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Stranger America
Stranger America

A Narrative Ethics of Exclusion

Toth, Josh

Contradictory ideals of egalitarianism and self-reliance haunt America’s democratic state. We need look no further than Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and victory...


The Victorian Illustrated Book
The Victorian Illustrated Book
Maxwell, Richard

Throughout the nineteenth century, but most intensely in the reign of Queen Victoria, England and Scotland produced an unprecedented range of extraordinary illustrated books....


Empiricist Devotions
Empiricist Devotions

Science, Religion, and Poetry in Early Eighteenth-Century England

Smith, Courtney Weiss

Featuring a moment in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England before the disciplinary divisions that we inherit today were established, Empiricist Devotions...


Writing through Jane Crow
Writing through Jane Crow

Race and Gender Politics in African American Literature

Hardison, Ayesha K.

In Writing through Jane Crow, Ayesha Hardison examines African American literature and its representation of black women during the pivotal but frequently overlooked...


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...


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...


Margins and Marginality
Margins and Marginality

The Printed Page in Early Modern England

Tribble, Evelyn B.

Increasing interest is being shown in the intersections between literary and cultural history and in the material dimensions of the text. Evelyn B. Tribble argues that far from...


Women Writers of the Beat Era
Women Writers of the Beat Era

Autobiography and Intertextuality

Carden, Mary Paniccia

The Beat Generation was a group of writers who rejected cultural standards, experimented with drugs, and celebrated sexual liberation. Starting in the 1950s with works such as...


Imitation Nation
Imitation Nation

Red, White, and Blackface in Early and Antebellum US Literature

Richards, Jason

How did early Americans define themselves? The American exceptionalist perspective tells us that the young republic rejected Europeans, Native Americans, and African Americans...


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....


Interest and Connection in the Eighteenth Century
Interest and Connection in the Eighteenth Century

Hervey, Johnson, Smith, Equiano

Sider Jost, Jacob

Can a single word explain the world? In the British eighteenth century, interest comes close: it lies at the foundation of the period’s thinking about finance, economics...


Bad Men
Bad Men

Creative Touchstones of Black Writers

Rambsy II., Howard

How have African American writers drawn on "bad" black men and black boys as creative touchstones for their evocative and vibrant art? This is the question posed by Howard...


Written on the Water
Written on the Water

British Romanticism and the Maritime Empire of Culture

Baker, Samuel

The very word "culture" has traditionally evoked the land. But when such writers as William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron, and, later, Matthew Arnold...


Manufacturing Culture
Manufacturing Culture

Vindications of Early Victorian Industry

Bizup, Joseph

From Robert Southey to William Morris, British social critics in the Romantic tradition consistently stigmatized industry as a threat to aesthetic or humanistic "culture."...


The Furious Flowering of African American Poetry
The Furious Flowering of African American Poetry
Gabbin, Joanne V.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY, with its wellsprings in jazz and vernacular culture and its inescapable political dimension, stands among the most important bodies of literary work of...


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....


American Iconographic
American Iconographic

National Geographic, Global Culture, and the Visual Imagination

Hawkins, Stephanie L.

In an era before affordable travel, National Geographic not only served as the first glimpse of countless other worlds for its readers, but it helped them confront sweeping...


The Woman Within
The Woman Within
Glasgow, Ellen, Matthews, Pamela R.

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Studies in Bibliography, Volume 56
Studies in Bibliography, Volume 56

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia

Vander Meulen, David L.

The fifty-sixth volume of Studies continues its tradition of presenting a wide range of articles by international scholars on bibliography, textual criticism, and other aspects...


The Providence of Wit
The Providence of Wit

Aspects of Form in Augustan Literature and the Arts

Battestin, Martin C.

By exploring the relationship between the idea of Nature and the idea of Art in the period from 1660-1760, this study attempts to account for the distinctive quality of the '...


The Physics of Possibility
The Physics of Possibility

Victorian Fiction, Science, and Gender

Tondre, Michael

The Physics of Possibility traces the sensational birth of mathematical physics in Victorian literature, science, and statistics. As scientists took up new...


The Knowing Most Worth Doing
The Knowing Most Worth Doing

Essays on Pluralism, Ethics, and Religion

Booth, Wayne, Jost, Walter

Throughout the second half of the twentieth century until his death in 2005, Wayne Booth was one of the most influential literary critics in America and beyond, known worldwide...


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...


Spectacular Suffering
Spectacular Suffering

Witnessing Slavery in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic

Mallipeddi, Ramesh

Spectacular Suffering focuses on commodification and discipline, two key dimensions of Atlantic slavery through which black bodies were turned into things in the...


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