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Napoleonic Art, Nationalism, and the Spirit of Rebellion in France (1815-1848)
Author: Barbara Ann Day-Hickman
This work discusses the social and political implications of a series of broadside illustrations about Napoleon Bonaparte produced by the Pellerin firm in Epinal, France. By investigating the production and diffusion of prints representing Napoleon and his legendary armies, this work offers a fascinating explanation for the overwhelming regional vote given to Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte as president of the Second French Republic in December 1848.
ISBN: 0-87413-615-6 $55.00
Napoleon's Sorcerers: The Sophisians
Narcissism and Paranoia in the Age of Goethe
Author: Darius A. Spieth
During Napoleon's rule, Freemasonic circles in France invented rituals that allegedly first took place in the temple structures of ancient Egypt. Napoleon's Sorcerers looks at the cultural environment and intellectual background of the one such pseudo-Egyptian secret society, the Sacred Order of the Sophisians. This study is based on previously unpublished archival materials relating to the Sophisians, including the group's so-called Golden Book at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.
ISBN: 978-1611493030 $65.00
Author: Alexander Mathäs
This is the first sustained book-length study that examines how literary narcissism in the Age of Goethe intersects with concepts of creativity, language, gender, and national identity, and how German writers anticipate the formation of the Freudian concepts of narcissism and paranoia. Beginning in the 1770s authors like Goethe, Herder, Schiller, Moritz and others created a highly self-reflective literature. Their poems, dramas, prose works, and theoretical essays provide insights into how these writers attempted to contend with uncertainties connected to the loss of faith in a universal order.
ISBN: 978-0-87413-014-0 $56.50
Narratives of Mothering: Women’s Writing in Contemporary France
Author: Gill Rye
In contemporary woman-authored literature, mothers are now becoming narrative subjects in their own right. This book engages with this important new phenomenon by examining autobiographical and fictional narratives of mothering in literature by women on the cusp of the millennium, from the early 1990s through the first decade of the twenty-first century.
ISBN: 978-1611491043 $52.00
National Responses to the Holocaust: National Identity and Public Memory
Author: Jennifer Taylor
Focusing on works of art, monuments, films, and literary texts from the United States, Poland, Lithuania, Germany, Austria, Italy, and France, this volume analyzes the ongoing dialogue between the national narrative and artistic depictions of the Holocaust. The texts investigated here call the national stories about the Holocaust into question and expose as much about their own national myths as they do about the Holocaust itself.
ISBN: 978-1611490565 Forthcoming
The National Road and the Difficult Path to Sustainable National Investment
Author: Theodore Sky
The story of The National Road embraces an account of its building, the unique culture that it represented, the movements and trends that transpired across its route, and the symbolic value that it held, and continues to hold, for the American people. Beyond its status as an American heritage symbol, it serves as a forceful reminder that the United States must continue to pursue the goal of sustainable national investment that began with the National Road and comparable projects during the Early Republic.
ISBN: 978-1611490206 $75.00
Natural History of Delmarva Dragonflies and Damselflies: Essays of a Lifelong Observer
Author: Hal White
This book provides the first comprehensive coverage of the dragonflies and damselflies of the Delmarva Peninsula. It includes color photographs of all 129 species known to occur in the region. Each species serves as a prompt for a short essay. The collection offers an eclectic introduction to the world of dragonflies and the people who study them. There is something here for everyone from the casual reader to the expert.
Series: Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore
ISBN: 978-1611490008 $30.00
Nests of the Gentry: Family, Estate, and Local Loyalties in Provincial Russia
Author: Mary W. Cavender
Mary W. Cavender's Nests of the Gentry establishes the deep loyalty of a segment of the Russian gentry to life in the provinces during the period 1820-1860, centering on the family but extending to estates, peasants, and neighborhood society. The book examines the cultural identity of the provincial nobility, focusing on the province of Tver'. It begins with those relationships closest to home, that is, with the family on the estate.
ISBN: 978-1611493177 $55.00
Neoclassical Tragedy in Elizabethan England
Author: Howard B. Norland
This book examines the development of neoclassical tragedy during the reign of Elizabeth I (1558-1603).
ISBN: 978-1611491081 $60.00
Neural Computation in Hopfield Networks and Boltzmann Machines
Authors: James P. Coughlin and Robert H. Baran
This book deals with the existing mathematical models of neurons and their interactions. Beginning with the research of John Hopfield, the authors go on to study problems involving Hopfield's network, the modifications introduced by Ackley, Hinton, and Sejnowski, and the rise of the Boltzmann machine.
ISBN: 978-1611491609 $38.50
New Contexts for Eighteenth-Century British Fiction: "Hearts Resolved and Hands Prepared"
Essays in Honor of Jerry C. Beasley
Editor: Christopher D. Johnson
New Contexts for Eighteenth-Century British Fiction is a collection of thirteen essays honoring Professor Jerry C. Beasley, who retired from the University of Delaware in 2005. The essays, written by friends, collaborators and former students, reflect the scholarly interests that defined Professor Beasley's career and point to new directions of critical inquiry.
ISBN: 978-1611490404 $85.00
A New Species of Criticism: Eighteenth-Century Discourse on the Novel
Author: Joseph F. Bartolomeo
This work offers new prominence to the first century of theoretical and critical commentary on the English novel. Moving ostensibly marginal texts (such as prefaces and reviews) to the foreground, the author demonstrates the role critical discourse played in establishing the genre within literary and popular culture, and the extent to which it anticipated many of the aesthetic and ethical issues that concern critics of fiction to the present day.
ISBN: 0-87413-488-9 $36.50
New Sweden in America
Editors: Carol E. Hoffecker, Richard Waldron, Lorraine E. Williams, and Barbara E. Benson
In 1988 the University of Delaware sponsored a conference to honor the 350th anniversary of the establishment of the New Sweden colony on the Delaware River. American scholars in the fields of colonial history, cultural anthropology, and geography as well as colleagues from Sweden and Finland present essays that collectively represent the best modern scholarship on topics related to this short-lived but important settlement.
Series: Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore
ISBN: 978-1611491661 $49.50
New Testaments: Cognition, Closure, and the Figural Logic of the Sequel, 1660–1740
Author: Michael Austin
New Testaments: Cognition, Closure and the Figural Logic of the Sequel, 1660-1740 examines both the inevitability and the inadequacy of closure in the sequels to four major works of literature written in England between 1660 and 1740: Paradise Lost, The Pilgrim’s Progress, Robinson Crusoe, and Pamela.
ISBN: 978-1611493641 $60.00
No Kidding! Clown as Protagonist in Twentieth-Century Theatre
Author: Donald Cameron McManus
This work examines the way the clown has been used as a serious character by important playwrights and directors in twentieth-century theater. Experiments with Clown by Jean Cocteau, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, Giorgio Strehler, Dario Fo, and Roberto Begnini are examined.
Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2004
ISBN: 0-87413-808-6 $39.50
The Noble Science: A Study and Transcription of Sloane MS. 2530, Papers of the Masters of Defence of London, Temp. Henry VIII to 1590
Author: Herbert Berry
This work is a study of Sloane MS. 2530, a manuscript book at the British Library. Much of the manuscript describes the public examinations men had to pass to join the profession of fencing. Many of the examinations took place in public playhouses or in places that were to become public, and in so doing thereby provided further information in the history of theater during Shakespeare's time. Illustrated.
ISBN: 0-87413-441-2 $32.50
North American Players of Shakespeare: A Book of Interviews
Editor: Michael W. Shurgot
This is a collection of interviews of twenty-one actors from Shakespeare theaters and festivals across North America, from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland to the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario. The interviews celebrate the variety in education, training, and approaches to acting conducted by recognized performance scholars.
ISBN: 978-1611492996 $69.50
Norwegian Minds-American Dreams: Ethnic Activism Among Norwegian American Intellectuals
Nostalgia for a Redeemed Future: Critical Theory
Author: Peter Thaler
The attitudes of Norwegian-American intellectuals toward their native and their adopted society is explored in Norwegian Minds-American Dreams. The concept of ethnicity is analyzed in the historical and political context of the immigrant experience. Particular attention is given to the use of fictional literature in the struggle waged for the preservation of a distinct Norwegian American ethnic identity. The study combines historical, literary, and social science analysis in its attempt to distill historically valuable information from the literary and political writings of immigrant intellectuals.
ISBN: 0-87413-629-6 $32.50
Editor: Stephano Giacchetti Ludovisi
Contributors: G. Agostini Saavedra, B. Antomarini, and A. Berg
This international conference on critical theory examined the relevance of the Frankfurt School by addressing both the philosophical tradition of the early stages of critical theory—in particular the works of Walter Benjamin, Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer and Herbert Marcuse—as well as the application of their theories to our contemporary society.
Series: John Cabot University Press
ISBN: 978-0-87413-072-0 $29.95
Notes and Remembrances, 1871-1872
Author: Ludovic Halévy
Preface and Translation: Roger L. Williams
This is an eyewitness account of the brutal ending of the civil war in France in 1871; the military destruction of the Commune of Paris by the national government in Versailles; and the subsequent legal judgments rendered against the insurgents.
ISBN: 978-1611491418 $42.50
Notes from a Mandala: Essays in the History of Indian Religions in Honor of Wendy Doniger
Editors: Laurie L. Patton and David Haberman
This collection gathers together current work in the history, ethnography and textual study of religions in honor of the career of Wendy Doniger.
ISBN: 978-1611493368 $45.00
Notorious Facts: Publicity in Romantic England
Author: James Mulvihill
This book recovers a rich archive of texts relating to the sensationalistic confounding of persons and principles in Romantic public life (1784-1828). In its heroic Enlightenment sense, publicity is concerned with exposing the workings of power for all to see. Texts in which publicity's salutary functions are at once espoused and subverted almost invariably purport to speak from a disinterested conception of publicity while putting its methods of critical exposure to wholly interested purposes. In them the realms of principle and personality are coterminous.
ISBN: 978-1611493467 $65.00
Novel Stages: Drama and the Novel in Nineteenth-Century France
Editors: Pratima Prasad and Susan McCready
Aimed at examining the intersections between the drama and the novel in nineteenth-century France, this collection of essays reorients scholarly attention to the central place of the theater in ninteenth-century life. Although not limited to a single critical approach, the essays in this collection share common intellectual concerns: the inscription of theatrical aesthetics within the novel; the widespread practice among nineteenth-century novelists of adapting their works for the stage; and the novel's engagement with popular forms of theater.
ISBN: 978-1611493160 $52.00
Nowhere is Perfect: French and Francophone Utopias/Dystopias
Editor: John West-Sooby
This volume examines the political applications of utopian thinking, from the anti-utopian political theory of Montesquieu to the dystopia that ensues when utopian ideas are translated too rigidly into reality.
Series: Monash Romance Studies
ISBN: 978-0-87413-048-5 $30.00 (paper)