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Failed Frontiersmen
Failed Frontiersmen

White Men and Myth in the Post-Sixties American Historical Romance

Donahue, James J.

In Failed Frontiersmen, James Donahue writes that one of the founding and most persistent mythologies of the United States is that of the American frontier. Looking at a...


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,...


Our Coquettes
Our Coquettes

Capacious Desire in the Eighteenth Century

Braunschneider, Theresa

Before 1660, English readers and theatergoers had never heard of a "coquette"; by the early 1700s, they could hardly watch a play, read a poem, or peruse a newspaper without...


Reshaping the Sexes in Sense and Sensibility
Reshaping the Sexes in Sense and Sensibility
Perkins, Moreland

Moreland Perkins's Reshaping the Sexes in "Sense and Sensibility" is an accessible yet sophisticated exploration of Jane Austen's revision and reversal of sexual...


The Complete Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll

The Logic Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll and Related Pieces

Carroll, Lewis, Abeles, Francine

In the history of mathematics, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898), better known as Lewis Carroll, stands out as the rare mathematician who also was an exceptional literary...


The Circus and Victorian Society
The Circus and Victorian Society
Assael, Brenda

It was during the Victorian era that the circus, whose origins lay in the fairground world, emerged as a commercialized entertainment that we would recognize today. This...


Inventing the Critic in Renaissance England
Inventing the Critic in Renaissance England
Russell, William M.

The turn of the seventeenth century was an important moment in the history of English criticism. In a series of pioneering works of rhetoric and poetics, writers such as Philip...


Furious Flower
Furious Flower

African-American Poetry from the Black Arts Movement to the Present

Gabbin, Joanne V.

Furious Flower: African-American Poetry from the Black Arts Movement to the Present

Edited by Joanne V. Gabbin

The Furious Flower Conference of 1994 represented...


Essays and Reviews
Essays and Reviews

The 1860 Text and Its Reading

Shea, Victor, Whitla, William

Essays and Reviews is a collection of seven articles that appeared in 1860, sparking a Victorian culture war that lasted for at least a decade. With pieces written by...


The Haverford Discussions
The Haverford Discussions

A Black Integrationist Manifesto for Racial Justice

Lackey, Michael

In the late sixties and early seventies, black separatist movements were sweeping across the United States. This was the era of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Stokely...


Only for the Eye of a Friend
Only for the Eye of a Friend

The Poems of Annis Boudinot Stockton

Mulford, Carla

Known among the Middle Atlantic intelligentsia and literati as a witty and versatile writer, considered by George Washington and the Chevalier de La Luzerne a gracious and...


Royalties
Royalties

The Queen and Victorian Writers

Houston, Gail Turley

Queens, by definition, embody a historical contradiction between femininity and power. Queen Victoria, whose strength and longevity defined an age, possessed immense cultural...


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 Works of Stephen Crane
The Works of Stephen Crane

Reports of War

Crane, Stephen, Bowers, Fredson

Volume IX of The Works of Stephen Crane brings together all of Crane's known newspaper war dispatches from Greece, Florida, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and England, and to these...


A Literary Guide to Washington, DC
A Literary Guide to Washington, DC

Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers from Francis Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston

Roberts, Kim

The site of a thriving literary tradition, Washington, DC, has been the home to many of our nation’s most acclaimed writers. From the city’s founding to the beginnings of...


Myth and Metaphor
Myth and Metaphor

Selected Essays 1974-1988 Northrop Frye

Frye, Northrop, Denham, Robert D.

This collection of twenty-four of Northrop Frye's essays, nine of which have never been published and several of which have appeared only in obscure sources, focuses on the...


Be It Ever So Humble
Be It Ever So Humble

Poverty, Fiction, and the Invention of the Middle-Class Home

MacKenzie, Scott R.

Before the rise of private homes as we now understand them, the realm of personal, private, and local relations in England was the parish, which was also the sphere of poverty...


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...


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...


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...


Blacks in Eden
Blacks in Eden

The African American Novel's First Century

Greene, J. Lee

This work examines African-American fiction, discussing how African-American novelists worked with the same mythic materials as their white counterparts, but inverted Anglo-...


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...


Close Kin and Distant Relatives
Close Kin and Distant Relatives

The Paradox of Respectability in Black Women's Literature

Morris, Susana M.

The "black family" in the United States and the Caribbean often holds contradictory and competing meanings in public discourse: on the one hand, it is a site of love, strength...


A Queer Chivalry
A Queer Chivalry

The Homoerotic Asceticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Saville, Julia Frances

The Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins was a practitioner of strict asceticism in its broadest definition--the refusal of physical pleasure or comfort in the interests of moral...


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