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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...


Shakespeare's Folktale Sources
Artese, Charlotte

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Mapping the Ethical Turn
Mapping the Ethical Turn

A Reader in Ethics, Culture, and Literary Theory

Davis, Todd F., Womack, Kenneth

Divided into four descriptive sections—"Theory and the Ethics of Literary Text," "Confronting the Difficult: The Ethics of Race and Power," "Making Darkness Visible: The...


The Mudimbe Reader
The Mudimbe Reader
Mudimbe, V. Y., Fraiture, Pierre-Philippe, Orrells, Daniel

A prominent francophone thinker and writer from sub-Saharan Africa, V. Y. Mudimbe is known for his efforts to bridge Western and African modes of knowledge and for his...


The Diasporan Self
The Diasporan Self

Unbreaking the Circle in Western Black Novels

Greene, J. Lee

Through its critical examination of novels by Toni Morrison, Charles Johnson, Sherley Anne Williams, Octavia Butler, John Edgar Wideman, Phyllis Perry, Ishmael Reed, Caryl...


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...


Women Warriors in Romantic Drama
Nielsen, Wendy C.

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Victorian Connections
Victorian Connections
McGann, Jerome J.

In Victorian Connections, each contributor was asked to write about anything in the Victorian period, with only one proviso: that the essay seek to draw connections with...


Pleasures and Pains
Pleasures and Pains
Milligan, Barry E.

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Novel Ventures
Novel Ventures

Fiction and Print Culture in England, 1690-1730

Orr, Leah

The eighteenth century British book trade marks the beginning of the literary marketplace as we know it. The lapsing of the Licensing Act in 1695 brought an end to pre-...


Technologies of Empire

Writing, Imagination, and the Making of Imperial Networks, 1750–1821

Ryan, Dermot

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Arras Hanging

The Textile That Determined Early Modern Literature and Drama

Olson, Rebecca

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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,...


Talking Shop
Talking Shop

The Language of Craft in an Age of Consumption

Betjemann, Peter

Describing everything from bread and cappuccinos to mass-market furnishings, a language of the "artisanal" saturates our culture today. That language, Peter Betjemann proposes...


Sapphic Crossings

Cross-Dressing Women in Eighteenth-Century British Literature

Klein, Ula Lukszo

Across the eighteenth century in Britain, readers, writers, and theater-goers were fascinated by women who dressed in men’s clothing—from actresses on stage who showed their...


Eric Clapton's Lover and other Stories from the Virginia Quarterly Review
Eric Clapton's Lover and other Stories from the Virginia Quarterly Review
McMillen, Sheila, Garrett, George P.

This collection presents some of the best fiction published in the Virginia Quarterly Review- or anywhere- during the past twenty-five years. The stories, written by well-...


The Hedgehog Review Reader
The Hedgehog Review Reader

Two Decades of Critical Reflections on Contemporary Culture

Tolson, Jay

For twenty years, The Hedgehog Review has offered critical reflections on contemporary cuture: how we shape it, how it shapes us. Published three times a year by the...


Going by Contraries
Going by Contraries

Robert Frost's Conflict with Science

Hass, Robert Bernard

One of the most vexing problems facing American modernist poets was how to find a place for poetry and religion in a culture that considered science its most reliable source of...


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...


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...


The Complete Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll

The Oxford Pamphlets, Leaflets, and Circulars of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

Carroll, Lewis, Abeles, Francine

Between 1860 and 1897 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, known to the ages as Lewis Carroll, produced over 180 booklets, leaflets, pamphlets, and instruction manuals. Varying radically...


The Long Day
The Long Day

The Story of a New York Working Girl.

Rlchardson, Dorothy

The Long Day is a wonderfully readable personal narrative of the trials and tribulations of an "unskilled, friendless, almost penniless girl of eighteen, utterly alone in the...


Women Writers of the Beat Era
Women Writers of the Beat Era

Autobiography and Intertextuality

Carden, Mary Paniccia

The Beat Generation was a group of writers who rejected cultural standards, experimented with drugs, and celebrated sexual liberation. Starting in the 1950s with works such as...


Writing the Urban Jungle
Writing the Urban Jungle

Reading Empire in London from Doyle to Eliot

McLaughlin, Joseph

Much has been written about cultural imperialism and the effects of Britain and British culture on colonized people, but Joseph McLaughlin suggests that the influence worked...


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...


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