Faculty Bookshelf

A collection of the most recent books from our faculty.

Greene Youth Voices

Youth Voices, Public Spaces, and Civic Engagement

Co-edited by Stuart Greene

Associate Professor

with Kevin Burke and Maria McKenna

This collection of original research explores ways that educators can create participatory spaces that foster civic engagement, critical thinking, and authentic literacy practices for adolescent youth in urban contexts. Casting youth as vital social actors, contributors shed light on the ways in which urban youth develop a clearer sense of agency within the structural forces of racial segregation and economic development that would otherwise marginalize and silence their voices and begin to see familiar spaces with reimagined possibilities for socially just educational practices.

Routledge, 2016

 

Gustafson Norton Anthology

The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Ninth edition, Volume A: Beginnings to 1820

Co-edited by Sandra Gustafson

Professor

with Robert Levine, Michael Elliott, Amy Hungerford, and Mary Loeffelholz

The most-trusted anthology for complete works, balanced selections, and helpful editorial apparatus, The Norton Anthology of American Literature features a cover-to-cover revision with new topical clusters and a new ebook. The Ninth Edition introduces new general editor Robert Levine and three new-generation editors. Fresh scholarship is emphasized, with 13 new authors, among them eight contemporary writers. The Ninth Edition offers 37 complete longer texts of which two—Long Day’s Journey into Night and A Streetcar Named Desire—are exclusives and three—Nella Larsen’s Passing, Abraham Cahan’s Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto, and Nathanael West’s The Day of the Locust—are newly added.

W.W. Norton & Company, 2017

 

Kiberd Handbook Of The Irish Revival

Handbook of the Irish Revival: An Anthology of Irish Cultural and Political Writings 1891–1922

Edited by Declan Kiberd

Donald and Marilyn Keough Professor of Irish Studies

with PJ Mathews

Handbook of the Irish Revival offers a glittering array of texts in which authors such as James Joyce, James Connolly, and W.B. Yeats appear alongside eloquent but lesser-known contemporaries like Mary Colum, John Eglinton, and Helena Molony. Featuring insightful introductions and commentaries by Kiberd and Mathews, the book conveys the ideas of a brilliant generation which, in spite of difficulty and demoralization, audaciously shaped a modern Ireland.

Reissued by Notre Dame Press, 2016

 

Lander The Book In History

The Book in History, The Book as History: New Intersections of the Material Text: Essays in Honor of David Scott Kastan

Co-edited by Jesse Lander

Associate Professor

with Heidi Brayman and Zachary Lesser

Uniting 18 leading critics in early modern literary studies, this volume explores book history and the material text. The essays incorporate a broad range of subjects, such as gender and sexuality, religion, postcolonial theory, political and economic history, adaptation and appropriation, historical formalism, and digital humanities. With essays on Shakespeare, Spenser, Milton, and others, this volume makes early modern literary studies and book history accessible and will be a core resource in the field for years to come.

Yale University Press, 2016

 

Scranton War Porn

War Porn

by Roy Scranton

Assistant Professor

In Scranton’s searing debut novel, war porn is a metaphor for the experience of war in the age of the War on Terror, the fracturing and fragmentation of perspective, time, and self that afflicts soldiers and civilians alike, and the global networks and face-to-face moments that suture our fragmented lives together. In War Porn three lives fit inside one another like nesting dolls: a restless young woman at an end-of-summer barbecue in Utah; an American soldier in occupied Baghdad; and Qasim al-Zabadi, an Iraqi math professor, who faces the U.S. invasion of his country with fear, denial, and perseverance. As War Porn cuts from America to Iraq and back again, as home and hell merge, we come to see America through the eyes of the occupied, even as we see Qasim become a prisoner of the occupation.

Soho Press, 2016

 

Wilkens Revolution

Revolution: The Event in Postwar Fiction

by Matthew Wilkens

Assistant Professor

Socially, politically, and artistically, the 1950s make up an odd interlude between the first half of the 20th century — still tied to the problems and orders of the Victorian era and Gilded Age — and the pervasive transformations of the later 60s. In Revolution, Wilkens argues that postwar fiction functions as a fascinating model of revolutionary change. Uniting literary criticism, cultural analysis, political theory, and science studies, Revolution reimagines the years after World War II as at once distinct from the decades surrounding them and part of a larger-scale series of rare, revolutionary moments stretching across centuries.

Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016