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New Interpretations of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman

Editor(s): Amy Mohr, Mark Olival-Bartley

Book Description

Featuring essays from an international group of scholars, this volume addresses Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), the American literary classic, and her controversial Go Set a Watchman (2015). The contributions include productive new interpretations from diverse critical angles, including US literary and cultural history, Southern studies, sociological theory, gender studies, stylistic analysis, translation, and pedagogy. With a balance of critical analysis and pedagogical approaches, this provocative book will prove to be of particular interest to scholars seeking to reconcile the points of divergence in these two works. For educators at the secondary and university levels, the collection also offers current resources and perspectives on Lee’s novels.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3043-0
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3043-4
Date of Publication: 01/05/2019
Pages / Size: 210 / A5
Price: £61.99


Amy Mohr is a Lecturer in American Literature in the Department of English and American Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, Germany. Her publications include analyses of New Orleans literature, Willa Cather’s novels, and María Cristina Mena’s short fiction. She earned her PhD in English from Tufts University, USA, and taught American Literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mark Olival-Bartley is a writing tutor at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, Germany, where he is researching the poetics of Edwin Arlington Robinson’s sonnets for his dissertation at the Department of English and American Studies. He is also the resident poet at EcoHealth, where his science-themed verse is regularly featured. He studied Applied Linguistics at Hawaii Pacific University, attaining BA and MA degrees in TESOL.