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Samuel Johnson's "General Nature": Tradition and Transition in Eighteenth-Century Discourse
Author: Scott D. Evans
This study illuminates the importance and meaning of the term "author" in eighteenth-century discourse from the perspective of its prominent usage by Samuel Johnson. It explains Johnson's employment of "nature" in his periodical essays, his qualified endorsement of the new science, and his commendation of Shakespeare's drama and other literary works on the basis of their "just representation of general nature."
Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2000
ISBN: 978-0874136968 $70.00
Satire, History, Novel: Narrative Forms, 1665-1815
Author: Frank Palmeri
Displacing the novel from the central position it has held in studies concerned with the origin or rise of the English novel, Satire, History, Novel considers novelistic forms as part of a network of complementary and competing genres, including conjectural histories and narrative satires, and regards relations among these forms as most significant and revealing.
ISBN: 978-161149232 $90.00
Savage Indignation: Colonial Discourse from Milton to Swift
Author: Maja-Lisa von Sneidern
Savage Indignation is about a flexible and indiscriminate discourse during the window of license occurring between the end of an English divine polity (1649) and the emergence of science as arbiter of "true discourse" (ca. 1734). Rather than tracing the development of the expedient language of empire and ideological success, the book analyzes the resistance and the waste that are integral to that spectacle of the bourgeois progress.
ISBN: 978-0874138825 $70.00
The School for Widows
Science, Politics, and Friendship in the Works of Thomas Lovell Beddoes
Author: Clara Reeve
Editor: Jeanine M. Casler
Clara Reeve's 1791 epistolary novel The School For Widows tells the stories of childhood friends Frances Darnford and Rachel Strictland, both of whom have lived hard lives as the virtuous wives of improvident and immoral husbands, and of another tragic widow Isabella di Soranzo. The introduction to this new edition of Reeve's novel challenges accepted critical views of Reeve's writing and includes newly unearthed material about the author's life.
ISBN: 978-1611492224 $90.00
Author: Ute Berns
This study revaluates the work of the scientist and radical, poet and dramatist and English exile in Germany Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849). While his writing has elicited high praise from poets ranging from Robert Browning through Ezra Pound to John Ashbery, scholars have frequently neglected it on grounds of its purportedly morbid and opaque eccentricity. Countering this scholarly perception, this book deftly relocates Beddoes’s poetry, drama and prose at the centre of Anglo-German debates on aesthetics and life science, politics and theatre in an early nineteenth-century European context.
ISBN: 978-1611493672 $95.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available
Screening Shakespeare from Richard II to Henry V
Author: Ace G. Pilkington
This book applies the videocassette to the study of Shakespeare on television and film. The result is that the films become texts, and Shakespeare in performance can be examined with the scholarly care that has been reserved for printed books.
ISBN: 978-0874134124 $70.00
Searching for God in the Sixties
Author: David R. Williams
This paradigm-breaking book dares to rethink the whole of the '60s experience, not from a political or sociological but from an historical/theological perspective.
ISBN: 978-1611491395 $80.00 (hardback) and 978-1611493931 $29.99 (paperback)
Separate Theaters: Bethlem ("Bedlam") Hospital and the Shakespearean Stage
Author: Ken Jackson
The popular and academic understanding of the relationship between London's notorious psychiatric hospital, Bethlem, and the stage is that the hospital was some sort of theater, a place of perverse and fashionable entertainment, where the mad were shown to "vistors." But the dominant assumption that the stage depicted this institution and practice to tantalize "primitive" elements in its audience distorts both the complexity of the show of Bethlem, which had a very complicated charitable function, and the development of representational dramatic art.
ISBN: 978-0874138900 $85.00
Sexuality at the Fin de Siècle: The Making of a "Central Problem"
Editors: Peter Cryle and Christopher E. Forth
It has come to be widely accepted that "sexuality" as we know it took shape at the end of the nineteenth century, around the time that Havelock Ellis declared it the "central problem of life." Yet however self-evident Ellis's claim about sexuality might seem, the act of placing something at the center is the consequence of insistent cultural work that engages with competing views about bodies and indeed about the "life" of society. This volume explores how habits of thinking about the centrality of sex were articulated, how they engaged with pre-existing approaches to personal identity, and what competing discourses had to be displaced in order for sexuality to become as central as sexologists claimed it was.
ISBN: 978-1611491012 $70.00
Shakespeare: A Wayward Journey
Shakespeare and Contemporary Fiction: Theorizing Foundling and Lyric Plots
Author: Susan Snyder
The essays contained in this volume represent studies in Shakespeare over three decades. Apart from their abiding intrinsic interest and merit, they help trace the course of Shakespeare criticism during the latter half of the twentieth century, as emphasis on critical interpretation experienced a number of significant shifts. Genre studies, textual analyses, and feminist approaches are all represented here, along with three new essays never before published on The Winter's Tale and The Taming of the Shrew.
ISBN: 978-0874137958 $75.00
Author: Barbara L. Estrin
In the first book to use fiction as theory, Barbara L. Estrin reverses chronological direction, beginning with contemporary novels to arrive at a re-visioned Shakespeare, uncovering a telling difference in the stories that script us and that influence our political unconscious in ways that have never been explored in literary-critical interpretations. Describing the animus against foreign blood, central to the dynamic of the foundling and lyric plots that form the nexus of her study, Estrin describes how late modern writers change those plots.
ISBN: 978-1611493696 $85.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available
Shakespeare and Dramatic Tradition: Essays in Honor of S. F. Johnson
Editors: W. R. Elton and William B. Long
Eighteen new essays by respected critics on Shakespeare and his dramatic antecedents, contemporaries, and successors, offering an up-to-date survey-history of Renaissance theater and examples of scholarly and critical methodology.
ISBN: 978-0874133332 $85.00
Shakespeare and European Politics
Editors: Dirk Delabastita, Jozef De Vos, and Paul J. C. M. Franssen
This collection offers a selection of papers presented at a conference held in Utrecht, the Netherlands. It reflects a new trend in Shakespeare studies: a tendency to study Shakespeare not just in his own historical or national contexts, but also as a cultural phenomenon with an international afterlife, transmitted in a variety of languages, first of all in Europe.
ISBN: 978-1611490763 $90.00
Shakespeare and Interpretation, or What You Will
Shakespeare and Scandinavia: A Collection of Nordic Studies
Author: Brayton Polka
Brayton Polka takes both a textual and theoretical approach to seven plays of Shakespeare: Macbeth, Othello, Twelfth Night, All’s Well That Ends Well, Julius Caesar, Troilus and Cressida, and Hamlet. He calls upon the Bible and the ideas of major European thinkers, above all, Kierkegaard and Spinoza, to argue that the concept of interpretation that underlies both Shakespeare's plays and our own lives as moderns is the golden rule of the Bible: the command to love your neighbor as yourself.
ISBN: 978-1611490428 $85.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available
Editor: Gunnar Sorelius
This anthology of essays offers a survey of the Scandinavian involvement with Shakespeare in different periods. The introduction is concerned with the place of Shakespeare in Scandinavian culture and theater generally. The particular essays range from August Strindberg's very personal relationship to a dramatist who deeply influenced his own drama to examples of how Shakespeare was used on the stage in the Second World War and during the Cold War years. Other essays deal with subjects such as Othello's color, the geography of Hamlet
, and the contradictory loose ends, as well as the architectonic quality of some of the dramas.
Series: Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
ISBN: 978-0874138061 $70.00
Shakespeare and the Mediterranean: The Selected Proceedings of the International Shakespeare Association World Conference, Valencia, 2001
Editors: Tom Clayton, Susan Brock, and Vicente Fors
Shakespeare's career-long fascination with the Mediterranean made the association a natural one for this first World Shakespeare Congress of the Third Millennium. The plenary lectures and selected papers in this volume represent some of the best contemporary thought and writing on Shakespeare.
Series: The World Shakespeare Congress Proceedings
ISBN: 978-1611492255 $105.00
Shakespeare and the Practice of Physic: Medical Narratives on the Early Modern English Stage
Author: Todd H. J. Pettigrew
Going beyond the usual questions posed about Shakespeare and medicine, this study explores Shakespeare's response to the early modern struggle for control of English medical practice. It does not rehearse the fundamentals of early modern medical thought such as the humoral system that have been more than adequately covered numerous times elsewhere. Instead, it undertakes a reading of popular English medical tracts in an effort to reconstruct the terms in which medical practitioners of all kinds were understood.
Winner of the first Jay L. Halio Prize in Shakespeare and Early Modern Studies
ISBN: 978-1611492972 $70.00
Shakespeare and the Twentieth Century: The Selected Proceedings of the International Shakespeare Association World Congress, Los Angeles, 1996
Editors: Jonathan Bate, Jill Levenson, and Dieter Mehl
This volume assembles a selection from the many papers delivered at the Sixth World Shakespeare Congress. Four plenary lectures are printed, including that of Jane Smiley on the creation of A Thousand Acres, her award-winning novel derived with King Lear. Twenty-two papers by well-known scholars also offer a wide range of responses to Shakespeare's art and international assessment of his presence in the world at the end of the twentieth century.
Series: The World Shakespeare Congress Proceedings
ISBN: 978-1611491791 $95.00
Shakespeare in Performance: A Collection of Essays
Editor: Frank Occhiogrosso
The essays in this book deal with the nature of performance criticism, performance history, stage and screen productions of Shakespeare, and the physical playhouse. These essays, by John Russell Brown, James Bulman, Ralph Berry, Herbert Coursen, Jay Halio, James Lusardi, June Schlueter, Harry Keyishian, Alan Dessen, Pauline Kiernan, and Marvin Rosenberg, represent some of the best current thinking on the roles of performance in criticism of Shakespeare.
ISBN: 978-0874137767 $65.00
Shakespeare in Shorthand: The Textual Mystery of King Lear
Author: Adele Davidson
This book combines textual and bibliographical analysis with a cultural history of early modern stenography and an examination of shorthand sermons to show that knowledge of shorthand can clarify the textual interrelation of the quarto and folio versions of Lear.
2007 Jay L. Halio Prize in Shakespeare and Early Modern Studies
ISBN: 978-1611491104 $90.00
Shakespeare, Man of the Theater: Proceedings of the Second Congress of the International Shakespeare Association, 1981
Editors: Kenneth Muir, Jay L. Halio, and D. J. Palmer
This volume presents a sampling of the more than 250 papers presented at the Congress of the ISA held at Stratford-upon-Avon in August 1981. Most of the papers are concerned with Shakespeare as a writer for the theater. Other essays deal with Shakespeare as a literary, rather than theatrical, writer. Several of the offerings cover subjects usually neglected, and develop fresh insight into his work. Illustrated.
Series: The World Shakespeare Congress Proceedings
ISBN: 978-0874132175 $40.00
Shakespeare Matters: History, Teaching, Performance
Editor: Lloyd Davis
Shakspeare Matters is a collection of original essays which addresses three significant areas in contemporary Shakespeare studies: interpretations of the plays in their historical and social contexts; the varying roles of Shakespeare's work in educational practices and traditions; and performance conventions and textual issues from the sixteenth century to the present.
ISBN: 978-1611492149 $90.00
Shakespeare Performed: Essays in Honor of R. A. Foakes
Editor: Grace Ioppolo
Many of the contributors to this collection, including E. A. J. Honigmann, M. M. Mahood, Jonathan Bate, and Stanley Wells (among others), have been centrally involved in examining, promoting, and sometimes questioning the critical dominance of the stable Shakespeare text, particularly as a result of performance. The essays range from the traditional poetical and theater history inquiries through bibliographical examinations and hermeneutical interpretations.
ISBN: 978-1611491968 $85.00
Shakespeare: Text and Theater
Essays in Honor of Jay L. Halio
Edited by Lois Potter and Arthur F. Kinney
Among the topics discussed in this collection are the significance of the First Folio, Stoppard's film of Rosencrantz and Guidenstern Are Dead, and suggestions for an alchemical interpretation of The Tempest and a religious interpretation of A Comedy of Errors.
ISBN: 978-0874136999 $90.00
Shakespeare without Boundaries: Essays in Honor of Dieter Mehl
Editors: Christa Jansohn, Lena Cowen Orlin, and Stanley Wells
Shakespeare without Boundaries offers a wide-ranging collection of essays written by an international team of distinguished scholars who attempt to define, to challenge, and to erode boundaries that currently inhibit understanding Shakespeare, and to exemplify how approaches that defy traditional bounds of study and criticism may enhance understanding and enjoyment of a dramatist who acknowledged no boundaries to his art.
ISBN: 978-1611490268 $95.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available
Shakespearean Educations: Power, Citizenship, and Performance
Editors: Coppélia Kahn, Heather S. Nathans, and Mimi Godfrey
Shakespearean Educations examines how and why Shakespeare's works shaped the development of American education from the colonial period through the 1934 Chicago World's Fair, taking the reader up to the years before the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 (popularly known as the GI Bill), coeducation, and a nascent civil rights movement would alter the educational landscape yet again.
ISBN: 978-0874135060 $90.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available
Shakespearean Illuminations: Essays in Honor of Marvin Rosenberg
Editors: Jay L. Halio and Hugh Richmond
Topics in this collection include discussions of acting the "Big Four," as well as studies on politics, language, and history. Contributors include Bernice Kliman, Günter Walch, Lois Potter, and Dunbar Ogden.
ISBN: 978-1611491807 $90.00
Shakespeare's Comedies: From Roman Farce to Romantic Mystery
Shakespeare's Lyricized Drama
Author: Robert Ornstein
Demonstrates the evolution of Shakespeare's art, and similarities of dramatic theme and artistic practice that connect Shakespeare's earliest romantic comedies to his dark comedies and his late romances. New light is shed on such issues as the "unsatisfactory" endings of many of the comedies, the troubling fates of "scapegoat" figures like Shylock and Malvolio, and elements of sadness in these plays.
Choice Outstanding Academic Book for 1988
ISBN: 978-0874135411 $29.99 (paperback)
Author: Alexander Shurbanov
We are so used to calling the plays written by Shakespeare and his contemporaries "poetic drama" that we hardly ever stop to think about the generic meaning of the term. This book is an attempt to explore Shakespeare's artistic achievement as an intricate blend of the dramatic and lyrical modes.
ISBN: 978-1611491425 $85.00
Shakespeare's Sweet Thunder: Essays on the Early Comedies
Editor: Michael J. Collins
This collection of essays examines such topics as the influence of New Comedy on The Comedy of Errors and The Taming of the Shrew; explores the implications for performance of the two versions of The Shrew, as well as examining the woman's part; studies the relationship of Love's Labor's Lost to The Convent of Pleasure, and so forth.
ISBN: 978-1611491715 $75.00
Shakespeare's Tragic Form: Spirit in the Wheel
Author: Robert Lanier Reid
Since about 1960, when five-act division in Shakespeare's plays was strongly disputed, most critics have focused on individual scenes rather than holistic form. This book argues for Shakespeare's use of five acts, arranged in three cycles to form a 2-1-2 pattern. It also examines the role of multiple plots and centers of consciousness, especially in the festive comedies and romances. Additionally, it traces Shakespeare's gradual mastery of the art of epiphany, compares it to Spenser's complementary focus on transcendent reality, and traces in Macbeth the dark mode of Shakespeare's dramaturgical pattern.
ISBN: 978-0874137255 $70.00
Shakespeare's World, World Shakespeares: The Selected Proceedings of the International Shakespeare Association World Congress, Brisbane, 2006
Editors: Richard Fotheringham, Christa Jansohn, and R. S. White
This collection offers twenty-nine essays by many of the world's major scholars of the extraordinary diversity and richness of Shakespeare studies today. It ranges from examinations of the society William Shakespeare himself lived in, to recent films, plays, novels, and operatic adaptations for adults and children in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.
ISBN: 978-1611493269 $95.00
Shapely Bodies: The Image of Porcelain in Eighteenth-Century France
Shifting Subjects: Plural Subjectivity in Contemporary Francophone Women’s Autobiography
Author: Christine A. Jones
Shapely Bodies: The Image of Porcelain in Eighteenth-Century France constructs the first cultural history of porcelain-making in France. It takes its title from two types of "bodies" treated in this study: the craft of porcelain-making that shapes clods of earth into pleasing luxury commodities and the cultural habit among the French elite of forming human bodies into pleasing social subjects through the acquisition of fine things.
Series: Studies in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Art and Culture
ISBN: 978-1611494082 $85.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available
Author: Natalie Edwards
There are many different ways to say "I." This book examines the ways in which four contemporary women writers (Hélène Cixous, Assia Djebar, Gisèle Halimi, and Julia Kristeva) have written their autobiographical "I" as a plural concept. These women refuse the individual "I" of traditional autobiography by developing narrative strategies that multiply the voices in their texts. They similarly cast doubt upon current theorizations of the female self in autobiography by questioning the possibility of plural selfhood in narrative and its seemingly cathartic effects.
ISBN: 978-1611490305 $70.00
Shifting the Scene: Shakespeare in European Culture
Editors: Ladina Bezzola Lambert and Balz Engler
Shifting the Scene
adapts words from one of the Choruses in Henry V
. Its essays try, without denying authority to the text and the theater, to widen the scene of inquiry to include other institutions, such as education, politics, language, and the arts, and to juxtapose the constructions of Shakespeare and his works that have been produced by them.
Series: Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
ISBN: 978-1611492484 $85.00
Shopping: Material Culture Perspectives
Editor: Deborah C. Andrews
The degree to which shopping, or, more broadly, consumerism, is both critiqued and defended in American society confirms the role that commercial goods play in our daily lives. This collection of essays provides case studies depicting selected aspects of this engaging activity. The authors include several historians with diverging specialties, an art historian, an anthropologist, an environmental journalist, a geographer and urban planner, and practicing artists. Each author demonstrates how a material culture perspective—a focus on the relationship between people and their things—can illuminate a specific corner of consumption.
ISBN: 978-1611495171 Forthcoming
Sidney and Junius on Poetry and Printing: From the Margins to the Center
Sidney Godolphin: Servant of the State
Author: Judith Dundas
Franciscus Junius the Younger (1591-1677) is famous as virtually the founder of Germanic philology. But he also composed, at the request of the Earl of Arundel, whom he served as librarian, an influential treatise on the art of painting as it is viewed in ancient literature. We are fortunate to have his recently discovered marginalia to the works of Philip Sidney. It is the relationship between his treatise, The Painting of the Ancients (1638), and his Sidney marginalia that is the focus of the present book.
ISBN: 978-0874139822 $85.00
Author: Roy A. Sundstrom
This work is the first scholarly biography of Sidney Godolphin in over one hundred years, and thus fills a gaping hole in the history of late Stuart England. How Godolphin used his position to mold English diplomacy and military strategy is examined.
ISBN: 978-0874134384 $90.00
Sociable Criticism in England, 1625-1725
Social Structure and Disaster
Authors: Paul Trolander and Zeynep Tenger
Sociable Criticism in England, 1625-1725 explores how for the period 1625 to 1725 cultural practices and discourses of sociability (rules for small-group discussion, friendship discourse, and patron-client relationships) determined the venues within which critical judgments were rendered, disseminated, and received. This study focuses on the interpersonal dimensions of seventeenth-century criticism.
ISBN: 978-0874139693 $75.00
Editor: Gary A. Kreps
In a format of presentation, critique, and commentary, disaster researchers and sociological theorists address basic theoretical issues underlying studies of social structure and disaster. The editor's program of archival research on natural disasters, social movement organizations, and other types of social structure provides a basis for discussion.
ISBN: 978-0874133400 $95.00
Soi-disant: Life Writing In French
Editors: Juliana De Nooy, Joe Hardwick, and Barbara E. Hanna
A cross-section of current work in autobiographical studies, Soi-disant
brings together essays on Raymond Queneau, Georges Perec, Jean Genet, Jeanne Hyvrard, Amlie Nothomb, Yves Navarre, Catherine Pozzi, Marie Bashkirtseff, and the history of Maghreb literature. The book highlights the intertextual nature of autobiographical writing, the ways in which it is shaped by other texts of various genres and bears the traces of these textual intersections.
Series: Monash Romance Studies
ISBN: 978-0874139327 $31.99 (paperback)
Soviet Heroic Poetry in Context: Folklore or Fakelore
Author: Margaret Ziolkowski
Soviet Heroic Poetry in Context
discusses key issues surrounding the composition and recording of folklore as well as its often intensely political aspect and its preoccupation with chimerical cultural authority. These issues are dramatically displayed in Soviet epic compositions of the 1930s and 1940s, the so-called noviny ("new songs"), which took their formal inspiration largely from traditional Russian epic songs, byliny ("songs of the past"), and their narrative content from contemporary, political, and other events in Stalinist Russia.Full Description
ISBN: 978-1611494563 $80.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available
The Spectator: Emerging Discourses
Editor: Donald J. Newman
This book offers the latest scholarship on this influential series of essays. Taking advantage of the insights provided by such critical perspectives as new historicism, feminism, postcolonialism, psychology, postmodernism, and cultural studies, the scholars represented here take a fresh look at The Spectator
and its relation to the changing culture that influenced itand was influenced by it.
ISBN: 978-1611492743 $85.00
Spenser, Milton, and the Redemption of the Epic Hero
Author: Christopher Bond
This book studies the interplay of theology and poetics in the three great epics of early-modern England: the Faerie Queene, Paradise Lost, and Paradise Regained. Bond examines the relationship between the poems' primary heroes, Arthur and the Son, who are godlike, virtuous, and powerful, and the secondary heroes, Redcrosse and Adam, who are human, fallible, and weak. He looks back at the development of this pattern of dual heroism in classical, Medieval, and Italian Renaissance literature, investigates the ways in which Spenser and Milton adapted the model, and demonstrates how the Jesus of Paradise Regained can be seen as the culmination of this tradition.
ISBN: 978-1611490664 $80.00 (hardback)/$38.99 (paperback)/E-Book Available
Spenser's Ovidian Poetics
Author: M. L. Stapleton
In this book Professor Stapleton constructs such a critical history: the annotations of E. K. in The Shepheardes Calender (1579), the Enlightenment editions of The Faerie Queene, the philological mode of the Spenser Variorum (1932–57), and the recent, innovative work of Harry Berger and Colin Burrow.
ISBN: 978-1611491357 $80.00
Sport, Politics, and Literature in the English Renaissance
Author: Gregory M. Colón Semenza
This is the first book-length study of the crucial relationship between sport and the political and imaginative literature of Renaissance England. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, educators, medical practitioners, and military scientists were among the many contemporaries who praised sport as necessary and functional—physiologically beneficial to the individual practitioner, vital to the preparedness of the military, and necessary to the maintenance of traditional class hierarchy.
ISBN: 978-1611492385 $75.00
"The Stage's Glory": John Rich (1692-1761)
Editors: Berta Joncus and Jeremy Barlow
John Rich (1692-1761) was a profoundly influential figure of the eighteenth-century London stage. This volume gives the first comprehensive overview of Rich's multi-faceted career, appreciation of which has suffered from his performing identity as Lun, London's most celebrated Harlequin. Far from the lightweight buffoon that this stereotype has suggested, Rich is revealed as an agent of changes much more enduring than those of his younger contemporary, David Garrick.
ISBN: 978-1611490329 $85.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available
Stages of Dismemberment: The Fragmented Body in Late Medieval and Early Modern Drama
Author: Margaret. E. Owens
With a focus on visual representations of beheading, dismemberment, and mutilation in medieval and early modern drama, Stages of Dismemberment traces the impact of the Reformation on the semiotics of the body. The investigation covers a broad range of plays dating from the fifteenth century to the closing of the theaters in 1642; however, three chapters are devoted to extensive analysis of single plays: R. B.'s Apius and Virginia, Shakespeare's 2 Henry VI, and Marlowe's Doctor Faustus.
ISBN: 978-1611492644 $90.00
Stages of Play: Shakespeare's Theatrical Energies in Elizabethan Performance
Author: Michael W. Shurgot
Stages of Play assumes that Shakespeare wrote scripts for actors and audiences, not texts for readers; and second, that we can best appreciate how Shakespeare's scripts create dramatic meaning by attempting to visualize their performances in the theatrical settings for which they were originally created—the Theatre and the Globe. The argument is presented that with spectators arranged on three sides around the structure, complex and often divergent spectator reactions to the actual performance of the plays were created.
ISBN: 978-0874136142 $80.00
The Staging of Drama in the Medieval Church
Author: Dunbar H. Ogden
Using original rubrics from some 1,200 manuscripts, this book documents performance of the liturgical drama from the tenth through the sixteenth centuries. It lays out the staging space and traces the movements of the performers on architectural ground plans. The rubrics reveal a wealth of information about the creating of character through ecclesiastical vestments and other costumes. It also includes a surprising range of directives for voice, gesture, and dumb show. The book provides a major theatrical source book for students and scholars in the field of drama. Illustrated.
George Freedley Memorial Award, Second Place, Theatre Library Association
ISBN: 978-1611492514 $75.00
The Staging of Romance in Late Shakespeare: Text and Technique
Staging Shakespeare: Essays in Honor of Alan C. Dessen
Author: Christopher J. Cobb
Taking The Winter's Tale as a case study, the book's central chapters demonstrate how Shakespeare tests and transforms the techniques to create the sweeping, restorative transformations of individuals and communities that are central to both earlier dramatic romances and Shakespeare's own romance experiments. The book's three other chapters address the methodologies for study of spectator's experience through a dramatic text, the history of dramatic romance to 1610, and Shakespeare's further experiments with the staging of romance after The Winter's Tale.
ISBN: 978-1611493115 $85.00
Editors: Lena Cowen Orlin and Miranda Johnson-Haddad
The twelve essays in Staging Shakespeare: Essays in Honor of Alan C. Dessen
explore the relationships between Shakespearean pedagogy, performance, and scholarship. The volume consists of four sections: "Acts of Recovery," "Performing the Moment," "Recordings," and "Extensions and Explorations." Throughout the volume the authors examine the ways in which performance criticism and performance studies illuminate our approaches to Shakespeare's plays.
ISBN: 978-1611493245 $85.00
Staring into the Void: Spinoza, Master of Nihilism
Author: Harold Skulsky
This book shows how the architecture of reality as Spinoza saw it rises in stages from a theory of being to prophetically modern theories of the physical world, of causal law, of perceptual and intuitive knowledge, of determinism, of the roots of human motivation, and of kinds of civil society that human nature is capable of sustaining.
ISBN: 978-1611491272 $70.00
State, Stage, Language: The Production of the Subject
Author: Juan Carlos Rodríguez
Translator: Malcolm K. Read
Juan Carlos Rodríguez’s State, Stage, Language
has become one of the classic texts to emerge from the Althusserian tradition. Rodríguez’s project is to analyze the ideological unconscious that always exists, without becoming explicit, in any discursive field.
ISBN: 978-0874130560 $39.99 (paperback)
The Stonemasons of Creuse in Nineteenth-Century Paris
Author: Casey Harison
This book connects the story of a group of migrant workers to the question of why Paris became the nineteenth century's "capital of revolution," and why this stage of the city ended. Casey Harison draws upon research in archives and libraries, including the records of arrests, casualties, and compensation in rebellions, workers' memoirs, police reports, and studies of marchandage
—a hated form of subcontracting whose history paralleled that of the masons.
ISBN: 978-1611490862 $90.00
Strange Communion: Motherland and Masculinity in Tudor Plays, Pamphlets, and Politics
Author: Jacqueline Vanhoutte
Strange Communion concerns the development in Tudor culture of a tendency to identify the common good with the health of the "motherland." Playwrights, polemicists, and politicians relied on maternal representations of England to evoke a sense of common purpose. Vanhoutte examines how such motherland tropes came to describe England, how they changed in response to specific political crises, and how they came, by the end of the sixteenth century, to shape literary ideals of masculinity.
ISBN: 978-0874138320 $75.00
Structures and Subjectivities: Attending to Early Modern Women
Editors: Joan E. Hartman and Adele Seeff
"Structures and Subjectivities" refers to what we can and probably cannot know about women in the early modern period. Scholars study the societal structures their disciplines call attention to; they are left to infer the subjectivities, the lived experience, of women whose lives they attempt to reconstruct. The authors of the essays in the volume, the fifth to emerge from conferences held by the University of Maryland's Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies, place the largest possible meanings on structures.
Series: Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies
ISBN: 978-1611492910 $75.00
Subjects on the World's Stage: Essays on British Literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Editors: David G. Allen and Robert A. White
This collection of essays on British literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance focuses on the point of contact between an artist and society that prompts the literary imagination to respond either with the creation of a new character or with the demonstration of change in an old one.
ISBN: 978-0874135442 $90.00
The Subverting Vision of Bulwer Lytton: Bicentenary Reflections
Sustainability & Historic Preservation: Towards a Holistic View
Editor: Allan Conrad Christensen
While the first essay in this collection analyzes the factors that caused Bulwer to be so highly regarded in his own day, the others deal with one of more of Bulwer's novels, which are related to the contemporary cultural context in Britain and Europe as well as to more recent critical theories. They consider Bulwer's England and the English, his history of Athens, his career as colonial secretary, and the crucial matter of his relationship with his wife. Illustrated.
ISBN: 978-1611492460 $80.00
Editor: Richard Longstreth
Written by specialists from a variety of disciplines—anthropology, architecture, landscape architecture, and urban history among them—the contents explore new realms in which historic preservation and sustainability can have common purpose. This book addresses subjects of concern to many persons engaged in both fields and argues the case for creating a greater spectrum of common ground between them.
ISBN: 978-1611493375 $65.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available
Swift as Priest and Satirist
Editor: Todd C. Parker
These essays re-evaluate Swift in the context of the turbulent religious landscape of eighteenth-century Irish society and of the period's conflicting social and moral theologies, examining how Swift represents religious figures and historical controversies in his texts and theorizes the relationships between religious and literary genres as those relationships give shape to his writings.
ISBN: 978-1611491074 $75.00
Swiftly Sterneward: Essays on Laurence Sterne and His Times in Honor of Melvyn New
Editors: W. B. Gerard, E. Derek Taylor and Robert G. Walker
These thirteen essays have been collected to honor Melvyn New, Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, and are prefaced by a description of his scholarly career of more than forty years. Suggesting the wide-range of that career, the first eight essays offer various critical perspectives on a diverse group of eighteenth-century authors. Laurence Sterne, the primary focus of Professor New's scholarship, is the focus as well of the final five essays.
ISBN: 978-1611490589 $95.00 (hardback)/E-Book Available
The Symbolic Design of Windsor-Forest: Iconography, Pageant, and Prophecy in Pope's Early Work
Author: Pat Rogers
This is the first detailed exploration of one of the earliest major poems by Alexander Pope, Windsor-Forest (1713). The book reveals how Pope used the artistic conventions of the Stuart court, such as masque, architecture, allegorical painting, and heraldry, to create the last great Renaissance poem in English.
ISBN: 978-0874138375 $80.00