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The Rape Case: A Young Lawyer's Struggle for Justice in the 1950s
Reading and Writing in Shakespeare
Author: Irving Morris
The Rape Case chronicles one lawyer's seven-year struggle to ensure that long-delayed justice was not permanently denied. This true story details the sensational events of a fall night in 1947 that shocked the sleepy city of Wilmington, Delaware, and left three young men fighting for their lives in a lurid, highly-publicized trial.
Series: Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore
ISBN: 978-1936249367 $32.00
Editor: David M. Bergeron
These essays range from typography to theology, from epistemology to ethics, from class to culture, from gender to genre, from letters to literature. They end by confronting the connections between writing, printing, reading, interpretation, and authorship.
ISBN: 0-87413-557-5 $42.50
Reading in the Renaissance: Amadis de Gaule and the Lessons of Memory
Author: Marian Rothstein
The rise and fall of Amadis de Gaule invites a case study of the time-bound nature of readers' reading. The contemporary status of translations justifies regarding Amadis as an independent entity. The paradigms governing it reappear in many familiar contemporary works; what we learn fromAmadis applies broadly to sixteenth-century texts.
ISBN: 0-87413-668-7 $36.00
A Reading of Edward Taylor
Author: Thomas M. Davis
This work examines the subtle changes in Taylor's attitudes toward the nature and purpose of his poetry, particularly in Series 1 of the Preparatory Meditations. Davis argues that Gods Determinations is the poem in which Taylor becomes a poet. The early poems in Series 1 exhibit an exuberance and joy prompted by Taylor's attempts to praise God. However, the death of Taylor's wife and his sense of sin and partial estrangement from God make the Meditations more sombre.
ISBN: 978-1611491586 $40.00
Reading Texts, Reading Lives: Essays in the Tradition of Humanistic Cultural Criticism in Honor of Daniel R. Schwarz
Reading the Family Dance: Family Systems Therapy and Literary Study
Editors: Helen Maxon and Daniel Morris
Our culture attempts to separate competing ideological factions by denying relationships between multiple perspectives and influences outside of one's own narrow interpretive community. The distinguished essayists in this volume find Daniel R. Schwarz’s pluralistic, self-questioning approach to what he calls "reading texts and reading lives" quite relevant to the current historical moment and political situation. A legendary scholar of modernist literature, Schwarz's critical principles are a healthy corrective to cultural hubris.
ISBN: 978-1611493443 $75.00
Editors: John V. Knapp and Kenneth Womack
In addition to addressing the family dynamic through which a given literary character develops a fully realized sense of self, family systems therapy allows readers to examine the patterns by which characters function in their larger intimate systems, whether those systems be social, institutional, or even global.
ISBN: 978-1611492309 $55.00
Rebecca West Today: Contemporary Critical Approaches
Editor: Bernard Schweizer
Rebecca West Today, the first-ever collection of essays on this prolific writer, employs cutting-edge as well as more traditional methodological approaches, ranging from historicism to gender studies, to textual analyses, to philosophical engagements. The book also contains a useful section on teaching the works of Rebecca
ISBN: 978-1611492965 $61.50
Rebel with a Conscience
Author: Russell W. Peterson
This is an account of Russell W. Peterson's life and the battles he has fought, despite tremendous opposition, to further social justice and environmental integrity. In addition to working in private industry, Peterson was governor of Delaware, chairman of the President's Council on Environmental Quality, director of the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress, and president of the National Audubon Society.
Series: Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore
ISBN: 978-0874136814 $31.50
The Reemergence of World Literature: A Study of Asia and the West
Author: A. Owen Aldridge
Argues that the discipline of comparative literature should be expanded to include all of the world, not only a favored segment, and that translation represents a legitimate and indispensable tool for readers.
ISBN: 0-87413-277-0 $35.00
Reforming the "Bad" Quartos: Performance and Provenance of Six Shakespearean First Editions
Author: Kathleen O. Irace
This work explores both the performance features and the provenance of the six early Shakespearean playtexts known as "bad" quartos—the first printed editions of Hamlet, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and the Second and Third Parts of Henry VI. First examining the performance features of these playtexts, the book goes on to explore the three main theories concerning the provenance of these texts: authorial revision, memorial reconstruction, and adaptation.
ISBN: 0-87413-471-4 $37.50
Regulating Readers: Gender and Literary Criticism in the Eighteenth-Century Novel
Author: Ellen Gardiner
An important contribution to the study of authorship and criticism, Regulating Readers adds to a growing body of scholarship by women that shows eighteenth-century women writers envisioning for themselves authoritative critical positions and roles in the public sphere.
ISBN: 978-1611491906 $36.50
Rehearsing the Revolution: Radical Performance, Radical Politics in the English Restoration
Author: Odai Johnson
Rehearsing the Revolution is the story of the radical dark side of English Restoration theater. Using the silenced plays and subversive performances, both in the theater and on the streets of London, it investigates the role that performance played in circulating images of dissent and popularizing the Whig platform during the volatile years of the Exclusion Crisis (1678-82). It argues that the performance and politics of the Exclusion Crisis functioned in many ways as a rehearsal of the Glorious Revolution.
ISBN: 0-87413-724-1 $34.50
Remarks on Antiquities, Arts and Letters During an Excursion in Italy, in the Years 1802 and 1803
Author: Joseph Forsyth
Editor: Keith Crook
Forsyth combined an eighteenth-century taste with an openness to new forms. His intelligent firsthand observations and historical reflections were informed, skeptical, inquiring, trenchant, and witty. This edition discusses these matters (using unpublished material), translates and sources all his quotations, provides brief lives of 450 individuals mentioned, annotates political and cultural references, and has a full bibliographical apparatus.
ISBN: 0-87413-756-X $47.50
Remarks on the Life and Writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift
Author: John Boyle, Fifth Earl of Cork and Orrery
Editor: Joo Fres
A best-seller in its day and written by someone who knew Swift personally, Lord Orrery's Remarks on Swift (1751) was the earliest biographical account of Jonathan Swift and the major influence in shaping the nineteenth-century critical views about him. This edition offers, for the first time, a text of the Remarks on Swift that is the result of careful textual collation of copies of all editions, with the definition of the best text as the copy-text. Also offered is Orrery's complete manuscript notes about Swift in all his fully annotated copies of the Remarks.
ISBN: 0-87413-651-2 $49.50
Renaissance Historicisms: Essays in Honor of Arthur F. Kinney
Editors: James M. Dutcher and Anne Lake Prescott
This collection of various approaches to early modern England offers readers such pleasures as the most complete bibliography to date of King James's poetry, a unique edition of a memoir by the son of Sir Martin Barnham, as well as new arguments about Skelton, More, Elyot, Marguerite de Navarre, Sidney, Spenser, Daniel, Shakespeare (The Comedy of Errors), the Henriad, Macbeth, The Winter's Tale, Mary Wroth, Isabella Whitney, and Marvell. Here too are new approaches to such topics as the royal succession, Shakespeare's "bad" quartos, romance, witches, politics, humanism, English and Irish identity, and "conversations about women," finishing with an essay about. . ."nothing."
ISBN: 978-1611490732 $67.50
Representations of Swift
Editor: Brian A. Connery
These thirteen essay offer not only the "representations of Swift" to which its title refers but also a representation of Swift scholarship at the close of the twentieth century and a return to fundamental questions about the life, writing, and views of Swift, issues raised in part by literary scholarship's return to historicism but also powerfully suggestive of a return to biography.
ISBN: 0-87413-797-7 $52.50
Representing France and the French in Early Modern English Drama
Editor: Jean-Christophe Mayer
This wide-ranging collection of essays, written by leading specialists, furnishes previously unpublished evidence of France's role and importance in the early modern English literary and dramatic fields. Its chapter-length introduction offers an up-to-date critical presentation of the issues involved: representation, cultural identity, the construction of otherness, Frenchness, and the social and cultural dynamics of theater. The essays in the five sections of the book continue the debate with a series of in-depth studies touching on important critical themes.
ISBN: 978-1611490725 $57.50
Representing the Professions: Administration, Law, and Theater in Early Modern England
Author: Edward Gieskes
Representing the Professions unites literary criticism, social and legal history, and Pierre Bourdieu's sociology of culture. It offers a detailed exploration of the professionalism of selected early modern disciplines in an effort to characterize those disciplines in their social, economic, and historical contexts.
ISBN: 978-1611492828 $60.00
The Restoration Mind
Editor: W. Gerald Marshall
This book offers a culture-based, interdisciplinary study that formulates a general theory as to the essence of the Restoration mentality, that is, ways in which the period viewed itself, its artistic creations, and the world. Contributors include Restoration scholars from around the world.
ISBN: 0-87413-571-0 $44.50
Revealing Difference: The Fiction of Isabelle de Charrire
Author: Jenene J. Allison
This book is directed at elucidating both a new perspective on eighteenth-century fiction and the evidence Isabelle de Charrire's work offers on the construction of gender. The texts considered reconfigure the definition of woman in a variety of ways. Her description of the female body in its absolute difference articulates a commentary on sexual difference that pertains to current efforts to rethink gender.
ISBN: 0-87413-566-4 $33.50
Reversing Babel: Translation among the English during an Age of Conquests, c. 800 to c. 1200
Author: Bruce R. O'Brien
Reversing Babel starts with a small puzzle—why did Normans translate English law, the law of the people they had conquered, from Old English into Latin? Solving this puzzle meant asking questions about what medieval writers thought about language and translation, what created the need and desire to translate, and how translators went about the work. These are the questions Reversing Babel attempts to answer.
ISBN: 978-1611490534 $75.00
Re-Visions of Shakespeare: Essays in Honor of Robert Ornstein
Editor: Evelyn Gajowski
The essays in this collection use a variety of theoretical perspectives to address issues of contemporary import in Shakespeare's dramatic texts: alterity, sexuality, gender, performance, intertextuality, and genre. Janus-like, the collection suggests the directions of Shakespeare studies at the outset of the new millennium, while considering their roots in the last.
ISBN: 978-1611492453 $52.50
A Revolution Almost beyond Expression: Jane Austen's Persuasion
The Rhetoric of Numbers in Gibbon's History
Author: Jocelyn Harris
To praise Jane Austen's novels only as stylistic masterpieces is to strip them of the contexts and intertexts that would otherwise illuminate them. By focusing primarily on the political, historical, satiric, actively intertextual, and deeply sexualized text Persuasion, Jocelyn Harris seeks to reconcile the apparent insignificance of her content with her high canonical status. This book calls on new discoveries to answer assertions that Austen is "limited."
ISBN: 978-0-87413-966-2 $54.00
Author: F. P. Lock
This book, the first to be devoted to a historian's use of numbers, argues that Edward Gibbon, though a humanist historian, placed great value on numerical evidence. He uses numbers as part of his rhetorical strategy to persuade through rational, emotional, and ethical proofs. Gibbon's use of numbers to measure chronology, geography, and population is examined alongside his application of numbers to war, religion, finance, and even literature.
ISBN: 978-1611494167 $75.00
Rhetorics of Order/Ordering Rhetorics in English Neoclassical Literature
Editors: J. Douglas Canfield and J. Paul Hunter
This collection of essays on the rhetorics of order in English neoclassical literature includes Rose A. Zimbardo's investigation of generic slippage between drama and novel in works by Dryden and Behn; Maynard Mack's analysis of Pope's enduring rhetorics of presentation; and Patricia Meyer Spack's examination of the heroines of Clarissa and The Italian.
ISBN: 978-0874133745 $38.50
Rights, Goods, and Democracy
Author: Ramon M. Lemos
A philosophical study of the relationships and connections among natural rights, material goods, and democracy. A defense of ethical absolutism is presented in the appendix.
ISBN: 0-87413-312-2 $38.50
Ritual Unbound: Reading Sacrifice in Modernist Fiction
Author: Thomas Cousineau
This study explores the vestiges of primitive sacrificial rituals that emerge in a group of canonical modernist novels, including The Turn of the Screw, Heart of Darkness, The Good Soldier, The Great Gatsby, and To the Lighthouse. It argues that modernist reenactments of this pattern present narrators who, although vigorously protesting the victimization of certain characters, unfailingly seize upon others as their surrogates.
ISBN: 978-1611492422 $39.50
Robert Bridges: An Annotated Bibliography, 1873-1988
Editors: Lee Templin Hamilton
Robert Bridges, poet laureate of England from 1913 to 1930, is an important cultural link between the Victorian Age and the modern period. This bibliography updates and expands George McKay's A Bibliography of Robert Bridges (1933) and is the first gathering of reviews, articles, essays, books, and other scholarly notes about Bridges.
ISBN: 0-87413-364-5 $44.50
Robin Hood: The Early Poems, 1465-1560: Texts, Contexts, and Ideology
Author: Thomas H. Ohlgren
Previous scholarship on the early Robin Hood poems has tended to treat the three major worksRobin
Hood and the Monk, Robin
Hood and the Potter, and A
Lytell Geste of Robyn Hodeas a homogeneous group with a common audience and ideology. In this new study, Thomas H. Ohlgren demonstrates that each work must be evaluated according to its own history, production, ownership, transmission, and reception.
ISBN: 978-1611493092 $55.00
Roman Invasions: The British History, Protestant Anti-Romanism, and the Historical Imagination in England, 1530-1660
Author: John E. Curran, Jr.
This book describes how the Renaissance understanding of ancient Britain remained affected by medieval conceptions. The reason for this remaining medievalism was that the tradition based on Geoffrey of Monmouth became so relevant to Protestant patriotism that a great many Protestant English writers clung to it or were influenced by it despite its evident historical inaccuracies. Drayton, Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton figure prominently, but a wide range of authors is considered.
ISBN: 978-1611492088 $55.00
Romance and Reformation: The Erasmian Spirit of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure
Author: Robert B. Bennett
This book argues that Measure for Measure is not a cynical problem play but a comic romance through which Shakespeare examines Tudor humanism's desire to reform social ills through art.
ISBN: 978-1611491838 $36.00
The Romance of the Lyric in Nineteenth-Century Women's Poetry: Experiments in Form
Author: Lee Christine O'Brien
The Romance of the Lyric in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Poetry: Experiments in Form offers a new account of the nature of the lyric as nineteenth-century women poets developed the form. It offers fresh assessments of the imaginative and aesthetic complexity of women's poetry. The monograph seeks to redefine the range and cultural significance of women's writing using the work of poets who have not, heretofore, been part of critical accounts of nineteenth-century lyric poetry.
ISBN: 978-1611493917 $80.00
Romantic Ideology Unmasked: The Mentally Constructed Tyrannies in Dramas of William Wordsworth, Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, and Joanna Baillie
Author: Marjean D. Purinton
Romantic drama explores the multiple forms of tyranny inflicted by human-created systems. By unmasking the embedded layers of ideology and revealing fictions that ideology perpetrated as truth, this work reveals the mental processes on which romantic drama's temporal and spatial issues rest. Works discussed include Wordsworth's The Borderers, Byron's Manfred and Werner, Shelley's The Cenci and Prometheus Unbound, and Baillie's Count Basil and De Montfort.
ISBN: 0-87413-499-4 $36.50
Romeo and Juliet: Parallel Texts of Quarto I (1597) and Quarto 2 (1599)
Editor: Jay L. Halio
Using this edition, the reader may see at once how Shakespeare's manuscript of the play, upon which the second quarto (Q2) is based, was adapted for the Elizabethan stage by the author and/or his colleagues. Q1 is considerably shorter than Q2. While many long speeches are cut, abbreviated, or revised, the structure of the play remains essentially as Shakespeare originally conceived it.
ISBN: 978-1611491029 $42.50
Rough Draft: The Modernist Diaries of Emily Holmes Coleman, 1929-1937
Editor: Elizabeth Podnieks
Rough Draft: The Modernist Diaries of Emily Holmes Coleman, 1929-1937 is an edited selection, published here for the first time, of the diaries kept by American poet and novelist Coleman during her years as an expatriate in the modernist hubs of France and England. This portion of the diary is set against the cultural, social, and political milieu of the early twentieth century in the throes of industrialization, commercialization, and modernization.
ISBN: 978-1611493764 $90.00
The Royal Financial Administration and the Prosecution of Crime in France, 1670-1789
Author: Albert N. Hamscher
The Royal Financial Administration and the Prosecution of Crime in France, 1670–1789 explores the French monarchy’s role in financing criminal prosecutions in the royal courts of the realm—the payment of criminal frais de justice in the vocabulary of the ancien régime—between 1670 and 1789 (that is, from the codification of criminal judicial procedure in the early period of Louis XIV’s personal rule to the outbreak of the French Revolution).
ISBN: 978-1611493740 $105.00
Russian Essays on Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
Editors: Alexandr Parfenov and Joseph G. Price
Shakespeare's importance to Russia and the countries that make up the former Soviet Union is discussed in this volume. The Shakespearean world at large is extended by significant scholarly and critical contributions of a country too long isolated from the Western literary scene. In the global world of Shakespeare, this volume provides a definitive study of his reception throughout Russia and its independent states.
Series: Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
ISBN: 0-87413-619-9 $36.50