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New Books by Literature Faculty

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Our faculty in the Department of Literature publish prolifically and prestigiously. Their most recent books, listed below, represent a range of genres, from poetry collections to first novels to literary criticism and creative nonfiction. They also cover a breadth of issues, including the cultural implications of artificial intelligence, the impact of literary figures on twentieth-century thought, and new ways of grappling with loss and mortality.

Kyle Dargan: Honest Engine (University of Georgia, 2015) 

Erik Dussere: America Is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture (Oxford University, 2013)

Despina Kakoudaki: Anatomy of a Robot: Literature, Cinema, and the Cultural Work of Artificial People (Rutgers University, 2014)

David Keplinger: The Most Natural Thing (New Issues, 2013)

Jonathan Loesberg and Carolyn Betensky: The Mysteries of Paris. Translation and annotation of Les Mystères de Paris by Eugène Sue (Penguin Classics, 2015)

Marianne Noble, Jedd Deppman, and Gary Lee Stonum: Emily Dickinson and Philosophy (Cambridge University, 2013)

Roberta Rubenstein: Literary Half-Lives: Doris Lessing, Clancy Sigal, and Roman à Clef (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

Richard C. Sha and Joel Faflak: Romanticism and the Emotions (Cambridge University, 2014)

Rachel Louise Snyder: What We’ve Lost Is Nothing (Scribner, 2014)