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  • Historical Romance Fictionby Dr Lisa Fletcher

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    Lisa Fletcher moves the debate about the value and appeal of heterosexual romance onto new ground, testing the claims of speech-act and performativity theorists on everything from popular classics by Georgette Heyer, to 'bodice rippers,' to historical fiction by John Fowles and A. S. Byatt. Nominating 'I love you' as the romance novel's... more...

  • Lives of the Sonnet, 1787?1895by Dr Marianne Van Remoortel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    Tracing the development of the sonnet during intense moments of change and stability, continuity and conflict, from the early Romantic period to the end of the nineteenth century, Marianne Van Remoortel pays particular attention to the role of the popular press. As she highlights the intricately related issues of genre and gender, Van Remoortel offers... more...

  • The Palgrave Literary Dictionary of Byronby Martin Garrett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 135.00

    A comprehensive guide to the poems, prose, biography, ideas and contexts of Byron, entries range from detailed coverage of the major poems to items on Byron's songs, conversation, interest in boxing, swimming and vampires, and sexual liaisons; also the 'Byronic Hero', Byron in fiction and drama, and his pervasive influence on subsequent literature. more...

  • Poetics of Luxury in the Nineteenth Centuryby Betsy Winakur Tontiplaphol

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    Beginning with John Keats and tracing a line of influence through Alfred Lord Tennyson and Gerard Manley Hopkins, Tontiplaphol draws on established narratives of the nineteenth century's social and literary developments to describe the relationship between poetics and luxury in an age when imperial trade and domestic consumerism reached a fevered pitch.... more...

  • The Politics of Enchantmentby J. David Black

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    What do "raves" have to do with eighteenth-century Romanticism, or the latest communication technologies with historical ideas about language, media, and culture? Today's culture dazzles us with technological marvels and media spectacles. While we find them entertaining, just as often they are troubling - they seem to contradict common sense,... more...

  • Blake and the New Age (Routledge Revivals)by Kathleen Raine

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1979, this is a very welcome reissue of Kathleen Raine's seminal study of William Blake - England?s only prophet. He challenged with extraordinary vigour the premises which now underline much of Western civilization, hitting hard at the ideas of a naive materialist philosophy which, even in his own day, was already eating at the... more...

  • Unsettled Remainsby Cynthia Sugars; Gerry Turcotte

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009; US$ 42.95

    Unsettled Remains: Canadian Literature and the Postcolonial Gothic examines how Canadian writers have combined a postcolonial awareness with gothic metaphors of monstrosity and haunting in their response to Canadian history. The essays gathered here range from treatments of early postcolonial gothic expression in Canadian literature to attempts... more...

  • The Educational Legacy of Romanticismby John Willinsky

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 48.95

    Papers of a conference held at the Calgary Institute of the Humanities, Oct. 13-18, 1988. more...

  • American Gothicby Robert K. Martin; Eric Savoy

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 21.00

    Drawing widely on contemporary theory—particularly revisionist views of Freud such as those offered by Lacan and Kristeva—this volume ranges from the well-known Gothic horrors of Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne to the popular fantasies of Stephen King and the postmodern visions of Kathy Acker. Special attention is paid to the issues... more...

  • Necromanticismby Paul Westover

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Necromanticism is a study of literary pilgrimage: readers' compulsion to visit literary homes, landscapes, and (especially) graves during the long Romantic period. The book draws on the histories of tourism and literary genres to highlight Romanticism's recourse to the dead in its reading, writing, and canon-making practices. more...