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Canadian Film Technology, 1896-1986
A Careful Longing: The Poetics and Problems of Nostalgia
Author: Gerald G. Graham
The first director of technical operations and research for Canada's National Film Board profiles the people and technology that together met the challenges of early documentary filmmaking north of the forty-ninth parallel and discusses the board's emergence as an international model for documentary film units. An Ontario Film Institute Book. Illustrated.
ISBN: 978-0874133479 $80.00
Author: Aaron Santesso
This book examines the emergence of a new genre during the eighteenth century: the nostalgia poem. Poems ranging from Dryden's Hastings elegy to Crabbe's The Village
are reevaluated, showing how works as varied as Gray's Eton College Ode, Macpherson's forged epics, and Goldsmith's The Deserted Village
are all part of a doomed literary experiment—-an experiment that has nevertheless determined the course of modern nostalgic thought.
ISBN: 978-0874139457 $70.00
Caricature Unmasked: Irony, Authenticity, and Individualism in Eighteenth-Century English Prints
Carnal Reading: Early Modern Language and Bodies
Author: Amelia Rauser
Caricature Unmasked is the first to examine the meaning encoded in the very form of caricature, a form of popular and polemical visual art that burst suddenly on the scene in late eighteenth-century England, and to explain its rise as a consequence of the emergence of modernity, especially the modern self. Through the detailed analysis of specific prints and a wide-ranging compilation of historical evidence, this book constructs a rich and precise cultural history of the conceptual shift that led to the explosion of caricature in late eighteenth-century England. Complemented with seventy-eight illustrations.
ISBN: 978-1611493238 $70.00
Author: Joseph Pappa
Using an interdisciplinary approach, Carnal Reading: Early Modern Language and Bodies
proposes a new theory of erotic reading that refigures bodily responses as constitutive of cognitive understanding. In its content and style, erotic writing was perceived to interact physically with the reader's body—or more specifically, the sensitive soul via the imagination. "Lively" descriptions infused desires that could permanently affect not only the entire "animal economy," or constitution, but also a person's reasoning faculties. All good writing was meant to move the passions, but there was no way to determine whether the "warmth" derived from reading was erotic or otherwise.
ISBN: 978-1611490046 $70.00
Carpe Corpus: Time and Gender in Early Modern France
Author: Cathy Yandell
Through readings of literary texts as well as conduct manuals and moral treatises,
investigates the meaning of time in early modern France. Arguing
that canonical critical assessments of Renaissance temporality have neglected
the crucial category of gender, this book reveals a more multifaceted vision
of time at work in both male and female poets.
ISBN: 978-0874137040 $80.00
Catholic Modernists, English Nationalists
Author: Timothy J. Sutton
Catholic Modernists, English Nationalists
examines how the Catholic conversions of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Ford Madox Ford, T. S. Eliot (an Anglo-Catholic), Evelyn Waugh, and Graham Greene influenced and were influenced by literary modernism in England. These modernist Catholic converts in England owe their conversions to a desire for a comprehensive spiritual answer to the social and psychological challenges of modernity.
ISBN: 978-1611491333 $75.00
Catholic Theology in Shakespeare's Plays
Author: David N. Beauregard
David N. Beauregard explores and reexamines Shakespeare's theology from the standpoint of current revisionist history of the English Reformation. He describes the effect of Catholic theology on the plays, noting points of difference in theological doctrine, sacramental liturgy, and devotional practice.
ISBN: 978-1611490749 $75.00
Censored Sentiments: Letters and Censorship in Epistolary Novels and Conduct Material
Author: Barbara Maria Zaczek
Censored Sentiments offers a new perspective on women as letter writers and on the eighteenth-century
increase in, and subsequent decline of, epistolary fiction by tracing forms of censorship that affected
female letters in England, France, Italy, and America.
ISBN: 978-1611491753 $70.00
Centennial Essays for Robinson Jeffers
Editor: Robert Zaller
This work is the first volume of critical essays devoted to the poetry of Robinson Jeffers.
Although Jeffers was likened to some of the greatest figures in the literary
world, his work was controversial. His preoccupation with violence and
sexuality was denounced by some, his alleged blasphemy by others. Condemned
by moralists, Marxists, and Cold Warriors alike, Jeffers fell into obscurity
until his death in 1962. Included are nine original essays by leading Jeffers
ISBN: 978-1611491579 $80.00
"A Certain Text": Close Readings and Textual Studies on Shakespeare and Others in
Honor of Thomas Clayton
Editors: Linda Anderson and Janis Lull
This collection in honor of Thomas Clayton takes its title from Romeo and Juliet (4.1.21). Meeting
Paris in Friar Lawrence's cell, Juliet muses, "What must be shall be," and the Friar completes her line with,
"That's a certain text." Where "text" means a received truth, both Friar Lawrence and Clayton are interested
skeptics. The essays gathered here reflect this attitude, questioning received ideas about the activities to which
Clayton has devoted his professional life—literary editing and the close reading of literary works.
ISBN: 978-1611492132 $70.00
Challenging Humanism: Essays in Honor of Dominic Baker-Smith
Editors: Ton Hoenselaars and Arthur F. Kinney
This collection of essays by scholars throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States examines humanism in both its historic sixteenth-century meanings and applications and the humanist tradition in our own time, drawing on his work and that of scholars who have followed him.
ISBN: 978-0874139204 $90.00
Character and the Individual Personality in English Renaissance Drama: Tragedy, History, Tragicomedy
Author: John E. Curran, Jr.
Character and the Individual Personality in English Renaissance Drama: Tragedy, History, Tragicomedy studies instantiations of the individualistic character in drama, Shakespearean and non-Shakespearean, and some of the Renaissance ideas allowing for and informing them. Setting aside such fraught questions as the history of Renaissance subjectivity and individualism on the one hand and Shakespearean exceptionalism on the other, we can find that in some plays, by a range of different authors and collaborators, a conception has been evidenced of who a particular person is, and has been used to drive the action.
ISBN: 978-1611495041 Forthcoming
Citoyennes: Women and the Ideal of Citizenship in Eighteenth-Century France
Author: Annie Smart
This book brings together a variety of genres and crosses disciplines to develop a robust notion of how female civic identity was represented. Dealing with questions of female identities in domestic space and the clash between private and public spheres. Citoyennes provides an alternative interpretation of women's civic identity and advances a new paradigm for women as moral individuals devoted to the public good, with a vital role to play in ushering in the good society.
ISBN:978-1611493542 $80.00 (hardback)/$39.99 (paperback)
Civil Idolatry: Desacralizing and Monarchy in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton
Author: Richard F. Hardin
This work discusses important texts that scrutinize the cult of monarchy in light of the
injunction against idolatry. When
Milton deplored the "civil kind of idolatry," he echoed a significant
theme in earlier texts—Erasmus's political writings, Spenser, and Shakespeare's
political plays. Milton redefines conquest and fatherhood in response to
contemporary monarchists' patriarchalism and conquest-theory.
ISBN: 978-0874134261 $80.00
Claiming Cambria: Invoking the Welsh in the Romantic Era
Author: Shawna Lichtenwalner
Claiming Cambria: Invoking the Welsh in the Romantic Era examines the role of history in the construction of communal, culturally based identities. Working with the dynamic period of the Romantic era, the author traces variant attitudes toward history that enabled writers to cast Wales and the Welsh into specific cultural roles.
ISBN: 978-1611490879 $70.00
Clever Fresno Girl: The Travel Writings of Marguerite Thompson Zorach (1908-1915)
Editor: Efram L. Burk
This volume features thirty art-related travel articles by the American modern artist, Marguerite Thompson Zorach (1887-1968), reprinted for the first time since they appeared in her hometown newspaper, the Fresno Morning Republican, from 1908-15, the period that corresponds to that when she was studying art in Paris at La Palette and traveling throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
ISBN: 978-1611490992 $80.00
Clio: The Autobiography of Martha Fowke Sansom (1689-1736)
Author: Martha Fowke Sansom
Edited with Introduction and Notes by Phyllis J. Guskin
This annotated edition of Clio makes
available in a well-documented and illustrated modern text the autobiography
of Martha Fowke Sansom. This lively account of Fowke's life is filled with
illuminating material on her family background, education, and emotional
and social experiences.
ISBN: 978-0874136074 $70.00
Clio's Daughters: British Women Making History, 1790-1899
Coiffures: Hair in Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Culture
Editor: Lynette Felber
A major contribution to the study of British historical cultures, Clio's Daughters reveals the wealth of women's historical writings, demonstrating that Victorian domestic ideology did not prevent women from making history, featuring both as historical subjects and writers of history. The contributors discover new texts and methodologies, exploring nineteenth-century British women's historiography, their writing of history, often through unexpected venues not previously regarded as sources of historical representation.
ISBN: 978-1611493191 $85.00
Author: Carol Rifelj
describes the historical and cultural practices associated with women’s hairstyles, hair care, and hair art in nineteenth-century France. Carol Rifelj shows how a wide range of literary works incorporate the manifold aspects of hair, including works by Balzac, Sand, Flaubert, Zola, Gautier, Maupassant, and Rodenbach.
ISBN: 978-1611491487 $85.00
Collected in Himself: Essays Critical, Biographical, and Bibliographical on Pope
and Some of His Contemporaries
Author: Maynard Mack
A collection of various essays
about Pope and the eighteenth century written by Professor Mack during
the past four decades. An appendix includes a finding list of books surviving
from Pope's library and a selection of letters by, to, and about Pope,
most of them unpublished.
ISBN: 978-0874131826 $115.00
Collected Poems of Thomas Parnell
Editors: Claude Rawson and F.P. Lock
is the first to establish a reliable text of the poems of Thomas Parnell
(1679-1718). Based on a study of all the available manuscripts, including
an extensive collection in the poet's family, and authoritative editions,
it more than doubles the number of poems known to be Parnell's and represents
the first publication of some of his works.
Choice Outstanding Academic Book for 1990
ISBN: 978-1611491494 $130.00
The Collected Works of Abraham Cowley: Volume 2: Poems (1656) Part I: The Mistress
Collecting China: The World, China, and a History of Collecting
Editors: Thomas O. Calhoun, Laurence Heyworth, and J. Robert King
This new edition includes a full bibliographical and critical account of The
Mistress. The authority of early printed editions is tested against many
other versions of the poems appearing in manuscript copies, printed miscellanies,
and as song texts. Illustrated.
ISBN: 978-1611491562 $120.00
Editor: Vimalin Rujivacharakul
This is a unique book that brings together theories of materiality and the history of collecting. It grew out of a simple question: how does a thing
become Chinese? Fifteen essays explore the question from different angles.
ISBN: 978-1611490060 $75.00
Colloquial Language in Ulysses: A Reference Tool
Author: R. W. Dent
This reference work
provides useful raw data concerning colloquial language in Joyce's novel,
making available new information and calling to attention easily overlooked
items in the OED and Patridge's Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional
English, as well as supplementing and correcting Gifford's Ulysses Annotated.
ISBN: 978-1611491685 $85.00
Connections and Collisions: Identities in Contemporary Jewish-American Women's Writing
Editor: Lois Rubin
This anthology of scholarship on Jewish women writers is the first to focus on what it is to be a woman and a Jew and to explore how the two identities at times support each other and at times act in opposition. The collection is part of an emerging scholarship that reflects the tremendous output of writing by Jewish women since the second wave of the women's movement in the 1970s.
ISBN: 978-0874138993 $80.00
Constructions of Smollett: A Study in Genre and Gender
Author: John Skinner
Constructions of Smollett suggests that Smollett has been unfairly judged by the standards
of the traditional realist novel, and urges a critical reappraisal within
the generic parameters of satire and romance.
ISBN: 978-1611491708 $80.00
The Correspondence of Sarah Helen Whitman and Julia Deane Freeman: Writer to Writer, Woman to Woman
Author: Catherine Kunce
The eighty-one manuscript letters, drafts, notes, and fragments comprising the correspondence between Sarah Helen Whitman (Poe's onetime fiancée) and Julia Deane Freeman span a tumultuous time in American history, 1856-1863. A veritable Who's Who in literature during the period, the women’s letters reference works and writers such as Emerson, Hawthorne, Poe, Walt Whitman, and scores of women writers such as Margaret Fuller, Paulina Davis, Elizabeth Oakes Smith, Susan Warner, Julia Ward Howe, and E.D.E.N. Southworth.
ISBN: 978-1611494389 $70.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available
Creativity and the Imagination: Case Studies from the Classical Age to the Twentieth
Century (Studies in Science and Culture, Vol. 3)
Editor: Mark Amsler
Detailed case studies of imaginative discourses in technical prose, geology,
physics, and genetic engineering, as well as in poetics, contemporary painting,
philosophy, and history. The thread uniting all of the essays is that metaphors,
scenarios, and myths are fundamental to both the scientific and artistic
ISBN: 978-0874132960 $70.00
Creek Walking: Growing Up in Delaware in the 1950s
Crossing Borders: A Critical Introduction to the Works of Mary Rose Callaghan
Author: Jacqueline Jones
This is both the story of a little girl growing up in Christiana, Delaware, in
the 1950s and the history of an American crossroads. Wedged between two
dramatically different extended families, she tries to make sense of the
social signifiers that crosscut even this tiny village in New Castle County—differences
between blacks and whites, men and women, Presbyterians and Methodists,
migrants from Appalachia and migrants from New England, and members of
the business class and the working class. In the process she chronicles a series
of economic and social changes that span the last four hundred years—the
transformation of Native-American hunting grounds into a colonial port
on the busy Christina River; the decline of that port when it was bypassed
by canals and railroads; and finally, the emergence of a thriving service
and consumer economy in early twenty-first-century northern Delaware.
Series: Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore
ISBN: 978-1611492033 $70.00
Author: Maryanne Felter
The first full-length study of Mary Rose Callaghan’s life and works argues that Callaghan’s books examine the boundaries that constrict Irish society as well as Irish authors. Her novels explore limits of gender roles, strictures around mental health, margins that conceal social problems of alcoholism, sexual abuse in the clergy, domestic violence, and sexual repression.
ISBN: 978-1611491463 $65.00
Crusoes and Other Castaways in Modern French Literature: Solitary Adventures
Author: Joseph Acquisto
Crusoes and Other Castaways in Modern French Literature: Solitary Adventures
by Joseph Acquisto examines the many ways in which the castaway, particularly in the form of engagement with Robinson Crusoe
, has been reinterpreted and appropriated in nineteenth through twenty-first century French literature. The book is not merely a literary history of the robinsonnade
in France; rather, Acquisto demonstrates how what he calls the genre of "solitary adventure" becomes a vehicle for exploration of much larger questions about the reception of texts, modes of reading, and the relationship between popular and serious literary traditions.
ISBN: 978-1611494068 $80.00 (hardback)/$32.99 (paperback)/E-Book Available
Culture and Change: Attending to Early Modern Women
Editors: Margaret Mikesell and Adele Seeff
This is the fourth in the series of proceedings of the interdisciplinary conferences sponsored by the Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies at the University of Maryland. This volume reflects the commitment of scholars to the exploration of early modern women's culture as recovered through images, literature, music, and archives of the period.
Series: Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies
ISBN: 978-1611492316 $95.00
The Culture of Epistolarity: Vernacular Letters and Letter Writing in Early Modern England, 1500-1700
Author: Gary Schneider
This book is an extensive investigation of letters and letter writing across two centuries, focusing on the sociocultural function and meaning of epistolary writing-letters that were circulated, were intended to circulate, or were perceived to circulate within "the culture of epistolarity" in early modern England.
ISBN: 978-1611492569 $95.00
"Cultures of Whiggism": New Essays on English Literature and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century
Editor: David Womersley
The essays collected in this volume explore the Whiggish literary culture that arose in England in the late seventeenth century and continued throughout the following century. From the pre-history of Whiggism in the court of Charles II to the fractures opened up within it by the pressures created by the French Revolution in the 1790s, the interactions between Whiggish politics and literature are sampled and described.
ISBN: 978-1611492682 $90.00