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Of Dreams and Assassins
Of Dreams and Assassins
Mokeddem, Malika

Of Dreams and Assassins is the urgent and rhythmic fourth novel of Malika Mokeddem, her second to appear in English. Born in Algeria to a Bedouin family that had only recently...


Reading through the Night
Reading through the Night
Tompkins, Jane

Jane Tompkins, a renowned literature professor and award-winning author, thought she knew what reading was until, struck by a debilitating illness, she finds herself reading...


Bound Away
Bound Away

Virginia and the Westward Movement

Fischer, David Hackett, Kelly, James C.

Bound Away offers a new understanding of the westward movement. After the Turner thesis which celebrated the frontier as the source of American freedom and democracy, and the...


Grief and Meter
Grief and Meter

Elegies for Poets after Auden

Connolly, Sally

The elegizing of poets is one of the oldest and most enduring traditions in English poetry. Many of the most influential and best-known poems in the language—such as Milton’s "...


The Dynamics of Genre
The Dynamics of Genre

Journalism and the Practice of Literature in Mid-Victorian Britain

Liddle, Dallas

Newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals reached a peak of cultural influence and financial success in Britain in the 1850s and 1860s, out-publishing and out-selling books...


The Book of Common Prayer, 1559
The Book of Common Prayer, 1559

The Elizabethan Prayer Book

Booty, John E.

John E. Booty’s edition of The Book of Common Prayer, 1559, first published by the University Press of Virginia for the Folger Shakespeare Library in 1976 and long out...


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...


The Forgotten Female Aesthetes
The Forgotten Female Aesthetes

Literary Culture in Late-Victorian England

Schaffer, Talia

Most critics of aestheticism focus on the Yellow Book, the glossy Victorian journal with the shocking yellow cover that counted among its contributors Aubrey Beardsley and Max...


Gettysburg Contested
Gettysburg Contested

150 Years of Preserving America's Cherished Landscapes

Black, Brian

After the American Revolution, sites representing key events in American history were crucial to the young nation's efforts to formalize its story. Following the Civil War,...


With the Hammer of Truth

James Thomson Callender and America's Early National Heroes

Durey, Michael

James Thomson Callender earned an infamous reputation as one of the first muckraking journalists in America, resulting largely from his character assassinations of George...


Best New Poets 2015
Best New Poets 2015

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Smith, Tracy K.

Praise for earlier editions:

"[A] reminder that contemporary poetry is not only alive and well but continuing to grow."-- Publishers Weekly

"[These poets]...


What's Bugging You?
What's Bugging You?

A Fond Look at the Animals We Love to Hate

Evans, Arthur V.

We are told from the time we are children that insects and spiders are pests, when the truth is that most have little or no effect on us--although the few that do are often...


Rhetorical Investigations
Rhetorical Investigations

Studies in Ordinary Language Criticism

Jost, Walter

In Rhetorical Investigations Walter Jost juxtaposes problems and questions in philosophy and literature, using rhetoric as the middle term and common ground between them...


A World of Disorderly Notions
A World of Disorderly Notions

Quixote and the Logic of Exceptionalism

Hanlon, Aaron R.

Shortlisted for the Kenshur Prize for Best Book in Eighteenth-Century Studies from the Indiana University Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies

From Jonathan...


"In the Hands of a Good Providence"
"In the Hands of a Good Providence"

Religion in the Life of George Washington

Thompson, Mary V.

Attempts by evangelical Christians to claim Washington and other founders as their own, and scholars' ongoing attempts to contradict these claims, are nothing new. Particularly...


Pirating Fictions
Pirating Fictions

Ownership and Creativity in Nineteenth-Century Popular Culture

Cohen, Monica F.

Two distinctly different meanings of piracy are ingeniously intertwined in Monica Cohen's lively new book, which shows how popular depictions of the pirate held sway on the...


One Love, Ghoema Beat
One Love, Ghoema Beat

Inside the Cape Town Carnival

Mason, John Edwin

One Love, Ghoema Beat: Inside the Cape Town Carnival takes readers behind the scenes of one of the world’s least known and most colorful carnivals. Similar in many ways...


A Voyage to Virginia in 1609
A Voyage to Virginia in 1609

Two Narratives: Strachey's "True Reportory" and Jourdain's Discovery of the Bermudas

Strachey, William, Jourdain, Silvester, Wright, Louis B.

To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, the University of Virginia Press reissues its first-ever publication. The volume’s two accounts of the 1609 wreck of a Jamestown-bound...


The Language of Democracy
The Language of Democracy

Political Rhetoric in the United States and Britain, 1790–1900

Robertson, Andrew W.

Tracing the history of political rhetoric in nineteenth-century America and Britain, Andrew W. Robertson shows how modern election campaigning was born. Robertson discusses...


Idol of Suburbia
Idol of Suburbia

Marie Corelli and Late-Victorian Literary Culture

Federico, Annette R.

Marie Corelli (1855–1924) was the most popular novelist of the turn of the century, outselling Hall Caine, Mrs. Humphry Ward, H. G. Wells, and Arthur Conan Doyle by the...


Strategies for Survival
Strategies for Survival

Recollections of Bondage in Antebellum Virginia

Dusinberre, William

Strategies for Survival conveys the experience of bondage through the words of former slaves themselves. The interviews—conducted in Virginia in 1937 by WPA...


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