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Semi-Detached Empire
Semi-Detached Empire

Suburbia and the Colonization of Britain, 1880 to the Present

Kuchta, Todd

In the first book to consider British suburban literature from the vantage point of imperial and postcolonial studies, Todd Kuchta argues that suburban identity is tied to the...


Dandyism
Dandyism

Forming Fiction from Modernism to the Present

Gutkin, Len

The "dandy," a nineteenth-century character and concept exemplified in such works as Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, reverberates in surprising corners of twentieth...


Spectacular Suffering
Spectacular Suffering

Witnessing Slavery in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic

Mallipeddi, Ramesh

Spectacular Suffering focuses on commodification and discipline, two key dimensions of Atlantic slavery through which black bodies were turned into things in the...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry 1897-1910

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

The third and final volume of the correspondence between William and Henry James begins in 1897 and concludes with William's death in 1910.


Capital Offenses
Capital Offenses

The Geography of Class and Crime in Victorian London

Joyce, Simon

As London became the first major city of the nineteenth century, new models of representation emerged in the journalism, poetry, fiction, and social commentary of the period....


Traumatic Possessions
Traumatic Possessions

The Body and Memory in African American Women's Writing and Performance

Griffiths, Jennifer L.

Studies of traumatic stress have explored the challenges to memory as a result of extreme experience, particularly in relation to the ways in which trauma resonates within the...


Composing Cultures
Composing Cultures

Modernism, American Literary Studies, and the Problem of Culture

Aronoff, Eric

The term "culture" has become ubiquitous in both academic and popular conversations, but its usefulness is a point of dispute. Taking the current shift from cultural studies to...


American Road Narratives
American Road Narratives

Reimagining Mobility in Literature and Film

Brigham, Ann

The freedom to go anywhere and become anyone has profoundly shaped our national psyche. Transforming our sense of place and identity--whether in terms of social and economic...


Sites of Southern Memory
Sites of Southern Memory

The Autobiographies of Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin, Lillian Smith, and Pauli Murray

O'Dell, Darlene

In southern graveyards through the first decades of the twentieth century, the Confederate South was commemorated by tombstones and memorials, in Confederate flags, and in...


Unnatural Frenchmen
Unnatural Frenchmen

The Politics of Priestly Celibacy and Marriage, 1720-1815

Cage, E. Claire

In Enlightenment and revolutionary France, new and pressing arguments emerged in the long debate over clerical celibacy. Appeals for the abolition of celibacy were couched...


Best New Poets 2013
Best New Poets 2013

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Shaughnessy, Brenda

Praise for earlier editions:"[These poets] prove that American poetry has the strength and vision to move beyond the MFA environment in order to reshape and reflect past...


Almost a Girl
Almost a Girl

Male Writers and Female Identification

Williamson, Alan

Gender criticism, Alan Williamson argues, has for too long been shaped and limited by the same dualisms that have defined male versus female literary voices in Western culture...


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 Providence of Wit
The Providence of Wit

Aspects of Form in Augustan Literature and the Arts

Battestin, Martin C.

By exploring the relationship between the idea of Nature and the idea of Art in the period from 1660-1760, this study attempts to account for the distinctive quality of the '...


Paradise Dislocated
Paradise Dislocated

Morris, Politics, Art

Skoblow, Jeffrey

Paradise Dislocated offers a radical rereading of William Morris's neglected masterpiece, The Earthly Paradise. While most critics have seen this poem as the...


A Guide to Documentary Editing
A Guide to Documentary Editing
Kline, Mary-Jo, Perdue, Susan Holbrook

For more than twenty years, A Guide to Documentary Editing has proven an invaluable tool for scholarly editors, editors-in-training, readers of documentary editions, and...


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...


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...


Gods of Noonday
Gods of Noonday

A White Girl's African Life

Orr, Elaine Neil

The daughter of medical missionaries, Elaine Neil Orr was born in Nigeria in 1954, in the midst of the national movement that would lead to independence from Great Britain. But...


Falling Short
Falling Short

The Bildungsroman and the Crisis of Self-Fashioning

Stević, Aleksandar

A paradox haunts the bildungsroman: few protagonists successfully complete the process of maturation and socialization that ostensibly defines the form. From the despondent...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

April 1908-August 1910

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

This twelfth and final volume of The Correspondence of William James concludes the series of William James’s correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues that began with...


Male Armor
Male Armor

The Soldier-Hero in Contemporary American Culture

Adams, Jon Robert

There is no shortage of iconic masculine imagery of the soldier in American film and literature—one only has to think of George C. Scott as Patton in front of a giant American...


Jonathan Swift's WordBook

A Vocabulary Compiled for Esther Johnson and Copied in Her Own Hand

Elias, A.C., Fischer, John Irwin

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