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  • Caught between Worldsby Joe Snader

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 38.00

    The captivity narrative has always been a literary genre associated with America. Joe Snader argues, however, that captivity narratives emerged much earlier in Britain, coinciding with European colonial expansion, the development of anthropology, and the rise of liberal political thought. Stories of Europeans held captive in the Middle East, America,... more...

  • The Postethnic Literaryby Florian Sedlmeier

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    What are the discursive and theoretical conditions for conceptualizing the notion of the postethnic literary? The book suggests an answer to this question by reading contemporary literary texts commonly classified as multicultural or postcolonial for their investment in literary form and for their dramatizations of individual gestures... more...

  • Victorian Biographyby David Amigoni

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    This book rethinks Victorian biography and some of its major practitioners from the perspectives of Bakhtinian and Foucauldian discourse theory. A re-reading of the writings of Thomas Carlyle, particularly "Sartor Resartus" and Oliver Cromwell's "Letters and Speeches", provides the basis for the central argument of the book: that the biographical... more...

  • English Prose of the Seventeenth Century 1590-1700by Roger Pooley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    This is the first book-length history of the range of seventeenth-century English prose writing. Roger Pooley's study begins with narrative, ranging from the fiction of Bunyan and Aphra Behn to the biographical and autobiographical work of Aubrey and Pepys. Further sections consider religious prose from the hugely influential Authorised Version to... more...

  • Meanjin Vol. 72, No. 4by Zora Sanders (Ed.)

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; US$ 9.96

    Helen O'Neil takes us inside the development of Labor's long-awaited Cultural Policy, and the future of the policy under a new government. Rebecca Harkins-Cross brings us the first in a series on new media art in Australia with an essay looking at the revolutionary ways Indigenous Australian artists are using video. Jennifer Mills quits poetry and... more...

  • The Victorian Diaryby Dr 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...

  • Holstun Pamphlet Warsby James Holston

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 208.00

    The English Revolution of 1642-60 produced an explosion of stylistically and ideologically diverse pamphlet literature. The essays collected here focus on the prose of this new revolutionary era, and the new public sphere it helped to create. They cover a wide range of topics including the Royalist attack on the Sectarian Babel and the street theatre... more...

  • Style and the Nineteenth-Century British Criticby Professor Jason Camlot

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95

    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...

  • Romantic Autobiography in Englandby Professor Eugene Stelzig

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    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 Dr David Houston Wood

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    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...