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  • Second Person Singularby Emily Harrington

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    Emily Harrington offers a new history of women?s poetry at the turn of the century that breaks from conventional ideas of nineteenth-century lyric, which focus on individual subjectivity. She argues that women poets conceived of lyric as an intersubjective genre, one that seeks to establish relations between subjects rather than to constitute a subject... 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 in... more...

  • 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...

  • Modernism and Naturalism in British and Irish Fiction, 1880?1930by Simon Joyce

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    Through studies of individual writers, this book reveals the inextricable connection between naturalism and literary modernism. more...

  • Poetry, Pictures, and Popular Publishingby Lorraine Janzen Kooistra

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 47.99

    In Poetry, Pictures, and Popular Publishing eminent Rossetti scholar LorraineJanzen Kooistra demonstrates the cultural centrality of a neglected artifact:the Victorian illustrated gift book. Turning a critical lens on ?drawing-room books? as both material objects and historical events, Kooistra reveals how the gift book?s visual/verbal form mediated... more...

  • The Jane Austen Rulesby Sinead Murphy

    Melville House 2014; US$ 15.95

    What Would Jane Do? What?s a strong, independent-minded woman supposed to do in a world of insipid dating guides? Sinéad Murphy responds by asking: Who has more time-tested secrets than Jane Austen, whose novels continue to captivate us almost two hundred years later? Whether you can recite paragraphs from Pride and Prejudice or just admired... more...

  • Continuities (Routledge Revivals)by Sir Frank Kermode

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Continuities , first published in 1968, is a collection of reviews by Frank Kermode that appeared from 1962 to 1967. Kermode discusses a variety of novelists, poets, and critics, including T. S. Eliot, Northrop Frye, Wallace Stevens, Edmund Wilson, and Wallace Stevens. History and politics are two important aspects that are discussed in regards to... more...

  • Laster im Mittelalter / Vices in the Middle Agesby Christoph Flüeler; Martin Rohde

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00

    The volume presents a collection of papers by well-known scholars from a variety of disciplines. It is based on the findings of the 2006 Freiburg Colloquium, which concerned itself for the first time with the long tradition of the Seven Deadly Sins and medieval catalogues of vices. A systematic account is given of the field from the perspectives of... more...

  • Bruders Hüter / Bruders Mörderby Susanne Hartwig; Isabella Treskow

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 133.00

    Is the figure of the intellectual still relevant in and for society in the late 20th and the beginning of the 21st century? The essays of this book from various disciplines explore this question based on the use of the term violence from a perspective of English Studies, German Studies, history and sociology. The focus is on the period between 1968... more...

  • The War Against Clicheby Martin Amis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 19.95

    Is there anything that Martin Amis can?t write about? In this virtuosic, career-spanning collection he takes on James Joyce and Elvis Presley, Nabokov and English football, Jane Austen and Penthouse Forum, William Burroughs and Hillary Clinton. But above all, Amis is concerned with literature, and with the deadly cliches?not only of the pen, but... more...