- Future Humans in Fiction and Film
Edited by Louisa McKay Demerjian and Karen F. Stein
England: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2018
This book will appeal to everyone who reads science fiction or thinks about science and its impact on our lives. It raises profound economic, ethical, political, sociological, and psychological questions.
- Melville and the Question of Meaning
by David Faflik
This rich volume of essays restores meaning itself as the focal point of one of our most thoughtful modern writers, Herman Melville. Melville and the Question of Meaning thinks about thinking in Melville.
- Heritage and the Legacy of the Past in Contemporary Britain
by Ryan Trimm
Bringing together heritage studies and literary studies, this book examines heritage as a ubiquitous trope in contemporary Britain, a seemingly inescapable figure for relations to the past.
- Life Breaks In: A Mood Almanack
by Mary Cappello
University of Chicago, 2016
This book is about mood, and how it works in and with us as complicated, imperfectly self-knowing beings existing in a world that impinges and infringes on us, but also regularly suffuses us with beauty and joy and wonder.
- Understanding Adrienne Rich
by Jeannette E. Riley
University of South Carolina, 2016
Adrienne Rich was an award-winning writer who evolved from traditional to radical. This book assesses the full scope of Rich’s long career from 1957 to her death in 2012 through a chronological exploration of her poetry and prose.
- The Mysteries of Paris
by Eugene Sue
Translated by Carolyn Betensky and Jonathan Loesberg
Penguin Classics, 2015
Eugene Sue’s intricate melodrama unfolds around the story of Rodolphe, a magnetic hero of noble heart and shadowy origins, garnering wild popularity and inspiring successors such as Les Miserables and The Count of Monte Cristo.
- Disappear Here: Violence After Generation X
by Naomi Mandel
Ohio State University Press, 2015
Dismissed as apathetic slackers and detached losers, Gen Xers have a striking disregard for the causes and isms that defined their Boomer parents, a characterization that can be traced back to changing experiences and representations of violence in the late 20th century.
- Extra Life
by Derek Nikitas
Polis Books, 2015
“Escalating action and suspense will grip readers until the end. A fine first foray into Young Adult lit by veteran thriller-author Nikitas.” —Booklist
- Inspiration in the Age of Enlightenment
by Sarah Eron
University of Delaware Press, 2014
This book reconsiders theories of poetic authority to argue that the Augustan age created a new form of inspiration, one that crucially contributed to defining the movement of secularization in literature from the Renaissance to Romanticism.