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  • The History of British Women's Writing, 1920-1945by Maroula Joannou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales. more...

  • Reading Skin in Medieval Literature and Cultureby Katie L. Walter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    Skin is a multifarious image in medieval culture: the material basis for forming a sense of self and relation to the world, as well as a powerful literary and visual image. This book explores the presence of skin in medieval literature and culture from a range of literary, religious, aesthetic, historical, medical, and theoretical perspectives. more...

  • Romance and its Contexts in Fifteenth-Century Englandby Raluca L. Radulescu

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00

    Examination of romance texts from late medieval England, linking them firmly to their political and social context. more...

  • Scots: Studies in its Literature and Languageby John M. Kirk; Iseabail |Macleod

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 79.65

    The skillful use of the Scots language has long been a distinguishing feature of the literatures of Scotland. The essays in this volume make a major contribution to our understanding of the Scots language, past and present, and its written dissemination in poetry, fiction and drama, and in non-literary texts, such as personal letters. They cover aspects... more...

  • Modernism and the Women?s Popular Romance in Britain, 1885?1925by Martin Hipsky

    Ohio University Press 2011; US$ 47.99

    Today?s mass-market romances have their precursors in late Victorian popular novels written by and for women. In Modernism and the Women?s Popular Romance Martin Hipsky scrutinizes some of the best-selling British fiction from the period 1885 to 1925, the era when romances, especially those by British women, were sold and read more widely than ever... more...

  • X Marks the Spotby Megan A. Norcia

    Ohio University Press 2010; US$ 39.99

    During the nineteenth century, geography primers shaped the worldviews of Britain?s ruling classes and laid the foundation for an increasingly globalized world. Written by middle-class women who mapped the world that they had neither funds nor freedom to traverse, the primers employed rhetorical tropes such as the Family of Man or discussions of food... more...

  • Women during the English Reformationsby Julie A. Chappell; Kaley A. Kramer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Catholic or Protestant, recusant or godly rebel, early modern women reinvented their spiritual and gendered spaces during the reformations in religion in England during the sixteenth century and beyond. These essays explore the ways in which some Englishwomen struggled to erase, rewrite, or reimagine their religious and gender identities. more...

  • Forget Me Notby Katherine D. Harris

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 55.99

    By November 1822, the British reading public had already voraciously consumed both Walter Scott?s expensive novels and Rudolf Ackermann?s exquisite lithographs. The next decade, referred to by some scholars as dormant and unproductive, is in fact bursting with Forget Me Nots, Friendship?s Offerings, Keepsakes, and Literary Souvenirs. By wrapping... more...

  • Writing Englishness: An Introductory Sourcebookby Judy Giles; Tim Middleton

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    What did it mean in the first half of this century to say `I am English?' A Practical Sourcebook on National Identity is a unique collection of extracts from writing of the era, all of which in some way raise this question. Drawn from a wide range of sources including letters, diaries, journalism, fiction, poems, parliamentary speeches and government... more...

  • Same-Sex Desire in the English Renaissanceby Kenneth Borris

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 140.00

    The readings gathered here include many rare texts that have not been reprinted for centuries, excerpted from biblical commentary, legal writings, medical and scientific writings, popular encyclopedias, and literature, as well as continental vernacular and Latin sources never before available in English translation. The selections are assembled in... more...