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The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry 1885-1889

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

After years of procrastination and false starts, James finally completed most of the work during this peroid on a book destined to become a classic in its field: The Principles...


Colonial Wounds/Postcolonial Repair
Colonial Wounds/Postcolonial Repair
Menia, Amina, Shanahan, Maureen, Hinderliter, Beth

This companion volume to the Colonial Wounds/Postcolonial Repair exhibition at James Madison University’s Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art contributes to debates about...


Bad Books

Rétif de la Bretonne, Sexuality, and Pornography

Wyngaard, Amy S.

[Book description not available]


How Borges Wrote
How Borges Wrote
Balderston, Daniel

A distinguished poet and essayist and one of the finest writers of short stories in world letters, Jorge Luis Borges deliberately and regularly altered his work by extensive...


Best New Poets 2012
Best New Poets 2012

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Dickman, Matthew

Entering its seventh 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...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry 1897-1910

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

The third and final volume of the correspondence between William and Henry James begins in 1897 and concludes with William's death in 1910.


The Ladder of High Designs
The Ladder of High Designs
Fenoaltea, Doranne, Rubin, David Lee

This collection of essays on the structure and interpretation of the French lyric squence marks a number of tentative signposts for future travlers along this relatively...


Art and Artifact in Austen
Art and Artifact in Austen
Battigelli, Anna

Jane Austen distinguished herself with genius in literature, but she was immersed in all of the arts. Austen loved dancing, played the piano proficiently, meticulously...


The Papist Represented

Literature and the English Catholic Community, 1688-1791

Carnes, Geremy

[Book description not available]


The Science of Religion in Britain, 1860-1915
The Science of Religion in Britain, 1860-1915
Wheeler-Barclay, Marjorie

Marjorie Wheeler-Barclay argues that, although the existence and significance of the science of religion has been barely visible to modern scholars of the Victorian period, it...


The Power of Negative Thinking
The Power of Negative Thinking

Cynicism and the History of Modern American Literature

Schreier, Benjamin

Benjamin Schreier is suspicious of a simple equation of cynicism with quietism, nihilism, selfishness, or false consciousness, and he rejects the notion that modern cynicism...


Theology and Literature in the Age of Johnson

Resisting Secularism

New, Melvyn, Reedy, Gerard S. J.

[Book description not available]


Guilty Pleasures
Guilty Pleasures

Popular Novels and American Audiences in the Long Nineteenth Century

McIntosh, Hugh

Guilty pleasures in one’s reading habits are nothing new. Late-nineteenth-century American literary culture even championed the idea that popular novels need not be great. Best...


Activism and the American Novel
Activism and the American Novel

Religion and Resistance in Fiction by Women of Color

Romero, Channette

Since the 1980s, many activists and writers have turned from identity politics toward ethnic religious traditions to rediscover and reinvigorate their historic role in...


Women Warriors in Romantic Drama
Nielsen, Wendy C.

[Book description not available]


The Haverford Discussions
The Haverford Discussions

A Black Integrationist Manifesto for Racial Justice

Lackey, Michael

In the late sixties and early seventies, black separatist movements were sweeping across the United States. This was the era of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Stokely...


Nervous Fictions
Nervous Fictions

Literary Form and the Enlightenment Origins of Neuroscience

Keiser, Jess

"The brain contains ten thousand cells," wrote the poet Matthew Prior in 1718, "in each some active fancy dwells." In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, just as...


Close Kin and Distant Relatives
Close Kin and Distant Relatives

The Paradox of Respectability in Black Women's Literature

Morris, Susana M.

The "black family" in the United States and the Caribbean often holds contradictory and competing meanings in public discourse: on the one hand, it is a site of love, strength...


The Politics of Color in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen
The Politics of Color in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen
Mclendon, Jacquelyn Y.

McLendon shows how the nineteenth-century stereotype of the tragic mulatto as invented by white writers became both a political tool and an artistic device in the capable hands...


A Guide to Documentary Editing
A Guide to Documentary Editing
Kline, Mary-Jo, Perdue, Susan Holbrook

For more than twenty years, A Guide to Documentary Editing has proven an invaluable tool for scholarly editors, editors-in-training, readers of documentary editions, and...


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...


Perfect Companionship
Perfect Companionship

Ellen Glasgow's Selected Correspondence with Women

Glasgow, Ellen, Matthews, Pamela R.

The novels of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ellen Glasgow ushered the South into the modern era, rejecting the typically romanticized approach for a cunningly observed realism...


Louisa S. McCord
Louisa S. McCord

Political and Social Essays

Lounsbury, Richard C.

Louisa Susanna McCrod (1810-1879) was one of the most remarkable figures in the intellectual history of antebellum America. A conservative intellectual, she broke the confines...


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,...


Failed Frontiersmen
Failed Frontiersmen

White Men and Myth in the Post-Sixties American Historical Romance

Donahue, James J.

In Failed Frontiersmen, James Donahue writes that one of the founding and most persistent mythologies of the United States is that of the American frontier. Looking at a...


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