Black Celebrity: Contemporary Representations of Postbellum Athletes and Artists

Black Celebrity examines representations of postbellum black athletes and artist-entertainers by novelists Caryl Phillips and Jeffery Renard Allen and poets Kevin Young, Frank X Walker, Adrian Matejka, and Tyehimba Jess. Inhabiting the perspectives of boxer Jack Johnson and musicians “Blind Tom” Wiggins and Sissieretta Jones, along with several others, these writers retrain readers’ attention away from […]

Author:
Emily Ruth Rutter
Hardback ISBN:
9781644532454
Hardback Release:
November 2021
Paperback ISBN:
9781644532447
Paperback Release:
November 2021
Series:
Performing Celebrity

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Carrying All before Her: Celebrity Pregnancy and the London Stage, 1689-1800

The rise of celebrity stage actresses in the long eighteenth century created a class of women who worked in the public sphere while facing considerable scrutiny about their offstage lives. Such powerful celebrity women used the cultural and affective significance of their reproductive bodies to leverage audience support and interest to advance their careers, and […]

Author:
Chelsea Phillips
Hardback ISBN:
9781644532492
Hardback Release:
January 2022
Paperback ISBN:
9781644532485
Paperback Release:
January 2022
Series:
Performing Celebrity

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Comparative Essays on the Poetry and Prose of John Donne and George Herbert: Combined Lights

This book brings together ten essays on John Donne and George Herbert composed by an international group of scholars. The volume represents the first collection of its kind to draw close connections between these two distinguished early modern thinkers and poets who are justly couples because of their personal and artistic association. The contributors’ distinctive […]

Editor(s):
Russell M. Hillier
Editor(s):
Robert W. Reeder
Hardback ISBN:
9781644532270
Hardback Release:
October 2021
Paperback ISBN:
9781644532263
Paperback Release:
October 2021

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England's Asian Renaissance

England’s Asian Renaissance explores how Asian knowledges, narratives, and customs inflected early modern English literature. Just as Asian imports changed England’s tastes and enriched the English language, Eastern themes, characters, and motifs helped shape the country’s culture and contributed to it national identity. Questioning long-standing dichotomies between East and West and embracing a capacious understanding of translatio as […]

Editor(s):
Su Fang Ng
Editor(s):
Carmen Nocentelli
Hardback ISBN:
9781644532416
Hardback Release:
December 2021
Paperback ISBN:
9781644532409
Paperback Release:
December 2021
Series:
The Early Modern Exchange

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English Theatrical Anecdotes, 1660-1800

The essays in English Theatrical Anecdotes, 1660-1800 explore the theatrical anecdote’s role in the construction of stage fame in England’s emergent celebrity culture during the long eighteenth century, as well as the challenges of employing such anecdotes in theatre scholarship today. This collection showcases scholarship that complicates the theatrical anecdote and shows its many sides and applications […]

Editor(s):
Heather Ladd
Editor(s):
Leslie Ritchie
Hardback ISBN:
9781644532614
Hardback Release:
June 2022
Paperback ISBN:
9781644532607
Paperback Release:
June 2022
Series:
Performing Celebrity

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Frankenstein and STEAM: Essays for Charles E. Robinson

Charles E. Robinson, Professor Emeritus of English at The University of Delaware, definitively transformed study of the novel Frankenstein with his foundational volume The Frankenstein Notebooks and brought heightened attention overall in nineteenth century studies to the nuances of writing and editing. Frankenstein and STEAM consolidates the generative legacy of his later work on the novel’s broad relation to topics in […]

Editor(s):
Robin Hammerman
Hardback ISBN:
9781644532539
Hardback Release:
February 2022
Paperback ISBN:
9781644532522
Paperback Release:
February 2022

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Making Ideas Visible in the Eighteenth Century

This volume considers how ideas were made visible through the making of art and visual experience occasioned by reception during the long eighteenth century. The event that gave rise to the collection was the 15th David Nochol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies, which launched a new Australian and New Zealand Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies. Two […]

Editor(s):
Jennifer Milam
Editor(s):
Nicola Parsons
Hardback ISBN:
9781644532324
Hardback Release:
December 2021
Paperback ISBN:
9781644532331
Paperback Release:
December 2021
Series:
Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture

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Storytelling in Sixteenth-Century France: Negotiating Shifting Forms

Storytelling in Sixteenth-Century France is an innovative, interdisciplinary examination of parallels between the early modern era and the world in which we live today. Readers are invited to look to the past to see how then, as now, people turned to storytelling to integrate and adapt to rapid social change, to reinforce or restructure community, to […]

Editor(s):
Emily E. Thompson
Hardback ISBN:
9781644532379
Hardback Release:
January 2022
Paperback ISBN:
9781644532362
Paperback Release:
January 2022
Series:
The Early Modern Exchange

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The World of Elizabeth Ichbald: Essays on Literature, Culture, and Theatre in the Long Eighteenth Century

This collection centers on the remarkable life and career of the writer and actor Elizabeth Inchbald (1753–1821), active in Great Britain in the late eighteenth century. Inspired by the example of Inchbald’s biographer, Annibel Jenkins (1918–2013), the contributors explore the broad historical and cultural context around Inchbald’s life and work, with essays ranging from the […]

Editor(s):
Daniel J. Ennis
Editor(s):
E. Joe Johnson
Hardback ISBN:
9781644532577
Hardback Release:
June 2022
Paperback ISBN:
9781644532560
Paperback Release:
June 2022

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