Beating the Bounds

“Allows us to rediscover why Finnegans Wake is still a vital book today: it is as bold in its exploration of universal culture as it is playful in its synthetic language, qualities that shine in the inspired pages. Linguistic excess and conceptual delimitation struggle less against one another than shape a beautiful chiasmus, the adequate … Continue reading Beating the Bounds

To Tell a Black Story of Miami

“Powerfully breaks up ‘diverse South Florida’ as image and practice of anti-Blackness and white supremacy. McInnis critically dialogues with the storytelling testimony, pleasure, and resistance of African Americans, Bahamians, Haitians, and Afro-Cubans, showing how multiple Black South Floridas, in the keenness of literature and film, make up and unsettle Miami.”—Antonio Lopez, author of Unbecoming Blackness: The … Continue reading To Tell a Black Story of Miami

An Irish-Jewish Politician, Joyce’s Dublin, and Ulysses

“The first full-length study of a prominent figure in Dublin history, a figure Davison argues is an important influence on Joyce’s work. Readers interested in Joyce and in Irish history and culture will find this study useful and illuminating.”—Morris Beja, coeditor of Bloomsday 100: Essays on “Ulysses”   “A fascinating account of the life and times of … Continue reading An Irish-Jewish Politician, Joyce’s Dublin, and Ulysses

Allegory and the Poetic Self

“A stunning collection of essays on first-person allegorical narratives of the late Middle Ages that brings together an impressive group of scholars from different linguistic traditions.”—Katherine A. Brown, author of Boccaccio’s Fabliaux: Medieval Short Stories and the Function of Reversal  “North American and European scholars have come together in a constructive framework to underscore with insightfulness … Continue reading Allegory and the Poetic Self

Our 2022 MSA Virtual Booth and Book Sale

This year’s Modernist Studies Association conference was held in Portland, OR from October 27 through October 30. Our virtual booth is open through November 30, 2022 and offers great deals on our Modernist studies titles. Use code MSA22 for discount prices and free shipping within the U.S. Click Here to View all Titles in Our Virtual Booth Read on for highlights … Continue reading Our 2022 MSA Virtual Booth and Book Sale

Writing Islands

“Lahr-Vivaz’s exceptionally curated book spans beyond transnational Cuba and the Caribbean archipelago in order to keenly propose new considerations of the many geographical locations of the previously ‘colonized’ world. This book will undoubtedly impact both Caribbean studies and decolonial thought throughout the Americas and beyond.”—Raúl Rubio, author of La Habana: Cartografías culturales   “Beautifully and engagingly written. A … Continue reading Writing Islands

Joyce without Borders

“A solid volume of ambitious and innovative scholarship that breaks down the geopolitical, philosophical, methodological, historical, disciplinary, and moral boundaries of traditional Joycean scholarship. It invites readers to consider unusual and compelling approaches by delving into transatlantic readerly relationships, parasitology, posthumanism, algorithmic writing, cartoons, comics, game theory, pornography, and more. A must-read.”—Brian Price, coeditor of TransLatin … Continue reading Joyce without Borders

New Paperback Release: Sacraments of Memory

“An incisive account of Catholicism’s presence within the post-1960s genre of the neo-slave narrative and its long-standing history in the African-American literary tradition. . . . Salius’ work truly inaugurates a new sub-field in African-American literary criticism, one that reimagines a multi-disciplinary, trans-historical, and cross-genre approach to U.S. Catholicism and the literature of slavery.”—Christianity and … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Sacraments of Memory

New Paperback Release: Precarious Passages

“The range of scholarship that this volume represents is truly impressive at every stage, and the critical undertaking that it embodies serves as a useful and insightful summation of the field.”—Review of English Studies “A compelling and generative source for scholars and students of myriad fields.”—Studies in the Novel “An insightful and illuminating read, with … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Precarious Passages

Time and Identity in Ulysses and the Odyssey

“An extraordinary piece of work: ambitious, illuminating, and erudite, exhibiting exceptional elasticity of thought and feeling.”—Vicki Mahaffey, author of Modernist Literature: Challenging Fictions   “Nelson engages the reader in re-experiencing the phenomena of these absorbing narratives and all the narrative issues she treats. Nelson’s great craft is in reprising them in such a way that her readers can … Continue reading Time and Identity in Ulysses and the Odyssey