Literature and Literary Criticism

Drama According to Alexander Bakshy, 1916-1946

Author: 

Russo, James R.-an independent scholar. He holds a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University and has taught theater and drama courses there and at the University of Richmond.

A Russian Jew who spent most of his life in England and America, Alexander Bakshy (1885-1949) was a theater critic and literary translator. He was also an innovative theorist who applied to theater the discourse of self-reflexive modernism, prizing anti-illusionist medium-awareness. Indeed, he was something of a pioneer in the area of “spectatorship” and medium-awareness, going so far as to argue in favor of the modernist idea of overt presentationalism on stage as opposed to disingenuous representationalism.

Market: 
Performing Arts, Theater, Literature, Russia, Modernism
Release Date: 
September 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532760 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
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6x9
Pages: 
212
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Human Journeys and the Quest for Knowledge in African Writing

Author: 

Pouille, Adrien-teaches French, Francophone, and African literatures and cinemas at Wabash College, in Indiana

Credentials: 

He has contributed to The Obama Phenomenon: Change We Can (2011) and African Cultural Production and The Question of Humanism (2019). He co-authored, A Saafi-Saafi (Sébikotane Variety) and English/French Dictionary (2016).

In Human Journeys and the Quest for Knowledge in African Writing, Adrien Pouille aims to expand the conversation on what human journeys may signify in the African context with several oral and modern narratives. As one of the main informants about African migration, popular journalism has propagated a traumatic and materialistic view of African temporal and spatial movements. Such a reductive conception of the African journeys can also be found on the continent, where leaving home, to the West in particular, may be viewed by many as a quest for nothing more than economic prosperity.

Market: 
Literature, Political Science, African Studies, Migration, Africa, Immigration, Identity Studies, Journalism
Release Date: 
September 1, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680532814
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Cognition, Cultural Moments, and the Literary March Toward Civil Rights

Author: 

O’Neill, Michael holds a J.D. from Yale University and a Ph.D. in English from The George Washington University. He has practiced law as a prosecutor, appellate attorney, and Congressional counselor and taught English at George Washington University.

In this visionary book, Michael O’Neill contends that literary fiction may enable individuals to transcend tribe-centered biases by fostering empathetic understanding. Drawing from a wealth of neuroscience research, it investigates how relatable and emotionally resonant characters can encourage readers to identify with others whose lives are markedly different from their own.

Market: 
Literature, Political Science, History, Identity Politics, Race Relations, Emotions, Culture
Release Date: 
July 1, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680532395 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Rewriting Indian History: Colonial Encounters in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Last Queen and Basavaraj Naikar’s The Queen of Kittur

Author: 

Laxmiprasad, P. V., Ph.D., Department of English, Satavahana University (India)

In this incisive new book, P. V. Laxmiprasad addresses two great Indian queens, Rani Chennamma of Kittur and Rani Jindan Kaur of Punjab, as characters in Indian fiction. The Queen of Kittur by Basavaraj Naikar highlights the themes of honor and glory, patriotism and freedom, betrayal and defeat of the royal family of Kittur as revealed by the life of Rani Chennamma. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s novel The Last Queen retells the life of Jindan Kaur of Punjab, a fearless queen whom history seems to have forgotten. Both the novels are precious jewels in Indian literature.

Market: 
Literature, Asia, India, Literary Criticism, Post-Colonial Literature, South Asian Literature, Indian Literature, Basavaraj Naikar, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Release Date: 
August 15, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680532524 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Cultural Memory, Consciousness, and the Modernist Novel

Author: 

McParland, Robert, Professor of English, Felician University

Credentials: 

Author of Beyond Gatsby: How Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Writers of the 1920s Shaped American Culture, Philosophy and Literary Modernism, The People We Meet in Stories, and several other books

Cultural Memory, Consciousness, and the Modernist Novel is a study of the novel and consciousness in James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, D. H. Lawrence, and Virginia Woolf. This volume focuses on novels of the 1920s and engages in a study of Joyce’s epiphany and language play, Yeats’s esoteric philosophy, Lawrence’s vitalism, and Woolf’s stream of consciousness techniques. In this book readers enter the minds of Joyce’s characters Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom in the modern city, the esoteric quests of William Butler Yeats, the vitalism and explorations of D. H.

Market: 
Comparative Literature, British Literature, Modernism, Irish Literature, James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, D. H. Lawrence, and Virginia Woolf,
Release Date: 
December 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538830 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Tagore as Philosophical Voyager: A Critical Study of "Gitanjali"

Author: 

Laxmiprasad, P. V., Ph.D., Department of English, Satavahana University (India)

A multi-faceted creative personality, Rabindranath Tagore is one of the greatest stalwarts of both English and Bengali literatures. He created a Renaissance in India, where people were awakened by the great corpus of creative work produced during the country’s struggle for independence from the British. Tagore was undoubtedly a champion of this literary protest. He produced masterpieces in Bengali literature and later translated them into English.

Market: 
Literature, Literary Theory, Colonial Literature, South Asian Literature, Indian Literature, Bengali Literature, Rabindranath Tagore
Release Date: 
May 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539370 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Light of Evening: A Brief Life of Jack Foley

Author: 

Foley, Jack, acclaimed poet

Credentials: 

Author of O Powerful Western Star -- Poetry & Art in California, Visions & Affiliations: A California Literary Time Line, Poets & Poetry, and many other works

Jack Foley has been prominent in the San Francisco Bay Area poetry scene since the mid-1980s. The Light of Evening traces the arc of his life since his birth in New Jersey in 1940. Foley has spent his life in the pursuit of ways to continue writing poetry in a world in which the status of poetry has been seriously diminished. This candid autobiography offers a portrait of an artist who has continued to produce experimental as well as traditional work and who created theoretical underpinnings for that work.

Market: 
American Studies, American Literature, Poetry, California, California Poets, Jack Foley, Autobiography
Release Date: 
February 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538892 Hardcover
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
135
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Wound That Will Never Heal: An Allegorical Interpretation of Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung

Author: 

Heise, Paul Brian, Internationally Recognized Author and Specialist on Richard Wagner

Credentials: 

Editor of www.wagnerheim.com

Paul Brian Heise’s The Wound That Will Never Heal is an original allegorical reading of Richard Wagner’s epic music drama The Ring of the Nibelung. Heise challenges the standard view that Wagner merely dramatizes the conflict between love and power and demonstrates instead that his greatest work is an allegory exploring humanity’s longing for transcendent value and that quest’s paradoxical establishment of a science-based secular society.

Market: 
Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Richard Wagner, Music, Mythology, Allegory, Comparative Literature, Germany
Release Date: 
August 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538120 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95 Hardcover
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
135
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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"A Backward Glance O’er Travel’d Roads": A Reminiscence and a presentation of the Various Forms I Have Employed Throughout My Long, Long Life

Author: 

Foley, Jack, acclaimed poet

Credentials: 

Author of O Powerful Western Star -- Poetry & Art in California, Visions & Affiliations: A California Literary Time Line, Poets & Poetry, and many other works

Market: 
American Studies, American Literature, Poetry, California, California Poets, Jack Foley
Release Date: 
February 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538922 Hardcover
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
135
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Eco-Literature: Contemporary Discourses

Author: 

D'Cunha, Sr. Candy, Associate Professor of English, Andhra Loyola Institute of Engineering and Technology (India)

Credentials: 

Author of Keys of Life and Ecosophical Vision and Self-Realization in Margaret Atwood’s Prose

Awareness of eco-literature has recalled the central ideology of environmentalism - “to think globally and act locally.” As this volume shows, various tags of contemporary discourse have emerged, including transnational, cosmopolitan, hybridity, diaspora, and generally cultural. These concerns highlight such global environmental problems as biodiversity, climate change, and developing new forms of interconnectedness with local and regional communities. In this context, contemporary discourse becomes of immediate concern in understanding the environmental crisis.

Market: 
Environmental Studies, Ecology, Intercultural Studies, Ethics, Literature, Anthropology, Humanism, Geography, Transnational Studies, Conservation, Developing World, Ecofeminism, Literature and Nature, Naturalism
Release Date: 
October 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539394 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
120
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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