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Best New Poets 2011
50 Poems from Emerging Writers Edited by D. A. Powell. Series edited by Jazzy Danziger and Jeb Livingood

Entering its sixth year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of its kind, this annual anthology is made up exclusively of work by writers who have not yet published a full-length book. The poems... More


Citoyennes
Women and the Ideal of Citizenship in EighteenthCentury France Annie Smart

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Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke
At the Roots of the Racial Divide Bryan Crable

Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke focuses on the little-known but important friendship between two canonical American writers. The story of this fifty-year friendship, however, is more than literary biography; Bryan Crable argues that the Burke-Ellison relationship can be interpreted as a microcosm... More


Shakespeare and Contemporary Fiction
Theorizing Foundling and Lyric Plots Barbara L. Estrin

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Notorious Facts
Publicity in Romantic England, 1780-1831 James Mulvihill

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Victorian Poets and the Changing Bible
Charles LaPorte

Victorian Poets and the Changing Bible charts the impact of post-Enlightenment biblical criticism on English literary culture. The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries saw a widespread reevaluation of biblical inspiration, in which the Bible’s poetic nature came to be seen as an integral part of... More


Salomé
A Tragedy in One Act Oscar Wilde. Translated by Joseph Donohue. Illustrated by Barry Moser

Unique among his works, Oscar Wilde’s play Salomé (1893) was written originally in French. Joseph Donohue’s new translation of the horrific New Testament story has recast Wilde’s shockingly radical drama in the natural idiomatic language of our own day. Presenting a colloquial and spare American... More


Picturing Religious Experience
George Herbert, Calvin, and the Scriptures Daniel W. Doerksen

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Ecocritical Theory
New European Approaches Edited by Axel Goodbody and Kate Rigby

One of the more frequently lodged, serious, and justifiable complaints about ecocritical work is that it is insufficiently theorized. Ecocritical Theory puts such claims decisively to rest by offering readers a comprehensive collection of sophisticated but accessible essays that productively... More


Shaken Wisdom
Irony and Meaning in Postcolonial African Fiction Gloria Nne Onyeoziri

In her focus on irony and meaning in postcolonial African fiction, Gloria Nne Onyeoziri refers to an internal subversion of the discourse of the wise and the powerful, a practice that has played multiple roles in the circulation of knowledge, authority, and opinion within African communities; in... More


Talking Shop
The Language of Craft in an Age of Consumption Peter Betjemann

Describing everything from bread and cappuccinos to mass-market furnishings, a language of the "artisanal" saturates our culture today. That language, Peter Betjemann proposes, has a rich and specifiable history. Between 1840 and 1920, the cultural appetite for handmade chairs, tables, cabinets,... More


On Endings
American Postmodern Fiction and the Cold War Daniel Grausam

What does narrative look like when the possibility of an expansive future has been called into question? This query is the driving force behind Daniel Grausam’s On Endings, which seeks to show how the core texts of American postmodernism are a response to the geopolitical dynamics of the Cold War... More


Postcolonial Francophone Autobiographies
From Africa to the Antilles Edgard Sankara

Bringing a comparative perspective to the study of autobiography, Edgard Sankara considers a cross-section of postcolonial francophone writing from Africa and the Caribbean in order to examine and compare for the first time their transnational reception. Sankara not only compares the ways in which... More


Hey Presto!
Swift and the Quacks Hugh Ormbsby-Lennon

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Shakespeare and Interpretation, or What You Will
Brayton Polka

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Museum Trouble
Edwardian Fiction and the Emergence of Modernism Ruth Hoberman

By 1901, the public museum was firmly established as an important national institution in British life. Its very centrality led to its involvement in a wide range of debates about art, knowledge, national identity, and individual agency. Ruth Hoberman argues that these debates concerned writers as... More


Women, Epic, and Transition in British Romanticism
Elisa Beshero-Bondar

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The Stage's Glory
John Rich (1692–1761) Berta Joncus and Jeremy Barlow

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Notes of a Son and Brother and The Middle Years
A Critical Edition Henry James and Peter Collister

After a childhood divided between America and Europe, Henry James settled with his family in New England, first in what he regarded as an outpost of Europe, Newport, and later in Cambridge. The family letters (the initial inspiration for this autobiographical enterprise), many of which recount the... More


A Small Boy and Others
A Critical Edition Henry James. Edited by Peter Collister

Henry James was the final survivor of a remarkable family, and his memoir, written at the end of a long and tireless career, was prompted initially by the death of his "ideal Elder Brother," the psychologist and philosopher William James. A Small Boy and Others recounts the novelist’s earliest... More


Literary Celebrity, Gender, and Victorian Authorship, 1850-1915
Alexis Easley

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Spenser, Milton, and the Redemption of the Epic Hero
Christopher Bond

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Transformations of Memory and Forgetting in Sixteenth Century France
Marguerite de Navarre, Pierre de Ronsard, Michel de Montaigne Nicolas Russell

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Wild Enlightenment
The Borders of Human Identity in the Eighteenth Century Richard Nash

Wild Enlightenment charts the travels of the figure of the wild man, in each of his guises, through the invented domain of the bourgeois public sphere. We follow him through the discursive networks of novels, broadsheets, pamphlets, and advertisements and through their material locations at fair... More


Figurations of France
Literary Nation Building in Times of Crisis (1550-1650) Marcus Keller

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