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1 Kicking Ass in a Corset … Andrea Kayne

2 The Keepers of Truth … Michael Collins
2 The Death of a Writer … Michael Collins
2 The Resurrectionists … Michael Collins
3 The New Existence … Michael Collins
4 Green Chili and Other Impostors … Nina Mukerjee Furstenau
5 Heir to the Crescent Moon … Sufiya Abdur-Rahman
6 The Boundaries of Their Dwelling … Blake Sanz
7 You Never Get It Back … Cara Blue Adams
8 The Kindness of Strangers … Tom Lutz
9 We Heard It When We Were Young … Chuy Renteria
10 The Ninth Decade … Carl H. Klaus
11 fretwork … Michele Glazer
12 A Fan Studies Primer … Paul Booth and Rebecca Williams, editors
13 Reverse Colonization … David M. Higgins
14 Re-living the American Frontier … Nancy Reagin
Tales 15 Fan Sites … Abby S. Waysdorf
of Growing Up
Mexican American
in Small-Town
Iowa 16 Art Essays … Alexandra Kingston-Reese, editor
renteria 17 Collusions of Fact and Fiction … Ilka Saal
18 Recently Published
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19 Recently Published Scholarly

20 General Interest Bestsellers

21 Index by Author
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Kicking Ass in a Corset

Jane Austen’s 6 Principles for Living and Leading
from the Inside Out

by Andrea Kayne

  Austen knew, so why do so many modern women fail to
see their own power? Kicking Ass in a Corset is a fresh and brilliant

playbook for internally referenced leadership inspired by Jane
Austen’s heroines. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an Austen in a
fan or not. This is the best empowerment book for women today!”
—Laura Berman, TV host, OWN Network
“By combining her significant expertise in organizational leader­ 6 PRINCIPLES
ship with insight-filled love for the novels of Jane Austen, Andrea FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Kayne delivers a fresh take on both. Kayne uses Austen’s six
heroines as models for today’s women leaders, as she cleverly
weaves together literary criticism, memoir, and leadership ANDREA KAYNE
advice. Kicking Ass in a Corset—which also features provocative
questions and helpful exercises designed to move you forward—
is an engaging, readable book that is sure to inspire.”
—Devoney Looser, author, The Making of Jane Austen “What
  an utterly clever use of Jane Austen’s
  brilliance to inspire women to realize the
What can organizational leaders in business, education, govern- truth that no matter what chaos may be
ment, and most any enterprise learn from an unemployed, unmar- unfolding in their external world, true
ried woman who lived in patriarchal, misogynistic rural England leadership, whether of the self or others,
more than 200 years ago? As it turns out, a great deal. In identifying relies upon internal qualities of the hu-
the core virtues of Austen’s heroines—confidence, pragmatism, man spirit. Pure gold.”—Caroline Myss,
diligence, integrity, playfulness, and humility—­Andrea Kayne un- author, Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven
covers the six principles of internally referenced leadership that, Stages of Power and Healing 
taken together, instruct women how to tap into a deep well-spring
of personal agency and an internal locus of control no matter what “Kicking Ass in a Corset is a practical and
is going on around them. Utilizing practical exercises, real-life insightful guide to finding one’s resolve
case studies, and literary and leadership scholarship, Kicking Ass and agency under great constraint and in
in a Corset maps out effective leadership that teaches readers how trying times. This book is a road map for
to tune out the external noise and listen to themselves so that they women leaders who want to tap into their
can truly live and lead from the inside out.  own reserve of power to lead consciously,
  skillfully, and fearlessly. As someone who
Andrea Kayne serves as director of the doctoral program in educa- believes in the power of cultivating our
tional leadership and is associate professor at DePaul University. leadership skills in all areas of our lives,
She has taught, written, and consulted in the areas of empowered Kayne’s work is a necessary and sup­
leadership, feminist leadership, emotionally intelligent leadership, portive addition to my bookshelf.”
and internally referenced leadership. She lives in Oak Park, Illinois. —Angella M. Nazarian, author, Pioneers
of the Possible: Celebrating Visionary Women
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Now Back in Print from Michael Collins
The Keepers of Truth
Shortlisted for the 2000 Booker Prize
“A bravura performance . . . a delightfully tongue-in-cheek look
not only at small-town America but also the intricacies of the
human spirit.”—Colum McCann

“A thunderous, magnificent, apocalyptic piece of prose; at once

a requiem for America and an indictment of its recent past.”
—Robert Macfarlane

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The Death of a Writer

“A wonderfully creepy murder mystery . . . an intellectually
vigorous, emotionally bracing read.”—People

“Michael Collins tears into literary academe with great comic

gusto.”—The New York Times Book Review

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The Resurrectionists
“A highly accomplished, even brilliant book.”—The Dubliner

“All American life is here. Michael Collins has captured its quirks,
its daily rhythms, its underlying despair, and most impressively
of all, its quiet optimism. In the margins of an exciting story well
told, he has illuminated a whole way of life.”
—The Sunday Telegraph

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The New Existence
by Michael Collins MICHAEL COLLINS

The post-mortem begins in eulogy. Chicagoan Helen Price, a

dying woman, recounts her life while driving toward an oncology
appointment. She attempts to take her own life, survives, then THE NEW
dies under tragic circumstances. In death, Helen bequeaths the
family home to her only son, gay playwright Norman Price. Father EXISTENCE
to an adopted Chinese child, and recently broken up with his part-
ner, Norman’s life is in crisis. To care for his daughter, Norman
has employed a live-in nanny: jilted, heartbroken Joanne Hoff-
mann. Norman promptly puts his inheritance on the market, only
for Joanne to uncover his intention. What follows is a trip to the
suburbs and the heart of what was once the American experience. 
In death, Helen Price also bequeaths a series of tapes to Nate
Feldman, a Vietnam draft dodger ensconced in the far reaches of
Canada, and the son of Helen’s former boss, Theodore Feldman.
Nate’s return to America to claim the tapes occasions confronting
a history of animus between father and son, but also the nature
of the relationship between Helen Price and Theodore Feldman. 
Told from moving cars, the journeys of Norman Price and Nate
Feldman converge toward unexpected mysteries and revelations
that uncover not so much lies as understandings of life that no
longer hold under the scrutiny of the present.

Michael Collins was born in Limerick, Ireland, and is a world-class

distance runner. He won the North and South Pole Marathon and
Everest Marathon, and would go on to win a bronze medal at the
World Championships in the 100k. His work has been shortlisted
for the Booker Prize, won the Kerry Ingredients Book of the Year,
awarded a Pushcart Prize, and has been translated into several
languages. Collins lives in South Bend, Indiana.

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Green Chili and Other Impostors
Nina Mukerjee Furstenau
by Nina Mukerjee Furstenau
Nina Mukerjee Furstenau, series editor

“A compelling book with a remarkable mix of history, personal GREEN CHILI

insights, and a genuine investment in making connections AND O T H E R

across continents, generations, and disciplines. I loved its won-

derfully eclectic mix of themes, in terms of ingredients, commu-
nities, and historical traditions.”—Jayanta Sengupta, director,
Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata, India

“I was mesmerized by this ambitious book—a blend of memoir,

research, and food lore—from start to finish. From inside her
farmhouse kitchen in Missouri to the home of a traditional
cheesemaker outside Kolkata, from the fish pond in her grand-
mother’s garden to the tea gardens of Makaibari, I walked with “In this delightful book, Nina Mukerjee
the author as she took me to multiple flavor-rich worlds.” Furstenau plays sharp-eyed detective
—Sayantani Dasgupta, author, Women Who Misbehave and amiable guide as she traces essential
Bengali ingredients along histories that
Follow a food trail and you’ll find yourself crisscrossing are as surprising and creative as the cooks
oceans. Join Nina Mukerjee Furstenau in Green Chili and Other Im- they inspire. Where some might see cu-
postors as she picks through lost tastes with recipes as codes to linary theft or inauthenticity, Furstenau
everything from political resistance to comfort food and much instead teases out complex connections
more. Pinpoint the entry of the Portuguese in India by following within the commingling of flavors and
green chili trails; find the origins of limes; trace tomatoes and cultures. Each ingredient in Green Chili
potatoes in India to the Malabar Coast; consider what makes a and Other Impostors leads to a deeper un-
food, or even a person, foreign and marvel how and when they derstanding of how foods, gathered from
cease to be. all over the world, are claimed and made
Food history is a world heritage story that has all the drama of at home—a global story that Furstenau
a tense thriller or maybe a mystery. Whose food is it? Who gets to makes personal in luscious prose. I’ll
tell its tale? Respect for food history might tame the accusations never look at a green chili—or any of
of appropriation, but what is at stake as food traditions and bio- these delicious dishes—the same way
diversity ebb away is the great, and not always good, story of us. again.”—Kate Lebo, author, The Book of
Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender,
Nina Mukerjee Furstenau is author of Biting through the Skin: An and Unruly
Indian Kitchen in America’s Heartland (Iowa, 2013), winner of the 2014
M. F. K. Fisher Grand Prize for Excellence in Culinary Writing. She
lives in Columbia, Missouri.

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Heir to the Crescent Moon the iowa
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by Sufiya Abdur-Rahman Literary


Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction

“It’s a marvel the way Abdur-Rahman blends cultural criticisms

and reflections on media into a memoir about the stories we in-
herit and choose to tell. With quick prose and stunning insight,
she skillfully widens intimate family portraits into histories of TO THE
the American Civil Rights movement. She captures the chal-
lenges and triumphs of keeping faith in an ideology, keeping
faith in our loved ones. Heir to the Crescent Moon is a deeply per- CRESCENT
sonal account of learning to navigate the limitless possibilities
of being Black and Muslim and a woman.”
—Donald Edem Quist, author, Harbors 
From age five, Sufiya Abdur-Rahman, the daughter of two Sufiya Abdur-Rahman
Black Power–era converts to Islam, feels drawn to the faith even
as her father, a devoted Muslim, introduces her to and, at the same
time, distances her from it. Abdur-Rahman’s father and mother “In swift, stunning passages, Abdur-
abandoned their Harlem mosque before she was born and di- Rahman’s brilliant memoir, Heir to the
vorced when she was twelve. Forced apart from her father—her Crescent Moon, fearlessly and honestly
portal into Islam—she yearns to reconnect with the religion and, recounts what it is to inherit religion, to
through it, reconnect with him. embody wisdom, to protect love, and
In Heir to the Crescent Moon, Abdur-Rahman’s longing to compre- to assume the immeasurable role of
hend her father’s complicated relationship with Islam leads her daughter.”—Susan Steinberg, judge,
first to recount her own history, and then delves into her father’s Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction
past. She journeys from the Christian righteousness of Adam Clay-
ton Powell Jr.’s 1950s Harlem, through the Malcolm X–inspired
college activism of the late 1960s, to the unfulfilled potential of the
early 1970s Black American Muslim movement. Told at times with
lighthearted humor or heartbreaking candor, Abdur-Rahman’s
story of adolescent Arabic lessons, fasting, and Muslim mosque,
funeral, and Eid services speaks to the challenges of bridging
generational and cultural divides and what it takes to maintain
family amidst personal and societal upheaval. She weaves a vital
tale about a family: Black, Muslim, and distinctly American.

Sufiya Abdur-Rahman is creative nonfiction editor for Cherry

Tree, and teaches nonfiction at Washington College. She lives in
Annapolis, Maryland.

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The Boundaries of Their Dwelling
by Blake Sanz
Iowa Short Fiction Award

“The Boundaries of Their Dwelling is a collection expansive and rich

enough to hold the nature of family in all its facets. These char-
acters go about abandoning and betraying and understanding
and loving one another with all the complexity of real people.
They convince, they live—and this collection is a stunning tap-
estry of their connections. Blake Sanz has written a beautiful,
deeply moving book.”—Clare Beams, author, The Illness Lesson

Moving between the American South and Mexico, these sto-

ries explore how immigrant and native characters are shaped by
absent family and geography. A Chilanga teen wins a trip to Miami
to film a reality show about family while pining for the Ameri-
can brother she’s never met. A Louisiana carpenter tends to his
drug-addicted son while rebuilding his house after a slew of hur-
ricanes. A New Orleans ne’er-do-well opens a Catholic-themed “The stories in Blake Sanz’s The Boundaries
bar in the wake of his devout mother’s death. A village girl from of Their Dwelling pivot on acute moments as
Chiapas baptizes her infant on a trek toward the U.S. border. the hilarious gives way to the painful, the
In the collection’s second half, we follow a Veracruzan-born painful to the beautiful, and the beautiful to
drifter, Manuel, and his estranged American son, Tommy. Over the truth. The characters in these stories are
decades, they negotiate separate nations and personal tragicom- not lifelike so much as they are alive, ren-
edies on their journeys from innocence to experience. As Manuel dered warm-blooded and human by Sanz’s
participates in student protests in Mexico City in 1968, he drops pitch-perfect details and lucid prose. Here
out to pursue his art. In the 1970s, he immigrates to Louisiana, is a collection of dreamers young and old,
but soon leaves his wife and infant son behind after his art shop all in search of home, family, love, a place
fails. Meanwhile, Tommy grows up in 1980s Louisiana, some- where they can be fully themselves. It’s a
times escaping his mother’s watchful eye to play basketball at riotous collection of stories that together
a park filled with the threat of violence. In college, he seeks ac- capture the tumult of what it means to be
ceptance from teammates by writing their term papers. Years alive.”—Brandon Taylor, judge, Iowa Short
later, as Manuel nears death and Tommy reaches middle age, they Fiction Award
reconnect, embarking on a mission to jointly interview a former
riot policeman about his military days; in the process, father and “These stories touch a western gulf coast and
son discover what it has meant to carry each other’s stories and deep South populated with characters on the
memories from afar. edge of something: desire, self-knowledge,
political revolution, methamphetamine.
Blake Sanz has published fiction in Ecotone, Puerto del Sol, Fifth Sanz has the outsider perspective locked
Wednesday Journal, and elsewhere. He teaches writing at the Uni- down tight—like if Holden Caulfield grew
versity of Denver, and lives in Denver, Colorado. up playing basketball in Baton Rouge or
watching daytime TV in the CDMX. Sanz
drops things that sound like young Denis
october Johnson mixed with Dubliners. This blistering
210 pages . 5½ × 8¼ inches new collection puts Sanz at the vanguard
$16.00 paper original, 978-1-60938-807-2 of a new generation of American writers. I
$16.00 e-book, 978-1-60938-808-9 can’t wait to read what comes next.”—Matt
fiction Bondurant, author, The Night Swimmer

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You Never Get It Back
by Cara Blue Adams
John Simmons Short Fiction Award

“The structural originality and expansive sweep of stories in You

Never Get It Back reveal a writer of impressive insight and tech-
nical virtuosity. The depth and urgency of these stories brought
to mind Alice Munro’s great collection Runaway. These stories
crackle with restless vitality as women come up against the con-
straints of their circumstances and what it means to be in the
world. Cara Blue Adams has written a modern classic of a collec-
tion, as effortless in its idiom as it is fearless in its consideration
of contemporary life. These stories left me breathless.”
—Brandon Taylor, judge, John Simmons Short Fiction Award

“These marvelous stories follow Kate as she navigates the tur-

bulent waters of early adulthood, friendship, and romance.
Cara Blue Adams probes the depths of the heart with sensitivity
and incisiveness. Whip-smart and witty, surefooted and pitch-­ “Breathtakingly poised and possessed
perfect, You Never Get It Back is a terrific debut!”—Kirstin Valdez of a daring, interrogative delicacy, Cara
Quade, author, The Five Wounds Blue Adams’s stories are portholes into
the inner lives of characters built with
The linked stories in Cara Blue Adams’s precise and obser- such depth of feeling that you feel you
vant collection offer elegantly constructed glimpses of the life of could walk around inside them for hours.
Kate, a young woman from rural New England, moving between Saturated with longing, loss, and brilliant
her childhood in the countryside of Vermont and her twenties and plumes of joy, this is the kind of book you
thirties in the northeast, southwest, and South in pursuit of a vo- hold close to your heart and carry with you
cation, first as a research scientist and later as a writer. Place is a for years to come.”—Alexandra Kleeman,
palpable presence: Boston in winter, Maine in summer, Virginia’s author, You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine
lush hillsides, the open New Mexico sky. Along the way, we meet
Kate’s difficult bohemian mother and younger sister, her privileged “Cara Blue Adams writes with immense
college roommate, and the various men Kate dates as she struggles sensitivity and precision, transforming
to define what she wants from the world on her own terms. seemingly ordinary moments into radi-
Wryly funny and shot through with surprising flashes of anger, ant insights as she charts Kate’s journey
these smart, dreamy, searching stories show us a young woman through landscapes and relationships,
grappling with social class, gender, ambition, violence, and the solitude and connection, bliss and grief.
distance between longing and having. As she moves through time, Kate begins
to understand—as do we—that the ques-
Cara Blue Adams’s fiction appears in Granta, the Kenyon Review, tions might matter even more than the
American Short Fiction, EPOCH, and Narrative. She is an assistant answers. You Never Get It Back is a stunning
professor of creative writing at Seton Hall University. Adams lives debut, marking the arrival of an original
in Brooklyn, New York. and thrilling new voice.”—Laura van den
Berg, author, I Hold a Wolf by the Ears
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The Kindness of Strangers
by Tom Lutz

“Each step Tom takes in this compendium of world journeys is an

enlightenment. We want to join Tom and sit at the precipice of
a brave village in the Philippines. We want to feel the entangle-
ment between China and Hong Kong as it is unraveled by the
new generations. Somewhere as we go among peoples, the ones
stripped of all resources, we notice, in the larger orb of power,
the ‘loss of humanity.’ Yet, everywhere, how can it be possible,
the gifts of kindness come to you, the heart-words and hope-
painted bodies of the people. I love this book. I am astounded
by Tom’s deep drive to care, how he sees without judgment,
how he notices the tenderness still beaming in the eyes of the
pushed out. I am mesmerized at how the word of the people is
cradled in this tour de force.”—Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. Poet

Laureate Emeritus and author, Every Day We Get More Illegal

Once again, Tom Lutz takes us to seldom-traveled corners of

the world—the small towns of western Madagascar, the terraced
rice fields in northern Luzon, the scattered homesteads on the “Why should I go anywhere when I have
Mongolian steppe, the hilltop churches on Micronesian islands, Tom Lutz? The descriptions of these
the riverside docks of Dhaka, Ethiopian weddings in Gondar, fu- places—Nicaragua to the Philippines to
neral pyres in Nepal, traditionalist karaoke bars in Bhutan—to Bhutan and so on—the people who in-
bring us random reports of human kindness. habit these places, the smells, the tics,
You may never visit these places, but Tom Lutz will do it for you. are so alive in these pages. But, of course,
And while global media may serve up a steady diet of division, I am left wanting these places, these
violence, oppression, hatred, and strife, The Kindness of Strangers adventures, jealous of these experiences,
shows that people the world over are much more likely to meet and even more envious of Lutz’s ability
strangers with interest, empathy, welcome, and compassion. to render them so elegantly. This is a
book that will at once leave you hungry
Tom Lutz has traveled in some 150 countries and territories and and satisfied.”—Percival Everett, 
has written about many of them, as in And the Monkey Learned Noth- author, Telephone
ing: Dispatches from a Life in Transit (Iowa, 2016). The founding editor
of the Los Angeles Review of Books, Lutz is distinguished professor
and chair of creative writing at University of California, Riverside.
He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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We Heard It When We Were Young
by Chuy Renteria

“Chuy Renteria writes what no one else can. He writes as a b-boy,

a first-generation Mexican American, a small-town Iowan, a
friend, a son, and a brother. The result is part bildungsroman
and part unique socio-cultural exploration. His writing is fas-
cinating, moving, and full of kinetic style.”—Jennifer Colville,
author, Elegies for Uncanny Girls

Most agree that West Liberty is a special place. The first ma-
jority Hispanic town in Iowa, it has been covered by media giants
such as Reuters, Telemundo, NBC, and ESPN. But Chuy Renteria
and his friends grew up in the space between these news stories, Tales
of Growing Up
where a more complicated West Liberty awaits. We Heard It When Mexican American
in Small-Town
We Were Young tells the story of a young boy, first-generation Mexi- Iowa

can American, who is torn between cultures: between immigrant chuy

parents trying to acclimate to midwestern life and a town that is, renteria
by turns, supportive and disturbingly antagonistic.
Renteria looks past the public celebrations of diversity to dive
into the private tensions of a community reflecting the changing “A heartfelt and vibrant debut, We Heard It
American landscape. There are culture clashes, breakdancing bat- When We Were Young chronicles an import-
tles, fistfights, quinceañeras, vandalism, adventures on bicycles, and ant Iowan narrative from a first-generation
souped-up lowriders, all set to an early 2000s soundtrack. Renteria Mexican immigrant perspective. Chuy
and his friends struggle to find their identities and reckon with Renteria’s conversational storytelling is by
intergenerational trauma and racism in a town trying to do the turns funny and wrenching as he explores
same. A humorous and poignant reflection on coming of age, We the cultural dissonance between neighbors
Heard It When We Were Young puts its finger on a particular cultural and within families as one small Iowa town
moment at the turn of the millennium. evolves.”—Rachel Yoder, author, Nightbitch

Chuy Renteria, a b-boy since the age of fourteen, is a central fig-

ure in the Iowa dance scene, and is also the public engagement
coordinator for Hancher Auditorium. Renteria’s stories have been
published in We the Interwoven. He lives in Iowa City, Iowa.

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The Ninth Decade
An Octogenarian’s Chronicle The Ninth Decade
by Carl H. Klaus

“Carl Klaus, to whom all American essayists should be indebted

for his ruminations on the form, has blessed us with a scouting
report of what lies ahead for those lucky enough to make it
to our eighties—in prose that is intimate, warm, impeccably
honest, flavorful, and attentive to the minute surprises of daily
life.”—Phillip Lopate, editor, The Glorious American Essay: One
Hundred Essays from Colonial Times to the Present

The Ninth Decade is a path-breaking and timely book on aging:

the first to focus explicitly and at length on eighty-somethings, the
fastest-growing demographic in the industrialized world. Cover-
ing eight years in lively six-month installments, Klaus tells a vivid
story not only of his own ninth decade and survival routines, but Carl H. Klaus
also of his loving companion, Jackie, who is strikingly different
from him in her physical well-being, practical outlook, sociable
temperament, and vigorous workouts. Cameos of their octoge- “An intimate yet hands-on lesson on how to
narian friends and relatives near and far add to a wide-ranging face the inevitable infirmities and losses
and revelatory portrayal of advanced aging, as do bios of notable of our eighties with grace, resilience, and
octogenarians. composure. In place of the usual stoical
The multi-year scope of his chronicle reveals the numerous bromides, these contemplative jour-
physical and mental problems that arise during octogenarian nals offer a different, more constructive
life and how eighty-year-olds have dealt with those challenges. message: the key to a satisfying old age
The Ninth Decade is a unique, first-hand source of information for may be simply a matter of learning to
anyone in their sixties, seventies, or eighties, as well as for persons maintain the enthusiasms that have long
devoted to care of the aged. Though the challenges of octogenarian sustained us. The Ninth Decade is a major
life often require specialized care, The Ninth Decade also shows the contribution to the growing literature of
pleasures of it to be so special as to have inspired Lillian Hellman’s aging.”—Robert Atwan, editor, The Best
paradoxical description of “longer life” as “the happy problem American Essays
of our time.”
“As one by one, beloved friends and family
Carl H. Klaus is founder of the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction members meet their demise, Carl Klaus
Writing Program and Professor Emeritus at Iowa. Klaus’s literary perseveres, as he must, his acute mind
nonfiction includes My Vegetable Love: A Journal of a Growing Season making as much sense as can be made
(Iowa, 2000), Taking Retirement: A Beginner’s Diary, and Letters to Kate: of each challenge and loss while savor-
Life after Life (Iowa, 2006). He lives in Iowa City, Iowa. ing life’s remaining pleasures. With this
honest account, he ensures that our own
journey through old age will be a little
less daunting and a little more conscious,
principled, and fulfilling.”—Julene Bair,
september author, The Ogallala Road: A Story of Love,
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by Michele Glazer
Kuhl House Poets
Mark Levine & Emily Wilson, series editors

“Book by extraordinary book, Michele Glazer has been making

language to enable deep attention. In fretwork she is at her most
personal, most grief-stricken, most original, and most spare.
Her father dies, her mother dies; but before they do they be-
come disconcertingly unpredictable, unfamiliar. She brings us
intimately close to that fraying, or, more precisely, she brings us
close to how their unpredictability and unfamiliarity finally be-
come clear enough to recognize. Silence is both her tool and her poems by M I C H E L E G L A Z E R
subject, what she cuts with and through in order to remain at-
tentive. Each hard-won moment is part of the push and pull of a
mind alert and flexible enough to move and leap and recalibrate
as it needs to. This is superb writing, always precise, unpredict-
able, authentic to its searching, unnervingly alive. I love this
book for all the ways in which it remains gobsmackingly present “Heir to Gerard Manley Hopkins’s unwaver-
to real bewilderment, while inhabiting a receptivity continually ing gaze, Michele Glazer coolly attends to
reoriented by care.”—Mary Szybist, author, Incarnadine the arbitrary and often terrifying boundaries
we claim between nature and culture, and
“More than elegy—and a poignant elegy it is—fretwork troubles lets us witness how elusive and submerged
the inconsistencies of inside and out, far and near. ‘Why mea- human beings are to each other, especially
sure only what you can see?’ asks Glazer. Reading, I felt very at close proximity. I felt, in reading these
aware of language, as well as the gaps and breaks therein, and poems, that this is someone who is tracking
the desire we have to meet one another, here, in this world. her world from an altogether different dis-
Fiercely tender, these are poems I’ll turn to, again and again.” tance than the rest of us, who has an utterly
—Sally Keith, author, River House original apprehension of the relationship
between depths and surfaces. Death ap-
fret work hazards a response to its dilemma by turning, skepti- pears at the edges of things, whether or not
cally and resiliently, toward the materials of lyric poetry and empa- we want to look—but when we look, we are
thetic action, however fragmented and fragile. Glazer’s poems are intensely magnified, made vivid and rare
sculpted word by word, their forms evoking both organic process by our kinship with strangeness. I found
and machined exactness. Their voice blends command and hu- fretwork devastating, funny, unsettling, and
mility, openness and terseness, generosity and rigor, gravity and radiant—I felt my life jolted into view.”
mordant humor. —Joanna Klink, author, The Nightfields

Michele Glazer teaches in the MFA and BFA programs at Portland

State University. She lives in Oregon.

72 pages . 7 × 9 inches
$19.00 paper original, 978-1-60938-794-5
$19.00 e-book, 978-1-60938-795-2
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A Fan Studies Primer
Method, Research, Ethics
edited by Paul Booth and Rebecca Williams
Fandom & Culture
Paul Booth and Katherine Larsen, series editors

Photo on right © Marvel Studios

“This groundbreaking collection marks the further maturing of
fandom studies as an academic field through its consideration
of a diverse range of fan practices, methodologies, and theoret-
ical issues, with a strong emphasis on ethical concerns. I know
I will be sharing many of these contributions with my students
for years to come.”—Henry Jenkins, author, Textual Poachers:
Television Fans and Participatory Culture “A Fan Studies Primer is a necessary con-
tribution to the field. The book makes a
The discipline of fan studies is famously undisciplined. But vital case for the importance of methods
that doesn’t mean it isn’t structured. This is the first comprehen- and methodology in fan studies—while,
sive primer for classroom use that shows students how to do fan importantly, recognizing the complexity
studies in practical terms. With contributions from a range of and risks of doing so. It is an essential
established and emerging scholars, coeditors Paul Booth and Re- resource for scholars, researchers, and
becca Williams pull together case studies that demonstrate the students.”—Adrienne Evans, Coventry
wide array of methodologies available to fan studies scholars, such University
as auto/ethnography, immersion, interviews, online data mining,
historiography, and textual analysis. This collection also probes
the ethical questions that are unique to fan studies work, such
as the use of online fan content for research, interview methods,
consent, and privacy.

Contributors: Maria Alberto, Cait Coker, Renee Ann Drouin, Anne

Gilbert, Danielle Hart, Matt Hills, Lies Lanckman, Julia Largent,
Katherine Larsen, Lori Morimoto, EJ Nielsen, Mandy Olejnik, Ruk-
mini Pande, Milena Popova, Kadian L. Pow, Suzanne Scott, Josh
Stenger, Alex Thomas, Elise Vist, Lesley Willard, Benjamin Woo

Paul Booth is professor of communication at DePaul University.

He is author of Playing Fans: Negotiating Fandom and Media in the Dig-
ital Age (Iowa, 2015). Booth lives in Forest Park, Illinois. Rebecca
Williams is a senior lecturer in communication, cultural, and
media studies at the University of South Wales. She is author of
Everybody Hurts: Transitions, Endings, and Resurrections in Fan Cultures
(Iowa, 2018). Williams lives in South Wales.

308 pages . 14 b&w figures . 4 b&w tables . 6 × 9 inches
$35.00s paper original, 978-1-60938-809-6
$35.00s e-book, 978-1-60938-810-2
fan studies / media studies
12 University of Iowa Press | fall ����
Reverse Colonization
Science Fiction, Imperial Fantasy, and Alt-victimhood
by David M. Higgins
The New American Canon
The Iowa Series in Contemporary Literature and Culture
Samuel Cohen, series editor

Reverse colonization narratives are stories like H. G. “In reading Reverse Colonization, we dis-
Wells’s War of the Worlds, in which technologically superior Mar- cover the staggering extent to which the
tians invade and colonize England. They ask Western audiences contemporary American political imag-
to imagine what it’s like to be the colonized rather than the colo- ination—on all sides—has been fur-
nizers. David Higgins argues that although some reverse coloni- nished by science fiction. Higgins opens
zation stories are thoughtful and provocative, reverse colonization an exciting new direction for scholarship
fantasy has also led to the prevalence of a very dangerous kind of in exploring how and why science fic-
science fictional thinking in our current political culture. It has tion’s images and fantasies have been
become popular among groups such as anti-feminists, white su- so adaptable and so powerful.”
premacists, and far-right reactionaries to appropriate a sense of —Scott Selisker, author, Human
righteous, anti-imperial victimhood—the sense that white men, in Programming: Brainwashing, Automatons,
particular, are somehow colonized victims fighting an insurgent and American Unfreedom
resistance against an oppressive establishment. Nothing could
be timelier, as an armed far-right mob stormed the U.S. Capitol “Higgins’s thoroughly researched, well-
on January 6, 2021, in an effort to stop the presidential election grounded analysis of the science fictional
from being “stolen from them.” roots of ‘imperial masochism’ is both
Higgins shows that this reverse colonization stance depends timely and persuasive. It should become
upon a science fictional logic that achieved dominance within an important reference for work on
imperial fantasy during the 1960s and has continued to gain mo- Anglophone science fiction after WWII,
mentum ever since. By identifying with fantastic forms of vic- and on the growth of neoliberal ideology
timhood, subjects who already enjoy social hegemony are able and right-wing conspiracy theory in the
to justify economic inequality, expansions of police and military later twentieth and early twenty-first
power, climatological devastation, new articulations of racism, centuries.”—John Rieder, University of
and countless other forms of violence—all purportedly in the name Hawai‘i at Maˉnoa
of security, self-defense, and self-protection.

David M. Higgins is senior editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books.
He teaches in the English department at Inver Hills Community
College. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

250 pages . 6 × 9 inches
$39.95s paper original, 978-1-60938-784-6
$39.95s e-book, 978-1-60938-785-3
literary criticism / politics
fall ���� | 13
Re-living the American Frontier
Western Fandoms, Reenactment, and Historical Hobbyists
in Germany and America Since 1900
by Nancy Reagin
Fandom & Culture
Paul Booth and Katherine Larsen, series editors

Courtesy of Karl May Museum Archive

The historic and mythic elements of the American Old
West—covered wagon trains, herds of buffalo, teepee villages,
Indigenous warriors on horseback, cowboys on open ranges, and
white settlers “taming” a wilderness with their plows and log cab-
ins—have exerted a global fascination for more than 200 years and
became the foundation for fan communities who have endured
for generations. This book examines some of those communities,
particularly German fans inspired by the authors of Westerns such
as Karl May, and American enthusiasts of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s
Little House on the Prairie series. “‘Who owns the West?’ This superbly
But the Old West (like all visions of the past) proved to be researched, fascinating study of histori-
shifting cultural terrain. In both Germany and the U.S., Western cally based fandom explores a century of
narratives of white settlement were once seen as “apolitical” and German fans participating in ‘cowboys
were widely accepted by white people. But during the Nazi period and Indians’ festivals and American
in Germany and in East Germany after 1945, the American West women channeling pioneer life inspired
was reevaluated and politically repurposed. Then, during the late by the Little House on the Prairie series.
twentieth century, understandings of the West changed in the U.S. Reagin expertly charts how these fans
as well, while the violence of white settler colonialism and the navigate the problematic aspects of the
displacement of Indigenous peoples became a flashpoint in the imagined worlds they celebrate.”
culture wars between right and left. Reagin shows that the past —Kathy Fuller-Seeley, University of
that fans seek to recreate is shaped by the changing present, as Texas at Austin
each new generation adapts and relives their own West.
“This book is a joy to read and a challenge
Nancy Reagin is professor of European history and gender stud- to the settled certainties of cultural his-
ies at Pace University in New York City. She is author of A German tory. Impeccably researched, rigorously
Women’s Movement: Class and Gender in Hanover, 1880–1933. She lives argued, and profoundly empathetic, it
in Montclair, New Jersey. shows historical reenactors as the sub-
jects and agents of change from the rise
of fascism in the 1930s through contem-
porary debates over indigeneity, histori-
cal memory, and historical fact.”
—Anne Rubenstein, York University

272 pages . 13 b&w photographs . 2 b&w maps
6 × 9 inches
$90.00s paper original, 978-1-60938-790-7
$90.00s e-book, 978-1-60938-791-4
history / fan studies
14 University of Iowa Press | fall ����
Fan Sites
Film Tourism and Contemporary Fandom

“Game of Thrones Dragon Skull” by David Parr/PA;

by Abby S. Waysdorf
Fandom & Culture
Paul Booth and Katherine Larsen, series editors

“A much-needed contribution to the fields of

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fan studies and pop culture tourism, Fan Sites 
provides fresh perspective and analysis to
established scholars and postgraduates alike.”
—Lincoln Geraghty, author, Cult Collectors:
Nostalgia, Fandom, and Collecting Popular Culture

Theme parks break attendance numbers with the promise “An intriguing entry in the growing field of
of “stepping inside” a film’s world. Pop-up “experiences” are a research on fan media tourism. Waysdorf
regular part of promotional cycles. All this is accepted in the con- provides an attentive analysis to the fan
temporary media environment—but why? What is the appeal of pilgrimages embarked on by a diverse
film tourism, and what can its rise tell us about contemporary fan- set of fan communities. Her conception
dom? Fan Sites explores why and how we experience film and tele- of each visit as a ‘fan homecoming’ is
vision-related places, and what the growth of this practice means particularly exciting.”—Maura Grady,
for contemporary fandom. Through four case studies—Game of author, The Shawshank Experience: Tracking
Thrones tourism in Dubrovnik, Croatia and Northern Ireland, the the History of the World’s Favorite Movie
Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks in Orlando, Florida,
fandom of The Prisoner in Portmeirion, Wales, and Friends events
in the United Kingdom and United States—this book presents a
multifaceted look at the ways place and fandom interact today.
Fan Sites explores the different relationships that fans build with
these places of fandom, from the exploratory knowledge-building
of Game of Thrones fans on vacation, the appreciative evaluations of
Harry Potter fans at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, to the
frequent “homecoming” visits of Prisoner fans, who see Portmei-
rion as a “safe vault” and the home of their fandom. Including
engaging accounts of real fans at each location, Fan Sites addresses
what the rise of fan tourism and places of fandom might mean for
the future of fandom and its relationship with the media industry.

Abby S. Waysdorf is a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht Univer-

sity. She is coeditor of Locating Imagination in Popular Culture: Place,
Tourism, and Belonging. She lives in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

210 pages . 6 × 9 inches
$39.95s paper original, 978-1-60938-792-1
$39.95s e-book, 978-1-60938-793-8
fan studies / popular culture
fall ���� | 15
Art Essays
A Collection
edited by Alexandra Kingston-Reese
The New American Canon
The Iowa Series in Contemporary Literature and Culture
Samuel Cohen, series editor

“As joyous as it is intelligent, Art Essays proves once and for

all that the best essays enchant us with the same splendor and
humor and passion as the best novels or the most striking
paintings.”—Merve Emre, University of Oxford

Art Essays is a passionate collection of the best essays on the

visual arts written by contemporary novelists. This vibrant and
diverse selection includes essays by award-winning writers
such as Zadie Smith, Chris Kraus, Teju Cole, Orhan Pamuk, and
Jhumpa Lahiri. From the art of Sonia Delaunay and Joan Mitch-
ell to contemporary photography, from the docks of Malaysia to
Leonora Carrington’s home in Mexico City, and from reflections “This brilliantly stimulating book canonizes
on modern Black British paintings to meditations on the female the art essay as the form of the moment
gaze, these essays bring together blazing insights to the visual and shows what it makes possible. Boldly
world, with personal, intimate reflections. With an introduction claiming that the novel is now a satellite
by literary critic and editor Alexandra Kingston-Reese, Art Essays orbiting the essay, it gathers essays by ex-
is an enthralling vision of a new wave of literary essays shaping citing contemporary novelists on art and
contemporary culture. watches the critical, creative, and formal
sparks fly.”—Kathryn Murphy, University
Contributors: Chloe Aridjis, Tash Aw, Claire-Louise Bennett, Teju of Oxford
Cole, Geoff Dyer, Sheila Heti, Katie Kitamura, Chris Kraus,
Jhumpa Lahiri, Ben Lerner, Orhan Pamuk, Ali Smith, Zadie Smith,
Heidi Sopinka, Hanya Yanagihara

Alexandra Kingston-Reese is lecturer in modern and contem-

porary literature at the University of York, and editor-in-chief of
ASAP / J. She is author of Contemporary Novelists and the Aesthetics of
Twenty-First Century American Life (Iowa, 2020). She lives in York,
United Kingdom.

198 pages . 10 b&w photographs . 6 × 9 inches
$27.50 paper original, 978-1-60938-811-9
$27.50 e-book, 978-1-60938-812-6
art / art history
16 University of Iowa Press | fall ����
Collusions of Fact and Fiction
Performing Slavery in the Works of Suzan-Lori Parks
and Kara Walker
by Ilka Saal
Studies in Theatre History and Culture
Heather S. Nathans, series editor & Daniel Ciba, associate series editor

“An accomplished work of scholarship. Drawing on an authori- “Collusions of Fact and Fiction expands the
tative command of the literature and a dexterous use of theory, critical discourse on two artists central
Saal puts forward a clear and compelling interpretation of two to the Black postmodern: playwright
major contemporary Black artists. At the same time, she devel- Suzan-Lori Parks and visual artist Kara
ops a novel theory of contemporary Black aesthetic production Walker. Highlighting the poststructuralist
called historiopoeisis.”—Tavia Nyong’o, Yale University understanding of history that subtends
both artists’ bodies of work, this book
Collusions of Fact and Fiction traces a generational shift offers a new map to a vital territory in
in late twentieth-century African American cultural engagements contemporary culture.”—Arlene R. Keizer,
with the history and legacies of transatlantic slavery. With a focus author, Black Subjects: Identity Formation in
on works by playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and visual artist Kara the Contemporary Narrative of Slavery
Walker, the book explores how, in comparison to the first wave
of neo-slave narratives of the 1970s and 1980s, artists of the 1990s
and early 2000s tend to approach the past from the vantage point
of a liberal entanglement of fact and fiction as well as a highly
playful, often humorous, and sometimes irreverent signifying on
entrenched motifs, iconographies, and historiographies.
Saal argues that the attempt to reconstruct or recuperate the
experience of African Americans under slavery is no longer at stake
in the works of artists growing up in the post–Civil Rights era. In-
stead, they lay bare the discursive dimension of our contemporary
understanding of the past, and address the continued impact of
its various verbal and visual signs upon contemporary identities.
In this manner, Parks and Walker stake out new possibilities for
engaging the past and inhabiting the present and future.

Ilka Saal is professor of American literature at the University of

Erfurt. She is the author of New Deal Theater: The Vernacular Tradition
in American Political Theater. She lives in Leipzig, Germany.

268 pages . 14 b&w photographs . 6 × 9 inches
$90.00s paper original, 978-1-60938-778-5
$90.00s e-book, 978-1-60938-779-2
theatre studies / african american studies
fall ���� | 17
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dungeon master; Valerie, who works at the store, was
roped in by default; Mooneyham, the banker, likes to
argue; and Ben, sensitive, unemployed, and living at
home, is still recovering from an unrequited love. In
the real world they go about their days falling in love,
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all with varying degrees of success. But in the world
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fighting to stop an evil cult from waking a sleeping god.

But then a sexy new guy, Albert, joins the club,

Ben’s character is killed, and Mooneyham’s boyfriend
is accosted on the street. The connections and
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William Gibson and the
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of Voices
essays on his work
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. . . Index by Author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5 Abdur-Rahman, Sufiya … Heir to the Crescent Moon

7 Adams, Cara Blue … You Never Get It Back
12 Booth, Paul, editor … A Fan Studies Primer
2 Collins, Michael … The Death of a Writer
2 Collins, Michael … The Keepers of Truth
3 Collins, Michael … The New Existence
2 Collins, Michael … The Resurrectionists
4 Furstenau, Nina Mukerjee … Green Chili and Other Impostors
11 Glazer, Michele … fretwork
13 Higgins, David M. … Reverse Colonization
1 Kayne, Andrea … Kicking Ass in a Corset
The Ninth Decade 16 Kingston-Reese, Alexandra, editor … Art Essays

10 Klaus, Carl H. … The Ninth Decade

8 Lutz, Tom … The Kindness of Strangers
14 Reagin, Nancy … Re-living the American Frontier
9 Renteria, Chuy … We Heard It When We Were Young
17 Saal, Ilka … Collusions of Fact and Fiction
6 Sanz, Blake … The Boundaries of Their Dwelling
15 Waysdorf, Abby S. … Fan Sites
Carl H. Klaus
12 Williams, Rebecca, editor … A Fan Studies Primer

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. . . Index by Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16 Art Essays
6 The Boundaries of Their Dwelling
17 Collusions of Fact and Fiction
2 The Death of a Writer
15 Fan Sites
12 A Fan Studies Primer
11 fretwork
4 Green Chili and Other Impostors
5 Heir to the Crescent Moon
2 The Keepers of Truth
1 Kicking Ass in a Corset

The Kindness of Strangers
The New Existence
10 The Ninth Decade
14 Re-living the American Frontier
2 The Resurrectionists
13 Reverse Colonization
9 We Heard It When We Were Young
7 You Never Get It Back

. . . Index by Subject . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
17 African American Studies
Nina Mukerjee Furstenau
10 Aging
16 Art
16 Art History
1 Business Leadership
12, 14–15 Fan Studies
IMPOSTORS 2–3, 6–7 Fiction
4 Food
14 History
9 Latin American Studies
13 Literary Criticism
12 Media Studies
5, 9–10 Memoir
11 Poetry
13 Politics
15 Popular Culture
5 Religion
1 Self-Help
17 Theatre Studies
4, 8 Travel

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