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Ashton, Susanna

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1996. Print.

In part 1 of this volume, "Materials," the editors survey the critical reception of Chesnutt's works in his lifetime and after, along with the biographical, critical, and archival texts available to teachers and students. The essays in part 2, "Approaches," address such topics in teaching Chesnutt as his use of dialect, the role of intertextuality and genre in his writing, irony, and his treatment of race, economics, and social justice.

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Ashton, Susanna

I Belong to South Carolina: South Carolina Slave Narratives. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina, 2010. Print.

This collection restores to print seven slave narratives documenting the lived realities of slavery as it existed across the Palmetto State's upcountry, midlands, and low-country, from plantation culture to urban servitude. First published between the late eighteenth century and the dawn of the twentieth, these richly detailed firsthand accounts present a representative cross section of slave experiences, from religious awakenings and artisan apprenticeships to sexual exploitations and harrowing escapes.

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 Ashton, Susanna & Thomas, Rhondda Robinson

The South Carolina Roots of African American Thought: A Reader. Editors. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2014. Print.

Rhondda Robinson Thomas and Susanna Ashton seek in this collection to remedy the singularly narrow way in which South Carolina's intellectual character has been defined in the popular imagination. Thomas and Ashton document an equally important tradition that parallels that of white radical thought. Through this anthology they reveal a tradition of national prominence and influence of black intellectuals, educators, journalists, and policy analysts from South Carolina

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Digital Publishing F5 Refreshed

Blakesley, David

Digital Publishing F5 | Refreshed, Second Edition. Co-editor with Kate Agena, Christopher Berry, Jennie Blankert, Chris Eklund, Serkan Gorkemli, Jingfang Ren, Bob Stein, Karl Stolley, and Rita Wu. West Lafayette, Indiana: Parlor Press, 2003.

This multimedia ebook was one of the first (of seven) books ever cataloged in the MLA International Bibliography in 2003. Designed, produced, and published at Computers and Writing 2003 at Purdue University in the Digital Learning Collaboratory, May 22, 2003, from 1:40 to 5:50 p.m.

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The Elements of Dramatism

Blakesley, David

The Elements of Dramatism. Boston, Massachusetts: Longman, 2002.

This brief paperback focuses on the analytical methods Burke coined as dramatism, which has exerted an enormous influence for many years on people interested in the dynamics of human communication and symbol-use in many areas of study, particularly composition and speech communication.

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Late Poems 1968-1993

Blakesley, David

Late Poems, 1968-1993 by Kenneth Burke Editor. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 2005.

Kenneth Burke continued to write poetry after the 1968 publication of his Collected Poems, but the poetry from the last quarter century of his life has remained largely unpublished. Suggesting that the Burke canon is not complete without these works, Julie Whitaker and David Blakesley here assemble the poems that the celebrated critic wrote between 1968 and his death.

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Terministic Screen

Blakesley, David

The Terministic Screen: Rhetorical Perspectives on Film Editor. Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 2003.

This unique volume is about seeing and interpreting, about visual rhetoric and making meaning, about film as a symbolic form of expression. The essayists convey an approach to film as a set of well-grounded theoretical perspectives including psychoanalytic, semiotic, hermeneutic, phenomenological, and cultural discourses.

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Blakesley, David

Writing: A Manual for the Digital Age, Second Edition. Boston, Massachusetts: Cengage/Wadsworth, 2011. Print.

Because writing and reading occur both in print and online, this edition prepares students to work with images, audio, video, and print. "Technology Toolbox" features throughout, as well as two dedicated parts of the book teach students how to compose with technology intelligently.

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Brown, Nic

In Every WayNew York, NY: Routledge, 2013. Print.

In Every Way is a heartfelt novel that brings to light the unknowing destruction that heartache can manifest, and the redemptive power of new beginnings.

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Bushnell, Cameron Fae

Postcolonial Readings of Music in World Literature: Turning Empire on Its Ear. New York, NY: Routledge, 2013. Print.

This book reads representations of Western music in literary texts to reveal the ways in which artifacts of imperial culture function within contemporary world literature. Bushnell argues that Western music’s conventions for performance, composition, and listening, established during the colonial period, persist in postcolonial thought and practice.

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Field, Jonathan Beecher

Studying English: A guide for Literature Students

Clearly focused on the needs of students, Robert Eaglestone and Jonathan Beecher Field have revised the best-selling Doing English specifically for English literature courses in America.

Studying English presents the ideas and debates that shape literary studies in America today. This overview of the discipline explains not only what students need to know, but how and why English came to be the way it is. This uniquely comprehensive guide to the subject gives students the background they need to understand and enjoy their studies more fully.

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Field, Jonathan Beecher

Errands into the Metropolis: New England Dissidents in Revolutionary London. Hanover, New Hampshire: Dartmouth College, 2009. Print.

Errands into the Metropolis offers a dramatic new interpretation of the texts and contexts of early New England literature. Jonathan Beecher Field inverts the familiar paradigm of colonization as an errand into the wilderness to demonstrate, instead, that New England was shaped and re-shaped by a series of return trips to a metropolitan London convulsed with political turmoil.

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Goss, Erin

Revealing Bodies turns to the eighteenth century to ask a question with continuing relevance: what kinds of knowledge condition our understanding of our own bodies? Focusing on the tension between particularity and generality that inheres in eighteenth-century intellectual discourse about the body, Revealing Bodies explores the disconnection between the body understood as a general form available to knowledge and the body experienced as particularly one's own. 

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Haynes, Cynthia

Terrorist attacks, war, and mass shootings by individuals occur on a daily basis all over the world. In The Homesick Phone Book, author Cynthia Haynes examines the relationship of rhetoric to such atrocities. Aiming to disrupt conventional modes of rhetoric, logic, argument, and the teaching of writing, Haynes illuminates rhetoric’s ties to horrific acts of violence and the state of perpetual conflict around the world, both in the Holocaust era and more recently.

Each chapter, marked by a physical address, functions as a kind of expanded phone book entry, with a discussion of violent events at a particular location giving way to explorations of larger questions related to rhetoric and violence. At the core of the work is Haynes’s call for a writing pedagogy based on abstraction that would allow students to appeal to emotional and ethical grounds in composing arguments. Written in a lyrical style, the book weaves rhetorical theories, poetics, philosophy, works of art, and personal experience into a complex, compelling, and innovative mode of writing.

Ultimately, The Homesick Phone Book demonstrates how scholars of rhetoric and writing studies can break their dependence on conventional argument and logic to discover what might be possible if we dive into and become lost within the very concepts and events that frighten and terrorize us.

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Holmevik, Jan Rune  

Inter/vention: Free Play in the Age of Electracy. Forward by Gregory Ulmer. Afterword by Ian Bogost. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 2012. Print.

A proposal that electracy--the special skills needed to navigate and understand our digital world--can be developed through play.

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Holmevik, Jan Rune

Inside Innovation: The History of the SIMULA Programming Languages. Oslo: Simula Research Laboratory. 2005. Print.

On the pages to follow, Dr. Jan Rune Holmevik will guide you expertly through the perhaps most exciting era of Norwegian computing history–an era that gave birth to the concept Object-Oriented Programming through the creation of the programming language Simula.

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Holmevik, Jan Rune

High Wired: On the Design, Use, and Theory of Educational MOOs. Edited with Cynthia Haynes. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2nd ed. 2001. Print.

High Wired is a collection of essays designed to integrate all aspects of the use and administration of the virtual educational communities known as MOOs (Multiple-user, Object-Oriented environments).

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Holmevik, Jan Rune

MOOniversity: A Students Guide to Online Learning Environments. With Cynthia Haynes. Allyn & Bacon, 2000. Print.

This is the first and only book that gives a comprehensive overview of educational MOOs. A combination text, tutorial, and reference book, this convenient resource guides readers through the exciting and challenging world of synchronous Internet writing and learning environments.

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Howard, Tharon  

Design to Thrive: Creating Social Networks and Online Communities That Last. Burlington, Massachusetts: Morgan Kaufmann, 2010. Print.  

Design to Thrive presents tried and tested design methodologies, based on the author's decades of research, to ensure successful and sustainable online communities. It provides essential tools to create thriving social networks, helping designers to avoid common pitfalls, avoid costly mistakes, and to ensure that communities meet client needs.

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Howard, Tharon

Visual Communication: A Writer's guide. 2nd Ed. Co-authored with Susan Hilligoss. New York, New York: Longman, 2001

Originally a supplement to John Trimbur’s innovative composition text "The Call to Write," "Visual Communication: A Writer’s Guide" became a textbook on its own, one of the first to focus on the rhetoric of multimodal texts with attention to the complex history of visual communication. The second edition welcomed Dr. Tharon Howard as co-author and expanded coverage of web design.

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Electronic Networks

Howard, Tharon

Electronic Networks: Crossing Boundaries. Co-Edited with Chris Benson, Dixie Goswami, and Walter Gooch. New York, New York: Heinemann Boynton-Cook, 1999.

Electronic Networks is a book written by practicing classroom teachers about actual instructional computing projects in real classrooms. Rather than talk about "the classroom of the future," the authors provide the help teachers need to integrate instructional technologies in their classrooms. They do so by addressing the real problems and real successes of teaching in networked environments.

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Rhetoric of Electronic Communities

Howard, Tharon

The Rhetoric of Electronic Communities. Greenwich, Connecticut: Ablex, 1997. Print.

This book is a study of the power to monitor what is said, authorize who may speak, and even to determine what is and is not knowable within the context of electronic discourse communities. It tests the claim that the Internet and other wide-area networking systems promote participatory democracies and may serve as agencies for communal change by enabling the formation of resisting subjectivities.

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Hunter, Walt

Atopias: Manifesto for a Radical Existentialism by Frederic Neyrat

This book offers a manifesto for a radical existentialism aiming to regenerate the place of the outside that contemporary theory underestimates. Neyrat calls this outside “atopia”: not utopia, a dreamt place out of the world where everything would be perfect, but atopia, the internal outside that is at the core of every being. Atopia is neither an object that an “object-oriented ontology” would be able to formalize, nor the matter that “new materialisms” could identify. Atopia is what constitutes the existence of any object or subject, its singularity or more precisely its “eccentricity.”

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Hunter, Walt

Forms of a World: Contemporary Poetry and the Making of Globalization

What happens when we think of poetry as a global literary form, while also thinking the global in poetic terms? Forms of a World shows how the innovations of contemporary poetics have been forged against a backdrop of globalization. Creatively intervening against the changes wrought by neoliberalism before they are made fully present, contemporary poets have remade the formal repertoire. In experimental reinventions of the ballad, the prospect poem, and the ode, Hunter excavates a new, globalized interpretation of the ethical and political relevance of forms.

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Katz Writing Sciences

Katz, Steven B

Writing in the Sciences: Exploring Conventions of Scientific Discourse (with Ann Penrose). 3rd Edition. NY: Allyn and Bacon Series in Technical Communication (Addison Wesley Longman), 2010.

Writing in the Sciences gives a guide to scientific writing across disciplines and contexts, from research reports to grant proposals.  The authors investigate scientific writing in a variety of rhetorical situations and contexts stemming from real scientific research, and analyze similarities and differences in the rhetorical composition of those texts.

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Katz, Steven B

Nana! (poems) Raleigh, NC: Moses, Ink, 2005 

 

 

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Katz Music Rhetoric

Katz, Steven B

The Epistemic Music of Rhetoric: Toward the Temporal Dimension of Affect in Reader Response and Writing.  Southern Illinois University Press, 1996.  

Arguing for an oral theory of Reader Response Criticism, Steven B. Katz conducts a philosophical investigation into the possibility and desirability of teaching reading and writing as rhetorical music.  

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LeMahieu, Michael

Fictions of Fact and Value: The Erasure of Logical Positivism in American Literature, 1945-1975.  Oxford University Press, 2013.  

Fictions of Fact and Value argues that the philosophy of logical positivism, considered the antithesis of literary postmodernism, exerts a determining influence on the development of American fiction in the three decades following 1945 in what amounts to a constitutive encounter between literature and philosophy at mid-century: after the end of the modernism, as it was traditionally conceived, but prior to the rise of postmodernism, as it came to be known. 

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LeMahieu, Michael

Wittgenstein and Modernism. Co-edited Karen Zumhagen-Yekple. The University of Chicago Press, 2016. Print.

This book offers the first collection to address the rich, vexed, and often contradictory relationship between modernism—the twentieth century’s predominant cultural and artistic movement—and Wittgenstein, one of its preeminent and most enduring philosophers. In doing so it offers rich new understandings of both.

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Mastroianni, Dominic

Politics and Skepticism in Antebellum American Literature. Cambridge University Press, 2014. Print.

This book frames antebellum and Civil War literature within the history of modern philosophical skepticism. Mastroianni argues that five of Emerson's most inventive interlocutors – Melville, Hawthorne, Dickinson, Douglass, and Jacobs - produced their most riveting political thought in response to Emerson’s idea that moods fundamentally shape experience of the world, changing only through secret causes that no one fully grasps. 

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McGrath, Brian

The Poetics of Unremembered Acts: Reading, Lyric, Pedagogy. Northwestern University Press 2013.

In The Poetics of Unremembered Acts, Brian McGrath shows that poetry’s capacity to address its reader stages an ethical dilemma of continued importance. Situating romantic poems in relation to Enlightenment debate over how to teach reading, specifically debate about the role of poetry in the process of learning to read, The Poetics of Unremembered Acts develops an alternative understanding of poetry’s role in education.

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Morgenstern, John

The Edinburgh Companion to T.S. Eliot and the Arts. Co-authored with Frances Dickey. Edinburgh University Press, 2016. Print.

From his early "Curtain Raiser" to the late Four Quartets, T. S. Eliot took an interest in all the arts, drawing on them for poetic inspiration and for analysis in his prose. T. S. Eliot and the Arts brings together an international team of scholars to examine his many-sided engagement with painting, sculpture, museum artefacts, architecture, music, drama, music hall, opera and dance, as well as the emerging media of recorded sound, film and radio. Building on the newly published editions of Eliot's prose and poetry, this contemporary research collection opens avenues for understanding Eliot both in his own right as a poet and critic and as a foremost exemplar of interarts modernism.

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Morgenstern, John

The T.S. Eliot Studies Annual. Clemson University Press, 2017. Print.

The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual strives to be the leading venue for the critical reassessment of Eliot's life and work in light of the ongoing publication of his letters, critical volumes of his complete prose, the new edition of his complete poems, and the forthcoming critical edition of his plays.

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Morris, Keith Lee

Travelers Rest

With the fearsome intensity of a ghost story, the magical spark of a fairy tale, and the emotional depth of the finest family sagas, Keith Lee Morris takes us on a journey beyond the realm of the known. Featuring prose as dizzyingly beautiful as the mystical world Morris creates, Travelers Rest is both a mind-altering meditation on the nature of consciousness and a heartbreaking story of a family on the brink of survival.

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Morris, Keith Lee

The Best Seats in the House and Other Stories. Reno, Nevada: University of Nevada Press, 2004. Print.

Ten short stories by a powerful new voice in fiction. The men who inhabit the stories in this compelling collection live in precarious normalcy, mostly in northern Idaho, balancing dashed dreams with an uncertain progress into maturity, small-town realities with their largely unfulfilled hopes for lives that are somehow vaster than what they have.

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Morris, Keith Lee 

Call It What You Want. Portland, Oregon: Tin House Books, 2010. Print.

A stunning story collection inhabited by dreams and disappointments, good intentions and small triumphs, chronicles the lives of men lost in the liminal spaces between adolescence and adulthood. For all their flaws — as husbands, as fathers, as friends — the characters are portrayed with depth, tenderness, and humanity.

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Morris, Keith Lee

The Dart League King. Portland, Oregon: Tin House Books, 2008. Print.

An intriguing tale of darts, drugs, and death. Russell Harmon is the self-proclaimed king of his small-town Idaho dart league, but all is not well in his kingdom. In the midst of the league championship match, the intertwining stories of those gathered at the 411 club reveal Russell's dangerous debt to a local drug dealer, his teammate Tristan Mackey's involvement in the disappearance of a college student, and a love triangle with a former classmate. The characters struggle to find the balance between accepting and controlling their destinies, but their fates are threaded together more closely together than they realize.

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Morris, Keith Lee

The Greyhound God. Reno, Nevada: University of Nevada Press, 2003. Print.

This is a powerful novel of self-discovery by a writer at the top of his form. Seldom in contemporary fiction has the troubled psyche of a compulsive gambler been examined with such empathy and insight, nor has the world of gambling been depicted with such dead-on clarity.

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Morrissey, Lee

The Constitution of Literature: Literacy, Democracy, and Early English Literary Criticism. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2008. Print.

This book reconsiders Restoration and Eighteenth-Century literary criticism as debate over theories of reading in the wake of the English Civil Wars.

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Morrissey, Lee

Debating the Canon: A Reader from Addison to Nafisi. Editor. New York, New York: Palgrave, 2005. Print.

This book is an anthology of 47 essays which situate the canon debate in the history of English literary criticism.

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Morrissey, Lee

From the Temple to the Castle: An Architectural History of British Literature, 1660-1760. Charlottesville, Virginia: University Press of Virginia, 1999. Print.

This book considers the connections between literature and architecture in a series of British authors--Milton, Vanbrugh, Pope, Gray, and Walpole.

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Morrissey, Lee

The Kitchen Turns 20: A Restrospective Anthology. Editor. New York, New York: The Kitchen Center, 1992. Print.

This edited anthology contains a collection of short, original essays by contemporary artists such as Laurie Anderson, Eric Bogosian, Karen Finley, Philip Glass, Bill T. Jones and others. It is a reflection on the first two decades in the history of a pioneering New York performance space.

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Naimou, Angela

Salvage Work: U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood. American Literatures Initiative, 2017. Print.


Salvage Work examines contemporary literary responses to the law’s construction of personhood in the Americas. Winner of 2016 Book Prize for most significant study of the arts of the present by the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP). Honorable Mention for the William Sanders Scarborough Award for Outstanding Scholarly Study of Black American Literature or Culture by the Modern Language Association (MLA), 2016.

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Nalley, Kathleen

Nesting Doll.

Poet Kwame Dawes chose Nesting Doll, for the S.C. Poetry Initiative Prize, writing, “Her poems of confession are never sentimental and self-pitying, but are works turned into elegant living artifacts by the salt and ice of her technical and formal skill.”

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Nalley, Kathleen

American Sycamore.

About American Sycamore, poet Denise Duhamel wrote, “Her work wrestles with the sacred and the postmodern, the intimacies in domestic routine, and the ‘big’ questions only poems are equipped to answer. Kathleen Nalley’s poetry is a gorgeous testament to life’s beauty, cruelty, and survival.”

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Nalley, Kathleen

Gutterflower.

About Gutterflower, the winner of the Lisembee-Bryant Editor's Prize, novelist Jonathan O'Dell wrote, "This collection is viscerally potent. The individual pieces are like bubbles from a scream long held underwater." Author David Joy wrote, "Kathleen Nalley writes with the grit of rusted barbed wire, a beauty in the woven line, the points filed needle sharp. Gutterflower is a marvelous collection, a gripping testimonial for a people too often silenced."

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Palmer, R. Barton

Larger than Life: Movie Stars of the 1950s.

Larger than Life offers a comprehensive view of the star system in 1950s Hollywood and also in-depth discussions of the decade’s major stars, including Montgomery Clift, Judy Holliday, Jerry Lewis, James Mason, Marilyn Monroe, Kim Novak, Bing Crosby Gene Kelly, Jayne Mansfield, and Audrey Hepbur.

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Palmer, R. Barton

A Little Solitaire: John Frankenheimer and American Film.

World-renowned film scholars put this myth to rest in A Little Solitaire, which offers the only multidisciplinary critical account of Frankenheimer's oeuvre. They emphasize his deep and passionate engagement-- not only with national politics and people’s irrepressible need to assert their rights against those who would reduce them to silence and anonymity, but also with a mise-en-scène filmed from just the right angles.

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Palmer, R. Barton

Twentieth-Century American Fiction on Screen.

The essays in this collection analyze major film adaptations of twentieth-century American fiction, from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Last Tycoon to Toni Morrison’s Beloved. Combining cinematic and literary approaches, this volume explores the adaptation process from conception through production and reception. Written in a lively and accessible style, the book includes production stills and full filmographies. Together with its companion volume on nineteenth-century fiction, the volume offers a comprehensive account of the rich tradition of American literature on screen.

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Palmer, R. Barton

Hitchcock as the Source: The Auteur as Adaptor

Rather than examining the processes by which a particular author has been adapted into a diversity of films by different filmmakers, the contributors in Hitchcock at the Source consider the processes by which a varied range of literary sources has been transformed by one filmmaker into an impressive body of work.

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Palmer, R. Barton

The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh

The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh gathers scholars of philosophy, film studies, and English to explore the ideas that form the basis of work of this prominent director who has become one of the most innovative and commercially successful filmmakers of our tie.

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Palmer, R. Barton

Hollywood’s Tennessee: The Williams Films and Postwar Media

Going well beyond the scripts themselves, Hollywood's Tennessee showcases findings culled from poster and billboard art, press books, and other production and advertising material. The result is a sweeping account of how Williams's adapted plays were crafted, marketed, and received, as well as the lasting implications of this history for commercial filmmakers and their audiences.

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Palmer, R. Barton

Screen Adaptations: Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird the Relationship between Text and Film

This book, by a leading literary and film scholar, shines light on the complex and fascinating adaptation process that brought Lee’s work to the commercial screen. R. Barton Palmer deftly places Mockingbird within both its fictional setting-- a 1930s Southern town marked deeply by racial injustice-- and the postwar Civil Rights era that saw the novel and film emerge to such popularity. Palmer demonstrates, with learning and subtlety, how the indirect indictment of the insupportable evil of Jim Crow in both novel and film has proven spectacularly successful in changing hearts and minds for nearly half a century.

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Palmer, R. Barton

Nineteenth-Century American Fiction on Screen

The fourteen essays collected here provide an up-to-date survey of the important films based on, or inspired by, nineteenth-century American fiction, from James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans to Owen Wister’s The Virginian. Written in a lively and accessible style, the book includes production stills and full filmographies. Together with its companion volume on twentieth-century fiction, the volume offers a comprehensive account of the rich tradition of American literature on screen.

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Palmer, R. Barton

Chaucer’s French Contemporaries: The Poetry/Poetics of Self and Tradition

This collection grows out of the Spring 1987 issue of ""Studies in the Literary Imagination"". Along with the original 6 essays, now revised for book publication, this volume adds 8 new examinations of the connections between the authors of medieval France and England. The volume editor is a translator of Machaut and intimately involved in scholarly investigations that provide connections between culture and texts. Framed by diverse studies that investigate the ""genius of the patron"" and the shaping role of the editor, those articles serve as models both of how to study particular authors or texts, and as paradigms for other researchers to follow.

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Palmer, R. Barton

Contemporary Film Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen

In Joel and Ethan Coen, R. Barton Palmer argues that the Coen oeuvre also forms a central element in what might be called postmodernist filmmaking. Mixing high and low cultural sources and blurring genres like noir and comedy, the use of pastiche and anti-realist elements in films such as The Hudsucker Proxy and Barton Fink clearly fit the postmodernist paradigm. Palmer argues that for a full understanding of the Coen brothers unique position within film culture, it is important to see how they have developed a new type of text within general postmodernist practice that Palmer terms commercial/independent. Analyzing their substantial body of work from this generic framework is the central focus on this book.

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Palmer, R. Barton

Traditions in World Cinema

In Traditions in World Cinema brings together a colorful and wide-ranging collection of world cinematic traditions--national, regional, and global-- all of which are in need of introduction, investigation, and in some cases, critical reassessment. Bringing fresh insights to movements that have provided significant and noteworthy alternatives to Hollywood, this book is an essential introduction to the rich diversity of world cinema.

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Rivlin, Elizabeth

Shakespeare and the Ethics of Appropriation. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Print.

Making an important new contribution to rapidly expanding fields of study surrounding the adaptation and appropriation of Shakespeare, Shakespeare and the Ethics of Appropriation is the first book to address the intersection of ethics, aesthetics, authority, and authenticity.

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Aesthetics of Service

Rivlin, Elizabeth

The Aesthetics of Service in Early Modern England. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 2012. Print.

This book explores the ways in which servant-master relationships reshaped literature. Offering readings of dramas and prose fictions by Shakespeare, Nash, and others, Rivlin suggests that these authors discovered their own exciting and unstable projects in the servants they created.

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Skrodzka, Aga

Magic Realist Cinema in East Central Europe. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011. Print. 

Magic Realist Cinema in East Central Europe explores the interlocking complexities of two liminal concepts: magic realism and East Central Europe. Each is a fascinating hybrid that resonates with dominant currents in contemporary thought on transnationalism, globalisation and regionalism. In this critical and comprehensive survey, Aga Skrodzka moves the current debate over magic realism's political impact from literary studies to film studies.

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Stockton, Will

Members of His Body: Shakespeare, Paul, and a Theology of Nonmonogamy

In the wake of recent arguments that expanding marriage rights to gay people will open the door to the cultural acceptance and legalization of plural marriage, Members of His Body reminds us that much Christian theology already looks forward to this end.

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Stockton, Will

Playing Dirty: Sexuality and Waste in Early Modern Comedy. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2011. Print.

Arguing that the early modern excremental body is in many ways an erotic body, this book reads psychoanalytic theory through early modern comedies. It demonstrates that psychoanalysis is helpful, rather than inimical, to the project of historicizing the body.

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Stockton, Will

Queer Renaissance Historiography: Backward Gaze. Co-editor with Vin Nardizzi and Stephen Guy-Bray. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, 2009. Print.

This book examines the distinctive arrangement of sexual relations during the English Renaissance and the role that queer theory has played in our understanding of this arrangement.

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Thomas, Rhondda Robinson

Claiming Exodus: A Cultural History of Afro-Atlantic Identity. 1774-1903 Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2013.

Drawing on a broad collection of Afro-Atlantic authors, Rhondda Robinson Thomas shows how writers such as Absalom Jones, Daniel Coker, and W.E.B. Du Bois employed the Exodus metanarrative to ask profound, difficult questions of the African experience.

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Thomas, Rhondda Robinson 

A Nickel and a Prayer. Editor. Morgantown, West Virginia: West Virginia University Press, 2011. Print.

This new and annotated edition of Jane Edna Hunter’s autobiography presents her as a multifaceted social activist who engaged in racial uplift work, impacted African American cultural production, increased higher education opportunities for women, and invigorated African American philanthropy.

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Thomas, Rhondda Robinson & Ashton, Susanna

The South Carolina Roots of African American Thought: A Reader. Editors. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2014. Print.

Rhondda Robinson Thomas and Susanna Ashton seek in this collection to remedy the singularly narrow way in which South Carolina's intellectual character has been defined in the popular imagination. Thomas and Ashton document an equally important tradition that parallels that of white radical thought. Through this anthology they reveal a tradition of national prominence and influence of black intellectuals, educators, journalists, and policy analysts from South Carolina

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Vitanza, Victor

Sexual Violence in Western Thought and Writing: Chaste Rape. New York, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Print.

Focuses on rape scripts and narratives as informed by a sacrificial economy that grounds subjectivity and legitimizes community. Vitanza rethinks rape through a close examination of how sexual violence is a pedagogy that has become canonized in the form of rape stories.

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Vitanza, Victor

Negation, Subjectivity, and The History of Rhetoric. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1996. Print.

Examines the principles of historiography. Focusing on the Sophists Gorgias and Isocrates, and on how each has been received and refigured by historians, the book moves beyond these approaches to postmodernist ones.

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Vitanza, Victor

CyberReader. 2nd ed. New York, New York: Longman, 1998. Print.

The impact of technology -- on individuals, society, economy, legal issues such as freedom of expression and copyright, politics and reporting political issues, sexual politics, and education -- is immense and ever-changing. This book explores some of today's hottest topics and the increasingly important role that new technologies play in society.

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Vitanza, Victor

Writing for the World Wide Web. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1997. Print.

This Internet writing guide explores Internet communication with the aim that readers will become better writers in both print-based and electronic formats.

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Vitanza, Victor

Writing Histories of Rhetoric. Editor. Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 1994. Print.

A collection of essays summarizing recent accomplishments in revised traditional histories of rhetoric and theorizing future accomplishments.

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Weise, Jillian

The Colony.Berkeley, California: Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press, 2010. Print.

"The Colony is a tremendous success, one of the most exciting first novels in recent memory." -- Chris Bachelder, author of U.S. and Bear v. Shark

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Weise, Jillian

The Amputee's Guide to Sex. Berkeley, California: Soft Skull Press, 2007. Print.

"An agile and powerful poet, Weise references medical literature, history and poetry, speaking boldly and compassionately about a little-discussed subject that becomes universal in her careful hands." -- Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review

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Translating the Body

Weise, Jillian

Translating the Body. White Marsh, Virginia. All Nations Press, 2006. Print.

This collection is the second place winner in the 2005 ANP chapbook contest.

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Williams, Sean

Technical Writing for Teams: The STREAM Tools Handbook. Co-author. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley-IEEE Press, 2010. Print.

From planning and editing documents to solving common team writing problems to managing workflow, this handbook is the one-stop reference that allows teams to collaborate successfully and create unified, effective documents.

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