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Successful Site-Based Management - A Practical Guide (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Larry J. Reynolds Successful Site-Based Management - A Practical Guide (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Larry J. Reynolds
R1,254 Discovery Miles 12 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This practical, hands-on guide provides site-based management teams with the essential steps to implementation that will enable teams to spend less time organizing and establishing policies, and more time focusing on the substantive issues of school change.

Righteous Violence - Revolution, Slavery and the American Renaissance (Hardcover): Larry J. Reynolds Righteous Violence - Revolution, Slavery and the American Renaissance (Hardcover)
Larry J. Reynolds
R1,675 Discovery Miles 16 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Righteous Violence" examines the struggles with the violence of slavery and revolution that engaged the imaginations of seven nineteenth-century American writers--Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frederick Douglass, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville.

These authors responded not only to the state terror of slavery and the Civil War but also to more problematic violent acts, including unlawful revolts, insurrections, riots, and strikes that resulted in bloodshed and death. Rather than position these writers for or against the struggle for liberty, Larry J. Reynolds examines the profoundly contingent and morally complex perspectives of each author. Tracing the shifting and troubled moral arguments in their work, Reynolds shows that these writers, though committed to peace and civil order, at times succumbed to bloodlust, even while they expressed ambivalence about the very violence they approved. For many of these authors, the figure of John Brown loomed large as an influence and a challenge. Reynolds examines key works such as Fuller's European dispatches, Emerson's political lectures, Douglass's novella "The Heroic Slave," Thoreau's "Walden," Alcott's" Moods," Hawthorne's late unfinished romances, and Melville's" Billy Budd."

In addition to demonstrating the centrality of righteous violence to the American Renaissance, this study deepens and complicates our understanding of political violence beyond the dichotomies of revolution and murder, liberty and oppression, good and evil.

National Imaginaries, American Identities - The Cultural Work of American Iconography (Paperback): Larry J. Reynolds, Gordon... National Imaginaries, American Identities - The Cultural Work of American Iconography (Paperback)
Larry J. Reynolds, Gordon Hutner
R894 R727 Discovery Miles 7 270 Save R167 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From the American Revolution to the present, the United States has enjoyed a rich and persuasive visual culture. These images have constructed, sustained, and disseminated social values and identities, but this unwieldy, sometimes untidy form of cultural expression has received less systematic attention than other modes of depicting American life. Recently, scholars in the humanities have developed a new critical approach to reading images and the cultural work they perform. This practice, American cultural iconography, is generating sophisticated analyses of how images organize our public life. The contributions to this volume exhibit the extraordinary scope and interpretive power of this interdisciplinary study while illuminating the dark corners of the nation's psyche.

Drawing on such varied texts and visual media as daguerreotypes, political cartoons, tourist posters, and religious artifacts, these essays explore how pictures and words combine to teach us who we are and who we are not. They examine mimesis in elegant portraits of black Freemasons, industrial-age representations of national parks, and postwar photographs of atomic destruction. They consider how visual culture has described and disclosed the politics of racialized sexuality, whether subconsciously affirming it in the shadows of film noir or deliberately contesting it through the interethnic incest of John Sayles's "Lone Star." Students of literature, film, and history will find that these essays extend the frontier of American studies.

The contributors are Maurice Wallace, Dennis Berthold, Alan Trachtenberg, Shirley Samuels, Jenny Franchot, Cecelia Tichi, Eric Lott, Bryan C. Taylor, and Jose E. Limon."

New Historical Literary Study - Essays on Reproducing Texts, Representing History (Paperback): Jeffrey N. Cox, Larry J. Reynolds New Historical Literary Study - Essays on Reproducing Texts, Representing History (Paperback)
Jeffrey N. Cox, Larry J. Reynolds
R1,531 R1,138 Discovery Miles 11 380 Save R393 (26%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume, growing out of the celebrated turn toward history in literary criticism, showcases some of the best new historical work being done today in textual theory, literary history, and cultural criticism. The collection brings together for the first time key representativesfrom various schools of historicist scholarship, including leading critics whose work has helped define new historicism. The essays illuminate literary periods ranging from Anglo-Saxon to postmodern, a variety of literary texts that includes "The Siege of Thebes," "Macbeth," "The Jazz Singer," and "The Chosen Place, the Timeless People," and central issues that have marked new historicism: power, ideology, textuality, othering, marginality, exile, and liberation.

The contributors are Janet Aikins, Lawrence Buell, Ralph Cohen, Margaret Ezell, Stephen Greenblatt, Terence Hoagwood, Jerome McGann, Robert Newman, Katherine O'Keeffe, Lee Patterson, Michael Rogin, Edward Said, and Hortense Spillers. The editors' introduction situates the various essays within contemporary criticism and explores the multiple, contestatory issues at stake within the historicist enterprise.

Devils and Rebels - The Making of Hawthorne's Damned Politics (Hardcover): Larry J. Reynolds Devils and Rebels - The Making of Hawthorne's Damned Politics (Hardcover)
Larry J. Reynolds
R1,271 R1,149 Discovery Miles 11 490 Save R122 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Widely condemned even in his own time, Nathaniel Hawthorne's views on abolitionism and slavery are today frequently characterized by scholars as morally reprehensible. Devils and Rebels explores the historical and biographical record to reveal striking evidence of the author's true political values---values grounded in pacifism and resistant to the kind of binary thinking that could lead to violence and war.

The book offers fresh readings of not only Hawthorne's four major romances but also some of his less familiar works like "Legends of the Province House," "The Whole History of Grandfather's Chair, Journal of an African Cruiser, The Life of Franklin Pierce," and "Septimius Felton." Reynolds argues that Hawthorne---whether in his politics or his art---drew upon racialized imagery from America's past revolution and war on witchcraft to create a politics of quiet imagination, alert to the ways in which New England righteousness could become totalitarian by imposing its narrow view of the world on others.

Meticulously researched and cogently argued, this groundbreaking work demonstrates the need to examine perspectives and values from beyond the New England region when studying the literary history of the American Renaissance and illuminates the difficulties faced by public intellectuals during times of political strife---an issue as relevant today as it was some one hundred and fifty years ago.

Larry J. Reynolds is Thomas Franklin Mayo Professor of Liberal Arts and Professor of English at Texas A&M University. His previous books include "A Historical Guide to Nathaniel Hawthorne, National Imaginaries, American Identities: The Cultural Work of American Iconography," and"European Revolutions and the American Literary Renaissance" as well as an edition of the European writings of Margaret Fuller.

"An outstanding combination of literary interpretation and cultural and historical context that will be an important addition to the critical literature on Hawthorne."
---Nina Baym, University of Illinois

"It is difficult to imagine a more timely book than "Devils and Rebels," Examining the role of the public intellectual and writer during a time of political conflict and war, Reynolds takes up his charges with great precision and historical finesse. What particularly distinguishes this book is its attention to the ways in which one of this country's most important authors struggled to resist the waves of political extremism and patriotic hysteria that swept around him."
---Jeffrey Steele, University of Wisconsin--Madison

Illustration: "Black John Chastising the Witches" (detail) by George Cruikshank, from "Twelve Sketches Illustrative of Sir Walter Scott's "Demonology and Witchcraft."" London: Robins and Co., 1830. Author's collection.

Visit the author's website at: http: //www-english.tamu.edu/index.php?id=212

Righteous Violence - Revolution, Slavery and the American Renaissance (Paperback): Larry J. Reynolds Righteous Violence - Revolution, Slavery and the American Renaissance (Paperback)
Larry J. Reynolds
R664 Discovery Miles 6 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Righteous Violence" examines the struggles with the violence of slavery and revolution that engaged the imaginations of seven nineteenth-century American writers--Margaret Fuller, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frederick Douglass, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville.

These authors responded not only to the state terror of slavery and the Civil War but also to more problematic violent acts, including unlawful revolts, insurrections, riots, and strikes that resulted in bloodshed and death. Rather than position these writers for or against the struggle for liberty, Larry J. Reynolds examines the profoundly contingent and morally complex perspectives of each author. Tracing the shifting and troubled moral arguments in their work, Reynolds shows that these writers, though committed to peace and civil order, at times succumbed to bloodlust, even while they expressed ambivalence about the very violence they approved. For many of these authors, the figure of John Brown loomed large as an influence and a challenge. Reynolds examines key works such as Fuller's European dispatches, Emerson's political lectures, Douglass's novella "The Heroic Slave," Thoreau's "Walden," Alcott's" Moods," Hawthorne's late unfinished romances, and Melville's" Billy Budd."

In addition to demonstrating the centrality of righteous violence to the American Renaissance, this study deepens and complicates our understanding of political violence beyond the dichotomies of revolution and murder, liberty and oppression, good and evil.

These Sad But Glorious Days - Dispatches From Europe, 1846-1850 (Paperback, Annotated Ed): Margaret Fuller These Sad But Glorious Days - Dispatches From Europe, 1846-1850 (Paperback, Annotated Ed)
Margaret Fuller; Edited by Larry J. Reynolds, Susan Belasco Smith
R823 Discovery Miles 8 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Margaret Fuller-journalist, critic, radical feminist, and political activist-was a foreign correspondent for the New-York Tribune from 1846-50. This engrossing book provides the first complete edition of Fuller's dispatches from England, France, and Italy, which began as engaging travel sketches but soon turned into moving and dramatic eyewitness accounts of the most widespread revolutionary upheaval within modern history. "Fuller's letters are extraordinarily good. They will be of interest to scholars of American literature and history, women's studies, and European literature and history."-Joel Myerson, University of South Carolina "This collection of thirty-seven dispatches written for Horace Greeley's New-York Tribune presents an opportunity to view [Fuller] as a developing personality, burning off heaps of silliness and taking on something like character-even splendor-as she finds herself caught up in the brief, calamitous life of the Roman Republic during the European uprisings of the late 1840s."-Thomas Mallon, New Criterion "Recommended for the power of Fuller's own writing, for its capacity to convey the emotional idealism of liberal America as well as liberal Italy, not to mention the amusement she as well as her readers derive from observing the sight-seer 'abroad.'"-Agatha Ramm, International History Review "This welcome edition has made more accessible the works of an important figure in American literary history."-Sylvia Neely, Journal of the Early Republic

A Historical Guide to Nathaniel Hawthorne (Hardcover): Larry J. Reynolds A Historical Guide to Nathaniel Hawthorne (Hardcover)
Larry J. Reynolds
R2,788 Discovery Miles 27 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Nathanial Hawthorne is one of the most widely taught American authors. This historical guide collects a number of original essays by Hawthorne scholars that place the author in historical context. Like all of the Historical Guides to American Authors, this volume includes an introduction, a brief biography, a bibliographical essay, and an illustrated chronology of the author's life and times. Combining cultural criticism with historical scholarship, A Historical Guide to Nathanial Hawthorne addresses a wide range of topics relevant to Hawthorne's work, including slavery, children, mesmerism, and the visual arts.

A Historical Guide to Nathaniel Hawthorne (Paperback): Larry J. Reynolds A Historical Guide to Nathaniel Hawthorne (Paperback)
Larry J. Reynolds
R1,344 Discovery Miles 13 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of the most likely taught American authors. This historical guide collects a number of original essays by Hawthorne scholars that place the author in historical context. Like all of the Historical Guides to American Authors, this volume includes an introduction, a brief biography, a bibliographical essay, and an illustrated chronology of the author's life and times. Combining cultural criticism with historical scholarship, A Historical Guide to Nathanial Hawthorn addresses a wide range of topics relevant to Hawthorne's work, including slavery, children, mesmerism, and the visual arts.

Successful Site-Based Management - A Practical Guide (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Larry J. Reynolds Successful Site-Based Management - A Practical Guide (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Larry J. Reynolds
R798 Discovery Miles 7 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This practical, hands-on guide provides site-based management teams with the essential steps to implementation that will enable teams to spend less time organizing and establishing policies, and more time focusing on the substantive issues of school change.

European Revolutions and the American Literary Renaissance (Hardcover): Larry J. Reynolds European Revolutions and the American Literary Renaissance (Hardcover)
Larry J. Reynolds
R1,271 Discovery Miles 12 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Political issues and events have always acted as a catalyst on thought and art. In this pioneering study, Larry J. Reynolds argues that the European revolutions of 1848-49 quickened the American literary imagination and shaped the characters, plots, and themes of the American renaissance. He traces the impact of the revolutions on Emerson, Fuller, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, and Thoreau, showing that the upheavals abroad both inspired and disturbed. "Extraordinarily well informed and creative treatment of the influences of the 1848-49 European revolutions on writers of the American Renaissance. . . . The book is especially effective in providing a historical context for reading major writings. It demonstrates influences at work at a number of levels and presents historical narrative and subtle readings of literary texts with equal clarity. Highly recommended."- Choice

The Routledge Introduction to American Renaissance Literature (Hardcover): Larry J. Reynolds The Routledge Introduction to American Renaissance Literature (Hardcover)
Larry J. Reynolds
R3,036 Discovery Miles 30 360 Out of stock
The Routledge Introduction to American Renaissance Literature (Paperback): Larry J. Reynolds The Routledge Introduction to American Renaissance Literature (Paperback)
Larry J. Reynolds
R884 Discovery Miles 8 840 Out of stock
Devils and Rebels - The Making of Hawthorne's Damned Politics (Paperback): Larry J. Reynolds Devils and Rebels - The Making of Hawthorne's Damned Politics (Paperback)
Larry J. Reynolds
R881 Discovery Miles 8 810 Out of stock

Well-written, scrupulously researched, and simultaneously sympathetic and critical toward its subject, Reynolds's book is important not only for its historically responsive account of Hawthorne's widely misunderstood politics but also its invigorating portrait of a perceptive author who struggled to resist the political extremism that swept the Northern states before and after the bombardment of Fort Sumter."" New England Quarterly. ""This beautifully written, thoroughly researched study faces criticism of Hawthorne, both in his day and the present, for his stance on slavery and the Civil War. . . . Reynolds shows Hawthorne to have rejected the extremism of the abolitionists, been a pacifist who hoped war could be avoided . . . and hated slavery even more than war---but at the same to have been deeply prejudiced, to have feared amalgamation (or miscegenation), and never to have acknowledged the real horrors of slavery."" Choice. Widely condemned even in his own time, Nathaniel Hawthorne's views on abolitionism and slavery are today frequently characterized by scholars as morally reprehensible. Devils and Rebels explores the historical and biographical record to reveal striking evidence of the author's true political values---values grounded in pacifism and resistant to the kind of binary thinking that could lead to violence and war. With fresh readings of Hawthorne's four major romances and his less familiar works, Devils and Rebels illuminates the difficulties faced by public intellectuals during times of political strife---an issue as relevant today as it was some 150 years ago.|Well-written, scrupulously researched, and simultaneously sympathetic and critical toward its subject, Reynolds's book is important not only for its historically responsive account of Hawthorne's widely misunderstood politics but also its invigorating portrait of a perceptive author who struggled to resist the political extremism that swept the Northern states before and after the bombardment of Fort Sumter."" New England Quarterly. ""This beautifully written, thoroughly researched study faces criticism of Hawthorne, both in his day and the present, for his stance on slavery and the Civil War. . . . Reynolds shows Hawthorne to have rejected the extremism of the abolitionists, been a pacifist who hoped war could be avoided . . . and hated slavery even more than war---but at the same to have been deeply prejudiced, to have feared amalgamation (or miscegenation), and never to have acknowledged the real horrors of slavery."" Choice. Widely condemned even in his own time, Nathaniel Hawthorne's views on abolitionism and slavery are today frequently characterized by scholars as morally reprehensible. Devils and Rebels explores the historical and biographical record to reveal striking evidence of the author's true political values---values grounded in pacifism and resistant to the kind of binary thinking that could lead to violence and war. With fresh readings of Hawthorne's four major romances and his less familiar works, Devils and Rebels illuminates the difficulties faced by public intellectuals during times of political strife---an issue as relevant today as it was some 150 years ago.

Woman in the Nineteenth Century (Paperback, Critical edition): Margaret Fuller Woman in the Nineteenth Century (Paperback, Critical edition)
Margaret Fuller; Edited by Larry J. Reynolds
R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Out of stock

"Backgrounds" reveals the experiential basis for the text through autobiographical writings and selections from Fuller s recently published letters, journals, and "Boston Conversations." "Criticism and Reviews" presents a superb selection of critical writing about the novel. The critics include Orestes A. Brownson, A. G. M, Lydia Maria Child, Frederic Dan Huntington, Edgar A. Poe, Charles Lane, George Eliot, Margaret Vanderhaar Allen, David M. Robinson, Bell Gale Chevigny, Julie Ellison, Christina Zwarg, and Jeffery Steele. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are included."

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