100 Years of Innovation: A Legacy of Pedagogy & Research

In 1914, the University of Delaware established a course in chemical engineering. A century later, the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is one of the leading academic departments at the University of Delaware and one of top chemical engineering programs in the United States. In 100 Years of Innovation, historian Regina Lee Blaszczyk examines the […]

Author:
Regina Lee Blaszczyk
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611495096
Hardback Release:
June 2014

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Abstraction and the Classical Ideal, 1760-1920

This study traces an important but largely overlooked conception of abstraction in art form from its roots in eighteenth-century empirical epistemology to its application in the pursuit of ideal form from Joshua Reynolds to Piet Mondrian. Theorized by Enlightenment philosophy as a means of discovering ideal essence by purging natural form of its accidental and […]

Author:
Charles A. Cramer
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492873
Hardback Release:
August 2006
Series:
Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture

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Action and Reaction: Proceedings of a Symposium to Commemorate the Tercentenary of Newton’s Principia

This collection of essays reflects the depth of inquiry and diversity of research that have characterized the last generation of work on Sir Isaac Newton.

Editor(s):
Paul Theerman and Adele Seeff
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874134469
Hardback Release:
April 1993

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Acts of Reading: Interpretation, Reading Practices, and the Idea of the Book in John Foxe’s Actes and Monuments

Acts of Reading examines how John Foxe’s Actes and Monuments shaped reading and interpretive practice in the early modern period and addresses the impact of recent electronic editions of Foxe’s text on current reading practice and scholarship. The collection draws on history-of-the-book scholarship to make a plea for the centrality of Foxe to any discussion of Renaissance literary […]

Editor(s):
Thomas P. Anderson and Ryan Netzley
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491364
Hardback Release:
December 2009

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Admired and Understood: The Poetry of Aphra Behn

Admired and Understood analyzes Behn’s only pure verse collection, Poems upon Several Occasions (1684), and situates her in her literary milieu. Her book demonstrates her desire for acceptance in her literary culture, to be “admired and understood,” the antithesis of what many surmise from reading her other works—that she saw herself primarily as a guerilla critic of her […]

Author:
M. L. Stapleton
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492415
Hardback Release:
February 2004

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Advertising the Self in Renaissance France: Lemaire, Marot, and Rabelais

Advertising the Self in Renaissance France is a study of how authors and readers are represented in printed editions of three major literary figures of the French Renaissance: Jean Lemaire de Belges, Clément Marot, and François Rabelais. Print culture is marked by an anxiety of reception that became much more pronounced with increasingly anonymous and unpredictable […]

Author:
Scott Francis
Paperback ISBN:
9781644530078
Paperback Release:
April 2019
Series:
The Early Modern Exchange

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The Aesthetic Body: Passion, Sensibility, and Corporeality in Seventeenth-Century France

This interdisciplinary study traces the radical changes that occurred in the understanding of the biological body and of human incarnation beginning in the first third of the seventeenth century. It is the first to examine the importance of that new corporeality in the determination of sensibility and passion in French culture of the seventeenth century. […]

Author:
Erec R. Koch
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490800
Hardback Release:
July 2008

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The Aesthetics of the “Beyond”: Phantasm, Nostalgia, and the Literary Practice in Contemporary China

This book is about an alternative mode of reading, thinking, and representing the intricacies of human experience in Chinese literature of the late twentieth century, which the author calls the aesthetics of the “beyond.” It investigates how contemporary Chinese writers, by means of dynamic interface of literary practice and cultural philosophical considerations, engage the reader […]

Author:
Jianguo Chen
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490848
Hardback Release:
May 2009

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African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States

Scholars of the African Americas are sometimes segregated from one another by region or period, by language, or by discipline. Bringing together essays on fashion, the visual arts, film, literature, and history, this volume shows how our understanding of the African diaspora in the Americas can be enriched by crossing disciplinary boundaries to recontextualize images, […]

Editor(s):
Persephone Braham
Contributor(s):
Paulina Alberto, Eddie Chambers, Monica Dominguez Torres, Colette Gaiter, Carla Guerron Montero, Carol E. Henderson, Camara Holloway, Wayne G. Marshall, Julie L. McGee, Robin D. Moore, Ifeoma Nwankwo, Phillip Penix-Tadsen and Lorrin Thomas
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611495379
Hardback Release:
December 2014
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495393
Paperback Release:
December 2016

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After Blanchot: Literature, Criticism, Philosophy

What does it mean to come after Blanchot? First, it is to recognize that it is no longer possible to believe in an essentialist determination of literary discourse or of aesthetic experience. Second, there is the question of history. What is Blanchot’s legacy to us, his readers? Any name, however irreplaceably singular, is always already […]

Editor(s):
Leslie Hill, Brian Nelson and Dimitris Vardoulakis
Paperback ISBN:
978-0874139464
Paperback Release:
June 2006

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After the Final No: Samuel Beckett's Trilogy

This study explores the dialectic of destruction and renewal in the work that Samuel Beckett regarded as his masterpiece: the trilogy of novels he wrote after World War II. It interprets the trilogy as presenting a subversive critique of the three idols: mother, father, and self to which humanity has looked for protection and guidance […]

Author:
Thomas Cousineau
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491821
Hardback Release:
May 1999

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Against Power: For an Overhaul of Critical Theory

In his latest book in the study of power, Giacomo Marramao focuses on the work of two great Central European writers, Elias Canetti and Herta Müller, each of whom, in different periods and contexts, offered a philosophical genealogy of forms of domination and a radical diagnosis of power, command and law. To grasp the meaning […]

Author:
Giacomo Marramao
Translator:
Patrick Camiller
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611496192
Hardback Release:
May 2016
Series:
John Cabot University Press

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Aging and the Welfare-State Crisis

A historical-sociological viewpoint, which examines the making of policies on aging in France over a century (late nineteenth century to the present), is examined in this book. This case study presents an attempt to understand the formulation of social policies better by studying the long-range interplay between the state and various social forces. This book […]

Author:
Anne-Marie Guillemard
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491722
Hardback Release:
October 2000

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Alien Visions: The Chechens and the Navajos in Russian and American Literature

There are many parallels and some revealing differences in the encounter between, on the one hand, the Americans and various Indian tribes and, on the other, the Russians and some of the peoples of the Caucasus and Siberia. The enduring cultural consequences of these encounters provide a fruitful area of inquiry for the comparative examination […]

Author:
Margaret Ziolkowski
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492804
Hardback Release:
October 2005

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American Literary Geographies: Spatial Practice and Cultural Production, 1500-1900

This interdisciplinary collection of essays explores intersections between geography and American literary history from the earliest geographic chronicles of the New World to the massive geopolitical imaginings of the 1890s. By foregrounding the unsteady nature of geographical boundaries, the physical and imaginary migrations that coexisted with literary nationalism, and the changing attitudes toward geographical settings, […]

Editor(s):
Martin Brückner and Hsuan L. Hsu
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493184
Hardback Release:
July 2007

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The American Writer and the University

Editor(s):
Ben Siegel
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874133363
Hardback Release:
January 1989

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Anatomy of Perjury: Field Marshal Albert Kesselring, Via Rasella, and the GINNY Mission

Careful review of microfilmed German operational records led the author to solve a World War II mystery involving Field Marshall Albert Kesselring and the Italian campaign he directed. Facts about two events in March 1944—the Ardeatine Cave Massacre and the failed GINNY II mission—were manipulated, and Kesselring’s 1947 defense was accepted without challenge until 1997, […]

Author:
Richard Raiber, MD
Editor(s):
Dennis Showalter
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493306
Hardback Release:
May 2008

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Andrew Marvell's Liminal Lyrics: The Space Between

Andrew Marvell’s Liminal Lyrics: The Space Between is an interdisciplinary study of the major lyric poems of 17th-century British metaphysical poet Andrew Marvell. The poet and his work have generally proven enigmatic to scholars because both refuse to fit into normal categories and expectations. This study invites Marvell readers to view the poet and some of […]

Author:
Joan Faust
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494105
Hardback Release:
October 2012
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495201
Paperback Release:
June 2014

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Antisemitism and Philosemitism in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: Representing Jews, Jewishness, and Modern Culture

This book of essays provides a significant reappraisal of discussions of anti-Semitism and philosemitism. An outstanding group of contributors from political theory, film, English, gender studies, and history demonstrates that analysis of philosemitic attitudes is as crucial as are investigations of anti-Semitism. Topics include F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Hannah Arendt’s politics, self-help guides such […]

Editor(s):
Phyllis Lassner and Lara Trubowitz
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490947
Hardback Release:
September 2008

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Art and Artifact in Jane Austen’s Novels and Early Writings

Jane Austen distinguished herself with genius in literature, but she was immersed in all of the arts. Austen loved dancing, played the piano proficiently, meticulously transcribed piano scores, attended concerts and art exhibits, read broadly, wrote poems, sat for portraits by her sister Cassandra, and performed in theatricals. For her, art functioned as a social […]

Editor(s):
Anna Battigelli
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-174-7
Hardback Release:
March 2020
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-175-4
Paperback Release:
March 2020

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Art and Culture in the Eighteenth Century: New Dimensions and Multiple Perspectives

This study joins the resurgent scholarship presently redressing the neglect of eighteenth-century visual culture since the beginning of the twentieth century. This volume offers nine contextual and cross-disciplinary essays that engage with a rich panoply of discourses ranging from art criticism to biography, to collecting and the art market, to art theory and practice and […]

Editor(s):
Elise Goodman
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491999
Hardback Release:
July 2001
Series:
Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture

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The Artist as Original Genius: Shakespeare’s “Fine Frenzy” in Late Eighteenth-Century British Art

This book examines the first generation of artists in Britain to define themselves as history painters, attempting what then was considered to be art’s most exalted category. These ambitious artists, including John Hamilton Mortimer, Henry Fuseli, Alexander and John Runciman, James Barry, James Jefferys, George Romney, John Flaxman, and William Blake, most of whom were […]

Author:
William L. Pressly
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493221
Hardback Release:
December 2007
Series:
Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture

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The Art of Procrastination: Baudelaire’s Poetry in Prose

How does Baudelaire’s prose poetry tell (human/modern/literary) time, and how do time and narrative tell the story of the poème en prose? Using textual analysis informed by a wide range of scholarship on Baudelaire, modernity, and narrative theory, Krueger argues that what lies beneath the genre’s obvious evocation of formal and literary tensions (between verse and prose, between the lyric […]

Author:
Cheryl Leah Krueger
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493207
Hardback Release:
October 2007

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The Art of the Persian Letters: Unlocking Montesquieu’s “Secret Chain”

Some thirty years after the initial publication of Montesquieu’s Persian Letters in 1721, the author hinted at the presence of “a secret, and somehow unnoticed, chain” tying together this entertaining, insightful, yet disparate collection of fictional letters to and from two Persian travelers in France. Ever since Montesquieu’s subtle hint, readers have tried to identify the chain, […]

Author:
Randolph Paul Runyon
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492767
Hardback Release:
September 2005

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Aspects of Samuel Johnson: Essays on His Arts, Mind, Afterlife, and Politics

Howard D. Weinbrot’s Aspects of Samuel Johnson: Essays on His Arts, Mind, Afterlife, and Politics collects earlier and new essays on Johnson’s varied achievements in lexicography, poetry, narrative, and prose style. It considers Johnson’s uses of the general and the particular as they relate to the reader’s role in the creative process, his complex approach to the […]

Author:
Howard D. Weinbrot
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492552
Hardback Release:
October 2005

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At Home and Abroad in the Empire: British Women Write the 1930s

This book builds upon critical reevaluations of modernism and British literature of the 1930s with a simultaneous focus on discourses of race, gender, and empire. The essays direct attention to the complications and ambivalence accumulating around the meanings of Englishness. They reject analyses of texts as chronicles of personal psychological development in favor of analyses […]

Editor(s):
Robin Hackett, Freda Hauser and Gay Wachman
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491050
Hardback Release:
January 2009

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Attending to Early Modern Women: Conflict and Concord

This volume considers women’s roles in the conflicts and negotiations of the early modern world. Essays explore the ways gender shapes women’s agency in times of war, religious strife, and economic change. How were conflict and concord gendered in histories, literature, music, and political, legal, didactic, and religious treatises? Four interdisciplinary plenary topics ground this […]

Editor(s):
Karen Nelson
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494440
Hardback Release:
July 2013

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Augustan Subjects: Essays in Honor of Martin C. Battestin

The fifteen essays in this volume honor Battestin’s many contributions to our understanding and appreciation of the literature and art of the Augustan period. Spanning over one hundred years, the essays focus on writers such as Behn, Swift, Defoe, and Pope, as well as Fielding’s connections with Richardson and Smollett’s fictional heroines.

Editor(s):
Albert J. Rivero
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874136166
Hardback Release:
June 1997

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Austen’s Oughts: Judgment after Locke and Shaftesbury

The word is all over Austen’s novels: what ought to be done, what one ought to say, how one ought to feel (versus how one does feel). When Austen’s characters employ an ought, the delicate oscillation between first- and third-person perspectives that marks her prose leads the reader to distinguish between what they say, and […]

Author:
Karen Valihora
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491371
Hardback Release:
April 2010

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The Baroque in English Neoclassical Literature: From Milton and the Wits to Dryden and the Scriblerians

Baroque pearls persist inside the shells of order and decorum in English neoclassical literature. From Milton and the Court Wits to Dryden and the Scriblerians, including several women wits, authors deploy baroque moments of disruption, grotesquerie, excrescence, extravagance, exuberance, encryption—even as they turn to more supposedly classical, restrained, and rational forms. Canfield tries to ferret […]

Author:
J. Douglas Canfield
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492354
Hardback Release:
July 2003

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Baudelaire in China: A Study in Literary Reception

Baudelaire’s work entered China in the twentieth century amidst political and social upheavals accompanied by a “literary revolution” that called for the overthrow of classical models and modes of expression to be replaced by vernacular language and contemporary content. Chinese writers welcomed their meeting with the West and openly embraced Western literature as providing models […]

Author:
Gloria Bien
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493894
Hardback Release:
December 2012
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495645
Paperback Release:
February 2015

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Becoming American, Remaining Jewish: The Story of Wilmington, Delaware's First Jewish Community, 1879-1924

Wilmington’s first permanent Jewish community began as a collection of less than 100 Jews in 1879 and grew to a community of over 4000 people by the early 1920s when the immigration laws changed, and growth slowed down. This in-depth study of one community’s success in preserving Jewish values and becoming American will provide insights […]

Author:
Toni Young
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491890
Hardback Release:
January 2000
Series:
Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

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Behind the Curtain: Selected Fiction of Fitz-James O'Brien, 1853–1860

In the decade that followed his emigration to the United States in 1851, Fitz-James O’Brien (1828-1862) produced a steady stream of contributions to American newspapers and magazines. As short story writer, essayist, poet, dramatist, reporter, reviewer, drama critic, and editor he won reputation as one of the ablest young writers in New York City, displaying […]

Editor(s):
Walter R. Kime
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490466
Hardback Release:
May 2011

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Bessie Head: The Road of Peace of Mind, A Critical Appreciation

This book shows how Bessie Head used her engagement with sociopolitical issues to convey her ideas about the art of fiction and the operations of the creative imagination. It relates Head’s literary practice to goals that she set for herself as a “beginning” writer, and, in view of the importance that she attached to reading […]

Author:
Joyce Johnson
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490794
Hardback Release:
April 2008

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Between Clan and Crown: The Struggle to Define Noble Property Rights in Imperial Russia

This is the first study in English to comprehensively examine property law in Imperial Russia, focusing on the struggle to define the scope of individual noble property rights and what that process reveals about the limits of noble freedom within the Russian state. The author uses property laws and right as the measuring stick for […]

Author:
Lee A. Farrow
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492637
Hardback Release:
November 2004

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Between Genders: Narrating Difference in Early French Modernism

Between Genders studies representations of gender in a group of early and mid-nineteenth-century French texts. The five texts examined are diverse in both literary form and theme: two novels, Honoré de Balzac’s La Fille aux yeux d’or, Theophile Gautier’s Mademoiselle de Maupin, a novella by Charles Baudelarie, “La Fanfarlo,” Claire de Duras’s pseudo-confession narrative, Ourika, and an autobiography of […]

Author:
Nathaniel Wing
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874138450
Hardback Release:
February 2004

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Between Theater and Philosophy: Skepticism in the Major City Comedies of Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton

This book studies the major city comedies of Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton in the context of the quarrel between theater and philosophy. The book presents deconstructive and materialist readings of Jonson’s Volpone, Epicoene, The Alchemist and Bartholomew Fair and Middleton’s Michaelmas Term, A Trick to Catch the Old One, and A Chaste Maid in Cheapside.

Author:
Mathew R. Martin
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491982
Hardback Release:
July 2001

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Between the Real and the Ideal: The Accademia degli Arcadi and Its Garden in Eighteenth-Century Rome

This book examines the Accademia degli Arcadi in its heyday, a little known phenomenon in Italian history in the first part of the eighteenth century. The Roman academy aimed for a peninsula-wide cultural renewal induced by literary reform. Operating within a papal court society, it eschewed extant patronage systems and social hierarchies and introduced enlightened […]

Author:
Susan M. Dixon
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492897
Hardback Release:
October 2006
Series:
Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture

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Biblical References in Shakespeare’s Plays

The hundreds of biblical references in Shakespeare’s plays give ample evidence that he was well acquainted with Scripture. Not only is the range of his biblical references impressive, but also the aptness with which he makes them. Hamlet and Othello each have more than fifty biblical references. No study of Shakespeare’s plays is complete that […]

Author:
Naseeb Shaheen
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493580
Hardback Release:
July 2011

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The Book of the Laurel

This is the first edition of Skelton’s elaborate dream-allegory to be based on a thorough examination of extant texts. It represents a major revision of our knowledge of Skelton’s career and of the form and meaning of the poem. Extensive introduction, notes, and glossary.

Author:
John Skelton
Editor(s):
F. W. Brownlow
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874133721
Hardback Release:
August 1992

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Boudica and Her Stories: Narrative Transformations of a Warrior Queen

This book begins with a study of the few ancient texts which provide the source material for all subsequent accounts of the seventh-century British queen Boudica and her ferocious yet ultimately unsuccessful rebellion against the Romans. It shows how their information was assembled over centuries to create the entity we know as Boudica as an […]

Author:
Carolyn D. Williams
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491340
Hardback Release:
October 2009

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Bringing Travel Home to England: Tourism, Gender, and Imaginative Literature in the Eighteenth Century

We hold tourism in common as we might a currency or a language. Yet rarely have we thought seriously about how it has shaped our lives, our sense of sexual, religious, political, and social alternatives, or our literatures. This book is the first to identify and examine the relations among literature, tourism, and the wider […]

Author:
Susan Lamb
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492750
Hardback Release:
March 2009

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Buccaneers and Privateers: The Story of the English Sea Rover, 1675–1725

In the late seventeenth century, Spain dominated the Caribbean and Central and South America, establishing colonies, mining gold and silver, and gathering riches from Asia for transportation back to Europe. Seeking to disrupt Spain’s nearly unchecked empire-building and siphon off some of their wealth, seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British adventurers, both legitimate and illegitimate, led numerous […]

Author:
Richard Frohock
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493870
Hardback Release:
July 2012
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495218
Paperback Release:
May 2014

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The Business of a Woman: The Political Writings of Delarivier Manley

The Business of a Woman is the first full-length study of Delarivier Manley, the increasingly important early modern scandal writer, journalist, and propagandist whose most famous work is The New Atalantis (1709). The book focuses on her importance in the fields of political journalism and propaganda, and considers Manley’s writing in terms of her importance to the Tory/Whig […]

Author:
Ruth Herman
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492163
Hardback Release:
April 2003

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Byron, the Bible, and Religion: Essays from the Twelfth International Byron Seminar

This work consists of eight essays selected from papers given at the Twelfth International Byron Symposium. Much of Byron’s poetry is examined, but the focus is on the Mysteries and Don Juan. The subjects include the Cain figure, Byron’s skepticism, his attitude toward Christianity and religion in general, and his literary use of the Bible.

Editor(s):
Wolf Z. Hirst
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874134018
Hardback Release:
July 1991

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Byron: The Image of the Poet

The fame of the Romantic poet Lord Byron rests not only on his work but also on the way he looked and the way he was portrayed during his lifetime and after his death. Originating in a conference held at the National Portrait Gallery in London, this is the first collection of papers to be […]

Editor(s):
Christine Kenyon Jones
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493337
Hardback Release:
February 2008

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Byron and Newstead: The Aristocrat and the Abbey

Byron and Newstead is a study of England’s greatest Romantic poet in the context of his role as an English aristocrat. The book examines the whole structure of Byron’s complex financial problems from his youth to his final days in Greece, and it shows how important it is to see these in the context of his […]

Author:
John Beckett with Sheila Aley
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874137514
Hardback Release:
January 2002

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Canadian Film Technology, 1896-1986

The first director of technical operations and research for Canada’s National Film Board profiles the people and technology that together met the challenges of early documentary filmmaking north of the forty-ninth parallel and discusses the board’s emergence as an international model for documentary film units. An Ontario Film Institute Book. Illustrated.

Author:
Gerald G. Graham
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874133479
Hardback Release:
January 1990

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A Careful Longing: The Poetics and Problems of Nostalgia

This book examines the emergence of a new genre during the eighteenth century: the nostalgia poem. This genre is best understood by reconceiving the premises of nostalgia itself, examining it as first and foremost a mode of idealization rather than a longing for the past. From the poems that make up this genre, we have […]

Author:
Aaron Santesso
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874139457
Hardback Release:
October 2006

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Caricature Unmasked: Irony, Authenticity, and Individualism in Eighteenth-Century English Prints

This book is the first to examine the meaning encoded in the very form of caricature, a form of popular and polemical visual art that burst suddenly on the scene in late eighteenth-century England, and to explain its rise as a consequence of the emergence of modernity, especially the modern self. Caricature and the modern […]

Author:
Amelia Rauser
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493238
Hardback Release:
March 2008
Series:
Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture

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Carnal Reading: Early Modern Language and Bodies

The question of an erotic readership has always vexed scholars. With little evidence of anyone’s actually reading erotic material, scholars have had to make do with variations of an “ideal reader” approach. Insofar as it presupposes authorial intention and a stable meaning, this theoretical model proves unsatisfactory. Using an interdisciplinary approach, Carnal Reading: Early Modern Language […]

Author:
Joseph Pappa
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490046
Hardback Release:
June 2011

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Carpe Corpus: Time and Gender in Early Modern France

Through readings of literary texts as well as conduct manuals and moral treatises, Carpe Corpus investigates the meaning of time in early modern France. Arguing that canonical critical assessments of Renaissance temporality have neglected the crucial category of gender, this book reveals a more multifaceted vision of time at work in both male and female poets.

Author:
Cathy Yandell
Hardback ISBN:
978-087413040
Hardback Release:
November 2000

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Catholic Modernists, English Nationalists

Catholic Modernists, English Nationalists examines how the Catholic conversions of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Ford Madox Ford, T. S. Eliot (an Anglo-Catholic), Evelyn Waugh, and Graham Greene influenced and were influenced by literary modernism in England. These modernist Catholic converts in England owe their conversions to a desire for a comprehensive spiritual answer to the social and […]

Author:
Timothy J. Sutton
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491333
Hardback Release:
February 2010

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Catholic Theology in Shakespeare's Plays

David N. Beauregard explores and reexamines Shakespeare’s theology in Catholic Theology in Shakespeare’s Plays from the standpoint of current revisionist history of the English Reformation. This new perspective is based on three developments. Currently, there is a steadily growing interest in Shakespeare’s Catholic background. Recent evidence has surfaced strongly suggesting that Shakespeare’s father and daughter were both […]

Author:
David N. Beauregard
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490749
Hardback Release:
October 2007

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Censored Sentiments: Letters and Censorship in Epistolary Novels and Conduct Material

Censored Sentiments offers a new perspective on women as letter writers and on the eighteenth-century increase in, and subsequent decline of, epistolary fiction by tracing forms of censorship that affected female letters in England, France, Italy, and America.

Author:
Barbara Maria Zaczek
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491753
Hardback Release:
June 1997

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Centennial Essays for Robinson Jeffers

This work is the first volume of critical essays devoted to the poetry of Robinson Jeffers. Although Jeffers was likened to some of the greatest figures in the literary world, his work was controversial. His preoccupation with violence and sexuality was denounced by some, his alleged blasphemy by others. Condemned by moralists, Marxists, and Cold […]

Editor(s):
Robert Zaller
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491579
Hardback Release:
December 1991

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Challenging Humanism: Essays in Honor of Dominic Baker-Smith

Dominic Baker-Smith has been a leading international authority on humanism for more than four decades, specializing in the works of Erasmus and Thomas More. The present collection of essays by colleagues throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States examines humanism in both its historic sixteenth-century meanings and applications and the humanist tradition in our own […]

Editor(s):
Ton Hoenselaars and Arthur F. Kinney
Contributor(s):
Andrew Weiner, Elizabeth McCutcheon, and Germaine Warkentin
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874139204
Hardback Release:
December 2005

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The Circuit of Apollo: Eighteenth-Century Women’s Tributes to Women

The Circuit of Apollo is a book about early modern women’s networks traced through affirmations of respect, admiration, love, and sometimes competition. It emerges out of the desire to highlight what relationships among women in the long eighteenth century tell us about the emotional lives and the creative work of women. The essays collected here attest […]

Editor(s):
Laura L. Runge and Jessica Cook
Hardback ISBN:
9781644530030
Hardback Release:
May 2019
Paperback ISBN:
9781644530047
Paperback Release:
May 2019
Series:
Early Modern Feminisms

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Civil Idolatry: Desacralizing and Monarchy in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton

This work discusses important texts that scrutinize the cult of monarchy in light of the injunction against idolatry. When Milton deplored the “civil kind of idolatry,” he echoed a significant theme in earlier texts—Erasmus’s political writings, Spenser, and Shakespeare’s political plays. Milton redefines conquest and fatherhood in response to contemporary monarchists’ patriarchalism and conquest-theory.

Author:
Richard F. Hardin
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874134261
Hardback Release:
November 2007

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Claiming Cambria: Invoking the Welsh in the Romantic Era

This book investigates the cultural impact of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century portrayals of Wales and the Welsh. During the Romantic era Welsh history was invoked by both English and Welsh writers in order to define the role of Wales in British culture, but the nature of that role was a matter of active debate. […]

Author:
Shawna Lichtenwalner
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490879
Hardback Release:
April 2008

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Clever Fresno Girl: The Travel Writings of Marguerite Thompson Zorach (1908-1915)

This volume features thirty art-related travel articles by the American modern artist, Marguerite Thompson Zorach (1887-1968), reprinted for the first time since they appeared in her hometown newspaper, the Fresno Morning Republican, from 1908-15, the period that corresponds to that when she was studying art in Paris at La Palette and traveling throughout Europe, the Middle […]

Author:
Marguerite Zorach
Editor(s):
Efram L. Burk
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490992
Hardback Release:
December 2008

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Clio: The Autobiography of Martha Fowke Sansom (1689-1736)

This annotated edition of Clio makes available in a well-documented and illustrated modern text the autobiography of Martha Fowke Sansom. This lively account of Fowke’s life is filled with illuminating material on her family background, education, and emotional and social experiences.

Author:
Martha Fowke Sansom
Editor(s):
Phyllis J. Guskin
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874136074
Hardback Release:
February 2000

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Clio’s Daughters: British Women Making History, 1790-1899

Clio’s Daughters exposes the reality behind the notion that nineteenth-century history was an exclusively male preserve. A fortuitous convergence of factors—including the popularization of history and the success of “lady novelists” in the literary marketplace—contributed to women’s emergence as writers of history. The essays in this collection demonstrate that women were neither mere muses or passive […]

Editor(s):
Lynette Felber
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493191
Hardback Release:
September 2007

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Coiffures: Hair in Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Culture

Balzac claimed that toilettes were the expression of society. Coiffures describes the historical and cultural practices associated with women’s hairstyles, hair care, and hair art in nineteenth-century France. Hair also has profound symbolic significance. Lying on the border between life and death, it grows, but does not feel. It marks sexual identity; it can be wild and […]

Author:
Carol Rifelj
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491487
Hardback Release:
June 2010

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Collected Poems of Thomas Parnell

This edition is the first to establish a reliable text of the poems of Thomas Parnell (1679-1718). Based on a study of all the available manuscripts, including an extensive collection in the poet’s family, and authoritative editions, it more than doubles the number of poems known to be Parnell’s and represents the first publication of […]

Editor(s):
Claude Rawson and F. P. Lock
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491494
Hardback Release:
May 1989

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The Collected Works of Abraham Cowley: Volume 2: Poems (1656) Part I: The Mistress

This new edition includes a full bibliographical and critical account of The Mistress. The authority of early printed editions is tested against many other versions of the poems appearing in manuscript copies, printed miscellanies, and as song texts.

Editor(s):
Thomas O. Calhoun, Laurence Heyworth and J. Robert King
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491562
Hardback Release:
April 1993

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Collecting China: The World, China, and a History of Collecting

This is a unique book that brings together theories of materiality and the history of collecting. It grew out of a simple question: how does a thing become Chinese? Fifteen essays explore the question from different angles, ranging from close examination of world-renowned private collections (the Rockefellers, the Goncourts, the Walters, the du Ponts, the Yeh family, […]

Editor(s):
Vimalin Rujivacharakul
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490060
Hardback Release:
February 2011

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Connections and Collisions: Identities in Contemporary Jewish-American Women's Writing

This anthology of scholarship on Jewish women writers is the first to focus on what it is to be a woman and a Jew and to explore how the two identities at times support each other and at times act in opposition. Essays on Nora Gold, Tova Reich, Rebecca Goldstein, and Allegra Goodman discuss the […]

Editor(s):
Lois Rubin
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874138993
Hardback Release:
June 2005

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Constructions of Smollett: A Study in Genre and Gender

Constructions of Smollett suggests that Smollett has been unfairly judged by the standards of the traditional realist novel, and urges a critical reappraisal within the generic parameters of satire and romance.

Author:
John Skinner
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491708
Hardback Release:
March 1996

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The Correspondence of Sarah Helen Whitman and Julia Deane Freeman: Writer to Writer, Woman to Woman

The eighty-one manuscript letters, drafts, notes, and fragments comprising the correspondence between Sarah Helen Whitman (Poe’s onetime fiancée) and Julia Deane Freeman span a tumultuous time in American history, 1856–1863. A veritable Who’s Who in literature during the period, the women’s letters reference works and writers such as Emerson, Hawthorne, Poe, Walt Whitman, and scores of women […]

Author:
Catherine Kunce
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494389
Hardback Release:
November 2013

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Creativity and the Imagination: Case Studies from the Classical Age to the Twentieth Century

Detailed case studies of imaginative discourses in technical prose, geology, physics, and genetic engineering, as well as in poetics, contemporary painting, philosophy, and history. The thread uniting all of the essays is that metaphors, scenarios, and myths are fundamental to both the scientific and artistic imagination.

Editor(s):
Mark Amsler
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874132960
Hardback Release:
November 1998

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Creek Walking: Growing Up in Delaware in the 1950s

This is both the story of a little girl growing up in Christiana, Delaware, in the 1950s and the history of an American crossroads. Wedged between two dramatically different extended families, she tries to make sense of the social signifiers that crosscut even this tiny village in New Castle County—differences between blacks and whites, men […]

Author:
Jacqueline Jones
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492033
Hardback Release:
August 2001
Series:
Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

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Crossing Borders: A Critical Introduction to the Works of Mary Rose Callaghan

The first full-length study of Mary Rose Callaghan’s life and works argues that Callaghan’s books examine the boundaries that constrict Irish society as well as Irish authors. Her novels explore limits of gender roles, strictures around mental health, margins that conceal social problems of alcoholism, sexual abuse in the clergy, domestic violence, and sexual repression. […]

Author:
Maryanne Felter
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491463
Hardback Release:
April 2010

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Culture and Change: Attending to Early Modern Women

This is the fourth in the series of proceedings of the interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies at the University of Maryland. This volume reflects the commitment of scholars to the exploration of early modern women’s culture as recovered through images, literature, music, and archives of the period. In essays […]

Editor(s):
Margaret Mikesell and Adele Seeff
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492316
Hardback Release:
October 2003

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A Dangerous Liberty: Translating Gray’s Elegy

Often said to be “the most popular poem in English,” Thomas Gray’s An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard circulated on the continent in a wide variety of translations and engaged the attention of such major European writers as Chateaubriand, Lamartine, Baudelaire, Hölderlin, Foscolo, and Zhukovsky. By tracing the history and influence of these translations, A Dangerous Liberty demonstrates […]

Author:
James D. Garrison
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491203
Hardback Release:
June 2009

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The Dark Thread: From Tragical Histories to Gothic Tales

In The Dark Thread, scholars examine a set of important and perennial narrative motifs centered on violence within the family as they have appeared in French, English, Spanish, and American literatures. Over fourteen essays, contributors highlight the connections between works from early modernity and subsequent texts from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, in which incidents […]

Editor(s):
John D. Lyons
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-162-4
Hardback Release:
October 2019
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-163-1
Paperback Release:
October 2019
Series:
The Early Modern Exchange

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David Mallet, Anglo-Scot: Poetry, Patronage, and Politics in the Age of Union

This study of the life and works of David Mallet (?1705-65) is the first study of Mallet for the past one hundred and fifty years and assesses the poet’s significance within his own period, arguing that modern scholarship has unduly neglected this complex personality who represented changing notions in taste and aesthetics, the intersection between […]

Author:
Sandro Jung
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490770
Hardback Release:
February 2008

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Death Row Letters: Correspondence with Donald Ray Wallace, Jr.

In the year 2000 the author, a professor of anthropology, struck up an acquaintance with a prisoner on death row in Indiana. The inmate, Donald Ray Wallace, Jr., bears a vital resemblance to Dostoyevsky’s fictional protagonist in Crime and Punishment. Like Rashkolnikov, Wallace undergoes a spiritual journey from crime to redemption. But Wallace, unlike Rashkolnikov, is […]

Author:
Charles Leslie
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490831
Hardback Release:
November 2007

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Deep Distresses: William Wordsworth, John Wordsworth, Sir George Beaumont, 1800-1808

Deep Distresses is a study of the intersecting family and professional vicissitudes that afflicted Wordsworth during the period of his greatest poetic productivity. The negative national publicity over his mariner brother’s death at sea is the focus of the family tragedy; hostile reception to Poems in Two Volumes (1807) is the focus of professional duress. Both topics become […]

Author:
Richard E. Matlak
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492248
Hardback Release:
December 2003

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The Deep End: A Memoir of Growing Up

One day, when Mary Rose Callaghan was 13, her mother jumped into the freezing Irish Sea. Knowing that her mother was an asthmatic, the shock of seeing her dive into “the deep end” began Mary Rose’s curiosity about her mother’s life. That curiosity spawned the writing of this memoir, a coming-of-age tale focused on Mary […]

Author:
Mary Rose Callaghan
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611496222
Hardback Release:
September 2016

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Defiant Diplomat George Platt Waller: American Consul in Nazi-Occupied Luxembourg, 1939-1941

Drafted while events were fresh in his mind in 1942–1943, Alabama-born American diplomat George Platt Waller’s memoir chronicles his war-time experience in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. In vivid prose, he recalls the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, the “Phony War,” the German invasion of May 10, 1940, and the Wehrmacht occupation. Intimately involved […]

Author:
George Platt Waller
Editor(s):
Willard Allen Fletcher and Jean Tucker Fletcher
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493986
Hardback Release:
April 2012
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495010
Paperback Release:
March 2014

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Defoe and the Whig Novel: A Reading of the Major Fiction

This study places Defoe’s major fiction squarely in the emerging Whig culture of the early eighteenth century. It offers an alternative to the view that Defoe is essentially a writer of criminal or adventure fiction and to the Marxist judgment that he extols individualism or derives his greatest inspiration from popular print culture. This study […]

Author:
Leon Guilhamet
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491449
Hardback Release:
May 2010

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Defoe’s Major Fiction: Accounting for the Self

This book focuses on the pervasive concern with narrativity and self-construction that marks Defoe’s first-person fictional narratives. Defoe’s fictions focus obsessively and elaborately on the act of storytelling—not only in his creation of idiosyncratic voices preoccupied with the telling (and often the concealing) of their own life stories but also in his narrators’ repeated adversion […]

Author:
Elizabeth R. Napier
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611496130
Hardback Release:
January 2016
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611496154
Paperback Release:
May 2019

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A Delaware Album, 1900–1930

A Delaware Album, 1900-1930 contains over 300 postcard photographs from the entire state taken during the period from 1900 to 1930. Arranged by subjects—City and Town Views; Delaware Beaches; Amusements; Industry and Agriculture; Signs of the Times; Trains, Trolleys, and Automobiles; Water Transportation; Schools; Religion; Businesses; Hotels and Motels—each photo has a caption ranging from a […]

Author:
George Miller
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490442
Hardback Release:
April 2011
Series:
Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

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Design and Historic Preservation: The Challenge of Compatability

Design and Historic Preservation: The Challenge of Compatability addresses two questions central to design and historic preservation: what are the parameters of “compatability” in the design of additions to historic buildings and of new infill buildings in historic districts and landscapes. These papers, presented at the “Third National Forum on Historic Preservation Practice: A Critical Look […]

Editor(s):
David L. Ames and Richard Wagner
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492347
Hardback Release:
February 2009

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Design and Thermal Performance: Below-Ground Dwellings in China

The Chinese constitute the third major community in the world to have lived continuously below ground for many millennia. With case studies representing different geographical and cultural environments, this work shows how Chinese below-ground dwellings provide a comfortable ambient environment with low construction costs. Illustrated.

Author:
Gideon S. Golany
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874133622
Hardback Release:
June 1992

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Dignity, Discourse, and Destiny: The Life of Courtney C. Smith

Courtney C. Smith was educated at Harvard in the 1930s, took a Rhodes Scholarship, taught English literature at Princeton, and was the first national director of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Program before becoming president of Swarthmore College in 1953 at the age of thirty-six. Simultaneously he became the American Secretary of the Rhodes Scholarship Trust. […]

Author:
Darwin H. Stapleton and Donna Heckman Stapleton
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874138337
Hardback Release:
December 2003

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A Dilemma of English Modernism: Visual and Verbal Politics in the Life and Work of C. R. W. Nevinson (1889-1946)

This anthology presents a series of new and important studies on an artist whose work is re-emerging to take its rightful place among the established icons of English modernism in the first half of the twentieth century. It is both timely, and in keeping with current scholarly re-reading of the era in general, through recent […]

Editor(s):
Michael J. K. Walsh
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874139426
Hardback Release:
February 2007

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The Discontented Cavalier: The Work of Sir John Suckling in Its Social, Religious, Political, and Literary Contexts

This comprehensive study of the literary output of Sir John Suckling reconstructs the various contexts in which the poems, plays, letters, and prose tracts were produced and, by means of close textual analysis, reveals the nature of one writer’s engagement—both creative and subversive—with the social, religious, political, and cultural dimensions of Caroline England. It challenges […]

Author:
Robert Wilcher
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493320
Hardback Release:
November 2007

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The Dismembered Community: Bataille, Blanchot, Leiris, and the Remains of Laure

This book examines the intersecting communitarian endeavors of Georges Bataille, Maurice Blanchot, Michel Leiris, and Colette Peignot, known posthumously as Laure. Through detailed analysis of a series of interlocking texts that the four authors write on, for, and to one another on such topics as love, friendship, and fraternity, it explores these authors’ theoretical elaborations […]

Author:
Milo Sweedler
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491128
Hardback Release:
May 2009

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Divine Rhetoric: Essays on the Sermons of Laurence Sterne

Laurence Sterne, the author of the innovative fictions The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey, served most of his life as a rural Anglican clergyman in Yorkshire, England; for twenty years his sermons were his primary written labors. Sterne published the first two volumes of sermons as the Sermons of Mr. Yorick in 1760 after […]

Editor(s):
W. B. Gerard
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491210
Hardback Release:
March 2010

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Doctors of Another Calling: Physicians Who Are Known Best in Fields Other than Medicine

The medical profession is rich in those who have made names for themselves outside of medicine. The fields of literature, exploration, business, sport, entertainment, and beyond abound with doctors whose interests lie outside medicine. This book, largely written by members of the medical profession, examines the efforts of doctors in non-medical fields. The doctors discussed […]

Editor(s):
David K. C. Cooper
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494662
Hardback Release:
November 2013
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495973
Paperback Release:
October 2015

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Dooble Tongue: Scots, Burns, Contradiction

Dooble Tongue is an imaginative meditation on Robert Burns and Scottish poetry, as well as a book that engages and contests the customary assumptions and practices of literary criticism. Beginning with an examination of two contemporary Scottish poets, W. N. Herbert and Robert Crawford, and moving back in time to the Scottish Modernist master Hugh MacDiarmid, […]

Author:
Jeffrey Skoblow
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874137286
Hardback Release:
March 2001

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Dr. John Moore, 1729–1802: A Life in Medicine, Travel, and Revolution

This book is the first biography of Scottish-born physician John Moore. Here, Henry L. Fulton recounts Moore’s childhood, education, and medical training in Glasgow and abroad; discusses his marriage, family, and friendships (particularly with Tobias Smollett); and depicts his professional practice in the north. The narrative uncovers Moore’s transformative experience accompanying a young nobleman on […]

Author:
Henry L. Fulton
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494938
Hardback Release:
December 2014

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The Drama of Storytelling in T. E. Brown's Manx Yarns

This study deals with the Manx poet T. E. Brown and his rustic persona in perhaps the most sustained dramatization of the trails and triumphs of storytelling in British poetry, Fo’c’s’le Yarns.

Author:
Max Keith Sutton
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874134094
Hardback Release:
July 2004

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Dramatic Difference: Gender, Class and Genre in the Early Modern Closet Drama

Dramatic Difference argues that early modern women writers manipulated the class-based exclusivity of closet drama to justify their own contributions to this highly political genre. The book situates women writers’ work in the context of their male peers’ use of the genre and looks at how the genre’s social and political orientation changed from the late […]

Author:
Karen Raber
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492040
Hardback Release:
November 1998

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Drawing an Elusive Line: The Art of Pierre-Paul Prud'hon

A difficult book to categorize, Pierre-Paul Prud’hon emerges in this book as a savvy negotiator of contemporary artistic expectations. From innovative public printmaking ventures to his creation of an alternate, feminine persona through his collaboration with Constance Mayer, Prud’hon questioned and redefined the role of the artist in a changing social milieu. Includes more than […]

Author:
Elizabeth E. Guffey
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491975
Hardback Release:
October 2001

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Dreamer’s Journey: The Life and Writings of Frederic Prokosch

Dreamer’s Journey: The Life and Writings of Frederic Prokosch is the first comprehensive study of the enigmatic, erratically brilliant novelist and poet. It explores his published and unpublished writings, his troubled personal life, the conflicts arising from his homosexuality, his wanderings as a kind of permanent expatriate, and his preoccupation with reinventing his persona and creating […]

Author:
Robert M. Greenfield
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491401
Hardback Release:
June 2010

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Dynamism of Character in Shakespeare's Mature Tragedies

Dynamism of Character in Shakespeare’s Mature Tragedies applies the systems theory of character to the analysis of the psychological and dramatic consistency of the main characters from Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth. The theory considers human behavior in terms of functional equilibrium between the stable properties of the mind, independent of the pressures of the sociocultural environment and the […]

Author:
Piotr Sadowski
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492392
Hardback Release:
January 2004

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Early Modern Drama in Performance: Essays in Honor of Lois Potter

Early Modern Drama in Performance is a collection of essays in honor of Lois Potter, the distinguished author of five monographs, including most recently The Life of William Shakespeare (2012), and numerous articles, edited collections, and editions. This collection’s emphasis on Shakespearean and early modern drama reflects the area for which Potter is most widely known, as a […]

Editor(s):
Darlene Farabee, Mark Netzloff and Bradley D. Ryner
Contributor(s):
Andrew James Hartley, Zdenĕk Stříbrný, Evelyn Tribble, Virginia Mason Vaughan, Michèle Willems, Jay Halio, Arthur F. Kinney, Darlene Farabee, Alan C. Dessen, Ann Thompson, John O. Thompson, Peter Hyland and Roslyn L. Knutson
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611495126
Hardback Release:
November 2014

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Early Modern Europe: From Crisis to Stability

Fifty years after the beginning of the debate about the “general crisis of the seventeenth century,” and thirty years after Theodore K. Rabb’s reformulation of it as the “European struggle for stability,” this volume returns to the fundamental questions raised by the long-running discussion: What continent-wide patterns of change can be discerned in European history […]

Editor(s):
Philip Benedict and Myron P. Gutmann
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492729
Hardback Release:
January 2006

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Edgar Allan Poe: Beyond Gothicism

Most frequently regarded as a writer of the supernatural, Poe was actually among the most versatile of American authors, writing social satire, comic hoaxes, mystery stories, science fiction, prose poems, literary criticism and theory, and even a play. As a journalist and editor, Poe was closely in touch with the social, political, and cultural trends […]

Editor(s):
James M. Hutchisson
Contributor(s):
Amy C. Branam, Dennis Eddings, Benjamin F. Fisher, Peter Goodwin, Kevin J. Hayes, James M. Hutchisson, Leon Jackson, John F. Jebb, Daniel Phillippon, Laura Saltz, C. T. Walters, Justin Wert
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490688
Hardback Release:
August 2011
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611494761
Paperback Release:
June 2013

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Edmund Burke of Beaconsfield

This study details the domestic life and private friendships of Edmund Burke from 1750, when he left Dublin to study law at Middle Temple, London, until his wife Jane’s death in 1812, fifteen years after Burke’s. While the events of Burke’s public life and his political theories are familiar to many, the private and domestic […]

Author:
Elizabeth R. Lambert
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492194
Hardback Release:
April 2003

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Educating the Educators: Hispanism and Its Institutions

Educating the Educators consists of two narratives. The first discusses the paradigmatic shifts that have taken place within British Hispanism in response to the historical development of capitalism, through its competitive, monopolistic, and global stages. At the ideological level, these shifts correspond to the transformation of the traditional intellectual into a state functionary and, ultimately, into […]

Author:
Malcolm K. Read
Paperback ISBN:
978-0874138405
Paperback Release:
August 2003

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Eighteenth-Century Genre and Culture, Serious Reflections on Occasional Forms: Essays in Honor of J. Paul Hunter

This collection of essays, including contributions by Paula Backscheider, Martin C. Battestin, and Patricia Meyer Spacks—examines the relationships between history, literary forms, and the cultural contexts of British literature from the late seventeenth to the late eighteenth century. Topics include print culture and the works of Mary, Lady Chudleigh; the politics of early amatory fiction; […]

Editor(s):
Dennis Todd and Cynthia Wall
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874137590
Hardback Release:
October 2001

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Elizabeth Carter, 1717-1806: An Edition of Some Unpublished Letters

This edition includes 111 letters and a brief note. Written by Miss Carter, they date from October 1737 to May 1804, less than two years before her death. they have not been published before and are a very small portion of the thousands of letters that she sent and received. Part of their value lies […]

Editor(s):
Gwen Hampshire
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874139129
Hardback Release:
September 2005

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Eliza Fenwick: Early Modern Feminist

Eliza Fenwick is the previously untold story of the life of an extraordinary woman who paved her own unique path throughout the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as she made her way from country to country, from working as a writer to becoming a teacher and school owner. Author Lissa Paul brings to light Fenwick’s letters for the […]

Author:
Lissa Paul
Hardback ISBN:
9781644530092
Hardback Release:
May 2019
Paperback ISBN:
9781644530108
Paperback Release:
May 2019
Series:
Early Modern Feminisms

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El Popol Vuh y la Trilogia Bananera: Estructra y recursos narrativos

This book offers an in-depth study of the internal structures of Popol Vuh, the Sacred Book of the Maya-Quiché people of Guatemala, and of the ways in which in the main characters of this text are configured. This is accompanied by a similar, comparative analysis of the three novels widely known in the Hispanic world as […]

Author:
Jorge Alcides Paredes
Paperback ISBN:
978-0874138108
Paperback Release:
January 2002

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Emerson for the Twenty-first Century: Global Perspectives on an American Icon

While previous collections of Emerson essays have tended to be a sort of “stock-taking” or “retrospective” look at Emerson scholarship, the present collection, divided into four sections, follows a more “prospective” trajectory for Emerson studies based on the recent increase in global perspectives in nearly all fields of humanistic studies. The first section of essays […]

Editor(s):
Barry Tharaud
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491456
Hardback Release:
June 2010
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611494648
Paperback Release:
March 2013

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The End of Domesticity: Alienation from the Family in Dickens, Eliot, and James

Few changes in literary history are as dramatic as the replacement of the sentimental image of the home in Victorian fiction by the emphasis in modernist fiction on dysfunctional families and domestic alienation. In The End of Domesticity Charles Hatten offers a provocative theory for this seminal shift that even now shapes literary depictions of the family. […]

Author:
Charles Hatten
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491319
Hardback Release:
January 2010

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The Enemy in Italian Renaissance Epic: Images of Hostility from Dante to Tasso

In The Enemy in Italian Renaissance Epic, Andrea Moudarres examines influential works from the literary canon of the Italian Renaissance to reveal that all forms of hostility consistently arise from within political or religious entities. In Dante’s Divina Commedia, Luigi Pulci’s Morgante, Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso, and Torquato Tasso’s Gerusalemme Liberata, all forms of enmity are internal, taking the form […]

Author:
Andrea Moudarres
Hardback ISBN:
9781644530009
Hardback Release:
April 2019
Paperback ISBN:
9781644530016
Paperback Release:
April 2019
Series:
The Early Modern Exchange

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English Versions of Roman Satire in the Earlier Eighteenth Century

The Imitation was a popular verse form in the first half of the eighteenth century. A work of classical poetry would be adapted to contemporary circumstances, so that a satirist such as Alexander Pope would satirize contemporary England as if he were Horace writing of ancient Rome. This book discusses not only well-known examples such […]

Author:
William Kupersmith
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493061
Hardback Release:
July 2007

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Enter the Press-Gang: Naval Impressment in Eighteenth-Century British Literature

This book considers the eighteenth-century practice of violent naval recruitment known as impressment in the light of literary representations of its impact on British society. The author examines scenes that feature press-gangs in novels, plays, ballads, and personal narratives and shows how impressment reveals the ways genre is related to ideology.

Author:
Daniel James Ennis
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874137552
Hardback Release:
April 2002

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Entre Hommes: French and Francophone Masculinities in Culture and Theory

Despite its debt to French thought for theoretical constructs, masculinity studies have been dominated by work on English-language texts and contexts. Entre Hommes lays the foundation for French and Francophone masculinity studies in both a cultural and theoretical sense. This ground-breaking volume considers what is meant by “French” or “Francophone” masculinities per se and how these identities […]

Editor(s):
Todd W. Reeser and Lewis C. Seifert
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490909
Hardback Release:
October 2008

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Envisioning The Worst: Representations of “Hottentots” in Early-Modern England

This book examines early modern English constructions of “Hottentots” as humanity’s most base and beastly people. The book presents the entire course of pre-colonial literary and visual representations of “Hottentots” written from the end of the sixteenth century until the opening decades of the nineteenth century.

Author:
Linda E. Merians
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874137385
Hardback Release:
December 2004

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Epic Landscapes: Benjamin Henry Latrobe and the Art of Watercolor

Epic Landscapes is the first study devoted to architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s substantial artistic oeuvre from 1795, when he set sail from Britain to Virginia, to late 1798, when he relocated to Pennsylvania. Thus, this book offers the only extended consideration of Latrobe’s Virginian watercolors, including a series of complex trompe l’oeil studies and three significant […]

Author:
Julia Sienkewicz
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-159-4
Hardback Release:
November 2019
Series:
Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture

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Erastus D. Palmer: Sculpture—Ideas

Deals with Palmer’s life and career, the development and character of his work, his ideas about art, and contemporary comments on his work. An annotated catalog of Palmer’s sculpture and appendixes that contain his writings on art and letters are included. (American Art Series) Illustrated.

Author:
J. Carson Webster
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874132021
Hardback Release:
December 1983

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Erotic Beasts and Social Monsters: Shakespeare, Jonson, and Comic Androgyny

The voluminous contemporary critical work on English Renaissance androgyny/ transvestism has not fully uncovered the ancient Greek and Roman roots of the gender controversy. This work argues that the variant Renaissance views on the androgyne’s symbolism are, in fact, best understood with reference to classical representations of the double-sexed or gender-baffled figures, and with the […]

Author:
Grace Tiffany
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874135503
Hardback Release:
February 1995

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Essays in Memory of Richard Helgerson: Laureations

This book brings together new essays by leading cultural critics who have been influenced by the groundbreaking scholarship of Richard Helgerson. The original essays penned for this anthology evince the ongoing impact of Helgerson’s work in major critical debates including national identity, literary careerism, and studies of form. Analyzing not only early modern but also […]

Editor(s):
Roze Hentschell and Kathy Lavezzo
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493818
Hardback Release:
December 2011

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Everyday Revolutions: Eighteenth-Century Women Transforming Public and Private

Women’s everyday choices can engender revolutionary acts. The essays collected here embrace this premise and go beyond the Habermasian public/private paradigm to look at the ways in which eighteenth-century women defied the restrictions their culture sought to enforce. But while recent studies have linked women to public activity by analyzing revolutionary moments, such work often […]

Editor(s):
Diane E. Boyd and Marta Kvande
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490787
Hardback Release:
April 2008

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The Experimental Plays of Harold Pinter

The Experimental Plays of Harold Pinter offers a fresh approach to the plays of Nobel Prize laureate Harold Pinter. He is highlighted as an experimental playwright who attempted to free the theatre from the legacy of realism, causality and motivation. His plays are read in relation to the avant-garde movements in the visual arts and music […]

Author:
Hanna Scolnicov
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493504
Hardback Release:
June 2012

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Exquisite Materials: Episodes in the Queer History of Victorian Style

Exquisite Materials explores the connections between gay subjects, material objects, and the social and aesthetic landscapes in which they circulated. Each of the book’s four chapters takes up as a case study a figure or set of figures whose life and work dramatize different aspects of the unique queer relationship to materiality and style. These diverse […]

Author:
Abigail Joseph
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-168-6
Hardback Release:
November 2019
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-169-3
Paperback Release:
November 2019

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Extravagance and Three Other Plays

The collection includes four theatrical works of acclaimed Italian author, Dacia Maraini, in a dual-language format (Italian/English). The works have been chosen around the themes of distress, exclusion, and various manifestations of tragedy with particular reference to women. The works were chosen within a modern and a historical reference in order to give breadth to […]

Author:
Dacia Maraini
Translator:
James R. Schwarten
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611495454
Hardback Release:
June 2015
Series:
John Cabot University Press

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Facing the Late Victorians: Portraits of Writers and Artists from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection

This is a lavishly illustrated volume that offers a new interpretation of the significance of the portrait image during the final decades of the nineteenth century in Britain, using materials drawn from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection at the University of Delaware. This study highlights the connections between the images of writers’ and artists’ faces […]

Author:
Margaret D. Stetz
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611493283
Paperback Release:
May 2007

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Factions' Fictions: Ideological Closure in Swift's Satire

An understanding of the linguistic, political, and moral ramifications of “Private Spirit” (the parochialism and partiality typical of clubs, parties, and cabals) provides insights into the logic behind Swiftian polemic and satire. Swiftian satire, an essentially private joke offering exclusive satisfaction to an elite fraternity of insiders, is shown to be a creative rhetorical adaption […]

Author:
Daniel Eilon
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874133912
Hardback Release:
July 1991

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The Female Homer: An Exploration of Women’s Epic Poetry

The Female Homer opens with simple questions: Are there any women’s epic poems? If so, what are the central characteristics of these epics, and how do they relate to the traditional vision of epic poetry as male-authored and masculinist, as powerful and patriarchal? The book explores relations among women’s epic poems over a great span—from the […]

Author:
Jeremy M. Downes
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491326
Hardback Release:
January 2010

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Fiction of the New Statesman, 1913-1939

Fiction of the New Statesman is the first study of the short stories published in the renowned British journal the New Statesman. This book argues that New Statesman fiction advances a strong realist preoccupation with ordinary, everyday life, and shows how British domestic concerns have a strong hold on the working-class and lower-middle-class imaginative output of this period. About […]

Author:
Bashir Abu-Manneh
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493528
Hardback Release:
October 2011

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A First Amendment Profile of the Supreme Court

A First Amendment Profile of the Supreme Court focuses on the nine justices of the United States Supreme Court and determines their frames for assessing First Amendment cases. In each of the chapters, a justice is profiled in terms of his or her claims during the nomination hearings and the positions they have taken in significant […]

Editor(s):
Craig R. Smith
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611493610
Paperback Release:
September 2011
Series:
John Cabot University Press

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Five Lectures on the American Civil War (1861-1865)

The product of over thirty years of research on the American Civil War by Italy’s most renowned authority on the subject, this study synthetically analyzes the great drama that from 1861 to 1865 that devastated the United States and gave life to the modern American nation. The book also highlights how the Civil War was […]

Author:
Raimondo Luraghi
Translator:
Sean Mark
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611494266
Paperback Release:
November 2012
Series:
John Cabot University Press

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Formal Revolution in the Work of Baudelaire and Flaubert

In Formal Revolution in the Work of Baudelaire and Flaubert, Kathryn Oliver Mills argues that despite the enduring celebrity of Baudelaire and Flaubert, their significance to modern art has been miscast and misunderstood. To date, literary criticism has paid insufficient attention to these authors’ literary form and their socio-cultural context. In addition, critical literature has not […]

Author:
Kathryn Oliver Mills
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493948
Hardback Release:
March 2012
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611494921
Paperback Release:
October 2013

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Four Hundred Years of Shakespeare in Europe

Four Hundred Years of Shakespeare in Europe offers a wide range of essays that capture the unprecedented current boom in the study of “Shakespeare in Europe.” The various contributions cover three basic areas in the history of Shakespearean reception on the European continent and in Britain: translations, productions, and appropriations in more general terms. The essays […]

Editor(s):
A. Luis Pujante and Ton Hoenselaars
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492231
Hardback Release:
May 2003
Series:
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Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World

Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World argues that our most cherished ideas about freedom—being left alone to do as we please, or uncovering the truth—have failed us. They promote the polarized thinking that blights our world. Rooted in literature, political theory and Mikhail Bakhtin’s theories of language, this book introduces a new concept: dialogic freedom. […]

Author:
Sharon Schuman
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494624
Hardback Release:
December 2013
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611496024
Paperback Release:
February 2016

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French Cultural Studies for the Twenty-First Century

French Cultural Studies for the Twenty-First Century brings together current scholarship on a diverse range of topics—from French postcards and Third Republic menus to Haitian literary magazines and representation of race in vaudeville theater—in order to provide methodological insight into the current practice of French cultural studies. The essays in the volume show how scholars of […]

Editor(s):
Masha Belenky, Kathryn Kleppinger and Anne O'Neil-Henry
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611496376
Hardback Release:
March 2017
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611496390
Paperback Release:
June 2019

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French Essays on Shakespeare and His Contemporaries: “What would France with us?”

The nineteen essays presented in this volume reflect the development of English Renaissance studies in France over the past fifteen years. Interests run from textual history to drama and theater poetics, myth, and iconography.

Editor(s):
Jean-Marie Maguin and Michèle Willems
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874135329
Hardback Release:
August 1995
Series:
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French Renaissance and Baroque Drama: Text, Performance, Theory

The fifteen articles in this volume highlight the richness, diversity, and experimental nature of French and Francophone drama before the advent of what would become known as neoclassical French theater of the seventeenth century. In essays ranging from conventional stage plays (tragedies, comedies, pastoral, and mystery plays) to court ballets, royal entrances, and meta- and […]

Editor(s):
Michael Meere
Contributor(s):
Sara Beam, Christian Biet, Alison Calhoun, Fabien Cavaillé, Sybile Chevallier-Micki, Caroline Gates, Elizabeth Guild, Richard Hillman; John D. Lyons, Andreea Marculescu, Corinne Noirot, Stephanie O’Hara, Antónia Szabari, Phillip Usher, and Ellen Welch
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611495485
Hardback Release:
February 2015

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French Women Authors: The Significance of the Spiritual, 1400–2000

French Women Authors examines the importance afforded the spiritual in the lives and works of French women authors over the centuries, thereby highlighting both the significance of spiritually informed writings in French literature in general, as well as the specific contribution made by women writers. Eleven different authors have been selected for this collection, representing major […]

Editor(s):
Kelsey L. Haskett and Holly Faith Nelson
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-087-0
Hardback Release:
October 2012
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-088-7
Paperback Release:
October 2012

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Friedrich Schiller: Crime, Aesthetics, and the Poetics of Punishment

Schiller’s fascination with crime and criminals is well-documented, but little work has been done on his engagement with punishment as retributive or restorative gesture. This study examines the affinity between the pursuit of symmetry in social penal discourse and the symmetry that pleases the aesthetic spectator in Schiller’s drama, fiction, and theoretical essays. Beginning with […]

Author:
Gail K. Hart
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492675
Hardback Release:
April 2005

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From Sacred to Secular: Visual Images in Early American Publications

This examination of illustrations in early American books, pamphlets, magazines, almanacs, and broadsides provides a new perspective on the social, cultural, and political environment of the late colonial period and the early republic. American printers and engravers drew upon a rich tradition of Christian visual imagery. Used first to inculcate Protestant doctrines, regional symbolism later […]

Author:
Barbara E. Lacey
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493078
Hardback Release:
July 2007

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From Savage to Citizen: The Invention of the Peasant in the French Enlightenment

From Savage to Citizen examines the invention of the peasant in the literature, theater, and painting of the French Enlightenment. It contends that, much like the noble savage, the peasant is one of the major constructions of the Enlightenment, and that its articulation and development are consonant with changes in the social order and the development […]

Author:
Amy S. Wyngaard
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492439
Hardback Release:
September 2004
Series:
Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture

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From Sensation to Society: Representations of Marriage in the Fiction of Mary Elizabeth Braddon, 1862-1866

From Sensation to Society tracks the evolution of Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s critique of Victorian marriage in the early phase of her long and prolific novel-writing career. The study begins with Braddon’s two famous sensational novels, Lady Audley’s Secret (1862) and Aurora Floyd (1863); it ends with her first novel of “society,” The Lady’s Mile (1865). In the novels of this period, Braddon […]

Author:
Natalie Schroeder and Ronald A. Schroeder
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492927
Hardback Release:
August 2006

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Félicité de Genlis: Motherhood in the Margins

This book examines the way in which French writer/educator Félicité de Genlis theorized the maternal role in her works, as well as the manner in which she lived out her own maternity. Illuminating her construction of a politics of motherhood that contributed to her marginalization, the book studies her controversial self-referentiality and investigates the relationships […]

Author:
Bonnie Arden Robb
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493351
Hardback Release:
May 2008

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Gender, Interpretation, and Political Rule in Sidney's Arcadia

Gender, Interpretation, and Political Rule in Sidney’s Arcadia studies cultural ideologies regarding gender and monarchy in early modern England by examining transformations of a single text, Sir Philip Sidney’s Arcadia, in their historical contexts. It reveals changing tensions in the ideological struggles over queenship, especially with respect to cultural debates focused on anxieties about gendered reception and […]

Author:
Kathryn DeZur
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494181
Hardback Release:
December 2012
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495225
Paperback Release:
June 2014

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Gender and Genre: German Women Write the French Revolution

In the wake of the French Revolution, history was no longer imagined as a cyclical process in which the succession of ruling dynasties was as predictable as the change in the seasons. Contemporaries wrestled with the meaning of this historical rupture, which represented both the progress of the Enlightenment and the darkness of the Terreur. French […]

Author:
Stephanie M. Hilger
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611495294
Hardback Release:
October 2014
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495317
Paperback Release:
May 2016

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Gender and the Sacred Self in John Donne

This first book-length feminist study of Donne argues that his sacred subject position is ambivalently and illustratively invested in cultural archetypes of mothers, daughters, and brides. The chapters focus on baptism, marriage, and death as key moments in Donne’s and his culture’s construction of the gendered soul.

Author:
Elizabeth M. A. Hodgson
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491845
Hardback Release:
September 1999

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General Henry Lockwood of Delaware: Shipmate of Melville, Co-builder of the Naval Academy, Civil War Commander

General Henry Lockwood of Delaware: Shipmate of Melville, Co-builder of the Naval Academy, Civil War Commander depicts the fascinating and accomplished life of a nineteenth-century Delaware favorite son, Brig. Gen. Henry Lockwood, who sailed aboard the U.S. Navy frigate United States, participating in Commodore Thomas ap Catesby Jones’s seizure of Monterey from Mexico and figuring importantly in […]

Author:
Colonel Lloyd J. Matthews
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494877
Hardback Release:
April 2014

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The Genius of the English Nation: Travel Writing and National Identity in Early Modern England

Travel literature was one of the most popular literary genres of the early modern era. This book examines how emerging concepts of national identity, imperialism, colonialism, and orientalism were worked out and represented for English readers in early travel and ethnographic writings. Using insights from a variety of scholarly fields such as history, anthropology, and […]

Author:
Anna Suranyi
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493344
Hardback Release:
February 2008

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George Herbert's Pastoral: New Essays on the Poet and Priest of Bemerton

As poet and as country parson, George Herbert engaged the pastoral in all of its varied senses. In October of 2007, many of the world’s leading Herbert scholars met at Sarum College in Salisbury, England to locate Herbert’s pastoral life and writings more particularly in early Stuart Wiltshire. They explored the relations between the pastoral […]

Editor(s):
Christopher Hodgkins
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490886
Hardback Release:
January 2010

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George Herbert's Travels: International Print and Cultural Legacies

The essays in this collection feature many of the world’s leading Herbert scholars and are drawn from the more than fifty papers and plenary presentations delivered at the “George Herbert’s Travels” conference held at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in October 2008. They track Herbert’s “heart in pilgrimage”: through four centuries of time, […]

Editor(s):
Christopher Hodgkins
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493382
Hardback Release:
October 2011

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George Moore: Influence and Collaboration

“Nearly every major figure of his era,” writes his biographer Adrian Frazier, “worked with Moore, tangled with Moore, took his impression from, or left it on, George Moore.” The Anglo-Irish novelist George Moore (1852–1933) espoused multiple identities. An agent provocateur whether as an art critic, novelist, short fiction writer or memoirist, always probing and provocative, often deliberately […]

Editor(s):
Ann Heilmann and Mark Llewellyn
Contributor(s):
Kirsti Bohata, Michel Brunet, Adrian Frazier, Elizabeth Grubgeld, Anna Gruetzner Robins, Jane Jordan, María Elena Jaime de Pablos, Stoddard Martin, Katherine Mullin, Mary Pierse and Nathalie Saudo-Welby
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494327
Hardback Release:
August 2014
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495331
Paperback Release:
July 2016

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George Moore on Parnassus: Letters (1900-1933) to Secretaries, Publishers, Printers, Agents, Literati, Friends, and Acquaintances

Through the letters and commentary in this volume, the Irish writer George Moore is revealed as a man and artist far more complex and important than most works on him suggest, one who played a significant role in the Irish Literary Renaissance.

Editor(s):
Helmut E. Gerber with assistance of O M Brack, Jr.
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874131529
Hardback Release:
August 1988

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George Washington and the Jews

This volume explores the background and circumstances that brought about a milestone relationship between George Washington and the Jews. President George Washington was the first head of a modern nation to openly acknowledge the Jews as full-fledged citizens of the land in which they had chosen to settle. His personal philosophy of religious tolerance can […]

Author:
Fritz Hirschfeld
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492811
Hardback Release:
September 2005

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German Shakespeare Studies at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century

This collection of fifteen essays offers a sample of German Shakespeare studies at the turn of the century. The articles are written by scholars in the old “Bundesländer” and deal with topics such as culture, memory and natural sciences in Shakespeare’s work, Shakespearean spin-offs, and the reception of Venice and Shylock in Germany. The section […]

Editor(s):
Christa Jansohn
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874139112
Hardback Release:
October 2006

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The Ghostly and the Ghosted in Literature and Film: Spectral Identities

The Ghostly and the Ghosted in Literature and Film: Spectral Identities is a collection of essays aimed at expanding the concepts of “ghost” and “haunting” beyond literary tools used to add supernatural flavor to include questions of identity, visibility, memory and trauma, and history. Using a wide scope of texts from varying time periods and cultures, […]

Editor(s):
Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494525
Hardback Release:
March 2013
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495652
Paperback Release:
February 2015

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Giuseppe Vasi’s Rome: Lasting Impressions from the Age of the Grand Tour

Giuseppe Vasi’s Rome: Lasting Impressions from the Age of the Grand Tour serves as the catalogue of the exhibition of the same name, organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon and curated by Professors Harper and Tice. On view in Eugene, OR, from September 25 through January 2, 2010, the […]

Author:
James T. Tice and James G. Harper
Paperback ISBN:
978-0871142979
Paperback Release:
November 2010

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Gleaning Modernity: Earlier Eighteenth-Century Literature and the Modernizing Process

Gleaning Modernity shows how earlier eighteenth-century literary texts might have eased the way for Britain’s increasing Modernity. They allowed Modern scenarios to be played out imaginatively, as simulations for experimental, predictive ends. The process spoke to the needs and desires of readers in a world of rapid, managed change. It worked unobtrusively first because of the […]

Author:
Eric Rothstein
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493214
Hardback Release:
November 2007

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Global Economics: A History of the Theater Business, the Chamberlain's/King's Men, and Their Plays, 1599-1642

This book is a study of the Chamberlain’s/King’s Men as a business. It investigates the economic workings of the company: the conditions under which they operated, their expenses and income, and the ways in which they adopted to fit changing circumstances. Each chapter focuses on a different moment in the company’s history, and consists of […]

Author:
Melissa D. Aaron
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492583
Hardback Release:
November 2005

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Grant Wood’s Secrets

Incorporating copious archival research and original close readings of American artist Grant Wood’s iconic as well as lesser-known works, Grant Wood’s Secrets reveals how his sometimes anguished psychology was shaped by his close relationship with his mother and how he channeled his lifelong oedipal guilt into his art. Presenting Wood’s abortive autobiography “Return from Bohemia” for the […]

Author:
Sue Taylor
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-165-5
Hardback Release:
February 2020

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The Grotesque Depiction of War and the Military in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction

A discussion of the tradition of grotesque portrayals of war and the military, especially their proliferation in Restoration and eighteenth-century English literature. Swift’s the Travels is examined in particular, as well as the novels of Smollett, Fielding, and Stern. Illustrations of graphic satire by Hogarth and others.

Author:
David McNeil
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874133691
Hardback Release:
May 2005

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The Grove Diaries: The Rise and Fall of an English Family, 1809-1925

The publication of the diaries of successive generations of the Grove family is of considerable importance. Spanning more than a century from 1809 to 1925, they chart the rise of an English family from country gentry to aristocratic Victorian grandees before finally tracing the much steeper trajectory of the family’s decline.

Editor(s):
Desmond Hawkins
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491739
Hardback Release:
November 1995

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Growing Business in Delaware: The Politics of Job Creation in a Small State

In this fourth book in the authors’ series about public affairs in Delaware, the state’s strategies to maintain a business-friendly environment are examined, especially by awarding grants and loans to grow businesses and jobs. The book addresses the nation’s 2008-2014 Great Recession that was very severe in Delaware. Among the large Delaware employers that disappeared […]

Author:
William W. Boyer and Edward C. Ratledge
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611495942
Hardback Release:
December 2015

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H. C. Westermann at War: Art and Manhood in Cold War America

This book examines the antiwar work of one American artist in relation to the cultural history of the Cold War. The study provides new and detailed information on this important artist, while also contributing to the study of masculinity, dissent, art, violence, and war in the last half of the twentieth century. The study clearly […]

Author:
David McCarthy
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492538
Hardback Release:
September 2004

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Hamlet and Narcissus

In this book the author argues that the action of Hamlet, particularly its most puzzling and paradoxical element, Hamlet’s delay, can best be understood in terms of Heinz Kohut’s concept of narcissism.

Author:
John Russell
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874135336
Hardback Release:
October 2004

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Hamlet and the Visual Arts, 1709-1900

This book examines the manner in which Shakespeare’s Hamlet was perceived in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and represented in the available visual media. The more than 2,000 visual images of Hamlet that the author has identified both reflected the critical reception of the play and simultaneously influenced the history of the ever-changing constructed cultural phenomenon that we refer […]

Author:
Alan R. Young
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492170
Hardback Release:
November 2002

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The Hamlets: Cues, Qs, and Remembered Texts

While differences among the three early printed texts of Hamlet have often been considered in terms of interpretive conequences in performances, The Hamlets instead considers practical issues in the playhouse and acting economy of early modern London. This book examines how Shakespeare’s company operated, how it may have treated the authorial text, what the actors’ needs might be, and […]

Author:
Paul Menzer
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490824
Hardback Release:
November 2008

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Hanging the Moon: The Rollins Rise to Riches

Hanging the Moon follows the tumultuous career of John Rollins and his brother Wayne, offering the reader a close view of a great American entrepreneur and insight into how we, as a society, privilege business over all other institutions.

Author:
Drury Pifer
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492019
Hardback Release:
January 2001
Series:
Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

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Henry Fielding (1707-1754): Novelist, Playwright, Journalist, Magistrate: A Double Anniversary Tribute

This collection, to which many of the world’s leading authorities on Fielding have contributed, contains papers on all the major aspects of his work and life, as one of the great early masters of the novel, as England’s best-known playwright in his day, as a political journalist and activist, and as a social thinker and […]

Editor(s):
Claude Rawson
Contributor(s):
Robert Alter, Linda Bree, Simon Dickie, Bertrand A. Goldgar, Thomas Keymer, Guyonne Leduc, Thomas Lockwood, Frédéric Ogée, Ronald Paulson, Claude Rawson, Joseph Roach, Pat Rogers, and Angela Smallwood
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492842
Hardback Release:
March 2008

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Heroes of Empire: The British Imperial Protagonist in America, 1594-1764

Over the past decade, literary scholars have become increasingly engaged with colonial studies and have fashioned various points of focus in their investigations of imperialist narratives, including the figure of woman, cannibalism, the romance of the first encounter, and the tropicopolitan. This book builds on existing work by offering a new focal point: the evolution […]

Author:
Richard Frohock
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874138795
Hardback Release:
September 2014

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The Heroic Idiom of Shakespearean Tragedy

Shakespeare’s idiom is an aggregate of archaic modes of speech and codes of conduct. This book attempts to make that idiom more accessible and, in the process, to illuminate the significance of heroic concepts to a study of Shakespeare’s tragedies and histories.

Author:
James C. Bulman
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874132717
Hardback Release:
November 2003

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Heroic Mode and Political Crisis, 1660-1745

This book explores a cultural language, the heroic, that remained consistently powerful through the social, political, and dynastic turbulence of the long eighteenth century. The heroic provided an accessible and vivid shorthand for the ongoing ideological debates over the nature of authority and power, the construction of an ideal masculinity, and the shape of a […]

Author:
Elaine McGirr
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491067
Hardback Release:
April 2009

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Hey Presto! Swift and the Quacks

In this book the author reveals how medicine shows, both ancient and modern, galvanized Jonathan Swift’s imagination and inspired his wittiest satiric voices. Swift dubbed these multifaceted traveling entertainments his Stage-itinerant or “Mountebank’s Stage.” In the course of arguing that the stage-itinerant formed an irresistible model for A Tale of a Tub, Ormsby-Lennon also surmises that the mountebank’s […]

Author:
Hugh Ormsby-Lennon
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-114-3
Hardback Release:
June 2011
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-115-0
Paperback Release:
June 2011

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Hiram Powers: Vermont Sculptor, 1805-1873 Volume II Catalogue of Works

A detailed account of the life and career of Hiram Powers (1805-73), the first American-born sculptor to win international fame. Drawing mainly on his correspondence, volume one focuses on the artist’s life; and volume two consists of a catalogue of his work and contains more than 225 illustrations. Corrects numerous errors of fact that have […]

Author:
Richard P. Wunder
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874133103
Hardback Release:
July 1991

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Historical Boundaries, Narrative Forms: Essays on British Literature in the Long Eighteenth Century in Honor of Everett Zimmerman

This collection of twelve essays by colleagues, students, and friends of Everett Zimmerman treats four topics that Zimmerman explored during his career: the representation of the self in narratives, the early British novel and related forms, their epistemological and generic borders, and their intellectual and cultural contexts. In “Boundaries,” contributors explore epistemological and narrative distinctions […]

Editor(s):
Lorna Clymer and Robert Mayer
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492903
Hardback Release:
February 2007

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History of Delaware, Fifth Edition

Originally undertaken by the author as a Bicentennial project in 1975, and now the standard history of the state, this volume chronicles the history of Delaware from the early 1600s to the present. About the Author John A. Munroe was H. Rodney Sharp Professor of History at the University of Delaware.

Author:
John A. Munroe
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492934
Hardback Release:
March 2006
Series:
Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

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Hyperion and the Hobbyhorse: Studies in Carnivalesque Subversion

This book studies the interaction in late medieval and Renaissance English literature of Augustinian theology and the modes of subversive humor Bakhtin calls carnival. This interaction produces a sustained interrogation of public identity which limits medieval culture and its major texts to those of the Renaissance.

Author:
Arthur Lindley
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874135886
Hardback Release:
December 1996

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Hysteria, Hypnotism, the Spirits and Pornography: Fin-de-Siècle Cultural Discourses in the Decadent Rachilde

This book explores the life and fiction of the French decadent writer Rachilde (pen name of Marguerite Eymery), using her as a case study to examine the impact late nineteenth-century theories about female hysteria, medical hypnotism, mediums, and spiritualism had on the female creative psyche. Rachilde was especially vulnerable as she suffered hysterical attacks, witnessed […]

Author:
Michael R. Finn
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491241
Hardback Release:
July 2009

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Idle Pursuits: Literature and Oisiveté in the French Renaissance

Idle Pursuits examines transformations of leisure in the literature and culture of early modern France. It traces a trajectory beginning with the initial detachment of the ‘idle condition’ from religious contemplation in the thirteenth century and culminating with the birth of the modern contemplative at the end of the Renaissance. How did writers define their idle […]

Author:
Virginia Krause
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492361
Hardback Release:
November 2003

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Imagery and Ideology: Fiction and Painting in Nineteenth-Century France

Literature is ostensibly a sequential and thus temporal medium, and painting a static and spatial one; yet writers like George Sand and Emile Zola have attempted repeatedly to represent visual and spatial phenomena in literary texts, just as painters like Eugène Delacroix and Claude Monet have sought consistently to capture effects of time and movement […]

Author:
William J. Berg
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493313
Hardback Release:
November 2007

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Images of Matter: Essays on British Literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance Proceedings of the Eighth Citadel Conference on Literature, Charleston, South Carolina, 2002

  In Images of Matter, a collection of essays first presented at the Eighth Citadel Conference on British Literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the authors of the essays collected address the complex relationship between words and images. The book is organized into three sections, all illuminating aspects of Francis Bacon’s dictum in the Advancement of […]

Editor(s):
Yvonne Bruce
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492668
Hardback Release:
April 2005

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Images of Robin Hood: Medieval to Modern

This collection explores the rich literary and visual origins and afterlives of the popular legend. It examines Robin’s portrayal as outlaw hero and the significance of his traditional setting in the “merry greenwood,” both in England and in the Brandywine Valley that became the Sherwood Forest of illustrators Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth. Complemented by […]

Editor(s):
Lois Potter and Joshua Calhoun
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490756
Hardback Release:
September 2008

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Imagining Architects: Creativity in the Religious Monuments of India

Imagining Architects analyzes a series of unusual formal experiments in a group of eleventh-century stone temples built in the Karnataka region of southern India, demonstrating a self-conscious modernity of architects who searched for a new architectural principle in their design. Reinforced by contemporary inscriptions, the eight chapters of this book interweave analytical text and vivid illustrations, […]

Author:
Ajay J. Sinha
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491869
Hardback Release:
April 2000

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Imagining Fascism: The Cultural Politics of the French Young Right, 1930-1945

Led by Robert Brasillach and Thierry Maulnier, the ‘Young Right’ emerged as a generational insurgency within Charles Mauarras’s Action française in the early 1930s. Inspired by the mobilizing energies of foreign fascisms, the men of the Young Right became vocal advocates for a French ‘national revolution.’ Combining native strains of French nationalism with selected ‘lessons’ […]

Author:
Paul Mazgaj
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492958
Hardback Release:
February 2007

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Imagining Selves: Essays in Honor of Patricia Meyer Spacks

The thirteen essays in Imagining Selves survey diverse cultural artifacts that include memoirs, histories, plays, poems, courtesy manuals, children’s tales, novels, paintings, and even resin from the early seventeenth century to the threshold of the twenty-first. These essays explore relationships between character, context, and text, and engage genres from realism to magic realism, and geographies from England, […]

Editor(s):
Rivka Swenson and Elise Lauterbach
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493412
Hardback Release:
January 2009

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Implication, Readers' Resources, and Thomas Gray's Pindaric Odes

Implication, Readers’ Resources, and Thomas Gray’s Pindaric Odes presents an account of “the Poets’ Secret,” the quite belated, historically recent, discovery by scholars and critics of something many poets have recognized and employed for ages: the sense expressed by allusively parallel parts within a text–sense thus expressed intratextually rather than only intertextually. Inferential perception of the […]

Author:
Frederick M. Keener
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494143
Hardback Release:
October 2012
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495249
Paperback Release:
June 2014

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India’s Shakespeare: Translation, Interpretation, and Performance

This is a collection on the diverse aspects of the interaction between Shakespeare and India, a process embedded in the contradictions of colonialism—a matrix of simultaneous submission and resistance. The essays, grouped around the key issues of translation, interpretation, and performance, deal with how the plays were taught, translated, and adapted, as well as the […]

Editor(s):
Poonam Trevedi and Dennis Bartholomeusz
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492613
Hardback Release:
March 2005

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In Iberia and Beyond: Hispanic Jews between Cultures: Proceedings of a Symposium to Mark the 500th Anniversary of the Expulsion of Spanish Jewry

Topics discussed in this book include government policy toward Jews and conversos, the image and self-image of Jews and conversos in relation to the surrounding society, the dynamics of Jewish poetics and philosophy on the Iberian Peninsula, and the role of women in the transmission of converso identity from generation to generation.

Editor(s):
Bernard Dov Cooperman
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491746
Hardback Release:
April 1998

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In Sickness and in Health: Disease as Metaphor in Art and Popular Wisdom

The essays in this collection offer an expansive view of how medical concerns have shaped and continue to shape our lives and destinies through the subtle communicative power of the visual arts and their interpretation in historical context. Each author demonstrates how works of art and the imagery of popular culture both reflect and reinforce […]

Editor(s):
Laurinda S. Dixon, with the assistance of Gabriel P. Weisberg
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492477
Hardback Release:
September 2004

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Inspiration in the Age of Enlightenment

Inspiration in the Age of Enlightenment reconsiders theories of apostrophe and poetic authority to argue that the Augustan age created a new form of inspiration, one that not only changed the relationship of literary production to authority in the modern period but also crucially contributes to defining the movement of secularization in literature from the Renaissance […]

Author:
Sarah Eron
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494990
Hardback Release:
March 2014
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611496499
Paperback Release:
March 2017

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Integrating Delaware: The Reddings of Wilmington

Integrating Delaware: The Reddings of Wilmington tells the story of Delaware’s most nationally influential African-American family and reflects the story of the American black middle class in the twentieth century. Patriarch Lewis Redding arrived in Wilmington in 1900. He earned a hard-won place among the city’s small black middle class after overcoming numerous hurdles presented by […]

Author:
Annette Woolard-Provine
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492118
Hardback Release:
December 2003
Series:
Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

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In the Frame: Women’s Ekphrastic Poetry from Marianne Moore to Susan Wheeler

The subject of In the Frame is poetic ekphrasis: poems whose starting point or source of inspiration is a work of visual art. The authors of these sixteen essays, several of whom are poets as well as critics, have a twofold purpose: calling attention to the contribution women poets have made to this important genre of poetic […]

Editor(s):
Jane Hedley, Nick Halpern and Willard Spiegelman
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491098
Hardback Release:
August 2009

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Into Print: The Production of Female Authorship in Early Modern France

This book examines the role that book production played in shaping notions of female authorship in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century France. Through close analysis of volumes attributed to Helisenne de Crenne, Louise Labé, the Dame des Roches, and Marie de Gournay against the historical backdrop of the early French book market, Chang shows how the […]

Author:
Leah L. Chang
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491135
Hardback Release:
July 2009

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Invasion and Insurrection: Security, Defense, and War in the Delaware Valley, 1621-1815

This book seeks to discover when, why, and how Delaware Valley communities, between 1621, when the Dutch West India Company issued instructions for the security and defense of the Delaware River until 1815, as the region abandoned its Committee of Defense of the Delaware at the end of the War of 1812, first used military […]

Author:
Jeffrey M. Dorwart
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491005
Hardback Release:
August 2008
Series:
Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

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InVerse 2007: Italian Poets in Translation

The InVerse anthology is the outcome of a project that began as a reading of Italian poets at John Cabot University in Rome in the spring of 2005. At the root of the project was the desire to introduce English-speaking audiences and readers to contemporary Italian poetry, since many interesting authors are as yet quite unknown internationally. […]

Editor(s):
Brunella Antomarini, Berenice Cocciolillo and Rosa Filardi
Paperback ISBN:
978-0874130423
Paperback Release:
May 2008
Series:
John Cabot University Press

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InVerse 2008-2009: Italian Poets in Translation

InVerse has filled a need in Rome for a forum in which to hear and discuss poetry, and the brilliant idea of offering Italian poetry in translation made the project an instant success and a must date on the calendar of Italian poets. In hosting InVerse, John Cabot University is true to its deepest mission and commitment: […]

Editor(s):
Brunella Antomarini, Berenice Cocciolillo and Rosa Filardi
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611493597
Paperback Release:
July 2011
Series:
John Cabot University Press

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InVerse 2012: Italian Poets in Translation

On the occasion of John Cabot University’s fortieth anniversary, we are proud to present the fifth edition of the InVerse poetry anthology. In publishing InVerse, the University is true to its deepest mission and commitment: to bring together Anglo-American and Italian cultures. Franco Pavoncello President Poetry by Sebastiano Aglieco, Annelisa Alleva, Elisa Biagini, Elisa Davoglio, Alessandro De Francesco, […]

Editor(s):
Brunella Antomarini, Berenice Cocciolillo and Rosa Filardi
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611493962
Paperback Release:
May 2012
Series:
John Cabot University Press

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InVerse 2014–2015: Italian Poets in Translation

Poetry by: Antonella Anedda Gian Maria Annovi Nadia Agustoni Mario Benedetti Antonio Bux Biagio Cepollaro Vladimir D’Amora Roberto Deidier Stelvio Di Spigno Anna Maria Farabbi Paolo Febbraro Silvia Fiorentino Mariangela Guatteri Andrea Inglese Bianca Madeccia Giampiero Neri Giulia Niccolai Sandro Olimpi Umberto Piersanti Elena Buia Rutt Francesco Serrao Giacomo Trinci Ida Travi

Editor(s):
Brunella Antomarini, Berenice Cocciolillo and Rosa Filardi
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495843
Paperback Release:
April 2015
Series:
John Cabot University Press

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Ireland and Transatlantic Poetics: Essays in Honor of Denis Donoghue

“Transatlantic poetics” is the principal theme and the constructive burden of these essays. The motive toward its articulation lies in the demand for cross-national, international, and post-nationalist comprehension of cultural relations and critical practices across modern Anglophone British, Irish, and North American literary developments, literary filiations, and literary history. Anglophone literary study needs to articulate […]

Editor(s):
Brian G. Caraher and Robert Mahony
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493122
Hardback Release:
September 2007

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The Irish Fairy Tale: A Narrative Tradition from the Middle Ages to Yeats and Stephens

Beginning with a critical reappraisal of the notion of “fairy tale” and extending it to include categories and genres which are in common usage in folklore and in literary studies, this book throws light on the general processes involved in storytelling. It illuminates the fundamental ways in which a culture is formed, while highlighting important […]

Author:
Vito Carrassi
Translator:
Kevin Wren
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611493801
Paperback Release:
March 2012
Series:
John Cabot University Press

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The Irony of Identity: Self and Imagination in the Drama of Christopher Marlowe

This study recognizes Marlowe’s psychological instability or uncertainty, analyzed as a version of preoedipal narcissistic pathology. McAdam illustrates how two fundamental points of destabilization in Marlowe’s life and work-his subversive treatment of Christian belief and his ambivalence toward his homosexuality-clarify the plays’ interest in the struggle for self-authorization.

Author:
Ian McAdam
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874136654
Hardback Release:
June 1999

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Island of Daemons: The Lough Derg Pilgrimage and the Poets Patrick Kavanagh, Denis Devlin, and Seamus Heaney

This work compiles the history of the Donegal pilgrimage as presented in historical texts, guidebooks, popular writing, devotional treatises, and newspaper and journal accounts. This material—with its cultural, political, as well as religious associations—provides background for these poets’ Lough Derg poems, which relate their own pilgrimage experiences. The book proceeds to examine Devlin’s “Lough Derg,” […]

Author:
Terence Dewsnap
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490893
Hardback Release:
August 2008

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The Italian World of English Renaissance Drama: Cultural Exchange and Intertextuality

This collection explores the Italian matrix of English Renaissance drama through new, challenging aspects of influence and rewarding investigations into classical and Italian theatergrams. The scope of the volume ranges from early Elizabethan to late Jacobean drama, relating at various stages such authors as Gascoigne, Kyd, and Marlowe to Boccaccio, Ariosto, and Castiglione. The essays […]

Editor(s):
Michele Marrapodi and A.J. Hoenselaars
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491784
Hardback Release:
March 1998

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John Dryden (1631-1700): His Politics, His Plays, and His Poets: A Tercentenary Celebration Held at Yale University 6-7 October, 2000

This volume celebrates the work of John Dryden and reassesses his position in the literary tradition three hundred years after his death. Part 1, “The Court, the Town, and the Playhouse,” features essays by Lawrence Manley, Harold Love, Howard Erskine-Hill, David Womersley, and Maximillian Novak that reconsider Dryden’s interaction with the London of his day, […]

Editor(s):
Claude Rawson and Aaron Santesso
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874138429
Hardback Release:
December 2003

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John Quincy Adams Ward: Dean of American Sculpture; with a Catalogue Raisonné

Catalogues Ward’s sculpture, analyzes his style, evaluates the quality of his work, and determines the artistic influences on his sculpture. A chronological catalogue of his 125 recorded works follows a biographical essay. Illustrated.

Author:
Lewis I. Sharp
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491500
Hardback Release:
June 1985

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John Rainolds’s Oxford Lectures on Aristotle’s Rhetoric

Published for the first time, these are the only university lectures known to have survived from sixteenth-century Oxford and the first major treatment of Aristotle’s Rhetoric in England. Includes a critical edition of the Latin and Greek text, translation, commentary, and critical introduction.

Author:
John Rainolds
Editor(s):
Lawrence D. Green
Translator:
Lawrence D. Green
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874132878
Hardback Release:
October 1987

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John Sloan’s Women: A Psychoanalysis of Vision

John Sloan (1871-1951), a member of the revolutionary group of painters called “The Eight,” was best known for his pictures of early twentieth-century New York City. Using psychoanalysis (object relations theory) and social history, Janice M. Coco explores the individual and social identities that inform Sloan’s many representations of women. She examines the ways that […]

Author:
Janice M. Coco
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492521
Hardback Release:
October 2004

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Johnson the Poet: The Poetic Career of Samuel Johnson

Johnson the Poet is the first book to deal comprehensively with the poetry of Samuel Johnson. It provides critical commentary on Johnson’s long and versatile poetic career as novice poet, formal verse imitator and satirist, playwright, moralist, neo-Latinist, elegist, prologuist, and writer of impromptu drawing-room versewhile setting his verse in eighteenth-century political, theological, moral, and literary […]

Author:
David F. Venturo
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874136760
Hardback Release:
August 1999

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John White Alexander and the Construction of National Identity: Cosmopolitan American Art, 1880-1915

Moore positions the work of American artist John White Alexander at the intersection of the shifting discourse of nationalism in American art at the turn of the twentieth century. The book addresses the dynamic search for and definition of national identity through a careful examination of the institutional complexes in which Alexander worked and exhibited. […]

Author:
Sarah J. Moore
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492187
Hardback Release:
April 2003

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Jonathan Swift and the Arts

This is the first comprehensive account of Swift’s engagement with the arts in Ireland and England. It both documents and reflects upon his attitudes toward music, gardening, theatre, architecture, and painting, and suggests that, despite his often sceptical attitude towards the non-literary arts, he saw them as a rich source of inspiration and entertainment for […]

Author:
Joseph McMinn
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491258
Hardback Release:
July 2010

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The Journal of Thomas Moore, Volume 4: 1831-1835

For over a hundred years, the journal of the Irish poet Thomas Moore (1779-1852) was thought to have been destroyed. In 1967 the manuscript was found in the archives of the Longman Publishing House in London. This edition, to be published in six volumes, reveals the essential Moore and introduces the reader to the daily, […]

Author:
Thomas Moore
Editor(s):
Wilfred S. Dowden
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874132564
Hardback Release:
August 1999

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A Kind of Wild Justice: Revenge in Shakespeare's Comedies

This study demonstrates not only that the devices of revenge are structurally useful in comedy, but also that there is a consistent conception of revenge as an ethical social instrument in the comedies of Shakespeare.

Author:
Linda Anderson
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874133196
Hardback Release:
December 1987

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The Lab'ring Muses: Work, Writing, and the Social Order in English Plebeian Poetry, 1730-1830

The Lab’ring Muses is the first study to bring together a wide range of verse published by laboring-class authors between 1730 and 1830. The book examines a total of sixteen case studies that establish a specifically English tradition of laboring-class poetics.

Author:
William J. Christmas
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492026
Hardback Release:
October 2001

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The Languages of Difference: American Writers and Anthropologists Reconfigure the Primitive, 1878-1940

Exploring the contentions and revisions involving the idea of the primitive in intellectual America of 1878-1940 and the related notions of race, civilization, and culture, this book focuses on the work of several anthropologists and literary writers whose original insight and skill enabled new and more complex understandings of human difference. Lewis Henry Morgan, Eugene […]

Author:
Ronald E. Martin
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874139044
Hardback Release:
April 2005

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The Latest Early American Literature

The Latest Early American Literature, according to readers for the University of Delaware Press, is “a collection of polemics and manifestoes.” In it R. C. De Prospo bids to follow in the footsteps of the two, rare, early Americanist dissenters whom Philip F. Gura once distinguished as “prophets without honor in the field”: William Spengemann […]

Author:
R.C. De Prospo
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611495997
Hardback Release:
January 2016
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611496017
Paperback Release:
September 2017

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Law and Authority in Early Modern England: Essays Presented to Thomas Garden Barnes

This collection of essays honors Thomas G. Barnes, Professor of History and Law at the University of California, Berkeley. It addresses some major issues and themes in English history from the 1590s to the 1840s that have been central to Dr. Barnes’s own work in law and authority in the same period. The essays, all […]

Editor(s):
Buchanan Sharp and Mark Charles Fissel
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493054
Hardback Release:
December 2006

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Learning from Lying: Paradoxes of the Literary Mystification

Writers who mystify operate through paradox. Since the eighteenth century, when the term was coined in French, the cycle of temporarily taking in a reader by means of a deceptive text, then deliberately uncovering the fake, has enacted a drama of Enlightenment. Obfuscation reveals trickery, in an exercise that simultaneously embodies the ideals of Enlightenment […]

Author:
Julia Abramson
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492699
Hardback Release:
September 2005

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Learning from Scant Beginnings: English Professor Expertise

Although teaching is perhaps the central public activity of most university English professors, there is surprisingly little research in the specifics of expert professorial practice. Many previous studies describe, recipe-like, the end products of successful teaching, while others conflate expertise in this subject matter with pedagogical expertise. This study focuses on the moves the expert […]

Author:
John V. Knapp
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490916
Hardback Release:
May 2008

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The Leslie A. Marchand Memorial Lectures, 2000–2015: A Legacy in Byron Studies

This unique collection of lectures honors the pioneering work in Byron studies of Leslie Alexis Marchand, who has had an enduring influence on the appreciation and study of Lord Byron for sixty years. Generations of readers and writers have come to Byron through Marchand’s biographies and his edition of the poet’s letters and journals. All admirers of […]

Editor(s):
Katherine Kernberger
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611496673
Hardback Release:
September 2017

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The Letters of Ruth Pitter: Silent Music

Although Ruth Pitter (1897–1992) is not well known, her credentials as a poet are extensive, and in England from the mid-1930s to the mid-1970s she maintained a modest yet loyal readership. In total she produced eighteen volumes of new and collected verse. Her A Trophy of Arms (1936) won the Hawthornden Prize for Poetry in 1937, and […]

Author:
Don W. King
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494518
Hardback Release:
March 2014

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Levinas and Nineteenth-Century Literature: Ethics and Otherness from Romanticism through Realism

Levinas and Nineteenth-Century Literature presents nine essays that reread major British, American, and European nineteenth-century literary texts in light of the post-deconstruction ethical philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas. The first section pursues in essays on Wordsworth, Coleridge, De Quincey, and Baudelaire connections between Levinas’s radical rethinking of subjectivity and Romantic generic, aesthetic, and conceptual innovation. The second […]

Editor(s):
Donald R. Wehrs and David P. Haney
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491166
Hardback Release:
August 2009

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Levinas and Twentieth-Century Literature: Ethics and the Reconstitution of Subjectivity

In thirteen essays on writers ranging from Virginia Woolf and A. A. Milne to J. M. Coetzee and Cormac McCarthy, Levinas and Twentieth-Century Literature puts the thought of the twentieth-century’s most innovative ethical philosopher, Emmanuel Levinas, in dialogue with established twentieth-century masterpieces, such as Six Characters in Search of an Author, As I Lay Dying, One Hundred Years of Solitude, […]

Author:
Donald R. Wehrs
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494426
Hardback Release:
May 2013
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611496505
Paperback Release:
March 2017

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Life After Death: Widows and the English Novel, Defoe to Austen

Life after Death shows how representations of the widow in the eighteenth-century novel express attitudes toward emerging capitalism and women’s participation in it. Authors responded to the century’s instability by using widows, who had the right to act economically and self-interestedly, to teach women that virtue meant foregoing the opportunities that the changing economy offered. Novelists […]

Author:
Karen Bloom Gevirtz
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492774
Hardback Release:
November 2005

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The Life and Times of Goldsworthy: Gentleman Scientist and Inventor, 1793-1875

Goldsworthy Gurney trained as a surgeon in Cornwall but moved to London in 1820 to participate in the chemistry revolution led by Humphrey Davy and Michael Faraday. Successful as an inventor of laboratory equipment, lighting fixtures, and ventilating systems, he failed to convert his pioneering designs for steam locomotion into commercial success. His career illuminates […]

Author:
Dale H. Porter
Hardback ISBN:
978-0934223508
Hardback Release:
May 1999

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The Life of Robert Loraine: The Stage, the Sky, and George Bernard Shaw

Robert Loraine was born in a niche of time when technology exploded into a world whose keyword was Progress. Both he and his life-long friend Bernard Shaw believed they were in an evolutionary period of humanity. Born into a theatrical family, he understood its clashes of temperament and competition for the attention of the audience. […]

Author:
Lanayre D. Liggera
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494587
Hardback Release:
August 2013

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Literary Milieux: Essays in Text and Context Presented to Howard Erskine-Hill

In the wake of the formalist “New Critical” consensus of the mid-twentieth century, a central and recurrent problem in the field of literary study has been that of precisely how the literary text was to be related to the various and proliferating contexts that now jostled for critical attention. The quality of balanced judgment was […]

Editor(s):
David Womersley and Richard McCabe
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493276
Hardback Release:
March 2008

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Literary Sociability in Early Modern England: The Epistolary Record

This study represents a significant reinterpretation of literary networks during what is often called the transition from manuscript to print during the early modern period. It is based on a survey of 28,000 letters and over 850 mainly English correspondents, ranging from consumers to authors, significant patrons to state regulators, printers to publishers, from 1615 […]

Author:
Paul Trolander
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494976
Hardback Release:
May 2014
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495164
Paperback Release:
April 2017

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Literature, Religion, and East/West Comparison: Essays in Honor of Anthony C. Yu

This book pays critical homage to the eminent comparatist of Chinese and Western literature and religion, Anthony C. Yu of The University of Chicago. Broadly comparative, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary in scope, the volume consists of an introductory essay on Yu’s scholarly career, and thirteen additional essays on topics such as literary texts and traditions of […]

Editor(s):
Eric Ziolkowski
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874138696
Hardback Release:
January 2005

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Literature and the Touch of the Real

Literature and the Touch of the Real offers a critique of neo-Saussurean theories of the constitution of the world through language or the essential divorce of language from the real. It does this by, first, offering a critical account of the contradictions and omissions of Saussure’s Course in General Linguistics. Secondly, in a revisionist reading of Jacques […]

Author:
David Schalkwyk
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492156
Hardback Release:
January 2004

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Living Art: The Life of Paul R. Jones, African American Art Collector

This book is a life history of the African American art collector, Paul R. Jones. Living Art presents the life of a man who grew up during the height of Jim Crow segregation in Alabama, the son of parents who embraced the dual ideals of racial pride and racial integration and who has become one of the […]

Author:
Margaret L. Andersen and Neil F. Thomas
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491296
Hardback Release:
July 2009

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Lockwood de Forest: Furnishing the Gilded Age with a Passion for India

This is the first scholarly book on de Forest. It explores his career in the decorative arts by examining cultural context, material culture, biography, and patronage. Lockwood de Forest (1850-1932) is best known as an artistic decorator with a flair for designs based on the arts and crafts of the Middle East and India. He […]

Author:
Roberta A. Mayer
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493139
Hardback Release:
January 2009

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Lord Byron and the History of Desire

This book interprets a number of Lord Byron’s major literary works— Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (1813, 1816, 1818), the Eastern Tales (1812-16), “Prometheus” (1816), “The Prisoner of Chillon” (1816), Manfred (1817), Cain (1821), Heaven and Earth (1823), and Don Juan (1819-24)—from a perspective informed by the Generative Anthropology of Eric Gans and the mimetic theory of René Girard. It reads these works for their developing awareness […]

Author:
Ian Dennis
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491234
Hardback Release:
July 2009

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Love’s Pilgrimage: The Holy Journey in English Renaissance Literature

Love’s Pilgrimage explores literary adaptations of the Catholic pilgrimage in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Protestant English literature generally, and pays specific regard to Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, and Bunyan, each of whom deserve a chapter (two for Shakespeare). Its thesis is that while in the sixteenth century, during the early-to-middle stages of the English Reformation, conventional pilgrimages […]

Author:
Grace Tiffany
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492941
Hardback Release:
July 2006

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Mandeville’s Travails: Merging Travel, Theory, and Commentary

This book offers a critical methodology for analyzing travel literature. The subject of travel literature, as well as travel literatures, have not always been regarded with respect or given much critical attention. In order to amend this lack of positive reception, I analyze the late medieval text Mandeville’s Travels, specifically the Cotton MS. This text, though […]

Author:
Francis Tobienne, Jr.
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611496031
Hardback Release:
June 2016

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The Manufacturers of Literature: Writing and the Literary Marketplace in Eighteenth-Century England

The Manufacturers of Literature explores the effect of the development of the publishing industry upon print culture generally, and literature specifically, during the eighteenth century. The book is structured around case studies of important writers and publishers, including Addison and Steele, Pope, Johnson, Robert Dodsley, and Frances Burney.

Author:
George Justice
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874137507
Hardback Release:
February 2002

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Mapping Discord: Allegorical Cartography in Early Modern French Writing

Mapping Discord examines a series of allegorical maps published in France during the seventeenth century that cast in spatial terms a number of heated aesthetic and social debates. It discusses the convergence of map-making and literary creation in the context of early modern cartographic practice, and demonstrates that the unique language of allegorical cartography raises important […]

Author:
Jeffrey N. Peters
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492408
Hardback Release:
June 2004

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Mapping the Fiction of Cristina Fernández Cubas

Cristina Fernández Cubas is one of the most important of the Spanish writers who have begun to publish since the end of the Franco dictatorship. Credited with playing a major role in the renaissance of the short story in Spain, she has won national and international acclaim for her fiction, and it has become a […]

Editor(s):
Kathleen M. Glenn and Janet Pérez
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492712
Hardback Release:
April 2005

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Marble Halls: Civic and Urban Architecture in the Gilded Age

Marble Halls is about the great civic buildings that were designed in the style of Beaux-Arts classicism during the Gilded Age (1865–1918) and about the City Beautiful movement that was intended to improve the setting for the buildings and the urban environment for the people. The Industrial Revolution, which arrived belatedly in the United States, […]

Author:
Wayne Craven
Hardback ISBN:
978-0-692-88421-8
Hardback Release:
January 2018

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Marginalities: Diamela Eltit and the Subversion of Mainstream Literature in Chile

This English-language study examines multiple works by the Chilean writer Diamela Eltit. Written in clear critical discourse, these essays are a practical tool for first-time or hesitant Eltit readers who seek discussion of a particular book and are not familiar with the author’s entire production. This study will be beneficial for scholars interested in Latin […]

Author:
Gisela Norat
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492057
Hardback Release:
January 2002

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Marguerite, Countess of Blessington: The Turbulent Life of a Salonnière and Author

This new biography of Lady Blessington, the first in more than eighty years, illuminates the private and public life of this important but neglected salonnière and author. This study enriches our knowledge of the social, political, and literary history of the post-Romantic and early Victorian era. It examines Lady Blessington’s close friendships with politicians and […]

Author:
Susan Matoff
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611495911
Hardback Release:
December 2015

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A Martyr for Sin: Rochester's Critique of Polity, Sexuality, and Society

Rochester’s hitherto underappreciated political thinking is reassessed in this study via a combination of postmodern critical approaches, particularly the theories of Foucault with close contextual readings of his works. Substantially new and politicized readings are offered for Rochester’s satires, lyrics, prose, and drama-texts both rarely and much studied.

Author:
Kirk Combe
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874136470
Hardback Release:
May 1995

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Masculinities, Childhood, Violence: Attending to Early Modern Women—and Men: Proceedings of the 2006 Symposium

This interdisciplinary volume includes essays and workshop summaries for the 2006 Attending to Early Modern Women—and Men symposium. Essays and workshop summaries are divided into four sections, “Masculinities,” “Violence,” “Childhood,” and “Pedagogies.” Taken together, they considers women’s works, lives, and culture across geographical regions, primarily in England, France, Germany, Italy, the Low Countries, the Caribbean, and the […]

Editor(s):
Amy E. Leonard and Karen L. Nelson
Contributor(s):
Susan D. Amussen, Jeanice Brooks, Margaret D. Carroll, Sarah R. Cohen, Margaret Ferguson, Valeria Finucci, Amy E. Leonard, Randall Martin, Caroline P. Murphy, Alexandra Shepard, and Judith E. Tucker
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490183
Hardback Release:
December 2010

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The Masks of Anthony and Cleopatra

A sensitive and penetrating analysis, scene by scene, act by act, of this most complex and ambiguous of Shakespeare’s great plays, seen through the eyes of both the literary critic and the student of theatrical history. As in his earlier Masks books, Marvin Rosenberg has gathered impressions from performance reviews from all over the world, comments by […]

Author:
Marvin Rosenberg
Editor(s):
Mary Rosenberg
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492781
Hardback Release:
April 2006

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The Masks of Hamlet

In this work, Rosenberg insists again and again that only the individual reader or actor can determine Shakespeare’s design of Hamlet’s characterand of the play. To interpret Hamlet’s words and actions at the many crises, the reader needs to double in the role of actor, imagining the character from the inside and observing from the […]

Author:
Marvin Rosenberg
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491630
Hardback Release:
January 1993

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The Masks of King Lear

This book seeks Shakespeare’s intentions in King Lear in new ways. It explores major interpretations of distinguished actors and directors as well as of critics from England, the United States, France, Norway, Italy, Poland, and elsewhere; and it confronts issues of staging and visualization.

Author:
Marvin Rosenberg
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491647
Hardback Release:
January 1993

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Maternal Echoes: The Poetry of Marceline Desbordes-Valmore and Alphonse de Lamartine

Maternal Echoes examines maternal imagery in the poetry of two French Romantic poets, the increasingly popular Desbordes-Valmore and the critically marginalized Lamartine. Drawing on psychoanalytic theories on the maternal voice as well as feminist criticism, the book argues that both poets find a voice of their own by echoing their mother’s voice.

Author:
Aimée Boutin
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874137279
Hardback Release:
September 2001

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Maverick Management: Strategies for Success

Maverick Management: Strategies for Success is the memoir of Al Giacco, the former chairman and CEO of Hercules. The book focuses on Giacco’s role in key developments at Hercules, including establishing Hercules as a major player in the aerospace industry, providing troubleshooting leadership for the polymers division, restructuring Hercules to deal with the changes created by […]

Author:
Al Giacco
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874138382
Hardback Release:
February 2003
Series:
Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

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The Mechanics of Solids, History and Evolution: A Festschrift in Honor of Arnold D. Kerr

This book is an outgrowth of a 2004 symposium held at the University of Delaware in honor of Dr. Kerr’s retirement after a thirty-year career at the university. It includes a biography and publications list of Arnold D. Kerr, as well as twelve papers on various topics including contact mechanics, nondestructive evaluation of structures, ice […]

Editor(s):
Michael H. Santare and Michael J. Chajes
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874139914
Hardback Release:
April 2008

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Metternich and the German Question: States' Rights and Federal Duties, 1820-1834

This book discusses Metternich’s attempt to turn the German Confederation into a “school of nationalism” for the German princes and shows that Metternich’s goal for the Confederation was not Austrian mastery, but European security.

Author:
Robert D. Billinger, Jr.
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874134070
Hardback Release:
June 1991

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Middleton's “Vulgar Pasquin”: Essays on A Game at Chess

Here, discussion of A Game is grounded on a thorough examination of the textual witnesses and contemporary reports, some of them new. The essays are substantially revisionist, situating the play in critical, historical, and theatrical contexts. Extensive illustrative and textual appendixes supply information essential to editors and readers.

Author:
T. H. Howard-Hill
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874135343
Hardback Release:
October 1995

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Milton Among Spaniards

Firmly grounded in literary studies but drawing on religious studies, translation studies, drama, and visual art, Milton among Spaniards is the first book-length exploration of the afterlife of John Milton in Spanish culture, illuminating underexamined Anglo-Hispanic cultural relations. This study calls attention to a series of powerful engagements by Spaniards with Milton’s works and legend, […]

Author:
Angelica Duran
Hardback ISBN:
9781644531716
Hardback Release:
April 2020
Paperback ISBN:
9781644531723
Paperback Release:
April 2020
Series:
The Early Modern Exchange

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The Mind's Landscape: William Bronk and Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Throughout the latter half of the twentieth century, the poet William Bronk (1918-1999) was a significant voice in the American literary landscape. Even though he spent nearly all of his life in Hudson Falls, NY, Bronk was a vital presence in American poetry as evidenced by his connections to Robert Frost, Charles Olson, George Oppen, […]

Author:
David W. Clippinger
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874139143
Hardback Release:
March 2006

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The Mirror of Divinity: The World and Creation in J.-K. Huysmans

Using a multidisciplinary approach, this book argues that the operation of art-as-mirror is the key to the hidden unity of Huysmans’ fiction. Beginning with an examination of Huysmans’ naturalist reflections of a fallen world, this study moves to an analysis of Huysmans’ Decadent works, in which he images the distorted or idealized selves of aesthetes […]

Author:
Robert Ziegler
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874138733
Hardback Release:
May 2004

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The Mixed Legacy of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

This collection underscores the contemporary relevance of Gilman’s analysis of American society, the enduring value of her literary and theoretical work, but also raises questions about the limitations embodied and revealed in her analyses. These essays offer a range of assessments regarding Gilman’s mixed legacy—her vision for a truly humane, egalitarian world alongside her persistent […]

Editor(s):
Catherine J. Golden and Joanna Schneider Zangrando
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491876
Hardback Release:
May 2000

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Modern Art on Display: The Legacies of Six Collectors

Modern Art on Display: The Legacies of Six Collectors is structured as a sequence of case studies that pair collectors of modern art with artists they particularly favored: Duncan Phillips and Augustus Vincent Tack; Albert Barnes and Chaim Soutine; Albert Eugene Gallatin and Juan Gris; Lillie Bliss and Paul Cézanne; Etta Cone and Henri Matisse; G. […]

Author:
K. Porter Aichele
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611496161
Hardback Release:
May 2016

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Modern Love: Personal Relationships in Twentieth-Century Britain

Private life has altered beyond all recognition during the past one hundred years. Britain in 1900 was emerging from a Victorian era in which prudery, patriarchal authority, and pettifogging rules of etiquette were widely perceived to have circumscribed relations between men and women. The twentieth century witnessed a reaction against this system of separate spheres […]

Author:
Marcus Collins
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874139150
Hardback Release:
June 2006

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The Modest Ambition of Andrew Marvell: A Study of Marvell and His Relation to Lovelace, Fairfax, Cromwell, and Milton

A quasi-biographical, historical, and critical study of Andrew Marvell, this book deals with the specific historical presences and pressures that led Marvell to devise his defenses of “worthy men.” Marvell’s perception of his role as poet emerges through his reformation of conventional figures and structures.

Author:
Patsy Griffin
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874135619
Hardback Release:
October 1999

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Money, Power, and Print: Interdisciplinary Studies on the Financial Revolution in the British Isles

This collection gathers together the expertise of scholars in several disciplines in order to examine the manner in which financial and economic arguments were expressed in pamphlets, broadsides, and longer works of literature in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and to assess to what extent the political realities of the day were informed by these […]

Editor(s):
Charles Ivar McGrath and Chris Fauske
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490923
Hardback Release:
October 2008

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Monstrous Kinships: Realism and Attachment Theory in the Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Novel

Monstrous Kinships: Realism and Attachment Theory in the Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Novel investigates the connection between realist fiction of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the psychoanalytic approach of John Bowlby’s Attachment Theory. Attachment Theory arises from the guiding principles of realism and the veratist’s devotion to long-term, direct observation of subject matter. Additionally, […]

Author:
Jillmarie Murphy
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490503
Hardback Release:
September 2011

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Montaigne and the Lives of the Philosophers: Life Writing and Transversality in the Essais

In his Essais, Montaigne stresses that his theoretical interest in philosophy goes hand in hand with its practicality. In fact, he makes it clear that there is little reason to live our lives according to doctrine without proof that others have successfully done so. Understanding Montaigne’s philosophical thought, therefore, means not only studying the philosophies of […]

Author:
Alison Calhoun
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494792
Hardback Release:
December 2014
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495539
Paperback Release:
August 2016

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Mortality’s Muse: The Fine Art of Dying

The inevitability of death—that of others and our own—is surely among our greatest anxieties. Mortality’s Muse: The Fine Art of Dying explores how art, mainly literary art, addresses that troubling reality. While religion and philosophy offer important consolations for life’s end, art responds in ways that are perhaps more complete and certainly more deeply human. Among subjects […]

Author:
D. T. Siebert
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494549
Hardback Release:
October 2013
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495751
Paperback Release:
April 2015

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The Mysterious and the Foreign in Early Modern England

This collection of original essays explores the great quests and questions into the unknown that occupied and troubled the early modern world. The topics addressed are in many cases hitherto untouched by modern scholarship. Writings examined include canonical texts of early modern literature and other less familiar works engaged in the transcultural exchanges of their […]

Editor(s):
Helen Ostovich, Mary V. Silcox and Graham Roebuck
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493009
Hardback Release:
April 2008

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Napoleon’s Sorcerers: The Sophisians

During Napoleon’s rule, Freemasonic circles in France invented rituals that allegedly first took place in the temple structures of ancient Egypt. This book looks at the cultural environment and intellectual background of the one such pseudo-Egyptian secret society, the Sacred Order of the Sophisians. Founded in Paris in 1801, the Sophisian Order initially catered to […]

Author:
Darius A. Spieth
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493030
Hardback Release:
October 2007

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Narrative Faith: Dostoevsky, Camus, and Singer

Narrative Faith engages with the dynamics of doubt and faith to consider how literary works with complex structures explore different moral visions. The study describes a literary petite histoire that problematizes faith in two ways—both in the themes presented in the story, and the strategies used to tell that story—leading readers to doubt the narrators and their narratives. […]

Author:
David Stromberg
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611496642
Hardback Release:
October 2017

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National Responses to the Holocaust: National Identity and Public Memory

The Holocaust is an international event, but the brutal crimes happened in specific places and are remembered, to a large degree, in various national discourses. The essays in this book examine the complex and often ambiguous relationship between national identity and the legacy of the Holocaust in countries including Lithuania, Poland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, […]

Editor(s):
Jennifer Taylor
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490565
Hardback Release:
December 2013
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495980
Paperback Release:
October 2015

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The National Road and the Difficult Path to Sustainable National Investment

The National Road is a comprehensive history of the first federally financed interstate highway, an approximately 600-mile span that joined Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois in the nineteenth century. This book covers the road’s contribution to the cultural, economic, and administrative history of the United States, its decline during the second half of […]

Author:
Theodore Sky
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490206
Hardback Release:
September 2011
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611494891
Paperback Release:
October 2013

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Nature, Politics, and the Arts: Essays on Romantic Culture for Carl Woodring

This interdisciplinary book honors Columbia professor and New York intellectual Carl Woodring. Chapters on Romantic and Victorian literary culture written by leading scholars in the field join in conversation with Woodring’s teachings on literature and visual art and his commentaries on American culture. A multiple-authored chapter of postscripts on the aesthetic range of Woodring’s intellectual […]

Editor(s):
Hermione de Almeida
Contributor(s):
Nina Auerbach; John Clubbe; Carl Dawson; William Theodore de Bary; George H. Gilpin; William Carl Gilpin; Jonathan Gross; Regina Hewitt; Steven E. Jones; Marsha Manns; Martin Meisel; Anne K. Mellor; Morton D. Paley; Robert L. Patten; Donald H. Reiman; Ben P. Robertson; Robert M. Ryan; G. Thomas Tanselle; Carol Kyros Walker and Elizabeth Kowaleski Wallace
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611495409
Hardback Release:
March 2015

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Neoclassical Tragedy in Elizabethan England

This book examines the development of neoclassical tragedy during the reign of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). The first chapter investigates the Elizabethan views of tragedy expressed by critics of the theater, including Gosson, Stubbes, and Rainolds, and defenders of poetry and drama such as Lodge, Philip Sidney, and Gager. The next chapter focuses on the English […]

Author:
Howard B. Norland
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491081
Hardback Release:
March 2009

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Nests of the Gentry: Family, Estate, and Local Loyalties in Provincial Russia

This study establishes the deep loyalty of a segment of the Russian gentry to life in the provinces during the period 1820-1860, centering on the family but extending to estates, peasants, and neighborhood society. The book examines the cultural identity of the provincial nobility, focusing on the province of Tver’. It begins with those relationships […]

Author:
Mary W. Cavender
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493177
Hardback Release:
July 2007

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Neural Computation in Hopfield Networks and Boltzmann Machines

This book deals with the existing mathematical models of neurons and their interactions. Beginning with the research of John Hopfield, the authors go on to study problems involving Hopfield’s network, the modifications introduced by Ackley, Hinton, and Sejnowski, and the rise of the Boltzmann machine.

Author:
James P. Coughlin and Robert H. Baran
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491609
Hardback Release:
March 1995

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New Contexts for Eighteenth-Century British Fiction: “Hearts Resolved and Hands Prepared”: Essays in Honor of Jerry C. Beasley

New Contexts for Eighteenth-Century British Fiction is a collection of thirteen essays honoring Professor Jerry C. Beasley, who retired from the University of Delaware in 2005. The essays, written by friends, collaborators and former students, reflect the scholarly interests that defined Professor Beasley’s career and point to new directions of critical inquiry. The initial essays, which […]

Editor(s):
Christopher D. Johnson
Contributor(s):
Paula R. Backscheider, O M Brack, Jr., Leslie A. Chilton, Robert A. Erikson, Susan K. Howard, Christopher D. Johnson, Marta Kvande, James E. May, Melissa Mowry, Alexander Pettit, Charles E. Robinson, Mary Anne Schofield and Rivka Swenson
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490404
Hardback Release:
April 2011

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A New Species of Criticism: Eighteenth-Century Discourse on the Novel

This work offers new prominence to the first century of theoretical and critical commentary on the English novel. Moving ostensibly marginal texts (such as prefaces and reviews) to the foreground, the author demonstrates the role critical discourse played in establishing the genre within literary and popular culture, and the extent to which it anticipated many […]

Author:
Joseph F. Bartolomeo
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874134889
Hardback Release:
April 1994

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New Testaments: Cognition, Closure, and the Figural Logic of the Sequel, 1660–1740

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, popular works of literature attracted—as they attract today—sequels, prequels, franchises, continuations, and parodies. Sequels of all kinds demonstrate the economic realities of the literary marketplace. This represents something fundamental about the way human beings process narrative information. We crave narrative closure, but we also resist its finality, making such […]

Author:
Michael Austin
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493641
Hardback Release:
November 2011

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North American Players of Shakespeare: A Book of Interviews

This is a collection of interviews of twenty-one actors from Shakespeare theaters and festivals across North America, from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland to the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario. The interviews celebrate the variety in education, training, and approaches to acting conducted by recognized performance scholars. Thus, this […]

Editor(s):
Michael W. Shurgot
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492996
Hardback Release:
April 2007

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Nostalgia for a Redeemed Future: Critical Theory

The book collects essays presented at the international conference on Critical Theoy, held at John Cabot University on May 22, 2008. The articles in this book stress the relevance to the present of the early stages of Critical Theory. On the one hand they aim at the recognition of the fundamental role played by such […]

Editor(s):
Stefano Giacchetti Ludovisi
Paperback ISBN:
978-0874130720
Paperback Release:
June 2009
Series:
John Cabot University Press

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Notes and Remembrances, 1871-1872

This is an eyewitness account of the brutal ending of the civil war in France in 1871; the military destruction of the Commune of Paris by the national government in Versailles; and the subsequent legal judgments rendered against the insurgents. Ludovic Halévy, better known as a librettist and novelist, was not only a gifted writer, […]

Author:
Ludovic Halévy
Translator:
Roger L. Williams
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491418
Hardback Release:
October 2009

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Notes from a Mandala: Essays in the History of Indian Religions in Honor of Wendy Doniger

Notes from a Mandala gathers together current work in the history, ethnography and textual study of religions in honor of the career of Wendy Doniger. Its authors are a new generation of leading scholars whose work falls in the interstices between the traditional disciplines: gender studies; the history of sexuality; the role of textual study and […]

Editor(s):
Laurie L. Patton and David Haberman
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493368
Hardback Release:
March 2010

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Novel Stages: Drama and the Novel in Nineteenth-Century France

Aimed at examining the intersections between the drama and the novel in nineteenth-century France, this collection of essays reorients scholarly attention to the central place of the theater in nineteenth-century life. Although not limited to a single critical approach, the essays in this collection share common intellectual concerns: the inscription of theatrical aesthetics within the […]

Editor(s):
Pratima Prasad and Susan McCready
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493160
Hardback Release:
April 2007

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Nowhere is Perfect: French and Francophone Utopias/Dystopias

Utopian imaginings undoubtedly satisfy a desire for fantasy and escape. At the same time, they are generally anchored in the real world, whose shortcomings they criticize, implicitly or explicitly, and for which they purport to offer solutions. The creation of perfect imaginary worlds therefore serves as a means of acting on the imperfect present. This […]

Editor(s):
John West-Sooby
Paperback ISBN:
978-0874130485
Paperback Release:
June 2008

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Octave Mirbeau’s Fictions of the Transcendental

Political firebrand, tireless reformer, champion of the avant-garde, Octave Mirbeau embraced his role as disturber of the peace. Inspired by Kropotkine and Dostoyevsky, Mirbeau became the social conscience of the era, speaking in a clear voice to impugn capitalist ideology, to defend the cause of the worker, the child, the pauper, the prostitute, and the […]

Author:
Robert Ziegler
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611495614
Hardback Release:
April 2015

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Odyssey of a Bombardier: The POW Log of Richard M. Mason

Odyssey of a Bombardier is the illustrated Prisoner of War “log” that depicts the experiences of bombardier Richard M. Mason in German prison camps after his B-17 “Flying Fortress” was shot down by the Germans in France in 1944, the final year of World War II. The log follows Mason from the day his plane crashed […]

Editor(s):
John J. Hurt and Steven E. Sidebotham
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494952
Hardback Release:
September 2014
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495270
Paperback Release:
June 2016

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Of Memory and Literary Form: Making the Early Modern English Nation

This book opens with a crisis of recollection. In the early modern period, real political traumas like civil war and regicide exacerbated what were already perceived ruptures in myths of English descent. William Camden and other scholars had revealed that the facts of history could not justify the Arthurian myths, nor could history itself guarantee […]

Author:
Kyle Pivetti
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611495584
Hardback Release:
October 2015

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Of Paradise and Light: Essays on Henry Vaughan and John Milton in Honor of Alan Rudrum

This collection examines intertextual intersections in the works of Henry Vaughan and John Milton and considers their aesthetic, philosophical, or political implications. The theoretical pluralism of the volume reveals the variety and complexity of textual relations in the words of these early modern authors. Some of the essays focus on the author’s conscious creation of […]

Editor(s):
Donald R. Dickson and Holly Faith Nelson
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492576
Hardback Release:
October 2004

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The Ogre’s Progress: Images of the Ogre in Modern and Contemporary French Fiction

This book examines how modern French fiction writers have appropriated the ogre figure in order to evoke violence in all its voracity, as well as destructive time, which eats away the moments of our lives as the prototypical ogre of Western literature, Cronus, who devoured his own children. The ogre is a ubiquitous figure that […]

Author:
Jonathan F. Krell
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491227
Hardback Release:
July 2009

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One Voice and Many: Modern Poets in Dialogue

Dialogue poetry inevitably recapitulates the question of the One and the Many because such poems must be understood both as the product of the one voice of the poet and as the multiple voices of the poems’ speakers. When dialogue poems address issues relevant to the One/Many problem, then, such poetry represents a union of […]

Author:
Beth Ellen Roberts
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874139075
Hardback Release:
February 2006

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On Measure for Measure: An Essay in Criticism of Shakespeare's Drama

Continuing radical disagreement about Measure for Measure questions criticism’s ability to be answerable to Shakespearean drama. This book illustrates an eclectic historical criticism capable of manifesting this problematic play’s coherence.

Author:
Lawrence J. Ross
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874135930
Hardback Release:
October 1997

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On Second Thought: Updating the Eighteenth-Century Text

Why isn’t once enough for the telling of some tales? Why do we return to write and read sequels or updates or revisions? Why do some narratives provoke responses decades or even centuries after their first appearance? Why do some authors stimulate imitations and acts of impersonation or ventriloquism? The essays in this collection address […]

Editor(s):
Debra Taylor Bourdeau and Elizabeth Kraft
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493146
Hardback Release:
July 2007

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On the Mason-Dixon Line: An Anthology of Contemporary Delaware Writers

In the first collection of its kind, the editors have gathered together fifty-two of the best poems, stories, memoirs, novel excerpts, and creative nonfiction by writers who have called the tiny state of Delaware their home. The volume offers meticulously selected work, alphabetized by author, much of it inspired by or set in the state, […]

Editor(s):
Billie Travalini and Fleda Brown
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490954
Hardback Release:
July 2008
Series:
Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

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Opening the Borders: Inclusivity in Early Modern Studies: Essays in Honor of James V. Mirollo

Early modern studies is increasingly devoted to opening the borders between supposedly discrete areas of study, including antithetical theoretical approaches, and Opening the Borders provides examplars of this eclectic practice. This collection includes studies of both English and Continental subjects, and it demonstrates that the circulation of older and newer critical practices across borders between various “demarcated” […]

Editor(s):
Peter C. Herman
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874136753
Hardback Release:
October 2003

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Organizing, Role Enactment, and Disaster: A Structural Theory

The authors construct a formal theory of organizing and role enactment during the emergency period of disaster. Three core social processes are derived from Ralph Turner’s theorizing about role systems: role allocation, role complementarity, and role differentiation.

Author:
Gary A. Kreps and Susan Lovegren Bosworth
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491616
Hardback Release:
January 1994

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The Other Rise of the Novel in Eighteenth-Century French Fiction

The rise of the novel paradigm—and the underlying homology between the rise of a bourgeois middle class and the coming of age of a new literary genre—continues to influence the way we analyze economic discourse in the eighteenth-century French novel. Characters are often seen as portraying bourgeois values, even when historiographical evidence points to the […]

Author:
Olivier Delers
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611495812
Hardback Release:
September 2015
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495836
Paperback Release:
August 2017

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Other Voices, Other Views: Expanding the Canon in English Renaissance Studies

This collection presents early modern writers who were either virtually unknown, or whose works were overshadowed by those of their great contemporaries Shakespeare, Jonson, Spenser, and Donne. It is a series of historically specific readings of social relationships, understood from the point of view of marginalized or neglected sources. The intention of this volume is […]

Editor(s):
Helen Ostovich, Mary V. Silcox and Graham Roebuck
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874136807
Hardback Release:
December 1999

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Painting Shakespeare Red: An East-European Appropriation

This study deals with the appropriation of Shakespeare for the needs of communist ideology. While primarily concentrating on the uses of his dramatic work in Bulgaria, it places his experience in the East-European context. The bulk of the book is devoted to an analysis of the complex interplay between oppressive ideological criticism and theater practice. […]

Author:
Alexander Shurbanov and Boika Sokolova
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874137262
Hardback Release:
May 2001

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The Papist Represented: Literature and the English Catholic Community, 1688–1791

Most eighteenth-century literary scholarship associates the major developments in English literature and culture during the rise of modernity with a triumphant and increasingly tolerant Protestantism while assuming that the English Catholic community was culturally moribund and disengaged from Protestant society and culture. However, recent work by historians has shown that the English Catholic community was […]

Author:
Geremy Carnes
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-018-4
Hardback Release:
August 2017
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-019-1
Paperback Release:
August 2017

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Patrons of Enlightenment: The Free Economic Society in Eighteenth-Century Russia

Patrons of Enlightenment is the first English language study of the St. Petersburg Free Economic Study, one of the most prestigious and influential public associations in Imperial Russian history. Established in 1765 under the personal protection of Catherine the Great, its mission was to enlighten the villages and country estates of the Russian Empire by spreading […]

Author:
Colum Leckey
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493429
Hardback Release:
August 2011

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Pencils Rhetorique: Renaissance Poets and the Art of Painting

The painting and poetry of the Renaissance shared the same goal of imitating nature. This study is concerned with the various kinds of allusions and what they can tell us not only about the poets’ attitudes to the visual arts but also their attitudes to their own art of representation. Illustrated.

Author:
Judith Dundas
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874134599
Hardback Release:
December 1993

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Penitent Brothellers: Grace, Sexuality, and Genre in Thomas Middleton's City Comedies

Penitent Brothellers examines the religious perspectives of Jacobean dramatist Thomas Middleton, focusing on scenes of repentance and conversion in his city comedies. Using Middleton’s rarely studied pamphlet The Two Gates of Salvation, Heller establishes the Calvinist theological background for the repentances. The study also examines Middleton’s portrayal of sodomy in his satires.

Author:
Herbert Jack Heller
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874137019
Hardback Release:
August 2000

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Performing the “Everyday”: The Culture of Genre in the Eighteenth Century

This interdisciplinary anthology explores the representation of everyday life across several disciplines in a century known for its interest in individual experience of the mundane as well as the heroic. Comprised of essays by established and emerging scholars of literature, art, and music history, the volume explores not merely the range of performances under the […]

Editor(s):
Alden Cavanaugh
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874139709
Hardback Release:
July 2007
Series:
Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture

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The Persistence of Hope: A True Story

This is the personal saga of a young Yugoslavian artist who, well aware of the Nazi danger from its earliest days, was drafted into the Yugoslav army and taken prisoner of war. Released from the work camp because of his personal courage, Alcalay returned to Nazi-occupied Belgrade where German reprisals caused the execution of over […]

Author:
Albert Alcalay
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493085
Hardback Release:
June 2007

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The Philadelawareans and Other Essays Relating to Delaware

This volume presents a varied sampling of the author’s writings from the past sixty years, along with some previously unpublished materials. It begins with a long prologue that the author calls a literary autobiography, and this story is continued and amplified in introductory notes that accompany each of the following items. The first essay provides […]

Author:
John A. Munroe
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492545
Hardback Release:
July 2004
Series:
Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

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Physiognomy in Profile: Lavater’s Impact on European Culture

The Swiss theologian Johann Caspar Lavater (1741-1801) is best known for his revival of physiognomy, or the ancient art of judging character from physical appearance. His writings on physiognomy, rapidly translated into the major European languages, made him a celebrity in his lifetime. Although they were always controversial, Lavater’s theories had a pervasive and long-lasting […]

Editor(s):
Melissa Percival and Graeme Tytler
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492378
Hardback Release:
June 2005

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Piety and Politics: Imaging Divine Kingship in Louis XIV’s Chapel at Versailles

This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of Louis XIV’s magnificent palace chapel at Versailles. The story of this carefully calculated dynastic shrine will interest all historians of the ancien régime. Illustrated.

Author:
Martha Mel Stumberg Edmunds
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491883
Hardback Release:
May 2002
Series:
Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture

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The Piozzi Letters: Correspondence of Hester Lynch Piozzi, 1784-1821 (formerly Mrs. Thrale), Volume 4, 1805-1810

Volume 4 describes one of the most traumatic periods of Hester Lynch Piozzi’s life, when she could no longer believe that Gabriel Piozzi’s attacks of gout were to be endured as a typically gentrified English condition. Illustrated.

Editor(s):
Edward A. Bloom and Lillian D. Bloom
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874133936
Hardback Release:
February 1997

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The Piozzi Letters: Correspondence of Hester Lynch Piozzi, 1784-1821 (formerly Mrs. Thrale), Volume 6, 1817-1821

The letters in this volume record the last years of Mrs. Piozzi’s life. Her correspondence from 1817 to 1821 reads like extensions of her private journals and may be seen as affirmations of hope and ambition as well as declarations of frustration, grief, anger, and self-pity. Illustrated.

Editor(s):
Edward A. Bloom and Lillian D. Bloom, Associate Editor: O M Brack, Jr.
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874133950
Hardback Release:
December 2002

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Pivotal Policies in Delaware: From Desegregation to Deregulation

This book identifies ten pivotal policies in Delaware that still impact public life in this small state. Much that has happened since the mid-twentieth century in Delaware public policy evolved from particular events. These events consisted of court decisions, laws passed, or happenings of particular persons. They prompted public policies, the effects of which were […]

Author:
William W. Boyer and Edward C. Ratledge
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494839
Hardback Release:
November 2013

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A Place in the Story: Servants and Service in Shakespeare’s Plays

This book explores the virtues Shakespeare made of the cultural necessities of servants and service. Although all of Shakespeare’s plays feature servants as characters, and many of these characters play prominent roles, surprisingly little attention has been paid to them or to the concept of service. A Place in the Story is the first book-length overview of […]

Author:
Linda Anderson
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492798
Hardback Release:
September 2005

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Plato’s Republic and Shakespeare’s Rome: A Political Study of the Roman Works

This pioneering study argues the influence of Plato’s political thought on Shakespeare’s Roman works: The Rape of Lucrece, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, and Titus Andronicus. It contends that Plato’s theory of constitutional decline provides the philosophical core of these works; that Lucrece, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, and Antony and Cleopatra form a “Platonic” tetralogy collectively spanning the stages of timocracy, oligarchy, democracy, and tyranny; […]

Author:
Barbara L. Parker
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492491
Hardback Release:
April 2004

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Playful and Serious: Philip Roth as a Comic Writer

Few contemporary American writers have stirred the minds and emotions of their readers as Philip Roth has done. Even fewer writers have excelled in various forms of the comic as Roth has for over a half-century. Playful and Serious assembles a group of outstanding Roth scholars and critics who focus their attention on the different ways Roth […]

Editor(s):
Ben Siegel and Jay L. Halio
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491470
Hardback Release:
December 2009

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Playing Robin Hood: The Legend as Performance in Five Centuries

The essays in this collection explore the performance aspects of the Robin Hood legend from three perspectives: its Tudor social and theatrical context; its adaptations and analogues in other cultures; and its later history in theater and film.

Editor(s):
Lois Potter
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874136630
Hardback Release:
December 2003

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The Poems of Patrick Delany: Comprising Also Poems About Him by Jonathan Swift, Thomas Sheridan, and Other Friends and Enemies

Patrick Delany (1685/6-1768) was a poet who occupied a prominent place in Swift’s circle of Irish wits. This edition attempts to gather all of his extant verse, including minor or trivial pieces. His poems occasioned responses or were themselves responses to other poems. This edition prints these interacting poems together for example those concerned with […]

Editor(s):
Robert Hogan and Donald C. Mell
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874139389
Hardback Release:
June 2006

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Poetry, Signs, and Magic

Poetry, Signs, and Magic brings together in a single volume fourteen new and previously published essays by the eminent Renaissance scholar and literary critic, Thomas M. Greene. This collection looks back toward two earlier volumes by Greene, his first essay collection The Vulnerable Text: Essays on Renaissance Literature, and Poesie et Magie, whose theme is here explored again […]

Author:
Thomas M. Greene
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492606
Hardback Release:
February 2005

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Poetry and the Feminine from Behn to Cowper

Poetry and the Feminine from Behn to Cowper revisits the foundations of poetic representation and value for women and men poets of the Restoration and eighteenth century including Aphra Behn, John Dryden, Anne Killigrew, Anne Finch, and Alexander Pope. The author argues that fundamental to poetic innovation in this era are poets’ revisions of “feminine” figures […]

Author:
Jennifer Keith
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492651
Hardback Release:
September 2005

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Political Anti-Slavery Discourse and American Literature of the 1850s

Appalled and paralyzed. Abandoned and betrayed. Cowed and bowed. Thus did Frederick Douglass describe the North in the wake of the compromise measures of 1850 that seemed to enshrine concessions to slavery permanently into the American political system. This study discovers in that feature of political anti-slavery discourse—the condemnation of an enfeebled North—the key to […]

Author:
David Grant
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493832
Hardback Release:
March 2012
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495027
Paperback Release:
March 2014

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Political Speaking Justified: Women Prophets and the English Revolution

Political Speaking Justified traces the development of the idea of female political authority in three women prophets of the English Revolution. Following in the tradition of the Hebrew prophets, these women—Eleanor Davies, Anna Trapnel, and Margaret Fell—believed that God called them to communicate his will to the leaders of the nation. They entered the public sphere […]

Author:
Teresa Feroli
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492736
Hardback Release:
April 2006

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Politics on the Periphery: Factions and Parties in Georgia, 1783-1806

By considering in detail ideology, sectionalism, social tensions, personalities, and land hunger as factors in Georgia politics, this study sheds new light on party formation in the early American republic. Illustrated.

Author:
George R. Lamplugh
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874132885
Hardback Release:
July 1993

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Poppies and Politics in China: Sichuan Province, 1840s to 1940s

From the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Sichuan Province was the largest opium-producing region in the largest opium-producing country, China. This book uses a chronological approach to describe and explain the rise and fall of opium in Sichuan. Through discussing the growth of opium production, the government policies toward opium and its usage, the […]

Author:
Xiaoxiong Li
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491142
Hardback Release:
June 2009

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Powerful Connections: The Poetics of Patronage in the Age of Louis XIII

Powerful Connections is a reappraisal of the role of patronage in seventeenth-century French literary culture. By focusing on the networks of personal relationships in which writers were enmeshed, Shoemaker provides a corrective to the dominant theoretical accounts of representation and power during this period, which have tended to focus narrowly on the figures of the king […]

Author:
Peter W. Shoemaker
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493290
Hardback Release:
August 2007

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Print, Chaos, and Complexity: Samuel Johnson and Eighteenth-Century Media Culture

This book describes how eighteenth-century awareness of the interplay between fixity and instability in printed texts demonstrates the role print played in developing Samuel Johnson’s awareness of print culture’s impact on human beings ethically, politically, and aesthetically. The study traces the evolution and continuity of Johnson’s ideas in these areas by describing the importance of […]

Author:
Mark E. Wildermuth
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490978
Hardback Release:
July 2008

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Private Fire: Robert Francis’s Ecopoetry and Prose

Matthew J. Babcock’s Private Fire: Robert Francis’s Ecopoetry and Prose is an examination of the life and work of one of America’s most intriguing but tragically obscure writers. Babcock uses his own personal relationship with Robert Francis’s work, which emphasizes conservation and connectedness to our natural surroundings, to illuminate both overtones and nuances that are undoubtedly useful […]

Author:
Matthew James Babcock
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490220
Hardback Release:
April 2011

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Private Philanthropy and Public Education: Pierre S. du Pont and the Delaware Schools, 1890-1940

An account of Delaware’s experience of educational modernization led by Pierre S. du Pont, from a local-based collection of school districts to a coherent state system that by the 1930s ranked near the top in the nation. Illustrated.

Author:
Robert J. Taggart
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874133189
Hardback Release:
December 1997
Series:
Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

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Private Property: Charles Brockden Brown’s Gendered Economics of Virtue

This book describes Charles Brockden Brown’s novels in their Federalist-era context, exploring the dual roles of economics and gender that were changing in the 1790s alongside the growing U.S. market-capitalist economy. Hinds argues that Brown’s works both recorded and contributed to this shifting ideology.

Author:
Elizabeth Jane Wall Hinds
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874136036
Hardback Release:
February 1997

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PROCEEDINGS of the ASSEMBLY of the LOWER COUNTIES on DELAWARE 1770-1776, of the CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION of 1776, and of the HOUSE of ASSEMBLY of the DELAWARE STATE 1776-1781 (Volume 1)

This volume makes important documents available to the public and to researchers for the first time about the state’s role in the American Revolution and about Delaware’s patriot statesmen.

Editor(s):
Claudia L. Bushman, Harold B. Hancock and Elizabeth Moyne Homsey
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874132847
Hardback Release:
July 1994
Series:
Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

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Producing the Eighteenth-Century Book: Writers and Publishers in England, 1650-1800

This volume includes twelve essays on the history of the book in the long eighteenth century that collectively argue for the importance of integrating literary scholarship and the various practices of book history. Themes include: a rectification of the tendency in literary studies to be blind to the materiality of the book; a focus on […]

Editor(s):
Laura L. Runge and Pat Rogers
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491265
Hardback Release:
November 2009

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The Progressive Poetics of Confusion in the French Enlightenment

In The Progressive Poetics of Confusion in the French Enlightenment, John C. O’Neal draws largely on the etymological meaning of the word confusion as the action of mixing or blending in order to trace the development of this project which, he claims, aimed to reject dogmatic thinking in all of its forms and recognized the need […]

Author:
John C. O'Neal
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490244
Hardback Release:
March 2011

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Prologues, Epilogues, Curtain-Raisers, and Afterpieces: The Rest of the Eighteenth-Century London Stage

This collection of essays presents a fresh analysis of the complete theater evening that was available to audiences in the Restoration in early nineteenth-century playhouses. The contributing scholars focus not on the mainpiece, the advertised play itself, but on what surrounded the mainpiece for the “total” theater experience of the day. Various critical essays address […]

Editor(s):
Daniel J. Ennis and Judith Bailey Slagle
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493108
Hardback Release:
January 2007

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Prospero’s “True Preservers”: Peter Brook, Yukio Ninagawa, and Giorgio Strehler—Twentieth-Century Directors Approach Shakespeare’s The Tempest

This work explores how three great modern, international directors have adapted and applied African story-telling techniques, textual deconstruction, traditional Japanese art and theatrical forms, and Italian stage tradition to their productions of William Shakespeare’s great play,The Tempest. It is an analysis of how these directors’ approaches to this same canonical work have contributed to the […]

Author:
Arthur Horowitz
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492446
Hardback Release:
June 2004

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Public Speaking in the Reshaping of Great Britain

This volume and its predecessor work, The Influence of Rhetoric in the Shaping of Great Britain, constitute the first comprehensive history of public speaking in the British Isles, including full consideration of preaching and religious changes, the growth and influence of parliament, social and labor problems, intellectual controversies, the rights of Ireland and Scotland, and the […]

Author:
Robert T. Oliver
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874133158
Hardback Release:
November 1987

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Publishing, Editing, and Reception: Essays in Honor of Donald H. Reiman

Publishing, Editing, and Reception is a collection of twelve essays honoring Professor Donald H. Reiman, who moved to the University of Delaware in 1992. The essays, written by friends, students, and collaborators, reflect the scholarly interests that defined Reiman’s long career. Mirroring the focus of Reiman’s work during his years at Carl H. Pforzheimer Library in […]

Editor(s):
Michael Edson
Contributor(s):
B. C. Barker-Benfield; Nora Crook; Stuart Curran; Hermione de Almeida; Doucet Devin Fischer; Neil Fraistat; David Greetham; Steven E. Jones; Alice Levine; Michael J. Neth; Michael O’Neill; Charles E. Robinson and Timothy Webb
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611495782
Hardback Release:
August 2015

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The Pulse of Praise: Form as a Second Self in the Poetry of George Herbert

This book focuses on the meaning and function of George Herbert’s poetic form from a psychohistorical perspective, demonstrating what close attention to prosody can contribute to critical discussions about the devices of self-representation, the dynamics of the self-other relation, and the depths of self-transformation in The Temple.

Author:
Julia Carolyn Guernsey
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874136791
Hardback Release:
March 2011

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Puritan London: A Study of Religion and Society in the City Parishes

Contributes to an understanding of the internal political and religious structure of the City of London during the period of the English Revolution. This monograph reconstructs the social structure and composition of each of the City parishes, surveys the successes and failures of Presbyterianism among the parishes, explores the new relationship between the Puritan ministers […]

Author:
Tai Liu
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491524
Hardback Release:
October 1986

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Pynchon’s Against the Day: A Corrupted Pilgrim’s Guide

Thomas Pynchon’s longest novel to date, Against the Day (2006), excited diverse and energetic opinions when it appeared on bookstore shelves nine years after the critically acclaimed Mason & Dixon. Its wide-ranging plot covers nearly three decades—from the 1893 World’s Fair to the years just after World War I—and follows hundreds of characters within its 1085 pages. Pynchon’s Against […]

Editor(s):
Jeffrey Severs and Christopher Leise
Contributor(s):
Graham Benton, Christopher K. Coffman, Inger H. Dalsgaard, Amy J. Elias, Kathryn Hume, Martin Kevorkian, Christopher Leise, Brian McHale, Elisabeth McKetta, J. Paul Narkunas, Krzysztof Piekarski, Terry Reilly, Jeffrey Severs, and Justin St. Clair
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490640
Hardback Release:
February 2011

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Queens and Revolutionaries: New Readings of Jean Genet

Queens and Revolutionaries proposes new readings of Genet that focus on the two areas that Saint Genet does not adequately address: sex and politics. The book first demonstrates how Sartre’s emphasis on a range of binary oppositions fails to do justice to the complex interplay of agency and determinism in Genet’s novels of the 1940s. Using contemporary feminist […]

Author:
Pascale Gaitet
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874138269
Hardback Release:
August 2003

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Questioning the Master: Gender and Sexuality in Henry James's Writing

This is the first collection to bring together new essays exploring James’s depiction of gender and his use of sexual imagery—both now the focus of current debate. The essays, including those by eminent James scholars Leland Person and John Carlos Rowe, examine his fiction, films made from his work, his own literary criticism, letters, and […]

Editor(s):
Peggy McCormack
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874137125
Hardback Release:
February 2000

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Questions of Power: The Politics of Women's Madness Narratives

This book explores the psychiatric pathologizing of women and the ways in which women have used autobiographical writing to rebel against forced treatment and incarceration. It also outlines the history of psychiatric treatment in the United States and examines the connection between larger social movements and reforms in the care of women mental patients.

Author:
Susan J. Hubert
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492002
Hardback Release:
May 2002

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Re-Visions of Shakespeare: Essays in Honor of Robert Ornstein

The essays in this collection use a variety of theoretical perspectives to address issues of contemporary import in Shakespeare’s dramatic texts: alterity, sexuality, gender, performance, intertextuality, and genre. Janus-like, the collection suggests the directions of Shakespeare studies at the outset of the new millennium, while considering their roots in the last. Contributors include Linda Woodbridge, […]

Editor(s):
Evelyn Gajowski
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492453
Hardback Release:
December 2003

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Reading Apollinaire’s Alcools

Reviewing the previous scholarship for seventeen of the most important poems in Alcools, this book provides a detailed analysis of each work and includes a state-of-the-art survey of current Apollinaire criticism. Besides acquainting readers with the existing scholarship, the book considers all the interpretations that have been proposed and indicates profitable directions to pursue. Each poem […]

Author:
Willard Bohn
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611496314
Hardback Release:
October 2016

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A Reading of Edward Taylor

This work examines the subtle changes in Taylor’s attitudes toward the nature and purpose of his poetry, particularly in Series 1 of the Preparatory Meditations. Davis argues that Gods Determinations is the poem in which Taylor becomes a poet. The early poems in Series 1 exhibit an exuberance and joy prompted by Taylor’s attempts to praise God. However, […]

Author:
Thomas M. Davis
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491586
Hardback Release:
July 1992

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Reading Texts, Reading Lives: Essays in the Tradition of Humanistic Cultural Criticism in Honor of Daniel R. Schwarz

Our culture attempts to separate competing ideological factions by denying relationships between multiple perspectives and influences outside of one’s own narrow interpretive community. The distinguished essayists in this volume find Daniel R. Schwarz’s pluralistic, self-questioning approach to what he calls “reading texts and reading lives” quite relevant to the current historical moment and political situation. […]

Editor(s):
Helen Maxson and Daniel Morris
Contributor(s):
Paul Gordon; Ruth Hoberman; Ross Murfin; Brian May; Margot Norris; Ed O’Shea; Steve Sicari; Beth Newman; Joseph Heininger; Holly Stave and Brian W. Shaffer, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of English at Rhodes College, USA
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493443
Hardback Release:
June 2012

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Reading the Family Dance: Family Systems Therapy and Literary Study

The development in recent years of the intersections between the family and literary study continues to emerge as one of the most productive and illuminating arenas of contemporary critique. In addition to addressing the family dynamic through which a given literary character develops a fully realized sense of self, family systems therapy allows readers to […]

Editor(s):
John V. Knapp and Kenneth Womack
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492309
Hardback Release:
May 2003

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Reading What’s There: Essays on Shakespeare in Honor of Stephen Booth

The twelve essays were written not simply to honor Stephen Booth, but to further the study of Shakespeare. Booth has, for over forty years, proposed a distinct understanding of how Shakespeare’s plays and poems work upon us and a unique and rigorous way of reading them. The essays here reflect his insights and method and […]

Editor(s):
Michael J. Collins
Contributor(s):
Thomas L. Berger; Ralph Alan Cohen; Laurie Ellinghausen; Michael Ellis-Tolaydo; Brett Gamboa; Michael Goldman; Jay L. Halio; James E. Hirsh; Margaret Maurer; Nicholas Nace; Louisa Newlin and Mark Womack
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611495072
Hardback Release:
December 2014

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Rebecca West Today: Contemporary Critical Approaches

Rebecca West is currently enjoying a long-overdue and sustained revival. The contemporary relevance of her ideas about gender relations, nationalism, warfare, cultural identity, art, and religion is startling and revealing. In an article on West’s Survivors in Mexico (2003), Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe put it this way: “It is a good thing that new writings of Rebecca […]

Editor(s):
Bernard Schweizer
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492965
Hardback Release:
October 2006

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Rebel with a Conscience

This is an account of Russell W. Peterson’s life and the battles he has fought, despite tremendous opposition, to further social justice and environmental integrity. In addition to working in private industry, Peterson was governor of Delaware, chairman of the President’s Council on Environmental Quality, director of the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. […]

Author:
Russell W. Peterson
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874136814
Hardback Release:
June 1999
Series:
Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

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The Reemergence of World Literature: A Study of Asia and the West

Argues that the discipline of comparative literature should be expanded to include all of the world, not only a favored segment, and that translation represents a legitimate and indispensable tool for readers.

Author:
A. Owen Aldridge
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874132779
Hardback Release:
March 1986

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Reflections on Sentiment: Essays in Honor of George Starr

Reflections on Sentiment not only addresses current scholarly interest in feeling and affect but also provides an occasion to celebrate the career of George Starr, who, in more than fifty years of incisive scholarship and committed teaching, has elucidated the work of Daniel Defoe and the role of sentimentalism in what was once reductively termed an […]

Editor(s):
Alessa Johns
Contributor(s):
Barbara Benedict; James P. Carson; Alison Conway; Amy J. Pawl; Joanna Picciotto; John Richetti; Simon Stern; George Haggerty and Geoffrey Sill
Hardback ISBN:
9781611495881
Hardback Release:
December 2015

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Reforming the “Bad” Quartos: Performance and Provenance of Six Shakespearean First Editions

This work explores both the performance features and the provenance of the six early Shakespearean playtexts known as “bad” quartos—the first printed editions of Hamlet, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and the Second and Third Parts of Henry VI. First examining the performance features of these playtexts, the book goes on to explore the three […]

Author:
Kathleen O. Irace
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874134711
Hardback Release:
July 1994

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Regulating Readers: Gender and Literary Criticism in the Eighteenth-Century Novel

An important contribution to the study of authorship and criticism, Regulating Readers adds to a growing body of scholarship by women that shows eighteenth-century women writers envisioning for themselves authoritative critical positions and roles in the public sphere.

Author:
Ellen Gardiner
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491906
Hardback Release:
January 2000

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Renaissance Historicisms: Essays in Honor of Arthur F. Kinney

This collection of various approaches to early modern England offers readers such pleasures as the most complete bibliography to date of King James’s poetry, a unique edition of a memoir by the son of Sir Martin Barnham, as well as new arguments about Skelton, More, Elyot, Marguerite de Navarre, Sidney, Spenser, Daniel, Shakespeare (The Comedy […]

Editor(s):
James M. Dutcher and Anne Lake Prescott
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490732
Hardback Release:
June 2008

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Representation, Heterodoxy, and Aesthetics: Essays in Honor of Ronald Paulson

The chapters constituting this book are different in subject and method, striking testimony to the range of Paulson’s interests and the versatility of his critical powers. In his prolific career he has produced extensive analysis of art, poetry, fiction, and aesthetics produced in England between 1650 and 1830. Paulson’s unique contribution has to do with […]

Editor(s):
Ashley Marshall
Contributor(s):
John Barrell; Ann Bermingham; Robert Folkenflik; Robert D. Hume; Michael McKeon; J. Hillis Miller; Mary Poovey; William L. Pressly and Claude Rawson
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611495348
Hardback Release:
December 2014

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The Representation of the Struggling Artist in America, 1800–1865

The Representation of the Struggling Artist in America, 1800–1865 analyzes how American painters, sculptors, and writers, active between 1800 and 1865, depicted their response to a democratic society that failed to adequately support them financially and intellectually. Without the traditional European forms of patronage from the church or the crown, American artists faced unsympathetic countrymen who […]

Author:
Erika Schneider
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494129
Hardback Release:
April 2015

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Representations of Swift

This collection offers not only the “representations of Swift” to which its title refers but also a representation of Swift scholarship at the close of the twentieth century and a return to fundamental questions about the life, writing, and views of Swift, issues raised in part by literary scholarship’s return to historicism but also powerfully […]

Editor(s):
Brian A. Connery
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874137972
Hardback Release:
January 2003

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Representing France and the French in Early Modern English Drama

This wide-ranging collection of essays, written by leading specialists, furnishes previously unpublished evidence of France’s role and importance in the early modern English literary and dramatic fields. Its chapter-length introduction offers an up-to-date critical presentation of the issues involved: representation, cultural identity, the construction of otherness, Frenchness, and the social and cultural dynamics of theater. […]

Editor(s):
Jean-Christophe Mayer
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490725
Hardback Release:
March 2008

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Representing the Professions: Administration, Law, and Theater in Early Modern England

Representing the Professions unites literary criticism, social and legal history, and Pierre Bourdieu’s sociology of culture. It offers a detailed exploration of the professionalization of selected early modern disciplines in an effort to characterize those disciplines in their social, economic, and historical contexts. Unlike recent work on individual responses to social change, Representing the Professions discusses how developing […]

Author:
Edward Gieskes
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492828
Hardback Release:
February 2006

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Resentment and the Right: French Intellectual Identity Reimagined, 1898-2000

Resentment and the Right: French Intellectual Identity Reimagined, 1898-2000 examines a century-long struggle between cultural spokesmen on the extreme right and left to dominate and define the concept of “the intellectual.” This struggle began with the introduction of the “intellectual” during the Dreyfus Affair of 1898 and continues even today among the intellectuals of the Nouvelle […]

Author:
Sarah Shurts
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611496345
Hardback Release:
June 2017

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The Restoration Mind

This book offers a culture-based, interdisciplinary study that formulates a general theory as to the essence of the Restoration mentality, that is, ways in which the period viewed itself, its artistic creations, and the world. Contributors include Restoration scholars from around the world.

Editor(s):
W. Gerald Marshall
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874135718
Hardback Release:
December 1997

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Retelling the Siege of Jerusalem in Early Modern England

Jerusalem Under Siege traces sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English retellings of the Roman siege of Jerusalem and the way they informed and were informed by religious and political developments. The siege featured prominently in many early modern English sermons, ballads, plays, histories, and pamphlets, functioning as a touchstone for writers who sought to locate their own national […]

Author:
Vanita Neelakanta
Hardback ISBN:
9781644530122
Hardback Release:
May 2019
Paperback ISBN:
9781644530047
Paperback Release:
May 2019
Series:
The Early Modern Exchange

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Reversing Babel: Translation among the English during an Age of Conquests, c. 800 to c. 1200

Reversing Babel: Translation among the English during an Age of Conquests, c. 800 to c. 1200, starts with a small puzzle: Why did the Normans translate English law, the law of the people they had conquered, from Old English into Latin? Solving this puzzle meant asking questions about what medieval writers thought about language and […]

Author:
Bruce R. O'Brien
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490527
Hardback Release:
July 2011

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A Revolution Almost beyond Expression: Jane Austen’s Persuasion

To praise Jane Austen’s novels only as stylistic masterpieces is to strip them of the contexts and intertexts that would otherwise illuminate them. By focusing primarily on the political, historical, satiric, actively intertextual, and deeply sexualized text Persuasion, Jocelyn Harris seeks to reconcile the apparent insignificance of her content with her high canonical status. This book […]

Author:
Jocelyn Harris
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874139662
Hardback Release:
July 2007

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The Rhetoric of Numbers in Gibbon’s History

Gibbon aspired to combine the critical analysis of the eighteenth-century philosophe with the older traditions of the humanist and scholarly historian. His different uses of numbers, to inform and to persuade, illustrate his remarkable fusion of these characters. This book, the first to be devoted to a historian’s use of numbers, shows how carefully Gibbon interrogated and […]

Author:
F. P. Lock
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494167
Hardback Release:
September 2012

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Rhetorics of Order/Ordering Rhetorics in English Neoclassical Literature

This collection of essays on the rhetorics of order in English neoclassical literature includes Rose A. Zimbardo’s investigation of generic slippage between drama and novel in works by Dryden and Behn; Maynard Mack’s analysis of Pope’s enduring rhetorics of presentation; and Patricia Meyer Spack’s examination of the heroines of Clarissa and The Italian.

Editor(s):
J. Douglas Canfield and J. Paul Hunter
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874133745
Hardback Release:
January 1990

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A Richard Selzer Reader: Blood and Ink

A Richard Selzer Reader: Blood and Ink is a career-spanning collection, including major short stories and essays by the renowned doctor-author. In the 1960s, while practicing as a general surgeon and teaching surgery at the Yale School of Medicine, Richard Selzer began publishing unique creative work in magazines such as Harper’s and Esquire. By 1985, when he retired as a […]

Editor(s):
Kevin Kerrane
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611496420
Hardback Release:
July 2017

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The Rise of Animals and Descent of Man, 1660–1800: Toward Posthumanism in British Literature Between Descartes and Darwin

The Rise of Animals and the Descent of Man illuminates compelling historical connections between a current fascination with animal life and the promotion of the moral status of non-human animals as ethical subjects deserving our attention and respect, and a deep interest in the animal as agent in eighteenth-century literate culture. It explores how writers, including […]

Author:
John Morillo
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611496734
Hardback Release:
November 2017

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Ritual Unbound: Reading Sacrifice in Modernist Fiction

This study explores the vestiges of primitive sacrificial rituals that emerge in a group of canonical modernist novels, including The Turn of the Screw, Heart of Darkness, The Good Soldier, The Great Gatsby, and To the Lighthouse. It argues that these novels reenact a process that achieved its seminal expression in the Genesis story of “The Binding of Isaac,” in […]

Author:
Thomas J. Cousineau
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492422
Hardback Release:
May 2004

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Robin Hood: The Early Poems, 1465-1560 Texts, Contexts, and Ideology

Previous scholarship on the early Robin Hood poems has tended to treat the three major works— Robin Hood and the Monk, Robin Hood and the Potter, and A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hode —as a homogeneous group with a common audience and ideology. In this new study, Thomas H. Ohlgren demonstrates that each work must be evaluated according to […]

Author:
Thomas H. Ohlgren
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493092
Hardback Release:
March 2007

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Romance and Reformation The Erasmian Spirit of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

This book argues that Measure for Measure is not a cynical problem play but a comic romance through which Shakespeare examines Tudor humanism’s desire to reform social ills through art.

Author:
Robert B. Bennett
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491838
Hardback Release:
April 2000

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The Romance of the Lyric in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Poetry: Experiments in Form

The Romance of the Lyric in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Poetry: Experiments in Form offers a new account of the nature of the lyric as nineteenth-century women poets developed the form. It offers fresh assessments of the imaginative and aesthetic complexity of women’s poetry. The monograph seeks to redefine the range and cultural significance of women’s writing using […]

Author:
Lee Christine O'Brien
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493917
Hardback Release:
October 2012

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Roman Invasions: The British History, Protestant Anti-Romanism, and the Historical Imagination in England, 1530-1660

This book describes how the Renaissance understanding of ancient Britain remained affected by medieval conceptions. The reason for this remaining medievalism was that the tradition based on Geoffrey of Monmouth became so relevant to Protestant patriotism that a great many Protestant English writers clung to it or were influenced by it despite its evident historical […]

Author:
John E. Curran, Jr.
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492088
Hardback Release:
June 2002

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Romeo and Juliet: Parallel Texts of Quarto I (1597) and Quarto 2 (1599)

Using this edition, the reader may see at once how Shakespeare’s manuscript of the play, upon which the second quarto (Q2) is based, was adapted for the Elizabethan stage by the author and/or his colleagues. Q1 is considerably shorter than Q2. While many long speeches are cut, abbreviated, or revised, the structure of the play […]

Author:
Jay L. Halio
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491029
Hardback Release:
August 2008

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Rough Draft: The Modernist Diaries of Emily Holmes Coleman, 1929-1937

Rough Draft: The Modernist Diaries of Emily Holmes Coleman, 1929-1937 is an edited selection, published here for the first time, of the diaries kept by American poet and novelist Coleman during her years as an expatriate in the modernist hubs of France and England. During her time abroad, Coleman developed as a surrealist writer, publishing a […]

Editor(s):
Elizabeth Podnieks
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493764
Hardback Release:
March 2012

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The Royal Financial Administration and the Prosecution of Crime in France, 1670-1789

The Royal Financial Administration and the Prosecution of Crime in France, 1670–1789 explores the French monarchy’s role in financing criminal prosecutions in the royal courts of the realm—the payment of criminal frais de justice in the vocabulary of the ancien régime —between 1670 and 1789 (that is, from the codification of criminal judicial procedure in the early period […]

Author:
Albert N. Hamscher
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493740
Hardback Release:
July 2012

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Samuel Johnson’s “General Nature”: Tradition and Transition in Eighteenth-Century Discourse

This study illuminates the importance and meaning of the term “author” in eighteenth-century discourse from the perspective of its prominent usage by Samuel Johnson. It explains Johnson’s employment of “nature” in his periodical essays, his qualified endorsement of the new science, and his commendation of Shakespeare’s drama and other literary works on the basis of […]

Author:
Scott D. Evans
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874136968
Hardback Release:
December 1999

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Satire, History, Novel: Narrative Forms, 1665-1815

Displacing the novel from the central position it has held in studies concerned with the origin or rise of the English novel, Satire, History, Novel considers novelistic forms as part of a network of complementary and competing genres, including conjectural histories and narrative satires, and regards relations among these forms as most significant and revealing. This is […]

Author:
Frank Palmeri
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492323
Hardback Release:
November 2003

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Savage Indignation: Colonial Discourse from Milton to Swift

Savage Indignation is about a flexible and indiscriminate discourse during the window of license occurring between the end of an English divine polity (1649) and the emergence of science as arbiter of “true discourse” (ca. 1734). Rather than tracing the development of the expedient language of empire and ideological success, the book analyzes the resistance and […]

Author:
Maja-Lisa von Sneidern
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874138825
Hardback Release:
January 2005

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The School for Widows

Clara Reeve’s 1791 epistolary novel The School For Widows tells the stories of childhood friends Frances Darnford and Rachel Strictland, both of whom have lived hard lives as the virtuous wives of improvident and immoral husbands. Frances, left penniless after the death of her gambler-spendthrift husband (who in an attempt to escape debtor’s prison tries to sell […]

Author:
Clara Reeve
Editor(s):
Jeanine M. Casler
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492224
Hardback Release:
November 2002

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Science, Politics, and Friendship in the Works of Thomas Lovell Beddoes

This study revaluates the work of the scientist and radical, poet and dramatist and English exile in Germany Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849). While his writing has elicited high praise from poets ranging from Robert Browning through Ezra Pound to John Ashbery, scholars have frequently neglected it on grounds of its purportedly morbid and opaque eccentricity. […]

Author:
Ute Berns
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493672
Hardback Release:
November 2011

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Screening Shakespeare from Richard II to Henry V

This book applies the videocassette to the study of Shakespeare on television and film. The result is that the films become texts, and Shakespeare in performance can be examined with the scholarly care that has been reserved for printed books.

Author:
Ace G. Pilkington
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874134124
Hardback Release:
January 1991

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Searching for God in the Sixties

This paradigm-breaking book dares to rethink the whole of the ’60s experience, not from a political or sociological but from an historical/theological perspective. Camille Paglia wrote that “the spiritual history of the sixties has yet to be written.” This is that book. The book’s chapters each correspond to a line in Emily Dickinson’s poem “Finding […]

Author:
David R. Williams
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491395
Hardback Release:
December 2009
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611493931
Paperback Release:
December 2011

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Sexuality at the Fin de Siècle: The Making of a “Central Problem”

It has come to be widely accepted that “sexuality” as we know it took shape at the end of the nineteenth century, around the time that Havelock Ellis declared it the “central problem of life.” Yet however self-evident Ellis’s claim about sexuality might seem, the act of placing something at the center is the consequence […]

Editor(s):
Peter Cryle and Christopher E. Forth
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491012
Hardback Release:
August 2008

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Shakespeare's Lyricized Drama

We are so used to calling the plays written by Shakespeare and his contemporaries “poetic drama” that we hardly ever stop to think about the generic meaning of the term. This book is an attempt to explore Shakespeare’s artistic achievement as an intricate blend of the dramatic and lyrical modes. In a series of minute […]

Author:
Alexander Shurbanov
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491425
Hardback Release:
May 2010

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Shakespeare's Sweet Thunder: Essays on the Early Comedies

This collection of essays examines such topics as the influence of New Comedy on The Comedy of Errors and The Taming of the Shrew; explores the implications for performance of the two versions of The Shrew, as well as examining the woman’s part; studies the relationship of Love’s Labor’s Lost to The Convent of Pleasure, and so forth.

Editor(s):
Michael J. Collins
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491715
Hardback Release:
February 1997

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Shakespeare's Tragic Form: Spirit in the Wheel

Since about 1960, when five-act division in Shakespeare’s plays was strongly disputed, most critics have focused on individual scenes rather than holistic form. This book argues for Shakespeare’s use of five acts, arranged in three cycles to form a 2-1-2 pattern. It also examines the role of multiple plots and centers of consciousness, especially in […]

Author:
Robert Lanier Reid
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874137255
Hardback Release:
September 2000

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Shakespeare, Man of the Theater: Proceedings of the Second Congress of the International Shakespeare Association, 1981

This volume presents a sampling of the more than 250 papers presented at the Congress of the ISA held at Stratford-upon-Avon in August 1981. Most of the papers are concerned with Shakespeare as a writer for the theater. Other essays deal with Shakespeare as a literary, rather than theatrical, writer. Several of the offerings cover […]

Editor(s):
Kenneth Muir, Jay Halio and D. J. Palmerby
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874132175
Hardback Release:
April 1983
Series:
The World Shakespeare Congress Proceedings

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Shakespeare: A Wayward Journey

The essays contained in this volume represent studies in Shakespeare over three decades. Apart from their abiding intrinsic interest and merit, they help trace the course of Shakespeare criticism during the latter half of the twentieth century, as emphasis on critical interpretation experienced a number of significant shifts. Genre studies, textual analyses, and feminist approaches […]

Author:
Susan Snyder
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874137958
Hardback Release:
June 2002

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Shakespeare: Text and Theater Essays in Honor of Jay L. Halio

Among the topics discussed in this collection are the significance of the First Folio, Stoppard’s film of Rosencrantz and Guidenstern Are Dead, and suggestions for an alchemical interpretation of the Tempest and a religious interpretation of A Comedy of Errors.

Editor(s):
Lois Potter and Arthur F. Kinney
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874136999
Hardback Release:
August 1989

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Shakespeare and Dramatic Tradition: Essays in Honor of S. F. Johnson

Eighteen new essays by respected critics on Shakespeare and his dramatic antecedents, contemporaries, and successors, offering an up-to-date survey-history of Renaissance theater and examples of scholarly and critical methodology.

Editor(s):
W. R. Elton and William B Long
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874133332
Hardback Release:
August 1989

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Shakespeare and European Politics

This collection offers a selection of papers presented at a conference held in Utrecht, the Netherlands. It reflects a new trend in Shakespeare studies: a tendency to study Shakespeare not just in his own historical or national contexts, but also as a cultural phenomenon with an international afterlife, transmitted in a variety of languages, first […]

Editor(s):
Dirk Delabastita, Jozef De Vos and Paul J. C. M. Franssen
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490763
Hardback Release:
June 2008

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Shakespeare and Interpretation, or What You Will

Brayton Polka takes both a textual and theoretical approach to seven plays of Shakespeare: Macbeth, Othello, Twelfth Night, All’s Well That Ends Well, Julius Caesar, Troilus and Cressida, and Hamlet. He calls upon the Bible and the ideas of major European thinkers, above all, Kierkegaard and Spinoza, to argue that the concept of interpretation that underlies both Shakespeare’s plays and our own […]

Author:
Brayton Polka
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-117-4
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-118-1
Paperback Release:
June 2011

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Shakespeare and the Mediterranean: The Selected Proceedings of the International Shakespeare Association World Congress, Valencia, 2001

Shakespeare’s career-long fascination with the Mediterranean made the association a natural one for this first World Shakespeare Congress of the Third Millennium. The plenary lectures and selected papers in this volume represent some of the best contemporary thought and writing on Shakespeare, in the ranging plenary lectures Jonathan Bate on Shakespeare’s islands and the Muslim […]

Editor(s):
Tom Clayton, Susan Brock and Vicente Forés
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492255
Hardback Release:
April 2004
Series:
The World Shakespeare Congress Proceedings

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Shakespeare and the Practice of Physic: Medical Narratives on the Early Modern English Stage

By Shakespeare’s time, the debate over legitimate medical practice had become vociferous and public. The powerful College of Physicians fought hard to discredit some and reign in others, but many resisted, denied, or ignored its authority. Dramatists did not fail to notice the turmoil, nor did they fail to comment on it—and no one commented […]

Author:
Todd H. J. Pettigrew
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492972
Hardback Release:
January 2007

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Shakespeare and the Twentieth Century: The Selected Proceedings of the International Shakespeare Association World Congress, Los Angeles, 1996

This volume assembles a selection from the many papers delivered at the Sixth World Shakespeare Congress. Four plenary lectures are printed, including that of Jane Smiley on the creation of A Thousand Acres, her award-winning novel derived with King Lear. Twenty-two papers by well-known scholars also offer a wide range of responses to Shakespeare’s art and international […]

Editor(s):
Jonathan Bate, Jill L. Levenson and Dieter Mehl
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491791
Hardback Release:
November 1998
Series:
The World Shakespeare Congress Proceedings

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Shakespearean Illuminations: Essays in Honor of Marvin Rosenberg

Topics in this collection include discussions of acting the “Big Four,” as well as studies on politics, language, and history.  

Editor(s):
Jay L. Halio and Hugh Richmond
Contributor(s):
Bernice Kliman, Günter Walch, Lois Potter, and Dunbar Ogden
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491807
Hardback Release:
September 1998

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Shakespeare in China: A Comparative Study of Two Traditions and Cultures

Shakespeare in China is an attempt to explore systematically and deeply the nature and significance of the interaction between Shakespeare and traditional Chinese drama and between the dramatist and Chinese culture. Ever since Shakespeare was introduced into China at the beginning of this century, his works have exerted a pervasive influence upon Chinese theater and culture. […]

Author:
Xiao Yang Zhang
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874135367
Hardback Release:
May 1996

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Shakespeare in Performance: A Collection of Essays

The essays in this book deal with the nature of performance criticism, performance history, state and screen productions of Shakespeare and the physical playhouse. These essays, by John Russell Brown, James Bulman, Ralph Berry, Herbert Coursen, Jay Halio, James Lusardi, June Schlueter, Harry Keyishian, Alan Dessen, Pauline Kiernan, and Marvin Rosenberg, represent some of the […]

Editor(s):
Frank Occhiogrosso
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874137767
Hardback Release:
December 2003

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Shakespeare in Shorthand: The Textual Mystery of King Lear

The year 2008 marked the four hundredth anniversary of the first publication of King Lear, and for four centuries the play has remained a consummate bibliographical mystery. The earliest quarto (1608) prints apparent nonsense and seemingly insoluble cruxes. Shakespeare in Shorthand solves the textual puzzle and shows that many textual anomalies derive from the play’s transcription in Elizabethan […]

Author:
Adele Davidson
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491104
Hardback Release:
April 2009

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Shakespeare Matters: History, Teaching, Performance

Shakespeare Matters is a collection of original essays which addresses three significant areas in contemporary Shakespeare studies: interpretations of the plays in their historical and social contexts; the varying roles of Shakespeare’s work in educational practices and traditions; and performance conventions and textual issues from the sixteenth century to the present.

Editor(s):
Lloyd Davis
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492149
Hardback Release:
May 2003

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Shakespeare Performed: Essays in Honor of R. A. Foakes

Many of the contributors to this collection, including E. A. J. Honigmann, M. M. Mahood, Jonathan Bate, and Stanley Wells (among others), have been centrally involved in examining, promoting, and sometimes questioning the critical dominance of the stable Shakespeare text, particularly as a result of performance. The essays range from the traditional poetical and theater […]

Editor(s):
Grace Ioppolo
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491968
Hardback Release:
October 2000

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Shakespeare’s World/World Shakespeares: The Selected Proceedings of the International Shakespeare Association World Congress, Brisbane, 2006

This collection offers twenty-nine essays by many of the world’s major scholars of the extraordinary diversity and richness of Shakespeare studies today. It ranges from examinations of the society William Shakespeare himself lived in, to recent films, plays, novels, and operatic adaptations for adults and children in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. […]

Editor(s):
Richard Fotheringham, Christa Jansohn and R. S. White
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493269
Hardback Release:
July 2008
Series:
The World Shakespeare Congress Proceedings

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Shifting Subjects: Plural Subjectivity in Contemporary Francophone Women’s Autobiography

There are many different ways to say “I.” This book examines the ways in which four contemporary women writers (Hélène Cixous, Assia Djebar, Gisèle Halimi, and Julia Kristeva) have written their autobiographical “I” as a plural concept. These women refuse the individual “I” of traditional autobiography by developing narrative strategies that multiply the voices in […]

Author:
Natalie Edwards
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490305
Hardback Release:
April 2011

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Shifting the Scene: Shakespeare in European Culture

Shifting the Scene adapts words from one of the Choruses in Henry V. Its essays try, without denying authority to the text and the theater, to widen the scene of inquiry to include other institutions, such as education, politics, language, and the arts, and to juxtapose the constructions of Shakespeare and his works that have been produced […]

Editor(s):
Ladina Bezzola Lambert and Balz Engler
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492484
Hardback Release:
July 2004

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Sidney and Junius on Poetry and Painting: From the Margins to the Center

Franciscus Junius the Younger (1591-1677) is famous as virtually the founder of Germanic philology. But he also composed, at the request of the Earl of Arundel, whom he served as librarian, an influential treatise on the art of painting as it is viewed in ancient literature. We are fortunate to have his recently discovered marginalia […]

Author:
Judith Dundas
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874139822
Hardback Release:
October 2007

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Sidney Godolphin: Servant of the State

This work is the first scholarly biography of Sidney Godolphin in over one hundred years, and thus fills a gaping hole in the history of late Stuart England. How Godolphin used his position to mold English diplomacy and military strategy is examined.

Author:
Roy A. Sundstrom
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874134384
Hardback Release:
November 1992

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Sociable Criticism in England, 1625-1725

Sociable Criticism in England, 1625-1725 explores how for the period 1625 to 1725 cultural practices and discourses of sociability (rules for small-group discussion, friendship discourse, and patron-client relationships) determined the venues within which critical judgments were rendered, disseminated, and received. Previous histories of criticism for this period have treated either the theoretical context along with the […]

Author:
Paul Trolander and Zeynep Tenger
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874139693
Hardback Release:
April 2007

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Social Structure and Disaster

In a format of presentation, critique, and commentary, disaster researchers and sociological theorists address basic theoretical issues underlying studies of social structure and disaster. The editor’s program of archival research on natural disasters, social movement organizations, and other types of social structure provides a basis for discussion.

Editor(s):
Gary A. Kreps
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874133400
Hardback Release:
January 1989

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Soviet Heroic Poetry in Context: Folklore or Fakelore

Soviet Heroic Poetry in Context discusses key issues surrounding the composition and recording of folklore as well as its often intensely political aspect and its preoccupation with chimerical cultural authority. These issues are dramatically displayed in Soviet epic compositions of the 1930s and 1940s, the so-called noviny (“new songs”), which took their formal inspiration largely from […]

Author:
Margaret Ziolkowski
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494563
Hardback Release:
August 2013
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611496512
Paperback Release:
March 2017

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The Spectator: Emerging Discourses

This book offers the latest scholarship on this influential series of essays. Taking advantage of the insights provided by such critical perspectives as new historicism, feminism, postcolonialism, psychology, postmodernism, and cultural studies, the scholars represented here take a fresh look at The Spectator and its relation to the changing culture that influenced it-and was influenced by it. […]

Author:
Donald J. Newman
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492743
Hardback Release:
June 2005

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Spenser's Ovidian Poetics

No history of the longstanding critical tradition of exploring the Spenser-Ovid relationship has been written. In this book Professor Stapleton constructs such a critical history: the annotations of E. K. in The Shepheardes Calender (1579), the Enlightenment editions of The Faerie Queene, the philological mode of the Spenser Variorum (1932–57), and the recent, innovative work of Harry Berger and Colin […]

Author:
M. L. Stapleton
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491357
Hardback Release:
November 2009

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Spenser, Milton, and the Redemption of the Epic Hero

This book studies the interplay of theology and poetics in the three great epics of early-modern England: the Faerie Queene, Paradise Lost, and Paradise Regained. Bond examines the relationship between the poems’ primary heroes, Arthur and the Son, who are godlike, virtuous, and powerful, and the secondary heroes, Redcrosse and Adam, who are human, fallible, and weak. He […]

Author:
Christopher Bond
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-129-7
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-130-3
Paperback Release:
April 2011

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Sport, Politics, and Literature in the English Renaissance

This is the first book-length study of the crucial relationship between sport and the political and imaginative literature of Renaissance England. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, educators, medical practitioners, and military scientists were among the many contemporaries who praised sport as necessary and functional—physiologically beneficial to the individual practitioner, vital to the preparedness of […]

Author:
Gregory M. Colón Semenza
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492385
Hardback Release:
January 2004

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Stages of Dismemberment: The Fragmented Body in Late Medieval and Early Modern Drama

With a focus on visual representations of beheading, dismemberment, and mutilation in medieval and early modern drama, this study traces the impact of the Reformation on the semiotics of the body. What emerges from this exploration of violent spectacle is a sense of the complex and powerful ways in which the legacy of the pre-Reformation […]

Author:
Margaret E. Owens
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492644
Hardback Release:
January 2005

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Stages of Play: Shakespeare’s Theatrical Energies in Elizabethan Performance

Stages of Play assumes that Shakespeare wrote scripts for actors and audiences, not texts for readers; and second, that we can best appreciate how Shakespeare’s scripts create dramatic meaning by attempting to visualize their performances in the theatrical settings for which they were originally created—the Theatre and the Globe. The argument is presented that with spectators […]

Author:
Michael W. Shurgot
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874136142
Hardback Release:
March 1998

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The Staging of Drama in the Medieval Church

Using original rubrics from some 1,200 manuscripts, this book documents performance of the liturgical drama from the tenth through the sixteenth centuries. It lays out the staging space and traces the movements of the performers on architectural ground plans. The rubrics reveal a wealth of information about the creating of character through ecclesiastical vestments and […]

Author:
Dunbar H. Ogden
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492514
Hardback Release:
July 2003

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The Staging of Romance in Late Shakespeare: Text and Theatrical Technique

This book examines Shakespeare’s response in his late plays to the challenge of making romance stories believable through theatrical representation and the kind of experience the late plays in performance seek to create for their spectators. Taking The Winter’s Tale as a case study, the book’s central chapters demonstrate how Shakespeare tests and transforms the techniques to […]

Author:
Christopher J. Cobb
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493115
Hardback Release:
April 2007

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Staging Shakespeare: Essays in Honor of Alan C. Dessen

The twelve essays in this volume explore the relationships between Shakespearean pedagogy, performance, and scholarship. The volume consists of four sections: “Acts of Recovery,” which includes essays that take an historicist approach to performance concerns; “Performing the Moment,” in which the authors describe their experiences staging a particular Shakespearean scene in an actual production; “Recordings,” […]

Editor(s):
Lena Cowen Orlin and Miranda Johnson-Haddad
Contributor(s):
Leslie Thomson, Daniel Colvin, Ellen Summers, Eric Binnie, Cary Mazer, Edward Isser, Edward Rocklin, Michael Friedman, Caroline McManus, Lisa McDonnell, Sheila Cavanagh, and Lois Potter.
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493245
Hardback Release:
December 2007

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Staring into the Void: Spinoza, Master of Nihilism

Drawing extensively on the whole range of Spinoza’s philosophical writing, Staring into the Void devotes twelve chapters to showing in detail how the architecture of reality as Spinoza saw it rises in stages from a theory of being (the existence of only One Real Thing) to prophetically modern theories of the physical world (actual or possible), of […]

Author:
Harold Skulsky
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491272
Hardback Release:
September 2009

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State, Stage, Language: The Production of the Subject

Juan Carlos Rodríguez’s State, Stage, Language: The Production of the Subject, now in its third Spanish edition (2001), first appeared in 1984, and has become, alongside his Theory and History of Ideological Production (1974, 1990), one of the classic texts to emerge from the Althusserian tradition. Rodríguez’s project is to analyze the ideological unconscious that always exists, without […]

Author:
Juan Carlos Rodrí­guez
Translator:
Malcolm K. Read
Paperback ISBN:
978-0874130560
Paperback Release:
December 2008

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Sterne, Tristram, Yorick: Tercentenary Essays on Laurence Sterne

Sterne, Tristram, Yorick: Tercentenary Essays on Laurence Sterne derives from the Laurence Sterne Tercentenary Conference held at Royal Holloway, University of London, on July 8–11, 2013. It was attended by some eighty scholars from fourteen countries; the conference heard more than sixty papers. The organizers invited participants to submit revised versions of their contributions for this […]

Editor(s):
Melvyn New, Peter de Voogd and Judith Hawley
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611495706
Hardback Release:
November 2015

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The Stonemasons of Creuse in Nineteenth-Century Paris

This book connects the story of a group of migrant workers to the question of why Paris became the nineteenth century’s “capital of revolution,” and why this stage of the city ended. The stonemasons were well known for their skills, and their seasonal migration from central France, but especially for their role in rebellions. They […]

Author:
Casey Harison
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490862
Hardback Release:
April 2008

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Strange Communion: Motherland and Masculinity in Tudor Plays, Pamphlets, and Politics

Strange Communion concerns the development in Tudor culture of a tendency to identify the common good with the health of the “motherland.” Playwrights, polemicists, and politicians such as John Bale, Richard Morison, and William Shakespeare, among others, relied on maternal representations of England to evoke a sense of common purpose. Vanhoutte examines how such motherland tropes […]

Author:
Jacqueline Vanhoutte
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874138320
Hardback Release:
October 2003

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Structures and Subjectivities: Attending to Early Modern Women

“Structures and Subjectivities” refers to what we can and probably cannot know about women in the early modern period. Scholars study the societal structures their disciplines call attention to; they are left to infer the subjectivities, the lived experience, of women whose lives they attempt to reconstruct. The authors of the essays in the volume, […]

Editor(s):
Joan E. Hartman and Adele Seeff
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492910
Hardback Release:
December 2006

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Subjects on the World's Stage: Essays on British Literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

This collection of essays on British literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance focuses on the point of contact between an artist and society that prompts the literary imagination to respond either with the creation of a new character or with the demonstration of change in an old one.

Editor(s):
David G. Allen and Robert A. White
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874135442
Hardback Release:
June 1995

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The Subverting Vision of Bulwer Lytton: Bicentenary Reflections

While the first essay in this collection analyzes the factors that caused Bulwer to be so highly regarded in his own day, the others deal with one of more of Bulwer’s novels, which are related to the contemporary cultural context in Britain and Europe as well as to more recent critical theories. They consider Bulwer’s […]

Editor(s):
Allan Conrad Christensen
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492460
Hardback Release:
April 2004

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Sustainability & Historic Preservation: Towards a Holistic View

Sustainability & Historic Preservation: Towards a Holistic View broadens the horizons of the mushrooming drive to correlate the objectives of these two spheres. To date, discussions of the relationship between historic preservation and sustainability have generally focused on the energy consumption of buildings. The nine chapters in this book show how that agenda can and should […]

Editor(s):
Richard Longstreth
Contributor(s):
Shary Page Berg, Rebecca Howell Crew, Karana Hattersley-Drayton, Meisha Hunter, Thomas F. King, Valencia Libby, Richard Longstreth, Liz Robinson, Richard Wagner
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493375
Hardback Release:
February 2011

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Swift as Priest and Satirist

One of the most tendentious and enduring questions of Swift scholarship concerns his faith. What did Swift believe? Was his career in the Church primarily a means of political and social advancement? Did Swift subscribe to a coherent theology, or were his beliefs simply expedient? How did the turbulent streams of eighteenth-century Anglican and Protestant […]

Editor(s):
Todd C. Parker
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491074
Hardback Release:
February 2009

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Swiftly Sterneward: Essays on Laurence Sterne and His Times in Honor of Melvyn New

These thirteen essays have been collected to honor Melvyn New, professor emeritus, University of Florida, and are prefaced by a description of his scholarly career of more than forty years. Suggesting the wide-range of that career, the first eight essays offer various critical perspectives on a diverse group of eighteenth-century authors. Laurence Sterne, the primary […]

Editor(s):
W. B. Gerard, E. Derek Taylor and Robert G. Walker
Contributor(s):
Joseph G. Kronick; E. Derek Taylor; Robert G. Walker; Taylor Corse; James E. May; Martha F. Bowden; Eric Rothstein; Frank Palmeri; Elizabeth Kraft; W. B. Gerard; W. G. Day; Madeleine Descargues-Grant; Donald R. Wehrs
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490589
Hardback Release:
April 2011

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The Symbolic Design of Windsor-Forest: Iconography, Pageant, and Prophecy in Pope’s Early Work

This is the first detailed exploration of one of the earliest major poems by Alexander Pope, Windsor Forest (1713). The book reveals how Pope used the artistic conventions of the Stuart court, such as masque, architecture, allegorical painting, and heraldry to create the last great Renaissance poem in English. A coherent symbolic design is constructed around the […]

Author:
Pat Rogers
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874138375
Hardback Release:
April 2004

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Teaching with Shakespeare: Critics in the Classroom

In this work, six Shakespeare scholars and critics (Helen Vendler, R. A. Foakes, Leah Marcus, John Wilders, Patricia Parker, and Annabel Patterson), in a series of lectures delivered to undergraduates, explain distinctive critical strategies that they and other contemporary critics use for interpreting Shakespeare’s poems and plays. Workshops illustrating the practice of these strategies follow […]

Editor(s):
Bruce McIver and Ruth Stevenson
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491654
Hardback Release:
August 1994

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Terræ-Filius, Or, The Secret History of the University of Oxford (1721; 1726)

In his Terræ-Filius essays of 1721, Nicholas Amhurst describes and satirizes Oxford life as he saw it during the 1710s and early 1720s. Although academic and intellectual issues receive abundant attention, Amhurst devoted even more space to the political, religious, social, and moral issues that often worked to undercut the university’s academic goals. Written in an energetic, […]

Author:
Nicholas Amhurst
Editor(s):
William E. Rivers
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874138016
Hardback Release:
April 2004

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The Text of Great Britain: Theme and Design in Defoe’s Tour

This book is the first full-length analysis of one of the key books of the eighteenth century—Daniel Defoe’s Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain. The creation of Defoe’s Tour, its sources and models, and its relationship to earlier topographic literature are discussed. The Text of Great Britain argues that Defoe evolved a rhetorical design that would express […]

Author:
Pat Rogers
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874136173
Hardback Release:
March 1998

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The Theatre Career of Thomas Arne

This book concerns the life and theatrical career of the great native-born English composer and musician of the eighteenth century, Thomas Augustine Arne (1710-1778). Its purpose is three-fold. First, it provides a comprehensive biography and account of the performance and publication of Arne’s works during his lifetime. Although Arne’s childhood years get some attention, the […]

Author:
Todd Gilman
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494365
Hardback Release:
December 2012
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495447
Paperback Release:
December 2014

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The Theatre of Death: Rituals of Justice from the English Civil Wars to the Restoration

This book discusses some rituals of justice—such as public executions, printed responses to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s execution speech, and King Charles I’s treason trial—in early modern England. Focusing on the ways in which genres shape these events’ multiple voices, I analyze the rituals’ genres and the diverse perspectives from which we must understand them. […]

Author:
P.J. Klemp
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-030-6
Hardback Release:
October 2016
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-031-3
Paperback Release:
October 2016

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The Theatre of Praise: The Panegyric Tradition in Seventeenth-Century English Drama

A critical examination of panegyrical theatre from its beginnings in the masque, city pageant, and history plays to its varied culmination on the Restoration musical stage.

Author:
Joanne Altieri
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491517
Hardback Release:
March 1986

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Theodore Dreiser’s Uncollected Magazine Articles, 1897-1902

This edition of Dreiser’s work consists of thirty-four uncollected magazine articles published between 1897 and 1902. In this period, before writing Sister Carrie, Dreiser contributed 111 freelance articles to various popular magazines, such as Success, Truth, Metropolitan, Cosmopolitan, Ainslee’s, Demorest’s, Munsey’s, Puritan, New Voice, Great Round World, Harper’s Weekly, and New York Times Illustrated Magazine. A great majority of these magazine articles have been collected in two previous […]

Editor(s):
Yoshinobu Hakutani
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874138184
Hardback Release:
July 2003

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Theodore von Neuhoff, King of Corsica: The Man Behind the Legend

“A visionary and a madman” was how one British statesman, Lord Carteret, described Theodore von Neuhoff. This exciting biography, Theodore von Neuhoff, King of Corsica: The Man behind the Legend by Julia Gasper, traces the unlikely career of the German baron who in 1736 had himself proclaimed and crowned King of Corsica. Theodore von Neuhoff’s career spanned […]

Author:
Julia Gasper
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494402
Hardback Release:
November 2012

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Theory and Practice in Eighteenth-Century Dance: The German-French Connection

This book is about the intersection of two evolving dance-historical realms—theory and practice—during the first two decades of the eighteenth century. France was the source of works on notation, choreography, and repertoire that dominated European dance practice until the 1780s. While these French inventions were welcomed and used in Germany, German dance writers responded by […]

Author:
Tilden Russell
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-021-4
Hardback Release:
November 2017
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-022-1
Paperback Release:
November 2017
Series:
Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture

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Thirteen Stories by Fitz-James O’Brien: The Realm of the Mind

This volume forms part of a continuing initiative by Wayne R. Kime to make available the writings of Fitz-James O’Brien (1828-1862), an Irish-American literary man who during his lifetime won reputation as one of the most talented young authors in the United States, but who has been all but forgotten since. It follows Fitz-James O’Brien: Selected […]

Author:
Fitz-James O'Brien
Editor(s):
Wayne R. Kime
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494020
Hardback Release:
May 2012

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Thomas Hardy and the Law: Legal Presences in Hardy’s Life and Fiction

Thomas Hardy and the Law argues that Hardy’s extensive legal research and experience drove his writing of fiction throughout his career. The book studies Hardy’s legal research and friendships, his work as a Dorchester magistrate, actual Victorian law cases from which he drew novel material, nineteenth-century legal reform, the legal “machinery” of the novels, and Hardy’s […]

Author:
William A. Davis
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874137989
Hardback Release:
November 2002

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Thomas Paine's American Ideology

This book analyzes the entire spectrum of Paine’s intellectual career between 1775 and 1787, not merely his attitude toward American independence. The author summarizes Paine’s writings as an apprentice magazine editor, sketches the publishing history of Common Sense, explains its major philosophical doctrines and contemporary issues, and indicates the relations of these ideas to earlier manifestations.

Author:
Alfred Owen Aldridge
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874132601
Hardback Release:
November 1984

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Threshold Poetics: Milton and Intersubjectivity

Threshold Poetics: Milton and Intersubjectivity is a study of the challenge intersubjective experience poses to doctrinal formulations of difference. Focusing on Paradise Lost and Samson Agonistes and using feminist and relational psychoanalytic theory, the project examines representations of looking, working, eating, conversing, and touching, to argue that encounters between selves in “threshold space” dismantle the binary oppositions that support categorical […]

Author:
Susannah B. Mintz
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492293
Hardback Release:
August 2003

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The Time is Out of Joint: Skepticism in Shakespeare’s England

The final decades of the sixteenth century brought tumultuous change in England. Bitter disputes concerning religious reformation divided Catholics and Protestants, radical reformers and religious conservatives. The Church of England won the loyalty of many, but religious and political dissent continued. Social and economic change also created anxiety as social mobility, unemployment, riots, and rebellions […]

Author:
Benjamin Bertram
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492620
Hardback Release:
November 2004

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Tobias Smollett, Scotland's First Novelist: New Essays in Memory of Paul-Gabriel Boucé

This collection takes a fresh look at issues raised not only in Smollett’s novels, for which he is usually remembered, but also in other works of this prolific Scottish author. Essays include a demonstration beyond reasonable doubt, after more than two centuries of debate, that it was indeed Smollett who authored “The Memoires of a […]

Editor(s):
O M Brack, Jr.
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493252
Hardback Release:
October 2007

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Tocqueville & Beyond: Essays on the Old Regime in Honor of David D. Bien

This collection of essays by French and American historians testifies to the enduring importance of Alexis de Tocqueville’s The Old Regime and the French Revolution, first published in 1856. Highly original in its day and now recognized as a classic, The Old Regime has since the 1970s stimulated considerable research and improved our understanding of the French Old […]

Editor(s):
Robert M. Schwartz and Robert A. Schneider
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492330
Hardback Release:
October 2003

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To Kill a Text: The Dialogic Fiction of Hugo, Dickens, and Zola

To Kill a Text analyzes the intertextual conflicts between four monuments of nineteenth-century fiction: Notre-Dame de Paris, Bleak House, Le Ventre de Paris and Germinal. The fundamental hypothesis of the book is that Dickens and Zola exemplify Hugo’s conception of the novel as a “graft” of one work upon another, producing hybrid mixtures of genres and styles of representation.

Author:
Ilinca Zarifopol-Johnston
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874135398
Hardback Release:
September 2010

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To Provide for the General Welfare: A History of the Federal Spending Power

To Provide for the General Welfare traces the course of the constitutional controversy over the spending power and the role of that power in driving an expansion in federal activity and authority from 1787 forward. Since the founding of the Republic, American statesmen have seen the federal government as a fitting source of tax dollars to […]

Author:
Theodore Sky
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611491197
Paperback Release:
September 2008

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To the Wilderness: A Memoir

To the Wilderness is the memoir of an outdoorswoman’s life in search of the wild. Improvising a canoe route through deep Maine woods, she discovered—a century after Thoreau—not “the forest primeval” but a commercial forest, B.C. (Before Chainsaw). Later, in the Minnesota-Ontario border waters she found “wilderness” being loved to death, making the ironic case for […]

Author:
Marion K. Stocking
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493405
Hardback Release:
January 2010

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Trains and Technology: The American Railroad in the Nineteenth Century. Volume 1, Locomotives

This series of four lavishly illustrated volumes provides a thorough grounding in the maturation of the American railroad through an exposition of railroad technology in an age of unprecedented technological expansion. Volume 1: Locomotives details locomotive design and application from 1830 to 1900. Illustrations. About the Author Anthony J. Bianculli is a mechanical engineer with extensive and […]

Author:
Anthony J. Bianculli
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491937
Hardback Release:
June 2001

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Trains and Technology: The American Railroad in the Nineteenth Century. Volume 2: Cars

This series of four lavishly illustrated volumes provides a thorough grounding in the maturation of the American railroad through an exposition of railroad technology in an age of unprecedented technological expansion. Volume 2: Cars is devoted to passenger, freight, and non-revenue cars of nineteenth-century America. Illustrations. About the Author Anthony J. Bianculli is a mechanical engineer with […]

Author:
Anthony J. Bianculli
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491944
Hardback Release:
January 2000

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Trains and Technology: The American Railroad in the Nineteenth Century. Volume 3: Track and Structures

This series of four lavishly illustrated volumes provides a thorough grounding in the maturation of the American railroad through an exposition of railroad technology in an age of unprecedented technological expansion. Volume 3: Track and Structures covers the technologies involved in locating and building the railroad and all its aspects of rail development. The structures portion of […]

Author:
Anthony J. Bianculli
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492200
Hardback Release:
March 2003

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Trains and Technology: The American Railroad in the Nineteenth Century. Volume 4: Bridges and Tunnels, Signals

This series of four lavishly illustrated volumes provides a thorough grounding in the maturation of the American railroad through an exposition of railroad technology in an age of unprecedented technological expansion. Volume 4: Bridges and Tunnels, Signals is an exposition of the various types of bridges, their foundations, and the materials of which they were made. Tunnels, […]

Author:
Anthony J. Bianculli
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492217
Hardback Release:
November 2003

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Transatlantic Renaissances: Literature of Ireland and the American South

The impulses that fired the Southern Literary Renaissance echoed the impetus behind the Irish Literary Revival at the turn of the twentieth century, when Ireland sought to demonstrate its cultural equality with any European nation and disentangle itself from English-imposed stereotypes. Seeking to prove that the South was indeed the cultural equal of greater America, […]

Author:
Kathryn Stelmach Artuso
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494341
Hardback Release:
December 2012
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495676
Paperback Release:
February 2015

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Transformations, Ideology, and the Real in Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and Other Narratives: Finding “The Thing Itself”

This book explores significant problems in the fiction of Daniel Defoe. Maximillian E. Novak investigates a number of elements in Defoe’s work by probing his interest in rendering of reality (what Defoe called “the Thing itself”). Novak examines Defoe’s interest in the relationship between prose fiction and painting, as well as the various ways in […]

Author:
Maximillian E. Novak
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494853
Hardback Release:
October 2014
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495287
Paperback Release:
April 2016

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Transforming Campus Culture: Frank Aydelotte’s Honors Experiment at Swarthmore College

At a time in American history when football ruled the American campus and fraternities dominated student life, Frank Aydelotte, through his determination to specialize exclusively in initiating an Honors program of study, accomplished a feat virtually unknown in American higher education. That is, he succeeded in shaping one regional, run of the mill, Quaker school-Swarthmore […]

Author:
Ruth Shoemaker Wood
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493719
Hardback Release:
November 2011

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Transforming the Word: Prophecy, Poetry, and Politics in England, 1650-1742

The radical prophets of the English civil wars were fascinating figures, combining a devout belief in the power of divine inspiration with a passionate desire for social change and a distinctly eccentric rhetorical style. Tracing the prophets who rant, rage, and wreak havoc through the works of Butler, Dryden, Mandeville, Pope, and other less familiar […]

Author:
Margery A. Kingsley
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874137491
Hardback Release:
October 2001

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Tuned and Under Tension: The Recent Poetry of W. D. Snodgrass

The essays in this book constitute a close reading of the later poetry of W. D. Snodgrass. Each writer has taken a work or theme that has led to the complexities of Snodgrass’s dense layerings of content and technique. These essays also begin to define his relationship to the modern tradition.

Editor(s):
Philip Raisor
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491814
Hardback Release:
January 1999

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Twenty-First-Century Perspectives on Nineteenth-Century Art: Essays in Honor of Gabriel P. Weisberg

This book presents an interdisciplinary and inclusive view of nineteenth-century art, observed from the vantage point of the new twenty-first century. The areas of expertise represented by the thirty essays herein span the full range of nineteenth-century studies, and include discussions of such artistic styles as realism, impressionism, romanticism, and art nouveau, as well as […]

Editor(s):
Petra ten-Doesschate Chu and Laurinda S. Dixon
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490817
Hardback Release:
February 2008

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A Twice-Told Tale: Reinventing the Encounter in Iberian/Iberian American Literature and Film

A Twice-Told Tale analyzes contemporary reconstructions of the age of “discovery,” exploration, and conquest vis-à-vis fifteenth- and sixteenth-century sources. It explores the cultural construction of colonial alterity, sexual difference and textual politics, the myths of mestizaje, the re-invention of the past through apocryphal chronicles, the (re-)presentation of the Old World-New World encounter, and the carnivalization of history […]

Editor(s):
Santiago Juan-Navarro and Theodore Robert Young
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874137330
Hardback Release:
January 2001

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Two Different Worlds: Christian Absolutes and the Relativism of Social Science

Challenging the assumption that the biblical text is absolutist, this study renders the wall of division between Christian absolutism and cultural relativism indefensible. Its encouraging argument draws upon sociology, anthropology, and analysis of the biblical text.

Author:
Charles E. Garrison
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874133301
Hardback Release:
September 1996

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An Uncomfortable Authority: Maria Edgeworth and Her Contexts

In recent years, Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) has been the subject of increasing interest. A woman, a member of the landholding elite, an educator, and a daughter who lived under the historical shadow of her father, Edgeworth’s life is difficult to categorize. Ironically, the very aspects of Edgeworth’s identity that once excluded her from literary and […]

Editor(s):
Heidi Kaufman and Chris Fauske
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492590
Hardback Release:
November 2004

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The Uncovered Head: Jewish Culture: New Perspectives

What is it that has turned Jewish identity, the product of such a long history, into a problem that has been troubling the minds of Jewish thinkers and Hebrew authors for over two hundred years now? Is it true that the core and substance of Judaism is the Jewish religion? Is a religious Jew ‘more […]

Author:
Yedidya Itzhaki
Translator:
Nahum Steigman
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490367
Hardback Release:
March 2011

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UnderWords: Perspectives on Don DeLillo's Underworld

Don DeLillo’s 1997 masterwork Underworld, one of the most acclaimed and long-awaited novels of the last twenty years, was immediately recognized as a landmark novel, not only in the long career of one of America’s most distinguished novelists but also in the ongoing evolution of the postmodern novel. This collection of thirteen essays brings together new […]

Editor(s):
Joseph Dewey, Steven G. Kellman and Irving Malin
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492125
Hardback Release:
September 2002

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Uneasy Possessions: The Mother-Daughter Dilemma in French Women's Writings, 1671-1928

In Uneasy Possessions: The Mother-Daughter Dilemma in French Women’s Writings, 1671-1928, Katharine Ann Jensen analyzes the work of five major French women writers, discovering a four-century pattern of mother-daughter relationships marked by domination, submission, and conflict. This groundbreaking study explores work of Marie-Madeleine de Lafayette, Marie de Sévigné, Elisabeth Vigée Lebrun, George Sand, and Colette, providing […]

Author:
Katharine Ann Jensen
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490381
Hardback Release:
January 2011

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Unlikely Exemplars: Reading and Imitating beyond the Italian Canon in French Renaissance Poetry

This book explores questions of reading and writing practices in the French Renaissance. While the imitation of great masters of the past, such as Petrarch, was a staple of Renaissance poetics, French poets of the mid-1500s, including Saint-Gelais, Du Bellay, Ronsard, Baïf, and Magny, often turned to a set of unlikely exemplars: the second-rate poets […]

Author:
JoAnn DellaNeva
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491159
Hardback Release:
October 2009

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Unscathed by Fire: A Young Girl and the Italian Armistice of September 8, 1943

Told through the astonished eyes of a young girl, this book narrates the vicissitudes that Fiorenza Di Franco and her family lived through against the backdrop of a Hungary devastated by the tragic events of World War II. The book’s title refers to a critical moment during the war when Italy signed an armistice with […]

Author:
Fiorenza Di Franco
Translator:
Berenice Cocciolillo
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874130348
Hardback Release:
February 2009
Series:
John Cabot University Press

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The Unspeakable

On March 6, 1998, a disgruntled employee went on a rampage at the Connecticut Lottery Corporation, killing four executives before turning the gun on himself. The tragedy made headlines across the country for weeks. In The Unspeakable, Denise Brown, who lost her husband in the shootings, gives voice to the story left untold by the media. […]

Author:
Denise Brown
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493047
Hardback Release:
December 2006

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Upstart Talents: Rhetoric and the Career of Reason in England Romantic Discourse, 1790-1820

This book examines the use and abuse of rhetoric in English public life from 1790 to the end of the Regency. With chapters focusing on the rhetorical conditioning of rational argument in the public life of Romantic England, it begins with the premise that the rhetoric of this period employs reasoned arguments while also exhibiting […]

Author:
James Mulvihill
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874138481
Hardback Release:
June 2004

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Urban Underground Space Design in China: Vernacular and Modern Practice

The first book of its kind in English, this work examines and illustrates below-ground, nonresidential facilities in China, including traditional uses of subterranean space and modern uses, such as hotels, hospitals, theaters, and shopping centers. Includes five case studies and ninety-six line drawings, photographs, and tables. Illustrated.

Author:
Gideon S. Golany
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491531
Hardback Release:
October 1989

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Varieties of Antisemitism: History, Ideology, Discourse

The essays in this volume articulate the historical ground on which this artistic exploration of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism depends. They also elaborate on the spectrum that connects them, in terms of their historical location and ideological emphases, and thus suggest the ways in which they are connected in terms of rhetorical discourse. The essays […]

Editor(s):
Murray Baumgarten, Peter Kenez and Bruce Thompson
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491036
Hardback Release:
May 2009

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Victorian Yankees at Queen Victoria's Court: American Encounters with Victoria and Albert

Little seems to have changed since Queen Victoria’s day in the instant magnetism of British royalty across the Atlantic Ocean; yet for the first generations liberated by revolution, the British Isles and its sovereigns seemed as remote as the moon. In the young nation, Americans who were little interested in the sons and daughters of […]

Author:
Stanley Weintraub
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490602
Hardback Release:
August 2011

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Violet Oakley: An Artist’s Life

Violet Oakley: An Artist’s Life is the first full-length biography of Violet Oakley (1874–1961), the only major female artist of the beaux-arts mural movement in the United States. While not a “sensational page turner,” there is much of human interest here — a pampered and spoiled young woman who suddenly finds herself in greatly reduced circumstances, […]

Author:
Bailey Van Hook
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611495850
Hardback Release:
March 2016

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Visualizing the Text: From Manuscript Culture to the Age of Caricature

This volume presents in-depth and contextualized analyses of a wealth of visual materials. These documents provide viewers with a mesmerizing and informative glimpse into how the early modern world was interpreted by image-makers and presented to viewers during a period that spans from manuscript culture to the age of caricature. The premise of this collection […]

Editor(s):
Lauren Beck and Christina Ionescu
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-027-6
Hardback Release:
May 2017
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-028-3
Paperback Release:
May 2017

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The Voice of Elizabethan Stage Directions: The Evolution of a Theatrical Code

This book highlights the form and voice of stage directions as an important aspect of dramatic discourse generally and Elizabethan drama specifically. It traces the development of Elizabethan directions from their medieval forebears and contrasts the directions associated with the professional theaters with the neoclassical conventions of other venues.

Author:
Linda McJannet
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874136609
Hardback Release:
July 2003

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W. H. Auden: Contexts for Poetry

This volume is an attempt to consolidate the critical findings of the last quarter century, and then take them a further step in the direction of seeing how some of Auden’s most important poems can be better understood against the background of his own intellectual development and the often troubled history of his time. The […]

Author:
Peter Edgerly Firchow
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492071
Hardback Release:
March 2002

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Washed by the Gulf Stream: The Historic and Geographic Relation of Irish and Caribbean Literature

This is an historically comparative postcolonial study asserting the dialogic relation between Irish and Caribbean narrative form, relating Irish Big House and Caribbean Plantation novels, the “errantry” of Joyce’s and Walcott’s epic geographies, and the transition from traditional bildungsroman modes of exile to contemporary memoirs of “diseased” emigration. The book focuses on the demise of empire and […]

Author:
Maria McGarrity
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490930
Hardback Release:
December 2008

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The Whirligig of Time: Essays on Shakespeare and Czechoslovakia

Zdenek Stríbrný, an internationally respected Shakespeare scholar, was Professor of English and American Studies at Charles University, Prague, until the Russian occupation of 1968. He was reinstated after the “Velvet Revolution” of 1989. This volume, prefaced by a new autobiographical introduction, collects papers on Shakespeare, most of which were written originally in English, from various […]

Author:
Zdenek Stríbrný
Editor(s):
Lois Potter
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493023
Hardback Release:
December 2006

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William T. Vollmann: A Critical Companion

The essays in this collection make a case for regarding William T. Vollmann as the most ambitious, productive, and important living author in the US. His oeuvre not only includes outstanding work in numerous literary genres, but also global reportage, ethical treatises, paintings, photographs, and many other productions. His reputation as a daring traveler and […]

Editor(s):
Christopher K. Coffman and Daniel Lukes
Contributor(s):
Georg Bauer; Carla Bolte; Aaron Chandler; Heather Corcoran; John K. Cox; Okla Elliott; James Franco; Jonathan Franzen; Michael Glawogger; Mariya Gusev; Joshua Jensen; Priscilla Juvelis; Miles Liebtag; Larry McCaffery; Françoise Palleau-Papin; Melissa Petro; Jordan A. Rothacker; Bryan Santin; Geoffrey D. Smith; Mary Austin Speaker; Michael K. Walonen and Buell Wisner
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611495102
Hardback Release:
December 2014
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495256
Paperback Release:
July 2016

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William Wycherley and the Comedy of Fear

This is a study of four plays of William Wycherley. It argues that Wycherley was not so much an attacking playwright but rather a thinking one, fascinated by the workings and motivations of fallible and insecure men and women. This book’s assessments of male relationships, of women’s sexuality, of the numerous and various sexual entendres, […]

Author:
John A. Vance
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491913
Hardback Release:
July 2000

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Winter’s Tales: Reflections on the Novelistic Stage

Winter’s Tales tackles the question of whether narrative and drama are as different from each other as some scholars have assumed. By examining everything from voice and tense to “scene and summary,” George, a theater professor and novelist, analyzes the many choices a writer has when framing a story. She addresses narrative theoretical ground before focusing […]

Author:
Kathleen George
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874139167
Hardback Release:
September 2005

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Wit's Voices: Intonation in Seventeenth-Century English Poetry

This work shows how seventeenth-century English lyric poets were able to control the way that their poetry sounds when read aloud, and thus to influence emotional force and meaning. It begins by addressing the criticizing contemporary treatments of meter. It then gives a theoretical and descriptive account, based on Dwight Bolinger’s analysis of English intonation, […]

Author:
John R. Cooper
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491180
Hardback Release:
October 2009

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With Shakespeare’s Eyes: Pushkin’s Creative Appropriation of Shakespeare

With Shakespeare’s Eyes is the first monograph to focus exclusively on the relationship between the Russian poet Alexander Puskin and Shakespeare. Taking into account contemporary perceptions of Shakespeare in print and on the Russian stage, O’Neil examines all levels of poetic influence of Shakespeare on Pushkin. In addition to untangling the central presence of Shakespeare in […]

Author:
Catherine O'Neil
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492286
Hardback Release:
April 2003

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Woman to Woman: Female Negotiations During the Long Eighteenth Century

Woman to Woman: Female Negotiations During the Long Eighteenth Century is a cross-disciplinary collection of essays drawing on hitherto unexplored archival material, showing how collaboration enabled eighteenth-century women to intervene in military and political affairs, achieve literary success, experience religious fulfilment, and engage in philanthropic projects. Communal female activity might be founded on kinship, shared religious […]

Editor(s):
Carolyn D. Williams, Angela Escott and Louise Duckling
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491432
Hardback Release:
June 2010

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Women and Literary History: “For There She Was”

These essays by internationally renowned feminist scholars rethink the methods and content of contemporary feminist history. The vibrant work of feminist literary historians in the last three decades has produced a new archive of knowledge on women’s writing and new narratives of the cultural past. But, these essays ask, where has this revisioning taken us? […]

Editor(s):
Katherine Binhammer and Jeanne Wood
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874138245
Hardback Release:
May 2003

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Women and the Politics of Self-Representation in Seventeenth-Century France

This book is an exploration of six neglected and undervalued self-narratives composed in the period stretching from the reign of Henri IV through Louis XIV. Beginning with the autobiographical text of Henri IV’s divorced queen, Marguerite de Valois, it goes on to study the life writings of Mademoiselle de Montpensier, of the Mancini sisters Hortense […]

Author:
Patricia Francis Cholakian
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874137354
Hardback Release:
November 2000

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Women Art Critics in Nineteenth-Century France: Vanishing Acts

Over the past years, studies have begun not only to identify the factors that impeded the full participation of women artists in French cultural life, such as women’s limited access to professional art education, but also to bring to light the considerable artistic accomplishments of women occluded by historians for over a century. A similar […]

Editor(s):
Wendelin Guentner
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494464
Hardback Release:
March 2013
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495669
Paperback Release:
February 2015

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Women Teachers and Popular Education in Nineteenth-Century France: Social Values and Corporate Identity at the Normal School Institution

This work is a social and political study of the network of women’s teacher training schools that were gradually established in France during the nineteenth century. The study investigates the academic and social environment found at the women’s normal schools and concludes with an assessment of how the secular women teachers adjusted to their professional […]

Author:
Anne T. Quartararo
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874135459
Hardback Release:
August 1995

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Women Warriors in Early Modern Spain: A Tribute to Bárbara Mujica

Although scholars often depict early modern Spanish women as victims, history and fiction of the period are filled with examples of women who defended their God-given right to make their own decisions and to define their own identities. The essays in Women Warriors in Early Modern Spain examine many such examples, demonstrating how women battled the status […]

Editor(s):
Susan L. Fischer and Frederick A. de Armas
Hardback ISBN:
9781644530153
Hardback Release:
July 2019
Paperback ISBN:
9781644530160
Paperback Release:
July 2019
Series:
The Early Modern Exchange

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The Women Writers in Schiller's Horen: Patrons, Petticoats, and the Promotion of Weimer Classicism

This work examines the integral role that six female authors played in Schiller’s ambitious literary journal, Die Horen (1795-97). Louise Brachmann, Friederike Brun, Amalie von Imhoff, Sophie Mereau, Elisa von der Recke, and Caroline von Wolzogen helped put the journal back on track when it floundered fiscally and programmatically and their literary contributions were among the most […]

Author:
Janet Besserer Holmgren
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874139624
Hardback Release:
August 2010

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Words That Count: Early Modern Authorship: Essays in Honor of MacDonald P. Jackson

These essays by leading scholars of early modern attribution, editing, theater, and versification (including Andrew Gurr, Gary Taylor, and Brian Vickers) focus on questions of authorship, authority, and ownership in Marlowe, Peele, Shakespeare, Middleton, Webster and others. Some essays take MacDonald P. Jackson’s pioneering work in these fields a stage further, by looking at the […]

Editor(s):
Brian Boyd
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874138689
Hardback Release:
September 2004

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Wordsworth's Counterrevolutionary Turn: Community, Virtue, and Vision in the 1790s

This book engages a controversy over the relationship between Wordsworth’s poetry and his politics, dating back to the early reviews of the Lyrical Ballads. Rieder argues that Wordsworth’s poetry achieves its power by projecting a fantasy of community that finds its material counterpart far more in the literature itself than in the rural occupations or natural […]

Author:
John Rieder
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874136104
Hardback Release:
October 1997

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A Writer's Voice: Collected Work of the Twentieth-Century Biologist and Conservationist, Joseph P. Linduska

A Writer’s Voice is a collection of more than one hundred of the popular essays on environmental conservation that Joseph P. Linduska wrote from 1986 to 1993 for the Kent County News of Chestertown, Maryland. He applies his fifty years of experience and reflection as a wildlife scientist to interpret the effects of human activities on the Delmarva […]

Editor(s):
Louise E. Dove
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874139433
Hardback Release:
July 2006
Series:
Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

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Writers Reading Writers: Intertextual Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Literature in Honor of Robert Hollander

This volume is a collection of intertextual studies on medieval and early modern literature in honor of Robert Hollander by some of his former students. Robert Hollander taught how writers are always also readers, responding to texts that have provoked their thought. The contributors to this volume have all been working within its overarching theme: […]

Editor(s):
Janet Levarie Smarr
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493153
Hardback Release:
July 2007

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Writing British Infanticide: Child-Murder, Gender, and Print, 1722-1859

Writing British Infanticide tracks the ways that the circulation of narratives of child-murder in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain shaped perceptions and punishments of the crime and, more elusively, hierarchies of class and gender. The essays brought together in this volume pose the question: How are we to understand the proliferation of writing about child-murder in eighteenth- […]

Editor(s):
Jennifer Thorn
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492279
Hardback Release:
June 2003

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Writing Places: Sixteenth-Century City Culture and the Des Roches Salon

This book examines the literary and cultural production of the provincial capital of Poitiers from the late 1560s through the early 1580s. During that time the city withstood a Protestant siege, hosted the French court, welcomed Parisian jurists for special court sessions, and fostered the writers of one of the first humanist salons. This study […]

Author:
Kendall B. Tarte
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874139655
Hardback Release:
September 2007

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Yorick's Congregation: The Church of England in the Time of Laurence Sterne

This volume examines the religious culture in which Sterne wrote his novels and sermons. Using passages from Sterne’s work as starting points, the book demonstrates that the experience of life in country parishes forms an important context for the novels. The book draws on modern church history and eighteenth-century sources to show that the eighteenth-century […]

Author:
Martha F. Bowden
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611493016
Hardback Release:
March 2007

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“A Certain Text”: Close Readings and Textual Studies on Shakespeare and Others in Honor of Thomas Clayton

This collection in honor of Thomas Clayton takes its title from Romeo and Juliet (4.1.21). Meeting Paris in Friar Lawrence’s cell, Juliet muses, ‘What must be shall be,’ and the Friar completes her line with, ‘That’s a certain text.’ Where ‘text’ means a received truth, both Friar Lawrence and Clayton are interested skeptics. The essays gathered here […]

Editor(s):
Linda Anderson and Janis Lull
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492132
Hardback Release:
July 2002

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“A Dream of Stone”: Fame, Vision, and Monumentality in Nineteenth-Century French Literary Culture

With democratization of fame in the wake of the French Revolution, writers enjoyed ever greater celebrity status. But in nineteenth-century France, the availability and perceived impermanence of such renown cheapened it, and prompted longing for enduring fame, exemplified by monuments—commemorative sculptural or architectural works, helping a nation in flux define itself, its past, and anticipated […]

Author:
Michael D. Garval
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492507
Hardback Release:
November 2004

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“Arms, and the Man, I sing…”: A Preface to Dryden's Aeneid

This study—referred to as a “preface”—is given this designation because its aim is not to offer an up-to-date overall assessment of Dryden’s translation of Virgil’s Aeneid, but rather to provide a valid basis for such an assessment. In this it seeks to provide a comprehensive analysis of relevant areas—i.e. the “conditions of expression”—forming the very basis […]

Author:
Arvid Løsnes
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611490022
Hardback Release:
May 2011

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“Cultures of Whiggism”: New Essays on English Literature and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century

The essays collected in this volume explore the Whiggish literary culture that arose in England in the late seventeenth century and continued throughout the following century. From the pre-history of Whiggism in the court of Charles II to the fractures opened up within it by the pressures created by the French Revolution in the 1790s, […]

Editor(s):
David Womersley, assisted by Paddy Bullard and Abigail WIlliams
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492682
Hardback Release:
July 2005

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“Deep Play”: John Gay and the Invention of Modernity

“Deep Play” examines the emergence of modern self- and social-consciousness in eighteenth-century Britain as an awareness of class and culture. It examines popular ballads and songs, country dances, catches, mumming plays, beliefs and sayings, fables, stories, and legends as these plebeian cultural materials are brought by Gay to comment on “polite” opera, drama, and literature. Illustrated.

Author:
Dianne Dugaw
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611491951
Hardback Release:
March 2001

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“In the Open”: Jewish Women Writers and British Culture

This collection consists of essays of writing by Jewish women in Britain, contributed by twelve scholars from the fields of contemporary British literature and Jewish Studies. Between them they cover a range of topics: popular fiction (including romances and lesbian fiction); the “Woman’s Novel”; multicultural literature; and post-Holocaust writing. The collection was specifically constructed to […]

Editor(s):
Claire M. Tylee
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611492859
Hardback Release:
July 2006

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“The Pale Cast of Thought”: Hesitation and Decision in the Renaissance Epic

This book focuses on specific moments of deliberated decision in the epic poems of Ariosto, Tasso, Spenser, and Milton. By exploring the difference between Aristotle’s notion of proairesis and structuralist literary critics’ use of the term, the author argues that decision making provides a link between ethical structures and narrative forms.

Author:
James L. Shulman
Hardback ISBN:
978-0874136357
Hardback Release:
February 2005

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