Selected Works

By: Joseph A. Porter

Traces Shakespeare's preoccupation with the subject of speech and language in Richard II, 1 & 2 Henry IV, and Henry V, plays written at a time when Shakespeare's allegiance as an artist was shifting decisively from poetry to drama.

By: Joseph A. Porter

Analyzes Mercutio from historical and cultural standpoints, and considers his brief role in Romeo and Juliet in terms of the Renaissance era

By: Joe Ashby Porter

Eelgrass, Joe Ashby Porter’s first novel, takes place on an unnamed island somewhere just offshore the Atlantic coast of our imaginations.

By: Joe Ashby Porter

In these eight stories, the state of Kentucky becomes a state of mind a semi mythical realm of the heart s fidelities and predilections, of violence, fear, and love It is a land where the commonplace takes on a new and marvelous glow as quixotic individuals explore the enduring puzzles of human existence

By: Joe Ashby Porter

The author of "Eelgrass" and "The Kentucky Stories" now offers a collection of "mysterious and beautiful" (Lee Smith) stories, "as subtle, syntactically graceful, and beautiful as any I've seen" (Toby Olson).

By: Joseph A. Porter

Critical Essays on British Literature James Nagel, Series Editor, University of Georgia G. K. Hall's three series of critical essays give comprehensive coverage of major authors worldwide and throughout history.

By: Joe Ashby Porter

Dans une Floride appartenant à un futur proche, un «meilleur des mondes» à la fois sombre et extrêmement vivant – finalement assez peu différent du nôtre –, quelques personnes âgées habitent dans les caravanes d'un village pour retraités.

By: Nathaniel Mackey

A new volume of the singular, ongoing, great American Jazz novel

By: Nancy Armstrong and Leonard Tennenhouse

In Novels in the Time of Democratic Writing, Nancy Armstrong and Leonard Tennenhouse show how these first U.S. novels developed multiple paths to connect an extremely diverse field of characters, redefining private property as fundamentally antisocial and setting their protagonists to the task of dispersing that property—its goods and people—throughout the field of characters.

By: Nathaniel Mackey

Lay Ghost, a set of eight poems drawn from Nathaniel Mackey’s intertwined and continuous serial poems Song of the Andoumboulou and “Mu,” epitomizes the roving, ruminative poetics that have continued to animate his “long song,” for nearly five decades.

By: Tsitsi Jaji

The poems in Tsitsi Ella Jaji’s Beating the Graves meditate on the meaning of living in diaspora, an experience increasingly common among contemporary Zimbabweans. Vivid evocations of the landscape of Zimbabwe filter critiques of contemporary political conditions and ecological challenges, veiled in the multiple meanings of poetic metapho

By: Toril Moi

This radically original book argues for the power of ordinary language philosophy—a tradition inaugurated by Ludwig Wittgenstein and J. L. Austin, and extended by Stanley Cavell—to transform literary studies.

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