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Abstraction and the Classical Ideal, 1760-1920
Author: Charles A. Cramer
Theorized by Enlightenment philosophy as a means of discovering ideal essence by purging natural form of its accidental and contingent qualities, abstraction was a major focus of philosophical, scientific, and aesthetic discourse for more than one hundred fifty years. This study traces an important but largely overlooked conception of abstraction in art form from its roots in eighteenth-century empirical epistemology to its application in the pursuit of ideal form from Joshua Reynolds to Piet Mondrian.
ISBN: 978-1611492873 $59.50
Across Genres, Generations and Borders: Italian Women Writing Lives
Editors: Susanna Scarparo and Rita Wilson
This book examines the processes involved in writing the lives of women, both as autobiographies and as biographies. Adopting different theoretical approaches, chapters in this collection highlight the connections between subjectivity and history, feminist concerns about mothering and the mother-daughter relationships, autobiography, discourse and its framing of the relationship between text and life, and the ethics of constructing biographies.
Series: Monash Romance Studies
ISBN: 0-87413-918-X $30.00
Action and Reaction: Proceedings of a Symposium to Commemorate the Tercentenary of Newton's Principia
Acts of Reading:
Editors: Paul Theerman and Adele Seeff
This collection of essays reflects the depth
of inquiry and diversity of research that have characterized the last generation
of work on Sir Isaac Newton.
Series: Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies
ISBN: 0-87413-446-3 $39.50
Interpretation, Reading Practices, and the Idea of the Book in John Foxe’s Actes and Monuments
Editors: Thomas P. Anderson and Ryan Netzley
Acts of Reading examines how John Foxe’s Actes and Monuments shaped reading and interpretive practice in the early modern period and addresses the impact of recent electronic editions of Foxe’s text on current reading practice and scholarship.
ISBN: 978-1611491364 $65.00
Admired and Understood: The Poetry of Aphra Behn
Author: M. L. Stapleton
Admired and Understood analyzes Behn's only pure verse collection, Poems Upon Several Occasions (1684), and situates her in her literary milieu as a poet. Behn's book demonstrates her desire for acceptance in her literary culture, to be "admired and understood," as she puts it.
ISBN: 978-1611492415 $49.50
The Adventures of a Shakespeare Scholar: To Discover Shakespeare's Art
Author: Marvin Rosenberg
Rarely does a scholar single-handedly point Shakespeare study
in a new direction. But in the 1950s, Marvin Rosenberg led the way to a
wider perspective of the poet-playwright's genius. The essays in this collection,
which span Rosenberg's entire career, reflect the remarkable diversity
of the scholar's pursuit of his vision.
ISBN: 0-87413-598-2 $52.50
The Aesthetic Body: Passion, Sensibility, and Corporeality in Seventeenth-Century France
Author: Erec R. Koch
This interdisciplinary study traces the radical changes that occurred in the understanding of the biological body and of human incarnation beginning in the first third of the seventeenth century. It is the first to examine the importance of that new corporeality in the determination of sensibility and passion in French culture of the seventeenth century.
ISBN: 978-1611490800 $75.00
Aesthetics and the Literature of Ideas: Essays in Honor of A. Owen Aldridge
Editors: Franois Jost and Melvin J. Friedman
This collection explores the aesthetic
principles that pervade all sectors of human activities involving intellectual
perceptiveness. The three areas of investigation are aesthetics and rationality
in the realm of literary history and criticism; the genres and meanings
in the metamorphosis of the arts; and aesthetics in literature, society,
ISBN: 0-87413-363-7 $36.50
The Aesthetics of the "Beyond": Phantasm, Nostalgia, and the Literary Practice in Contemporary China
Author: Jianguo Chen
This book is about an alternative mode of reading, thinking, and representing the intricacies of human experience in Chinese literature of the late twentieth century, which the author calls the aesthetics of the "beyond." It investigates how contemporary Chinese writers, by means of dynamic interface of literary practice and cultural philosophical considerations, engage the reader in critical reflection on and aesthetic appreciation of the complexity of human conditions.
ISBN: 978-1611490848 $51.50
After Blanchot: Literature, Criticism, Philosophy
Edited by Leslie Hill, Brian Nelson, and Dimitris Vardoulakis
From an investigation of the notion of the neuter to Blanchot's significance for art, from the way that the sacred and the ethical arise in response to diverse demands to the political projects of Blanchot's fiction and criticism, After Blanchot offers material that will excite all those who are familiar with his work, and is also an ideal entry point for the novice.
Series: Monash Romance Studies
ISBN: 0-87413-946-5 $30.00
After the Final No: Samuel Beckett's Trilogy
Author: Thomas Cousineau
This study explores
the dialectic of destruction and renewal in the work that Samuel Beckett
regarded as his masterpiece: the trilogy of novels he wrote after World
War II. It interprets the trilogy as presenting a subversive critique of
the three idols: mother, father, and self to which humanity has looked for
protection and guidance throughout history.
ISBN: 978-1611491821 $36.00
Aging and the Welfare-State Crisis
Author: Anne-Marie Guillemard
viewpoint, which examines the making of policies on aging in France over
a century (late nineteenth century to the present), is examined in this
book. This case study presents an attempt to understand the formulation
of social policies better by studying the long-range interplay between
the state and various social forces. This book is the third in the series
The Family in Interdisciplinary Perspective.
ISBN: 978-1611491722 $55.00
Alexandra Gripenberg's A Half Year in the New World: Miscellaneous Sketches of Travel in the United States (1888)
Author: Alexandra Gripenberg
Edited and translated by Ernest J. Moyne
One of the most important foreign visitors to the United States
during the last half of the nineteenth century was Baroness Alexandra Gripenberg.
In 1888 she was a delegate to the international women's congress in Washington,
D.C. This volume is about her travels and experiences in the new world.
ISBN: 0-87413-100-6 $20.00
ISBN: 0-87413-234-7 $33.50
Alien Visions: The Chechens and Navajos in Russian and American Literature
Author: Margaret Ziolkowski
There are many parallels and some revealing differences in the encounter between, on the one hand, the Americans and various Indian tribes and, on the other, the Russians and some of the peoples of the Caucasus and Siberia. The major focus on this study is the perceptions and literary portrayal of the Chechens by the Russians and the Navajos by the Americans.
ISBN: 978-1611492804 $48.00
An American Icon: Brother Jonathan and American Identity
American Literary Geographies: Spatial Practice and Cultural Production, 1500-1900
Author: Winifred Morgan
The top hat and stars and stripes that characterize Uncle Sam today were
first worn by Yankee actors portraying Brother Jonathan. This book explores
the complex emblematic function of the Brother Jonathan figure and its
changing meaning through the decades and in a multitude of popular media.
ISBN: 0-87413-307-6 $32.50
Editors: Martin Brückner and Hsuan L. Hsu
This interdisciplinary collection of essays explores intersections between geography and American literary history from the earliest geographic chronicles of the New World to the massive geopolitical imaginings of the 1890s. By foregrounding the unsteady nature of geographical boundaries, the physical and imaginary migrations that coexisted with literary nationalism, and the changing attitudes toward geographical settings, the essays in American Literary Geographies present textual, theoretical, and contextual alternatives to existing exceptionalist accounts of U.S. culture.
ISBN: 978-1611493184 $65.00
American Realism and the Canon
Editors: Tom Quirk and Gary Scharnhorst
of twelve essays focuses on a variety of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century
texts to illustrate the flexibility of the realist mode in American fiction
and poetry. As the volume demonstrates, the realist era was hospitable
to a multitude of writers who voiced the most urgent concerns of race and
ethnicity, gender, class, and region.
ISBN: 0-87413-524-9 $37.50
The Anatomy of a Game: Football, the Rules, and the Men Who Made the Game
Anatomy of Perjury: Field Marshal Albert Kesselring, Via Rasella, and the GINNY Mission
Author: David M. Nelson
This book is the first history to chronicle how the playing
rules of football developed year by year. Illustrated.
ISBN: 0-87413-455-2 $29.50
Author: Richard Raiber, MD
Editor: Dennis Showalter
Careful review of microfilmed German operational records led the author to solve a World War II mystery involving Field Marshall Albert Kesselring and the Italian campaign he directed. Facts about two events in March 1944the Ardeatine Cave Massacre and the failed GINNY II missionwere manipulated, and Kesselring's 1947 defense was accepted without challenge until 1997, when Dr. Raiber found irrefutable evidence that Kesselring had misled the court in order to hide his involvement in the murder of fifteen U.S. soldiers who had been captured in uniform behind enemy lines.
ISBN: 978-1611493306 $55.00
Andrew Marvell's Liminal Lyrics: The Space Between
Author: Joan Faust
Andrew Marvell's Liminal Lyrics: The Space Between is an interdisciplinary study of the major lyric poems of 17th-century British metaphysical poet Andrew Marvell. The poet and his work have generally proven enigmatic to scholars because both refuse to fit into normal categories and expectations. This study invites Marvell readers to view the poet and some of his representative lyrics in the context of the anthropological concept of liminality as developed by Victor Turner and enriched by Arnold Van Gennep, Jacques Lacan, and other observers of the in-between aspects of experience.
ISBN: 978-1611494105 $75.00
Andy Warhol: Behind the Camera
Author: Stephen Petersen
This book opens with an essay by Stephen Petersen on Andy Warhol's ongoing experimentation with instant photography, made possible by development of the popular Polaroid Big Shot camera and other point and shoot cameras in the 1970s. Petersen also discusses over sixty images including Polaroids and black and white prints, with new research identifying their subjects and dates. This is the catalogue to the exhibition of photographs by Andy Warhol gifted to the University of Delaware by the Warhol Legacy Program.
ISBN: 978-0615420424 $20.00
An Annotated Edition of Lectures on Moral Philosophy
Author: John Witherspoon
Editor: Jack Scott
John Witherspoon (1723-1794) delivered these lectures
at the College of New Jersey (later known as Princeton) in the 1770s. They
offer significant insights into the intellectual currents of revolutionary
America, such as Calvinist theology, moral sense theory, Lockean and Scottish
Common Sense epistemology, and Whiggish political thought.
ISBN: 0-87413-164-2 $35.00
Antisemitism and Philosemitism in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: Representing Jews, Jewishness, and Modern Culture
Editors: Phyllis Lassner and Lara Trubowitz
This book of essays provides a significant reappraisal of discussions of anti-Semitism and philosemitism. An outstanding group of contributors from political theory, film, English, gender studies, and history demonstrates that analysis of philosemitic attitudes is as crucial as are investigations of anti-Semitism.
ISBN 978-1611490947 $58.50
Antoine Watteau: Perspectives on the Artist and the Culture of His Time
Editor: Mary D. Sheriff
The essays in Antoine Watteau: Perspectives on the Artist and the Culture of His Time offer a richly textured portrait of the artist's life, work, and reputation for students, specialists, and the general public. The volume brings together art historians whose research is currently defining the field of Watteau studies with scholars from history and literature who have published widely on the political and cultural trends of Watteau's era. The book contains sixty-five illustrations.
ISBN: 978-1611492866 $62.50
The Apotheosis of Democracy, 1908-1916: The Pediment for the House Wing of the
United States Capitol
Author: Thomas P. Somma
This study recounts the many ill-fated attempts to win the elusive commission for the House pediment of the U.S. Capitol Building, then follows with a detailed chronology of
the actual commission, beginning with the awarding of the project in 1908
to the expatriate American sculptor Paul Wayland Bartlett and concluding
with the pediment's unveiling in 1916. Illustrated.
ISBN: 0-87413-528-1 $65.00
The Appearance of Truth: The Story of Elizabeth Canning and Eighteenth-Century
Author: Judith Moore
The disappearance and subsequent trial of Elizabeth
Canning in 1753 set off a train of events that led to a public obsession
with her case. Most writers (from Tobias Smollett to the mystery novelist
Josephine Tey) have taken her guilt for granted, but this work brings that
judgment into question by examining the case and its documentary history.
ISBN: 0-87413-494-3 $42.50
"Arms, and the Man, I sing...": A Preface to Dryden’s Aeneid
Author: Arvid Løsnes
This study—referred to as a "preface"—is given the designation because its basic aim is not to offer an up-to-date overall assessment of Dryden's translation of Virgil’s Aeneid, but rather to provide a relevant basis for such an assessment—thus allowing for a wide range of readership.
ISBN: 978-1611490022 $85.00
Art and Culture in the Eighteenth Century: New Dimensions and
Editor: Elise Goodman
This study joins the resurgent scholarship
presently redressing the neglect of eighteenth-century visual culture since
the beginning of the twentieth century. This volume offers nine contextual
and cross-disciplinary essays that engage with a rich panoply of discourses
ranging from art criticism to biography, to collecting and the art market,
to art theory and practice and the institutions that shaped them, to beauty
and fashion, sociopolitical and philosophical issues, gender studies, patronage,
iconography, and print culture.
Series: Studies in 17th- and 18th-Century Art and Culture
ISBN: 978-1611491999 $52.50
The Art of Procrastination: Baudelaire's Poetry in Prose
The Art of Restraint: English Poetry from Hardy to Larkin
Author: Cheryl Leah Krueger
How does Baudelaire's prose poetry tell (human/modern/literary) time, and how do time and narrative tell the story of the pome en prose? Using textual analysis informed by a wide range of scholarship on Baudelaire, modernity, and narrative theory, Krueger argues that what lies beneath the genre's obvious evocation of formal and literary tensions (between verse and prose, between the lyric and the narrative), are larger questions of immortality and death.
ISBN: 978-1611493207 $39.00
Author: Richard Hoffpauir
Richard Hoffpauir argues that the works of the best poets have found ways
of not capitulating to contemporary reality and outlines the terms of the
debate by setting the weaknesses of Yeats against the strengths of Hardy.
Subsequent chapters discuss the nature poetry of Edward Thomas; the war
poetry of Graves, Blunden, and Gurney; the love poetry of Bridges, Lawrence,
and Graves; and the political and social verse of Rickword, Daryush, Betjeman,
ISBN: 978-1611491555 $45.00
The Art of the Persian Letters: Unlocking Montesquieu's "Secret Chain"
The Artist as Original Genius: Shakespeare's "Fine Frenzy" in Late Eighteenth-Century British Art
Author: Randolph Paul Runyon
Some thirty years after the initial publication of Montesquieu's Persian Letters in 1721, the author hinted at the presence of "a secret, and somehow unnoticed, chain" tying together this entertaining, insightful, yet disparate collection of fictional letters to and from two Persian travelers in France. In The Art of the Persian Letters Randolph Runyon takes the chain metaphor seriously, showing that the chain is not thematic but linguistic and structural, as each letter is linked to its neighbors on either side by echoing words and situations.
ISBN: 978-1611492767 $50.00
Author: William L. Pressly
William L. Pressley's The Artist as Original Genius examines the first generation of artists in Britain to define themselves as history painters, attempting what then was considered to be art's most exalted category. These ambitious artists, including John Hamilton Mortimer, Henry Fuseli, Alexander and John Runciman, James Barry, James Jefferys, George Romney, John Flaxman, and William Blake, most of whom were born in the 1740s and 60s, were presented with the challenge of how best to compete with the continental old masters when they had only an impoverished native tradition on which to build.
Series: Studies in 17th- and 18th-Century Art and Culture
ISBN: 978-1611493221 $80.00
Arthur B. Davies: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Prints
Author: Joseph S. Czestochowski
Arthur Bowen Davies (1862-1928) was hailed by his contemporaries as one
of the greatest American artists, but his work fell out of favor soon after
his death, and it is only recently that the public has begun to reevaluate
Davies's contribution to American art. This catalogue is structured to
inform the reader about Davies's graphics and paintings. American Art Series.
ISBN: 0-87413-242-8 $85.00
The Arts of Empire: The Poetics of Colonialism from Ralegh to Milton
Author: Walter S. H. Lim
Focusing on Ireland and the New World—the two central colonial
projects of Elizabethan and Stuart England—this book explores the emergings
of a colonialist consciousness in the writing and political workings of
the English Renaissance. The literary production of the period engaged
England's settlement of colonies in the New World and its colonial designsin Ireland by offering multiple perspectives in constant collision and
ISBN: 978-0874136418 $45.50
Aspects of Samuel Johnson: Essays on His Arts, Mind, Afterlife, and Politics
Author: Howard D. Weinbrot
This is a collection of early and new essays by Weinbrot on Johnson's varied achievements in lexicography, poetry, narrative, and prose style. It considers Johnson's uses of the general and the particular as they relate to the reader's role in the creative process, his complex approach to the concept of literary genre, and his resolutely un-Humean view of skepticism.
ISBN: 978-1611492552 $40.00
At Home and Abroad in the Empire: British Women Write the 1930s
Editors: Robin Hackett, Freda Hauser, and Gay Wachman
This book builds upon critical reevaluations of modernism and British literature of the 1930s with a simultaneous focus on discourses of race, gender, and empire. The essays direct attention to the complications and ambivalence accumulating around the meanings of Englishness.
ISBN: 978-1611491050 $54.00
Attending to Early Modern Women
Editors: Susan Amussen and Adele Seeff
from the fields of literature, history, and art history share their methodologies
and insights as they recover the voices, texts, and images of European
women during the early modern period. The collection also addresses the
places of community that existed, or were imagined, among women in the
early modern period, the extent to which women were marginalized by their
gender, and how such other afflictions, such as race, class, and religion,
affected such marginalization.
Series: Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies
ISBN: 0-87413-650-4 $55.00
Attending to Women in Early Modern England
Editors: Betty S. Travitsky and Adele F. Seeff
This volume contains the edited proceedings from the 1990 symposium
of the same title, focusing on the interdisciplinary study of women in
early modern England. After an introduction providing an overview of the
current issues shaping Renaissance women's studies, the four parts of the
book cover the challenge of making women visible and its political implications
in academia; the construction of identity in the representation of women's
deaths; an analysis of working-class women; and issues of pedagogy.
Series: Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies
ISBN: 0-87413-519-2 $45.00
Augustan Subjects: Essays in Honor of Martin C. Battestin
Austen’s Oughts: Judgment after Locke and Shaftesbury
Editor: Albert J. Rivero
The fifteen essays in this volume honor Battestin's many contributions
to our understanding and appreciation of the literature and art of the
Augustan period. Spanning over one hundred years, the essays focus on writers
such as Behn, Swift, Defoe, and Pope, as well as Fielding's connections
with Richardson and Smollett's fictional heroines.
ISBN: 0-87413-616-4 $45.00
Author: Karen Valihora
This book situates the disinterested, reflective appeal to moral principle invoked—ironically or otherwise—in Austen’s oughts within the history of thought about judgment in the British eighteenth century. Beginning with Shaftesbury's critique of Locke's account of judgment, successive readings explore the emphasis on disinterest in works by David Hume, Adam Smith, Samuel Richardson, and Sir Joshua Reynolds alongside discussions of Jane Austen's major novels.
ISBN: 978-1611491371 $77.50