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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
In her study of the challenges, preoccupations, and disordered circumstances that attended Great Britains 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...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99
New International Voices in Ecocriticism presents a compendium of ecocritical approaches, including ecocritical theory, ecopoetics, ecocritical analyses of literary, cultural, and musical texts, and new critical vistas on human-nonhuman relations, postcolonial subjects, material selves, gender, and queer ecologies. more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
"The world is so sad and solemn," wrote Nathaniel Hawthorne, "that things meant in jest are liable, by an overwhelming influence, to become dreadful earnest; gaily dressed fantasies turning to ghostly and black-clad images of themselves." From the radical dualism of Hawthorne's vision, Samuel Coale argues, springs a continuing tradition in the American... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
This book visits the Romantic legacy that was central to the development of literature and culture from the 1830s onward. Although critical accounts have examined aspects of this long history of indebtedness, this is the first study to survey both Nineteenth and Twentieth century culture. The authors consider the changing notion of Romanticism,... more...
- University of Wales Press 2009; US$ 85.00
This book examines how Wilkie Collinss interest in medical matters developed in his writing through exploration of his revisions of the late eighteenth-century Gothic novel from his first sensation novels to his last novels of the 1880s. more...
- University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 27.50
In Haints , Arthur Redding examines the work of contemporary American authors who draw on the gothic tradition in their fiction, not as frivolous or supernatural entertainments, but to explore and memorialize the ghosts of their heritage. Ghosts, Redding argues, serve as lasting witnesses to the legacies of slaves and indigenous peoples... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95
In her study of animals in Jane Austen, Seeber situates the authors work within eighteenth- and nineteenth-century debates about human-animal relations. She shows that Austen associates the domination of animals with that of women, challenges readings that identify Austens depictions of nature as benign celebrations of Englands imperial... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 79.99
This single author collection of essays tackles the usual subjects in horror literature?particularly Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, H. P. Lovecraft and Ramsey Campbell?but also examines some of the less well-known names of the genre, including Charles Brockden Brown and Algernon Blackwood. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Offering cultural, historical and literary readings of the responses to Italian Old Master art by early nineteenth-century writers, McCue illuminates the important role these artworks played in shaping the themes that are central to our understanding of Romanticism. She argues that they informed the writing of Romantic period authors, enabling them... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00
The Gothic and the Everyday aims to regenerate interest in the Gothic within the experiential contexts of history, folklore, and tradition. By using the term 'living', this book recalls a collection of experiences that constructs the everyday in its social, cultural, and imaginary incarnations more...