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

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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

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The Delaware Naturalist Handbook

The Delaware Naturalist Handbook is the primary public face of a major university-led public educational outreach and community engagement initiative. This statewide master naturalist certification program is designed to train hundreds of citizen scientists, K–12 environmental educators, ecological restoration volunteers, and habitat managers each year. The initiative is conducted in collaboration with multiple disciplines at […]

Editor(s):
McKay Jenkins and Susan Barton
Paperback ISBN:
9781644531990
Paperback Release:
November 2020
Series:
Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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Portraiture and Friendship in Enlightenment France

Portraiture and Friendship in Enlightenment France examines how new and often contradictory ideas about friendship were enacted in the lives of artists in the eighteenth century. It demonstrates that portraits resulted from and generated new ideas about friendship by analyzing the creation, exchange, and display of portraits alongside discussions of friendship in philosophical and academic […]

Author:
Jessica L. Fripp
Hardback ISBN:
9781644532010
Hardback Release:
November 2020
Series:
Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture

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Realism and Role-Play: The Human Figure in French Art from Callot to the Brothers Le Nain

After the heroic nudes of the Renaissance and depictions of the tortured bodies of Christian saints, early seventeenth-century French artists turned their attention to their fellow humans, to nobles and beggars seen on the streets of Paris, to courtesans standing at their windows, to vendors advertising their wares, to peasants standing before their landlords. Fascinated […]

Author:
Marika Knowles
Hardback ISBN:
9781644531808
Hardback Release:
November 2020
Series:
Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture

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Rivers in Russian Literature

Rivers in Russian Literature focuses on the Russian literary and folkloric treatment of five rivers—the Dnieper, Volga, Neva, Don, and Angara. Each chapter traces, within a geographical and historical context, the evolution of the literary representation of one river. Imagination may endow a river with aesthetic or spiritual qualities; ethnic, national, or racial associations; or […]

Author:
Margaret Ziolkowski
Hardback ISBN:
9781644531938
Hardback Release:
November 2020
Paperback ISBN:
9781644531945
Paperback Release:
November 2020

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