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Crusoes and Other Castaways in Modern French Literature

Solitary Adventures

Acquisto, Joseph

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Feeling for the Poor
Feeling for the Poor

Bourgeois Compassion, Social Action, and the Victorian Novel

Betensky, Carolyn

What if the political work of Victorian social-problem novels was precisely to make the reader feel as if reading them—in and of itself—mattered? Surveying novels by Charles...


Reading Trauma Narratives
Reading Trauma Narratives

The Contemporary Novel and the Psychology of Oppression

Vickroy, Laurie

As part of the contemporary reassessment of trauma that goes beyond Freudian psychoanalysis, Laurie Vickroy theorizes trauma in the context of psychological, literary, and...


Talking Shop
Talking Shop

The Language of Craft in an Age of Consumption

Betjemann, Peter

Describing everything from bread and cappuccinos to mass-market furnishings, a language of the "artisanal" saturates our culture today. That language, Peter Betjemann proposes...


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,...


Best New Poets 2015
Best New Poets 2015

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Smith, Tracy K.

Praise for earlier editions:

"[A] reminder that contemporary poetry is not only alive and well but continuing to grow."-- Publishers Weekly

"[These poets]...


Barbaric Culture and Black Critique
Barbaric Culture and Black Critique

Black Antislavery Writers, Religion, and the Slaveholding Atlantic

Wheelock, Stefan M.

In an interdisciplinary study of black intellectual history at the dawn of the nineteenth century, Stefan M. Wheelock shows how black antislavery writers were able to...


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...


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...


The Letters of Christina Rossetti
The Letters of Christina Rossetti

1887-1894

Rossetti, Christina, Harrison, Antony H.

Christina Rossetti (1830–1894) has come to be considered one of the major poets--not just one of the major women poets—of the Victorian era, eclipsing her famous brother....


The Arresting Eye
The Arresting Eye

Race and the Anxiety of Detection

Huh, Jinny

In her reading of detective fiction and passing narratives from the end of the nineteenth century forward, Jinny Huh investigates anxieties about race and detection. Adopting...


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...


Jonathan Swift's WordBook

A Vocabulary Compiled for Esther Johnson and Copied in Her Own Hand

Elias, A.C., Fischer, John Irwin

[Book description not available]


Semi-Detached Empire
Semi-Detached Empire

Suburbia and the Colonization of Britain, 1880 to the Present

Kuchta, Todd

In the first book to consider British suburban literature from the vantage point of imperial and postcolonial studies, Todd Kuchta argues that suburban identity is tied to the...


The Algerian New Novel
The Algerian New Novel

The Poetics of a Modern Nation, 1950-1979

Orlando, Valérie K.

Disputing the claim that Algerian writing during the struggle against French colonial rule dealt almost exclusively with revolutionary themes, The Algerian New Novel...


Raving at Usurers
Raving at Usurers

Anti-Finance and the Ethics of Uncertainty in England, 1690-1750

Codr, Dwight

In Raving at Usurers, Dwight Codr explores the complex intersection of religion, economics, ethics, and literature in late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England....


Carolyn G. Heilbrun
Carolyn G. Heilbrun

Feminist in a Tenured Position

Kress, Susan

Carolyn G. Heilbrun is renowned as a provocative feminist critic of the culture and (as Amanda Cross) a writer of witty detective novels. In Carolyn G. Heilbrun: Feminist in a...


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...


Violent Adventure
Violent Adventure

Contemporary Fiction by American Men

Wesley, Marilyn C.

As the mother of young sons, Marilyn Wesley became increasingly concerned about the conflicting messages they received in a world where "Han Solo replaced John Wayne as a...


Women in Exile
Women in Exile
Afkhami, Mahnaz

Attempting to come to terms with her own life in exile, Afkhami, who was forced out of Iran because of her work for women's rights, sought out and talked with 12 other women...


Bowery Tales, Maggie, and George's Mother
Bowery Tales, Maggie, and George's Mother
Crane, Stephen

The first volume in The Works of Stephen Crane contains Crane's Bowery Tales, including Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and George's Mother.

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Afro-Creole Poetry in French from Louisiana's Radical Civil War-Era Newspapers
Afro-Creole Poetry in French from Louisiana's Radical Civil War-Era Newspapers

A Bilingual Edition

Bruce, Clint

Collected here for the first time, seventy-nine poems published in the Civil War–era Afro-Creole New Orleans newspapers L’Union and La Tribune—most unavailable...


The Complete Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll

The Oxford Pamphlets, Leaflets, and Circulars of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

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...


Colonial Wounds/Postcolonial Repair
Colonial Wounds/Postcolonial Repair
Menia, Amina, Shanahan, Maureen, Hinderliter, Beth

This companion volume to the Colonial Wounds/Postcolonial Repair exhibition at James Madison University’s Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art contributes to debates about...


Best New Poets 2018
Best New Poets 2018

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Dargan, Kyle

"[A] reminder that contemporary poetry is not only alive and well but continuing to grow."-- Publishers Weekly

"This collection stands out among the crowd...


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