University Press Week Day 4

#ReadUP on these 10 noteworthy Bucknell UP titles published in the last 10 years

Fire on the Water: Sailors, Slaves, and Insurrection in Early American Literature, 1789-1886

By Lenora Warren

“Readers will find Fire on the Water an important contribution to the study of slavery and abolitionism. Moreover, this book also makes major contributions to Black Atlantic studies and to maritime and oceanic studies at large. Scholars working in these fields will find Warren’s book essential reading. They will also find the book’s clarity and concision impressive. Fire on the Water will teach well in both the undergraduate and graduate classrooms.”

 —ALH Online Review

Testimony: Found Poems from the Special Court for Sierra Leone

By Shanee Stepakoff

“The poems in this collection stand as monument to remembrance and commemoration, a stay against oblivion for the people of Sierra Leone whose lives were marked by the civil conflict of 1991-2002. They are a significant contribution to the literature of that country and of conflict.”

 —Aminatta Forna, author of Happiness

Toni Morrison: Forty Years in The Clearing

Edited by Carmen R. Gillespie

“Gathering a tapestry of disparate materials, including reviews, letters, interviews, drama, critical essays, memoirs, and photos, Gillespie constructs a rich critical narrative of Morrison’s works.”

The Journal of African American History

Brown Romantics: Poetry and Nationalism in the Global Nineteenth Century

By Manu Samriti Chander

Brown Romantics challenges readers to rethink the play of race, religion, class, and nation across the nineteenth-century globe. Chander adroitly critiques the disabling rhetoric of nationalism as it confronts the democratic ideals undergirding each of the three poets he studies.”

 —Victorian Studies

Indiscreet Fantasies: Iberian Queer Cinema

Edited by Andrés Lema-Hincapié and Conxita Domènech

“The editors of Indiscreet Fantasies have compiled a significant collection of essays that will be of interest to film scholars because they analyze cinema that sheds a new light on the representations of Iberian cultures and identities.”

—Isabel Estrada, author of El documental cinematográfico y televisivo contemporáneo

Confronting Our Canons: Spanish and Latin American Studies in the 21st Century

By Joan L. Brown

“The balance of theory and data analysis provides a comprehensive view of the topic and, although examples are gleaned from Spanish and Latin American literature, Brown’s observations and recommendations are accessible, and pertinent, to other fields.”


The Dark Eclipse: Reflections on Suicide and Absence

By A.W. Barnes

“The story Barnes weaves in this memoir—a story of suicidal desires and success, of what drives siblings apart and could, at turns, bring them back together—is a lyric noir of family instability, personal revelation, and queer inheritance both genealogical and literary….Our job, as Barnes beautifully demonstrates here, is to take the ashes of our lives—not only our lived lives, but our lives as readers, too—and sculpt them into a new art.”

—Lambda Literary

The Idea of Disability in the Eighteenth Century

Edited by Chris Mounsey

“With respect to organization, Mounsey (Univ. of Winchester, UK) introduces a unique concept—to disability studies in general and certainly to 18th-century studies. The ten essays appear in three categories: “Methodological,” essays examining how disability is understood and represented by significant thinkers (1663 and 1788); “Conceptual,” essays looking at and problematizing representation of disability in literary works; and “Experiential,” essays examining how disability is represented by those who experienced it and left written records of their suffering. A few essays feature canonical figures (e.g., Margaret Cavendish, John Locke, Laurence Sterne), but most introduce overlooked, unknown texts, a result of impressive archival research. In this respect and others, the collection bridges disability studies and cultural studies. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students and researchers/faculty.”


Faust: A Tragedy, Part I

Translated by Eugene Stelzig

“This exciting new translation of Goethe’s Faust brings the text to life for a contemporary audience. Stelzig’s ‘flexible’ approach to poetic translation is eminently successful: the complexity of the text is allowed to emerge without completely sacrificing its poetry. I highly recommend it—especially for the classroom and first-time English readers of Faust.”

—Astrida Tantillo, University of Illinois at Chicago

Woven Shades of Green: An Anthology of Irish Nature Literature

Edited by Tim Wenzell

“Readers familiar with Irish literature and ecocriticism will find this volume filled with familiar faces and materials, as well as a few more obscure and exciting ones. This anthology offers scholars a series of substantial pieces from which to expand and further consider Irish nature writing and Irish approaches to the natural world.”

Irish Studies Review