Literature

Chromographia: American Literature and the Modernization of Color Chromographia American Literature and the Modernization of Color Nicholas Gaskill 2018 Fall
The first major literary and cultural history of color in America, 1880–1930
The Poem Electric: Technology and the American Lyric The Poem Electric Technology and the American Lyric Seth Perlow 2018 Fall
An enlightening examination of the relationship between poetry and the information technologies increasingly used to read and write it
Picturing the Postcard: A New Media Crisis at the Turn of the Century Picturing the Postcard A New Media Crisis at the Turn of the Century Monica Cure 2018 Fall
The first full-length study of a once revolutionary visual and linguistic medium
Everywhere and Nowhere: Anonymity and Mediation in Eighteenth-Century Britain Everywhere and Nowhere Anonymity and Mediation in Eighteenth-Century Britain Mark Vareschi 2018 Fall
A fascinating analysis of anonymous publication centuries before the digital age
Graziella: A Novel Graziella A Novel Alphonse de Lamartine 2018 Fall
In its first modern translation, a novel-cum-memoir of a Frenchman’s erotic awakening in Italy by a preeminent writer of the Romantic period
None of This Is Normal: The Fiction of Jeff VanderMeer None of This Is Normal The Fiction of Jeff VanderMeer Benjamin J. Robertson 2018 Fall
How the otherworldly worlds created by the author of the Southern Reach Trilogy speak to—and even affect—our own
Bad Environmentalism: Irony and Irreverence in the Ecological Age Bad Environmentalism Irony and Irreverence in the Ecological Age Nicole Seymour 2018 Fall
Traces a tradition of ironic and irreverent environmentalism, asking us to rethink the movement’s reputation for gloom and doom
The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor The Robotic Imaginary The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor Jennifer Rhee 2018 Fall
Tracing the connections between human-like robots and AI at the site of dehumanization and exploited labor
The Book of One Hundred Riddles of the Fairy Bellaria The Book of One Hundred Riddles of the Fairy Bellaria Charles Godfrey Leland 2018 Fall
Reviving a lost classic of American fairy–tale literature
Hush Hush, Forest Hush Hush, Forest Mary Casanova 2018 Fall
Lyrical words and elegant woodcuts capture the quiet beauty of the forest as day fades to night and autumn gives way to the North Woods winter
Scenarios II: Signs of Life; Even Dwarfs Started Small; Fata Morgana; Heart of Glass Scenarios II Signs of Life; Even Dwarfs Started Small; Fata Morgana; Heart of Glass Werner Herzog 2018 Fall
The second in a series: the master filmmaker’s prose scenarios for four of his notable films
Dead Man’s Rapids Dead Man’s Rapids William Durbin and Barbara Durbin 2018 Fall
The further adventures of a boy discovering the challenges and the humor of a log drive in Minnesota’s north woods in 1899
Fearless Ivan and His Faithful Horse Double-Hump: A Russian Folk Tale Fearless Ivan and His Faithful Horse Double-Hump A Russian Folk Tale Pyotr Yershov and Jack Zipes 2018 Spring
A classic Russian tale retold for our time by an eminent folklorist
Circulating Queerness: Before the Gay and Lesbian Novel Circulating Queerness Before the Gay and Lesbian Novel Natasha Hurley 2018 Spring
A new history of the queer novel shows its role in constructing gay and lesbian lives
Hybrid Child: A Novel Hybrid Child A Novel Mariko Ōhara 2018 Spring
A classic of Japanese speculative fiction that blurs the line between consumption and creation when a cyborg assumes the form and spirit of a murdered child