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  • ' Modernist' Women Writers and Narrative Artby Kathleen Wheeler

    Palgrave Macmillan 1994; US$ 64.00

    This book is an examination of the fiction of Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Kate Chopin, Jean Rhys, Stevie Smith, Katherine Mansfield and Jane Bowles, with a view to clarifying the narrative strategies these women adopt to establish, in varying degrees, a critique of realism and its hidden dualistic, patriarchal assumptions about life, literature, and... more...

  • A Critical Companion to 'Beowulf' by Andy Orchard

    Boydell & Brewer 2004; US$ 80.00

    This book contains an overview of the current state of scholarship on Beowulf, looking back over the history of the field and suggesting new directions for future research. More than 1,000 books, articles, recordings and websites are surveyed and a nuanced sense is offered of the great variety of views that have been expressed on this greatest of all... more...

  • "My unwasht Muse"by Norbert Lennartz

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 119.00

    In the 17th century a profound change took place in the depiction of the body and the erotic. Whilst the metaphysics of Donne and Crashaw represented theology under the sign of the erotic and simultaneously theologized the corporeal, the Cavaliers had severed these alliances since the 1620?s. Influenced by the invention of the stage figure, Don Juan,... more...

  • 'Post'-9/11 South Asian Diasporic Fictionby Pei-Chen Liao

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 85.00

    While much of the critical discussion about the emerging genre of 9/11 fiction has centred on the trauma of 9/11 and on novels by EuroAmerican writers, this book draws attention to the diversity of what might be meant by "post" -9/11 by exploring the themes of uncanny terror through a close reading of four "post" -9/11 South Asian diasporic fictions.... more...

  • "The Busiest Man in England"by Peter Morton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    This book is a critical biography of Grant Allen, (1848-1899), the first for a century, based on all the surviving primary sources. Born in Kingston, Ontario, into a cultured and affluent family, Allen was educated in France and England. A mysterious marriage while he was an Oxford undergraduate wrecked his academic career and radicalized his views... more...

  • 'The Jew' in Late-Victorian and Edwardian Cultureby Eitan Bar-Yosef; Nadia Valman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 95.00

    The turbulent period from the Boer War to the introduction of the Aliens Act was marked by contradictory imaginings of 'the Jew' - pauper/capitalist, separatist/imposter, ideal colonizer/undesirable immigrant, familiar/alien. This new collection considers the wider colonial context in which these ambivalent attitudes to Jews were produced. more...

  • 'Troilus and Criseyde'by Jenni Nuttall

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 22.00

    A scene-by-scene reader's guide to Geoffrey Chaucer's Trojan War poem specifically designed for student readers. more...

  • 'What May Words Say . . . ?'by Inge Leimberg

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2011; US$ 74.99

    'What may words say_?' contains a comprehensive and in many respects unconventional interpretation of The Merchant of Venice. The play's development of ideas is unfolded in a literary analysis that focuses on the poet's words in their philological, historical, and philosophical contexts. more...

  • 'All the World's a Stage'by Charlene Bunnell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    This book examines the often tragic and nearly always disabling metaphor of the theatrum mundi , world-as-stage, as it plays itself out in the characters of Mary Shelley's novels. more...

  • ‘Who the Devil taught thee so much Italian?’by Jason Lawrence

    Manchester University Press 2006; US$ 95.00

    This book offers a comprehensive account of the methods and practice of learning modern languages, particularly Italian, in late sixteenth and early seventeenth century England. It is the first study to suggest that there is a fundamental connection between these language-learning habits and the techniques for both reading and imitating Italian materials... more...