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Farther Afield in the Study of Nature-Oriented Literature
Farther Afield in the Study of Nature-Oriented Literature
Murphy, Patrick D.

In the 1990s, the emerging field of ecocriticism—nature-sensitive literary studies—began to establish and define itself. Arguing that the field has matured to the point where...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry: 1895-1899

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

This eighth volume of a projected twelve continues the series of William James's correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues, which was begun in volume 4 of the...


Wandering Memory
Dominique, Jan J.

The daughter of Haitian journalist and pro-democracy activist Jean Léopold Dominique, who was assassinated in 2000, Jan J. Dominique offers a memoir that provides a uniquely...


Blacks in Eden
Blacks in Eden

The African American Novel's First Century

Greene, J. Lee

This work examines African-American fiction, discussing how African-American novelists worked with the same mythic materials as their white counterparts, but inverted Anglo-...


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...


Hostile Humor in Renaissance France
Hostile Humor in Renaissance France
Hayes, Bruce

In sixteenth-century France, the level of jokes, irony, and ridicule found in pamphlets and plays became aggressively hostile. In Hostile Humor in Renaissance France,...


Paper Gardens
Paper Gardens

A Stroll through French Literature

Bloch-Dano, Evelyne

From Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Marcel Proust, from Marguerite Duras to George Sand, from Colette to Patrick Modiano, gardens appear in novels as representations of the real...


The Eighteenth Centuries
The Eighteenth Centuries

Global Networks of Enlightenment

Gies, David T., Wall, Cynthia

Today, when "globalization" is a buzzword invoked in nearly every realm, we turn back to the eighteenth century and witness the inherent globalization of its desires and, at...


Dramatic Extracts in Seventeenth Century English Manuscripts

Watching, Reading, Changing Plays

Estille, Laura

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The Politics of Rape

Sexual Atrocity, Propaganda Wars, and the Restoration Stage

Airey, Jennifer L.

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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,...


Rhetorical Investigations
Rhetorical Investigations

Studies in Ordinary Language Criticism

Jost, Walter

In Rhetorical Investigations Walter Jost juxtaposes problems and questions in philosophy and literature, using rhetoric as the middle term and common ground between them...


Journal of Emily Shore
Journal of Emily Shore
Gates, Barbara Timm

Emily Shore's journal is the unique self-representation of a prodigious young Victorian woman. From July 5, 1831, at the age of eleven, until June 24, 1839, two weeks before...


Form and Fable in American Fiction
Form and Fable in American Fiction
Hoffman, Daniel

Combining the disciplines of folklore and literary criticism in his perceptive readings of works by Irving, Hawthorne, Melville, and Mark Twain, Daniel Hoffman demonstrates how...


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....


Best New Poets 2020
Best New Poets 2020

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Teare, Brian

Praise for earlier editions:

"[A] reminder that contemporary poetry is not only alive and well but continuing to grow."—Publishers Weekly

"This collection stands...


Behind Her Times
Behind Her Times

Transition England in the Novels of Mary Arnold Ward

Wilt, Judith

From 1890 to 1905, Mary Arnold Ward was the best-selling novelist in the English language. As the Edwardian age came to an end, however, she became a target of scorn for...


Character and the Individual Personality in English Renaissance Drama

Tragedy, History, Tragicomedy

Curran, John E., Jr.

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Furious Flower
Furious Flower

African-American Poetry from the Black Arts Movement to the Present

Gabbin, Joanne V.

Furious Flower: African-American Poetry from the Black Arts Movement to the Present

Edited by Joanne V. Gabbin

The Furious Flower Conference of 1994 represented...


The Poetics of Poesis
The Poetics of Poesis

The Making of Nineteenth-Century English Fiction

Bonaparte, Felicia

Examining novels written in nineteenth-century England and throughout most of the West, as well as philosophical essays on the conception of fictional form, Felicia Bonaparte...


Hey Presto!

Swift and the Quacks

Ormbsby-Lennon, Hugh

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The Illiberal Imagination
The Illiberal Imagination

Class and the Rise of the U.S. Novel

Shapiro, Joe

The Illiberal Imagination offers a synthetic, historical formalist account of how—and to what end—U.S. novels from the late eighteenth century to the mid-1850s...


Inventing the Critic in Renaissance England
Inventing the Critic in Renaissance England
Russell, William M.

The turn of the seventeenth century was an important moment in the history of English criticism. In a series of pioneering works of rhetoric and poetics, writers such as Philip...


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...


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