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Novel Cultivations
Novel Cultivations

Plants in British Literature of the Global Nineteenth Century

Chang, Elizabeth Hope

Shortlisted for the Best Book Prize from the British Society of Literature and Science

Nineteenth-century English nature was a place of experimentation,...


The Politics of Rape

Sexual Atrocity, Propaganda Wars, and the Restoration Stage

Airey, Jennifer L.

[Book description not available]


Contemporary Francophone African Writers and the Burden of Commitment
Contemporary Francophone African Writers and the Burden of Commitment
Cazenave, Odile, Célérier, Patricia

By looking at engagée literature from the recent past, when the francophone African writer was implicitly seen as imparted with a mission, to the present, when such authors...


Outside the Wire
Outside the Wire

American Soldiers' Voices from Afghanistan

Leche, Christine Dumaine

A riveting collection of thirty-eight narratives by American soldiers serving in Afghanistan, Outside the Wire offers a powerful evocation of everyday life in a war zone...


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...


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. ...


Upon Provincialism
Upon Provincialism

Southern Literature and National Periodical Culture, 1870–1900

Hardwig, Bill

Drawing on tourist literature, travelogues, and local-color fiction about the South, Bill Hardwig tracks the ways in which the nation's leading interdisciplinary periodicals,...


The Ghost behind the Masks
The Ghost behind the Masks

The Victorian Poets and Shakespeare

Shaw, W. David

In The Ghost behind the Masks, W. David Shaw traces Shakespeare’s influence on nine Victorian poets: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, Christina Rossetti, Thomas...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry: 1895-1899

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

This eighth volume of a projected twelve continues the series of William James's correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues, which was begun in volume 4 of the...


On Endings
On Endings

American Postmodern Fiction and the Cold War

Grausam, Daniel

What does narrative look like when the possibility of an expansive future has been called into question? This query is the driving force behind Daniel Grausam’s On Endings...


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...


Francis Blake
Francis Blake

An Inventor's Life, 1850–1913

Hall, Elton W.

Accomplished inventor, visionary photographer, philanthropist, and successful businessman, Francis Blake (1850 1913) changed not only the way Americans communicated in the...


Above All, Don't Look Back
Above All, Don't Look Back
Bey, Maïssa

Above All, Don't Look Back follows the path of a young woman—Amina—as she makes her way through a city, a life, and a sense of self that have been ravaged by an...


The Long Day
The Long Day

The Story of a New York Working Girl.

Rlchardson, Dorothy

The Long Day is a wonderfully readable personal narrative of the trials and tribulations of an "unskilled, friendless, almost penniless girl of eighteen, utterly alone in the...


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...


Monticello in Mind
Monticello in Mind

Fifty Contemporary Poems on Jefferson

Spaar, Lisa Russ

Thomas Jefferson was a figure both central and polarizing in his own time, and despite the passage of two centuries he remains so today. Author of the Declaration of...


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...


The Forgotten Female Aesthetes
The Forgotten Female Aesthetes

Literary Culture in Late-Victorian England

Schaffer, Talia

Most critics of aestheticism focus on the Yellow Book, the glossy Victorian journal with the shocking yellow cover that counted among its contributors Aubrey Beardsley and Max...


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...


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...


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 Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry 1885-1896

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

The second volume of letters between William and Henry James covers 1885-1896.


Westernness
Westernness

A Meditation

Williamson, Alan

A first-person meditation on the literary and visual arts of the American West, Westernness: A Meditation explores how this region has developed its own distinct culture...


Modified Rapture
Modified Rapture

Comedy in W. S. Gilbert's Savoy Operas

Fischler, Alan

[Book description not available]


The Modern Portrait Poem
The Modern Portrait Poem

From Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ezra Pound

Dickey, Frances

In The Modern Portrait Poem, Frances Dickey recovers the portrait as a poetic genre from the 1860s through the 1920s. Combining literary and art history, she examines...


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