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Facing the Late Victorians: Portraits of Writers and Artists from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection
Author: Margaret D. Stetz
This is a lavishly illustrated volume that offers a new interpretation of the significance of the portrait image during the final decades of the nineteenth century in Britain, using materials drawn from the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection at the University of Delaware. This study highlights the connections between the images of writers' and artists' faces that circulated through the British periodical press, through exhibition spaces in London, and through book publishing, and such late-Victorian cultural obsessions as defining "genius," masculinity, femininity, and class status.
ISBN: 978-1611493283 $49.00
Factions' Fictions: Ideological Closure in Swift's Satire
Author: Daniel Eilon
An understanding of the linguistic, political, and moral ramifications of "Private Spirit" (the parochialism and partiality typical of clubs, parties, and cabals) provides insights into the logic behind Swiftian polemic and satire. Swiftian satire, an essentially private joke offering exclusive satisfaction to an elite fraternity of insiders, is shown to be a creative rhetorical adaption of private spirit.
ISBN: 978-0874133912 $38.50
Familial Forms: Politics and Genealogy in Seventeenth-Century English Literature
Author: Erin Murphy
Beginning with the ascent of James I and ending with the 1701 Act of Settlement, Familial Forms: Politics and Genealogy in Seventeenth-Century English Literature is the first study to offer a comprehensive reading of literary engagements with the epistemological and political questions of family surrounding the crises of succession that defined this period.
ISBN: 978-1611490107 $65.00
Family History Revisited: Comparative Perspectives
Editors: Tamara Hareven, Richard Wall, and Josef Ehmer
This collection of original essays by the
leading scholars on the historical study of the family covers topics ranging
from the timing of marriage and childbearing to love, family relations,
gender roles, aging, the relations between generations, and family and
household dynamics among various social classes. The essays point to new
directions in the field by examining the dimensions of family relations
such as the role of love in the life of peasants, the interaction of children
both culture and social structure in explaining family and life course
patterns. Essays by Tamara Hareven and Peter Laslett discuss general developments
in this field and their relationship to the larger understanding of social
ISBN: 0-87413-687-3 $70.00
Fantasies of Female Evil: The Dynamics of Gender and Power in Shakespearean Tragedy
Author: Cristina León Alfar
In light of cultural materialist, psychoanalytic, and feminist theoretical investigations of literature, history, and culture, Cristina León Alfar examines what has been left out of a western scholarly tradition on William Shakespeare's "evil" women. She argues that by attending to the sociopolitical basic of the tragedies, the women characters traditionally identified as evil might instead by read as pressing against early modern popular beliefs about female nature.
ISBN: 978-1611492095 $60.00
Fated Sky: The "Femina Furens" in Shakespeare
Author: M. L. Stapleton
reinvestigates the hypothesis of Senecan influence on Shakespeare's plays.
It argues that the 1581 Elizabethan anthology, Seneca His Tenne Tragedies,
Translated into Englyshe, was Shakespeare's primary sourcetext and medium
for his reception, transmission, and imitation of this ancient author.
ISBN: 0-87413-723-3 $34.50
Félicité de Genlis: Motherhood in the Margins
The Female Homer: An Exploration of Women’s Epic Poetry
Author: Bonnie Arden Robb
This book examines the way in which French writer/educator Félicité de Genlis theorized the maternal role in her works, as well as the manner in which she lived out her own maternity. Illuminating her construction of a politics of motherhood that contributed to her marginalization, the book studies her controversial self-referentiality and investigates the relationships between her life and her works, between her extreme productivity and debated creativity, and between socially endorsed maternal roles and the less conventional manifestations she presented and invested with virtue in her writings.
ISBN: 978-1611493351 $60.00
Author: Jeremy M. Downes
The book explores relations among women's epic poems over a great span—from the ancient Sumerian Descent of Inanna to Rita Dove, from the oral epics of the Russian bylinists to contemporary "language" poets.
ISBN: 978-1611491326 $72.50
The Fiction of Enlightenment: Women of Reason in the French Eighteenth Century
Author: Heidi Bostic
This book argues that women writers of the French eighteenth century claimed reason and contributed to Enlightenment. It focuses on works by Françoise de Graffigny, Marie Jeanne Riccoboni, and Isabelle de Charrière, ranging from their ranging from their well-known novels to little-known, unpublished manuscripts.
ISBN: 978-1611491302 $59.50
Fiction of the New Statesman, 1913-1939
Author: Bashir Abu-Manneh
Fiction of the New Statesman is the first study of the short stories published in the renowned British journal the New Statesman. This book argues that New Statesman fiction advances a strong realist preoccupation with ordinary, everyday life, and shows how British domestic concerns have a strong hold on the working-class and lower-middle-class imaginative output of this period.
ISBN: 978-1611493528 $70.00
Figurations of France: Literary Nation-Building in Times of Crisis (1550-1650)
Author: Marcus Keller
Marcus Keller explores the often indirect and subtle ways in which key texts of early modern French literature, from Joachim Du Bellay's Défense et illustration de la langue française to Corneille's Le Cid, contribute to the fiction of France as a nation. Through his fresh take on these and other classics, he shows that they not only create the French as an imaginary community but also provide venues for an incisive critique of this political and cultural construct that underpins the modern nation-state.
ISBN: 978-1611490480 $80.00
A First Amendment Profile of the Supreme Court
Author: Craig Smith
A First Amendment Profile of the Supreme Court focuses on the nine justices of the United States Supreme Court and determines their frames for assessing First Amendment cases. In each of the chapters, a justice will be profiled in terms of his or her claims during the nomination hearings and the positions they have taken in significant Supreme Court decisions. The object of these chapters is to provide a rhetorical frame that each of these justices would find appealing regarding First Amendment case law.
John Cabot University Press Series
ISBN: 978-1611493610 $29.95 (paperback)
The First Delaware Symposium on Language Studies: Selected Papers
Editors: Robert J. Di Pietro, William Frawley, and Alfred Wedel
This volume represents
the wide range of interests that comprise applied linguistics today. Contains
new approaches to such current topics as discourse analysis, code-switching,
second-language acquisition, and functional/notational syllabi for language
ISBN: 0-87413-190-1 $45.00
The First French Canadians: Pioneers in the St. Lawrence Valley
Five Lectures on the American Civil War, 1861-1865
Authors: Hubert Charbonneau, Bertrand Desjardins, André Guillemette, Yves Landry, Jacques
Légaré, and François Nault, with the Collaboration of Réal Bates and Mario Boleda
Translator: Paola Colozzo
This book is the culmination of an
enormous project aimed at the identification of the original French migrants
to Quebec and their descendants in the form of a computerized population
ISBN: 0-87413-454-4 $39.50
Author: Raimondo Luraghi
The product of over thirty years of research on the American Civil War by Italy’s most renowned authority on the subject, this study synthetically analyzes the great drama that from 1861 to 1865 that devastated the United States and gave life to the modern American nation. The book also highlights how the Civil War was the first conflict of the industrial age and an often neglected premonition of the two great wars that shook the world in the past century.
Series: John Cabot University Press
ISBN: 978-1611494266 $22.95
Foreign Accents: Brazilian Readings of Shakespeare
Editor: Aimara da Cunha Resende
Language Editor: Thomas La Borie Burns
Foreign Accents is formed of two parts: the first one offers analyses of
translations/ interpretations/appropriations of plays and sonnets in different
processes of transmutation. The second part comprises texts that deal with
more general critical readings. Shakespeare is viewed in the light of gender
studies, of postmodernism, and of comparative studies.
Series: Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
ISBN: 0-87413-753-5 $46.50
Formal Revolution in the Work of Baudelaire and Flaubert
Author: Kathryn Oliver Mills
In Formal Revolution in the Work of Baudelaire and Flaubert, Kathryn Oliver Mills argues that despite the enduring celebrity of Baudelaire and Flaubert, their significance to modern art has been miscast and misunderstood. To date, literary criticism has paid insufficient attention to these authors’ literary form and their socio-cultural context.
ISBN: 978-1611493948 $65.00
A Forward Glance: New Essays on Edith Wharton
Editors: Clare Colquitt, Susan Goodman,and Candace Waid
This is the first collection to focus on Edith Wharton and questions of biography, autobiography, and aesthetics,
and it explores her fiction and nonfiction with particular attention to
gender, race, and class. The volume highlights previously unpublished manuscripts
and letters—notably, an unfinished short story composed in Italian and
Wharton's correspondence with landscape architect Beatrix Farrand, her niece.
ISBN: 0-87413-667-9 $42.50
Four Hundred Years of Shakespeare in Europe
Frances Burney and Narrative Prior to Ideology
Editors: A. Luis Pujante and Ton Hoenselaars
This collection of essays captures the unprecedented current boom in the study of "Shakespeare in Europe." The contributions cover three basic areas in the history of Shakespearean reception on the European continent and in Britain: translations, productions, and appropriations in more general terms.
Series: Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
ISBN: 978-1611492231 $52.50
Author: Brian McCrea
Frances Burney and Narrative Prior to Ideology works between Burney's Journals and Letters and her fiction more thoroughly than any study of her in the past twenty-five years. By doing so, it offers significant reinterpretations of Burney’s four novels: Evelina, Cecilia, Camilla, and The Wanderer.
ISBN: 978-1611494815 $75.00
Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World
Author: Sharon Schuman
Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World argues that our most cherished ideas about freedom—being left alone to do as we please, or uncovering the truth—have failed us. They promote the polarized thinking that blights our world. Rooted in literature, political theory and Mikhail Bakhtin's theories of language, this book introduces a new concept: dialogic freedom. This concept combats polarization by inspiring us to feel freer the better able we are to see from the perspectives of others.
ISBN: 978-1611494624 Forthcoming
French Essays on Shakespeare and His Contemporaries: "What would France with us?"
Editors: Jean-Marie Maguin and Michèle Willems
The nineteen essays presented
in this volume reflect the development of English Renaissance studies in
France over the past fifteen years. Interests run from textual history
to drama and theater poetics, myth, and iconography.
Series: Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
ISBN: 978-0874135329 $51.00
French Women Authors: The Significance of the Spiritual, 1400-2000
Editors: Kelsey L. Haskett and Holly Faith Nelson
French Women Authors examines the importance afforded the spiritual in the lives and works of French women authors over the centuries, thereby highlighting both the significance of spiritually informed writings in French literature in general, as well as the specific contribution made by women writers. Eleven different authors have been selected for this collection, representing major literary periods from the medieval to the (post)modern. Each author is examined in the light of a Christian worldview, creating an approach which both validates and interrogates the spiritual dimension of the works under consideration.
ISBN: 978-1611494280 $70.00
Friedrich Schiller: Crime, Aesthetics, and the Poetics of Punishment
Author: Gail K. Hart
Hart's study examines Friedrich Schiller's fascination with crime and criminals, tracing his admiration for abberants to his own "incarceration" in Duke Carl Eugen of Württemberg's highly regulated Hohe Karlsschule.
ISBN: 978-1611492675 $42.50
From Sacred to Secular: Visual Images in Early American Publications
From Savage to Citizen: The Invention of the Peasant in the French Enlightenment
Author: Barbara E. Lacey
This examination of illustrations in early American books, pamphlets, magazines, almanacs, and broadsides provides a new perspective on the social, cultural, and political environment of the late colonial period and the early republic. Throughout, analysis of image and text shows how the religious and the secular contrasted, coexisted, and intermingled in eighteenth-century American illustrated imprints.
ISBN: 978-1611493078 $69.50
Author: Amy S. Wyngaard
From Savage to Citizen examines the invention of the peasant in the literature, theater, and painting of the French Enlightenment. It contends that, much like the noble savage, the peasant is one of the major constructions of the Enlightenment, and that its articulation and development are consonant with changes in the social order and the development of bourgeois ideologies over the course of the century.
Series: Studies in 17th- and 18th-Century Art and Culture
ISBN: 978-1611492439 $49.00
From Sensation to Society: Representations of Marriage in the Fiction of Mary Elizabeth Bradden, 1862-1866
Authors: Natalie Schroeder and Ronald A. Schroeder
From Sensation to Society tracks the evolution of Mary Elizabeth Braddon's critique of Victorian marriage in the early phase of her long and prolific novel-writing career. The study begins with Braddon's two famous sensational novels, Lady Audley's Secret (1862) and Aurora Floyd (1863); it ends with her first novel of "society," The Lady's Mile (1865).
ISBN: 978-1611492927 $55.00
From Winning the Vote to Directing on Broadway: The Emergence of Women on the New York Stage, 1880-1927
Author: Pamela Cobrin
This book examines how women shaped theatre and how theatre shaped women during the most explosive time in American women’s history: from pre-enfranchisement through 1920, when women won the right to vote.
ISBN: 978-1611491173 $54.50