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The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines

Mike Madrid

“The Supergirls is a long overdue tribute to the fabulous fighting females whose beauty and bravery brighten the pages of your favorite comics.”—STAN LEE “A thoughtful, comprehensive history of women in comics . . . The Supergirls... (read more)

Poetry Criticism
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What Poets Are Like: Up and Down with the Writing Life

Gary Soto

Gary Soto is a widely published author of children's and young adult fiction, and he is an acclaimed poet--often referred to as one of the nation's first Chicano poets. With a sharp sense of storytelling and a sly wit, What Poets Are Like is a memoir of... (read more)

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Teaching the Early Modern Period

Derval Conroy

Teaching the Early Modern Period is an innovative project bringing together leading early modernists from a wide geographical and disciplinary background. Scholars from English, History and French Studies unite in this unique volume to examine the... (read more)

Literary and Cultural Studies
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Protocols of Reading

Robert Scholes

Discussing a wide range of literary theory in a clear and accessible way, prize-winning author Robert Scholes here continues his ongoing construction of a humane semiotic approach to the problems of reading, writing, and teaching. Taking the view that... (read more)

Literary Reference
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Cambridge History of American Literature #0001: The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 1, 1590-1820

Sacvan Bercovitch

The Cambridge History of American Literature addresses the spectrum of new and established directions in American writing. An interdisciplinary distillation of American literary history, it weds the voice of traditional criticism with the diversity of... (read more)

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Borges and Mathematics

Guillermo Martinez

Borges and Mathematics is a short book of essays that explores the scientific thinking of the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986). Around half of the book consists of two “lectures” focused on mathematics. The rest of the book... (read more)

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