into an uncertain future, armed with nothing to lose.

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  • ISBN: 9780816544073
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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I Have Not Loved You With My Whole Heart

Cris Harris

Rich with boyhood remembrances of the Pacific Northwest of the 1970s through the 1990s, I Have Not Loved You With My Whole Heart is a memoir of trauma, healing, faith, and violence, told in overlapping personal essays that pull the reader through turning points in a household crowded with dysfunction, and toward the healing that comes after reconciliation. At the book's center is a conflicted and contradictory relationship between the author and his father, the Rev. Renne Harris, a heavy-handed, alcoholic, Episcopal priest who came out in the height of the AIDS crisis and died of HIV in 1995, but not before finding a measure of peace and acceptance.

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  • ISBN: 9780870711084
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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A Voice for Justice

Sharon Schuman

As an educator, speaker, deputy attorney general, and judge, David Schuman was known for his ability to clarify difficult legal concepts. According to James Egan, chief judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals, he was the “intellectual giant of our generation.” A Voice for Justice reveals how David Schuman’s unique jurisprudence came to be. His friends and associates knew that Oregon Supreme Court Justice Hans Linde convinced Schuman to turn to the Oregon Constitution rather than the federal one to protect individual rights. But even some of Schuman’s closest friends were unaware of his fiction, which provides a window into his deep capacity for empathy and casts new light on his ability to write elegant, sometimes funny, judicial opinions. His legal thinking also had deep roots in literature and political theory.           Schuman’s 672 judicial opinions are not just brilliant, but written so that anyone can understand them. Like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, he knew there was nothing to gain by communicating only to specialists. He wanted citizens to be able to make up their own minds about important issues.          A Voice for Justice brings together for the first time writings that span over fifty years. Lawyers and laypeople alike will appreciate Schuman’s lucid, engaging observations, which are highly relevant to our current anxieties about institutional racism and democracy under stress. The short stories, speeches, op-eds, articles, legal opinions, and dissents selected for this volume constitute a call to action for everyone to become voices for justice. Published in Cooperation with the University of Oregon's Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics

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  • ISBN: 9780870711107
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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On the Run

Catherine Doucette

On the Run is a collection of personal essays focused on the search for belonging. The essays chronicle the journey of a young woman looking for the shapes of home through outdoor sport, relationships, and remote landscapes.

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  • ISBN: 9780870713002
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Scaring the Bears

Gordon Johnston

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  • ISBN: 9780881467796
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

Robin Varnum

In July 1536, Álvar NÚÑez Cabeza de Vaca (c. 1490–1559) and three other survivors walked 2,500 miles from Texas, across northern Mexico, to Sonora and ultimately to Mexico City. Cabeza de Vaca’s account of this astonishing journey is now recognized as one of the great travel stories of all time. Robin Varnum’s biography, the first single-volume cradle-to-grave account of the explorer’s life in eighty years, tells the rest of the story.

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  • ISBN: 9780806168999
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Open Range

Darlis A. Miller

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  • ISBN: 9780806168968
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Deadly Dozen

Robert K. DeArment

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  • ISBN: 9780806168975
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Trojan Women

Euripides

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  • ISBN: 9781554814497
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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The Disenthralled Hosts of Freedom

David Grant

Walt Whitman wrote three distinct editions of Leaves of Grass before the Civil War. During those years he was passionately committed to party anti-slavery, and his unpublished tract The Eighteenth Presidency shows that he was fully attuned to the kind of rhetoric coming out of the new Republican party. This study explores how the prophecies of the pre–war Leaves of Grass relate to the prophecy of this new party. It seeks not only to ground Whitman’s work in this context but also to bring out features of party discourse that make it relevant to literary and cultural studies.

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  • ISBN: 9781609387525
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Novel Subjects

Leah A. Milne

In Novel Subjects, Leah Milne offers a new way to look at multicultural literature by focusing on scenes of writing in contemporary works by authors with marginalized identities. These scenes, she argues, establish authorship as a form of radical self-care—a term we owe to Audre Lorde, who defines self-care as self-preservation and “an act of political warfare.”

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  • ISBN: 9781609387624
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Bone Music

Joel Peckham

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  • ISBN: 9781622889129
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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When the Stars were Still Visible

Maria Mazziotti Gillan

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  • ISBN: 9781622889136
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Rabbit Heart

Ciara Shuttleworth

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  • ISBN: 9781622889174
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The House on Brown Street

Robert Lacy

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  • ISBN: 9781622889198
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Cognition, Cultural Moments, and the Literary March Toward Civil Rights

Michael E. O'Neill

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  • ISBN: 9781680532395
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Misfits and Me

Mandy Sayer

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  • ISBN: 9781742236100
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock / Wathint’Abafazi, Wathint’Imbokodo

Phyllis Klotz

An exploration of daily township life as seen through the eyes of three women trying to eke out a living in a racially, socially and economically unequal world where men are glaringly absent and state helicopters threaten overhead. It shows how these women work miracles to ensure the survival and wellbeing of their families at all cost.

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  • ISBN: 9781776147205
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Karl Kraus and the Discourse of Modernity

Ari Linden

Karl Kraus and the Discourse of Modernity reads the literary works of the Viennese satirist, journalist, and playwright Karl Kraus (1874–1936) alongside SØren Kierkegaard, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor Adorno.  

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  • ISBN: 9780810141636
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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Conversations with Angela Davis

Sharon Lynette Jones

Collected interviews with an influential educator, scholar, and activist, who is one of the most recognizable and iconic figures of the twentieth century

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  • ISBN: 9781496829580
  • Publication Date: Jul 2021
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