Volume XV. Number 1 (2009)

Editor’s Notes

EXPANDING AMERICAN THEATRE HISTORY
Guest Editor, Teresa Saxon

Theresa Saxon
Introduction
Multiple Stages: Expanding American Theatre History

Zoe Detsi-Diamanti
Staging Working-Class Culture: George A. Baker’s A Glance at New York (1848)

Theresa Saxon
“A Pair of Handsome Legs”: Women on Stage, Bodies on Show, in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Theatre

Ann Walsh
“No one innocent”: Lowell, Brecht, and Benito Cereno

Gabriella Varró
Gendering the Mind: Eugene O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms and Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind

Teresa Botelho
The Dramatization of Cross-Identity Voicing and the Poetics of Ambiguity

EDWARD ALBEE’S “LATE-MIDDLE” PERIOD
Guest Editor, Lenke Németh

Lenke Németh
Introduction: Theater as a “Life-Giving Force”

Anna Suwalska-Kołecka
The Notion of Fragmentation and Discontinuity in Three Tall Women by Edward Albee

Robert F. Gross
Melancholia-Machine: Perversity and Loss in The Play About the Baby

Boróka Prohászka Rád
Transgressing the Limits of Interpretation: Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (Notes toward a Definition of Tragedy)

Eric Weitz
Moving Target: Comic Calculation and Affective Persuasion in Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?

Lehel Vadon
Edward Albee: A Hungarian Bibliography

BOOK REVIEWS

Zsolt K. Virágos
A Most Unusual Friendship
(Brenda Wineapple, White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson)

Donald E. Morse
A Sectionalized Look at ’70s America
(Will Kaufman, American Culture in the 1970s)

Borbála Bökös
New York City Anxiety
(Mark Brown, Paul Auster)

Zoltán Abádi-Nagy
A Dream Come True
(Lehel Vadon, Az amerikai irodalom és irodalomtudomány bibliográfiája Magyarországon 2000-ig. [=American Literature and Literary Studies in Hungary: A Bibliography, from the Beginnings through 2000.])

Attila Kárai
A Comprehensive Account of Current Mesoamerican Fiction
(Miguel López-Lozano, Utopian Dreams, Apocalyptic Nightmares: Globalization in Recent Mexican and Chicano Narrative)

Balázs Venkovits
A New Perspective on Warring Latin America
(John Charles Chasteen, Americanos: Latin America’s Struggle for Independence)

Silvia Schultermandl
Asianness as Americanness
(L. Andrew Aoki and Okiyoshi Takeda, Asian American Politics)

Erika Soós
Tracing New Connections in American Modernism (Anita Patterson, Race, American Literature and Transnational Modernisms)

Donald E. Morse
Real Feelings of Imaginary Persons
(Donald Wesling, Joys and Sorrows of Imaginary Persons [On Literary Emotions])

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