American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity

“A game-changer in American literary studies. Challenges time-worn literary periodization, especially narrow definitions of modernism.”—Susan Tomlinson, coeditor of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers “Extends the ongoing rethinking of periodization in exciting ways. A must-read for scholars interested in these volatile decades of U.S. history and in devising more imaginative and productive ways of framing … Continue reading American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity

Virginia Woolf, the War Without, the War Within

“Lounsberry establishes how central to Woolf’s personal and creative being was diary-writing.”—Panthea Reid, author of Art and Affection: A Life of Virginia Woolf   “A tour de force. Insightfully retraces Woolf’s movement from joyful confidence to restless struggles, persuasively illustrates the antiwar nature of all of Woolf’s work during the 1930s, and movingly interprets Woolf’s last … Continue reading Virginia Woolf, the War Without, the War Within

What We Can Learn from Women’s Writing Communities

The Story of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow Written by Ashley Andrews Lear, author of The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow Connections between women writers have often been made when an emerging author discovers a kinship with a deceased predecessor, as in the case of Virginia Woolf’s admiration of Aphra … Continue reading What We Can Learn from Women’s Writing Communities

The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow

"Tackles the complex and fascinating relationship between Glasgow and Rawlings and demonstrates these writers’ influences on one another, both personally and professionally. This book is one we have needed for a long time."—Pamela R. Matthews, editor of Perfect Companionship: Ellen Glasgow’s Selected Correspondence with Women "A richly detailed account of a significant literary kinship—a respectful, empathetic … Continue reading The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow

International Congress on Medieval Studies 2018

Last weekend we traveled to Kalamazoo, Michigan, for the annual International Congress on Medieval Studies conference, hosted by Western Michigan University. We had a great time displaying some of our new and bestselling medieval studies books. Thanks to everyone who visited our booth! Here are some of the books we brought to Kalamazoo: Machaut's Legacy: … Continue reading International Congress on Medieval Studies 2018

Sacraments of Memory

“An excellent model of the research and critical analyses that ought to inform future scholarship in African American literature and culture.”—Jerry W. Ward Jr., coeditor of The Cambridge History of African American Literature   “Brilliant and insightful. Fills a gap in the study of African American literature and religion, which has traditionally assumed a Protestant theological … Continue reading Sacraments of Memory

At Fault

“Offers an array of insights, observations, and intuitions, and is bursting at the seams with one smart idea or curious fact after another.”—John Gordon, author of Joyce and Reality: The Empirical Strikes Back “Witty and perceptive considerations of Joyce’s works via the prevailing metaphor of the centrifuge. Joyce’s works similarly reveal a wide range of backgrounds … Continue reading At Fault