Literature

Keeping the Ancient Way: the Life and Work of Henry Vaughan

New to our English Association Monographs series, Keeping the Ancient Way is a detailed study of the historical contexts and literary achievements of seventeenth-century poet Henry Vaughan. In this blog post, author Robert Wilcher reflects on his study of Vaughan throughout his academic career. The publication of my book on Henry Vaughan, Keeping the Ancient … Continue reading

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

History, Literature

Sailor Talk: Labor, Utterance, and Meaning in the Works of Melville, Conrad, and London

I was raised in a world rich with sailor talk. My father, Captain James (‘Jay’) S. Bercaw, was a masterful storyteller. My sister Katrina, brother Seán, and I cherished sitting at his feet as he told brilliant and evocative sea stories. He had sailed twice around the world as First Mate on a square-rigged vessel, … Continue reading

Literature

The Emergence of Bujold Studies, or, Gods and Uterine Replicators in a Time of Coronavirus

Biology and Manners: Essays on the Worlds and Works of Lois McMaster Bujold builds upon the establishment of Lois McMaster Bujold as an important author of contemporary science fiction and fantasy. In this blog post, co-editor Regina Yung Lee reflects on the origins of the essay collection and how Bujold's writings remain relevant in times of crisis. … 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