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The Manufacturers of Literature: Writing and the Literary Marketplace in Eighteenth-Century England
Author: George Justice
The Manufacturers of Literature explores the effect of the development of the publishing industry upon print culture generally, and literature specifically, during the eighteenth century. The book is structured around case studies of important writers and publishers, including Addison and Steele, Pope, Johnson, Robert Dodsley, and Frances Burney.
ISBN: 978-0874137507 $85.00
Mapping Discord: Allegorical Cartography in Early Modern French Writing
Author: Jeffrey N. Peters
Mapping Discord examines a series of allegorical maps published in France during the seventeenth century that cast in spatial terms a number of heated aesthetic and social debates. It discusses the convergence of map-making and literary creation in the context of early modern cartographic practice, and demonstrates that the unique language of allegorical cartography raises important theoretical questions about the relations between rationalist discourses of science and the figural designs of imaginative writing.
Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Studies, Modern Language Association
ISBN: 978-1611492408 $80.00
Mapping the Fiction of Cristina Fernández Cubas
Editors: Kathleen M. Glenn and Janet Pérez
The eleven essays of Mapping the Fiction of Cristina Fernández Cubas examine the intellectual preoccupations, narrative strategies, and rhetorical devices that distinguish the four volumes of short stories, two novels, the play, and the book of memoirs that Cristina Fernández Cubas has published to date.
ISBN: 978-1611492712 $70.00
Marginalities: Diamela Eltit and the Subversion of Mainstream Literature in Chile
Author: Gisela Norat
This English-language study examines multiple works by the Chilean writer Diamela Eltit. Written in clear critical discourse, these essays are a practical tool for first-time or hesitant Eltit readers who seek discussion of a particular book and are not familiar with the author's entire production. This study will be beneficial for scholars interested in Latin American narrative, Latin American women's writing, Latin American feminism, feminism in general, comparative literature, women's studies, and culture studies.
ISBN: 978-1611492057 $80.00
A Martyr for Sin: Rochester's Critique of Polity, Sexuality, and Society
Author: Kirk Combe
Rochester's hitherto underappreciated political thinking is reassessed in this study via a combination of postmodern critical approaches, particularly the theories of Foucault with close contextual readings of his works. Substantially new and politicized readings are offered for Rochester's satires, lyrics, prose, and drama-texts both rarely and much studied.
ISBN: 978-0874136470 $70.00
Masculinities, Childhood, Violence: Attending to Early Modern Women—and Men: Proceedings of the 2006 Symposium
Editors: Amy E. Leonard and Karen L. Nelson
This interdisciplinary volume includes essays and workshop summaries for the 2006 Attending to Early Modern Women—and Men symposium. Essays and workshop summaries are divided into four sections—"Masculinities," "Violence," "Childhood," and "Pedagogies"—that consider women's works, lives, and culture across geographical regions, primarily in England, France, Germany, Italy, the Low Countries, the Caribbean, and the Islamic world.
Series: Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies
ISBN: 978-1611490183 $95.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available
The Masks of Anthony and Cleopatra
Author: Marvin Rosenberg
Editor: Mary Rosenberg
A sensitive and penetrating analysis, scene by scene, act by act, of this most complex and ambiguous of Shakespeare's great plays, seen through the eyes of both the literary critic and the student of theatrical history. The book also conveys the author's wholehearted enthusiasm for the play and his profound appreciation of Shakespeare's poetic and dramatic genius.
Winner of the Theatre Library Association's George Freedley Memorial Award
ISBN: 978-1611492781 $115.00
The Masks of Hamlet
Author: Marvin Rosenberg
In this work, Rosenberg insists again and again that only the individual reader or actor can determine Shakespeare's design of Hamlet's characterand of the play. To interpret Hamlet's words and actions at the many crises, the reader needs to double in the role of actor, imagining the character from the inside and observing from the outside. Winner of the Theatre Library Association Award for 1993.
George Freedley Memorial Award, Theatre Library Association
ISBN: 978-1611491630 $150.00
The Masks of King Lear
Author: Martin Rosenberg
This book seeks Shakespeare's intentions in King Lear in new ways. It explores major interpretations of distinguished actors and directors as well as of critics from England, the United States, France, Norway, Italy, Poland, and elsewhere; and it confronts issues of staging and visualization.
ISBN: 978-1611491647 $95.00
Maternal Echoes: The Poetry of Marceline Desbordes-Valmore and Alphonse de Lamartine
Author: Aimée Boutin
Maternal Echoes examines maternal imagery in the poetry of two French Romantic poets, the increasingly popular Desbordes-Valmore and the critically marginalized Lamartine. Drawing on psychoanalytic theories on the maternal voice as well as feminist criticism, the book argues that both poets find a voice of their own by echoing their mother's voice.
ISBN: 978-0874137279 $75.00
Maverick Management: Strategies for Success
Author: Al Giacco
Maverick Management: Strategies for Success is the memoir of Al Giacco, the former chairman and CEO of Hercules. The book focuses on Giacco's role in key developments at Hercules, and describes his leadership in the movement to lower taxes in order to attract new jobs to Delaware. It also explains his crucial role in transforming Delaware into the nation's banking capital.
Series: Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore
ISBN: 978-0874138382 $85.00
The Mechanics of Solids: History and Evolution: A Festschrift in Honor of Arnold D. Kerr
Medusa's Mirrors: Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, and the Metamorphosis of the Female Self
Editors: Michael H. Santare and Michael J. Chajes
The Mechanics of Solids: History and Evolution: A Festschrift in Honor of Arnold D. Kerrincludes a biography and publications list of Arnold D. Kerr, as well as twelve papers on various topics including contact mechanics, nondestructive evaluation of structures, ice mechanics, stability of structures, engineering of railway tracks and concrete pavements, sandwich structures, biomechanics and biomaterials, fracture and dislocation mechanics, carbon nanotechnology, and applied mathematics.
ISBN: 978-0874139914 $85.00
Author: Julia M. Walker
What common ground in the imaginations of these three very different writers produces such paradigms of disempowerment? The author has foregrounded three attempts both to construct and to control the female self; the common ground of the transformative mirror will tell the reader something about the poetic imaginations of the three canonical authors and provide insight into the problems of gender and power and representation in the English Renaissance.
ISBN: 978-1611491777 $75.00
Menacing Virgins: Representing Virginity in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Editors: Kathleen Coyne Kelly and Marina Leslie
The essays in Menacing Virgins delineate the nexus of religious, political, economic, and aesthetic values that produce the Western European myth of virginity and examine how those complex cultural forces animate, empower, discipline, disclose, mystify, and menace the virginal body. The collection includes readings of Icelandic poems, Margaret Cavendish's Assaulted and Pursued Chastity, seventeenth-century dramatic song, and the iconography of Italian wedding chests.
ISBN: 978-0874136494 $75.00
Metternich and the German Question: States' Rights and Federal Duties, 1820-1834
Author: Robert D. Billinger
This book discusses Metternich's attempt to turn the German Confederation into a "school of nationalism" for the German princes and shows that Metternich's goal for the Confederation was not Austrian mastery, but European security.
ISBN: 978-0874134070 $75.00
Middleton's "Vulgar Pasquin": Essays on A Game at Chess
Author: T. H. Howard-Hill
Here, discussion of A Game is grounded on a thorough examination of the textual witnesses and contemporary reports, some of them new. The essays are substantially revisionist, situating the play in critical, historical, and theatrical contexts. Extensive illustrative and textual appendixes supply information essential to editors and readers.
ISBN: 978-0874135343 $75.00
The Mind's Landscape: William Bronk and Twentieth-Century American Poetry
Author: David W. Clippinger
The Mind's Landscape attempts to present a fresh perspective of twentieth-century literary history as seen through the lens of Bronk's writerly life.
ISBN: 978-0874139143 $85.00
The Mirror of Divinity: The World and Creation of J. K. Huysmans
Author: Robert Ziegler
Using a multidisciplinary approach, this book argues that the operation of art-as-mirror is the key to the hidden unity of Huysmans' fiction. The author claims that only the elimination of Huysmans' stylistic distortions enabled his art finally to become faithful and clear.
ISBN: 978-0874138733 $90.00
The Mixed Legacy of Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Editors: Catherine J. Golden and Joanna Schneider Zangrando
This collection underscores the contemporary relevance of Gilman's analysis of American society, the enduring value of her literary and theoretical work, but also raises questions about the limitations embodied and revealed in her analyses. These essays offer a range of assessments regarding Gilman's mixed legacy—her vision for a truly humane, egalitarian world alongside her persistent presentation of class, ethnic, and racial stereotypes.
ISBN: 978-1611491876 $75.00
Modern Love: Personal Relationships in Twentieth-Century Britain
Author: Marcus Collins
Private life has altered beyond all recognition during the past one hundred years. Modern Love traces the trajectory of this new model of personal relationships over the course of the twentieth century, from its emergence out of the crucible of the suffrage campaign through its reshaping by the women's liberation movement.
ISBN: 978-0874139150 $85.00
Modern Visual Poetry
Author: Willard Bohn
Devoted to poetry that is designed for the viewer as much as for the reader, Modern Visual Poetry covers the entire twentieth century, from the initial experiments by Guillaume Apollinaire to those by various Concrete poets and members of the Lettrist movement. In attempting to derive a visual poetics, the book concentrates on materials written in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, and Catalan. Through the detailed analysis of selected examples, it examines the theoretical assumptions underlying this fascinating art form. Illustrated.
ISBN: 978-1611491920 $90.00
The Modest Ambition of Andrew Marvell: A Study of Marvell and His Relation to Lovelace, Fairfax, Cromwell, and Milton
Author: Patsy Griffin
A quasi-biographical, historical, and critical study of Andrew Marvell, this book deals with the specific historical presences and pressures that led Marvell to devise his defenses of "worthy men." Marvell's perception of his role as poet emerges through his reformation of conventional figures and structures.
ISBN: 978-0874135619 $70.00
Money, Power, and Print: Interdisciplinary Studies on the Financial Revolution in the British Isles
Editors: Charles Ivar McGrath and Chris Fauske
This collection gathers together the expertise of scholars in several disciplines in order to examine the manner in which financial and economic arguments were expressed in pamphlets, broadsides, and longer works of literature in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and to assess to what extent the political realities of the day were informed by these debates or, alternatively, shaped the rhetoric.
ISBN: 978-1611490923 $75.00
Monstrous Kinships: Realism and Attachment Theory in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Novel
Montaigne and the Lives of the Philosophers: Life Writing and Transversality in the Essais
Author: Jillmarie Murphy
Monstrous Kinships investigates the connection between realist fiction of the nineteenth and early twentieth century and the psychoanalytic approach of John Bowlby's Attachment Theory. While traditional Freudian psychology derives from the conventional romanticism of the nineteenth century, Attachment Theory arises from the guiding principles of realism and the veratist's devotion to long-term, direct observation of subject matter.
ISBN: 978-1611490503 $70.00
Author: Alison Calhoun
The focus of this book is how Montaigne assembled the lives of the philosophers on the pages of his Essais
in order to grapple with two fundamental aims of his project: first, his desire to transform the teaching of moral philosophy, and next, as part of a transverse construction of his self in writing. Both of these objectives grew out of a dialogue with the structure and content in the life writing of Plutarch and Diogenes Laertius, authors whose books were bestsellers during the essayist's lifetime.
ISBN: 978-1611494792 Forthcoming
Mortality's Muse: The Fine Art of Dying
Author: D. T. Siebert
The inevitability of death—that of others and our own—is surely among our greatest anxieties. Mortality's Muse: The Fine Art of Dying
explores how art, mainly literary art, addresses that troubling reality. While religion and philosophy offer important consolations for life's end, art responds in ways that are perhaps more complete and certainly more deeply human.
ISBN: 978-1611494549 $65.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available
The Mysterious and the Foreign in Early Modern England
Editors: Helen Ostovich, Graham Roebuck, and Mary V. Silcox
This collection of original essays explores the great quests and questions into the unknown that occupied and troubled the early modern world. The topics addressed are in many cases hitherto untouched by modern scholarship. Writings examined include canonical texts of early modern literature and other less familiar works engaged in the transcultural exchanges of their times. Strikingly illustrated with Renaissance art and woodcuts, the book is rounded out with a full index of names, ideas, and themes, making it accessible to scholars and readers with a thirst for the real mysteries of our past.
ISBN: 978-1611493009 $85.00