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Swift and the Quacks

Ormbsby-Lennon, Hugh

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Poetry, Symbol, and Allegory
Poetry, Symbol, and Allegory

Interpreting Metaphorical Language from Plato to the Present

Brittan, Simon

Dealing with poetry is frequently problematic for the university teacher and student: although undergraduates are usually responsive to discussions about drama and prose,...


Character and the Individual Personality in English Renaissance Drama

Tragedy, History, Tragicomedy

Curran, John E., Jr.

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The Romantic Subject in Autobiography
The Romantic Subject in Autobiography

Rousseau and Goethe

Stelzig, Eugene L.

Although the literature of modern subjectivity has its sources in the Renaissance and manifests itself in texts as early as Montaigne's Essays and Shakespeare's Hamlet,...


Victorian Poets and the Changing Bible
Victorian Poets and the Changing Bible
LaPorte, Charles

Victorian Poets and the Changing Bible charts the impact of post-Enlightenment biblical criticism on English literary culture. The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries...


Notorious Facts

Publicity in Romantic England, 1780-1831

Mulvihill, James

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Citoyennes

Women and the Ideal of Citizenship in EighteenthCentury France

Smart, Annie

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The Origins of African American Literature, 1680-1865
The Origins of African American Literature, 1680-1865
Bruce, Dickson D., Jr.

From the earliest texts of the colonial period to works contemporary with Emancipation, African American literature has been a dialogue across color lines, and a medium through...


Best New Poets 2011
Best New Poets 2011

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Powell, D. A.

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...


The Medievalist Impulse in American Literature
The Medievalist Impulse in American Literature

Twain, Adams, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway

Moreland, Kim

Why has the medievalist impulse- as manifested in an attraction to the traditions of courtly love and chivalry- been ignored or marginalized in the context of American...


The Material Interests of the Victorian Novel
The Material Interests of the Victorian Novel
Hack, Daniel

Taking as his point of departure the competing uses of the critical term the materiality of writing, Daniel Hack turns to the past in this provocative new book to recover the...


Midcentury Quartet
Midcentury Quartet

Bishop, Lowell, Jarrell, Berryman, and the Making of a Postmodern Aesthetic

Travisano, Thomas

In a February 1966 letter to her artistic confidant, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop tellingly grouped four midcentury poets: Lowell, Randall Jarrell, John Berryman, and...


Black Fascisms
Black Fascisms

African American Literature and Culture between the Wars

Thompson, Mark Christian

In this provocative new book, Mark Christian Thompson addresses the startling fact that many African American intellectuals in the 1930s sympathized with fascism, seeing in its...


Activism and the American Novel
Activism and the American Novel

Religion and Resistance in Fiction by Women of Color

Romero, Channette

Since the 1980s, many activists and writers have turned from identity politics toward ethnic religious traditions to rediscover and reinvigorate their historic role in...


Migrant Modernism
Migrant Modernism

Postwar London and the West Indian Novel

Brown, J. Dillon

In Migrant Modernism, J. Dillon Brown examines the intersection between British literary modernism and the foundational West Indian novels that emerged in London after...


A Literary Guide to Washington, DC
A Literary Guide to Washington, DC

Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers from Francis Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston

Roberts, Kim

The site of a thriving literary tradition, Washington, DC, has been the home to many of our nation’s most acclaimed writers. From the city’s founding to the beginnings of...


The Luxury of Skepticism
The Luxury of Skepticism

Politics, Philosophy,and Dialogue in the English Public Sphere, 1660–1740

Dykstal, Timothy

How is it that a controversy about politics becomes a conversation about philosophy? From Hobbes to Harrington to Shaftesbury to Berkeley, Timothy Dykstal explores the public...


Visualizing the Text

From Manuscript Culture to the Age of Caricature

Beck, Lauren, Ionescu, Christine

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Terrible Beauty
Terrible Beauty

The Violent Aesthetic and Twentieth-Century Literature

Eide, Marian

If art is our bid to make sense of the senseless, there is hardly more fertile creative ground than that of the twentieth century. From the trench poetry of World War I and...


Going by Contraries
Going by Contraries

Robert Frost's Conflict with Science

Hass, Robert Bernard

One of the most vexing problems facing American modernist poets was how to find a place for poetry and religion in a culture that considered science its most reliable source of...


Retelling the Siege of Jerusalem in Early Modern England
Retelling the Siege of Jerusalem in Early Modern England
Neelakanta, Vanita

This compelling book explores sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English retellings of the Roman siege of Jerusalem and the way they informed and were informed by religious and...


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,...


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...


Personal Business
Personal Business

Character and Commerce in Victorian Literature and Culture

Hunt, Aeron

In recent years the analysis of the intersection of literature and economics has generated a vibrant conversation in literary and cultural studies of the Victorian period. But...


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