□ 21 [American Literary Realism]
The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Realism
/ Newlin, Keith (ed) (Oxford Handbooks) 336 p. Oxford, 2019：09.
Is realism a genre, with a particular form, content, and technique? Is it a style, with a distinctive artistic arrangement of words, characters, and description? Or is it a period, usually placed as occurring after the Civil War and concluding somewhere around the onset of World War I? This volume aims to widen the scope of study beyond mere definition, however, by expanding the boundaries of the subject through essays that reconsider and enlarge upon such questions.
□ 22 [American Studies]
The Routledge Companion to Transnational American Studies / Morgan, N., A. Hofnung & Takayuki Tatsumi (ed) (Routlege Literature Companions) 380 p. Routledge UP, 2019.
The essays develop new ways for Americanists to read events, images, sound, literature, identity, film, politics, or performance transnationally through the work of diverse figures, such as Confucius, Edward Said, Pauline Hopkins, Poe, Faulkner, Michael Jackson, Onoto Watanna, and others. This timely volume also addresses presidential politics and interpictorial US history from Lincoln in Africa, to Obama and Mandela, to Trump.
□ 23 [Melville, H.]
Handsomely Done: Aesthetics, Politics, and Media after Melville / Hoffman-Schwartz, Daniel (ed)
264 p. Northwestern UP, 2019:04.
ISBN:9780810139732 pap \5,731
"Handsomely Done is one of the best book-length marryings of critical theory with Melville’s works. There is a great value in a politically focused updating of the relationship between Melville and critical theory, and this collection will be a landmark event in the ongoing development of that relationship."--Geoffrey Sanborn, author of The Value of Herman Melville
□ 24 [Modern American Fiction]
Reading Sideways: The Queer Politics of Art in Modern American Fiction / Seitler, Dana. 195 p. Fordham UP, 2019:.
ISBN:9780823282616 pap \5,740
□ 25 [Silko /Morrison /DeLillo /Barth]
Postmodernism in Pieces: Materializing the Social in U. S. Fiction / Mullins, M. 230 p. Oxford, 2016/2019:07.
ISBN:9780190067823 pap \4,893
Redefines postmodernism as a resolutely materialist aesthetic, whereas most scholars would characterize it as an idealist paradigm. Argues that postmodernism is not, in fact, an ism like Romanticism or Modernism.
Examines work by Leslie Marmon Silko, Toni Morrison, Jonathan Lethem, John Barth, David Foster Wallace, Don DeLillo, Julia Alvarez, and more.