The Wongs of Beloit, Wisconsin

Beatrice McKenzie

Through family interviews, original photographs, and national records, Beatrice Loftus McKenzie traces the many lives of a resilient multigenerational family whose experiences parallel the complicated relationship between America and China in the twentieth century. 

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780299335946
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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The Celebration of Death in Contemporary Culture

Dina Khapaeva

Popular culture has reimagined death as entertainment and monsters as heroes, reflecting a profound contempt for the human race 

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  • ISBN: 9780472038947
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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The Land and the Days

Tracy Daugherty

As he mourns the loss of his parents, Daugherty reckons with his own mortality and finds himself confronting such fundamental questions as, How does individual consciousness develop? What can music, art, and literature teach us about life’s experiences? And finally, Is there a soul? The Land and the Days addresses these eternal questions with uncommon honesty and grace.  

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780806176239
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Carrying All before Her

Chelsea Phillips

Carrying All Before Her recovers the stories of six eighteenth-century celebrity actresses who performed during pregnancy, melding public and private, persona and person, and domestic and professional labor, and helping to shape wider social, medical, and political conversations about gender, sexuality, pregnancy, and motherhood. Their stories deepen our understanding of celebrity, and challenge notions of women’s agency and power in and beyond the professional theatre.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781644532485
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Shipwreck in the Early Modern Hispanic World

Carrie L. Ruiz

Shipwreck in the Early Modern Hispanic World examines portrayals of nautical disasters in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish literature and culture. The essays collected here showcase shipwreck’s symbolic deployment to question colonial expansion and transoceanic trade; to critique the Christian enterprise overseas; to signal the collapse of dominant social order; and to relay moral messages and represent socio-political debates.

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781684483716
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Brittany Murphy

Peter Shelley

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781476682594
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Put the Money in My Purse!

Judith A. Yates

  • Imprint: Exposit Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781476687643
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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In the Flesh

Erika Zimmermann Damer

This original look at the Roman love elegies of Propertius, Tibullus, and Ovid engages postmodern and new materialist feminist theory to assert the significance in the poems of human bodies in all their vulnerability, sexiness, and materiality. This analysis underscores the impact marginalized characters such as mistresses and enslaved individuals have on the genre.

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  • ISBN: 9780299318741
  • Publication Date: Jan 2022
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Tolkien, Enchantment, and Loss

John Rosegrant

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781606354353
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Middle & Junior High Core Collection (2022)

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781642658057
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Encountering the Sovereign Other

Miriam C. Brown Spiers

Science fiction often operates as either an extended metaphor for human relationships or as a genuine attempt to encounter the alien Other. Both types of stories tend to rehearse the processes of colonialism, in which a sympathetic protagonist encounters and tames the unknown. Despite this logic, Native American writers have claimed the genre as a productive space in which they can critique historical colonialism and reassert the value of Indigenous worldviews. Encountering the Sovereign Other proposes a new theoretical framework for understanding Indigenous science fiction, placing Native theorists like Vine Deloria Jr. and Gregory Cajete in conversation with science fiction theorists like Darko Suvin, David Higgins, and Michael Pinsky. In response to older colonial discourses, many contemporary Indigenous authors insist that readers acknowledge their humanity while recognizing them as distinct peoples who maintain their own cultures, beliefs, and nationhood. Here author Miriam C. Brown Spiers analyzes four novels by such authors, demonstrating how Indigenous science fiction expands the boundaries of the genre while reinforcing the relevance of Indigenous knowledge.  

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  • ISBN: 9781611864052
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Women Writing Jewish Modernity, 1919-1939

Allison Schachter

Focusing on interwar Hebrew and Yiddish writers, Allison Schachter illuminates how women authors leveraged prose fiction to challenge the patriarchal norms of Jewish textual authority, reconceptualize Jewish cultural belonging, and contribute to Jewish literary modernity.

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780810144378
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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England's Asian Renaissance

Su Fang Ng

England’s Asian Renaissance examines the often-subtle ways in which Asian cultures inflected the literature of early modern England, with an eye toward patterns of cross-cultural fertilization, mediation, and convergence. The collection moves away from hegemonic narratives of English cultural and political sovereignty to underscore the radically mobile nature of early modern culture.

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  • ISBN: 9781644532409
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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The Earliest African American Literatures

Zachary Hutchins

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781469665603
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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A Critical Collection on Alejandro Morales

Marc García-Martínez

The fourteen essays included in this compendium examine Morales' novels and short stories.

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780826363091
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950, Volume 1

Robert von Hallberg

The essays collected in both volumes of Evaluations of US Poetry since 1950 move away from esoteric literary criticism toward a more evaluative and speculative inquiry that will serve as the basis from which poets will be discussed and taught over the next half-century and beyond.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780826363138
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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The JFK Assassination Dissected

Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781476685113
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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George Westinghouse

William R. Huber

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781476686929
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Desire and Infinity in W. S. Merwin's Poetry

Feng Dong

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780807176115
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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Eugene O'Neill Remembered

Brenda Murphy

Eugene O'Neill Remembered is a collection of reminiscences by O'Neill's contemporaries, friends, and family that illuminate the life of one of America's most significant playwrights.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780817360450
  • Publication Date: Dec 2021
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