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    War Stories: The War Memoir in History and Literature by Philip Dwyer    The Work of Fiction: Cognition, Culture, and Complexity by Ellen Spolsky    Displaced Persons: by Sharon Ouditt    Shakespeare Minus 'Theory' by Tom McAlindon    William Faulkner: A Life through Novels by Andr Bleikasten    Shelley's Eye: Travel Writing and Aesthetic Vision by Benjamin Colbert    Proust's Cup of Tea: Homoeroticism and Victorian Culture by Emily Eells    John Lyly by Ruth Lunney    Miscellaneous Plays: Printed Writings 1641-1700: Series II, Part One, Volume 7 by Stephanie Hodgson-Wright    Miscellaneous Short Poetry, 1641-1700: Printed Writings 1641-1700: Series II, Part Three, Volume 4 by Robert C. Evans    Mock-Heroic from Butler to Cowper: An English Genre and Discourse by Richard Terry    Everyday Saints and the Art of Narrative in the South English Legendary by Anne B. Thompson    Twentieth-Century Fiction by Irish Women: Nation and Gender by Heather Ingman    Giordano Bruno and the Geometry of Language by Arielle Saiber    Gender and the Garden in Early Modern English Literature by Jennifer Munroe    Shakespeare and his Contemporaries in Performance by Edward J. Esche    Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers: Volume 5: The Eighteenth Century by Anne C. McDermott    City of Health, Fields of Disease: Revolutions in the Poetry, Medicine, and Philosophy of Romanticism by Martin Wallen    The Arts of 17th-Century Science: Representations of the Natural World in European and North American Culture by Claire Jowitt & Diane Watt    Texts from the Querelle, 1521-1615: Essential Works for the Study of Early Modern Women: Series III, Part Two, Volume 1 by Pamela J. Benson    Language and Revolution in Burke, Wollstonecraft, Paine, and Godwin by Jane Hodson    Kindred Brutes: Animals in Romantic-Period Writing by Christine Kenyon-Jones    Thomas Durfey and Restoration Drama: The Work of a Forgotten Writer by John McVeagh    Pudentiana Deacon: Printed Writings 1500-1640: Series I, Part Three, Volume 4 by Frans Blom    Publishing Women's Life Stories in France, 1647-1720: From Voice to Print by Elizabeth C. Goldsmith    Celtic Unconscious, The: Joyce and Scottish Culture by Richard Barlow    Imperiled Heritage: Tradition, History and Utopia in Early Modern German Literature: Selected Essays by Klaus Garber by Max Reinhart    Rosalind: A Biography of Shakespeare's Immortal Heroine by Angela Thirlwell    Disease, Diagnosis, and Cure on the Early Modern Stage by Stephanie Moss    Romantic Biography by Arthur Bradley    Understanding Ranci by Patrick M. Bray    Victorian Crime, Madness and Sensation by Andrew Maunder    Educating through Popular Culture: You're Not Cool Just Because You Teach with Comics by Edward A. Janak    Modernism: The Basics by Laura Winkiel    Women and Politics in Early Modern England, 1450-1700 by James Daybell    Routledge Revivals: The Song Celestial or Bhagavad-Gita (1906): From the Mahabharata by NoContributor    The Annotated Works of Henry George: Progress and Poverty by Francis K. Peddle    The Ashgate Research Companion to The Sidneys, 1500-1700: Volume 1: Lives by Michael G. Brennan & Mary Ellen Lamb    Pentecostal Modernism: Lovecraft, Los Angeles, and World-Systems Culture by Stephen Shapiro & Philip Barnard    J. M. Coetzee by Anthony Uhlmann    Early Modern Actors and Shakespeare's Theatre: Thinking with the Body by Evelyn Tribble    Crime Fiction as World Literature by Louise Nilsson    Lady Blackwood's Flames of Love: An epic story of romance, tragedy... and quantum physics. by Lady Blackwood    CliffsNotes Ibsen's Plays II: Ghosts, An Enemy of The People, & The Wild Duck by Marianne Sturman    CliffsNotes on Keats & Shelley by Dougald B. MacEachen    The Old Belief | Children's Norse Folktales by Baby Professor    The Right Way to be Crippled and Naked: The Fiction of Disability: An Anthology by Sheila Black    Help! My Story Has the Mary-Sue Disease by L. C. Morgenstern    Music into Fiction: Composers Writing, Compositions Imitated by Theodore Ziolkowski    Chinese Poetic Writing by Francois Cheng

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War Stories: The War Memoir in History and Literature

Philip Dwyer

War Stories: The War Memoir in History and Literature by Philip Dwyer Although war memoirs constitute a rich, varied literary form, they are often dismissed by historians as unreliable. This collection of essays is one of the first to explore the modern war memoir, revealing the genre's surprising capacity for breadth and sophistication while remaining sensitive to the challenges it poses for scholars. Covering conflicts from the Napoleonic era to today, the studies gathered here consider how memoirs have been used to transmit particular views of war even as they have emerged within specific social and political contexts.
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The Work of Fiction: Cognition, Culture, and Complexity

Ellen Spolsky

The Work of Fiction: Cognition, Culture, and Complexity by Ellen SpolskyThe essays gathered here demonstrate and justify the excitement and promise of cognitive historicism, providing a lively introduction to this new and quickly growing area of literary studies. Written by eight leading critics whose work has done much to establish the new field, they display the significant results of a largely unprecedented combination of cultural and cognitive analysis. The authors explore both narrative and dramatic genres, uncovering the tensions among presumably universal cognitive processes, and the local contexts within which complex literary texts are produced. Alan Richardson's...
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Displaced Persons:

Sharon Ouditt

Displaced Persons: by Sharon OudittThis lively and intellectually vigorous conspectus of studies approaches the subject of exile from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The contributions to this volume give due attention to the twentieth century migratory phenomena, theorised by Edward Said, Julia Kristeva and Salman Rushdie. They also show that the discourse and experience of exile is not the stuff of modernity alone. The volume illustrates that the waning of the Middle Ages, Reformation and Restoration politics, and the importation of Egyptian mummies into a nineteenth-century England hungry for imperial exotica reveal...
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Shakespeare Minus 'Theory'

Tom McAlindon

Shakespeare Minus 'Theory' by Tom McAlindonDemonstrating and defending a method of close reading and historical contextualisation of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, this collection of essays by Tom McAlindon combines a number of previously published pieces with original studies. The volume includes six interpretative studies, all but one of which involve challenges to radical readings of the plays involved, including Henry V, Coriolanus, The Tempest, and Doctor Faustus. The other three essays are critiques of the claims and methods of radical, postmodernist criticism (new historicism and cultural materialism especially); they illustrate...
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William Faulkner: A Life through Novels

Andr Bleikasten

William Faulkner: A Life through Novels by Andr Bleikasten

Writing to American poet Malcolm Cowley in 1949, William Faulkner expressed his wish to be known only through his books. He would go on to win the Nobel Prize for literature several months later, and when he died famous in 1962, his biographers immediately began to unveil and dissect the unhappy life of "the little man from Mississippi." Despite the many works published about Faulkner, his life and career, it still remains a mystery how a poet of minor symbolist poems rooted in the history of the Deep South became one of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century. Here, renowned critic...

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Shelley's Eye: Travel Writing and Aesthetic Vision

Benjamin Colbert

Shelley's Eye: Travel Writing and Aesthetic Vision by Benjamin ColbertPercy Bysshe Shelley joined the deluge of sightseers that poured onto the Continent after Napoleon's defeat in 1814, and over the next eight years Shelley followed major travelling trends, visiting Switzerland in 1816 and Italy from 1818. Shelley's Eye is the first study to address Shelley's participation in the travel culture of Post-Napoleonic Europe, and the first to consider Shelley as an important travel writer in his own right. This book is informed by original research on a wide range of period travel writings, including Mary Shelley and Shelley's neglected collaboration, History of a...
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Proust's Cup of Tea: Homoeroticism and Victorian Culture

Emily Eells

Proust's Cup of Tea: Homoeroticism and Victorian Culture by Emily EellsProust's Cup of Tea analyzes Proust's reading of various Victorian authors and shows how they contributed to A la recherche du temps perdu. This book proves that British literature and art played a fundamental role in Proust's writing process by citing from the manuscript versions of his novel, as well as from his correspondence, essays and the lengthy critical appartus accompanying his translations of Ruskin. Eells reflects here on why Proust was attracted to Victorian culture, and how he incorporated it into his novel. The works of the British novelists he was most interested in-Thomas Hardy...
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John Lyly

Ruth Lunney

John Lyly by Ruth LunneyJohn Lyly is the first collection of essays dedicated solely to the work of this University Wit, celebrity prose writer, and playwright to the court of Elizabeth. Lyly's energy and wit inspired his contemporaries to follow new directions in prose fiction and stage comedy, and his writings still illuminate sixteenth-century culture for the modern reader. The twenty-four essays in this selection include some older classics, but most date from 1990 onwards and reflect current critical concerns with politics and sexuality, class and audience. Both Euphues books and the eight plays receive some detailed...
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Miscellaneous Plays: Printed Writings 1641-1700: Series II, Part One, Volume 7

Stephanie Hodgson-Wright

Miscellaneous Plays: Printed Writings 1641-1700: Series II, Part One, Volume 7 by Stephanie Hodgson-WrightThe four plays in this volume represent just a small fraction of the total output by early modern women dramatists. Other plays will appear in later volumes in the facsimile series devoted to individual authors. Marcelia (1660), The Perjur'd Husband (1700), She Ventures and He Wins (1695) and The Unnatural Mother (1698) were written at a point in time when women playwrights were becoming a significant force in the theatre. Many of these plays were first performed in key theatrical venues by well-established drama companies. The scant critical attention paid to these works since they were first...
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Miscellaneous Short Poetry, 1641-1700: Printed Writings 1641-1700: Series II, Part Three, Volume 4

Robert C. Evans

Miscellaneous Short Poetry, 1641-1700: Printed Writings 1641-1700: Series II, Part Three, Volume 4 by Robert C. EvansThis volume reproduces twenty short texts written by named and unnamed women in the years 1641-1700. These texts, selected and introduced by various hands, are grouped in thematic clusters for the reader's ease - poetry on religion, on politics, on society, on domestic/social affairs and on mourning. The poems are arranged chronologically within each cluster. The volume closes with Anne Wentworth's pamphlet England's Spiritual Pill.
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Mock-Heroic from Butler to Cowper: An English Genre and Discourse

Richard Terry

Mock-Heroic from Butler to Cowper: An English Genre and Discourse by Richard TerryMock-heroic is the exemplary genre of the English Augustan era: it is one of the few genres that the Augustans invented themselves, and it stands in a symbolic relation to a culture still reverential of the grandeurs of the classical past and uneasy about its ability to emulate them. Mock-Heroic from Butler to Cowper shows the protean nature of mock-epic at this time. It recounts the rise of mock-heroic, discusses the properties of the form, and explores its relation both to classical epic and to contemporary genres such as the poetic travesty and the novel. It also tracks the relation of mock-heroic...
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Everyday Saints and the Art of Narrative in the South English Legendary

Anne B. Thompson

Everyday Saints and the Art of Narrative in the South English Legendary by Anne B. ThompsonAnne Thompson here gives the fullest account and explanation to date of the diversity of the more than sixty manuscripts of the South English Legendary, a late thirteenth-century collection of lively verse lives of saints, in a southern English dialect. The importance of the SEL to hagiographic and cultural studies has been increasingly acknowledged in recent years. Without denying the legendaries' religious purpose, this book looks at the way SEL narratives reflect and address the complex, interwined tapestry"political, social, religious"of Edward I's England, while retaining a strong emphasis...
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Twentieth-Century Fiction by Irish Women: Nation and Gender

Heather Ingman

Twentieth-Century Fiction by Irish Women: Nation and Gender by Heather IngmanDuring much of the twentieth century, Irish women's position was on the boundaries of national life. Using Julia Kristeva's theories of nationhood, often particularly relevant to Ireland, this study demonstrates that their marginalization was to women's, and indeed the nation's, advantage as Irish women writers used their voice to subvert received pieties both about women and about the Irish nation. Kristevan theories of the other, the foreigner, the semiotic, the mother, and the sacred are explored in authors as diverse as Elizabeth Bowen, Kate O'Brien, Edna O'Brien, Mary Dorcey, Jennifer Johnston,...
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Giordano Bruno and the Geometry of Language

Arielle Saiber

Giordano Bruno and the Geometry of Language by Arielle SaiberGiordano Bruno and the Geometry of Language brings to the fore a sixteenth-century philosopher's role in early modern Europe as a bridge between science and literature, or more specifically, between the spatial paradigm of geometry and that of language. Arielle Saiber examines how, to invite what Bruno believed to be an infinite universe-its qualities and vicissitudes-into the world of language, Bruno forged a system of 'figurative' vocabularies: number, form, space, and word. This verbal and symbolic system in which geometric figures are seen to underlie rhetorical figures, is what Saiber calls...
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Gender and the Garden in Early Modern English Literature

Jennifer Munroe

Gender and the Garden in Early Modern English Literature by Jennifer MunroeRadical reconfigurations in gardening practice in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England altered the social function of the garden, offering men and women new opportunities for social mobility. While recent work has addressed how middle class men used the garden to attain this mobility, the gendering of the garden during the period has gone largely unexamined. This new study focuses on the developing gendered tension in gardening that stemmed from a shift from the garden as a means of feeding a family, to the garden as an aesthetic object imbued with status. The first part of the book focuses...
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Shakespeare and his Contemporaries in Performance

Edward J. Esche

Shakespeare and his Contemporaries in Performance by Edward J. EscheThe creation of the new Globe Theatre in London has heightened interest in Shakespeare performance studies in recent years. The essays in this volume testify to this burgeoning research into issues surrounding contemporary performances of plays by Shakespeare and his fellow dramatists, as well as modern trends and developments in stage and media presentations of these works. Truly international in coverage, the discussion here ranges across the performance and reception of Shakespeare in Japan, India, Germany, Italy, Denmark and the United States as well as in Britain. Dennis Kennedy's introductory...
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Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers: Volume 5: The Eighteenth Century

Anne C. McDermott

Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers: Volume 5: The Eighteenth Century by Anne C. McDermottThe eighteenth century is renowned for the publication of Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language, which reference sources still call the first English dictionary. This collection demonstrates the inaccuracy of that claim, but its tenacity in the public mind testifies to how decisively Johnson formed our sense of what a dictionary is. The essays and articles in this volume examine the already flourishing tradition of English lexicography from which Johnson drew, as represented by Kersey, Bailey, and Martin, as well as the flourishing contemporary trade in encyclopedic, technical,...
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City of Health, Fields of Disease: Revolutions in the Poetry, Medicine, and Philosophy of Romanticism

Martin Wallen

City of Health, Fields of Disease: Revolutions in the Poetry, Medicine, and Philosophy of Romanticism by Martin WallenThe Romantic Era witnessed a series of conflicts concerning definitions of health and disease. In this book, Martin Wallen discusses those conflicts and the cultural values that drove them. The six chapters progress from the mainstream rejuvenation of the Socratic values by Wordsworth and Coleridge to the radical alternatives offered by the Scottish theorist, John Brown, and the speculative German philosopher, F. W. J. Schelling. Wallen shows how actual definitions of health and disease changed at the turn of the nineteenth century, and provides an analysis of the metaphorical uses to which...
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The Arts of 17th-Century Science: Representations of the Natural World in European and North American Culture

Claire Jowitt & Diane Watt

The Arts of 17th-Century Science: Representations of the Natural World in European and North American Culture by Claire Jowitt & Diane WattContemporary ideals of science representing disinterested and objective fields of investigation have their origins in the seventeenth century. However, 'new science' did not simply or uniformly replace earlier beliefs about the workings of the natural world, but entered into competition with them. It is this complex process of competition and negotiation concerning ways of seeing the natural world that is charted by the essays in this book. The collection traces the many overlaps between 'literary' and 'scientific' discourses as writers in this period attempted both to understand imaginatively...
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Texts from the Querelle, 1521-1615: Essential Works for the Study of Early Modern Women: Series III, Part Two, Volume 1

Pamela J. Benson

Texts from the Querelle, 1521-1615: Essential Works for the Study of Early Modern Women: Series III, Part Two, Volume 1 by Pamela J. BensonMisogyny and its opposite, philogyny, have been perennial topics in Western literature from its earliest days to the present day, but only at certain historic periods have pro-woman authors challenged fundamental negative assumptions about women by engaging in formal debate with misogynists and juxtaposing these two attitudes toward women in pairs or series of texts devoted exclusively to discussing womankind. This dialectic of attack on and defence of the female sex, known as the querelle des femmes (debate about women), was especially popular among authors and readers during the sixteenth...
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