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Dandyism
Dandyism

Forming Fiction from Modernism to the Present

Gutkin, Len

The "dandy," a nineteenth-century character and concept exemplified in such works as Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, reverberates in surprising corners of twentieth...


Best New Poets 2010
Best New Poets 2010

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Emerson, Claudia

Entering its fifth 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 its...


Revising Flannery O'Connor
Revising Flannery O'Connor

Southern Literary Culture and the Problem of Female Authorship

Prown, Katherine Hemple

In her short life, the prolific Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) authored two novels, thirty-two stories, and numerous essays and articles. Although her importance as a twentieth-...


Between the Novel and the News
Between the Novel and the News

The Emergence of American Women's Writing

Edelstein, Sari

While American literary history has long acknowledged the profound influence of journalism on canonical male writers, Sari Edelstein argues that American women writers were...


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...


On Exhibit
On Exhibit

Victorians and Their Museums

Black, Barbara J.

Why did the Victorians collect with such a vengeance and exhibit in museums? Focusing on this key nineteenth-century enterprise, Barbara J. Black illuminates British culture of...


The Limits of Hope
The Limits of Hope

An Adoptive Mother's Story

Loux, Ann Kimble

"Adopting a child is an act of love. When that child is no longer an infant but has a history of abuse and neglect, integrating it into an existing family is a challenge. Loux...


A Queer Chivalry
A Queer Chivalry

The Homoerotic Asceticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Saville, Julia Frances

The Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins was a practitioner of strict asceticism in its broadest definition--the refusal of physical pleasure or comfort in the interests of moral...


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...


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,...


Lost Saints
Lost Saints

Silence, Gender, and Victorian Literary Canonization

Lootens, Tricia A.

In Lost Saints Tricia Lootens argues that parallels betwee literary and religious canons are far deeper than has yet been realized. She presents the ideological underpinnings...


The New Death
The New Death

American Modernism and World War I

James, Pearl

Adopting the term "new death," which was used to describe the unprecedented and horrific scale of death caused by the First World War, Pearl James uncovers several touchstones...


Margaret Garner
Margaret Garner

The Premiere Performances of Toni Morrison's Libretto

Jennings, La Vinia Delois

In January 1856, Margaret Garner—an enslaved woman on a Kentucky plantation—ran with members of her family to the free state of Ohio. As slave catchers attempted to capture the...


Forest and Garden
Forest and Garden

Traces of Wildness in a Modernizing Land, 1897–1949

Simo, Melanie

"In wildness is the preservation of the world," wrote Henry David Thoreau. But how the wild and the managed or artificially arranged environments co-exist has been a matter of...


Character and Mourning
Character and Mourning

Woolf, Faulkner, and the Novel Elegy of the First World War

Penner, Erin

In response to the devastating trauma of World War I, British and American authors wrote about grief. The need to articulate loss inspired moving novels by Virginia Woolf and...


The Modern Androgyne Imagination
The Modern Androgyne Imagination

A Failed Sublime

Rado, Lisa

In the late nineteenth century, as changing cultural representations of gender roles and categories made differences between men and women increasingly difficult to define,...


Women in Exile
Women in Exile
Afkhami, Mahnaz

Attempting to come to terms with her own life in exile, Afkhami, who was forced out of Iran because of her work for women's rights, sought out and talked with 12 other women...


Common Wealth
Common Wealth

Contemporary Poets of Virginia

Kennedy, Sarah, Smith, R. T.

In Common Wealth Sarah Kennedy and R. T. Smith mine the deep vein of Virginia poetry to present a comprehensive collection of contemporary works that reflects the vibrant...


Violence, Silence, and Anger
Violence, Silence, and Anger

Women's Writing as Transgression

Lashgari, Deirdre

Twenty contributors consider violence in the works of such acclaimed writers as Adrienne Rich, Harriet Jacobs, Virgnia Woolf, and Audre Lorde, and such too little known authors...


Best New Poets 2009
Best New Poets 2009

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Addonizio, Kim

Entering its fourth 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...


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...


Beloved Boy
Beloved Boy

Letters to Hendrik C. Andersen, 1899–1915

Zorzi, Rosella Mamoli

Already the subject of articles in the International Herald Tribune and the London Times, Beloved Boy is a remarkable collection of letters tracing Henry James’s...


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...


The Works of Stephen Crane
The Works of Stephen Crane

Tales, Sketches, and Reports

Crane, Stephen, Bowers, Fredson

Volume VIII of The Works of Stephen Crane brings togther all of Crane's stories and sketches not printed in Volumes V, VI, and VII, together with all his journalism not...


Studies in Bibliography, Volume 60
Vander Meulen, David L.

The sixtieth volume of Studies in Bibliography continues its tradition of presenting a wide range of articles by international scholars on bibliography, textual...


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