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  • Personal Businessby Aeron Hunt

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    In recent years the analysis of the intersection of literature and economics has generated a vibrant conversation in literary and cultural studies of the Victorian period. But Aeron Hunt argues that an emphasis on abstraction and impersonality as the crucial features of the Victorian economic experience has led to a partial and ultimately misleading... more...

  • Utopian Geographies and the Early English Novelby Jason H. Pearl

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Historians of the Enlightenment have studied the period?s substantial advances in world cartography, as well as the decline of utopia imagined in geographic terms. Literary critics, meanwhile, have assessed the emerging novel?s realism and in particular the genre?s awareness of the wider world beyond Europe. Jason Pearl unites these lines of inquiry... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the City in Literatureby Kevin R. McNamara

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    This Companion offers readers an accessible survey of the historical and symbolic relationships between literature and the city. more...

  • Thinking Out Loudby Christopher Gauker

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    Most contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and linguists think of language as basically a means by which speakers reveal their thoughts to others. Christopher Gauker calls this "the Lockean theory of language," since Locke was one of its early exponents, and he contends that it is fundamentally mistaken. The Lockean theory, he argues, cannot adequately... more...

  • Milton and the Revolutionary Readerby Sharon Achinstein

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    The English Revolution was a revolution in reading, with over 22,000 pamphlets exploding from the presses between 1640 and 1661. What this phenomenon meant to the political life of the nation is the subject of Sharon Achinsteins book. Considering a wide range of writers, from John Milton, Thomas Hobbes, John Lilburne, John Cleveland, and William Prynne... more...

  • Modernism and Cosmologyby Katherine Ebury

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Through examining the work of W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett, Katherine Ebury shows cosmology had a considerable impact on modernist creative strategies, developing alternative reading models of difficult texts such as Finnegans Wake and 'The Trilogy'. more...

  • J. M. Coetzee and the Politics of Styleby Jarad Zimbler

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This is the first book-length study of the distinctive style of J. M. Coetzee's early and middle fictions. more...

  • Staging Conventions in Medieval English Theatreby Philip Butterworth

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Examines staging conventions in the medieval English theatre and ways in which they conditioned the reactions of the audience. more...

  • Beckett, Modernism and the Material Imaginationby Steven Connor

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    This is a collection of authoritative essays on Samuel Beckett's writing from a pre-eminent scholar of twentieth-century literature and culture. more...

  • Framing Authorityby Mary Thomas Crane

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    Writers in sixteenth-century England often kept commonplace books in which to jot down notable fragments encountered during reading or conversation, but few critics have fully appreciated the formative influence this activity had on humanism. Focusing on the discursive practices of "gathering" textual fragments and "framing" or forming, arranging,... more...