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  • Romanticism, Gender, and Violenceby Nowell Marshall

    Bucknell University Press 2013; US$ 74.99

    Responding to work by Eve Sedgwick and recent media attention to queer suicide, this project theorizes performative melancholia , a condition where, regardless of sexual orientation, overinvestment in gender norms causes subjects who are unable to embody those norms to experience socially expected (?normal?) gender as something unattainable or... more...

  • Bram Stoker, Dracula and the Victorian Gothic Stageby Catherine Wynne

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 80.00

    Bram Stoker, Dracula and the Victorian Gothic Stage re-appraises Stoker's key fictions in relation to his working life. It takes Stoker's work from the margins to centre stage, exploring how Victorian theatre's melodramatic and Gothic productions influenced his writing and thinking. more...

  • Social Reform in Gothic Writingby Ellen Malenas Ledoux

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    Social Reform in Gothic Writing provides a transatlantic view of the politically transformative power that Gothic texts effected during the Revolutionary era (1764-1834) through providing fresh readings of canonical and non-canonical writing in a wide variety of genres. more...

  • The Victorian Diaryby Anne-Marie Millim

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 109.95

    Reading the diaries of well-known writers and public figures such as Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake, Henry Crabb Robinson, George Eliot, George Gissing, John Ruskin, Edith Simcox and Gerard Manley Hopkins, Anne-Marie Millim locates the diary at the intersection of the public and private spheres. Diaristic writing, Millim argues, played a crucial role in... more...

  • Deciphering Poeby Alexandra Urakova

    Lehigh University Press 2013; US$ 64.99

    Deciphering Poe expands the contextual framework of Poe?s work and explores the subversive nature of his art: its use of codes, secret writing, and ratiocination. The essays offer fresh perspectives Poe?s debt to baroque tradition, his response to Catholicism, his tribute to philosophical idea of sublimity, his complex response to racial issues,... more...

  • Schubert's Lieder and the Philosophy of Early German Romanticismby Lisa Feurzeig

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This study of Franz Schubert's settings of poetry by Friedrich Schlegel and Novalis introduces the fascinating world of early German Romanticism in the 1790s. Schubert's encounters with early Romantic poetry some twenty years later reanimated some of the movement's central ideas.Through exploration of Frühromantik ideas, along with... more...

  • Between Courtly Literature and Al-Andalus: Matiere d'Orient and the Importance of Spain in the Romances of the Twelfth-Century Writer Chretien de Troyesby Michelle Reichert

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Body Gothicby Xavier Aldana Reyes

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 160.00

    Body Gothic assesses the role and relevance of corporeal transgression in literature and film of the last three decades, from splatterpunk and body horror to torture porn and surgical horror. more...

  • Women Writers and the Hero of Romanceby Judith Wilt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Women Writers and the Hero of Romance studies the nature of the hero and his meaning for the female seeker, or quester, in romance fiction from Wuthering Heights to Fifty Shades of Grey . The book includes chapters on Wuthering Heights , Middlemarch , The Scarlet Pimpernel , The Sheik , and the novels of Ayn Rand and Dorothy Dunnett. more...

  • Sara Coleridgeby Jeffrey W. Barbeau

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Known as the daughter of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Sara Coleridge's manuscripts, letters, and other writings reveal an original thinker in dialogue with major literary and cultural figures of nineteenth-century England. Here, her writings on beauty, education, and faith uncover aspects of Romantic and Victorian literature, philosophy, and theology.... more...