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Accessible Citizenships

Disability, Nation, and the Cultural Politics of Greater Mexico

Julie Avril Minich

How disability provides a new perspective on our understanding of the nation and the citizen

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.5


Adoption Memoirs

Inside Stories

Marianne Novy

Forthcoming Spring 2024
Bringing together birthmothers’, adoptees’, and adoptive parents’ portrayals of their experiences in memoirs

262 pages | 6 x 9


African American Writing

A Literary Approach

Werner Sollors

Essays that honor the achievement of African American writers from the Enlightenment to the present

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 color photos, 1 line drawing, 8 halftones


All Play and No Work

American Work Ideals and the Comic Plays of the Federal Theatre Project

Paul Gagliardi

How comic plays of the Federal Theatre Project challenged work norms promoted by the federal government during the Great Depression

216 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 halftones


America's Vietnam

The Longue Durée of U.S. Literature and Empire

Marguerite Nguyen

Understanding the literary history of Vietnamese-American encounters and how it shapes our perceptions of war, race, and empire

250 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 halftones, 1 map


The American Diary of a Japanese Girl

An Annotated Edition

Yone Noguchi, Laura E. Franey, and Edward Marx

A ground-breaking work of Asian-American fiction in a brand new edition

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 11 halftones


The Archival Turn in Feminism

Outrage in Order

Kate Eichhorn

A window into the preservation of contemporary feminist documents and artifacts, and how this archival activism has advanced intergenerational political alliance

208 pages | 5.5 x 8.5 | 1 figure, 4 halftones


The Asian American Avant-Garde

Universalist Aspirations in Modernist Literature and Art

Audrey Wu Clark

Examining early Asian American writers and artists as modernists

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 10 figures


Asian American Literature

An Introduction to the Writings and Their Social Context

Elaine H. Kim

Focuses on the experience of Asians in America from the immigrants of the 1840s to the present

363 pages


Asian American Plays for a New Generation

Edited by Josephine Lee, Don Eitel, and R.A. Shiomi

Asian American plays from the heartland

336 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 halftones


Asian American Women's Popular Literature

Feminizing Genres and Neoliberal Belonging

Pamela Thoma

How Asian American women writers mobilize popular genres of literature to imagine new forms of citizenship in a neoliberal society

236 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 halftones


Black Regions of the Imagination

African American Writers between the Nation and the World

Eve Dunbar

Establishing an imaginative space for blackness, four mid-century American writers resist literary segregation

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.5


Black Theatre

Ritual Performance in the African Diaspora

edited by Paul Carter Harrison, Victor Leo Walker II and Gus Edwards

An insider's view of Black theatres of the world and how they reflect their culture, concerns, and history

432 pages | 7 x 10 | 1 table


Black Women Writing Autobiography

A Tradition Within a Tradition

Joanne M. Braxton

Argues for a corrective to both black and feminist literary criticism

240 pages | 5 x 8


Bridging the Americas

The Literature of Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, and Gayl Jones

Stelamaris Coser

Now Available as an ebook!

A powerful argument for extending the boundaries of what is categorized as American literature

240 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 figs.