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Ashton, Susanna
Publication Date: Thursday May 06, 2010

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.

Ashton, Susanna
Publication Date: Friday December 01, 2017

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

Ashton, Susanna & Thomas, Rhondda Robinson
Publication Date: Wednesday February 05, 2014

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.

Blakesley, David
Publication Date: Tuesday August 20, 2002

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.

Blakesley, David
Publication Date: Monday March 31, 2003

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.

Blakesley, David
Publication Date: Thursday May 22, 2003

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.

Blakesley, David
Publication Date: Wednesday November 09, 2005

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.

Blakesley, David
Publication Date: Monday January 03, 2011

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.

Brown, Nic
Publication Date: Tuesday February 10, 2015

In Every Way, New 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.

Bushnell, Cameron Fae
Publication Date: Wednesday May 24, 2017

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.

Field, Jonathan Beecher
Publication Date: Monday September 17, 2001

Town Hall Meetings and the Death of Deliberation: Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2019. Print. Tracing the erosion of democratic norms in the US and the conditions that make it possible.

Field, Jonathan Beecher
Publication Date: Friday July 31, 2009

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.

Field, Jonathan Beecher
Publication Date: Friday November 06, 2015

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.

Goss, Erin
Publication Date: Tuesday June 10, 2014

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

Haynes, Cynthia
Publication Date: Wednesday September 28, 2016

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.

Holmevik, Jan Rune
Publication Date: Tuesday December 21, 1999

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.

Holmevik, Jan Rune
Publication Date: Tuesday November 27, 2001

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).

Holmevik, Jan Rune
Publication Date: Monday October 03, 2005

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.

Holmevik, Jan Rune
Publication Date: Friday March 23, 2012

Inter/vention: Free Play in the Age of Electracy. Foreword 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.

Howard, Tharon
Publication Date: Thursday April 10, 1997

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.

Howard, Tharon
Publication Date: Thursday March 11, 1999

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.

Howard, Tharon
Publication Date: Tuesday January 01, 2002

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.

Howard, Tharon
Publication Date: Tuesday February 23, 2010

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.

Hunter, Walt
Publication Date: Tuesday October 03, 2017

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.

Hunter, Walt
Publication Date: Tuesday January 08, 2019

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.

LeMahieu, Michael
Publication Date: Wednesday October 30, 2013

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.

LeMahieu, Michael
Publication Date: Friday March 03, 2017

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.

Mastroianni, Dominic
Publication Date: Thursday October 23, 2014

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.

McGrath, Brian
Publication Date: Friday December 21, 2012

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.

Morgenstern, John
Publication Date: Tuesday June 21, 2016

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.

Morgenstern, John
Publication Date: Sunday January 01, 2017

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.

Morris, Keith Lee
Publication Date: Monday September 01, 2003

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.

Morris, Keith Lee
Publication Date: Monday August 23, 2004

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.

Morris, Keith Lee
Publication Date: Wednesday October 01, 2008

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.

Morris, Keith Lee
Publication Date: Tuesday March 23, 2010

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.

Morris, Keith Lee
Publication Date: Tuesday January 05, 2016

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.

Morrissey, Lee
Publication Date: Sunday July 29, 1990

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.

Morrissey, Lee
Publication Date: Tuesday September 01, 1992

The Kitchen Turns 20: A Retrospective 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.

Morrissey, Lee
Publication Date: Monday March 03, 2008

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.

Naimou, Angela
Publication Date: Tuesday September 05, 2017

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.

Nalley, Kathleen
Publication Date: Monday May 20, 2013

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.”

Nalley, Kathleen
Publication Date: Thursday January 01, 2015

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.

Nalley, Kathleen
Publication Date: Thursday March 03, 2016

Gutterflower. About Gutterflower, the winner of the Lisembee-Bryant Editor's Prize, novelist Jonathan O'Dell wrote, "This collection is viscerally potent.

Rivlin, Elizabeth
Publication Date: Tuesday January 31, 2012

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.

Rivlin, Elizabeth
Publication Date: Friday October 03, 2014

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.

Skrodzka, Aga
Publication Date: Monday October 08, 2012

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.

Skrodzka, Aga
Publication Date: Thursday June 18, 2020

The Oxford Handbook of Communist Visual Cultures. Edited by Aga Skrodzka, Xiaoning Lu, and Katarzyna Marciniak. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. Print. The Oxford Handbook of Communist Visual Cultures critically examines and historically reconstructs the visual practices that have accompanied social transformations initiated by communist ideals in various parts of the world in the twentieth century.

Stockton, Will
Publication Date: Thursday October 01, 2009

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.

Stockton, Will
Publication Date: Thursday March 17, 2011

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.

Stockton, Will
Publication Date: Monday May 01, 2017

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.

Thomas, Rhondda Robinson
Publication Date: Tuesday February 01, 2011

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.

Thomas, Rhondda Robinson
Publication Date: Friday February 01, 2013

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.

Thomas, Rhondda Robinson & Ashton, Susanna
Publication Date: Wednesday February 05, 2014

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

Weise, Jillian
Publication Date: Friday March 03, 2006

Translating the Body. White Marsh, Virginia. All Nations Press, 2006. Print. This collection is the second place winner in the 2005 ANP chapbook contest.

Weise, Jillian
Publication Date: Thursday February 22, 2007

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

Weise, Jillian
Publication Date: Tuesday February 16, 2010

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

Weise, Jillian
Publication Date: Tuesday September 03, 2019

Cyborg Detective (American Poets Continuum). Rochester, New York: BOA Editions, Ltd., 2019. Print. In her third collection of poems, Jillian Weise delivers a reckoning to the ableism of the Western Canon. These poems investigate and challenge the ways that non-disabled writers have appropriated disabled bodies, from calling out William Carlos Williams to biohacking Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral” to chronicling the ongoing headlines of violence against disabled women.

Williams, Sean
Publication Date: Monday May 03, 2010

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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