Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt (1836-1919) now ranks as the most important American woman poet of the nineteenth-century after Emily Dickinson. Published heavily in all the period's most prestigious journals, Piatt was widely celebrated by her peers as a gifted stylist in the genteel tradition. Palace-Burner, however, also reveals Piatt's other side: ironic, experimental, and pushing the limits of Victorian language, the sentimental female persona, and what women's poetry could say. Paula Bernat Bennett's astutely edited selection of Piatt's mature work--much of it never before collected--explains why her deviant poetics caused her peers such discomfort and why they remain such a fertile ground for study today. Paula Bernat Bennett is a professor of English at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is the author of Poets in the Public Sphere: The Emancipatory Project of American Women's Poetry, 1800-1900, and other books.
Queer Early Modern
In Queer/Early/Modern, Carla Freccero, a leading scholar of early modern European studies, argues for a reading practice that accounts for the queerness of temporality, for the way past, present, and future time appear out of sequence and in dialogue in our thinking about history and texts. Freccero takes issue with New Historicist accounts of sexual identity that claim to respect historical proprieties and to derive identity categories from the past. She urges us to see how the indeterminacies of subjectivity found in literary texts challenge identitarian constructions and she encourages us to read differently the relation between history and literature. Contending that the term “queer,” in its indeterminacy, points the way toward alternative ethical reading practices that do justice to the aftereffects of the past as they live on in the present, Freccero proposes a model of “fantasmatic historiography” that brings together history and fantasy, past and present, event and affect. Combining feminist theory, queer theory, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, and literary criticism, Freccero takes up a series of theoretical and historical issues related to debates in queer theory, feminist theory, the history of sexuality, and early modern studies. She juxtaposes readings of early and late modern texts, discussing the lyric poetry of Petrarch, Louise Labé, and Melissa Ethridge; David Halperin’s take on Michel Foucault via Apuleius’s The Golden Ass and Boccaccio’s Decameron; and France’s domestic partner legislation in connection with Marguerite de Navarre’s Heptameron. Turning to French cleric Jean de Léry’s account, published in 1578, of having witnessed cannibalism and religious rituals in Brazil some twenty years earlier and to the twentieth-century Brandon Teena case, Freccero draws on Jacques Derrida’s concept of spectrality to propose both an ethics and a mode of interpretation that acknowledges and is inspired by the haunting of the present by the past.
The Absolute Value of Mike
Mike tries so hard to please his father, but the only language his dad seems to speak is calculus. And for a boy with a math learning disability, nothing could be more difficult. When his dad sends him to live with distant relatives in rural Pennsylvania for the summer to work on an engineering project, Mike figures this is his big chance to buckle down and prove himself. But when he gets there, nothing is what he thought it would be. The project has nothing at all to do with engineering, and he finds himself working alongside his wacky eighty-something- year-old aunt, a homeless man, and a punk rock girl as part of a town-wide project to adopt a boy from Romania. Mike may not learn anything about engineering, but what he does learn is far more valuable.
Perfect Recipes for Having People Over
The author of The Perfect Recipe shares the secrets of fine entertaining while presenting two hundred of her favorite recipes, all adapted for large numbers of guests, along with a selection of more than one hundred mix and match accompaniments, from appetizers to desserts, helpful shortcuts, make ahead preparation, serving suggestions, and variations.
Genet's sensual and brutal portrait of World War II unfolds between the poles of his grief for his lover Jean, killed in the Resistance during the liberation of Paris, and his perverse attraction to the collaborator Riton. Elegaic, macabre, chimerical, Funeral Rites is a dark meditation on the mirror images of love and hate, sex and death.
Owen Deathstalker fights to win a war against an empire in this sci-fi epic from New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green. Fate had made Owen Deathstalker a rebel hero in an empire choked by tyranny. Embracing his warrior lineage for the sake of freedom, he stoked the flames of revolution, gathering the forces that one day must strike against Imperial authority. That day has come. With his valiant compatriots Hazel d’Ark and Jack Random, Owen must now bring the uprising to a fiery conclusion. From the rebel strongholds of Mistworld and Virimonde to the Empire’s mighty heart on the planet of Golgotha, the fate of humanity now depends on a clash of arms across light-years of space. But Deathstalker’s desperate cause will need more than an army of courageous fighters to succeed—for the cunning Empress has some evil surprises to unleash… From the Paperback edition.
The Transparency Society
In this manifesto, German-Korean philosopher Byung-Chul Han denounces transparency as a false ideal, the strongest of our contemporary mythologies, and the most pernicious.
Sources of World History
This updated reader, edited by a well-known textbook author, Mark Kishlansky, includes is a collection of primary source documents designed to supplement any world history text. See sales manual page for complete description. Contact your local sales representative for bundle pricing.
Freedom School Yes
Based on the 1964 Mississippi Freedom School Summer Project, Jolie and her classmates worry about what is to follow after the church is burned down and hate notes are sent upon the arrival of their new teacher, Annie.
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