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The Problem of Profit
The Problem of Profit

Finance and Feeling in Eighteenth-Century British Literature

Genovese, Michael

Attacks against the pursuit of profit in eighteenth-century Britain have been largely read as reactions against market activity in general or as critiques of financial...


Evangelical Gothic
Evangelical Gothic

The English Novel and the Religious War on Virtue from Wesley to Dracula

Herbert, Christopher

Evangelical Gothic explores the bitter antagonism that prevailed between two defining institutions of nineteenth-century Britain: Evangelicalism and the popular novel....


Utopian Geographies and the Early English Novel
Utopian Geographies and the Early English Novel
Pearl, Jason H.

Historians of the Enlightenment have studied the period’s substantial advances in world cartography, as well as the decline of utopia imagined in geographic terms. Literary...


The New Death
The New Death

American Modernism and World War I

James, Pearl

Adopting the term "new death," which was used to describe the unprecedented and horrific scale of death caused by the First World War, Pearl James uncovers several touchstones...


You Come Too
You Come Too

My Journey with Robert Frost

Francis, Lesley Lee

Robert Frost observed in his wife, Elinor, a desire to live "a life that goes rather poetically." The same could be said of many members of the Frost family, over several...


A Blue Moon in Poorwater
A Blue Moon in Poorwater
Hankla, Cathryn

Cathryn Hankla's first novel is an engaging coming-of-age story set in the small Appalachian mining town of Poorwater, Virginia. It is the summer of 1968, and the narrator,...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry 1878-1884

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

This volume charts James's emergence into professional and personal maturity while chronicling the decisive steps he took toward resolving his notoriously protracted and...


Victorian Poetry As Cultural Critique
Victorian Poetry As Cultural Critique

The Politics of Performative Language

Slinn, E. Warwick

In recent cultural studies, poetry has become something of a neglected genre. Warwick Slinn seeks to reverse that trend and argues that a fundamental continuity between the...


Faulkner
Faulkner

The Return of the Repressed

Fowler, Doreen

Doreen Fowler's Faulkner: The Return of the Repressed is only the second book-length pychoanalytic interpretation of Faulkner's oeuvre and the first to be predicated on...


Speculative Enterprise
Speculative Enterprise

Public Theaters and Financial Markets in London, 1688–1763

Burkert, Mattie

In the wake of the 1688 revolution, England’s transition to financial capitalism accelerated dramatically. Londoners witnessed the rise of credit-based currencies, securities...


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...


Character and Mourning
Character and Mourning

Woolf, Faulkner, and the Novel Elegy of the First World War

Penner, Erin

In response to the devastating trauma of World War I, British and American authors wrote about grief. The need to articulate loss inspired moving novels by Virginia Woolf and...


Barbaric Culture and Black Critique
Barbaric Culture and Black Critique

Black Antislavery Writers, Religion, and the Slaveholding Atlantic

Wheelock, Stefan M.

In an interdisciplinary study of black intellectual history at the dawn of the nineteenth century, Stefan M. Wheelock shows how black antislavery writers were able to...


Civilization and Black Progress
Civilization and Black Progress

Selected Writings of Alexander Crummell on the South

Oldfield, J. R.

Founder of the American Negro Academy, Alexander Crummell (1819–1898) played a pivotal role in later nineteenth-century debates over race and black intellect. Yet compared with...


African Americans and the Culture of Pain
African Americans and the Culture of Pain
King, Debra Walker

In this compelling new study, Debra Walker King considers fragments of experience recorded in oral histories and newspapers as well as those produced in twentieth-century...


Speaking Silences
Speaking Silences

Stillness and Voice in Modern Thought and Jewish Tradition

Ettin, Andrew Vogel

Language and silence have usually been understood as opposites and assigned different values, but which one is positive and which negative? Ranging widely across time and...


A Small Boy and Others
A Small Boy and Others

A Critical Edition

James, Henry, Collister, Peter

Henry James was the final survivor of a remarkable family, and his memoir, written at the end of a long and tireless career, was prompted initially by the death of his "ideal...


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...


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, 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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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...


Anecdotes of Enlightenment
Anecdotes of Enlightenment

Human Nature from Locke to Wordsworth

Wood, James Robert

Anecdotes of Enlightenment is the first literary history of the anecdote in English. In this wide-ranging account, James Robert Wood explores the animating effects...


Postslavery Literatures in the Americas
Postslavery Literatures in the Americas

Family Portraits in Black and White

Handley, George B.

Since its demise in the nineteenth century, slavery has given rise to an outpouring of literatures that reflect the diversity of its hemispheric legacy, but the discipline of...


In Pursuit of Flavor
Lewis, Edna

Perhaps no other cook has played such a central role in the renaissance of traditional southern cooking as Edna Lewis. When asked who has influenced them most, chefs from New...


Best New Poets 2009
Best New Poets 2009

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Addonizio, Kim

Entering its fourth 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...


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