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  • Wild Animal Skins in Victorian Britainby Ann C. Colley

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    In her study of the challenges, preoccupations, and disordered circumstances that attended Great Britain’s amassing of wild skins, Ann C. Colley makes extensive use of archival materials, as well as of recent theories concerning skin and touch, to examine the collecting and exhibiting practices of individuals, museums, and a provincial zoo. She... more...

  • Holinshed's Nationby Igor Djordjevic

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Igor Djordjevic explores the historiography of Holinshed's Chronicles through a literary lens, focusing on how Renaissance men and women read and understood historical texts. This study revaluates our understanding of Renaissance chronicle history and the impact of Holinshed on Tudor, Jacobean, and Caroline political discourse; the Chronicles emerge... more...

  • Litpopby Rachel Carroll; Adam Hansen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Bringing together exciting new interdisciplinary work from emerging and established scholars in the UK and beyond, Litpop addresses the question: how has writing past and present been influenced by popular music, and vice versa? Contributions explore how various forms of writing have had a crucial role to play in making popular music what it is, and... more...

  • The Horror Plays of the English Restorationby Anne Hermanson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Tropes of monstrosity, madness, venereal disease, incest and atheism define a group of macabre plays which burst onto the London stage in the 1670s. Dubbed the ‘horror’ or the ‘blood and torture villain tragedies’ by modern critics, these deeply unsettling plays fascinated contemporary audiences. Hermanson's study marks the... more...

  • Sensory Experience and the Metropolis on the Jacobean Stage (1603–1625)by Hristomir A. Stanev

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    At the turn of the seventeenth century, Hristomir Stanev argues, ideas about the senses became part of a dramatic and literary tradition in England, concerned with the impact of metropolitan culture. Drawing upon an archive of early modern dramatic and prose writings, and on recent interdisciplinary studies of sensory perception, Stanev here studies... more...

  • Shakespeare and the Italian Renaissanceby Michele Marrapodi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95

    This book investigates the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in the European Renaissance, in the context of Italian cultural, dramatic and literary traditions. Contributors perceive the Italian presence in early modern England not as a traditional treasure trove of influence and imitation, but as a potential cultural force, consonant with... more...

  • The Impotency Poem from Ancient Latin to Restoration English Literatureby Hannah Lavery

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The first book length study of the motif of impotency in poetry from early antiquity through to the late Restoration, this book explores the impotency poem as a recognisable form of poetry in the longer tradition of erotic elegy. Hannah Lavery demonstrates that impotency poems can be seen on one level to represent bawdy escapism, but on the other to... more...

  • Der engagierte Solitärby Eckart Goebel

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 133.00

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  • The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Playsby Stephen H. West; Wilt L. Idema

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays? fourteenth-century editions. Almost all previous translations of Yuan-dynasty zaju are based on late-Ming regularized editions that were heavily adapted for performance at the Ming... more...

  • Genius in Franceby Ann Jefferson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    This engaging book spans three centuries to provide the first full account of the long and diverse history of genius in France. Exploring a wide range of examples from literature, philosophy, and history, as well as medicine, psychology, and journalism, Ann Jefferson examines the ways in which the idea of genius has been ceaselessly reflected on and... more...