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Joyce White, Georgia Southern University10-2022
Ecology, Spirituality, and Cosmology in Edwidge Danticat: Crossroads as Ritual examines employs nature, literary tradition, and the cosmogram to examine Danticat's fiction as textual sites imbued with ritual and conducive for healing and clarifying Africana diasporic consciousness.
Amanda Konkle, Georgia Southern University and Charles Burnetts, University of Western Ontario9-2021
With an off-putting title and a decidedly retrograde premise, the CW dramedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is a surprising choice for critical analysis. But, loyal viewers quickly came to appreciate the show’s sharp cultural critique through masterful parody, and this strategy has made it a critical darling and earned it several awards throughout its run. In ways not often seen on traditional network television, the show transcends conventional genre boundaries—the Hollywood musical, the romantic comedy, the music video—while resisting stereotypes associated with contemporary life.
The essays in this collection underscore the show’s ability to distinguish itself within the current television market. Focusing ... Read more
Gregory Jerome Hampton and Kendra R. Parker, Georgia Southern University2-20-2020
Octavia E. Butler is widely recognized today as one of the most important figures in contemporary science fiction. Bringing together leading and emerging scholars and covering Butler's complete works from the bestselling novel Kindred, to her short stories and major novel sequences Patternmaster, Xenogenesis and The Parables, this is the most comprehensive Companion to Butler scholarship available today.
The Bloomsbury Handbook to Octavia E. Butler covers the full range of contemporary scholarly themes and approaches to the author's work, including:
· Cyborgs and the posthuman
· Race and African American history
· Gender and sexuality
· New perspectives from Religious Studies, the Environmental ... Read more
Amanda Konkle, Georgia Southern University2-4-2019
Although she remains one of the all-time most recognizable Hollywood icons, Marilyn Monroe has seldom been ranked among the greatest actors of her generation. Critics have typically viewed her film roles as mere extensions of her sexpot star persona. Yet this ignores both the subtle variations between these roles and the acting skill that went into the creation of Monroe’s public persona.
Some Kind of Mirror offers the first extended scholarly analysis of Marilyn Monroe’s film performances, examining how they united the contradictory discourses about women’s roles in 1950s America. Amanda Konkle suggests that Monroe’s star persona resonated ... Read more
Carol Parrish Jamison, Georgia Southern University2018
George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has sparked a renewed interest in things medieval. The pseudo-historical world of Westeros delights casual fans while offering a rich new perspective for medievalists and scholars. This study explores how Martin crafts a chivalric code that intersects with and illuminates well known medieval texts, including both romance and heroic epics. Through characters such as Brienne of Tarth, Sandor Clegane and Jaime Lannister, Martin variously challenges, upholds and deconstructs chivalry as depicted in the literature of the Middle Ages.
H. Elizabeth Howells, Georgia Southern University2011
Literature: Reading to Write masterfully weaves critical thinking skills, writing, and reading instruction using writing prompts, literary selections, and intriguing discussion points. Students transition from active readers to critical writers through a series of reading prompts and unique writing exercises. This process helps students find meaning in a broader context by forging connections between literature and their personal experiences.
Additionally, the book features an eclectic array of classic and contemporary voices in literature as well as sections devoted to newer genres such as graphic novels. This interactive approach leaves students with the knowledge and confidence to write research papers and ... Read more
Theresa Malphrus Welford, Georgia Southern University10-1-2011
Book Summary: As Gertrude Stein might have put it, a cento is a collage is a mix tape is a video montage.
This hypothetical description is fitting in a number of ways. Although the cento form is ancient - in existence since at least the days of Virgil and Homer - it was also used to striking effect in the Modern era: consider, for example, T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land and Ezra Pound's Cantos.
More recent centos include John Ashbery's ""The Dong with the Luminous Nose,"" Peter Gizzi's ""Ode: Salute to The New York School 1950-1970"" (a libretto), Connie ... Read more
H. Elizabeth Howells, Georgia Southern University2010
Christopher P. Baker, Georgia Southern University9-2007
Christopher P. Baker, Georgia Southern University9-2002