Literature

Reading Tagore’s ‘The Post Office’ During the Pandemic: Reflections on the Nature of Education

Modern Writers, Transnational Literatures, published by Clemson University Press, examines W.B. Yeats’s and Rabindranath Tagore’s literary engagements with identity, nationalism, and the literary and cultural traditions of Ireland and India. In this blog post, author Ragini Mohite re-visits Tagore’s The Post Office and considers the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education and societal structures. … Continue reading

Literature

Looking for Moses from Frances Harper to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Excavating Exodus published by Clemson University Press charts Black writers’ shifting conceptions of Moses from self-sacrificing leader to authoritarian figure. In this blog post, author J. Laurence Cohen considers how Frances Harper and Martin Luther King, Jr. looked to Moses in their resistance to oppression. April has long been a decisive month in U.S. history. … Continue reading

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