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The Science of Religion in Britain, 1860-1915
The Science of Religion in Britain, 1860-1915
Wheeler-Barclay, Marjorie

Marjorie Wheeler-Barclay argues that, although the existence and significance of the science of religion has been barely visible to modern scholars of the Victorian period, it...


The Works of Stephen Crane
The Works of Stephen Crane

Reports of War

Crane, Stephen, Bowers, Fredson

Volume IX of The Works of Stephen Crane brings together all of Crane's known newspaper war dispatches from Greece, Florida, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and England, and to these...


The Circuit of Apollo
The Circuit of Apollo

Eighteenth-Century Women's Tributes to Women

Runge, Laura L., Cook, Jessica

Written by a combination of established scholars and new critics in the field, the essays collected in Circuit of Apollo attest to the vital practice of commemorating...


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...


Caribbean Shadows and Victorian Ghosts
Caribbean Shadows and Victorian Ghosts

Women's Writing and Decolonization

Renk, Kathleen J.

IN AN ERA of social chaos, religious skepticism, and postrevolutionary fear, the idea of the stable middle-class family acquired a mythical status in nineteenth-century England...


Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

A Critical Edition

FitzGerald, Edward, Decker, Christopher

Edward FitzGerald’s translation of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, perhaps the most frequently read Victorian poem and certainly one of the most popular poems in the...


Twice-Divided Nation
Twice-Divided Nation

National Memory, Transatlantic News, and American Literature in the Civil War Era

Graber, Samuel

The first thoroughly interdisciplinary study to examine how the transatlantic relationship between the United States and Britain helped shape the conflicts between North and...


Something Understood
Something Understood

Essays and Poetry for Helen Vendler

Burt, Stephanie, Halpern, Nick

Helen Vendler may be America’s most important poetry critic. A winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Vendler has remained a key figure in the academy while also...


The Papist Represented

Literature and the English Catholic Community, 1688-1791

Carnes, Geremy

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Raving at Usurers
Raving at Usurers

Anti-Finance and the Ethics of Uncertainty in England, 1690-1750

Codr, Dwight

In Raving at Usurers, Dwight Codr explores the complex intersection of religion, economics, ethics, and literature in late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England....


Erotic Citizens
Erotic Citizens

Sex and the Embodied Subject in the Antebellum Novel

Dill, Elizabeth

What is the role of sex in the age of democratic beginnings? Despite the sober republican ideals of the Enlightenment, the literature of America’s early years speaks of unruly...


Elizabeth Bishop's Brazil
Elizabeth Bishop's Brazil
Hicok, Bethany

When the American poet Elizabeth Bishop arrived in Brazil in 1951 at the age of forty, she had not planned to stay, but her love affair with the Brazilian aristocrat Lota de...


The Best and Worst Country in the World
The Best and Worst Country in the World

Perspectives on the Early Virginia Landscape

Adams, Stephen

From its earliest days, the Virginia landscape has elicited dramatically contradictory descriptions. The sixteenth-century poet Michael Drayton exalted the land as "earth's...


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...


I'm No Angel
I'm No Angel

The Blonde in Fiction and Film

Tremper, Ellen

Have you ever wondered why there are so many "dumb blonde" jokes—always about women? Or how Ivanhoe's childhood love, the"flaxen Saxon" Rowena, morphed into Marilyn Monroe?...


Harlem Gallery and Other Poems of Melvin B Tolson
Harlem Gallery and Other Poems of Melvin B Tolson
Tolson, Melvin B., Jr.

The poet Melvin B. Tolson (1898-1966) was once recognized as one of black America's most important modernist voices. Playful, fluent, and intellectually sophisticated, his...


Reading Trauma Narratives
Reading Trauma Narratives

The Contemporary Novel and the Psychology of Oppression

Vickroy, Laurie

As part of the contemporary reassessment of trauma that goes beyond Freudian psychoanalysis, Laurie Vickroy theorizes trauma in the context of psychological, literary, and...


A Taste for the Foreign

Worldly Knowledge and Literary Pleasure in Early Modern French Fiction

Welch, Ellen R.

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Reshaping the Sexes in Sense and Sensibility
Reshaping the Sexes in Sense and Sensibility
Perkins, Moreland

Moreland Perkins's Reshaping the Sexes in "Sense and Sensibility" is an accessible yet sophisticated exploration of Jane Austen's revision and reversal of sexual...


Tennyson

The Muses' Tug-of-War

Albright, Daniel

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The Angel out of the House
The Angel out of the House

Philanthropy and Gender in Nineteenth-Century England

Elliott, Dorice Williams

Was nineteenth-century British philanthropy the "truest and noblest woman’s work" and praiseworthy for having raised the nation’s moral tone, or was it a dangerous mission...


Feeling for the Poor
Feeling for the Poor

Bourgeois Compassion, Social Action, and the Victorian Novel

Betensky, Carolyn

What if the political work of Victorian social-problem novels was precisely to make the reader feel as if reading them—in and of itself—mattered? Surveying novels by Charles...


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...


Cultural Entanglements
Cultural Entanglements

Langston Hughes and the Rise of African and Caribbean Literature

Graham, Shane

In addition to being a poet, fiction writer, playwright, and essayist, Langston Hughes was also a globe-trotting cosmopolitan, travel writer, translator, avid international...


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