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A New Continent of Liberty
A New Continent of Liberty

Eunomia in Native American Literature from Occom to Erdrich

Hamilton, Geoff

Beginning with the writings of Samson Occom, and extending through a range of fiction and nonfiction works by William Apess, Sarah Winnemucca, Zitkala-Ša, N. Scott Momaday,...


Museum Trouble
Museum Trouble

Edwardian Fiction and the Emergence of Modernism

Hoberman, Ruth

By 1901, the public museum was firmly established as an important national institution in British life. Its very centrality led to its involvement in a wide range of debates...


Plotting Women
Case, Alison

Is there such a thing as a "woman's voice" in fiction? In the context of feminist criticism, this question is far more problematic than critics once believed. Beyond asking...


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...


Civilization and Black Progress
Civilization and Black Progress

Selected Writings of Alexander Crummell on the South

Oldfield, J. R.

Founder of the American Negro Academy, Alexander Crummell (1819–1898) played a pivotal role in later nineteenth-century debates over race and black intellect. Yet compared with...


Paradigm and Parody
Paradigm and Parody

Images of Creativity in French Romanticism - Vigny, Hugo, Balzac, Gautier, Musset

Majewski, Henry F.

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Reshaping the Sexes in Sense and Sensibility
Reshaping the Sexes in Sense and Sensibility
Perkins, Moreland

Moreland Perkins's Reshaping the Sexes in "Sense and Sensibility" is an accessible yet sophisticated exploration of Jane Austen's revision and reversal of sexual...


The Master, the Modern Major General, and His Clever Wife
The Master, the Modern Major General, and His Clever Wife

Henry James's Letters to Field Marshal Lord Wolseley and Lady Wolseley, 1878–1913

James, Henry, James, Alan G.

As his letters attest, for nearly forty years Henry James enjoyed a warm and gratifying friendship with Britain’s foremost soldier of the last quarter of the nineteenth century...


Haunted Bodies
Haunted Bodies

Gender and Southern Texts

Jones, Anne Goodwyn, Donaldson, Susan V.

In Haunted Bodies, Anne Goodwyn Jones and Susan V. Donaldson have brought together some of our most highly regarded southern historians and literary critics to consider race,...


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...


Composing Cultures
Composing Cultures

Modernism, American Literary Studies, and the Problem of Culture

Aronoff, Eric

The term "culture" has become ubiquitous in both academic and popular conversations, but its usefulness is a point of dispute. Taking the current shift from cultural studies to...


The Little Peul
The Little Peul
Barry, Mariama

Born in Dakar but of Guinean origin, Mariama Barry claims both Senegal and Guinea as "her" countries. This dual background lends her significant and widespread visibility not...


Turning To Earth
Turning To Earth

Stories of Ecological Conversion

Schauffler, F. Marina

Turning to Earth offers a window into the heart of environmental change, moving beyond the culture’s traditional reliance on policy reforms and technological measures. It...


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...


Studies in Bibliography, Volume 56
Studies in Bibliography, Volume 56

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia

Vander Meulen, David L.

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


A Language of Things
A Language of Things

Emanuel Swedenborg and the American Environmental Imagination

Zuber, Devin P.

Long overlooked, the natural philosophy and theosophy of the Scandinavian scientist-turned-mystic Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) made a surprising impact in America. Thomas...


Notes of a Son and Brother and The Middle Years
Notes of a Son and Brother and The Middle Years

A Critical Edition

James, Henry, Collister, Peter

After a childhood divided between America and Europe, Henry James settled with his family in New England, first in what he regarded as an outpost of Europe, Newport, and later...


Speculative Enterprise
Speculative Enterprise

Public Theaters and Financial Markets in London, 1688–1763

Burkert, Mattie

In the wake of the 1688 revolution, England’s transition to financial capitalism accelerated dramatically. Londoners witnessed the rise of credit-based currencies, securities...


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...


The English Cult of Literature
The English Cult of Literature

Devoted Readers, 1774–1880

McKelvy, William R.

What constitutes reading? This is the question William McKelvy asks in The English Cult of Literature. Is it a theory of interpretation or a physical activity, a process...


The Arresting Eye
The Arresting Eye

Race and the Anxiety of Detection

Huh, Jinny

In her reading of detective fiction and passing narratives from the end of the nineteenth century forward, Jinny Huh investigates anxieties about race and detection. Adopting...


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...


Acts of Narrative Resistance
Acts of Narrative Resistance

Women's Autobiographical Writings in the Americas

Beard, Laura J.

This exploration of women's autobiographical writings in the Americas focuses on three specific genres: testimonio, metafiction, and the family saga as the story of a nation....


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...


The Works of Stephen Crane
The Works of Stephen Crane

Tales of War

Crane, Stephen, Bowers, Fredson

Volume VI of The Works of Stephen Crane brings together all of Crane's published short stories concerned with war, except "Death and the Child" (inlcuded in Volume V of...


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