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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...


Ethnic American Literature
Ethnic American Literature

Comparing Chicano, Jewish, and African American Writing

Franco, Dean J.

In Ethnic American Literature: Comparing Chicano, Jewish, and African American Writing, Dean J. Franco offers a comparative approach to ethnic literature that begins by...


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...


The Science of Religion in Britain, 1860-1915
The Science of Religion in Britain, 1860-1915
Wheeler-Barclay, Marjorie

Marjorie Wheeler-Barclay argues that, although the existence and significance of the science of religion has been barely visible to modern scholars of the Victorian period, it...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

April 1908-August 1910

James, William, Skrupskelis, Ignas K., Berkeley, Elizabeth M.

This twelfth and final volume of The Correspondence of William James concludes the series of William James’s correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues that began with...


Culture and Irony
Culture and Irony

Studies in Joseph Conrad's Major Novels

Winner, Anthony

Conrad's major novels- Lord Jim, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, and Under Western Eyes-tell of illusions and betrayals, dreams and lies. Ambiguity, contradiction,...


Sites of Southern Memory
Sites of Southern Memory

The Autobiographies of Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin, Lillian Smith, and Pauli Murray

O'Dell, Darlene

In southern graveyards through the first decades of the twentieth century, the Confederate South was commemorated by tombstones and memorials, in Confederate flags, and in...


Tennyson

The Muses' Tug-of-War

Albright, Daniel

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Professing Sincerity
Professing Sincerity

Modern Lyric Poetry, Commercial Culture, and the Crisis in Reading

Rosenbaum, Susan B.

Sincerity—the claim that the voice, figure, and experience of a first-person speaker is that of the author—has dominated both the reading and the writing of Anglo-American...


The Furious Flowering of African American Poetry
The Furious Flowering of African American Poetry
Gabbin, Joanne V.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY, with its wellsprings in jazz and vernacular culture and its inescapable political dimension, stands among the most important bodies of literary work of...


The Genius of John Ruskin
The Genius of John Ruskin

Selections from His Writings

Rosenberg, John D.

No figure among the Victorians surpasses John Ruskin in magnitude of genius, modernity of message, or mastery of prose. Yet for the first half-century after his death in 1900,...


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...


Migrant Modernism
Migrant Modernism

Postwar London and the West Indian Novel

Brown, J. Dillon

In Migrant Modernism, J. Dillon Brown examines the intersection between British literary modernism and the foundational West Indian novels that emerged in London after...


Social Stories
Social Stories

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 "...


Written on the Water
Written on the Water

British Romanticism and the Maritime Empire of Culture

Baker, Samuel

The very word "culture" has traditionally evoked the land. But when such writers as William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron, and, later, Matthew Arnold...


Sifilografía
Sifilografía

A History of the Writerly Pox in the Eighteenth-Century Hispanic World

González Espitia, Juan Carlos

Syphilis was a prevalent affliction in the era of the Americas’ colonization, creating widespread anxiety that is indicated in the period’s literature across numerous fields....


Promises Broken
Promises Broken

Courtship, Class, and Gender in Victorian England

Frost, Ginger S.

In the nineteenth century, a woman who could prove a man had broken his promise to marry her was legally entitled to compensation for damages. Bridging the gap between history...


Fashioning Character
Fashioning Character

Style, Performance, and Identity in Contemporary American Literature

Cardon, Lauren S.

It’s often said that we are what we wear. Tracing an American trajectory in fashion, Lauren Cardon shows how we become what we wear. Over the twentieth century, the American...


Wild Enlightenment
Wild Enlightenment

The Borders of Human Identity in the Eighteenth Century

Nash, Richard

Wild Enlightenment charts the travels of the figure of the wild man, in each of his guises, through the invented domain of the bourgeois public sphere. We follow him...


Famous Last Words
Famous Last Words

Changes in Gender and Narrative Closure

Booth, Alison

Famous Last Words traces a broad historical transition- from the 1840s to the 1980s- from the more rigid dichotomy of the Victorian novel, in which good women must marry and...


Journal of Emily Shore
Journal of Emily Shore
Gates, Barbara Timm

Emily Shore's journal is the unique self-representation of a prodigious young Victorian woman. From July 5, 1831, at the age of eleven, until June 24, 1839, two weeks before...


African Americans and the Culture of Pain
African Americans and the Culture of Pain
King, Debra Walker

In this compelling new study, Debra Walker King considers fragments of experience recorded in oral histories and newspapers as well as those produced in twentieth-century...


Terrible Beauty
Terrible Beauty

The Violent Aesthetic and Twentieth-Century Literature

Eide, Marian

If art is our bid to make sense of the senseless, there is hardly more fertile creative ground than that of the twentieth century. From the trench poetry of World War I and...


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...


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