Book Reviews

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Modern Language Studies
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Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews of primary sources (including scholarly editions, contemporary literature, art, film, comic books, visual and popular culture), pedagogical works, and hypertext publications.

I am particularly interested in receiving reviews of hypertext publications. Hypertext presents limitless possibilities, but many web projects would doubtless benefit from a more stringent review process. Ideally, the review process for Internet publications would be ongoing, as criticism can lead to revised hypertext “editions” without the logistical difficulties attendant on book production; in turn, these new editions will call for new reviews.

Graduate students are welcome to contribute to the journal. Please submit your review electronically (as a Word attachment) to Randy Robertson, Reviews Editor of MLS, at

GET A FREE BOOK! The following titles are available for review.

Books Received for Review

Bales, Kevin and Zoe Trodd, eds. To Plead Our Own Cause: Personal Stories by Today’s Slaves. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2008. 260 pp. Paper.

Ballengee, Jennifer R. The Wound and the Witness: The Rhetoric of Torture. New York: State University of New York Press, 2009. 190 pp. Hardcover.

Bryer, Jackson R. and Nancy P. VanArsdale, eds. Approaches to Teaching Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2009. 233 pp. Paper.

Condini, Ned, ed. and trans. An Anthology of Modern Italian Poetry. In English Translation, with Italian Text. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2009. 431 pp. Paper.

Cruz, Anne J., ed. Approaches to Teaching Lazarillo de Tormes and the Picaresque Tradition. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2008. 173 pp. Paper.

Desbordes-Valmore, Marceline. Sarah. An English Translation. Trans. by Deborah Jenson and Doris Y. Kadish. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2008. 96 pp. Paper.

Lago, Mary et al. The BBC Talks of E. M. Forster 1929-1960, A Selected Edition. Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, 2008. 477 pp. Hardcover.

Raffa, Guy P. The Complete Danteworlds: A Reader’s Guide to The Divine Comedy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. 371 pp. Paper.

Shultz, Gretchen, ed. An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century Women’s Poetry from France. In English Translation, with French Text. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2008. 367 pp. Paper.

West, James L. W., ed.. The Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Lost Decade. Short Stories from Esquire, 1936-1941. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 260 pp. Hardcover.

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