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  • Anglo-Saxon Emotionsby Alice Jorgensen; Frances McCormack; Jonathan Wilcox

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    In order to integrate early medieval Britain into the wider scholarly research into the history of emotions, this volume brings together established and younger scholars in order to stimulate further study within the discipline. With a tight focus on emotion, on Anglo Saxon England, and on language and literature, the volume considers a range of methodologies... more...

  • Returning to John Donneby Achsah Guibbory

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Guibbory collects here her most important and frequently cited essays on Donne, which, taken together, present her distinctive and evolving vision of the poet. Combining previously published work with an original and substantive introduction and three new essays, the author illuminates Donne’s understanding that erotic, spiritual and political... more...

  • Shakespeare's Authentic Performance Textsby Graham Watts

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    When we pick up a copy of a Shakespeare play, we assume that we hold in our hands an original record of his writing. We don't. Present-day printings are an editor's often subjective version of the script. Around 25 percent of any Shakespeare play will have been altered, and this creates an enormous amount of confusion. The only authentic edition... more...

  • Christopher Marlowe at 450by Sara Munson Deats; Robert A. Logan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 129.95

    Commemorating the 450th birthday of a major, powerfully influential English poet and dramatist, Christopher Marlowe at 450 presents a comprehensive, up-to-date appraisal of the Marlovian scholarly landscape. An international group of acknowledged Marlowe experts evaluates the scholarship and criticism of all the individual works, various critical approaches,... more...

  • Memorializing Animals during the Romantic Periodby Chase Pielak

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    In his study of the presence of animals in early nineteenth-century works by Charles and Mary Lamb, John Clare, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Lord Byron, Chase Pielak observes that images of dead and deadly animals coincided with questions about what constitutes human life and its boundaries. He argues that each author uses language... more...

  • Studies in Medievalism XXIVby Karl Fugelso; Vincent Ferré; Alicia C. Montoya

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 90.00

    Essays on the post-modern reception and interpretation of the middle ages. more...

  • At the Margin of Empireby Jennifer Ashton

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 29.15

    Born in Scotland in 1818, John Webster came to New Zealand via Australia in 1841 (after a violent encounter in the outback which he just escaped unscathed) and spent most of the rest of his life in Hokianga. At the Margin of Empire charts his colourful experiences carving out a fortune as the region?s leading timber trader and cultivating connections... more...

  • Milton and the Politics of Public Speechby Helen Lynch

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Using Hannah Arendt’s account of the Greek polis to explain Milton’s fascination with the idea of public speech, this book reveals what is distinctive about his conception of a godly, republican oratory and poetics. Setting Milton’s poetry and prose in the context of Civil War polemic; classical political theory and its early modern... more...

  • Literature and the Idea of Luxury in Early Modern Englandby Alison V. Scott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Exploring the idea of luxury in relation to a series of neighbouring but distinct concepts including avarice, licentiousness, indulgence, vitality, abundance and waste, this study combines intellectual and cultural historical methods to trace discontinuities in the conceptual development of extravagance in seventeenth-century England. Scott traces... more...

  • The Culture of Equity in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Britain and Americaby Mark Fortier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Extending the chronological and cultural scope of Fortier’s book on equity, which focuses on early modern England, this interdisciplinary study draws on politics, religion, law, literature, and philosophy to argue that equity continued to be a key word throughout the Restoration and 18th century in Britain and America. Fortier asserts that equity... more...