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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...


Black Fascisms
Black Fascisms

African American Literature and Culture between the Wars

Thompson, Mark Christian

In this provocative new book, Mark Christian Thompson addresses the startling fact that many African American intellectuals in the 1930s sympathized with fascism, seeing in its...


Victorian Poets and the Politics of Culture
Victorian Poets and the Politics of Culture

Discourse and Ideology

Harrison, Antony H.

With the publication of his ambitious new work Victorian Poets and the Politics of Culture, Antony H. Harrison continues his exploration of poetry as a significant force in the...


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...


Unnatural Frenchmen
Unnatural Frenchmen

The Politics of Priestly Celibacy and Marriage, 1720-1815

Cage, E. Claire

In Enlightenment and revolutionary France, new and pressing arguments emerged in the long debate over clerical celibacy. Appeals for the abolition of celibacy were couched...


Masterpieces: Food and Art in Virginia
Masterpieces: Food and Art in Virginia

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The Private Rod
The Private Rod

Marital Violence, Sensation, and the Law in Victorian Britain

Tromp, Marlene

Sensation novels, a genre characterized by scandalous narratives and emotionally and socially provocative dialogue and plots, had their heyday in England in the 1860s and 1870s...


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...


The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Reader
The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Reader
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, Lane, Ann J.

THE CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN READER is an anthology of fiction by one of America's most important feminist writers. Probably best known as the author of "The Yellow Wallpaper...


The Red Badge of Courage

All That Mighty Heart
All That Mighty Heart

London Poems

Spaar, Lisa Russ

Lisa Russ Spaar has assembled a collection of poems about London to appeal to most anyone: the student abroad for a semester, the armchair traveler, or the most critical reader...


Traumatic Possessions
Traumatic Possessions

The Body and Memory in African American Women's Writing and Performance

Griffiths, Jennifer L.

Studies of traumatic stress have explored the challenges to memory as a result of extreme experience, particularly in relation to the ways in which trauma resonates within the...


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...


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...


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...


Reading Reality
Reading Reality

Nineteenth-Century American Experiments in the Real

Finan, E. Thomas

In the early 1800s, American critics warned about the danger of literature as a distraction from reality. Later critical accounts held that American literature during the...


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 Complete Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll

The Mathematical Pamphlets of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and Related Pieces

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...


Faulkner in the University, Introduction by Douglas Day
Faulkner in the University, Introduction by Douglas Day
Gwynn, Frederick L., Blotner, Joseph L.

In 1957 and 1958 William Faulkner was Writer-in-Residence at the University of Virginia. During that time he held thirty-seven conferences and answered two thousand questions...


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...


Victorians on Broadway
Victorians on Broadway

Literature, Adaptation, and the Modern American Musical

Weltman, Sharon Aronofsky

Broadway productions of musicals such as The King and I, Oliver!, Sweeney Todd, and Jekyll and Hyde became huge theatrical hits. Remarkably, all were based on one-hundred-year-...


Cities of Affluence and Anger
Cities of Affluence and Anger

A Literary Geography of Modern Englishness

Kalliney, Peter

Providing a compact literary history of the twentieth century in England, Cities of Affluence and Anger studies the problematic terms of national identity during England's...


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...


Elizabeth Bishop's Brazil
Elizabeth Bishop's Brazil
Hicok, Bethany

When the American poet Elizabeth Bishop arrived in Brazil in 1951 at the age of forty, she had not planned to stay, but her love affair with the Brazilian aristocrat Lota de...


Inter-tech(s)
Inter-tech(s)

Colonialism and the Question of Technology in Francophone Literature

Curto, Roxanna Nydia

Challenging the notion that francophone literature generally valorizes a traditional, natural mode of being over a scientific, modern one, Inter-tech(s) proposes a new...


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