From Sigmund Freud to Zora Neale Hurston, from Columbus to the Holocaust, from Moses to Monty Python, the topics covered in this collection create a stimulating background for a lively dialogue on the role of poetics in the Americas.
Bainard Cowan is associate professor of English and comparative literature at Louisiana State University and the author of Exiled Waters: "Moby Dick" and the Crisis of Allegory.
Jefferson Humphries is professor of English at Louisiana State University and the author of, among other works, The Otherness Within: Gnostic Readings in Marcel Proust, Flannery O'Connor, and FranAois Villon and Metamorphoses of the Raven: Literary Overdeterminedness in France and the South Since Poe.
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