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Deep Talk
Deep Talk

Reading African-American Literary Names

King, Debra Walker

The process of naming is a transformative act that inherently imparts meaning, whether it be through the conscious use of a familiar historical or allegorical appellation or...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry April 1905 - March 1908

James, William, Skrupskelis, Ignas K., Berkeley, Elizabeth M.

This eleventh volume of a projected twelve continues the series of William James’s correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues that began with volume 4. Consisting of...


Prologues and Epilogues of Restoration Theater

Gender and Comedy, Performance and Print

Solomon, Diana

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Beyond 1776
Beyond 1776

Globalizing the Cultures of the American Revolution

O'Malley, Maria, Van Renen, Denys

In Beyond 1776, ten humanities scholars consider the American Revolution within a global framework. The foundation of the United States was deeply enmeshed with shifting...


Colonizing the Past
Colonizing the Past

Mythmaking and Pre-Columbian Whites in Nineteenth-Century American Writing

Watts, Edward

After the Revolution, Americans realized they lacked the common, deep, or meaningful history that might bind together their loose confederation of former colonies into a...


The Works of Stephen Crane
The Works of Stephen Crane

Tales of War

Crane, Stephen, Bowers, Fredson

Volume VI of The Works of Stephen Crane brings together all of Crane's published short stories concerned with war, except "Death and the Child" (inlcuded in Volume V of...


The Master, the Modern Major General, and His Clever Wife
The Master, the Modern Major General, and His Clever Wife

Henry James's Letters to Field Marshal Lord Wolseley and Lady Wolseley, 1878–1913

James, Henry, James, Alan G.

As his letters attest, for nearly forty years Henry James enjoyed a warm and gratifying friendship with Britain’s foremost soldier of the last quarter of the nineteenth century...


Vanishing Lives
Vanishing Lives

Style and Self in Tennyson, D. G. Rossetti, Swinburne, and Yeats

Richardson, James

One of the characteristic features of Victorian poetry is dimness, a vanishing away-things blur with the motion of their passing, which seems inseparable from the mind's fading...


Acting Naturally
Acting Naturally

Victorian Theatricality and Authenticity

Voskuil, Lynn M.

In Acting Naturally Lynn Voskuil argues that Victorian Britons saw themselves as "authentically performative," a paradoxical belief that focused their sense of vocation...


The Field of Imagination
The Field of Imagination

Thomas Paine and Eighteenth-Century Poetry

Cleary, Scott M.

One of America’s Founding Fathers, Thomas Paine is best remembered as the pamphleteer who inspired the American Revolution. Yet few also know him as an eighteenth-century poet...


Best New Poets 2017
Best New Poets 2017

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Diaz, Natalie

Entering its twelfth 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...


Willa Cather's Southern Connections
Willa Cather's Southern Connections

New Essays on Cather and the South

Romines, Ann

Willa Cather spent her first nine years in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where her family had lived for five generations. Even after the Cathers' move to Nebraska, she...


Mad Travelers
Mad Travelers

Reflections on the Reality of Transient Mental Illnesses

Hacking, Ian

"It all began one morning last July when we noticed a young man of twenty-six crying in his bed in Dr. Pitre's ward. He had just come from a long journey on foot and was...


Christina Rossetti
Christina Rossetti

The Patience of Style

Hassett, Constance W.

Although the cultural and literary influence of Christina Rossetti has recently been widely acknowledged, the belatedness of this critical attention has left wide gaps in our...


Sucking Up
Sucking Up

A Brief Consideration of Sycophancy

Parker, Mark, Parker, Mark

Suck-up. Ass-kisser. Brownnoser. Bootlicker. Lickspittle. Toadeater... Found in every walk of life, both real and imagined, sycophants surround us. But whether we grumble about...


Bowery Tales, Maggie, and George's Mother
Bowery Tales, Maggie, and George's Mother
Crane, Stephen

The first volume in The Works of Stephen Crane contains Crane's Bowery Tales, including Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and George's Mother.

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Byrd's Line
Byrd's Line

A Natural History

Ausband, Stephen Conrad

In 1728, William Byrd, the wealthy, English-educated master of Westover plantation, undertook a journey with a troop of commissioners, surveyors, and woodsmen to determine the...


Border Fictions
Border Fictions

Globalization, Empire, and Writing at the Boundaries of the United States

Sadowski-Smith, Claudia

Border Fictions offers the first comparative analysis of multiethnic and transnational cultural representations about the United States' borders with Mexico and Canada....


Fettered Genius
Fettered Genius

The African American Bardic Poet from Slavery to Civil Rights

Leonard, Keith D.

In Fettered Genius, Keith D. Leonard identifies how African American poets’ use and revision of traditional poetics constituted an antiracist political agency. Comparing...


Studies in Bibliography

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia

Vander Meulen, David L.

The fifty-ninth volume of Studies in Bibliography continues its tradition of presenting a wide range of articles by international scholars on bibliography, textual...


The Modern Androgyne Imagination
The Modern Androgyne Imagination

A Failed Sublime

Rado, Lisa

In the late nineteenth century, as changing cultural representations of gender roles and categories made differences between men and women increasingly difficult to define,...


The Life of William Faulkner
The Life of William Faulkner

The Past Is Never Dead, 1897-1934

Rollyson, Carl

William Faulkner emerged from the ravaged South—half backwoods, half defeated empire—transforming his corner of Mississippi into the fictional Yoknapatawpha County and...


Emily Davies
Emily Davies

Collected Letters, 1861-1875

Murphy, Ann B., Raftery, Deirdre

Sarah Emily Davies (1830–1921) lived and crusaded during a time of profound change for education and women’s rights in England. At the time of her birth, women’s suffrage was...


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