Apparition of Splendor: Marianne Moore Performing Democracy through Celebrity, 1952-1970

While the later work of the great Modernist poet Marianne Moore was hugely popular during her final two decades, since her death critics have condemned it as trivial. This book challenges that assessment: with fresh readings of many of the late poems and of the iconic, cross-dressing public persona Moore developed to deliver them, ‘Apparition […]

Author:
Elizabeth Gregory
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-196-9
Hardback Release:
August 2021

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Celebrity Across the Channel, 1750–1850

This edited volume is the first to study and compare the concept of celebrity in France and Britain from 1750 to 1850, as the two countries transformed into the states we recognize today. It offers a transnational perspective by placing scholarship from the field of celebrity studies as it has grown in the two countries […]

Editor(s):
Anaïs Pédron
Editor(s):
Clare Siviter
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-212-6
Hardback Release:
July 2021
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-213-3
Paperback Release:
July 2021
Series:
Performing Celebrity

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The Complete Writings and Selected Correspondence of John Dickinson

John Dickinson’s entry into public life in Delaware and Pennsylvania is a highlight of the ninety-eight documents written over four years printed in Volume Two of The Complete Writings and Selected Correspondence of John Dickinson. The volume opens with Dickinson’s legal notes as he established himself as one of the most prominent and learned lawyers […]

Author:
John Dickinson
Editor(s):
Jane E. Calvert
Hardback ISBN:
9781644531600
Hardback Release:
September 2021

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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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Elusive Archives: Material Culture in Formation

Taking cues from a wide variety of objects and their unusual circumstances, the essays that comprise Elusive Archives raise a common question: how do we study material culture when the objects of study are transient, evanescent, dispersed, or subjective, and as ethereal as distant memories? Such things would resist descriptive conventions and definitive value, scholarly or […]

Editor(s):
Martin Brückner
Editor(s):
Sandy Isenstadt
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-203-4
Hardback Release:
August 2021
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-224-9
Paperback Release:
August 2021
Series:
Material Culture Perspectives

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Performative Polemic: Anti-Absolutist Pamphlets and their Readers in Late Seventeenth-Century France

Performative Polemic is the first literary historical study to analyze the “war of words” unleashed in the pamphlets denouncing Louis XIV’s absolute monarchy between 1667 and 1715. As conflict erupted between the French ruler and his political enemies, pamphlet writers across Europe penned scathing assaults on the Sun King’s bellicose impulses and expansionist policies. This […]

Author:
Kathrina Ann LaPorta
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-209-6
Hardback Release:
June 2021
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-210-2
Paperback Release:
June 2021
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:
978-1-64453-201-0
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:
978-1-64453-180-8
Hardback Release:
December 2020
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-205-8
Paperback Release:
December 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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Salonnières, Furies, and Fairies: The Politics of Gender and Cultural Change in Absolutist France, 2nd edition

The original edition of Salonnières, Furies, and Fairies, published in 2005, was a pathbreaking work of early modern literary history, exploring women’s role in the rise of the fairy tale and their use of this new genre to carve out roles as major contributors to the literature of their time. This new edition, with a […]

Author:
Anne E. Duggan
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-215-7
Hardback Release:
August 2021
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-216-4
Paperback Release:
August 2021

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Votes for Delaware Women

Votes for Delaware Women is the first book-length study of the woman suffrage struggle in Delaware, placing it within the rich historical scholarship on the national story. It looks especially at why, despite decades of suffrage organizing and an epic struggle in Dover, in the spring of 1920, the legislature refused to make Delaware the […]

Author:
Anne M. Boylan
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-206-5
Hardback Release:
June 2021
Paperback ISBN:
978-1-64453-207-2
Paperback Release:
June 2021
Series:
Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore

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Writings of Warner Mifflin: Forgotten Quaker Abolitionist of the Revolutionary Era

In The Writings of Warner Mifflin, Gary Nash and Michael McDowell present the correspondence, petitions, and memorials to state and federal legislative bodies, semi-autobiographical essays, and other materials of the key figure in the U.S. abolitionist movement between the end of the American Revolution and the Jefferson presidency. Mifflin was a conscience-bound pacifist Quaker who […]

Editor(s):
Gary B. Nash
Editor(s):
Michael R. McDowell
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-64453-185-3
Hardback Release:
June 2021

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