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The Lab'ring Muses: Work, Writing, and the Social Order in English Plebeian Poetry, 1730-1830
The Languages of Difference: American Writers and Anthropologists Reconfigure the Primitive, 1878-1940
Author: David Richman
This work explores the relations between Shakespeare's comedies and their theatrical audience and attempts to demonstrate that laughter, pain, and wonder are the primary responses invited by comedies. Also explored are numerous examples of ways that comedies may be most effectively staged.
ISBN: 978-0874133882 $70.00 Law and Authority in Early Modern England: Essays Presented to Thomas Garden Barnes
Editors: Buchanan Sharp and Mark Charles Fissel
This collection of essays honors Thomas G. Barnes, Professor of History and Law at the University of California, Berkeley. It addresses some major issues and themes in English history from the 1590s to the 1840s that have been central to Dr. Barnes's own work in law and authority in the same period. The essays, all written by specialists in the field, illuminate the complex, sometimes conflicted, relationship between royal authority and the law and the impact of both upon the governed.
ISBN: 978-1611493054 $75.00
Learning from Lying: Paradoxes of the Literary Mystification
Learning from Scant Beginnings: English Professor Expertise
The Letters of Ruth Pitter: Silent Music
Levinas and Nineteenth-Century Literature: Ethics and Otherness from Romanticism through Realism
Levinas and Twentieth-Century Literature: Ethics and the Reconstitution of Subjectivity
Life After Death: Widows and the English Novel, Defoe to Austen
Author: Dale H. Porter
Goldsworthy Gurney trained as a surgeon in Cornwall but moved to London in 1820 to participate in the chemistry revolution led by Humphrey Davy and Michael Faraday. Successful as an inventor of laboratory equipment, lighting fixtures, and ventilating systems, he failed to convert his pioneering designs for steam locomotion into commercial success. His career illuminates the social and scientific communities that flourished alongside or under the shadow of Davy, Faraday, and Stephenson.
ISBN: 978-0934223508 $80.00 The Life of Robert Loraine: The Stage, the Sky, and George Bernard Shaw
Author: Lanayre D. Liggera
Robert Loraine was born in a niche of time when technology exploded into a world whose keyword was Progress. Both he and his life-long friend Bernard Shaw believed they were in an evolutionary period of humanity. Born into a theatrical family, he understood its clashes of temperament and competition for the attention of the audience.
ISBN: 978-1611494587 $80.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available The Limits of Orientalism: Seventeenth-Century Representations of India
Author: Rahul Sapra
The Limits of Orientalism: Seventeenth-Century Representations of India challenges recent postcolonial readings of European, and particularly English, representations of India in the seventeenth century. The book critiques Edward Said's discourse of "Orientalism" by destabilizing the notion of a homogeneous "West."
ISBN: 978-1611490145 $75.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available
Literary Celebrity, Gender, and Victorian Authorship, 1850-1914
Literary Milieux: Essays in Text and Context Presented to Howard Erskine-Hill
Author: Paul Trolander
This study represents a significant reinterpretation of literary networks during what is often called the transition from manuscript to print during the early modern period. It is based on a survey of 28,000 letters and over 850 mainly English correspondents, ranging from consumers to authors, significant patrons to state regulators, printers to publishers, from 1615 to 1725.
ISBN: 978-1611494976 $85.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available Literature and the Touch of the Real
Author: David Schalkwyk
Literature and The Touch of the Real offers a critique of neo-Saussurean theories of the constitution of the world through language, or the essential divorce of language from the real. It offers a critical account of the contradictions and omissions of Saussure's Course in General Linguistics; a revisionist reading of Jacques Derrida; and an account of Ludwig Wittgenstein's concepts of "grammar," "criteria," "aspect perception," and language-games."
ISBN: 978-1611492156 $80.00
Literature, Religion, and East/West Comparison: Essays in Honor of Anthony C. Yu
Living Art: The Life of Paul R. Jones, African American Art Collector
Lockwood de Forest: Furnishing the Gilded Age with a Passion for India
Looking Westward: Poetry, Landscape, and Politics in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Author: Ian Dennis
This book interprets a number of Lord Byron's major literary works—Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (1813, 1816, 1818), the Eastern Tales (1812-16), "Prometheus" (1816), "The Prisoner of Chillon" (1816), Manfred (1817), Cain (1821), Heaven and Earth (1823), and Don Juan (1819-24)—from a perspective informed by the Generative Anthropology of Eric Gans and the mimetic theory of René Girard.
ISBN: 978-1611491234 $80.00 Love's Pilgrimage: The Holy Journey in English Renaissance Literature
Author: Grace Tiffany
Love's Pilgrimage explores literary adaptations of the Catholic pilgrimage in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Protestant English literature generally, and pays specific regard to Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, and Bunyan. Its thesis is that while in the sixteenth century, during the early-to-middle stages of the English Reformation, conventional pilgrimages to saints' shrines disappeared from English life (as did the shrines themselves), the imaginative importance of the pilgrimage persisted, and manifested itself in various ways in life and literature.
ISBN: 978-1611492941 $70.00
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