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The Literary and Activist Works of Luis J. Rodríguez (2020)
Book Chapter
Metcalf, J. (2020). The Literary and Activist Works of Luis J. Rodríguez. In L. G. Mendoza (Ed.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature. New York: Oxford University Press

Luis J. Rodríguez is a Chicano memoirist, novelist, poet, children’s author, and activist. Born in 1954 in Mexico, his family migrated to the United States when he was young. As a youth, he spent many years immersed in the street gangs of Los Angeles... Read More about The Literary and Activist Works of Luis J. Rodríguez.

“ ‘O Prison Darkness … Lions in the Cage’; The ‘Exceptional’ Prison Narratives of Guantanamo Bay” (2020)
Book Chapter
Metcalf, J. (2020). “ ‘O Prison Darkness … Lions in the Cage’; The ‘Exceptional’ Prison Narratives of Guantanamo Bay”. In The Palgrave Handbook of Incarceration in Popular Media. , (67-87). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36059-7

Prison memoirs often consider the author’s life of crime prior to incarceration and reflect on the behaviors (e.g., greed) or structural violence (e.g., poverty, racism) that led them to the prison. But what happens then, when as in the case of Guant... Read More about “ ‘O Prison Darkness … Lions in the Cage’; The ‘Exceptional’ Prison Narratives of Guantanamo Bay”.

‘Documenting an “Age-Long Struggle”- Paul Strand’s Time in the American Southwest’ (2020)
Journal Article
Haran, B. (2020). ‘Documenting an “Age-Long Struggle”- Paul Strand’s Time in the American Southwest’. Art History, https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8365.12472

This article examines the photographs that Paul Strand made in the American Southwest between 1930-32, marking his crystallization as a photographer of interconnected people, objects, and places. Using Group Theatre director Harold Clurman’s appellat... Read More about ‘Documenting an “Age-Long Struggle”- Paul Strand’s Time in the American Southwest’.

‘Don’t be a Zombie’: Deep Ecology and Zombie Misanthropy (2019)
Journal Article
Corstorphine, K. (2019). ‘Don’t be a Zombie’: Deep Ecology and Zombie Misanthropy. Gothic nature journal, 54-77

This article examines the waysin which the Gothic imagination has been used to convey the message of environmentalism, looking specifically at attempts to curb population growth, such as the video ‘Zombie Overpopulation’, produced by Population Matte... Read More about ‘Don’t be a Zombie’: Deep Ecology and Zombie Misanthropy.

Eugenia and Adelaide, a novel (2019)
Book
Fitzer, A. (2019). Eugenia and Adelaide, a novel. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

This is the first modern edition of Eugenia and Adelaide, a novel written by Frances Sheridan, née Chamberlaine, to be published since the original, posthumous publication of 1791. Sheridan completed the novel when she fifteen years old, and it... Read More about Eugenia and Adelaide, a novel.

A Syon Scribe Revealed by Her Signature: Mary Nevel and Her Manuscripts (2017)
Journal Article
O'Mara, V. (2017). A Syon Scribe Revealed by Her Signature: Mary Nevel and Her Manuscripts. Konferenser / Kungl. Vitterhets historie och antikvitets akademien, 93, Continuity and change: Papers from the Birgitta Conference at Dartington 2015, editors Elin Andersson, Claes Gejrot, E. A. Jones, and Mia Åkestam. ISBN: 978-91-7402-449-4, 283-308

Reviewing ‘Monsters'; the Press Reception and Media Constructions of Contemporary Street Gang Memoirs (2012)
Journal Article
Metcalf, J. (2012). Reviewing ‘Monsters'; the Press Reception and Media Constructions of Contemporary Street Gang Memoirs. Crime, media, culture : an international journal, 8(3), 333-353. https://doi.org/10.1177/1741659012443228

In 1993, a new trend of memoirs began to emerge in the United States, exploring contemporary street gang life in the ghettos and barrios. The first memoirs in this cycle form the subject of this paper: Sanyika Shakur’s Monster and Luis Rodriguez’s Al... Read More about Reviewing ‘Monsters'; the Press Reception and Media Constructions of Contemporary Street Gang Memoirs.

Nothing like the image and horror of it: King Lear and Heart of Darkness (2010)
Journal Article
Meek, R. (2010). Nothing like the image and horror of it: King Lear and Heart of Darkness. Borrowers and lenders: the journal of Shakespeare and appropriation, 5(1),

There are several allusions to King Lear at the end of Heart of Darkness, suggesting that Joseph Conrad might have had Shakespeare in mind during the composition of his novella. Both texts are concerned with the difficulty of producing meaning in the... Read More about Nothing like the image and horror of it: King Lear and Heart of Darkness.


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