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I'm No Angel
I'm No Angel

The Blonde in Fiction and Film

Tremper, Ellen

Have you ever wondered why there are so many "dumb blonde" jokes—always about women? Or how Ivanhoe's childhood love, the"flaxen Saxon" Rowena, morphed into Marilyn Monroe?...


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...


The Letters of Matthew Arnold
The Letters of Matthew Arnold

1829-1859

Arnold, Matthew, Lang, Cecil Y.

The University Press of Virginia edition of The Letters of Matthew Arnold, edited by Cecil Y. Lang, represents the most comprehensive and assiduously annotated collection of...


Novel Cultivations
Novel Cultivations

Plants in British Literature of the Global Nineteenth Century

Chang, Elizabeth Hope

Nineteenth-century English nature was a place of experimentation, exoticism, and transgression, as site and emblem of the global exchanges of the British Empire. Popular...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry 1856-1877

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

This volume begins a new series: William James's correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues, starting when William James was fourteen and on his second trip abroad and...


Sucking Up
Sucking Up

A Brief Consideration of Sycophancy

Parker, Mark, Parker, Mark

Suck-up. Ass-kisser. Brownnoser. Bootlicker. Lickspittle. Toadeater... Found in every walk of life, both real and imagined, sycophants surround us. But whether we grumble about...


The Eighteenth Centuries
The Eighteenth Centuries

Global Networks of Enlightenment

Gies, David T., Wall, Cynthia

Today, when "globalization" is a buzzword invoked in nearly every realm, we turn back to the eighteenth century and witness the inherent globalization of its desires and, at...


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....


Hostile Humor in Renaissance France
Hostile Humor in Renaissance France
Hayes, Bruce

In sixteenth-century France, the level of jokes, irony, and ridicule found in pamphlets and plays became aggressively hostile. In Hostile Humor in Renaissance France,...


Speaking Silences
Speaking Silences

Stillness and Voice in Modern Thought and Jewish Tradition

Ettin, Andrew Vogel

Language and silence have usually been understood as opposites and assigned different values, but which one is positive and which negative? Ranging widely across time and...


Second Person Singular
Second Person Singular

Late Victorian Women Poets and the Bonds of Verse

Harrington, Emily

Emily Harrington offers a new history of women’s poetry at the turn of the century that breaks from conventional ideas of nineteenth-century lyric, which focus on individual...


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 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...


Technologies of Empire

Writing, Imagination, and the Making of Imperial Networks, 1750–1821

Ryan, Dermot

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Liberal Epic
Liberal Epic

The Victorian Practice of History from Gibbon to Churchill

Adams, Edward

In Liberal Epic, Edward Adams examines the liberal imagination’s centuries-long dependence on contradictory, and mutually constitutive, attitudes toward violent...


Being Apart
Being Apart

Theoretical and Existential Resistance in Africana Literature

Parris, LaRose T.

In Being Apart, LaRose Parris draws on traditional and radical Western theory to emphasize how nineteenth- and twentieth-century Africana thinkers explored the two...


Thomas Hardy and the Proper Study of Mankind
Thomas Hardy and the Proper Study of Mankind
Gatrell, Simon

Simon Gatrell offers a fresh and stimulating exploration of Hardy's account in fiction of the individual man or woman's relationship with various aspects of the encompassing...


Christina Rossetti
Christina Rossetti

The Patience of Style

Hassett, Constance W.

Although the cultural and literary influence of Christina Rossetti has recently been widely acknowledged, the belatedness of this critical attention has left wide gaps in our...


Steinbeck in Vietnam
Steinbeck in Vietnam

Dispatches from the War

Steinbeck, John, Barden, Thomas E.

Although his career continued for almost three decades after the 1939 publication of The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck is still most closely associated with his Depression-...


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 Vulgarization of Art
The Vulgarization of Art

The Victorians and Aesthetic Democracy

Dowling, Linda

In this major reinterpretation of the Victorian Aesthetic Movement, Linda Dowling argues that such classic works of Victorian art writing such as Ruskin's Stones of Venice of...


The Sketch, the Tale, and the Beginnings of American Literature
The Sketch, the Tale, and the Beginnings of American Literature
Fash, Lydia G.

Accounts of the rise of American literature often start in the 1850s with a cluster of "great American novels"—Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Melville’s Moby-Dick...


Faulkner in the University, Introduction by Douglas Day
Faulkner in the University, Introduction by Douglas Day
Gwynn, Frederick L., Blotner, Joseph L.

In 1957 and 1958 William Faulkner was Writer-in-Residence at the University of Virginia. During that time he held thirty-seven conferences and answered two thousand questions...


Empire of Diamonds
Empire of Diamonds

Victorian Gems in Imperial Settings

Munich, Adrienne

In 1850, the legendary Koh-i-noor diamond, gem of Eastern potentates, was transferred from the Punjab in India and, in an elaborate ceremony, placed into Queen Victoria’s...


The Medievalist Impulse in American Literature
The Medievalist Impulse in American Literature

Twain, Adams, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway

Moreland, Kim

Why has the medievalist impulse- as manifested in an attraction to the traditions of courtly love and chivalry- been ignored or marginalized in the context of American...


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