Literature

Isabelle Day Refuses to Die of a Broken Heart Isabelle Day Refuses to Die of a Broken Heart Jane St. Anthony 2018 Spring
How can Isabelle ever express to Margaret and Grace how grateful she is for their friendship, just when she needed it most?
Wild Child: Intensive Parenting and Posthumanist Ethics Wild Child Intensive Parenting and Posthumanist Ethics Naomi Morgenstern 2018 Spring
Exploring how the figure of the “wild child” in contemporary fiction grapples with contemporary cultural anxieties about reproductive ethics and the future of humanity
The Improvisatore: A Novel of Italy The Improvisatore A Novel of Italy Hans Christian Andersen 2018 Spring
A semi-autobiographical novel inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s travels in Italy—and one of the author’s best-known works in his native Denmark
The Right to Be Cold: One Woman’s Fight to Protect the Arctic and Save the Planet from Climate Change The Right to Be Cold One Woman’s Fight to Protect the Arctic and Save the Planet from Climate Change Sheila Watt-Cloutier 2018 Spring
A “courageous and revelatory memoir” (Naomi Klein) chronicling the life of the leading Indigenous climate change, cultural, and human rights advocate
Inside the Gate: Sigrid Undset’s Life at Bjerkebæk Inside the Gate Sigrid Undset’s Life at Bjerkebæk Nan Bentzen Skille 2018 Spring
Nobel Prize winner Sigrid Undset’s life at Bjerkebæk, her retreat in Lillehammer, Norway
Once in a Blue Moon Lodge: A Novel Once in a Blue Moon Lodge A Novel Lorna Landvik 2018 Spring
The long-awaited sequel to Lorna Landvik’s best-selling Patty Jane’s House of Curl: a story brimming with life, humor, and hope
Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life Wild Mares My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life Dianna Hunter 2018 Spring
A wry memoir of growing up, coming out, and going back to the land as a lesbian feminist in the rural Midwest of the 1960s and 70s
The Infamous Harry Hayward: A True Account of Murder and Mesmerism in Gilded Age Minneapolis The Infamous Harry Hayward A True Account of Murder and Mesmerism in Gilded Age Minneapolis Shawn Francis Peters 2018 Spring
A fascinating tale of seduction, murder, fraud, coercion—and the trial of the “Minneapolis Monster”
Homemade: Finnish Rye, Feed Sack Fashion, and Other Simple Ingredients from My Life in Food Homemade Finnish Rye, Feed Sack Fashion, and Other Simple Ingredients from My Life in Food Beatrice Ojakangas 2018 Spring
A celebrated cook’s recipes and reflections on growing up in a big Finnish family in northern Minnesota
Double Visions, Double Fictions: The Doppelgänger in Japanese Film and Literature Double Visions, Double Fictions The Doppelgänger in Japanese Film and Literature Baryon Tensor Posadas 2018 Spring
A fresh take on the doppelgänger and its place in Japanese film and literature—past and present
The Modernist Corpse: Posthumanism and the Posthumous The Modernist Corpse Posthumanism and the Posthumous Erin E. Edwards 2018 Spring
An unconventional take on the corpse challenges traditional conceptions of who—and what—counts as human while offering bold insights into the modernist project
Arranging Marriage: Conjugal Agency in the South Asian Diaspora Arranging Marriage Conjugal Agency in the South Asian Diaspora Marian Aguiar 2018 Spring
The first critical analysis of contemporary arranged marriage among South Asians in a global context
A Literature of Questions: Nonfiction for the Critical Child A Literature of Questions Nonfiction for the Critical Child Joe Sutliff Sanders 2017 Fall
A critical analysis of children’s nonfiction that focuses on the extent to which such works invite young readers to ask questions
Postcolonial Biology: Psyche and Flesh after Empire Postcolonial Biology Psyche and Flesh after Empire Deepika Bahri 2017 Fall
Rethinking the body of the colonized and its ongoing transformation in today’s global order
Ecology without Culture: Aesthetics for a Toxic World Ecology without Culture Aesthetics for a Toxic World Christine L. Marran 2017 Fall
Reconfiguring the intentions and parameters of ecocriticism