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  • Ireland's Immortalsby Mark Williams

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.50 US$ 31.60

    Ireland?s Immortals tells the story of one of the world?s great mythologies. The first account of the gods of Irish myth to take in the whole sweep of Irish literature in both the nation?s languages, the book describes how Ireland?s pagan divinities were transformed into literary characters in the medieval Christian era?and how they were recast... more...

  • Runes and Roman Letters in Anglo-Saxon Manuscriptsby Victoria Symons

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 120.86

    Within the corpus of surviving Old English literature is a selection of texts that combine runic and Roman script. These works range from some of the most celebrated of Old English poetry, including the riddles and elegies, to lesser studied charms and alphabet poems. This book presents the first comprehensive study of such texts, placing them in... more...

  • Joyce's Danteby James Robinson

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    An exploration of how Dante's work influenced the development of James Joyce's writing on key themes of exile and community. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to British Black and Asian Literature (1945?2010)by Deirdre Osborne

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 22.00 US$ 18.04

    This Companion offers a comprehensive account of the influence of contemporary British Black and Asian writing in British culture. more...

  • Edward II and a Literature of Same-Sex Loveby Michael G. Cornelius

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 99.99

    When one sees the name Edward II, one also sees his same-sex loves; this correlation between Edward and sexuality has become ingrained into our public recall of history. This text explores the discourses of sexuality that surround Edward II in Renaissance-era works by Marlowe, Drayton, Hubert, Cary, and Niccols, arguing that, as a result of this... more...

  • Living Cargoby Steven Blevins

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Offering a wide-ranging study of contemporary literature, film, visual art, and performance by writers and artists who live and work in the United Kingdom but also maintain strong ties to postcolonial Africa and the Caribbean, Living Cargo explores how contemporary black British culture makers have engaged with the institutional archives of colonialism... more...

  • Narrating Friendship and the British Novel, 1760-1830by Katrin Berndt

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Friendship has always been a universal category of human relationships and an influential motif in literature, but it is rarely discussed as a theme in its own right. In her study of how friendship gives direction and shape to new ideas and novel strategies of plot, character formation, and style in the British novel from the 1760s to the 1830s, Katrin... more...

  • Adolescent Girlhood and Literary Culture at the Fin de Siècleby Beth Rodgers

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 88.95

    This book examines the construction of adolescent girlhood across a range of genres in the closing decades of the nineteenth century. It argues that there was a preoccupation with defining, characterising and naming adolescent girlhood at the fin de siècle. These ?daughters of today?, ?juvenile spinsters? and ?modern girls?, as the... more...

  • Shakespeare Survey: Volume 69, Shakespeare and Romeby Peter Holland

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 104.00 US$ 85.28

    The theme for Shakespeare Survey 69 is 'Shakespeare and Rome'. more...

  • Women of Words in Le Morte Darthurby Siobhán Wyatt

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 88.95

    Offering a new reading of Malory?s famed text,  Le Morte Darthur , this book provides the first full-length survey of the alterations Malory made to female characters in his source texts. Through detailed comparisons with both Old French and Middle English material, Siobhán M. Wyatt discusses how Malory radically altered his French and English... more...