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  • Subjectivitiesby Regenia Gagnier

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 124.99

    This comparative analysis draws on working-class autobiography, public and boarding school memoirs, and the canonical autobiographies by women and men in the United Kingdom to define subjectivity and value within social class and gender in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain. Gagnier reconsiders traditional distinctions between mind and... more...

  • Contemporary Fiction and the Uses of Theoryby Dr Michael Greaney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 95.00

    This topical study examines the 'novelizations' of radical literary theory in the work of A.S. Byatt, Angela Carter, Umberto Eco, John Fowles, Richard Powers and many other leading novelists. It offers a comprehensive analysis of the 'post-theoretical novel', and traces an alternative history of the 'theory revolution' in recent literary fiction. more...

  • Style and the Nineteenth-Century British Criticby Jason Camlot

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 109.95

    In analyzing the nonfiction works of writers such as John Wilson, J. S. Mill, De Quincy, Ruskin, Arnold, Pater, and Wilde, Jason Camlot provides an important context for the nineteenth-century critics' changing ideas about style, rhetoric, and technologies of communication. In particular, Camlot shows how new print media affected the Romantic and... more...

  • Muscular Christianityby Donald E. Hall

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 42.00

    An extremist mid-Victorian religious philosophy influencing gender, class and national identity. more...

  • The Language of Criticism (Routledge Revivals)by John Casey

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95

    First published in 1966, the Language of Criticism was the first systematic attempt to understand literary criticism through the methods of linguistic philosophy and the later work of Wittgenstein. more...

  • Lady Wilde's Letters to Constance Wilde, Friends and Acquaintances, with Selected Correspondence Receivedby Karen Sasha Anthony Tipper

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 159.95

    The current final volume is a collection of correspondence written by Lady Jane Wilde to her daughter-in-law, Constance Wilde, as well as other friends and acquaintances. Lady Wilde, like her son Oscar, was an excellent writer. She had a wide range of interests. Much of the ridicule directed at Lady Wilde and her writing and lifestyle followed the... 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...

  • The Life Writing of Othernessby Lauren Rusk

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Focusing on innovative works by Woolf, Baldwin, Kingston and Winterson, the author analyzes how they each represent the self as unique, collectively "other," and inclusively human, and how these conflicting aspects of selfhood interact. more...

  • Romantic Autobiography in Englandby Eugene Stelzig

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    Taking into account the popularity and variety of the genre, this collaborative volume considers a wide range of English Romantic autobiographical writers and modes, including working-class autobiography, the familiar essay, and the staged presence. Major writers such as William Wordsworth, De Quincey, and Mary Shelley, and recent additions to the... more...

  • Time, Narrative, and Emotion in Early Modern Englandby David Houston Wood

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    Exploiting a link between early modern concepts of the medical and the literary, David Wood examines the ways that depictions of time expressed in early modern medical texts reveal themselves in contemporary literary works, demonstrating that the early modern recognition of the self as a palpably volatile entity facilitated the realistic portrayal... more...