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Reading with the Senses in Victorian Literature and Science
Reading with the Senses in Victorian Literature and Science
Coombs, David Sweeney

The nineteenth-century sciences cleaved sensory experience into two separate realms: the bodily physics of sensation and the mental activity of perception. This division into...


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...


Faulkner
Faulkner

The Return of the Repressed

Fowler, Doreen

Doreen Fowler's Faulkner: The Return of the Repressed is only the second book-length pychoanalytic interpretation of Faulkner's oeuvre and the first to be predicated on...


Shakespeare's Folktale Sources
Artese, Charlotte

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Neoliberal Nonfictions
Neoliberal Nonfictions

The Documentary Aesthetic from Joan Didion to Jay-Z

Worden, Daniel

With the ascendancy of neoliberalism in American culture beginning in the 1960s, the political structures governing private lives became more opaque and obscure. Neoliberal...


Salomé
Salomé

A Tragedy in One Act

Wilde, Oscar

Unique among his works, Oscar Wilde’s play Salomé (1893) was written originally in French. Joseph Donohue’s new translation of the horrific New Testament story has...


Ersatz America
Ersatz America

Hidden Traces, Graphic Texts, and the Mending of Democracy

Mark, Rebecca

From the popular legend of Pocahontas to the Civil War soap opera Gone with the Wind to countless sculpted heads of George Washington that adorn homes and museums, whole...


After Print
After Print

Eighteenth-Century Manuscript Cultures

King, Rachael Scarborough

The eighteenth century has generally been understood as the Age of Print, when the new medium revolutionized the literary world and rendered manuscript culture obsolete. ...


Rivers in Russian Literature
Rivers in Russian Literature
Ziolkowski, Margaret

Rivers in Russian Literature focuses on the Russian literary and folkloric treatment of five rivers—the Dnieper, Volga, Neva, Don, and Angara. Each chapter traces,...


Empiricist Devotions
Empiricist Devotions

Science, Religion, and Poetry in Early Eighteenth-Century England

Smith, Courtney Weiss

Featuring a moment in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England before the disciplinary divisions that we inherit today were established, Empiricist Devotions...


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...


Studies in Bibliography

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia

Vander Meulen, David L.

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


The Gypsy-Bachelor of Manchester

The Life of Mrs. Gaskell's Demon

Bonaparte, Felicia

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The Best and Worst Country in the World
The Best and Worst Country in the World

Perspectives on the Early Virginia Landscape

Adams, Stephen

From its earliest days, the Virginia landscape has elicited dramatically contradictory descriptions. The sixteenth-century poet Michael Drayton exalted the land as "earth's...


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...


Steinbeck in Vietnam
Steinbeck in Vietnam

Dispatches from the War

Steinbeck, John, Barden, Thomas E.

Although his career continued for almost three decades after the 1939 publication of The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck is still most closely associated with his Depression-...


Hostile Humor in Renaissance France
Hostile Humor in Renaissance France
Hayes, Bruce

In sixteenth-century France, the level of jokes, irony, and ridicule found in pamphlets and plays became aggressively hostile. In Hostile Humor in Renaissance France,...


A Taste for the Foreign

Worldly Knowledge and Literary Pleasure in Early Modern French Fiction

Welch, Ellen R.

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Idol of Suburbia
Idol of Suburbia

Marie Corelli and Late-Victorian Literary Culture

Federico, Annette R.

Marie Corelli (1855–1924) was the most popular novelist of the turn of the century, outselling Hall Caine, Mrs. Humphry Ward, H. G. Wells, and Arthur Conan Doyle by the...


Character and Conversion in Autobiography
Character and Conversion in Autobiography

Augustine, Montaigne, Descartes, Rousseau, and Sartre

Riley, Patrick

What happens, asks Patrick Riley, when a life transformed becomes an autobiography? What is the relationship between the subjective upheaval of conversion and the...


Living on Wilderness Time
Living on Wilderness Time
Walker, Melissa

Melissa Walker set out on a journey that many women of her generation have mapped only in their dreams. Like many American chroniclers before her who have surrendered to the...


American Women Writers and the Nazis
American Women Writers and the Nazis

Ethics and Politics in Boyle, Porter, Stafford, and Hellman

Austenfeld, Thomas Carl

As expatriates in Germany and Austria in the 1930s, Kay Boyle, Katherine Anne Porter, Jean Stafford, and Lillian Hellman saw the rise of Nazi ideology firsthand. And while all...


Demon or Doll
Demon or Doll

Images of the Child in Contemporary Writing and Culture

Pifer, Ellen

From the shootings at Columbine High School to the JonBenet Ramsey murder to the sentencing of "killer kids," today's media cannot decide if children are objects of fear or in...


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...


Margins and Marginality
Margins and Marginality

The Printed Page in Early Modern England

Tribble, Evelyn B.

Increasing interest is being shown in the intersections between literary and cultural history and in the material dimensions of the text. Evelyn B. Tribble argues that far from...


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