Literature, Poetry

1968: A History in Verse

New from Clemson University Press, In The Rebel Cafe is a collection of interviews with Ed Sanders, constituting a career biography of Sanders as a writer, musician, and activist. Here the collection's editor Jennie Skerl explores Sanders's position as a leading cultural rebel in the 1960s, drawing on the events of the 1968 Democratic National … Continue reading

Literature

“Quiet as it’s kept”: How The Bluest Eye Inaugurated a New Genre of Fiction 50 Years Ago

New from Clemson University Press, Writing the Survivor by Robin Field explores how rape novels place survivors at the heart of narratives of sexual violence rather than the perpetrators. In this blog post, Field reflects on the power of Toni Morrison's debut novel The Bluest Eye, to mark its 50th anniversary. The Bluest Eye was … Continue reading

Literature

Gendered Ecologies – In Conversation with Dewey W. Hall and Jillmarie Murphy

From Clemson University Press, Gendered Ecologies considers the value of interrelationships that exist among human, nonhuman species, and inanimate objects as part of the environment, and features observations by women writers as recorded in nature diaries, poetry, bildungsroman, sensational fiction, philosophical fiction, and folklore. We spoke to editors Dewey W. Hall and Jillmarie Murphy to … Continue reading

Literature

A century since One Man’s Initiation: 1917

2020 marks the 100 year anniversary of John Dos Passos' first published novel, One Man's Initiation: 1917. In this blog post, Lisa Nanney - author of John Dos Passos & Cinema and editor of The Paintings and Drawing of John Dos Passos, both published by Clemson University Press - assesses the novel's beginnings, rooted in the … Continue reading

music

Researching Granville Bantock

John Dressler is the author of Granville Bantock (1868 - 1946), the latest title from Clemson University Press. The book is the first reference guide to musical, manuscript, and print sources for study of Bantock’s life and music. In this blog post, Dressler considers the lengthy research process behind his new book. Granville Bantock is not … Continue reading