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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...


Textual Criticism and Middle English Texts
Textual Criticism and Middle English Texts
Machan, Tim William

Textual-Critical studies of medieval English literature have primarily focused on practical matters such as transcription, collation, recension, and the identification of...


Victorian Publishing and Mrs. Gaskell's Work
Victorian Publishing and Mrs. Gaskell's Work
Hughes, Linda K., Lund, Michael

For much of her own century, Elizabeth Gaskell was recognized as a voice of Victorian convention&emdash;-the loyal wife, good mother, and respected writer&emdash;-a...


Best New Poets 2017
Best New Poets 2017

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Diaz, Natalie

Entering its twelfth 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...


Paradigm and Parody
Paradigm and Parody

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

Majewski, Henry F.

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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...


Reading Contagion
Reading Contagion

The Hazards of Reading in the Age of Print

Mann, Annika

Eighteenth-century British culture was transfixed by the threat of contagion, believing that everyday elements of the surrounding world could transmit deadly maladies from one...


Parting Words
Parting Words

Victorian Poetry and Public Address

Sider, Justin A.

Valedictory addresses offer a way to conceptualize the relation of self to others, private to public, ephemeral to eternal. Whether deathbed pronouncements, political...


Terrible Beauty
Terrible Beauty

The Violent Aesthetic and Twentieth-Century Literature

Eide, Marian

If art is our bid to make sense of the senseless, there is hardly more fertile creative ground than that of the twentieth century. From the trench poetry of World War I and...


"A God of Justice?"
"A God of Justice?"

The Problem of Evil in Twentieth-Century Black Literature

Whitted, Qiana J.

Focusing on the representations of spiritual crisis in twentieth-century African American fiction and autobiography, Qiana J. Whitted asks how some of the most distinguished...


The Furious Flowering of African American Poetry
The Furious Flowering of African American Poetry
Gabbin, Joanne V.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY, with its wellsprings in jazz and vernacular culture and its inescapable political dimension, stands among the most important bodies of literary work of...


Fellow Travelers
Fellow Travelers

How Road Stories Shaped the Idea of the Americas

Ochoa, John

Road trips loom large in the American imagination, and stories from the road have been central to crafting national identities across North and South America. Tales of...


Limited Choices
Limited Choices

Mable Jones, a Black Children's Nurse in a Northern White Household

Abel, Emily K., Nelson, Margaret K.

When interviewed by the Charlottesville, Virginia, Ridge Street Oral History Project, which documented the lives of Black residents in the 1990s, Mable Jones described herself...


Tales of Whilomville: "The Monster," "His New Mittens," Whilomville Stories
Tales of Whilomville: "The Monster," "His New Mittens," Whilomville Stories
Crane, Stephen

Stephen Crane's tales of Whilomville range in form from his last great short novel "The Monster" to some of the simplest sketches he ever wrote. But as the stories began to...


Wild Enlightenment
Wild Enlightenment

The Borders of Human Identity in the Eighteenth Century

Nash, Richard

Wild Enlightenment charts the travels of the figure of the wild man, in each of his guises, through the invented domain of the bourgeois public sphere. We follow him...


Christina Rossetti
Christina Rossetti

The Patience of Style

Hassett, Constance W.

Although the cultural and literary influence of Christina Rossetti has recently been widely acknowledged, the belatedness of this critical attention has left wide gaps in our...


Recollections of a Happy Life
Recollections of a Happy Life

Being the Autobiography of Marianne North

Morgan, Susan

Marianne North was a Victorian figure of some consequence. An amateur botanist and painter, she journeyed to the world's farthest reaches, to its ancient and new civilizations...


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...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry April 1905 - March 1908

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

This eleventh volume of a projected twelve continues the series of William James’s correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues that began with volume 4. Consisting of...


Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia
Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia
West, Nancy Martha

The advertising campaigns launched by Kodak in the early years of snapshot photography stand at the center of a shift in American domestic life that goes deeper than...


Cultural Entanglements
Cultural Entanglements

Langston Hughes and the Rise of African and Caribbean Literature

Graham, Shane

In addition to being a poet, fiction writer, playwright, and essayist, Langston Hughes was also a globe-trotting cosmopolitan, travel writer, translator, avid international...


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...


East-West Exchange and Late Modernism
East-West Exchange and Late Modernism

Williams, Moore, Pound

Qian, Zhaoming

In East-West Exchange and Late Modernism, Zhaoming Qian examines the nature and extent of Asian influence on some of the literary masterpieces of Western late modernism...


Cosmopolitan Criticism
Cosmopolitan Criticism

Oscar Wilde's Philosophy of Art

Brown, Julia Prewitt

CALLING OSCAR WILDE'S philosophy of art his "most elusive legacy," Brown attempts to define Wilde's conception of what art is and what it is not, of what the experience of art...


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