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Louisa S McCord
Louisa S McCord

Poems, Drama, Biography, Letters

Lounsbury, Richard C.

Louisa Susanna Cheves McCord (1810-1879) was one of the most remarkable figures in the intellectual history of antebellum America. A conservative intellectual, she broke the...


Writing Home
Writing Home

American Women Abroad, 1830–1920

Schriber, Mary Suzanne

In Writing Home, Mary Suzanne Schriber offers the first comprehensive analysis of the large body of U.S. women's travel literature written betwen the pre-Civil War years and...


Textual Criticism and Middle English Texts
Textual Criticism and Middle English Texts
Machan, Tim William

Textual-Critical studies of medieval English literature have primarily focused on practical matters such as transcription, collation, recension, and the identification of...


Staging Civilization
Staging Civilization

A Transnational History of French Theater in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Markovits, Rahul

Eighteenth-century France is understood to have been the dominant cultural power on that era’s international scene. Considering the emblematic case of the theater, Rahul...


Forest and Garden
Forest and Garden

Traces of Wildness in a Modernizing Land, 1897–1949

Simo, Melanie

"In wildness is the preservation of the world," wrote Henry David Thoreau. But how the wild and the managed or artificially arranged environments co-exist has been a matter of...


Beautiful Deceptions
Beautiful Deceptions

European Aesthetics, the Early American Novel, and Illusionist Art

Schweighauser, Philipp

The art of the early republic abounds in representations of deception: the villains of Gothic novels deceive their victims with visual and acoustic tricks; the ordinary...


Transmigrational Writings between the Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Africa
Transmigrational Writings between the Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Africa

Literature, Orality, Visual Arts

Tissières, Hélène Colette

In this innovative and skillful study, Hélène Tissières investigates the "circulations" or transmigrations at work among multiple francophone African cultural forms, ranging...


Recollections of a Happy Life
Recollections of a Happy Life

Being the Autobiography of Marianne North

Morgan, Susan

Marianne North was a Victorian figure of some consequence. An amateur botanist and painter, she journeyed to the world's farthest reaches, to its ancient and new civilizations...


The Invading Body
The Invading Body

Reading Illness Autobiographies

Avrahami, Einat

Widely debated in feminist, poststructuralist, and literary theory is the relationship between subjectivity and the body. Yet autobiographical criticism--an obvious place for...


Character and Conversion in Autobiography
Character and Conversion in Autobiography

Augustine, Montaigne, Descartes, Rousseau, and Sartre

Riley, Patrick

What happens, asks Patrick Riley, when a life transformed becomes an autobiography? What is the relationship between the subjective upheaval of conversion and the...


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...


The Third Violet and Active Service
The Third Violet and Active Service
Crane, Stephen, Bowers, Fredson

Volume III of The Works of Stephen Crane presents two of Crane's novels, The Third Violet and Active Service.


Eric Clapton's Lover and other Stories from the Virginia Quarterly Review
Eric Clapton's Lover and other Stories from the Virginia Quarterly Review
McMillen, Sheila, Garrett, George P.

This collection presents some of the best fiction published in the Virginia Quarterly Review- or anywhere- during the past twenty-five years. The stories, written by well-...


Under Construction
Under Construction

The Body in Spanish Novels

Scarlett, Elizabeth A.

Using modern feminist and narratological tools of analysis, Elizabeth Scarlett offers illuminating insights into the terms of embodiment in novels by numerous Spanish authors....


Privacy and Print
Privacy and Print

Reading and Writing in Seventeenth-Century England

Jagodzinski, Cecile M.

AMIDST THE OTHER religious, political, and technological changes in seventeenth-century England, the ready availability of printed books was the most significant sign of the...


Performatively Speaking
Performatively Speaking

Speech and Action in Antebellum American Literature

Rosenthal, Debra J.

In Performatively Speaking, Debra Rosenthal draws on speech act theory to open up the current critical conversation about antebellum American fiction and culture and to...


A Passionate Usefulness
A Passionate Usefulness

The Life and Literary Labors of Hannah Adams

Schmidt, Gary D.

In a literary environment dominated by men, the first American to earn a living as a writer and to establish a reputation on both sides of the Atlantic was, miraculously, a...


Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia
Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia
West, Nancy Martha

The advertising campaigns launched by Kodak in the early years of snapshot photography stand at the center of a shift in American domestic life that goes deeper than...


Leonard and Virginia Woolf as Publishers
Leonard and Virginia Woolf as Publishers

The Hogarth Press, 1917–41

Willis, John H.

Has any couple in twentieth-century intellectual life so captured and held attention as have Leonard and Virginia Woolf? The have proved endlessly interesting as individuals,...


Studies in Bibliography, Volume 57
Studies in Bibliography, Volume 57

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia

Vander Meulen, David L.

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Francis Blake
Francis Blake

An Inventor's Life, 1850–1913

Hall, Elton W.

Accomplished inventor, visionary photographer, philanthropist, and successful businessman, Francis Blake (1850 1913) changed not only the way Americans communicated in the...


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...


The Flirt's Tragedy
The Flirt's Tragedy

Desire without End in Victorian and Edwardian Fiction

Kaye, Richard A.

In the flirtation plots of novels by Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, and W. M. Thackeray, heroines learn sociability through competition with naughty coquette-doubles. In the...


Close Kin and Distant Relatives
Close Kin and Distant Relatives

The Paradox of Respectability in Black Women's Literature

Morris, Susana M.

The "black family" in the United States and the Caribbean often holds contradictory and competing meanings in public discourse: on the one hand, it is a site of love, strength...


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