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  • The Arthur of the Italiansby Regina Psaki; Gloria Allaire

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 130.00

    The Arthurian legend in medieval and Renaissance Italy is the focus of this new collaborative history. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Reading Green in Early Modern Englandby Leah Knight

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Ranging across contexts from early modern optics and olfaction to horticultural grafting and herbal health care, this book offers a cultural history of a color. It mines many pages from the period-not literally but tropically, metaphorically green-that cultivate a variety of unexpected meanings of green and the atmosphere and powers it exuded in the... 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...

  • Chaucer and Arrayby Laura F. Hodges

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    The use Chaucer made of costume rhetoric, and its function within his works, are examined here for the first time. The study explores Chaucer's knowledge of the conventional imagery of medieval literary genres, especially medieval romances and fabliaux , and his manipulation of rhetorical conventions through variations and omissions. In particular,... 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...

  • Shakespeare's America, America's Shakespeare (Routledge Revivals)by Michael D. Bristol

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1990, this title explores the nature of the interaction between Shakespeare and American culture. Shakespeare stands at the center of an elaborate institutional reality, closely tied to both cultural and ideological production. His plays, Michael Bristol asserts, help to constitute a primary affirmative theme of much American culture... more...

  • Shakespeare the Manby Joseph Candido; Charles R. Forker; Lisa Hopkins; Mythili Kaul; John Mahon; John O?Meara; Shormishtha Panja; Subhajit Sen Gupta; Stuart Sillars; Grace Tiffany; R. S. White

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2014; US$ 89.99

    These essays investigate the political, cultural, and religious mores of the time and how these societal factors may have pressured or influenced Shakespeare and his work. Hamlet speaks of ?the very age and body of the time his form and pressure,? a discussion that challenges the reader to decipher the links between cultural history and their manifestations... more...

  • Twenty-First Century Perspectives on Victorian Literatureby Laurence W. Mazzeno

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    This is an eclectic collection of essays from a group of international scholars tackling various subjects on Victorian literature?from studies of specific authors such Charles Dickens? early and later works, Emily Bronte?s Wuthering Heights , and novels by Thomas Hardy to more general discussions, such as the depictions of women in Victorian novels.... more...