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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
Mapping with Words: Anglo-Canadian Literary Cartographies, 1789-1916
Mapping with Words: Anglo-Canadian Literary Cartographies, 1789-1916
Sarah Wylie Krotz

Mapping with Words re-conceptualizes early Canadian settler writing as literary cartography. Examining the multitude of ways in which writers expanded the work of mapmakers, it offers fresh readings of both familiar and obscure texts from the nineteenth century.

Available Jun 2018
Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England
Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England
By Brandon W. Hawk

Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England is the first examination of Christian apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England, focusing on the use of biblical narratives in Old English sermons. This work demonstrates that apocryphal media are a substantial part of the apparatus of Christian tradition inherited by Anglo-Saxons.

Available Jun 2018
Trilingual Joyce: The Anna Livia Variations
Trilingual Joyce: The Anna Livia Variations
By Patrick O’Neill

Trilingual Joyce is a detailed comparative study of James Joyce’s personal involvement in both French and Italian translations of his iconic 1928 text Anna Livia Plurabelle, which later became the eighth chapter of Finnegans Wake.

Available Jun 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
Versailles Meets the Taj Mahal: François Bernier, Marguerite de la Sablière and Enlightening Conversations in Seventeenth-Century France
Versailles Meets the Taj Mahal: François Bernier, Marguerite de la Sablière and Enlightening Conversations in Seventeenth-Century France
By Faith E. Beasley

Challenging the prevailing images of India derived from nineteenth-century "orientalism," Versailles Meets the Taj Mahal identifies and explores the traces that exposure to India left on the cultural artifacts and mindset of France’s "Great Century."

Available May 2018
Lacan with the Philosophers
Lacan with the Philosophers
By Ruth Ronen

Lacan with the Philosophers creates a dialogue between the oeuvre of psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan and philosophy. Major philosophical figures to which Lacan vastly referred are examined around key concepts fundamental to philosophy – being, truth, knowledge, the good, the subject.

Available Apr 2018
Elizabethan Book Publishing and the Makings of Literary Culture
Elizabethan Book Publishing and the Makings of Literary Culture
By Kirk Melnikoff

Outlining the full range of practises that publishers performed, including the acquisition of copy and titles, compiling, alteration to texts, and reissuing, Elizabethan Publishing and the Makings of Literary Culture considers links between the book trade and the literary culture of Elizabethan England.

Available Mar 2018
Iberianism and Crisis: Spain and Portugal at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Iberianism and Crisis: Spain and Portugal at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
By Robert Patrick Newcomb

Robert Patrick Newcomb’s Iberianism and Crisis examines how prominent peninsular essay writers and public intellectuals who were active around the turn of the twentieth century looked to Iberianism to address a succession of political, economic, and social crises that shook the Spanish and Portuguese states to their foundations.

Available Mar 2018
Objects Observed: The Poetry of Things in Twentieth-Century France and America
Objects Observed: The Poetry of Things in Twentieth-Century France and America
By John C. Stout

Objects Observed explores the central place given to the object by a number of poets in France and in America in the twentieth century.

Available Mar 2018