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Caravaggio: Realism, Rebellion, Reception
A Careful Longing: The Poetics and Problems of Nostalgia
Editor: Genevieve Warwick
This volume considers Caravaggio's revolutionary "realism" from a range of perspectives, presenting new avenues for research by a plurality of leading scholars. First, it advances our understanding of Caravaggio's relationship with the "new" science of observation championed by Galileo. Second, it examines afresh the theoretical nature and artistic means of Caravaggio's seemingly direct "realism." Third, it extends the horizons of research on Caravaggio's complex intellectual and social milieu between high and low cultures. Includes essays by Genevieve Warwick, Catharine Puglisi, David M. Stone, Elizabeth Cropper, Anthony Colantuono, Todd P. Olson, and Charles Dempsey.
ISBN: 978-1611492880 $52.50
Editor: 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: 0-87413-945-7 $48.00
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 $60.00
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 $60.00
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,
Carpe Corpus 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: 0-87413-704-7 $43.50
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 $56.00
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 $49.50
Cavalier Pietro Tempesta and His Time
Author: Marcel Roethlisberger-Bianco
This study deals with a hitherto almost unknown aspect of late seventeenth-century
painting. Its core is a monograph of Cavalier Pietro Tempesta, illustrious
painter of marines, landscapes, and animal gentre. Tempesta's importance
can be summed up as follows: he is the leading landscape painter in northern
Italy between 1670-1700. Illustrated.
ISBN: 0-87413-105-7 $75.00
Cavaliers, Clubs, and Literary Culture: Sir John Mennes, James Smith, and the Order
of the Fancy
Author: Timothy Raylor
Centered around the lives and poetry of Mennes and Smith, this work explores the largely
uncharted territory between the official culture of the court and the often oppositional culture of the
city by examining the clubs of city wits (such as the Order of the Fancy),
stage actors, and would-be courtiers that flourished during the early and
middle years of the seventeenth century.
Choice Outstanding Academic Book for 1995
ISBN: 0-87413-523-0 $48.50
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 $33.50
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 $42.50
"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 $41.50
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: 0-87413-920-1 $60.00
Changing Minds: The Shifting Perception of Culture in Eighteenth-Century France
Author: John C. O'Neal
In this study of the epistemological underpinnings of cultural changes in the French Enlightenment, the author
shows how many of the cultural changes brought about by eighteenth-century French thinkers arise from the
different forms of knowledge and experience they pursued. The various chapters illustrate the rich interdisciplinarity
of the period's thinking, which is unified by a central concern with the mind, and discuss important Enlightenment
developments in aesthetics, historiography, metaphysics, anthropology, language and literature, political theory,
Series: Studies in 17th- and 18th-Century Art and Culture
ISBN: 0-87413-788-8 $49.50
Charles Thomson: A Patriot's Pursuit
Author: Boyd Stanley Schlenther
A comprehensive interpretive biography of Charles Thomson (1729-1824), influential Philadelphia
merchant during the 1760s and secretary to the Continental Congress for
all of its fifteen years. Thomson's political enemies were numerous, and
his political ideals were influenced by his own quest for personal recognition
and financial security.
Series: Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore
ISBN: 0-87413-368-8 $45.00
Chinese Export Porcelain for the American Trade, 1785-1835
Author: Jean McClure Mudge
This revised edition of a book first published in 1962 is still the only
work that goes to fresh, primary shipping sources to tell the story of
America's trade in export Chinese porcelain. There are over one hundred
photographs in the book covering all the major types of export porcelain
both common and uncommon, made for America. Illustrated.
ISBN: 0-87413-166-9 $55.00
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.
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
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: 0-87413-426-9 $39.50
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 $47.50
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 $55.00
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: 0-87413-607-5 $36.50
Clio's Daughters: British Women Making History, 1790-1899
The Clothes That Wear Us: Essays in Dressing and Transgressing in Eighteenth-Century 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 $54.50
Editors: Jessica Munns and Penny Richards
The contributors to this volume offer a wide range of topics, perspectives, and approaches
as they explore issues of gender and cultural cross-dressing. The meanings
inherent in theatrical costuming; the ways in which novels, journals, and
prints disseminated ideas about fashion, status, and gender; and present
case studies of cultural practices relating to clothing are examined. The
ways in which dress articulates transformations in the economic conditions,
social relations, and ideological constructions of the culture of the eighteenth
century are also traced.
ISBN: 978-0874136722 $52.00
Coiffures: Hair in Nineteenth-Century French Literature and Culture
Author: Carol Rifelj
Coiffures 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 $62.50
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: 0-87413-182-0 $70.00
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 $89.50
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 $80.00
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 $65.00
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 $38.50
Colonial American Newspapers: Character and Content
Author: David A. Copeland
the contents of seventy-four hundred newspapers, this book is a comprehensive discussion of the news
that ran from the beginning of American newspapers in 1690 through the end of the period. The book reveals
that the first generation of American papers focused on more than European news and governmental decrees
ISBN: 0-87413-591-5 $49.50
Comedy, Youth, Manhood in Early Modern England
Author: Ira Clark
This book examines from a social and historical perspective comic Renaissance stage representations of the conflicting imperatives young men faced in order to win manhood. The volume analyzes Tudor-Stuart comedies in order to illuminate the problems and promises of achieving manhood.
ISBN: 0-87413-828-0 $39.50
Common Courtesy in Eighteenth-Century English Literature
Author: William Bowman Piper
The intersection in major works of the eighteenth century between courtesy and sense are described in this book. The representation of conversational
courtesy, which allowed an improvement of opinion—described as "common sense" by that age—is analyzed in works by Berkeley, Pope, Sterne,
Johnson, and Boswell, showing in each case how a demanding subject matter was submitted to an insouciant social scrutiny and thus made more fully and more widely
ISBN: 0-87413-645-8 $34.50
Community Without Coercion: Getting Along in the Minimal State
Author: Richard P. Hiskes
In this book, Professor Hiskes argues that the criticism of individualism
for its alleged lack of communal sentiment is false: individualism as a
means of political organization is capable of preserving individual liberty
and providing for the welfare of all persons in society.
ISBN: 0-87413-178-2 $29.50
Comparative Literary Dimensions: Essays in Honor of Melvin J. Friedman
Editors: Jay L. Halio and Ben Siegel
Comparative Literary Dimensions, like its companion volume American Literary Dimensions,
honors the memory of Melvin J. Friedman.
The authors studied include James Joyce, Robert Graves, and Virginia Woolf.
A wide range of classical and modern writers and literary themes and concepts
are discussed by international scholar-critics such as Haskell Block, Zack
Bowen, and Owen Aldrich. The volume concludes with Jackson Bryer's detailed
bibliography of Melvin Friedman's singular contribution to the study of
ISBN: 0-87413-715-2 $39.50
Conflict and Concord: Attending to Early Modern Women
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?
ISBN: 978-1611494440 Forthcoming
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: 0-87413-899-X $46.50
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 $39.50
Consuming Culture: The Arts of the French Table
Editor: John West-Sooby
This volume aims to add to the rich tradition of exegesis on the place of food and drink in French society and culture. It deals predominantly with literary representations of eating and drinking, past and present, and covers topics ranging from gastronomy to anorexia, from sobriety to ebriety, and from overt to covert food practices. All the literary genres are represented, including pantomime and "l'écriture gourmande," and the essays presented here also cover a variety of periods, from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.
Series: Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore
ISBN: 0-87413-811-6 $30.00 (paperback)
Contemporary Spanish Fiction: Generation X
Author: Dorothy Odartey-Wellington
This book examines the work of six novelists of the Generation X group of writers in Spain: José Angel Mañas (Historias del Kronen, 1994); Ray Loriga (La pistola de mi hermano, 1995); Gabriela Bustelo (Veo veo, 1996); Ismael Grasa (De Madrid al cielo, 1994); Belen Gopegui (Lo real, 2001 and La conquista del aire, 1998); and Antonio Orejudo Utrilla (Ventajas de viajar en tren, 2000) and Fabulosas narraciones por historias, 1996). The book shows that there has been a generational shift in contemporary Spanish fiction due to the erosion of traditional modes of self-determination in the globalized, commodified, and media-saturated environment of 1990s Spain.
ISBN: 978-0-87413-008-9 $44.50
The Contested Quill: Literature by Women in Germany, 1770-1800
Author: Ruth P. Dawson
This book charts the entrance of women into public writing in the culturally
vibrant world of late eighteenth-century Germany. It gives an absorbing
account of the failed autobiography of Friderika Baldinger; the successful
fiction, disguised self-narratives, and innovative monthly of Sophie La
Roche; the praised poetry of Philippine Englehard; the controversial journalism
and novels of Marianne Ehrmann; and the poems and prose about love and
suicide by Sophie Albrecht. The book offers a feminist reassessment of
the relationship of texts by these eighteenth-century German women writers
to traditional literary history and traces how the women changed the cultural
discourse of their day.
ISBN: 0-87413-762-4 $52.50
Cotton Mather's Verse in English
Editor: Denise D. Knight
The most prolific
of colonial American writers, Cotton Mather saw almost four hundred of
his works published during his lifetime. This edition contains all of Mather's
surviving verse written in English, including elegies, epitaphs, simple
verse for children, and religious meditations. Introductory discussion
of Puritan poetry.
ISBN: 0-87413-349-1 $32.50
Courting the Moderates: Ideology, Propaganda, and the Emergence of Party, 1660-1678
Author: John Patrick Montaño
This book is concerned with the political culture sponsored by the government of Charles II and its role in
the emergence of political parties from 1660-78. It argues that ideological divisions preceded and helped
to precipitate political parties. Furthermore, it aims to show that government tactics shaped the process of
party formation, rather than the tactics of their opponents, the first Whigs.
ISBN: 0-87413-770-5 $60.00
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: 0-87413-296-7 $35.00
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 $26.50
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 $43.00
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
The Crux: A Novel
Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Edited with an Introduction by Jennifer S. Tuttle
An argument against the traditional nineteenth-century ideal of female "innocence"
that left women vulnerable to sexually transmitted disease, the novel invokes classic
frontier ideology along with a feminist critique of the male-dominated medical establishment
in order to argue for women's sexual self-determination.
ISBN: 0-87413-771-3 $42.50
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 $48.50
The Culture of Biomedicine
Editor: D. Heyward Brock
This wide-ranging but well-integrated anthology is
the first volume in a new series sponsored by the Center for Science and Culture
at the University of Delaware. The theme of this book is the possibility
of developing a unified worldview, in which the perspectives of science
and the humanities work together in the effort to understand the human
ISBN: 0-87413-229-0 $32.50
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 $65.00
"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 $65.00