Before Albert Einstein proposed the concept of four-dimensional spacetime, late Victorian scientists, radical philosophers and writers were discussing the possibility of a different kind of fourth dimension. Before Einstein offers the first book-length examination of the impact of pre-Relativity four-dimensional theory on literature and culture at the turn of the 20th century. 213 pp.
Identifies the biases, contradictions, errors, ambiguities and gaps that have run rampant in biographies on Wollstonecraft, many of them incomprehensively left unchecked and perpetuated from publication to publication. It also analyzes how these flaws have subsequently and significantly distorted scholars' understanding of Wollstonecraft and her works. 261 pp.
Comics Versus Art examines the relationship between comics and the most important institutions of the art world, including museums, auction houses and the art press. 274 pp.
A highly researched consideration of Robert Frost investigates early innovative poetry that was published in popular magazines from 1894 to 1915 and reveals a voice of dissent that anticipated "The New Poetry"—a voice that would come to dominate American poetry as few others have. 336 pp.
Takes readers on an eclectic tour of historic sites that have been pivotal to the making of American literature, reflecting the true diversity of the nation and its authors. 381 pp.