New Common Sense in the Second Amendment
Eighteenth-Century English and the U.S. Bill of Rights
Margie Burns ISBN:978-1-988963-27-3
The wording of the first and second amendments was shaped by the period when the Bill of Rights was created by the authors and ratified by the states and was shaped by previous centuries of English usage and etymology. The language of 1789 should be an important element in ongoing discussion of gun control policies, a crucial issue for the people and our courts. Read more . . .
New The Vampyre and other British stories of the Romantic era
Ed. Henry M. Wallace ISBN:978-1-988963-26-6
The Vampyre and other British stories of the Romantic era includes the best short fiction published in Britain during the first decades of the 19th century. The period, associated with the “rise of the tale,” saw every year the arrival of new periodicals dedicated, entirely or partially, to the publication of short stories. Read more . . .
New The Trail of the Serpent
Mary Elizabeth Braddon ISBN: 978-1-988963-25-9
Victorian England’s best-selling woman novelist Mary Elizabeth Braddon still captivates readers with this chilling story of murder, betrayal, and friendship. Hailed as the first detective novel, The Trail of the Serpent is enjoying a much deserved revival. The Trail is both a sensation novel and a detective novel. Read more . . .
New Journey to the Center of the Mind
Life, Health and Happiness through the Eyes of a World-Renowned Neurosurgeon
Alexandru-Vlad Ciurea & Tudor Artenie ISBN: 978-1-988963-24-2
Journey to the Center of the Mind, a best selling book of interviews published in Romania a few years ago is now available to English-speaking readers. The interviews with world-renowned neurosurgeon, university professor, and inventor of a drain system for the brain Alexandru Vlad Ciurea are a window into a life lived with humility, always in the best interest of the patient and of the fellow man. Read more . . .
The Female Precariat
Gender and Contingency in the Professional Work Force
Margie Burns, Tamara Ionkova Hammond, Rachelann Lopp Copland
The purpose of this book is to explain the U.S. higher education precariat and the digital precariat to the world at large, and to document with overwhelming evidence that the precariat in higher education and in the Internet economy disproportionately involves women. Read more . . .
Introduction to Literature
Planning and Teaching a First-year Course
Sylvia Hunt & Cynthia Parr ISBN: 978-1-988963-05-1
The introductory course can be used as a catch-all for nearly everything first-year students may need to learn as they begin academic study. There is a difference between streamlining an approach to an Introduction to Literature course and dumbing down the material. Practical considerations are important when developing any course, and they certainly are in an introductory course. Read more . . .
Racism and Discrimination in the Sporting World
Ed. Eileen M. Angelini ISBN: 978-1-988963-06-8
In today’s day and age of social media in a global economy where individuals come into contact with one another at a rapid pace, we all must work harder to understand and respect one another’s point of view that may be directly influenced by an individual’s native language, culture, and history.
Queering Visual Cultures: Re-Presenting Sexual Politics on Stage and Screen
Ed. Subashish Bhattacharjee ISBN: 978-0-995029-13-2
It is imperative that analyses of popular cultural depictions and presentations of the queer are performed with the extensive intent towards encouraging a politics of inclusion and towards deterring the abjection of the queer subject in popular cultural portrayals. The contemporary popular cultural space has leveraged the queer in the same format of representation as its presentation in the 1990s. Read more . . .
American Notes for General Circulation
Charles Dickens, Introduction Diana C. Archibald
This is a scholarly edition, annotated and illustrated, addressing the modern reader. Dickens fans and students will find the most balanced approach to annotate and contextualize the writer’s travel impressions, as well as a chronology following Dickens’s itinerary chapter by chapter.
Goody Two-Shoes and other 18th-century British stories
Ed. Henry M. Wallace ISBN: 978-1-988963-01-3
The first collection of its kind, in an annotated and illustrated edition: 18th-century British short stories, some of which have never before been anthologized. Short stories, as this anthology demonstrates, can help just as much, if not more, than novels and poems, to get a sense of the 18th century. Read more . . .
These Immortal Creations: An Anthology of British Romantic Poetry
Ed. Sylvia Hunt ISBN: 978-0-9950291-9-4
With its over 120 poems arranged in chronological order, the present anthology follows very closely the development of Romantic poetry in Britain from its beginnings in the 1780s to the early years of Victoria’s reign. This is also the most diverse anthology of Romantic literature: out of twenty-seven authors, fifteen are male and twelve female. Read more . . .
Monsters and Monstrosity in 21st-Century Film and Television
Eds. Cristina Artenie and Ashley Szanter ISBN 978-0-9950291-8-7
The ubiquitous presence of the monstrous on screen evokes myriad interpretations. In certain cases, we love to love the monster. In others, we bond over mutual desire to see it conquered, vanquished.
Specialists: Passions & Careers
Eds. Cristina Artenie and Dannielle Joy Davis
Is the pursuit of the doctorate the ultimate intellectual “survival of the fittest” challenge? Are there common characteristics and experiences that result in success while earning the PhD? The intent of this work is to address these questions and highlight the experiences of those who have earned or are in pursuit of the doctorate. Read more . . .