Beckwith explores the most lavish, long-lasting, and complex form of collective theatrical enterprise in English history: the York Corpus Christi plays.
Aers presents a sustained and profound close reading of the final version of William Langland’s Piers Plowman, the most searching Christian poem of the Middle Ages in English.
Aers continues his study of Christian theology in the later Middle Ages. He explores various modes of displaying the mysterious relations between divine and human agency, together with different accounts of sin and its consequences.
Aers presents a critical study of Christian literature, theology, and culture in late medieval England. Using a wide range of texts the author explores the complex theological, institutional, and political processes that shape and preserve tradition during changing circumstances.
Armstrong argues that the history of the novel and the history of the modern individual are, quite literally, one and the same.
Someone is following Sarah Lucas. When she peers down from her apartment window late one night, she sees him hovering in the shadows. And what about the other strange things that have been happening to her?
Donahue delivers the third volume of an ongoing poetic sequence called Terra Lucida.
Donahue continues the restless deployment of stark, imbricated images, meticulous descriptions, bracing meditations on the sacred and the worldly, and various micro-narratives.
'Hints and symbols die out. / All's actual now.' These lines seem to contain the germ of Donahue's massive, mesmerizing book.
Ferraro explores a series of books, movies, paintings, and records in ten dramatic vignettes to answer the question of why a century after the peak of Italian immigration to the U.S. the American imagination is so enthralled by The Sopranos, and other portraits of Italian-ness.
Holloway both argues that U.S. racial identity is the creation of U.S. law and demonstrates how black authors of literary fiction have engaged with the law's constructions of race since the era of slavery.
In her book, Holloway examines instances where medical issues and information that would usually be seen as intimate, private matters are forced into the public sphere. As she demonstrates, the resulting social dramas often play out on the bodies of women and African Americans.
In this portrait of death and dying in twentieth-century African America, Holloway finds that ways of dying are just as much a part of black identity as ways of living.
The book analyzes how Africans have engaged with African American music and its representations in the long twentieth century (1890-2011) to offer a new cultural history attesting to pan-Africanism's ongoing and open theoretical potential.
The book discusses the figure of woman, both under colonial rule in Algeria and within the postcolonial independent nation-state.
Sigmund Freud infamously referred to women's sexuality as a “dark continent” for psychoanalysis, drawing on colonial explorer Henry Morton Stanley’s use of the same phrase to refer to Africa.
From a Broken Bottle collects the first three installments – Bedouin Hornbook, Djbot Baghostus’s Run, and Atet A.D. – of Nathaniel Mackey’s genre-defying work of fiction.
Part antiphonal rant, part rhythmic whisper, Mackey's new collection of poems, Splay Anthem, takes the reader to uncharted poetic spaces.
Alice Clark has been trying to avoid an acute state of "not-knowing" about what's happened and what's happening. Whatever happened has much to do with why three of her friends died early and badly and she did not. Alice is a mess, and her story is a mess too.
Mitchell draws on approaches and ideas from contemporary science studies, proposing the concept of experimental vitalism to show both how Romantic authors appropriated the concept of experimentation from the sciences and the impact of their appropriation on post-Romantic concepts of literature and art.