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Gender and the Sacred Self in John Donne
Author: Elizabeth M. A. Hodgson
This first book-length feminist study of Donne argues that his sacred subject position is ambivalently
and illustratively invested in cultural archetypes of mothers, daughters,
and brides. The chapters focus on baptism, marriage, and death as key moments
in Donne's and his culture's construction of the gendered soul.
ISBN: 978-1611491845 $75.00
Gender, Interpretation, and Political Rule in Sidney's Arcadia
Author: DeZur, Kathryn
Gender, Interpretation, and Political Rule in Sidney's Arcadia studies cultural ideologies regarding gender and monarchy in early modern England by examining transformations of a single text, Sir Philip Sidney’s Arcadia, in their historical contexts. It reveals changing tensions in the ideological struggles over queenship, especially with respect to cultural debates focused on anxieties about gendered reception and interpretation of persuasive rhetoric.
ISBN: 978-1611494181 $70.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available
General Henry Lockwood of Delaware Shipmate of Melville, Co-builder of the Naval Academy, Civil War Commander
The Genius of the English Nation: Travel Writing and National Identity in Early Modern England
Author: Colonel Lloyd J. Matthews
This book is the story of the fascinating and accomplished life of a 19th-century Delaware favorite son, Brig. Gen. Henry Lockwood, who sailed aboard the U.S. Navy man-of-war United States with novelist Herman Melville and figures importantly in Melville's novel White-Jacket; who participated in Commodore Thomas ap Catesby Jones’s seizure of Monterey from Mexico; who was a progenitor and co-builder of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis; who pacified the slavery-bound Delmarva peninsula during the Civil War; who distinguished himself as a brigade commander at Gettysburg; and who later commanded Maryland Heights at Harper's Ferry, the Middle Department/8th Corps, and a division at Cold Harbor.
ISBN: 978-1611494877 Forthcoming
Author: Anna Suranyi
Travel literature was one of the most popular literary genres of the early modern era. This book examines how emerging concepts of national identity, imperialism, colonialism, and orientalism were worked out and represented for English readers in early travel and ethnographic writings. Using insights from a variety of scholarly fields such as history, anthropology, and literary studies, Dr. Suranyi analyzes recurrent cultural stereotypes used by English travelers to describe continental Europe, Ireland, and the Ottoman Empire.
ISBN: 978-1611493344 $75.00
George Herbert's Pastoral: New Essays on the Poet and Priest of Bemerton
George Herbert's Travels: International Print and Cultural Legacies
Editor: Christopher Hodgkins
The fourteen essays in this collection address George Herbert's pastoral poetry and practice, cast new light on his actual relations with specific local personalities and places, make fresh connections to the inward biblical and liturgical spaces of his work, consider his outward links to garden and pasture, and discover fictional and theological reverberations beyond Herbert's local, pastoral world.
ISBN: 978-1611490886 $90.00
Editor: Christopher Hodgkins
The essays in this collection feature many of the world's leading Herbert scholars and are drawn from the more than fifty papers and plenary presentations delivered at the "George Herbert's Travels" conference held at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in October 2008. They track Herbert's "heart in pilgrimage:" through four centuries of time, and west, and east across space; through the inner spaces of the suffering body and soul; and through modernity into the postmodern.
ISBN: 978-1611493382 $85.00
George Moore on Parnassus: Letters (1900-1933) to Secretaries, Publishers, Printers, Agents, Literati, Friends, and Acquaintances
Editor: Helmut E. Gerber
Through the letters and commentary in this volume, the Irish writer George Moore is revealed as a man and artist far more complex and important than most works on him suggest, one who played a significant role in the Irish Literary Renaissance.
ISBN: 978-0874131529 $150.00
George Washington and the Jews
Author: Fritz Hirschfeld
This volume explores the background and circumstances that brought about a milestone relationship between George Washington and the Jews. President George Washington was the first head of a modern nation to openly acknowledge the Jews as full-fledged citizens of the land in which they had chosen to settle.
ISBN: 978-1611492811 $70.00
German Shakespeare Studies at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century
Editor: Christa Jansohn
This collection of fifteen essays offers a sample of German Shakespeare studies at the turn of the century. The articles are written by scholars in the old "Bundesländer" and deal with topics such as culture, memory and natural sciences in Shakespeare's work, Shakespearean spin-offs, and the reception of Venice and Shylock in Germany.
Series: Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
ISBN: 978-0874139112 $85.00
The Ghostly and the Ghosted in Literature and Film: Spectral Identities
Editors: Lisa Kröger and Melanie R. Anderson
The Ghostly and the Ghosted in Literature and Film: Spectral Identities is a collection of essays aimed at expanding the concepts of "ghost" and "haunting" beyond literary tools used to add supernatural flavor to include questions of identity, visibility, memory and trauma, and history.
ISBN: 978-1611494525 $65.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available
Giuseppe Vasi's Rome: Lasting Impressions from the Age of the Grand Tour
Authors: James T. Tice and James G. Harper
In a set of eight scholarly essays and more than one hundred catalogue entries and images by Vasi, his predecessors and his contemporaries, this richly illustrated volume examines the eighteenth-century printmaker Giuseppe Vasi and his world. Subject areas addressed include printmaking, patronage networks, cartography, contemporary architecture, early tourism and the Grand Tour, social history, the festival life of the papal city, and Vasi's complex relationship with his student, Piranesi.
ISBN: 978-0871142979 $41.99 (paperback)
Gleaning Modernity: Earlier Eighteenth-Century Literature and the Modernizing Process
Global Economics: A History of the Theater Business, the Chamberlain's/King's Men and Their Plays, 1599-1642
Author: Eric Rothstein
Gleaning Modernity shows how earlier eighteenth-century literary texts might have eased the way for Britain's increasing Modernity. They allowed Modern scenarios to be played out imaginatively, as simulations for experimental, predictive ends. The process spoke to the needs and desires of readers in a world of rapid, managed change. Along with providing original readings of such major texts as Gulliver's Travels and Clarissa, this study enlarges our sense of the Modernizing process.
ISBN: 978-1611493214 $80.00
Author: Melissa D. Aaron
This book is a study of the Chamberlain's/King's Men as a business. It investigates the economic workings of the company: the conditions under which they operated, their expenses and income, and the ways in which they adopted to fit changing circumstances. Each chapter focuses on a different moment in the company's history, and consists of "economic readings," exploring texts by Shakespeare and other authors through an economic lens, as the property of the company and through the circumstances in which they were written.
ISBN: 978-1611492583 $75.00
Governing Delaware: Policy Problems in the First State
Author: William W. Boyer
This is an in-depth analysis of the political culture, governance, and major public policy issues of Delaware in the 1990s. Divided into three parts, it first discusses the state's economy, political parties and politics, and the governor as leader. The second part considers Delaware's governance comprising state and local government, and public administration and finance. The last part focuses on the quality-of-life policy problems of land-use planning, the environment, health, public education, welfare, and crime and justice.
ISBN: 978-0874137217 $90.00
The Grotesque Depiction of War and the Military in Eighteenth-Century English
Author: David McNeil
A discussion of the tradition of grotesque portrayals
of war and the military, especially their proliferation in Restoration
and eighteenth-century English literature. Swift's the Travels is examined
in particular, as well as the novels of Smollett, Fielding, and Stern.
Illustrations of graphic satire by Hogarth and others.
ISBN: 978-0874133691 $75.00
The Grove Diaries: The Rise and Fall of an English Family, 1809-1925
Edited and Annotated with an Introduction by Desmond Hawkins
The publication of the diaries of successive generations
of the Grove family is of considerable importance. Spanning more than a
century from 1809 to 1925, they chart the rise of an English family from
country gentry to aristocratic Victorian grandees before finally tracing
the much steeper trajectory of the family's decline.
ISBN: 978-1611491739 $90.00