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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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