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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...


Reading through the Night
Reading through the Night
Tompkins, Jane

Jane Tompkins, a renowned literature professor and award-winning author, thought she knew what reading was until, struck by a debilitating illness, she finds herself reading...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry 1890-1894

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

The chief event of the period is the publication of the long-awaited Principles of Psychology, which produced congratulatory and critical letters from Oliver Wendell Holmes,...


Questioning Nature
Questioning Nature

British Women's Scientific Writing and Literary Originality, 1750-1830

Bailes, Melissa

In the mid-eighteenth century, many British authors and literary critics anxiously claimed that poetry was in crisis. These writers complained that modern poets plagiarized...


Spectacular Blackness
Spectacular Blackness

The Cultural Politics of the Black Power Movement and the Search for a Black Aesthetic

Ongiri, Amy Abugo

Exploring the interface between the cultural politics of the Black Power and the Black Arts movements and the production of postwar African American popular culture, Amy Ongiri...


Behind Her Times
Behind Her Times

Transition England in the Novels of Mary Arnold Ward

Wilt, Judith

From 1890 to 1905, Mary Arnold Ward was the best-selling novelist in the English language. As the Edwardian age came to an end, however, she became a target of scorn for...


James Madison
James Madison

A Biography

Ketcham, Ralph

The best one volume biography of Madison’s life, Ketcham’s biography not only traces Madison’s career, it gives readers a sense of the man. As Madison said of his early years...


Love and Depth in the American Novel
Love and Depth in the American Novel

From Stowe to James

Barnes, Ashley C.

Love and Depth in the American Novel seeks to change how we think about the American love story and how we imagine the love of literature. By examining classics of...


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....


Caribbean Shadows and Victorian Ghosts
Caribbean Shadows and Victorian Ghosts

Women's Writing and Decolonization

Renk, Kathleen J.

IN AN ERA of social chaos, religious skepticism, and postrevolutionary fear, the idea of the stable middle-class family acquired a mythical status in nineteenth-century England...


The Modernist Response to Chinese Art
The Modernist Response to Chinese Art

Pound, Moore, Stevens

Qian, Zhaoming

What role did Chinese art play in the poetic development of Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, and Wallace Stevens? How could they share Chinese artists’ Dao, an aesthetic held to be...


French Women Authors

The Significance of the Spiritual, 1400–2000

Haskett, Kelsey, Nelson, Holly Faith

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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...


Willful Submission
Willful Submission

Sado-Erotics and Heavenly Marriage in Victorian Religious Poetry

Paxton, Amanda

Victorian England: a Jesuit priest writes of wrestling with God at night, limbs entangled; an Anglican sister begs Jesus, her divine lover, to end her aching anticipation of...


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...


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...


Bad Men
Bad Men

Creative Touchstones of Black Writers

Rambsy II., Howard

How have African American writers drawn on "bad" black men and black boys as creative touchstones for their evocative and vibrant art? This is the question posed by Howard...


Lawrence among the Women
Lawrence among the Women

Wavering Boundaries in Women's Literary Traditions

Siegel, Carol

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Sight Correction
Sight Correction

Vision and Blindness in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Mounsey, Chris

The debut publication in a new series devoted to the body as an object of historical study,  Sight Correction provides an expansive analysis of blindness in eighteenth-...


Essays and Reviews
Essays and Reviews

The 1860 Text and Its Reading

Shea, Victor, Whitla, William

Essays and Reviews is a collection of seven articles that appeared in 1860, sparking a Victorian culture war that lasted for at least a decade. With pieces written by...


Privacy and Print
Privacy and Print

Reading and Writing in Seventeenth-Century England

Jagodzinski, Cecile M.

AMIDST THE OTHER religious, political, and technological changes in seventeenth-century England, the ready availability of printed books was the most significant sign of the...


Citoyennes

Women and the Ideal of Citizenship in EighteenthCentury France

Smart, Annie

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The Letters of Matthew Arnold
The Letters of Matthew Arnold

1829-1859

Arnold, Matthew, Lang, Cecil Y.

The University Press of Virginia edition of The Letters of Matthew Arnold, edited by Cecil Y. Lang, represents the most comprehensive and assiduously annotated collection of...


The Word on the Streets
The Word on the Streets

The American Language of Vernacular Modernism

Hefner, Brooks E.

From the hard-boiled detective stories of Dashiell Hammett to the novels of Claude McKay, The Word on the Streets examines a group of writers whose experimentation with...


Black Cosmopolitans
Black Cosmopolitans

Race, Religion, and Republicanism in an Age of Revolution

Levecq, Christine

Black Cosmopolitans examines the lives and thought of three extraordinary black men—Jacobus Capitein, Jean-Baptiste Belley, and John Marrant—who traveled extensively...


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