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  • Bluestockings Now!by Deborah Heller

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 104.95

    Bringing together top specialists in the field, this edited volume challenges the theory that the eighteenth-century British intellectual women known as the Bluestockings were an isolated phenomenon spanning the period from the 1750s through the 1790s. On the contrary, the contributors suggest, the Bluestockings can be conceptualized as belonging to... more...

  • The Turn Around Religion in Americaby Michael P. Kramer; Nan Goodman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Playing on the frequently used metaphors of the 'turn toward' or 'turn back' in scholarship on religion, The Turn Around Religion in America offers a model of religion that moves in a reciprocal relationship between these two poles. In particular, this volume dedicates itself to a reading of religion and of religious meaning that cannot be reduced... more...

  • Deep Locational Criticismby Jason Finch

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 143.00

    A lively series of spatial turns in literary studies since the 1990s give rise to this engaged and practical book, devoted to the question of how to teach and study the relationship between all sorts of literature and all sorts of location. Among the many concrete examples explored are texts created between the early seventeenth and the early twenty-first... more...

  • A Victorian Art of Fictionby John Charles Olmsted

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 65.00

    First published in 1979, this collection of thirty-nine essays on the novel drawn from seventeen periodicals demonstrates the primary concerns of those discussing the nature and purpose of prose fiction in the period from 1870 to 1900. The essays reflect what was thought and said about the art of fiction and reveal what journalists of these periodicals... more...

  • A Victorian Art of Fictionby John Charles Olmsted

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 65.00

    First published in 1979, this collection of thirty-three essays on the novel drawn from thirteen periodicals demonstrates the primary concerns of those discussing the nature and purpose of prose fiction in the period from 1851 to 1869. The essays reflect what was thought and said about the art of fiction and reveal what journalists of these periodicals... more...

  • A Victorian Art of Fictionby John Charles Olmsted

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 75.00

    First published in 1979, this collection of sixty-three essays on the novel drawn from ten periodicals demonstrates the primary concerns of those discussing the nature and purpose of prose fiction in the period from 1830 to 1850. The essays reflect what was thought and said about the art of fiction and reveal what journalists of these periodicals... more...

  • Contracts of Fictionby Ellen Spolsky

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 64.99

    The Contracts of Fiction invites readers to consider the advantages of describing fictions as governed by a set of social contracts, teaching us how to think about the stuff of daily life, animate and inanimate, as abstractions. more...

  • Hotel Theoryby Wayne Koestenbaum

    Soft Skull Press 2016; US$ 15.99

    Hotel Theory is two books in one: a meditation on the meaning of hotels, and a dime novel ( Hotel Women ) featuring Lana Turner and Liberace. Typical of Wayne Koestenbaum?s invigoratingly inventive style, the two books one fiction, one nonfiction run concurrently, in twin columns, and the articles a,? an,? and the? never appear. The nonfiction... more...

  • Representations of China in British Children's Fiction, 1851-1911by Shih-Wen Chen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In her extensively researched exploration of China in British children?s literature, Shih-Wen Chen provides a sustained critique of the reductive dichotomies that have limited insight into the cultural and educative role these fictions played in disseminating ideas and knowledge about China. Chen considers a range of different genres and types of publication-travelogue... more...

  • Postcolonialismby Robert J. C. Young

    Wiley 2016; US$ 46.95 US$ 40.69

    This key new introduction, by one of the leading exponents in the field, explains in clear and accessible language the historical and theoretical origins of post-colonial theory. Acknowledging that post-colonial theory draws on a wide, often contested, range of theory from different fields, Young analyzes the concepts and issues involved, explains... more...