English Literature (19th Century)

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Awful Parenthesis: Suspension and the Sublime in Romantic and Victorian Poetry
Awful Parenthesis: Suspension and the Sublime in Romantic and Victorian Poetry
By Anne C. McCarthy

Examining various aesthetics of suspension in the works of nineteenth-century poets such as Coleridge, Shelley, Tennyson, and Christina Rossetti, Anne C. McCarthy shares important insights into the cultural fascination with the sublime.

Available Jul 2018
The Savage and Modern Self: North American Indians in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture
The Savage and Modern Self: North American Indians in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture
By Robbie Richardson

The Savage and Modern Self examines the representation of North American "Indians" in novels, poetry, plays, and material culture from eighteenth-century Britain.

Available May 2018
Charlotte Lennox: An Independent Mind
Charlotte Lennox: An Independent Mind
By Susan Carlile

Charlotte Lennox (c. 1729–1804) was an eighteenth-century English novelist whose most celebrated work, The Female Quixote (1752), is just one of eighteen works spanning a forty-three year career. Susan Carlile’s critical biography of Lennox focuses on her role as the central figure in the professionalization of authorship in England.

Available Feb 2018
Marking Time: Romanticism and Evolution
Marking Time: Romanticism and Evolution
Edited by Joel Faflak

Marking Time, edited by Joel Faflak, analyses prevailing notions of evolution by tracing its origins to the literary, scientific, and philosophical discourses of the long nineteenth century.

Available Jan 2018
Sporting Cultures, 16501850:
Sporting Cultures, 1650–1850:
Edited by Daniel O’Quinn and Alexis Tadié

Sporting Cultures, 1650–1850 is a collection of essays that charts important developments in the study of sport in the eighteenth century.

Available Dec 2017
Recalling Recitation in the Americas: Borderless Curriculum, Performance Poetry, and Reading
Recalling Recitation in the Americas: Borderless Curriculum, Performance Poetry, and Reading
By Janet Neigh

Recalling Recitation in the Americas focuses on the unexplored relationship between education history and literary form and establishes the far-reaching effects of poetry memorization and recitation on the development of modern performance poetry in North America.

Available Dec 2017
Victorian Jesus: J.R. Seeley, Religion, and the Cultural Significance of Anonymity
Victorian Jesus: J.R. Seeley, Religion, and the Cultural Significance of Anonymity
By Ian Hesketh

Victorian Jesus explores the relationship between historian J. R. Seeley and his publisher Alexander Macmillan as they sought to keep Seeley’s authorship a secret while also trying to exploit the public interest.

Available Nov 2017
Literary / Liberal Entanglements: Toward a Literary History for the Twenty-First Century
Literary / Liberal Entanglements: Toward a Literary History for the Twenty-First Century
Edited by Corrinne Harol and Mark Simpson

In Literary/Liberal Entanglements, Corinne Harol and Mark Simpson bring together ten essays by scholars from a wide range of fields in English studies in order to interrogate the complex, entangled relationship between the history of literature and the history of liberalism.

Published Aug 2017
Bernard Shaw and William Archer
Bernard Shaw and William Archer
Edited by Thomas Postlewait

Bernard Shaw and William Archer is the final volume in the series on the Selected Correspondence of Bernard Shaw. The two colleagues loved to debate with one another in public, and these feisty arguments regularly carried over to the letters, which bear witness to the vital partnership between a theatre critic and a playwright.

Published Aug 2017
Romantic Prophecy and the Resistance to Historicism
Romantic Prophecy and the Resistance to Historicism
By Christopher M. Bundock

In this remarkably erudite work, Christopher Bundock argues that the repeated failure of prophecy in Romantic thought is creative and enables a renewable potential for expression across disciplines.

Published Sep 2016