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A Class of Its Own

Re-Envisioning American Labor Fiction

Editor(s): Laura Hapke, Lisa A. Kirby
Contributors: Julia Stein, Rose De Angelis, Laura Hapke, Robert C. Evans, Lisa A. Kirby, Renny Christopher, William Dow,

Book Description

A Class of Its Own positions important and rediscovered American social protest authors within both a scholarly and student-centered context. The volume draws on the expertise and pedagogy of established and younger scholars who move gracefully from theories of what makes a text “working class” to how studies of class empower college teachers and courses. Among the authors discussed in the volume’s essays and prominent in the book’s syllabi section are Zora Neale Hurston, Stephen Crane, Agnes Smedley, and Ana Castillo.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-0105-8
ISBN-10: 1-4438-0105-4
Date of Publication: 01/12/2008
Pages / Size: 345 / A5
Price: £39.99


Laura Hapke teaches at New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York. She has published widely in American/labor/cultural studies. Her most recent book is Labor's Canvas: American Working-Class History and the WPA Art of the 1930s.

Lisa A. Kirby is an Assistant Professor of English at North Carolina Wesleyan College. Her areas of specialization include working-class literature, women’s studies, and 20th-century American literature. Her work has appeared recently in Philip Roth Studies, Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and Academic Exchange Quarterly.