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  • 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's Life Writing, 1700-1850by Daniel Cook; Amy Culley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This collection discusses British and Irish life writings by women in the period 1700-1850. It argues for the importance of women's life writing as part of the culture and practice of eighteenth-century and Romantic auto/biography, exploring the complex relationships between constructions of femininity, life writing forms and models of authorship. 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...

  • Year of Fire Dragonsby Shannon Young

    Blacksmith Books 2015; US$ 8.99

    When 22-year-old Shannon follows her Eurasian boyfriend to his hometown of Hong Kong, she thinks their long distance romance is over. But a month later his company sends him to London. Shannon embarks on a wide-eyed newcomer's journey through Hong Kong?alone. The city enchants her, forcing her to question her plans. Soon, she will need to choose... 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...

  • Same-Sex Desire in the English Renaissanceby Kenneth Borris

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    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...