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The Oddingley Murders
Author: Carlos Flick
This book is an account of two murders that occurred in 1806 in a rural parish in Worcestershire, England. The first victim was a clergyman who quarreled with his parishioners because they objected to his collection of his tithe in kind; the second homicide was linked to the first. Most of the documents relating to the murders have survived, and added to the journalistic accounts, The Oddingley Murders is a detailed reconstruction of the crimes. Illustrated.
ISBN: 0-87413-417-X $32.50
Of Paradise and Light: Essays on Henry Vaughan and John Milton in Honor of Alan Rudrum
Editors: Donald R. Dickson and Holly Faith Nelson
This collection examines intertextual intersections in the works of Henry Vaughan and John Milton and considers their aesthetic, philosophical, or political implications. The volume not only adds to the debate on Milton's iteration, duplication, and renovation of precursor texts, but represents the first collection of original essays on the poetry and prose of Henry Vaughan.
ISBN: 978-1611492576 $60.00
The Ogre’s Progress: Images of the Ogre in Modern and Contemporary French Fiction
Author: Jonathan F. Krell
This book examines how modern French fiction writers have appropriated the ogre figure in order to evoke violence in all its voracity, as well as destructive time, which eats away the moments of our lives as the prototypical ogre of Western literature, Cronus, devoured his own children.
ISBN: 978-1611491227 $39.50
On Measure for Measure: An Essay in Criticism of Shakespeare's Drama
Author: Lawrence Ross
Continuing radical disagreement about Measure for Measure questions criticism's ability to be answerable to Shakespearean drama. This book illustrates an eclectic historical criticism capable of manifesting this problematic play's coherence.
ISBN: 0-87413-593-1 $32.50
On Second Thought: Updating the Eighteenth-Century Text
On the Mason-Dixon Line: An Anthology of Contemporary Delaware Writers
Editors: Debra Taylor Bourdeau and Elizabeth Kraft
Divided into two parts, the book focuses on, first, eighteenth-century sequels and, then, twentieth-century updates to offer cogent, provocative readings of individual works that contest the notion of proprietary authorship by acts of appropriation, homage, and intertextuality. The volume reflects current critical trends in its expansive sense of "text" as well as in its emphasis on postmodern and postcolonial themes.
ISBN: 978-1611493146 $57.50
Editors: Billie Travalini and Fleda Brown
In the first collection of its kind, the editors have gathered together fifty-two of the best poems, stories, memoirs, novel excerpts, and creative nonfiction by writers who have called the tiny state of Delaware their home. The volume offers meticulously selected work, alphabetized by author, much of it inspired by or set in the state, and all in a wide range of styles.
First-Place Award for Book Editing, 2009 Communications Contest, Delaware Press Association
Series: Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore
ISBN: 978-1611490954 $37.50
One Voice and Many: Modern Poets in Dialogue
Author: Beth Ellen Roberts
This book examines the ways in which W. H. Auden, Thomas Hardy, T. S. Eliot, W. B. Yeats, Robert Frost, and Louis MacNeice manipulate distances—the distance between the speakers, the distance between the poet and the speakers, and the distance between the speakers and the reader—in adaptations of traditional forms of dialogue poetry (eclogue, dialogue of self and soul, ballad, and drama).
ISBN: 978-0874139075 $45.50
Opening the Borders: Inclusivity in Early Modern Studies: Essays in Honor of James V. Mirollo
Editor: Peter C. Herman
Early modern studies is increasingly devoted to opening the borders between supposedly discrete areas of study, including antithetical theoretical approaches, and Opening the Borders provides examplars of this eclectic practice. This collection includes studies of both English and Continental subjects, and it demonstrates that the circulation of older and newer critical practices across borders between various "demarcated" theoretical zones enhances our understanding of early modern texts and culture.
ISBN: 978-0874136753 $55.00
Organizing, Role Enactment, and Disaster: A Structural Theory
Authors: Gary A. Kreps and Susan Lovegren Bosworth
The authors construct a formal theory of organizing and role enactment during the emergency period of disaster. Three core social processes are derived from Ralph Turner's theorizing about role systems: role allocation, role complementarity, and role differentiation.
ISBN: 978-1611491616 $38.50
Other Voices, Other Views: Expanding the Canon in English Renaissance Studies
Editors: Helen Ostovich, Mary V. Silcox, and Graham Roebuck
This collection presents early modern writers who were either virtually unknown, or whose works were overshadowed by those of their great contemporaries Shakespeare, Jonson, Spenser, and Donne. It is a series of historically specific readings of social relationships, understood from the point of view of marginalized or neglected sources. The intention of this volume is to amplify the canon with complementary materials whose differences of voice and view may moderate and open up new discourses on the early modern period.
ISBN: 978-0874136807 $50.00
Ouida the Phenomenon: Evolving Social, Political, and Gender Concerns in Her Fiction
Authors: Natalie Schroeder and Shari Hodges Holt
This first full-length study of the works of best-selling Victorian novelist Ouida (Marie Louise Ramé) examines the evolution of social, political, and gender issues in Ouida's fiction, from her "high society" romances of the 1860s to her satirical exposés of contemporary society in the 1890s. Schroeder and Holt demonstrate the significance of this relatively unexamined author's works for literary studies today.
ISBN: 978-1611490985 $47.50