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Being Apart
Being Apart

Theoretical and Existential Resistance in Africana Literature

Parris, LaRose T.

In Being Apart, LaRose Parris draws on traditional and radical Western theory to emphasize how nineteenth- and twentieth-century Africana thinkers explored the two...


Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke
Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke

At the Roots of the Racial Divide

Crable, Bryan

Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke focuses on the little-known but important friendship between two canonical American writers. The story of this fifty-year friendship,...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

April 1908-August 1910

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

This twelfth and final volume of The Correspondence of William James concludes the series of William James’s correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues that began with...


Empire of Diamonds
Empire of Diamonds

Victorian Gems in Imperial Settings

Munich, Adrienne

In 1850, the legendary Koh-i-noor diamond, gem of Eastern potentates, was transferred from the Punjab in India and, in an elaborate ceremony, placed into Queen Victoria’s...


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...


Henry Adams in Washington
Henry Adams in Washington

Linking the Personal and Public Lives of America’s Man of Letters

Seavey, Ormond

A descendent of two U.S. presidents and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Henry Adams enjoyed a very particular place in American life, not least due to his ancestry. Yet despite...


Almost a Girl
Almost a Girl

Male Writers and Female Identification

Williamson, Alan

Gender criticism, Alan Williamson argues, has for too long been shaped and limited by the same dualisms that have defined male versus female literary voices in Western culture...


Wanted
Wanted

The Outlaw in American Visual Culture

Hall, Rachel

Assembling a rich archive of images and texts from the eighteenth century to the present, Rachel Hall offers a history of the "wanted" poster, examining its uses, patterns of...


Familial Forms

Politics and Genealogy in Seventeenth Century English Literature

Murphy, Erin

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Colonizing the Past
Colonizing the Past

Mythmaking and Pre-Columbian Whites in Nineteenth-Century American Writing

Watts, Edward

After the Revolution, Americans realized they lacked the common, deep, or meaningful history that might bind together their loose confederation of former colonies into a...


Going by Contraries
Going by Contraries

Robert Frost's Conflict with Science

Hass, Robert Bernard

One of the most vexing problems facing American modernist poets was how to find a place for poetry and religion in a culture that considered science its most reliable source of...


The Dark Thread
The Dark Thread

From Tragical Histories to Gothic Tales

Lyons, John D.

In The Dark Thread, scholars examine a set of important and perennial narrative motifs centered on violence within the family as they have appeared in French, English,...


The Sketch, the Tale, and the Beginnings of American Literature
The Sketch, the Tale, and the Beginnings of American Literature
Fash, Lydia G.

Accounts of the rise of American literature often start in the 1850s with a cluster of "great American novels"—Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Melville’s Moby-Dick...


Shakespeare's Folktale Sources
Artese, Charlotte

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The Stage's Glory

John Rich (1692–1761)

Joncus, Berta, Barlow, Jeremy

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On Exhibit
On Exhibit

Victorians and Their Museums

Black, Barbara J.

Why did the Victorians collect with such a vengeance and exhibit in museums? Focusing on this key nineteenth-century enterprise, Barbara J. Black illuminates British culture of...


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,...


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...


Be It Ever So Humble
Be It Ever So Humble

Poverty, Fiction, and the Invention of the Middle-Class Home

MacKenzie, Scott R.

Before the rise of private homes as we now understand them, the realm of personal, private, and local relations in England was the parish, which was also the sphere of poverty...


Written on the Water
Written on the Water

British Romanticism and the Maritime Empire of Culture

Baker, Samuel

The very word "culture" has traditionally evoked the land. But when such writers as William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron, and, later, Matthew Arnold...


Famous Last Words
Famous Last Words

Changes in Gender and Narrative Closure

Booth, Alison

Famous Last Words traces a broad historical transition- from the 1840s to the 1980s- from the more rigid dichotomy of the Victorian novel, in which good women must marry and...


Reclaiming Nostalgia
Reclaiming Nostalgia

Longing for Nature in American Literature

Ladino, Jennifer K.

Often thought of as the quintessential home or the Eden from which humanity has fallen, the natural world has long been a popular object of nostalgic narratives. In ...


Faulkner in the University, Introduction by Douglas Day
Faulkner in the University, Introduction by Douglas Day
Gwynn, Frederick L., Blotner, Joseph L.

In 1957 and 1958 William Faulkner was Writer-in-Residence at the University of Virginia. During that time he held thirty-seven conferences and answered two thousand questions...


The Origins of African American Literature, 1680-1865
The Origins of African American Literature, 1680-1865
Bruce, Dickson D., Jr.

From the earliest texts of the colonial period to works contemporary with Emancipation, African American literature has been a dialogue across color lines, and a medium through...


Writing and Postcolonialism in the Early Republic
Watts, Edward

Writing and Postcolonialism in the Early Republic is the first book-length analysis of early American literature through the lens of postcolonial theory. Although the United...


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