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The Victorian Serial
The Victorian Serial
Hughes, Linda K., Lund, Michael

Linda K. Hughes and Michael Lund provide a new approach to the study of installment literature by showing how it embodied a view of life intrinsic to Victorian culture. They...


The Complete Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll

A Miscellany of Works on Alice, Theatre, Religion, Science, and More

Carroll, Lewis, Lovett, Charlie

The final volume in the Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll series collects more than one hundred of his works on the Alice books, the theater, religion and morality, science and...


Byrd's Line
Byrd's Line

A Natural History

Ausband, Stephen Conrad

In 1728, William Byrd, the wealthy, English-educated master of Westover plantation, undertook a journey with a troop of commissioners, surveyors, and woodsmen to determine the...


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...


Picturing Religious Experience

George Herbert, Calvin, and the Scriptures

Doerksen, Daniel W.

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Long Black Song
Long Black Song

Essays in Black American Literature and Culture

Baker, Houston A., Jr.

Houston Baker maintains that black American culture, grounded in a unique historical experience, is distinct from any other, and that it has produced a body of literature that...


Demon or Doll
Demon or Doll

Images of the Child in Contemporary Writing and Culture

Pifer, Ellen

From the shootings at Columbine High School to the JonBenet Ramsey murder to the sentencing of "killer kids," today's media cannot decide if children are objects of fear or in...


Deep Talk
Deep Talk

Reading African-American Literary Names

King, Debra Walker

The process of naming is a transformative act that inherently imparts meaning, whether it be through the conscious use of a familiar historical or allegorical appellation or...


Poetry, Symbol, and Allegory
Poetry, Symbol, and Allegory

Interpreting Metaphorical Language from Plato to the Present

Brittan, Simon

Dealing with poetry is frequently problematic for the university teacher and student: although undergraduates are usually responsive to discussions about drama and prose,...


Fettered Genius
Fettered Genius

The African American Bardic Poet from Slavery to Civil Rights

Leonard, Keith D.

In Fettered Genius, Keith D. Leonard identifies how African American poets’ use and revision of traditional poetics constituted an antiracist political agency. Comparing...


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...


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...


Elizabeth Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop

The Geography of Gender

Lombardi, Marilyn May

This book brings together the work of pioneering scholars in the field- critics who are exploring the psychosexual tensions within Bishop's vision and the uncanny way her...


The Luxury of Skepticism
The Luxury of Skepticism

Politics, Philosophy,and Dialogue in the English Public Sphere, 1660–1740

Dykstal, Timothy

How is it that a controversy about politics becomes a conversation about philosophy? From Hobbes to Harrington to Shaftesbury to Berkeley, Timothy Dykstal explores the public...


Art and Artifact in Austen
Art and Artifact in Austen
Battigelli, Anna

Jane Austen distinguished herself with genius in literature, but she was immersed in all of the arts. Austen loved dancing, played the piano proficiently, meticulously...


Artistic Ambassadors
Artistic Ambassadors

Literary and International Representation of the New Negro Era

Roberts, Brian Russell

During the first generation of black participation in U.S. diplomacy in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a vibrant community of African American writers and...


The Genius of John Ruskin
The Genius of John Ruskin

Selections from His Writings

Rosenberg, John D.

No figure among the Victorians surpasses John Ruskin in magnitude of genius, modernity of message, or mastery of prose. Yet for the first half-century after his death in 1900,...


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...


Creole Drama
Creole Drama

Theatre and Society in Antebellum New Orleans

Braun, Juliane

The stages of antebellum New Orleans did more than entertain. In the city’s early years, French-speaking residents used the theatre to assert their political, economic, and...


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...


Dramatic Extracts in Seventeenth Century English Manuscripts

Watching, Reading, Changing Plays

Estille, Laura

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Writing Home
Writing Home

American Women Abroad, 1830–1920

Schriber, Mary Suzanne

In Writing Home, Mary Suzanne Schriber offers the first comprehensive analysis of the large body of U.S. women's travel literature written betwen the pre-Civil War years and...


The Alchemy of Conquest
The Alchemy of Conquest

Science, Religion, and the Secrets of the New World

Bauer, Ralph

The Age of the Discovery of the Americas was concurrent with the Age of Discovery in science. In The Alchemy of Conquest, Ralph Bauer explores the historical...


A New Continent of Liberty
A New Continent of Liberty

Eunomia in Native American Literature from Occom to Erdrich

Hamilton, Geoff

Beginning with the writings of Samson Occom, and extending through a range of fiction and nonfiction works by William Apess, Sarah Winnemucca, Zitkala-Ša, N. Scott Momaday,...


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