American Studies

Black Queer Flesh: Rejecting Subjectivity in the African American Novel Black Queer Flesh Rejecting Subjectivity in the African American Novel Alvin J. Henry 2020 Fall
A groundbreaking examination of how twentieth-century African American writers use queer characters to challenge and ultimately reject subjectivity
Nellie Francis: Fighting for Racial Justice and Women’s Equality in Minnesota Nellie Francis Fighting for Racial Justice and Women’s Equality in Minnesota William D. Green 2020 Fall
The life and work of an African American suffragist and activist devoted to equality and freedom
How the Working-Class Home Became Modern, 1900-1940 How the Working-Class Home Became Modern, 1900-1940 Thomas C. Hubka 2020 Spring
The transformation of average Americans’ domestic lives, revealed through the mechanical innovations and physical improvements of their homes
The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Gender The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Gender Marquis Bey 2020 Fall
A complex articulation of the ways blackness and nonnormative gender intersect—and a deeper understanding of how subjectivities are formed
Sounds from the Other Side: Afro–South Asian Collaborations in Black Popular Music Sounds from the Other Side Afro–South Asian Collaborations in Black Popular Music Elliott H. Powell 2020 Fall
A sixty-year history of Afro–South Asian musical collaborations
Remote Warfare: New Cultures of Violence Remote Warfare New Cultures of Violence Rebecca A. Adelman and David Kieran, Editors 2020 Fall
Considers how people have confronted, challenged, and resisted remote warfare
Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice Black Food Matters Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice Hanna Garth and Ashanté M. Reese, Editors 2020 Fall
An in-depth look at Black food and the challenges it faces today
The Death of Things: Ephemera and the American Novel The Death of Things Ephemera and the American Novel Sarah Wasserman 2020 Fall
A comprehensive study of ephemera in twentieth-century literature—and its relevance to the twenty-first century
Infrastructures of Apocalypse: American Literature and the Nuclear Complex Infrastructures of Apocalypse American Literature and the Nuclear Complex Jessica Hurley 2020 Fall
A new approach to the vast nuclear infrastructure and the apocalypses it produces, focusing on Black, queer, Indigenous, and Asian American literatures
Cruelty as Citizenship: How Migrant Suffering Sustains White Democracy Cruelty as Citizenship How Migrant Suffering Sustains White Democracy 2020 Fall
Why are immigrants from Mexico and Latin America such an affectively charged population for political conservatives?
Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify: Essays Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify Essays Carolyn Holbrook 2020 Spring
The compassionate and redemptive story of a prominent Black woman in the Twin Cities literary community
Isherwood in Transit Isherwood in Transit James J. Berg and Chris Freeman, Editors 2020 Spring
New perspectives on Christopher Isherwood as a searching and transnational writer
Kill the Overseer!: The Gamification of Slave Resistance Kill the Overseer! The Gamification of Slave Resistance Sarah Juliet Lauro 2020 Fall
Explores the representation of slave revolt in video games—and the trouble with making history playable
Decarcerating Disability: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition Decarcerating Disability Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition Liat Ben-Moshe 2020 Spring
This vital addition to carceral, prison, and disability studies draws important new links between deinstitutionalization and decarceration
News Parade: The American Newsreel and the World as Spectacle News Parade The American Newsreel and the World as Spectacle Joseph Clark 2020 Spring
A fascinating look at the United States’ conflicted relationship with news and the media, through the lens of the newsreel
An Archive of Taste: Race and Eating in the Early United States An Archive of Taste Race and Eating in the Early United States Lauren F. Klein 2020 Spring
A groundbreaking synthesis of food studies, archival theory, and early American literature
What a Library Means to a Woman: Edith Wharton and the Will to Collect Books What a Library Means to a Woman Edith Wharton and the Will to Collect Books Sheila Liming 2020 Spring
Examining the personal library and the making of self
Digitize and Punish: Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age Digitize and Punish Racial Criminalization in the Digital Age Brian Jefferson 2020 Spring
Tracing the rise of digital computing in policing and punishment and its harmful impact on criminalized communities of color
Happiness by Design: Modernism and Media in the Eames Era Happiness by Design Modernism and Media in the Eames Era Justus Nieland 2019 Spring
A cultural history of modern lifestyle viewed through film and multimedia experiments of midcentury designers Charles and Ray Eames
Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865–1912 Degrees of Freedom The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865–1912 William D. Green 2020 Spring
The true story, and the black citizens, behind the evolution of racial equality in Minnesota