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  • Elinor Glyn as Novelist, Moviemaker, Glamour Icon and Businesswomanby Vincent L. Barnett; Alexis Weedon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Examining the authorial and cross-media practices of the English novelist Elinor Glyn (1864-1943), Vincent L. Barnett and Alexis Weedon trace Glyn’s work as a novelist in the United Kingdom, her success in Hollywood as an adaptor, her relationships with important figures in the Hollywood studio system and her reworking of her stories as plays... more...

  • Street Ballads in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and North Americaby David Atkinson; Steve Roud

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    In recent years, the assumption that traditional songs originated from a primarily oral tradition has been challenged by research into ‘street literature’. Not only are some traditional singers known to have learned songs from printed sources, but most of the songs were composed by professional writers. This volume engages with the long-running... more...

  • The Renaissance Utopiaby ChloŽ Houston

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    A study of European utopias in context from the early years of Henry VIII’s reign to the Restoration, this book assesses the societies projected by utopian literature from Thomas More’s Utopia (1516) to the political idealism and millenarianism of the mid-seventeenth century. Renaissance Utopia complements recent scholarly work on early modern... more...

  • Literature and the Encounter with God in Post-Reformation Englandby Michael Martin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Each of the figures examined in this study -John Dee, John Donne, Sir Kenelm Digby, Henry and Thomas Vaughan, and Jane Lead -is concerned with the ways in which God can be approached or experienced. Michael Martin analyses the ways in which the encounter with God is figured among these early modern writers who inhabit the shared cultural space of poets... more...

  • Mediterranean Identities in the Premodern Eraby John Watkins; Kathryn L. Reyerson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Defining the Mediterranean as a coherent region with distinct patterns of social, political, and cultural exchange, this interdisciplinary collection explores the production, modification, and circulation of identities based on religion, ethnicity, profession, gender, within three distinctive Mediterranean geographies. Contributors address such topics... more...

  • Female Transgression in Early Modern Britainby Richard Hillman; Pauline Ruberry-Blanc

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Containing wide-ranging reflections on the subject of female transgression in early modern Britain, this volume presents a richly productive dialogue between literary and historical approaches to the topic. The contributors illustrate the dynamic relation between fiction and fact that informs literary and socio-historical analysis alike, exploring... more...

  • Castiglione's Allegoryby W. R. Albury

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Approaching The Book of the Courtier as an early modern reader would have, author W.R. Albury explores aspects of the work which he argues are intentionally concealed and veiled in allegory. In this reading, Albury recovers a serious political message which he shows has a great deal of contemporary relevance, and which is lost from sight when the work... more...

  • ?If Then the World a Theatre Present??by BjŲrn Quiring

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    To picture the world as a theatre has been a common procedure since antiquity. In early modernity, however, the theatrum mundi became a particularly prominent metaphor, especially in England where it was used by playwrights as well as by theologians opposed to the professional theatre. This volume examines how and why the uses of the metaphor proliferated... more...

  • Liveness on Stageby Claudia Georgi

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Theatre is traditionally considered a live medium but its ?liveness? is increasingly challenged by other media. This book explores how theatre performances that incorporate film or video self-reflexively stage their own liveness. Combining theoretical insight with close analysis of productions by leading companies of intermedial performance, this monograph... more...

  • The National Habitusby Marie-Pierre Le Hir

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book retrieves conceptions of national identity and ways of feeling French that competed against each other in the 19th century. By distinguishing between two groups of French writers, three who experienced the 1789 revolution as adults (de Gouges, de Chateaubriand, de StaŽl) and three who did not (Stendhal, Mťrimťe, Sand), it captures evolving... more...