Cultural Memory, Consciousness, and Literary Modernism: Joyce, Yeats, Lawrence, Woolf is forthcoming in November 2021.
The cultural history of the 1950s comes alive again in this study of the characters of 1950s American fiction.
The People We Meet in Stories.
The People We Meet in Stories brings to life the fiction of the 1950s in America.
Rock Music Imagination
Popular Music Books: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's 50 Year Quest: Music to Change the World (May 2019) and Finding God in the Devil's Music (June 2019)
America's Favorite Bestselling Books across the past 100 years are discussed in this book.
The uses of science fiction in rock music are explored in this book.
Native Sons to King's Men: The Literary Landscape of the 1940s considers American culture in the 1940s and the key authors who contributed to the literary imagination of the period.
This book emphasizes the relevance of John Steinbeck's fiction and non-fiction for giving voice to the people in our contemporary society.
Beyond Gatsby is a cultural history of America through American authors of the 1920s.
Through several sources including statistics, literary biography, newspapers, memoirs, diaries, letters, and interviews this book examines a historical time and an emerging national consciousness that defined the American identity before and after the Civil War. American voices present their views, tastes, emotional reactions and identifications, and deep attachment for Dickens’s characters, stories, themes, and sensibilities as well as for the author himself. Available in more than 200 U.S. and Canada university and college library collections.