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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 Romantic Subject in Autobiography
The Romantic Subject in Autobiography

Rousseau and Goethe

Stelzig, Eugene L.

Although the literature of modern subjectivity has its sources in the Renaissance and manifests itself in texts as early as Montaigne's Essays and Shakespeare's Hamlet,...


East-West Exchange and Late Modernism
East-West Exchange and Late Modernism

Williams, Moore, Pound

Qian, Zhaoming

In East-West Exchange and Late Modernism, Zhaoming Qian examines the nature and extent of Asian influence on some of the literary masterpieces of Western late modernism...


Character and Mourning
Character and Mourning

Woolf, Faulkner, and the Novel Elegy of the First World War

Penner, Erin

In response to the devastating trauma of World War I, British and American authors wrote about grief. The need to articulate loss inspired moving novels by Virginia Woolf and...


The Abridged Diaries of Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Abridged Diaries of Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, Knight, Denise D.

One of the leading intellectuals of first-wave feminism, Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1860-1935] was a prolific socialist writer and lecturer. Nearly forgotten in the years...


Author and Printer in Victorian England
Author and Printer in Victorian England
Dooley, Allan C.

Author and Printer in Victorian England demonstrates that printing technology shapes texts. The technology involved was a nineteenth-century revolution in printing...


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...


Dandyism
Dandyism

Forming Fiction from Modernism to the Present

Gutkin, Len

The "dandy," a nineteenth-century character and concept exemplified in such works as Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, reverberates in surprising corners of twentieth...


Epistolary Histories
Epistolary Histories

Letters, Fiction, Culture

Gilroy, Amanda, Verhoeven, Wil M.

This innovative collection of essays participates in the ongoing debate about the epistolary form, challenging readers to rethink the traditional association between the letter...


Invited Guest
Invited Guest

An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Southern Poetry

Rigsbee, David, Brown, Steven Ford

Mencken's stinging characterization of the American South as "the Sahara of the Bozart" reflects an understandable frustration with the narrow view of the canon of southern...


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...


Trauma and Survival in Contemporary Fiction
Trauma and Survival in Contemporary Fiction
Vickroy, Laurie

In an exploration of how contemporary fiction narratives represent trauma—that response to events so overwhelmingly intense that normal responses become impaired—Laurie Vickroy...


Spectacular Blackness
Spectacular Blackness

The Cultural Politics of the Black Power Movement and the Search for a Black Aesthetic

Ongiri, Amy Abugo

Exploring the interface between the cultural politics of the Black Power and the Black Arts movements and the production of postwar African American popular culture, Amy Ongiri...


Composing Cultures
Composing Cultures

Modernism, American Literary Studies, and the Problem of Culture

Aronoff, Eric

The term "culture" has become ubiquitous in both academic and popular conversations, but its usefulness is a point of dispute. Taking the current shift from cultural studies to...


The Land without Shadows
The Land without Shadows
Waberi, Abdourahman A.

One of the first literary works to portray Djiboutians from their own point of view, The Land without Shadows is a collection of seventeen short stories. The author,...


Vanishing Lives
Vanishing Lives

Style and Self in Tennyson, D. G. Rossetti, Swinburne, and Yeats

Richardson, James

One of the characteristic features of Victorian poetry is dimness, a vanishing away-things blur with the motion of their passing, which seems inseparable from the mind's fading...


Reading for the Law
Reading for the Law

British Literary History and Gender Advocacy

Krueger, Christine L.

Taking her title from the British term for legal study, "to read for the law," Christine L. Krueger asks how "reading for the law" as literary history contributes to the...


Hey Presto!

Swift and the Quacks

Ormbsby-Lennon, Hugh

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Milton among Spaniards
Milton among Spaniards
Duran, Angelica

Firmly grounded in literary studies but drawing on religious studies, translation studies, drama, and visual art, Milton among Spaniards is the first book-length exploration of...


The Golden Avant-Garde
The Golden Avant-Garde

Idolatry, Commercialism, and Art

Sassower, Raphael, Cicotello, Louis

Since the eighteenth century, artists--especially so-called avant-garde artists--have played a conflicting role in society. Part of the reason for their complex position, argue...


Arras Hanging

The Textile That Determined Early Modern Literature and Drama

Olson, Rebecca

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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....


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...


Wanted
Wanted

The Outlaw in American Visual Culture

Hall, Rachel

Assembling a rich archive of images and texts from the eighteenth century to the present, Rachel Hall offers a history of the "wanted" poster, examining its uses, patterns of...


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