Art and Artifact in Austen

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

View this Title

The Complete Writings and Selected Correspondence of John Dickinson

The Complete Writings and Selected Correspondence of John Dickinson, vol. 1 inaugurates a multivolume documentary edition that will, for the first time ever, provide the complete collection of everything Dickinson published on public affairs over the course of his life. The documents include essays, articles, broadsides, resolutions, petitions, declarations, constitutions, regulations, legislation, proclamations, songs and […]

Editor(s):
Jane Calvert
Hardback ISBN:
ISBN 9781644531839
Hardback Release:
June 2020

View this Title

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

View this Title

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

View this Title

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

View this Title

Hostile Humor in Renaissance France

In sixteenth-century France, the level of jokes, irony, and ridicule found in pamphlets and plays became aggressively hostile. In Hostile Humor in Renaissance France, Bruce Hayes investigates this period leading up to the French Wars of Religion, when a deliberately harmful and destructive form of satire appeared. This study examines both pamphlets and plays to show […]

Author:
Bruce Hayes
Hardback ISBN:
9781644531778
Hardback Release:
April 2020
Paperback ISBN:
9781644531785
Paperback Release:
April 2020

View this Title

Innovation in the Italian Counter-Reformation

The enduring “black legend” of the Italian Counter-Reformation, which has held sway in both scholarly and popular culture, maintains that the Council of Trent ushered in a cultural dark age in Italy, snuffing out the spectacular creative production of the Renaissance. As a result, the decades following Trent have been mostly overlooked in Italian literary […]

Editor(s):
Shannon McHugh and Anna Wainwright
Hardback ISBN:
9781644531877
Hardback Release:
September 2020
Paperback ISBN:
9781644531884
Paperback Release:
September 2020
Series:
The Early Modern Exchange

View this Title

Inventing the Critic in Renaissance England

The turn of the seventeenth century was an important moment in the history of English criticism. In a series of pioneering works of rhetoric and poetics, writers such as Philip Sidney, George Puttenham, and Ben Jonson laid the foundations of critical discourse in English, and the English word “critic” began, for the first time, to […]

Author:
William M. Russell
Hardback ISBN:
9781644531907
Hardback Release:
September 2020
Paperback ISBN:
9781644531914
Paperback Release:
September 2020

View this Title

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

View this Title