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  • The Pebble Chanceby Marius Kociejowski

    Biblioasis 2014; US$ 18.99

    Essays and anecdotes from travel-writer, poet, and bookseller Marius Kociejowski, including pieces on encounters with Bruce Chatwin and Javier Marías. more...

  • Romanticism, Origins, and the History of Heredityby Christine Lehleiter

    Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 104.99

    Examining novels, studies on plant hybridization, treatises on animal breeding, and collections of anatomical monstrosities, Origins Matter delineates how romantic authors imagined the ramifications of emerging notions of heredity for the conceptualization of selfhood. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Romanticism in Literatureby Paul Varner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 129.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Romanticism in Literature takes a close and comprehensive look at romanticism in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. more...

  • Global Romanticismby Evan Gottlieb; Samuel Baker; Miranda Burgess; Ian Duncan; Anthony Jarrells; Debbie Lee; Yoon Sun Lee; Louis Kirk McAuley; Robert Mitchell; Steve Newman; Stuart Peterfreund; Katie Trumpener; Matthew Wickman; Michael Wiley

    Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    Building on postcolonial and transatlantic paradigms as well as new theoretical developments like Actor-Network-Theory, Global Romanticism: Origins, Orientations, and Engagements, 1760 ? 1820 views the literature and culture of late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Britain and beyond through the lens of long-durational globalization.... more...

  • The Ruined Eleganceby Fiona Sze-Lorrain

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 14.95 US$ 11.96

    In her new collection, Fiona Sze-Lorrain offers a nuanced yet dynamic vision of humanity marked by perils, surprises, and the transcendence of a "ruined elegance." Through an intercultural journey that traces lives, encounters, exiles, and memories from France, America, and Asia, the poet explores a rich array of historical and literary allusions... more...

  • Theorizing Modernismsby Steve Giles

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    At a time when postmodernism seems to have achieved a dominant position in cultural and critical theory, the contributors to this volume present a much needed corrective to the misleading images of modernism which have dominated recent debate. Theorizing Modernisms includes an account of European modernism, and analysis of the work of Apollinaire... more...

  • Polemicby Jane Gallop

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 38.95

    These new essays by leading scholars examine some famous and less well-known instances of polemical encounters. The essays are enhanced by an interview with Gayatri Spivak, specially conducted by Jane Gallop for this volume Historically rigorous, theoretically astute, and sometimes wickedly funny, Polemic makes criticism a critical issue. more...

  • Modernity and Metropolisby Dr Peter Brooker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 160.00

    A study of urban identity and community looks at selected twentieth century literary and film texts in the context of theorizations of modernism, postmodernism, postcoloniality and globalization. Brooker draws on Beck and Giddens to propose a 'reflexive modernism' which rewrites and re-imagines the urban scene. The principal cities considered are London... more...

  • Copying Machinesby Catherine Liu

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 72.00

    In readings of texts by Lafayette, Molière, Laclos, and La Bruyère?and in a chapter on the eighteenth-century inventor of automatons, Jacques Vaucanson?Catherine Liu provides a fascinating account of ways in which the automaton and the preindustrial machine haunt the imagination of ancien régime France and structure key moments of the canonical literature... more...

  • HIV Storiesby Jean-Pierre Boulé

    Liverpool University Press 2002; US$ 70.00

    This book draws attention to the existence in France of an AIDS literature from 1985 to 1988 before AIDS writing became either a widely recognised genre or a culturally influential form of writing. It is a predominantly literary critical study, informed by gender studies and psychoanalytic criticism in its readings of individual texts, and interwoven... more...