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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.
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ISBN: 978-1611492873 $70.00

Action and Reaction: Proceedings of a Symposium to Commemorate the Tercentenary of Newton's Principia
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.
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Series: Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies
ISBN: 978-0874134469 $90.00

Acts of Reading:
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.
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ISBN: 978-1611491364 $85.00

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.
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ISBN: 978-1611492415 $75.00

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.
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ISBN: 978-0874135985 $90.00

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.
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ISBN: 978-1611490800 $95.00

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.
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ISBN: 978-1611490848 $70.00

African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States
Editor: Persephone Braham
The examples of diasporic cultural production explored in this volume reflect on loss and dispersal, but they also constitute expansive and dynamic intellectual and artistic production, neither wholly African nor wholly American (in the hemispheric sense), whose resonance deeply inflects all of the Americas. This volume offers a window into the enormous diversity and depth of intellectual and artistic production arising from the Middle Passage, and a call for new, more collaborative and complex approaches to the subject of the African diaspora.
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ISBN: 978-1611495379 Forthcoming

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.
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Series: Monash Romance Studies
ISBN: 978-0874139464 $34.99 (paperback)

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.
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ISBN: 978-1611491821 $70.00

Aging and the Welfare-State Crisis
Author: Anne-Marie Guillemard
A historical-sociological 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.
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ISBN: 978-1611491722 $90.00

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.
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ISBN: 978-1611492804 $75.00

American Literary Geographies: Spatial Practice and Cultural Production, 1500-1900
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.
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ISBN: 978-1611493184 $90.00

The American Writer and the University
Editor: Ben Siegel
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ISBN: 978-0874133363 $70.00

Anatomy of Perjury: Field Marshal Albert Kesselring, Via Rasella, and the GINNY Mission
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.
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ISBN: 978-1611493306 $80.00

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.
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ISBN: 978-1611494105 $75.00 (hardback)/$39.99 (paperback)/E-Book Available

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.
Series: University Museums of the University of Delaware
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ISBN: 978-0615420424 $20.99 (paperback)

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.
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ISBN 978-1611490947 $75.00

"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.
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ISBN: 978-1611490022 $90.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available

Arras Hanging: The Textile That Determined Early Modern Literature and Drama
Author: Rebecca Olson
Arras Hanging reveals that in the early modern period, when cloth-making was ubiquitous and high-quality tapestries called arras hangings were the most valuable objects in England, such metaphors were literal. The arras in particular provided a narrative model for writers such as Edmund Spenser and William Shakespeare, who exploited their audience's familiarity with weaving to engage them in highly idiosyncratic and "hands on" ways.
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ISBN: 978-1611494686 $70.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available

Art and Culture in the Eighteenth Century: New Dimensions and Multiple Perspectives
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.
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Series: Studies in 17th- and 18th-Century Art and Culture
ISBN: 978-1611491999 $70.00

The Art of Procrastination: Baudelaire's Poetry in Prose
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.
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ISBN: 978-1611493207 $65.00

The Art of Restraint: English Poetry from Hardy to Larkin
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, and Larkin.
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ISBN: 978-1611491555 $90.00

The Art of the Persian Letters: Unlocking Montesquieu's "Secret Chain"
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.
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ISBN: 978-1611492767 $85.00

The Artist as Original Genius: Shakespeare's "Fine Frenzy" in Late Eighteenth-Century British Art
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.
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Series: Studies in 17th- and 18th-Century Art and Culture
ISBN: 978-1611493221 $84.00

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 negotiation.
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ISBN: 978-0874136418 $80.00

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.
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ISBN: 978-1611492552 $95.00

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.
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ISBN: 978-1611491050 $75.00

Attending to Early Modern Women: Conflict and Concord
Editor: Karen Nelson
This volume considers women's roles in the conflicts and negotiations of the early modern world. Essays explore the ways gender shapes women's agency in times of war, religious strife, and economic change. How were conflict and concord gendered in histories, literature, music, and political, legal, didactic, and religious treatises?
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ISBN: 978-1611494440 $80.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available

Augustan Subjects: Essays in Honor of Martin C. Battestin
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.
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ISBN: 978-0874136166 $85.00

Austen's Oughts: Judgment after Locke and Shaftesbury
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.
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ISBN: 978-1611491371 $90.00

Authorship in the Long Eighteenth Century
Author: Dustin Griffin
This book deals with changing conditions and conceptions of authorship in the long eighteenth century, a period often said to have witnessed the birth of the modern author. It focuses not on authorial self-presentation or self-revelation but on an author's interactions with booksellers, collaborators, rivals, correspondents, patrons, and audiences.
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ISBN: 978-1611494709 $70.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available

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