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Literary history and criticism

  • Publishing, Editing, and Receptionby Michael Edson

    University of Delaware Press 2015; US$ 89.99

    Drawing together twelve essays on British Romantic authors and the theories underlying their modern editorial treatments, this book traces the continuing influence of Reiman?s scholarly approaches in four key areas of study: print culture, editorial theory, the Shelley circle, and transmission/reception of Percy Bysshe Shelley?s writings. more...

  • The Mad Poet's Tea Partyby Sandy Jeffs

    Spinifex Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    but I am madness and madness is me it holds you captive like a hapless bunny caught in the headlights. In this moving collection of poems, award-winning writer Sandy Jeffs shares her journey through madness over four decades, drawing inspiration from Lewis Carroll?s Alice in Wonderland and the motley gathering of characters at the Mad Hatter?s... more...

  • The Symbolism and Sources of Outlanderby Valerie Estelle Frankel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    Outlander is much more than a television romance about a World War II nurse and a Jacobite soldier in a fetching kilt. The series--and the massive serial novel on which it is based--has been categorized as a period drama, adventure saga, military history and fantasy epic.Inspired by the Irish legends of Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the prophecies of Brahan... more...

  • Christopher Marlowe and the Failure to Unifyby Dr Andrew Duxfield; Dr Helen Ostovich

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    In this sustained full length study of Marlowe's plays, Andrew Duxfield argues that Marlovian drama exhibits a marked interest in unity and unification, and that in doing so it engages with a discourse of anxiety over social discord that was prominent in the 1580s and 1590s. In combination with the ambiguity of the plays, he suggests, this focus produces... more...

  • Reading Dante Gabriel Rossettiby Dr Brian Donnelly

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    A revolutionary figure throughout his career, Dante Gabriel Rossetti?s work provides a distinctly revolutionary lens through which the Victorian period can be viewed. Suggesting that Rossetti?s work should be approached through his poetry, Brian Donnelly argues that it is both inscribed by and inscribes the development of verbal as well as visual... more...

  • A Book of Railway Journeysby Ludovic Kennedy

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    Train travel always leads to great adventures; the countryside, like a moving picture show, unrolls itself before one's eyes. One is transported to the wild places of earth - forest, mountain, desert; and always there is the counterpoint between life within the train and life without. Train travel, being both constrictred in time and space, magnifies... more...

  • The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeareby Steven Mullaney

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    The crises of faith that fractured Reformation Europe also caused crises of individual and collective identity. Structures of feeling as well as structures of belief were transformed; there was a reformation of social emotions as well as a Reformation of faith. As Steven Mullaney shows in  The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeare... more...

  • The Sonnets and Narrative Poemsby William Shakespeare

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 20.00

      If William Shakespeare had never written a single play, if his reputation rested entirely upon the substantial and sterling body of nondramatic verse he left behind, he would still hold the position he does in the hierarchy of world literature. The strikingly modern sonnets?intimate, baroque, and expansive at once; the invigorating narratives drawn... more...

  • New Poetries VIby Michael Schmidt; Helen Tookey

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 18.94

    ‘With this, the sixth New Poetries,? write the editors, ‘the anthology series comes of age. It is twenty-one years since New Poetries I set the pattern, introducing new and relatively new writers, among them Sophie Hannah, Vona Groarke and Miles Champion, three poets so different that their art had to go into the plural.? And there it has stayed:... more...

  • Quantitative Analysis of Poetic Textsby Ioan-Iovitz Popescu; Mihaiela Lupea; Doina Tatar; Gabriel Altmann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The book presents methods for the objective analysis of poetic language. Common objects of literary studies such as rhythm, semantic explications, interpretation and personal impressions are avoided. Only those properties of poetic texts are taken into account that could be quantified. For all methods both statistical tests, theoretical... more...