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Early Modern Europe: From Crisis to Stability
Editors: Philip Benedict and Myron Gutmann
Fifty years after the beginning of the debate about the "general crisis of the seventeenth century," and thirty years after Theodore K. Rabb's reformulation of it as the "European struggle for stability," this volume returns to the fundamental questions raised by the long-running discussion: What continent-wide patterns of change can be discerned in European history across the centuries from the Renaissance to the French Revolution?
ISBN: 978-1611492729 $85.00
Early Modern Drama in Performance: Essays in Honor of Lois Potter
Editors: Mark Netzloff, Bradley Ryner and Darlene Farabee
Early Modern Drama in Performance is a collection of essays in honor of Lois Potter, the distinguished author of five monographs, including most recently The Life of William Shakespeare (Blackwell, 2012), and numerous articles, edited collections, and editions. This collection's emphasis on Shakespearean and early modern drama reflects the area for which Potter is most widely known, as a performance critic, editor, and literary scholar.
ISBN: 978-1611495126 Forthcoming
The Eclectic Legacy: Academic Philosophy and the Human Sciences in
Author: John I. Brooks III.
The Eclectic Legacy offers a new interpretation
of the emergence of the human sciences from philosophy in France. It argues
that philosophy, psychology, and sociology helped redefine each other over
the course of the nineteenth century through a prolonged debate over the
domain of philosophy, the character of science, and the nature of the human
ISBN: 978-0874136487 $90.00
Edgar Allan Poe: Beyond Gothicism
Editor: James M. Hutchisson
Edgar Allan Poe: Beyond Gothicism presents a systematic approach to topical criticism of Poe, revealing a new portrait of Poe as an author who blended topics of intellectual and social importance and returned repeatedly to these ideas in different works and using different aesthetic strategies during his brief but highly productive career. Twelve essays point readers toward new ways of considering Poe's themes, techniques and aesthetic preoccupations by looking at Poe in the context of landscapes, domestic interiors, slavery, prosody, Eastern cultures, optical sciences, Gothicism, and literary competitions, clubs, and reviewing.
ISBN: 978-1611490688 $75.00 (hardback) $38.99 (paperback)
Edmund Burke of Beaconsfield
Author: Elizabeth R. Lambert
This study details the domestic life and private friendships of Edmund Burke from 1750, when
he left Dublin to study law at Middle Temple, London, until his wife Jane's death in 1812, fifteen
years after Burke's. While the events of Burke's public life and his political theories are familiar to
many, the private and domestic Burke is not. In many and complex ways Beaconsfield is an
essential key to the Edmund Burke who defined himself as the embodiment of Cicero's "new man"
and whose marital relationship with Jane Nugent Burke sustained, nurtured, and drove him throughout
his political career.
ISBN: 978-1611492194 $70.00
Educating the Educators: Hispanism and Its Institutions
Author: Malcolm K. Read
Educating the Educators consists of two narratives. The first discusses the paradigmatic shifts that have taken place within British Hispanism in response to the historical development of capitalism, through its competitive, monopolistic, and global stages. The second, in the form of three autobiographical essays, traces the author's long trek from his childhood origins in a working-class family to his attempts, within the Australasian, Caribbean, and North American academies, to retrieve the legacy of socialism.
Series: Monash Romance Studies
ISBN: 978-0874138405 $32.99 (paperback)
Edwin Dickinson: A Critical History of His Paintings
Author: John Ward
This book deals with the paintings of the important, but neglected, American painter Edwin
Dickinson. It includes extensive analyses of all of Dickinson's major paintings and discussions of a
wide range of his other work. Among the materials studied in researching the book were fifty-six years
of the artist's journals and thousands of pages of his letters.
ISBN: 978-1611492101 $80.00
Eighteenth-Century Genre and Culture: Serious Reflections on Occasional Forms:
Essays in Honor of J. Paul Hunter
Editors: Dennis Todd and Cynthia Wall
of essays, including contributions by Paula Backscheider, Martin C. Battestin,
and Patricia Meyer Spacks—examines the relationships between history, literary
forms, and the cultural contexts of British literature from the late seventeenth
to the late eighteenth century. Topics include print culture and the works
of Mary, Lady Chudleigh; the politics of early amatory fiction; Susanna
Centlivre's use of plot; novels by women between 1760 and 1788; and the
connection between gender and narrative form in the criminal biographies
of the 1770s.
ISBN: 978-0874137590 $85.00
El Popol Vuh y la Trilogia Bananera: Estructra y recursos narrativos
Author: Jorge Alcides Paredes
This book offers an in-depth study of the internal structures of Popol Vuh, the Sacred Book of the Maya-Quiché people of Guatemala, and of the ways in which in the main characters of this text are configured. This is accompanied by a similar, comparative analysis of the three novels widely known in the Hispanic world as the Banana Trilogy, written between 1950 and 1960 by the winner of the 1967 Nobel Prize for Literature, Miguel Angel Asturias.
Series: Monash Romance Studies
ISBN: 978-0874138108 $31.99 (paperback)
Elizabeth Carter, 1717-1806: An Edition of Some Unpublished Letters
Emerson for the Twenty-first Century: Global Perspectives on an American Icon
Editor: Gwen Hampshire
This edition includes 111 letters and a brief note. Written by Miss Carter, they date from October 1737 to May 1804, less than two years before her death. They have not been published before and are a very small portion of the thousands of letters that she sent and received. Part of their value lies in the fact that they provide a better understanding of the learned, religious person whom her nephew, Montagu Pennington, wishes to portray in his Memoirs of Miss Carter.
ISBN: 978-0874139129 $75.00
Editor: Barry Tharaud
While previous collections of Emerson essays have tended to be a sort of "stock-taking" or "retrospective" look at Emerson scholarship, the present collection, divided into four sections, follows a more "prospective" trajectory for Emerson studies based on the recent increase in global perspectives in nearly all fields of humanistic studies.
ISBN: 978-1611491456 $115.00 (hardback) $54.99 (paperback)
The End of Domesticity: Alienation from the Family in Dickens, Eliot, and James
Author: Charles Hatten
This book offers a provocative theory for a seminal shift that even now shapes literary depictions of the family. It shows how these major writers anticipate modernist preoccupations with domestic alienation while responding to their own historical context of changes in, and controversies about, gender roles and the family.
ISBN: 978-1611491319 $85.00
English Versions of Roman Satire in the Earlier Eighteenth Century
Author: William Kupersmith
The Imitation was a popular verse form in the first half of the eighteenth century. This book discusses not only well-known examples such as Pope's Imitations of Horace
and Samuel Johnson's The Vanity of Human Wishes
, but puts them into context by considering lesser known examples of the genre, by canonical authors such as Jonathan Swift, Henry Fielding, and Christopher Smart, and an array of lesser poets.
ISBN: 978-1611493061 $80.00
Enter the Press-Gang: Naval Impressment in Eighteenth-Century British Literature
Author: Daniel J. Ennis
This book considers the eighteenth-century practice of
violent naval recruitment known as impressment in the light of literary
representations of its impact on British society. The author examines scenes
that feature press-gangs in novels, plays, ballads, and personal narratives
and shows how impressment reveals the ways genre is related to ideology.
ISBN: 978-0874137552 $70.00
Entre Hommes: French and Francophile Masculinities in Culture and Theory
Editors: Todd W. Reeser and Lewis C. Seifert
Despite its debt to French thought for theoretical constructs, masculinity studies have been dominated by work on English-language texts and contexts. Entre Hommes lays the foundation for French and Francophone masculinity studies in both a cultural and theoretical sense. This ground-breaking volume considers what is meant by "French" or "Francophone" masculinities per se and how these identities have or have not changed over time, with essays spanning periods from the Middle Ages to the present.
ISBN: 978-1611490909 $85.00
Envisioning the Worst: Representations of "Hottentots" in Early Modern England
Author: Linda E. Merians
This book examines early modern English constructions of "Hottentots" as humanity's
most base and beastly people. The book presents the entire
course of pre-colonial literary and visual representations of "Hottentots" written
from the end of the sixteenth century until the opening decades
of the nineteenth century.
ISBN: 978-0874137385 $85.00
Erastus D. Palmer: Sculpture—Ideas
Author: J. Carson Webster
Deals with Palmer's life
and career, the development and character of his work, his ideas about
art, and contemporary comments on his work. An annotated catalog of Palmer's
sculpture and appendixes that contain his writings on art and letters are
included. (American Art Series) Illustrated.
ISBN: 978-0874132021 $90.00
Erotic Beasts and Social Monsters: Shakespeare, Jonson, and Comic Androgyny
Author: Grace Tiffany
The voluminous contemporary critical work on English Renaissance androgyny/
transvestism has not fully uncovered the ancient Greek and Roman
roots of the gender controversy. This work argues that the variant Renaissance
views on the androgyne's symbolism are, in fact, best understood with reference
to classical representations of the double-sexed or gender-baffled figures,
and with the classical merging of the figure with images of beasts and
ISBN: 978-0874135503 $75.00
Essays in Memory of Richard Helgerson: Laureations
Editors: Roze Hentschell and Kathy Lavezzo
The original essays penned for this anthology evince the ongoing impact of Richard Helgerson's work in major critical debates including national identity, literary careerism, and studies of form. Analyzing not only early modern but also medieval literary texts, the pieces respond to both Helgerson's more famous scholarly works and the whole range of his critical corpus, from his earliest work on prodigality to his latest writings on mid-sixteenth century European poets.
ISBN: 978-1611493818 $85.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available
Everyday Revolutions: Eighteenth-Century Women Transforming Public and Private
Editors: Diane E. Boyd and Marta Kvande
Women's everyday choices can engender revolutionary acts. The essays collected here embrace this premise and go beyond the Habermasian public/private paradigm to look at the ways in which eighteenth-century women defied the restrictions their culture sought to enforce.
ISBN: 978-1611490787 $85.00
The Experimental Plays of Harold Pinter
Author: Hanna Scolnicov
The Experimental Plays of Harold Pinter offers a fresh approach to the plays of Nobel Prize laureate Harold Pinter. He is highlighted as an experimental playwright who attempted to free the theatre from the legacy of realism, causality and motivation. His plays are read in relation to the avant-garde movements in the visual arts and music that flourished in the twentieth century.
ISBN: 978-1611493504 $70.00