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  • Narrating Poverty and Precarity in Britainby Barbara Korte; Frédéric Regard

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    Poverty and precarity have gained a new societal and political presence in the twenty-first century?s advanced economies. This is reflected in cultural production, which this book discusses for a wide range of media and genres from the novel to reality television. With a focus on Britain, its chapters divide their attention between current representations... more...

  • Manuscript Miscellanies in Early Modern Englandby Joshua Eckhardt; Daniel Starza Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Perhaps more than any other kind of book, manuscript miscellanies require a complex and ‘material’ reading strategy. This collection of essays models and refines the study of these complicated volumes. Using extensive textual and bibliographical evidence, it offers stimulating new readings of literature, politics and religion in the early... more...

  • Memory and Spatiality in Post-Millennial Spanish Narrativeby Lorraine Ryan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Focusing on seven literary texts produced in the post-millennial period, this monograph examines the relationship between space and Republican memory and the reconfigurations of power in the Civil War, Franco Dictatorship, Transition and the resurgence period. Ryan combines scholarship on the history of spatiality in Spain with sociological literature... more...

  • Ovidian Bibliofictions and the Tudor Bookby Lindsay Ann Reid

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Focusing on the postclassical discourses that Ovid’s poetry stimulated, this study explores how Ovid’s English protégés - including Isabella Whitney, William Shakespeare and Michael Drayton - replicated and expanded upon the Roman poet’s distinctive and frequently remarked ‘bookishness’ in their own adaptations of... more...

  • Catholic Reformation in Protestant Britainby Alexandra Walsham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 139.95

    This collection, which brings together a selection of Alexandra Walsham’s essays written over the last fifteen years, examines key aspects of the evolution and experience of the Catholic communities of post-Reformation Britain. Rejecting an earlier preoccupation with recusants and martyrs, it highlights the importance of those who conformed with... more...

  • George Eliot, Poetessby Wendy S. Williams

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    The position of George Eliot’s poetry within Victorian poetry and within her own canon is crucial for an accurate picture of the writer, as Wendy S. Williams shows in her in-depth examination of Eliot’s poetry and her role as poetess. Williams examines Eliot’s poetry in relationship to her gender and sexual politics and her shifting... more...

  • The Idea of Europe in British Travel Narratives, 1789-1914by Katarina Gephardt

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Showing how specific rhetorical strategies used in nineteenth-century British travel writing produced fictional representations of continental Europe in works by Ann Radcliffe, Lord Byron, Charles Dickens, and Bram Stoker, Katarina Gephardt argues that nineteenth-century writers envisioned their country simultaneously as distinct from the Continent... more...

  • Transnational Mobilities in Early Modern Theaterby Robert Henke; Eric Nicholson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The essays in this volume investigate English, Italian, Spanish, German, Czech, and Bengali early modern theater, placing Shakespeare and his contemporaries in the theatrical contexts of western and central Europe, as well as the Indian sub-continent. Contributors examine the movement of theatrical units, genres, performance practices and dramatic... more...

  • Sexual Culture in the Literature of Medieval Britainby Amanda Hopkins; Robert Allen Rouse; Cory James Rushton

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    An examination into aspects of the sexual as depicted in a variety of medieval texts, from Chaucer and Malory to romance and alchemical treatises. more...

  • Virginia Woolf and the Aesthetics of Visionby Claudia Olk

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    The Modernist fascination with the visual is not only palpable in the development of media and the visual arts, but it becomes a central concern in literature. Modernist texts, particularly the works of Virginia Woolf, turn towards vision to explore new ways of seeing and aesthetic experience. Her novels experiment with phenomena of vision that not... more...