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  • Literature and the Creative Economyby Sarah Brouillette

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    For nearly twenty years, social scientists and policy makers have been highly interested in the idea of the creative economy. This book contends that mainstream considerations of the economic and social force of culture, including theories of the creative class and of cognitive and immaterial labor, are indebted to historic conceptions of the art... more...

  • Inspiration in the Age of Enlightenmentby Sarah Eron

    University of Delaware 2014; US$ 84.99

    Inspiration in the Age of Enlightenment reconsiders theories of apostrophe and poetic authority to argue that the Augustan age created a new form of inspiration, one that not only changed the relationship of literary production to authority in the modern period but that also crucially contributes to defining the movement of secularization in literature... more...

  • Outlaw Fathers in Victorian and Modern British Literatureby Helena Gurfinkel

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2014; US$ 79.99

    Outlaw Fathers provides an innovative reading of fatherhood and father-son relationships in a number of Victorian and modern literary texts. In addition to using an inventive psychoanalytic paradigm for redefining, or queering, the concept of patriarchy in literary studies and theory, it joins a larger contemporary conversation about changing masculinities... more...

  • The Country Wife and Other Playsby William Wycherley; Peter Dixon

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 8.99

    Wycherley's four comedies are admired for their satirical wit, farcical humour, vivid characterization, and social criticism.Love in a Wood, a lively comedy of intrigue, established him as a brilliant new dramatist.The Gentleman Dancing-Master, in contras more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Jonathan Swiftby Christopher Fox

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 26.00

    This 2003 Companion explores crucial dimensions of Swift's life and works. more...

  • Shakespeare and Feminist Performanceby Sarah Werner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    How do performances of Shakespeare change the meanings of the plays? In this controversial new book, Sarah Werner argues that the text of a Shakespeare play is only one of the many factors that give a performance its meaning. By focusing on The Royal Shakespeare Company, Werner demonstrates how actor training, company management and gender politics... more...

  • The Cultural Work of Empireby Carol Watts

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 119.40

    This book argues that the Seven Years’ War (1756–63) produced an intense historical consciousness within British cultural life regarding the boundaries of belonging to community, family and nation. Global warfare prompts a radical re-imagining of the state and the subjectivities of those who inhabit it. Laurence Sterne’s distinctive... more...

  • Answerable Styleby Arnold Stein

    University of Minnesota Press 1953; US$ 67.50

    Answerable Style was first published in 1953. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. By the use of both new and traditional techniques of critical analysis, Arnold Stein presents in this volume of six... more...

  • Sir Thomas Browneby William P. Dunn

    University of Minnesota Press 1950; US$ 67.50

    This original and perceptive study of the writings of the great seventeenth-century author of Religio Medici offers the general reader a view of the intellectual world of Browne’s time, and for the special student of the period provides a more extended ex more...

  • Manuscript Poems of A.E. Housmanby Tom Burns Haber

    University of Minnesota Press 1955; US$ 67.50

    Poetry lovers everywhere, and devotees of A. E. Housman in particular, will recognize a major literary event in the publication of this volume, for it makes available for the first time some 800 lines of hitherto unpublished poetry by the well-loved autho more...