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The Magazine Novel in Nineteenth-Century America

Okker, Patricia

Largely ignored in American literary history, the magazine novel was extremely popular throughout the nineteenth century, with editors describing the form as a virtual "...


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...


The Politics of Color in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen
The Politics of Color in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen
Mclendon, Jacquelyn Y.

McLendon shows how the nineteenth-century stereotype of the tragic mulatto as invented by white writers became both a political tool and an artistic device in the capable hands...


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...


Aging and Gender in Literature
Aging and Gender in Literature

Studies in Creativity

Wyatt-Brown, Anne M., Rossen, Janice

By adding consideration of age to that of race, gender, and class, this innovative volume seeks to show how growing older affects literary creativity and psychological...


Periodical Literature in Nineteenth-Century America
Periodical Literature in Nineteenth-Century America
Price, Kenneth M., Smith, Susan Belasco

Covering the decades from the 1830s through the end of the century, as well as the eastern, southern, and western regions of the United States, these essays, by a diverse group...


Deep Talk
Deep Talk

Reading African-American Literary Names

King, Debra Walker

The process of naming is a transformative act that inherently imparts meaning, whether it be through the conscious use of a familiar historical or allegorical appellation or...


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,...


The Flirt's Tragedy
The Flirt's Tragedy

Desire without End in Victorian and Edwardian Fiction

Kaye, Richard A.

In the flirtation plots of novels by Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, and W. M. Thackeray, heroines learn sociability through competition with naughty coquette-doubles. In the...


Romantic Writing and the Empire of Signs
Romantic Writing and the Empire of Signs

Periodical Culture and Post-Napoleonic Authorship

Fang, Karen

Nineteenth-century periodicals frequently compared themselves to the imperial powers then dissecting the globe, and this interest in imperialism can be seen in the exotic...


The Romance of Authenticity
The Romance of Authenticity

The Cultural Politics of Regional and Ethnic Literatures

Karem, Frederick J.

To what extent has the growing popular demand for a vicarious experience of other cultures fueled the expectation that the most important task for regional and ethnic writers...


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...


The Language of Flowers
The Language of Flowers

A History

Seaton, Beverly

The author traces the phenomenon of ascribing sentimental meaning to floral imagery from its beginnings in Napoleonic France through its later transformations in England and...


Studies in Bibliography
Studies in Bibliography

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia

Vander Meulen, David L.

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Exodus Politics
Exodus Politics

Civil Rights and Leadership in African American Literature and Culture

Patterson, Robert J.

Using the term "exodus politics" to theorize the valorization of black male leadership in the movement for civil rights, Robert J. Patterson explores the ways in which the...


The Providence of Wit
The Providence of Wit

Aspects of Form in Augustan Literature and the Arts

Battestin, Martin C.

By exploring the relationship between the idea of Nature and the idea of Art in the period from 1660-1760, this study attempts to account for the distinctive quality of the '...


Best New Poets 2013
Best New Poets 2013

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Shaughnessy, Brenda

Praise for earlier editions:"[These poets] prove that American poetry has the strength and vision to move beyond the MFA environment in order to reshape and reflect past...


Beyond 1776
Beyond 1776

Globalizing the Cultures of the American Revolution

O'Malley, Maria, Van Renen, Denys

In Beyond 1776, ten humanities scholars consider the American Revolution within a global framework. The foundation of the United States was deeply enmeshed with shifting...


American Road Narratives
American Road Narratives

Reimagining Mobility in Literature and Film

Brigham, Ann

The freedom to go anywhere and become anyone has profoundly shaped our national psyche. Transforming our sense of place and identity--whether in terms of social and economic...


Bad Men
Bad Men

Creative Touchstones of Black Writers

Rambsy II., Howard

How have African American writers drawn on "bad" black men and black boys as creative touchstones for their evocative and vibrant art? This is the question posed by Howard...


Renaissance Shakespeare/Shakespeare Renaissances

Proceedings of the Ninth World Shakespeare Congress

Procházka, Martin, Hoefele, Andreas, Scolnicov, Hanna, Dobson, Michael

[Book description not available]


Paradise Dislocated
Paradise Dislocated

Morris, Politics, Art

Skoblow, Jeffrey

Paradise Dislocated offers a radical rereading of William Morris's neglected masterpiece, The Earthly Paradise. While most critics have seen this poem as the...


The Woman Within
The Woman Within
Glasgow, Ellen, Matthews, Pamela R.

[Book description not available]


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...


Capital Offenses
Capital Offenses

The Geography of Class and Crime in Victorian London

Joyce, Simon

As London became the first major city of the nineteenth century, new models of representation emerged in the journalism, poetry, fiction, and social commentary of the period....


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