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  • I, Clodia, and Other Portraitsby Anna Jackson

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    ?I, Clodia? is the story of Clodia Metelli?poet and lover?and her relations with her far-away paramour Catullus, her husband Metellus Celer, her brother Publius Clodius, and her accuser Cicero. By giving Clodia?the "Lesbia" of Catullus?s famous love poetry?her own first-person narration, Anna Jackson upends and reinvigorates the beloved classical... more...

  • The Science Fiction of Phyllis Gotliebby Dominick Grace

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Gotlieb is a writer central to the Canadian science fiction canon. Though she has been called the queen of Canadian SF by Robert J. Sawyer, and though David Ketterer has suggested that she is Canadian SF, Gotlieb has been largely overlooked by SF studies. This book delves deeply into her body of work and traces her career in detail. Offering close... more...

  • Literatur und Wahnsinnby Helene von Bogen; Theresa Mayer; Shirin Meyer zu Schwabedissen; Daniel Schierke; Simon Schnorr

    Frank & Timme 2015; US$ 50.46

    Ob im Theater, im Roman oder in der Dichtung: literarische Darstellung und Wahnsinn stehen in engem Verhältnis zueinander. Als Motiv ver-rückt der Wahnsinn den literarischen Text an die Grenzen des Lesbaren und Begreiflichen und eröffnet einen Fragehorizont, der von der sprachlichen Darstellbarkeit des Wahnsinns bis zur Möglichkeit eines wahnsinnigen... more...

  • Open Houseby David Brooks

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    The poems in this striking new collection take a number of forms, drifting between nature and philosophy, evoking a meditative quality that is both contemplative and full of grace. Spare and honed, David Brooks?s poems range in scale, from investigations into microscopic detail observing the smallest creatures and textures underfoot as well as the... more...

  • Milton and the Politics of Public Speechby Helen Lynch

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Using Hannah Arendt’s account of the Greek polis to explain Milton’s fascination with the idea of public speech, this book reveals what is distinctive about his conception of a godly, republican oratory and poetics. Setting Milton’s poetry and prose in the context of Civil War polemic; classical political theory and its early modern... more...

  • Literature and the Idea of Luxury in Early Modern Englandby Alison V. Scott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Exploring the idea of luxury in relation to a series of neighbouring but distinct concepts including avarice, licentiousness, indulgence, vitality, abundance and waste, this study combines intellectual and cultural historical methods to trace discontinuities in the conceptual development of extravagance in seventeenth-century England. Scott traces... more...

  • Mermaids and the Production of Knowledge in Early Modern Englandby Tara E. Pedersen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Addressing epistemological questions about embodiment and perception, author Tara Pedersen furthers research about early modern theatrical culture by focusing on under-theorized representations of mermaids in English locations and texts. This study positions the mermaid as a lens through which to reexamine historically specific debates about gender,... more...

  • The Culture of Equity in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Britain and Americaby Mark Fortier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Extending the chronological and cultural scope of Fortier’s book on equity, which focuses on early modern England, this interdisciplinary study draws on politics, religion, law, literature, and philosophy to argue that equity continued to be a key word throughout the Restoration and 18th century in Britain and America. Fortier asserts that equity... more...

  • Irish Cosmopolitanismby Nels Pearson

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    Looking at the writing of three Irish expatriates who lived in Trieste, London, and Paris, Nels Pearson challenges conventional critical trends that view their work as either affirming Irish anti-colonial sentiment or embracing international identity. In reality, he argues, these writers work constantly back and forth between a sense of national belonging... more...

  • The Poet's Taleby Paul Strohm

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 16.00

    As the year 1386 began, Geoffrey Chaucer was a middle-aged bureaucrat and sometime poet, living in London and enjoying the perks that came with his close connections to its booming wool trade. When it ended, he was jobless, homeless, out of favour with his friends and living in exile. Such a reversal might have spelled the end of his... more...