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
Hardback ISBN:
9781644530061
Hardback Release:
April 2019
Paperback ISBN:
9781644530078
Paperback Release:
April 2019
Series:
The Early Modern Exchange

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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
Series:
Search Results

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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

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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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 […]

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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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:
March 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 […]

Author:
Bruce Hayes
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-177-8
Hardback Release:
April 2020
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-178-5
Paperback Release:
April 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:
978-1-64453-171-6
Hardback Release:
March 2020
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-172-3
Paperback Release:
March 2020
Series:
The Early Modern Exchange

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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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Shapely Bodies: The Image of Porcelain in Eighteenth-Century France

Shapely Bodies: The Image of Porcelain in Eighteenth-Century France constructs the first cultural history of porcelain making in France. It takes its title from two types of “bodies” treated in this study: the craft of porcelain making shaped clods of earth into a clay body to produce high-end commodities and the French elite shaped human bodies […]

Author:
Christine A. Jones
Hardback ISBN:
978-1611494082
Hardback Release:
January 2013
Paperback ISBN:
978-1611495683
Paperback Release:
January 2015
Series:
Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture

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