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The Letters of Christina Rossetti
The Letters of Christina Rossetti

1887-1894

Rossetti, Christina, Harrison, Antony H.

Christina Rossetti (1830–1894) has come to be considered one of the major poets--not just one of the major women poets—of the Victorian era, eclipsing her famous brother....


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...


Acting Naturally
Acting Naturally

Victorian Theatricality and Authenticity

Voskuil, Lynn M.

In Acting Naturally Lynn Voskuil argues that Victorian Britons saw themselves as "authentically performative," a paradoxical belief that focused their sense of vocation...


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...


The Complete Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll

The Logic Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll and Related Pieces

Carroll, Lewis, Abeles, Francine

In the history of mathematics, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898), better known as Lewis Carroll, stands out as the rare mathematician who also was an exceptional literary...


Reading Reality
Reading Reality

Nineteenth-Century American Experiments in the Real

Finan, E. Thomas

In the early 1800s, American critics warned about the danger of literature as a distraction from reality. Later critical accounts held that American literature during the...


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...


Royalties
Royalties

The Queen and Victorian Writers

Houston, Gail Turley

Queens, by definition, embody a historical contradiction between femininity and power. Queen Victoria, whose strength and longevity defined an age, possessed immense cultural...


Best New Poets 2013
Best New Poets 2013

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Shaughnessy, Brenda

Praise for earlier editions:"[These poets] prove that American poetry has the strength and vision to move beyond the MFA environment in order to reshape and reflect past...


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...


Victorian Prism
Victorian Prism

Refractions of the Crystal Palace

Buzard, James, Childers, Joseph W., Gillooly, Eileen

From the moment it opened on the first of May in the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, the Great Exhibition of 1851 was one of the defining events of the Victorian period....


Upon Provincialism
Upon Provincialism

Southern Literature and National Periodical Culture, 1870–1900

Hardwig, Bill

Drawing on tourist literature, travelogues, and local-color fiction about the South, Bill Hardwig tracks the ways in which the nation's leading interdisciplinary periodicals,...


Ethnic American Literature
Ethnic American Literature

Comparing Chicano, Jewish, and African American Writing

Franco, Dean J.

In Ethnic American Literature: Comparing Chicano, Jewish, and African American Writing, Dean J. Franco offers a comparative approach to ethnic literature that begins by...


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...


Studies in Bibliography, Volume 55
Studies in Bibliography, Volume 55

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia

Vander Meulen, David L.

The fifty-fifth volume of Studies continues its tradition of presenting a wide range of articles by international scholars on bibliography, textual criticism, and other aspects...


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...


Fashion and Fiction
Fashion and Fiction

Self-Transformation in Twentieth-Century American Literature

Cardon, Lauren S.

During the twentieth century, the rise of the concept of Americanization—shedding ethnic origins and signs of "otherness" to embrace a constructed American identity—was...


Supposing Bleak House
Supposing Bleak House
Jordan, John O.

Supposing "Bleak House" is an extended meditation on what many consider to be Dickens’s and nineteenth-century England’s greatest work of narrative fiction. Focusing on...


The Bourgeois Interior
The Bourgeois Interior
Brown, Julia Prewitt

From Robinson Crusoe’s cave to Henry Selwyn’s hermitage, the domestic interior tells a story about "things" and their relation to character and identity. Beginning with a...


Neobaroque in the Americas
Neobaroque in the Americas

Alternative Modernities in Literature, Visual Art, and Film

Kaup, Monika

In a comparative and interdisciplinary analysis of modern and postmodern literature, film, art, and visual culture, Monika Kaup examines the twentieth century's recovery of the...


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...


Common Wealth
Common Wealth

Contemporary Poets of Virginia

Kennedy, Sarah, Smith, R. T.

In Common Wealth Sarah Kennedy and R. T. Smith mine the deep vein of Virginia poetry to present a comprehensive collection of contemporary works that reflects the vibrant...


Wandering Memory
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...


The Philip Roth We Don't Know
The Philip Roth We Don't Know

Sex, Race, and Autobiography

Berlinerblau, Jacques

Let it be said, Philip Roth was never uncontroversial. From his first book, Roth scandalized literary society as he questioned Jewish identity and sexual politics in postwar...


The Pragmatist Turn
The Pragmatist Turn

Religion, the Enlightenment, and the Formation of American Literature

Gunn, Giles

In The Pragmatist Turn, renowned scholar of American literature and thought Giles Gunn offers a new critical history of the way seventeenth-century religion and the...


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