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The Forgotten Female Aesthetes
The Forgotten Female Aesthetes

Literary Culture in Late-Victorian England

Schaffer, Talia

Most critics of aestheticism focus on the Yellow Book, the glossy Victorian journal with the shocking yellow cover that counted among its contributors Aubrey Beardsley and Max...


Twice-Divided Nation
Twice-Divided Nation

National Memory, Transatlantic News, and American Literature in the Civil War Era

Graber, Samuel

The first thoroughly interdisciplinary study to examine how the transatlantic relationship between the United States and Britain helped shape the conflicts between North and...


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...


Studies in Bibliography
Studies in Bibliography

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia

Vander Meulen, David L.

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Carolyn G. Heilbrun
Carolyn G. Heilbrun

Feminist in a Tenured Position

Kress, Susan

Carolyn G. Heilbrun is renowned as a provocative feminist critic of the culture and (as Amanda Cross) a writer of witty detective novels. In Carolyn G. Heilbrun: Feminist in a...


Rivers in Russian Literature
Rivers in Russian Literature
Ziolkowski, Margaret

Rivers in Russian Literature focuses on the Russian literary and folkloric treatment of five rivers—the Dnieper, Volga, Neva, Don, and Angara. Each chapter traces,...


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....


Drawing the Line
Drawing the Line

The Father Reimagined in Faulkner, Wright, O'Connor, and Morrison

Fowler, Doreen

In an original contribution to the psychoanalytic approach to literature, Doreen Fowler focuses on the fiction of four major American writers—William Faulkner, Richard Wright,...


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 Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar
The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar
Braxton, Joanne M.

This new "most complete" edition of the collected poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the virtual father of black American poetry, includes sixty poems not included in the previous—...


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...


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...


Women Warriors in Early Modern Spain
Women Warriors in Early Modern Spain

A Tribute to Bárbara Mujica

Fischer, Susan L., de Armas, Frederick A.

Although scholars often depict early modern Spanish women as victims, history and fiction of the period are filled with examples of women who defended their God-given right to...


William and Henry James
William and Henry James

Selected Letters

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

William and Henry James are well known for their master works of psychology and fiction respectively, but the celebrated brothers amassed an impressive collection of letters to...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry 1902-March 1905

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

Consisting of some 572 letters, with another 460 calendared, this tenth volume in a projected series of twelve offers a complete accounting of William James’s known...


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...


The Swifts
The Swifts

Printers in the Age of Typesetting Races

Rumble, Walker

On a December day in 1885, Bill Barnes, a journeyman from the New York World, and Joe McCann, representing the New York Herald, faced off in a match race of Swifts, compositors...


The Vulgarization of Art
The Vulgarization of Art

The Victorians and Aesthetic Democracy

Dowling, Linda

In this major reinterpretation of the Victorian Aesthetic Movement, Linda Dowling argues that such classic works of Victorian art writing such as Ruskin's Stones of Venice of...


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...


The Art of Fiction
The Art of Fiction
Salter, James

James Salter’s exalted place in American letters is based largely on the intense admiration of other writers, but his work resonates far beyond the realm of fellow craftsmen,...


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 Poetics of Disappointment
The Poetics of Disappointment

Wordsworth to Ashbery

Quinney, Laura

The Poetics of Disappointment offers nothing less than a complete revision of our understanding of romantic poetry. By examining the lineage of Wordsworth, Shelley,...


Male Armor
Male Armor

The Soldier-Hero in Contemporary American Culture

Adams, Jon Robert

There is no shortage of iconic masculine imagery of the soldier in American film and literature—one only has to think of George C. Scott as Patton in front of a giant American...


The Field of Imagination
The Field of Imagination

Thomas Paine and Eighteenth-Century Poetry

Cleary, Scott M.

One of America’s Founding Fathers, Thomas Paine is best remembered as the pamphleteer who inspired the American Revolution. Yet few also know him as an eighteenth-century poet...


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...


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