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Ossianic Unconformities
Ossianic Unconformities

Bardic Poetry in the Industrial Age

Gidal, Eric

In a sequence of publications in the 1760s, James Macpherson, a Scottish schoolteacher in the central Highlands, created fantastic epics of ancient heroes and presented them as...


Studies in Bibliography, Volume 59
Studies in Bibliography, Volume 59

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia

Vander Meulen, David L.

The fifty-ninth volume of Studies in Bibliography continues its tradition of presenting a wide range of articles by international scholars on bibliography, textual...


Mapping the Ethical Turn
Mapping the Ethical Turn

A Reader in Ethics, Culture, and Literary Theory

Davis, Todd F., Womack, Kenneth

Divided into four descriptive sections—"Theory and the Ethics of Literary Text," "Confronting the Difficult: The Ethics of Race and Power," "Making Darkness Visible: The...


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...


The Life of William Faulkner
The Life of William Faulkner

The Past Is Never Dead, 1897-1934

Rollyson, Carl

William Faulkner emerged from the ravaged South—half backwoods, half defeated empire—transforming his corner of Mississippi into the fictional Yoknapatawpha County and...


The Shad Treatment
The Shad Treatment
Epps, Garrett

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Lost Saints
Lost Saints

Silence, Gender, and Victorian Literary Canonization

Lootens, Tricia A.

In Lost Saints Tricia Lootens argues that parallels betwee literary and religious canons are far deeper than has yet been realized. She presents the ideological underpinnings...


Colonizing the Past
Colonizing the Past

Mythmaking and Pre-Columbian Whites in Nineteenth-Century American Writing

Watts, Edward

After the Revolution, Americans realized they lacked the common, deep, or meaningful history that might bind together their loose confederation of former colonies into a...


Genre Theory and Historical Change
Genre Theory and Historical Change

Theoretical Essays of Ralph Cohen

Cohen, Ralph, Rowlett, John L.

Ralph Cohen was highly regarded as the visionary founding editor of New Literary History, but his own theoretical essays appeared in such a scattering of publications...


Between the Novel and the News
Between the Novel and the News

The Emergence of American Women's Writing

Edelstein, Sari

While American literary history has long acknowledged the profound influence of journalism on canonical male writers, Sari Edelstein argues that American women writers were...


Twice-Divided Nation
Twice-Divided Nation

National Memory, Transatlantic News, and American Literature in the Civil War Era

Graber, Samuel

The first thoroughly interdisciplinary study to examine how the transatlantic relationship between the United States and Britain helped shape the conflicts between North and...


Toward Wholeness in Paule Marshall's Fiction
Toward Wholeness in Paule Marshall's Fiction
Pettis, Joyce

Internationally known and long praised by contemporary African-American novelists, Paule Marshall is now being recognized as a major American writer. This first book-length...


The Ladder of High Designs
The Ladder of High Designs
Fenoaltea, Doranne, Rubin, David Lee

This collection of essays on the structure and interpretation of the French lyric squence marks a number of tentative signposts for future travlers along this relatively...


Recollections of a Happy Life
Recollections of a Happy Life

Being the Autobiography of Marianne North

Morgan, Susan

Marianne North was a Victorian figure of some consequence. An amateur botanist and painter, she journeyed to the world's farthest reaches, to its ancient and new civilizations...


Saul Steinberg's Literary Journeys
Saul Steinberg's Literary Journeys

Nabokov, Joyce, and Others

Feldman, Jessica R.

Saul Steinberg’s inimitable drawings, paintings, and assemblages enriched the New Yorker, gallery and museum shows, and his own books for more than half a century. Although the...


Katherine Anne Porter
Katherine Anne Porter

A Sense of the Times

Stout, christopher

Katherine Anne Porter's life closely paralleled that of her century not only in its span (1890-1980) but in its interests and contradictions. A communist sympathizer who became...


Leonard and Virginia Woolf as Publishers
Leonard and Virginia Woolf as Publishers

The Hogarth Press, 1917–41

Willis, John H.

Has any couple in twentieth-century intellectual life so captured and held attention as have Leonard and Virginia Woolf? The have proved endlessly interesting as individuals,...


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....


Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia
Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia
West, Nancy Martha

The advertising campaigns launched by Kodak in the early years of snapshot photography stand at the center of a shift in American domestic life that goes deeper than...


Utopian Geographies and the Early English Novel
Utopian Geographies and the Early English Novel
Pearl, Jason H.

Historians of the Enlightenment have studied the period’s substantial advances in world cartography, as well as the decline of utopia imagined in geographic terms. Literary...


Mind over Matter
Mind over Matter

Memory Fiction from Daniel Defoe to Jane Austen

Eron, Sarah

How do we understand memory in the early novel? Departing from traditional empiricist conceptualizations of remembering, Mind over Matter uncovers a social model of...


Wandering Memory
Wandering Memory
Dominique, Jan J.

The daughter of Haitian journalist and pro-democracy activist Jean Léopold Dominique, who was assassinated in 2000, Jan J. Dominique offers a memoir that provides a uniquely...


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 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...


Farther Afield in the Study of Nature-Oriented Literature
Farther Afield in the Study of Nature-Oriented Literature
Murphy, Patrick D.

In the 1990s, the emerging field of ecocriticism—nature-sensitive literary studies—began to establish and define itself. Arguing that the field has matured to the point where...


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