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Literary history and criticism

  • Tragedy and Trauma in the Plays of Christopher Marloweby Dr Mathew R Martin; Dr Helen Ostovich

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Contending that criticism of Marlowe?s plays has been limited by humanist conceptions of tragedy, this book engages with trauma theory, especially psychoanalytic trauma theory, to offer a fresh critical perspective within which to make sense of the tension in Marlowe?s plays between the tragic and the traumatic. The author argues that tragedies are... more...

  • 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...

  • A Concise Companion to the Study of Manuscripts, Printed Books, and the Production of Early Modern Textsby Edward Jones

    Wiley 2015; US$ 49.50

    Bringing together a broad range of case studies written by a team of international scholars, this Concise Companion establishes how manuscripts and printed books met the needs of two different approaches to literacy in the early modern period. Features essays illustrating the particular ways a manuscript and a printed book reflect the different... more...

  • A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century (Routledge Revivals)by Henry A. Beers

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century , first published in 1926, presents the great artistic and literary innovations of the Romantic movement according to an often overlooked and unacknowledged definition of ?Romanticism?, which is of particular relevance in the consideration of the English Romantic spirit: pertaining to the... more...

  • A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century (Routledge Revivals)by Henry A. Beers

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    First published in 1926, this title presents the great artistic and literary innovations of the Romantic movement according to an often overlooked and unacknowledged definition of ?Romanticism?, which is of particular relevance in the consideration of the English Romantic spirit: pertaining to the style of the Christian and popular literature of... more...

  • Reading Blake's Songsby Zachary Leader

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    First appearing in 1981, this book was the first full-length study of the Songs of Innocence and Experience to be published in almost fifteen years. The book provides detailed readings of each poem and its accompanying design, to redirect attention to the nature and achievement of the book as a whole, to Songs as a single, carefully unified work... more...

  • Twentieth-Century Blake Criticismby Joseph P. Natoli

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    First published in 1982 this book provides a bibliography of commentary, criticism, and scholarship on the works of William Blake. It covers the period from Northrop Frye?s Fearful Symmetry in 1947 to 1980. The criticism is organised according to eleven classifications in order to help direct the research of students and scholars and each chapter... more...

  • Desire and Anxiety (Routledge Revivals)by Valerie Traub

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    In both feminist theory and Shakespearean criticism, questions of sexuality have consistently been conflated with questions of gender. First published in 1992, this book details the intersections and contradictions between sexuality and gender in the early modern period. Valerie Traub argues that desire and anxiety together constitute the erotic in... more...

  • The Regal Phantasm (Routledge Revivals)by Christopher Pye

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1989, this title explores the relationship between theater and power in the English Renaissance. Shakespeare?s Henry V, Richard II, and Macbeth are examined alongside a range of cultural materials, including philosophical and historical accounts of sovereignty, royal portraiture and representations of treason and punishment.... more...

  • Dickens and the Grotesque (Routledge Revivals)by Michael Hollington

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1984, this title examines the development of a special rhetoric in Dickens? work, which, by using grotesque effects, challenged the complacency of his middle-class Victorian readers. The study begins by exploring definitions of the grotesque and moves on to look at three key aspects that particularly impacted on Dickens? imagination:... more...