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The Invention of Deconstruction
Palgrave MacMillan
2013

This book offers an account of the invention and reinvention of deconstruction in literary studies and the humanities more generally. Focusing on the work of Jacques Derrida and Paul de Man, it argues that the early impact of deconstruction was connected to its perceived assault upon truth. Read more...


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Do not ask for the definition of deconstruction; ask for its history. What needs and desires did it meet at the time of its emergence? What kind of threat did it represent? How has our understanding of deconstruction changed over time? This book offers an account of the invention and reinvention of deconstruction in literary studies and the humanities more generally. Focusing on the work of Jacques Derrida and Paul de Man, it argues that the early impact of deconstruction was connected to its perceived assault upon truth. After de Man's death there is a steady insistence in Derrida's work on questions about time – invention, advent, event – and on the distance between them. This book tells the story of this transition from truth to time against a background of some of the most divisive debates of the late-twentieth and early twenty-first century, about politics, history and ethics.

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Mark Currie's Bookshelf

Our Bookshelf contains a large proportion of the books produced by our staff. These include monographs, edited collections, translations, editions, and a range of creative works.

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Ahmed, Rehana sedmodern

Rehana Ahmed

Rehana Ahmed


Writing British Muslims: Religion, Class and Multiculturalism
Manchester University Press
2015

This book examines contemporary literary representations of Muslims by British writers of South Asian Muslim descent - including Salman Rushdie, Hanif Kureishi, Monica Ali and Nadeem Aslam - to explore the contribution they make to urgent questions about multicultural politics and the place of Muslims within Britain. Read more...

Writing British Muslims: Religion, Class and Multiculturalism

2015

Boutcher, Warren sedearly

Warren Boutcher

Warren Boutcher


The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume One
Oxford University Press
2016

This major two-volume study offers an interdisciplinary analysis of Montaigne's Essais and their fortunes in early modern Europe and the modern western university. Volume one focuses on contexts from within Montaigne's own milieu, and on the ways in which his book made him a patron-author or instant classic in the eyes of his editor Marie de Gournay and his promoter Justus Lipsius. Read more...

The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe, Volume One: The Patron-Author

2016

Boutcher, Warren sedearly

Warren Boutcher

Warren Boutcher


The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume Two
Oxford University Press
2016

This major two-volume study offers an interdisciplinary analysis of Montaigne's Essais and their fortunes in early modern Europe and the modern western university. Volume two focuses on the reader-writers across Europe who used the Essais to make their own works, from corrected editions and translations in print, to life-writing and personal records in manuscript. Read more...

The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe, Volume Two: The Reader-Writer

2016

Brotton, Jerry sedearly

Jerry Brotton

This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World

2016

Clemit, Pamela sedmiddle

Pamela Clemit (ed.)

Pamela Clemit (ed.)


William Godwin, St Leon: A Tale of the Sixteenth Century
Pickering & Chatto
1992

In "St Leon" the emphasis is on the individual's powerlessness in the face of momentous historical change. Set during the Protestant Reformation, the novel tells the harrowing tale of an exiled French aristocrat who is given the secrets of the philosopher's stone and the elixir of life. Read more...

William Godwin, 'St Leon'

1992

Clemit, Pamela sedmiddle

Pamela Clemit (ed.)

Pamela Clemit (ed.)


Elizabeth Inchbald, A Simple Story
Penguin
1996

A Simple Story by the actress, playwright and novelist Elizabeth Inchbald has remained enduringly popular and almost continuously in print since its first publication in 1791. Read more...

Elizabeth Inchbald, 'A Simple Story'

1996

Clemit, Pamela sedmiddle

Pamela Clemit

Pamela Clemit


The Godwinian Novel: The Rational Fictions of Godwin, Brockden Brown, Mary Shelley
The Clarendon Press
2001

The Godwinian Novel is a pioneering analysis of the school of fiction inaugurated by William Godwin, and developed in the works of his principal followers, Charles Brockden Brown and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Read more...

The Godwinian Novel: The Rational Fictions of Godwin, Brockden Brown, Mary Shelley

1993 (repr. 2001)

Clemit, Pamela sedmiddle

Pamela Clemit and Gina Luria Walker (eds)

Pamela Clemit and Gina Luria Walker (eds)


William Godwin, Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Broadview
2001

Written during the weeks following Wollstonecraft's early death, Memoirs provides an interpretation of the relations between Wollstonecraft's writings and her personal history, a candid account of her various relationships, and a vindication of her egalitarian intimacy with Godwin. Read more...

William Godwin, 'Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman'

2001

Clemit, Pamela sedmiddle

Pamela Clemit (ed.)

Pamela Clemit (ed.)


William Godwin, Caleb Williams
Oxford University Press
2009

Caleb Williams is a psychological thriller and suspenseful tale of detection and pursuit. Read more...

William Godwin, 'Caleb Williams'

2009

Clemit, Pamela sedmiddle

Pamela Clemit (ed.)

Pamela Clemit (ed.)


The Letters of William Godwin: Volume 1: 1778-1797
Oxford University Press
2011

Publishes for the first time all the letters of this significant social thinker, novelist, and philosopher of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries Read more...

The Letters of William Godwin, Volume I: 1778-1797

2011

Clemit, Pamela sedmiddle

Pamela Clemit (ed.)

Pamela Clemit (ed.)


The Cambridge Companion to British Literature of the French Revolution in the 1790s
Cambridge University Press
2011

This Cambridge Companion highlights the energy, variety and inventiveness of the literature written in response to events in France and the political reaction at home. Read more...

The Cambridge Companion to British Literature of the French Revolution in the 1790s

2011

Clemit, Pamela sedmiddle

Pamela Clemit (ed.)

Pamela Clemit (ed.)


The Letters of William Godwin: Volume II: 1798-1805
Oxford University Press
2014

Publishes for the first time all the letters of this significant social thinker, novelist, and philosopher of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries Read more...

The Letters of William Godwin, Volume II: 1798-1805

2014

Duff, David sedmiddle

David Duff

Romance and Revolution: Shelley and the Politics of a Genre

1994

Duff, David sedmiddle

David Duff

Modern Genre Theory

1999

Duff, David sedmiddle

David Duff and Catherine Jones (eds)

Scotland, Ireland, and the Romantic Aesthetic

2007

Duff, David sedmiddle

David Duff

Romanticism and the Uses of Genre

2013

McBean, Sam sedmodern

Sam McBean

Sam McBean


Feminism's Queer Temporalities
Routledge
2015

Despite feminism’s uneven movements, it has been predominantly understood through metaphors of generations or waves. Feminism's Queer Temporalities builds on critiques of the limitations of this linear model to explore alternative ways of imagining feminism’s timing. Read more...

Feminism's Queer Temporalities

2015

Preston, Claire sedearly

Claire Preston

Claire Preston


The Poetics of Scientific Investigation in Seventeenth-Century England
Oxford University Press
2016

The Poetics of Scientific Investigation in Seventeenth-Century English Literature considers the literary textures of science writing - its rhetorical figures, neologisms, its uses of parody, romance, and various kinds of verse. Read more...

The Poetics of Scientific Investigation in Seventeenth-Century England

2015

Whitehouse, Tessa sedmiddle

Tessa Whitehouse

Tessa Whitehouse


The Textual Culture of English Protestant Dissent 1720-1800
Oxford University Press
2015

Religious dissenters and their literary and social heritage are the principal subjects of this book. At its heart is a group of English men whose activities were local, transcontinental and circum-Atlantic. Drawing on letters, lecture notes, manuscript accounts of academies, and a range of printed texts and paratexts The Textual Culture of English Protestant Dissent 1720-1800 explores the connections between dissent, education, and publishing in the eighteenth century. Read more...

The Textual Culture of English Protestant Dissent 1720-1800

2015

Raymond, Joad sedearly

Joad Raymond (ed.)

An Anthology of the Newsbooks of Revolutionary England, 1641-1660

1993

Bardsley, Julia

Julia Bardsley

Julia Bardsley


'u' see the image of her 'i'
Pop Bard Projects
2014

For the first time Julia Bardsley's compelling body of photographic work is brought together in a publication, including essays by Dominic Johnson, Catherine Silverstone and Andrew Poppy. Read more...

'u' see the image of her 'i'

2014

Davids, Nadia

Nadia Davids

Nadia Davids


An Imperfect Blessing
Umuzi
2014

It is 1993. South Africa is on the brink of total transformation and in Walmer Estate, a busy suburb on the slopes of Devil’s Peak, fourteen-year-old Alia Dawood is about to undergo a transformation of her own. Read more...

An Imperfect Blessing

2014

Ellis, Markman, Coulton, Richard, and Mauger, Matthew sedmiddle

Markman Ellis, Richard Coulton, and Matthew Mauger

Markman Ellis, Richard Coulton and Matthew Mauger


Empire of Tea: The Asian Leaf That Conquered the World
Reaktion Books
2015

Empire of Tea is based on extensive original research, providing a rich cultural history that explores how the British ‘way of tea’ became the norm across the Anglophone world. Read more...

Empire of Tea: The Asian Leaf that Conquered the World

2015

Inchley, Maggie

Maggie Inchley

Maggie Inchley


Voice and New Writing, 1997-2007: Articulating the Demos
Palgrave Macmillan
2015

Voice and New Writing, 1997–2007 uses the voice as a focus for critical enquiry. It explores new writing theatres' claims to 'find' and to represent previously marginalised voices during Tony Blair's decade as Prime Minister. Read more...

Voice and New Writing, Articulating the Demos

2015

James, David sedmodern

David James (ed.)

David James (ed.)


The Cambridge Companion to British Fiction since 1945
Cambridge University Press
2016

This Companion offers a compelling engagement with British fiction from the end of the Second World War to the present day. Read more...

The Cambridge Companion to British Fiction since 1945

2015

Johnson, Dominic

Dominic Johnson

Dominic Johnson


The Art of Living: An Oral History of Performance Art
Palgrave Macmillan
2015

Across a series of twelve in-depth interviews with a diverse range of major artists, Dominic Johnson presents a new oral history of performance art. Read more...

The Art of Living: An Oral History of Performance Art

2015

Watt-Smith, Tiffany

Tiffany Watt-Smith

Tiffany Watt Smith


The Book of Human Emotions: An Encyclopedia of Feeling from Anger to Wanderlust
Profile Books
2015

From anger to wanderlust, each entertaining and informative alphabetical entry reveals the surprising connections and fascinating facts behind our emotional lives. Read more...

The Book of Human Emotions: An Encyclopedia of Feeling from Anger to Wanderlust

2015

Weaver, Harvie

Lois Weaver and Jen Harvie (eds)

Lois Weaver and Jen Harvie (eds)


The Only Way Home is Through the Show: Performance Work of Lois Weaver
Intellect
2015

Lois Weaver is one of the true pioneers in feminist and lesbian performance. The Only Way Home Is Through the Show explores her collaborative work with Split Britches and Spiderwoman as well as her solo projects, performance interventions, and work as a facilitator, teacher, and as Tammy WhyNot. Read more...

The Only Way Home is Through the Show: Performance Work of Lois Weaver

2015

McAvinchey, Caoimhe

Caoimhe McAvinchey and Sue Mayo

Report: 'Wild, Wild Women: Ten Years of Intergenerational Arts Practice at The Women's Library'

2013

McAvinchey, Caoimhe

Caoimhe McAvinchey

Report: 'Making an Invitation: Creative Engagement with the LIFT Living Archive'

2010

McAvinchey, Caoimhe

Caoimhe McAvinchey

Report: 'Our Generations: Report on a Three Year Programme on Intergenerational Arts Projects in Tower Hamlets'

2009

Brotton, Jerry sedearly

Jerry Brotton

Jerry Brotton


Great Maps: The World's Masterpieces Explored and Explained
Dorling Kindersley
2014

In Great Maps, author and historian Jerry Brotton tells the hidden story behind more than 60 of the most significant maps from around the world, picking out key features, stories, and techniques in rich visual detail to reveal the inner meaning buried within the landscape. Read more...

Great Maps: The World's Masterpieces Explored and Explained

2014

Monks, Aoife

Aoife Monks and Ali Maclaurin

Aoife Monks and Ali Maclaurin


Readings in Costume
Palgrave Macmillan
2014

Focussing on costume in performance, this reader brings together key texts, case studies and interviews. Read more...

Readings in Costume

2014

Harvie, Jen, and Paul Allain

Jen Harvie and Paul Allain

Jen Harvie and Paul Allain


The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance, second edition
Routledge
2014

This fully updated second edition contains three easy to use alphabetized sections including over 120 revised entries on topics and people ranging from performance artist Ron Athey, to directors Vsevold Meyerhold and Robert Wilson, megamusicals , postdramatic theatre and documentation. Read more...

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance, 2nd edn

2014

Silverstone, Catherine, and Fintan Walsh (eds)

Catherine Silverstone and Fintan Walsh (eds)

Catherine Silverstone and Fintan Walsh (eds)


Performance Research: On Affirmation
Routledge
2014

This special issue of Performance Research invites contributions that consider relationships between affirmation and performance. Read more...

Performance Research: On Affirmation

2014

Silverstone, Catherine (ed.)

Catherine Silverstone (ed.)

Catherine Silverstone (ed.)


Shakespeare Bulletin: Derek Jarman and the ‘Renaissance’
John Hopkins University Press
2014 (forthcoming)

The Fall 2014 issue of Shakespeare Bulletin is dedicated to Derek Jarman and ‘the Renaissance.’ Read more...

Shakespeare Bulletin: Derek Jarman and the ‘Renaissance’

2014

Watt-Smith, Tiffany

Tiffany Watt-Smith

Tiffany Watt-Smith


On Flinching: Theatricality and Scientific Looking from Darwin to Shell Shock
Oxford University Press
2014

On Flinching focuses on moments in which scientific observers flinched from sudden noises, winced at the sight of an animal's pain or cringed when he was caught looking, as ways to consider a distinctive motif of passionate and gestured looking in the laboratory and beyond. Read more...

On Flinching: Theatricality and Scientific Looking from Darwin to Shell Shock

2014

Taylor, Barbara sedmiddle

Barbara Taylor

Barbara Taylor


The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in our Times
Penguin
2014

The Last Asylum is Barbara Taylor's journey through mental illness and the psychiatric health care system. Read more...

The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in our Times

2014

Harvie, Jen

Jen Harvie and Keren Zaiontz

Jen Harvie


Fair Play: Art, Performance and Neoliberalism
Palgrave Macmillan
2013

Fair Play: Art, Performance and Neoliberalism explores a range of questions relating to contemporary art and performance through the work of important contemporary artists and organizations including Marcus Coates, Phil Collins, Jeremy Deller, Michael Landy, Grayson Perry, Rachel Whiteread, Lone Twin, Punchdrunk, Tate Modern and the National Theatre. Read more...

Contemporary Theatre Review: The Cultural Politics of London 2012

2013

McAvinchey, Caoimhe

Caoimhe McAvinchey (ed.)

Caoimhe McAvinchey


Performance and Community: Commentary and Case Studies
Bloomsbury Publishing
2013

Performance practice in community settings is an established part of the cultural landscape. However, this practice is frequently viewed as functional: an intervention that seeks to solve, educate or heal. Performance and Community presents an alternative vision, focussing, instead, on the aesthetic and political ambitions of artists, organisations and cultural producers committed to this area. Read more...

Performance and Community: Commentary and Case Studies

2013

Hamilton, Paul sedmiddle

Paul Hamilton

Paul Hamilton


Realpoetik: European Romanticism and Literary Politics
Oxford University Press
2013

Realpoetik compares the writings of key German, French, and Italian Romantics, with an eye to their differences from British Romanticism. Read more...

Realpoetik: European Romanticism and Literary Politics

2013

Colclough, David sedearly

David Colclough (ed.)

David Colclough (ed.)


The Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne, Volume III
Oxford University Press
2103; forthcoming

  • The first volume to be published in the new Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne
  • The only in print edition of the sermons
  • This volume contains the fourteen sermons preached by Donne at the court of Charles I, and is the first annotated edition of these sermons
  • Offers freshly-edited and authoritative texts
  • Includes a substantial introductory essay, which sets sermons firmly in the context of their delivery while also analysing their style and Donne's doctrinal positions.
Read more...

The Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne, Volume III

2013

Macdonald, Molly sedmodern

Molly Macdonald

Molly Macdonald


Hegel and Psychoanalysis: A New Interpretation of "Phenomenology of Spirit"
Routledge
2013

Both Hegel's philosophy and psychoanalytic theory have profoundly influenced contemporary thought, but they are traditionally seen to work in separate rather than intersecting universes. This book offers a new interpretation of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit and brings it into conversation with the work of two of the best-known contemporary psychoanalysts, Christopher Bollas and André Green. Read more...

Hegel and Psychoanalysis: A New Interpretation of "Phenomenology of Spirit"

2013

Marsh, Huw sedmodern

Huw Marsh

Huw Marsh


Beryl Bainbridge
Northcote House Publishers Ltd
2014

This study analyses Bainbridge's work in relation to some of the pressing debates in post-war literary studies. It frames Bainbridge's work within her life and times, describing her unique approach to fictionalising her own past and Britain's more distant historical past. Read more...

Beryl Bainbridge

2014

Raymond, Joad (ed.) sedearly

Joad Raymond, Roeland Harms, and Jeroen Salman (eds)

Joad Raymond, Roeland Harms, and Jeroen Salman (eds)


Not Dead Things: The Dissemination of Popular Print in England and Wales, Italy, and the Low Countries, 1500-1820
Brill
2013

This collection of essays, which emerges from transnational dialogues about pedlars and commerce and communication, examines the various means by which cheap print moved across Europe, and the cultural and material and economic premises of the European landscape of print. Read more...

Not Dead Things: The Dissemination of Popular Print in England and Wales, Italy, and the Low Countries, 1500-1820

2013

Atkin, Tamara sedearly

Tamara Atkin

Tamara Atkin


The Drama of Reform: Theology and Theatricality
Brepols Publishers
2013

The Drama of Reform examines the relationship between drama and religion, between theatricality and theology in England before and during the Reformation. Read more...

The Drama of Reform: Theology and Theatricality, 1461-1553

2013

Ahnert, Ruth sedearly

Ruth Ahnert

Ruth Ahnert


The Rise of Prison Literature in the Sixteenth Century
Cambridge University Press
2013

Examining works by some of the most famous prisoners from the early modern period including Thomas More, Lady Jane Grey and Thomas Wyatt, Ruth Ahnert presents the first major study of prison literature dating from this era. She argues that the English Reformation established the prison as an influential literary sphere. Read more...

The Rise of Prison Literature in the Sixteenth Century

2013

Harvie, Jen

Jen Harvie

Jen Harvie


Fair Play: Art, Performance and Neoliberalism
Palgrave Macmillan
2013

Fair Play: Art, Performance and Neoliberalism explores a range of questions relating to contemporary art and performance through the work of important contemporary artists and organizations including Marcus Coates, Phil Collins, Jeremy Deller, Michael Landy, Grayson Perry, Rachel Whiteread, Lone Twin, Punchdrunk, Tate Modern and the National Theatre. Read more...

Fair Play: Art, Performance and Neoliberalism

2013

Ridout, Nicholas

Nicholas Ridout

Nicholas Ridout


Passionate Amateurs: Theatre, Communism, and Love
University of Michigan Press
2013

Passionate Amateurs tells a new story about modern theater: the story of a romantic attachment to theater’s potential to produce surprising experiences of human community. Read more...

Passionate Amateurs: Theatre, Communism, and Love

2013

Johnson, Dominic (ed.)

Dominic Johnson (ed.)

Dominic Johnson (ed.)


Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey
University of Chicago Press
2013

This landmark publication includes Athey’s own writings, commissioned essays by maverick artists and leading academics, and full-color images of Athey’s art and performances since the early 1980s. Read more...

Pleading in the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey

2013

Escolme, Bridget

Bridget Escolme

Bridget Escolme


Emotional Excess on the Shakespearean Stage: Passion's Slaves
Arden Shakespeare
2013; forthcoming

Emotional Excess on the Shakespearean Stage demonstrates the links made between excess of emotion and madness in the early modern period. Read more...

Emotional Excess on the Shakespearean Stage: Passion's Slaves

2013

Boffey, Julia, and A. S. G. Edwards (eds) sedearly

Julia Boffey and A. S. G. Edwards (eds)

Julia Boffey and A.S.G. Edwards (eds)


A Companion to Fifteenth-Century English Poetry
D.S. Brewer
2013

This collection of seventeen original essays by leading authorities offers, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the significant authors and important aspects of fifteenth-century English poetry. Read more...

A Companion to Fifteenth-Century English Poetry

2013

Valman, Nadia, Jonathan M. Hess, and Maurice Samuels (eds) sedmiddle

Nadia Valman, Jonathan M. Hess, and Maurice Samuels (eds)

Nadia Valman, Jonathan M. Hess, and Maurice Samuels (eds)


Nineteenth Century Jewish Literature: A Reader
Princeton University Press
2013

Offering unique insights into the hopes and fears of Jews experiencing the dramatic impact of modernity, the literature collected in this book will provide compelling reading for all those interested in modern Jewish history and culture, whether general readers, students, or scholars. Read more...

Nineteenth Century Jewish Literature: A Reader

2013

Currie, Mark sedmodern

Mark Currie

Mark Currie


The Invention of Deconstruction
Palgrave MacMillan
2013

This book offers an account of the invention and reinvention of deconstruction in literary studies and the humanities more generally. Focusing on the work of Jacques Derrida and Paul de Man, it argues that the early impact of deconstruction was connected to its perceived assault upon truth. Read more...

The Invention of Deconstruction

2013

Maxwell, Catherine, and Stefano Evangelista (eds) sedmiddle

Catherine Maxwell and Stefano Evangelista (eds)

Catherine Maxwell and Stefano Evangelista (eds)


Algernon Charles Swinburne: Unofficial Laureate
Manchester University Press
2013

This collection of eleven new essays by leading international scholars offers a thorough revaluation of Algernon Charles Swinburne, a fascinating and complex figure. The essays in this collection reassess Swinburne’s work and reconstruct his vital and often provocative contribution to the Victorian cultural debate. Read more...

Algernon Charles Swinburne: Unofficial Laureate

2013

James, David, and Andrzej Gasiorek (eds) sedmodern

David James and Andrzej Gasiorek (eds)

Fiction since 2000: Postmillenial Commitments

2012

James, David, and Jeannette Baxter (eds) sedmodern

David James and Jeannette Baxter (eds)

David James and Jeannette Baxter (eds)


Andrea Levy: Contemporary Critical Perspectives
Continuum T & T Clark
2014

This critical guide surveys a wide range of current critical perspectives on Levy's work. With chapters written by leading established and emerging scholars the book explores issues of literary form, diasporic literature and cultural value, as well as the BBC TV adaptation of Small Island. Read more...

Andrea Levy: Contemporary Critical Perspectives

2014

Barrell, John sedmiddle

John Barrell

John Barrell


Edward Pugh of Ruthin, 1763-1813: 'A Native Artist'
University of Wales Press
2013

Edward Pugh of Ruthin 1763–1813 is the first book to consider the work of this nearly forgotten Welsh artist and writer in detail, linking the history of art in Wales with the social history of the country. Read more...

Edward Pugh of Ruthin, 1763-1813: 'A Native Artist'

2013

Boffey, Julia, and Janet Cowen (eds) sedearly

Julia Boffey and Janet Cowen (eds)

Chaucer and Fifteenth-Century Poetry

1991

Johnson, Dominic (ed.)

Dominic Johnson (ed.)

Dominic Johnson (ed.)


Critical Live Art: Contemporary Histories of Performance in the UK
Routledge
2013

Through essays by leading scholars and critical interviews with influential artists in the sector, Critical Live Art addresses the historical and cultural specificity of contemporary experimental performance, and explores the diversity of practices that are carried out, programmed, read or taught as Live Art. Read more...

Critical Live Art: Contemporary Histories of Performance in the UK

2013

Davids, Nadia

Nadia Davids

At Her Feet: A Play

2009

Davids, Nadia

Nadia Davids

Cissie: A Play

2009

Escolme, Bridget

Bridget Escolme

Bridget Escolme


Talking to the Audience: Shakespeare, Performance, Self
Routledge
2005

This unique study investigates the ways in which the staging convention of direct address can construct selfhood, for Shakespeare's characters. Read more...

Talking to the Audience: Shakespeare, Performance, Self

2005

Escolme, Bridget

Bridget Escolme

Bridget Escolme


Antony and Cleopatra: A Guide to the Text and its Theatrical Life
Palgrave Macmillan
2006

This Shakespeare Handbook offers a stimulating and accessible guide to Antony and Cleopatra as theatre. It focuses on the challenges of bringing the notorious lovers and their world to the stage, and explores both recent and Renaissance theatrical approaches. Read more...

Antony and Cleopatra: A Guide to the Text and its Theatrical Life

2006

Escolme, Bridget, and Stuart Hampton-Reeves (eds)

Bridget Escolme and Stuart Hampton-Reeves (eds)

Bridget Escolme and Stuart Hampton-Reeves (eds)


Shakespeare & the Making of Theatre
Palgrave Macmillan
2012

A highly engaging text that approaches Shakespeare as a maker of theatre, as well as a writer of literature. Read more...

Shakespeare & the Making of Theatre

2012

Harvie, Jen, and Dan Rebellato (eds)

Jen Harvie and Dan Rebellato (eds)

'Globalisation and Theatre', a special issue of 'Contemporary Theatre Review'

2006

Harvie, Jen

Jen Harvie

Jen Harvie


Theatre & the City
Palgrave Macmillan
2009

Theatre& the City explores how relationships between theatre, performance and the city affect social power dynamics, ideologies and people's sense of identity. Read more...

Theatre & the City

2009

Harvie, Jen

Jen Harvie

Jen Harvie


Staging the UK
Manchester University Press
2005

‘Staging the UK' examines some of the most important performance in Britain from the mid-1980s into the new millennium. Read more...

Staging the UK

2005

Harvie, Jen, and Paul Allain

Jen Harvie and Paul Allain

Jen Harvie and Paul Allain


The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance
Routledge
2006

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance provides an informative and engaging introduction to the significant people, events, concepts and practices that have defined the complementary fields of theatre and performance studies. Read more...

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance

2006

Harvie, Jen, and Andy Lavender (eds)

Jen Harvie and Andy Lavender (eds)

Jen Harvie and Andy Lavender (eds)


Making Contemporary Theatre: International Rehearsal Processes
Manchester University Press
2010

Making contemporary theatre reveals how some of the most significant international contemporary theatre is actually made. Read more...

Making Contemporary Theatre: International Rehearsal Processes

2010

Heritage, Paul

Paul Heritage

Encounters Beyond Text

2011

Heritage, Paul and Colin Teevan

Paul Heritage and Colin Teevan

Amazônia

2008

Heritage, Paul

Paul Heritage

Intense Dreams: Reflections on Brazilian Culture and Performance

2009

Johnson, Dominic (ed.)

Dominic Johnson (ed.)

Dominic Johnson (ed.)


Franko B, Blinded by Love
Damiani
2007

The works documented in Blinded by Love reflect Franko B’s recent decision to abandon the blood practice and turn his research towards new strategies. Read more...

Franko B, Blinded by Love

2007

Ingleby, Matthew

Matthew Ingleby and Matthew Beaumont (eds) sedmiddle

Matthew Beaumont and Matthew Ingleby (eds)


G. K. Chesterton, London and Modernity
Bloomsbury Academic
2013

G. K. Chesterton, London and Modernity is the first book to explore the persistent theme of the city in Chesterton's writing. Situating him in relation to both Victorian and Modernist literary paradigms, the book explores a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to address the way his imaginative investments and political interventions conceive urban modernity and the central figure of London. Read more...

G. K. Chesterton, London and Modernity

2013

Johnson, Dominic (ed.)

Dominic Johnson (ed.)

Dominic Johnson (ed.)


Manuel Vason, Encounters: Performance, Photography, Collaboration
Arnolfini Gallery Ltd
2007

Encounters brings together exciting new critical essays on Vason’s collaborative images by Rebecca Schneider, Tracey Warr and Kate Random Love together with specially commissioned writings on the collaborative process by a range of performance practitioners. Read more...

Manuel Vason, Encounters: Performance, Photography, Collaboration

2007

Johnson, Dominic

Dominic Johnson

Dominic Johnson


Glorious Catastrophe: Jack Smith, Performance and Visual Culture
Manchester University Press
2012

Glorious catastrophe presents a detailed critical analysis of the work of Jack Smith from the early 1960s until his AIDS-related death in 1989. Dominic Johnson argues that Smith’s work offers critical strategies for rethinking art’s histories after 1960. Read more...

Glorious Catastrophe: Jack Smith, Performance and Visual Culture

2012

Johnson, Dominic

Dominic Johnson

Dominic Johnson


Theatre & the Visual
Palgrave Macmillan
2012

Theatre & the Visual argues that theatre studies' preoccupation with problems arising from textual analysis has compromised a fuller, political consideration of the visual. Read more...

Theatre & the Visual

2012

McAvinchey, Caoimhe

Caoimhe McAvinchey

Caoimhe McAvinchey


Theatre & Prison
Palgrave Macmillan
2011

Theatre and Prison investigates how theatre-makers stage critical questions about the use of prison in society. Read more...

Theatre & Prison

2011

McKinnie, Michael (ed.)

Michael McKinnie (ed.)

Michael McKinnie (ed.)


Space and the Geographies of Theatre
Playwrights Canada Press
2007

Volume 9 in the series Critical Perspectives on Canadian Theatre in English. Read more...

Space and the Geographies of Theatre

2007

McKinnie, Michael

Michael McKinnie

Michael McKinnie


City Stages: Theatre and Urban Space in a Global City
University of Toronto Press
2007

In every major city, there exists a complex exchange between urban space and the institution of the theatre. City Stages is an interdisciplinary and materialist analysis of this relationship as it has existed in Toronto since 1967. Read more...

City Stages: Theatre and Urban Space in a Global City

2007

Ridout, Nicholas

Nicholas Ridout

Nicholas Ridout


Stage Fright, Animals, and Other Theatrical Problems
Cambridge University Press
2006

Why do actors get stage fright? What is so embarrassing about joining in? Why not work with animals and children, and why is it so hard not to collapse into helpless laughter when things go wrong? Nicholas Ridout attempts to explain the relationship between these apparently unwanted and anomalous phenomena and the wider social and political meanings of the modern theatre. Read more...

Stage Fright, Animals, and Other Theatrical Problems

2006

Ridout, Nicholas, and Joe Kelleher (eds)

Nicholas Ridout and Joe Kelleher (eds)

Nicholas Ridout and Joe Kelleher (eds)


Contemporary Theatres in Europe: A Critical Companion
Routledge
2006

Through specific examples, case studies and essays by specialist writers, academics, and a new generation of theatre researchers, this collection of specially commissioned essays looks at current theatre practices across Europe. Read more...

Contemporary Theatres in Europe: A Critical Companion

2006

Ridout, Nicholas

Nicholas Ridout

Nicholas Ridout


Theatre & Ethics
Palgrave Macmillan
2009

Theatre & Ethics is about how to act. It explores theatre as a practice through which we experiment with ethical action. Read more...

Theatre & Ethics

2009

Silverstone, Catherine, and Sarah Annes Brown (eds)

Catherine Silverstone and Sarah Annes Brown (eds)

Catherine Silverstone and Sarah Annes Brown (eds)


Tragedy in Transition
Wiley-Blackwell
2007

Tragedy in Transition is an innovative and exciting introduction to the theory and practice of tragedy. Read more...

Tragedy in Transition

2007

Silverstone, Catherine

Catherine Silverstone

Catherine Silverstone


Shakespeare, Trauma, and Contemporary Performance
Routledge
2011

Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance examines how contemporary performances of Shakespeare’s texts on stage and screen engage with violent events and histories. Read more...

Shakespeare, Trauma, and Contemporary Performance

2011

Weaver, Lois

Lois Weaver (contributor)

Lois Weaver (contributor)


Split Britches: Lesbian Practice/Feminist Performance
Routledge
1996

The Split Britches theatre company have led the way in innovative and challenging lesbian performance for the last decade. Split Britches: Lesbian Practice/Feminist Performance is a long awaited celebration of the theatre and writing of Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw and Deborah Margolin, who make up this outstanding troupe. Read more...

Split Britches: Lesbian Practice/Feminist Performance

1996

Welton, Martin

Martin Welton

Martin Welton


Feeling Theatre
Palgrave Macmillan
2011

In idiomatic English 'feel', as both verb ('to feel...') and noun ('the feel of...'), describes an affective continuum whose terms range from the particularity of various emotional states to an indistinct movement on the threshold of language. Feeling Theatre explores the range of this continuum from a variety of positions both inside and outside of the theatre itself. Read more...

Feeling Theatre

2011

Bari, Shahidha K. sedmiddle

Shahidha Bari

Shahidha Bari


Keats and Philosophy: The Life of Sensations
Routledge
2012

Exploring Keats’s own Romantic accounts of feeling and thinking, this study draws a connection between poetry and the phenomenological branches of modern philosophy. The study takes Keats’s poetic evocation of touching hands, wandering feet, beating hearts and breathing bodies as a descriptive elaboration of consciousness and a phenomenological account of experience. Read more...

Keats and Philosophy: The Life of Sensations

2012

Barrell, John sedmiddle

John Barrell

John Barrell


Imagining the King's Death: Figurative Treason, Fantasies of Regicide, 1793-96
Oxford University Press
2000

How easy was it to distinguish between fantasising about the death of George III and 'imagining' it, in the legal sense of 'intending' or 'designing'? John Barrell examines this question in the context of the political trials of the mid-1790s and the controversies they generated. Read more...

Imagining the King's Death: Figurative Treason, Fantasies of Regicide, 1793-96

2000

Barrell, John sedmiddle

John Barrell

John Barrell


The Spirit of Despotism: Invasions of Privacy in the 1790s
Oxford University Press
2006

In this brilliant, engagingly written, and profusely illustrated book, John Barrell, well-known for his studies of the history, literature, and art of the period, argues that the conflict between the ancien regime in Britain and the emerging democratic movement was so fundamental that it could not be contained within what had previously been thought of as the 'normal' arena of politics. Read more...

The Spirit of Despotism: Invasions of Privacy in the 1790s

2006

Barrett, Michèle sedmodern

Michèle Barrett

Michèle Barrett


The Politics of Truth: From Marx to Foucault
Polity Press
1992

The concept of ideology - traditionally one of Marxism's most persuasive ideas - has recently been subjected to devastating criticism. Michèle Barrett shows that Marx's own writings offer a confusing array of possible approaches to 'ideology', which the classical Marxist tradition consolidated as 'mystification that serves class interests'. Read more...

The Politics of Truth: From Marx to Foucault

1992

Barrett, Michèle sedmodern

Michèle Barrett

Michèle Barrett


Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived the First World War
Verso
2007

In this powerful new book, Michèle Barrett uncovers the lives of five ordinary soldiers who endured the “war to end all wars,” and how they dealt with its horrors, both at the front and after the war’s end. Read more...

Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived the First World War

2007

Barrett, Michèle (ed.) sedmodern

Michèle Barrett (ed.)

Michèle Barrett (ed.)


Virginia Woolf
A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas
Penguin
1993

In A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas, Virginia Woolf considers with energy and wit the implications of the historical exclusion of women from education and from economic independence. Read more...

Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas

1993

Barrett, Michèle sedmodern

Michèle Barrett

Michèle Barrett


Imagination in Theory: Essays on Writing and Culture
Polity Press
1999

Imagination in Theory contains both new and published work focusing on Barrett's long-standing interest in cultural questions, and shows how this informs her analysis of current developments in social and feminist theory. Read more...

Imagination in Theory: Essays on Writing and Culture

1999

Barrett, Michèle sedmodern

Michèle Barrett

Michèle Barrett


Virginia Woolf: Women and Writing
Harcourt Brace
1979

This collection of essays and other writings does justice to Virginia Woolf's reputation as a major essayist and critic, it offers appraisals of Aphra Behn, Charlotte Bronte and Katherine Mansfield amongst others. Read more...

Virginia Woolf: Women and Writing

1979

Barrett, Michèle, and Anne Phillips (eds) sedmodern

Michèle Barrett and Anne Phillips (eds)

Michèle Barrett and Anne Phillips (eds)


Destabilizing Theory: Contemporary Feminist Debates
Stanford University Press
1992

Offering unique insights into the hopes and fears of Jews experiencing the dramatic impact of modernity, the literature collected in this book will provide compelling reading for all those interested in modern Jewish history and culture, whether general readers, students, or scholars. Read more...

Destabilizing Theory: Contemporary Feminist Debates

1992

Barrett, Michèle, and Duncan Barrett

Michèle Barrett and Duncan Barrett

Michèle Barrett and Duncan Barrett


Star Trek: The Human Frontier
Polity Press
2000

Witten for both the true Trekker and the complete novice, Star Trek: The Human Frontier is that rare work of cultural studies, informed by the knowledge of literature, social thought, and popular culture. Read more...

Star Trek: The Human Frontier sedmodern

2000

Boffey, Julia (ed.) sedearly

Julia Boffey (ed.)

Julia Boffey (ed.)


Fifteenth-Century English Dream Visions: An Anthology
Oxford University Press
2003

This anthology provides new editions of five fifteenth-century English poems framed as dreams, and demonstrates the energy with which this influential medieval form was explored by post-Chaucerian writers. Read more...

Fifteenth-Century English Dream Visions: An Anthology

2003

Boffey, Julia, and Virginia Davis (eds sedearly)

Julia Boffey and Virginia Davis (eds)

Julia Boffey and Virginia Davis (eds)


Recording Medieval Lives
Shaun Tyas
2009

This volume publishes the proceedings of the 2005 Harlaxton Symposium, which explored the variety of forms in which medieval lives were recorded, and some of the many considerations which determined how such records were prompted or shaped. Read more...

Recording Medieval Lives

2009

Boffey, Julia sedearly

Julia Boffey

Julia Boffey


Manuscript and Print in London, c. 1475-1530
British Library
2012

This study explores the continuing relationship between manuscript and printed material in London after Caxton’s establishment of a printing business at Westminster in 1476, and the different ways in which people adapted to the availability of new technology. Read more...

Manuscript and Print in London, c. 1475-1530

2012

Boffey, Julia, and A. S. G. Edwards sedearly

Julia Boffey and A. S. G. Edwards

Julia Boffey and A. S. G. Edwards


A New Index of Middle English Verse
British Library
2005

This book was originally published in 1943. It has been replaced by this new index, offering a first-line listing of all surviving verse recorded between c.1150 and 1500. Read more...

A New Index of Middle English Verse

2005

Boffey, Julia, J. B. Trapp, and Douglas Gray (eds) sedearly

Julia Boffey, J. B. Trapp and Douglas Gray (eds)

Julia Boffey, J. B. Trapp and Douglas Gray (eds))


Medieval English Literature, 2nd edn
Oxford University Press
2002

This succinct and authoritative anthology of medieval English literature is the first volume of The Oxford Anthology of English Literature, Second Edition. Emphasizing texts that give students first-hand access to significant aspects of the Middle Ages, this collection reveals the vast riches of medieval literature in English, from Anglo-Saxon times to the fifteenth century. Read more...

Medieval English Literature, 2nd edn

2002

Boffey, Julia, and Pamela King (eds) sedearly

Julia Boffey and Pamela King (eds)

Julia Boffey and Pamela King (eds)


London and Europe in the Later Middle Ages
Brepols
1995

This publication covers many aspects of London's history and culture from the twelfth to the early sixteenth centuries. Read more...

London and Europe in the Later Middle Ages

1995

Brady, Andrea sedearly

Andrea Brady

Andrea Brady


English Funerary Elegy in the Seventeenth Century: Laws in Mourning
Palgrave MacMillan
2006

This book situates elegy's conventions with the rituals of rhetoric and mourning. Drawing on anthropology to analyze transitional rites, charisma, and the performance of grief, it offers new readings of famous poems, as well as little-known texts published in manuscript and popular print. Read more...

English Funerary Elegy in the Seventeenth Century: Laws in Mourning

2006

Brady, Andrea sedmodern

Andrea Brady

Andrea Brady


Mutability
Seagull
2012

A chronicle of motherhood and infancy, Brady’s Mutability marks the excesses of attention and love in this unique relationship, the gradual unfurling of one person into two. Read more...

Mutability

2012

Brady, Andrea sedmodern

Andrea Brady

Andrea Brady


Wildfire
Krupskaya
2010

Wildfire is a verse essay. It is trying to persuade us, to recognize that certain catastrophes and felicities are not inevitable. Read more...

Wildfire

2010

Brady, Andrea, and Emily Butterworth (eds) sedearly

Andrea Brady and Emily Butterworth (eds)

Andrea Brady and Emily Butterworth (eds)


The Uses of the Future in Early Modern Europe
Routledge
2009

Examining poetry, architecture, colonial exploration, technology, drama, satire, wills, childbirth and deathbed rituals, humanism, religious radicalism and republicanism, this collection provides new readings of canonical early modern texts and insights into popular culture. Read more...

The Uses of the Future in Early Modern Europe

2009

Brotton, Jerry sedearly

Jerry Brotton

Jerry Brotton


The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction
Oxford University Press
2006

This wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale, alongside a darker side of religion, intolerance, slavery, and massive inequality of wealth and status. Read more...

The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

2006

Brotton, Jerry sedearly

Jerry Brotton

Jerry Brotton


The Renaissance Bazaar: From the Silk Road to Michelangelo
Oxford University Press
2002

This is a timely and controvesial book that explodes the myth of the European Renaissance as a founding moment of cultural superiority: it was a time when East and West encountered each other as equals. Read more...

The Renaissance Bazaar: From the Silk Road to Michelangelo

2002

Brotton, Jerry, and Lisa Jardine sedearly

Jerry Brotton and Lisa Jardine

Jerry Brotton and Lisa Jardine


Global Interests: Renaissance Art between East and West
Cornell University Press
2003

In this groundbreaking, highly provocative examination of the Renaissance, Jerry Brotton and Lisa Jardine raise questions about the formation of cultural identity in Western Europe. Through an analysis of the circulation of art and luxury objects, the authors challenge the view that Renaissance culture defined itself in large part against an exotic, dangerous, always marginal East. Read more...

Global Interests: Renaissance Art between East and West

2003

Brotton, Jerry sedearly

Jerry Brotton

Jerry Brotton


The Sale of the Late King's Goods: Charles I and his Art Collection
Macmillan
2006

Set against the backdrop of war, revolution, and regicide, and moving from London to Venice, Mantua, Madrid, Paris and the Low Countries, Jerry Brotton’s colourful and critically acclaimed book explores the formation and dispersal of King Charles I’s art collection. Read more...

The Sale of the Late King's Goods: Charles I and his Art Collection

2006

Brotton, Jerry sedearly sedmiddle sedmodern

Jerry Brotton

Jerry Brotton


A History of the World in Twelve Maps
Allen Lane
2012

In this scintillating book, Jerry Brotton examines the significance of 12 maps - from the mystical representations of ancient history to the satellite-derived imagery of today. He vividly recreates the environments and circumstances in which each of the maps was made, showing how each conveys a highly individual view of the world. Read more...

A History of the World in Twelve Maps

2012

Colclough, David sedearly

David Colclough

David Colclough


Freedom of Speech in Early Stuart England
Cambridge University Press
2005

This book discusses a central chapter in the history of free speech in the Western world. The nature and limits of freedom of speech prompted sophisticated debate in a wide range of areas in the early seventeenth century; it was one of the 'liberties of the subject' fought for by individuals and groups across the political landscape. David Colclough argues that freedom of speech was considered to be a significant civic virtue during this period. Read more...

Freedom of Speech in Early Stuart England

2005

Colclough, David (ed.) sedearly

David Colclough (ed.)

David Colclough (ed.)


John Donne's Professional Lives
D. S. Brewer
2003

A tightly focussed series of essays by scholars of international reputation and younger experts in the field, John Donne's Professional Lives contains new discoveries and fresh interpretations. It offers a revisionist interpretation of Donne's career and makes a polemical case for studying the full range of his writings. Read more...

John Donne's Professional Lives

2003

Currie, Mark sedmodern

Mark Currie

Mark Currie


The Unexpected: Narrative Temporality and the Philosophy of Surprise
Edinburgh University Press
2012

This new study asks how stories affect the way we think about time and, in particular, how they condition thinking about the future. Focusing on surprise and the unforeseeable, the book argues that stories are mechanisms that reconcile what is taking place with what will have been. Read more...

The Unexpected: Narrative Temporality and the Philosophy of Surprise

2012

Currie, Mark sedmodern

Mark Currie

Mark Currie


Postmodern Narrative Thoery
Palgrave MacMillan
2011

In this revised, updated and expanded new edition of an established text, Mark Currie explores a range of central questions and guides students through the complex theories that have shaped the study of narrative in recent decades. Read more...

Postmodern Narrative Theory

2011

Currie, Mark sedmodern

Mark Currie

Mark Currie


About Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time
Edinburgh University Press
2007

About Time brings together ideas about time from narrative theory and philosophy. It argues that literary criticism and narratology have approached narrative primarily as a form of retrospect, and demonstrates through a series of arguments and readings that anticipation and other forms of projection into the future offer new analytical perspectives to narrative criticism and theory. Read more...

About Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time

2007

Ellis, Markman sedmiddle

Markman Ellis, Brycchan Carey, and Sarah Salih (eds)

Markman Ellis, Brycchan Carey, and Sarah Salih (eds)


Discourses of Slavery and Abolition: Writing in Britain and its Colonies 1660-1832
Palgrave
2004

Discourses of Slavery and Abolition brings together for the first time the most important strands of current thinking on the relationship between slavery and categories of writing, oratory, and visual culture in the 'long' eighteenth century. Read more...

Discourses of Slavery and Abolition: Writing in Britain and its Colonies 1660-1832

2004

Ellis, Markman sedmiddle

Markman Ellis

Markman Ellis


The Coffee House: A Cultural History
Weidenfeld and Nicolson
2004

For a hundred years the coffee-house occupied the centre of urban life. Merchants held auctions of goods, writers and poets conducted discussions, scientists demonstrated experiments and gave lectures, philanthropists deliberated reforms. Coffee-houses thus played a key role in the explosion of political, financial, scientific and literary change in the 18th century. Read more...

The Coffee House: A Cultural History

2004

Ellis, Markman sedmiddle

Markman Ellis

Markman Ellis


The History of Gothic Fiction
Edinburgh University Press
2000

The History of Gothic Fiction debates the rise of the genre from its origins in the late eighteenth-century novel through nineteenth-century fictions of tyrants, monsters, conspirators and vampires to the twentieth-century zombie film. Read more...

The History of Gothic Fiction

2000

Ellis, Markman sedmiddle

Markman Ellis

Markman Ellis


The Politics of Sensibility: Race, Gender and Commerce in the Sentimental Novel
Cambridge University Press
1996

By investigating the significance of political material in the fictional text, and by exploring the ways in which the novels themselves take part in historical disputes, Ellis shows that the sentimental novel was a political tool of considerable cultural significance. Read more...

The Politics of Sensibility: Race, Gender and Commerce in the Sentimental Novel

1996

Ellis, Markman, and Ann Lewis (eds) sedmiddle

Markman Ellis and Ann Lewis (eds)

Markman Ellis and Ann Lewis (eds)


Prostitution and Eighteenth-Century Culture
Pickering and Chatto
2011

This collection of essays focuses on the variety of ways in which those involved in the sex trade were represented in the literary and popular culture of the eighteenth-century, across different art forms and highlighting contradictory interpretations. Read more...

Prostitution and Eighteenth-Century Culture

2011

Gilmour, Rachael, and Schwarz, Bill (eds) sedmodern

Rachael Gilmour and Bill Schwarz (eds)

Rachael Gilmour and Bill Schwarz (eds)


End of Empire and the English Novel since 1945
Manchester University Press
2011

This first book-length study explores the history of postwar England during the end of empire through a reading of novels which appeared at the time, moving from George Orwell and William Golding to Penelope Lively, Alan Hollinghurst and Ian McEwan. Read more...

End of Empire and the English Novel since 1945

2011

Gilmour, Rachael sedmodern

Rachael Gilmour

Rachael Gilmour


Grammars of Colonialism: Representing Languages in Colonial South Africa
Palgrave
2006

The study of languages was crucial to the development and maintenance of colonial power in eighteenth- and nineteenth- century South Africa. Grammars of Colonialism provides an overview of colonial linguistics in the region from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, before proceeding to a detailed study of representations of the Bantu languages Xhosa and Zulu from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the 1870s. Read more...

Grammars of Colonialism: Representing Languages in Colonial South Africa

2006

Halliday, Sam sedmiddle

Sam Halliday

Sam Halliday


Science and Technology in the Age of Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, and James: Thinking and Writing Electricity
Palgrave
2007

This book reveals the full extent of electricity's significance in Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century literature and culture. Read more...

Science and Technology in the Age of Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, and James: Thinking and Writing Electricity

2007

Halliday, Sam sedmodern

Sam Halliday

Sam Halliday


Sonic Modernity: Representing Sound in Literature, Culture and the Arts
Edinburgh University Press
2013

Drawing on a wealth of texts and thinkers, the book shows the distinctive nature of sonic cultures in modernity. Arguing that these cultures are not reducible to sound alone, the book further shows that these encompass representations of sound in 'other' media: especially literature; but also, cinema and painting. Read more...

Sonic Modernity: Representing Sound in Literature, Culture and the Arts

2013

Hamilton, Paul sedmiddle

Paul Hamilton

Paul Hamilton


Metaromanticism: Aesthetics, Literature, Theory
Chicago University Press
2003

This bracing study redefines romanticism in terms of its philosophical habits of self-consciousness. According to Paul Hamilton, metaromanticism, or the ways in which writers of the romantic period generalized their own practices, was fundamentally characteristic of the romantic project itself. Read more...

Metaromanticism: Aesthetics, Literature, Theory

2003

Hamilton, Paul sedmiddle

Paul Hamilton

Paul Hamilton


Coleridge and German Philosophy: The Poet in the Land of Logic
Continuum
2007

Samuel Taylor Coleridge frequently bridged the gap between British and European Romantic thought. This study sets Coleridge's mode of thinking within a German Romantic philosophical context as the place where his ideas can naturally extend themselves, stretch and find speculations of comparable ambition. Read more...

Coleridge and German Philosophy: The Poet in the Land of Logic

2007

Hamilton, Paul sedmiddle

Paul Hamilton

Paul Hamilton


Historicism: The New Critical Idiom
Routledge
2003

Historicism is the essential introduction to this crucial concept in literary studies. Read more...

Historicism: The New Critical Idiom

2003

Hiatt, Alfred sedearly

Alfred Hiatt

Alfred Hiatt


Terra Incognita: Mapping the Antipodes before 1600
British Library/University of Chicago Press
2008

In Terra Incognita, Alfred Hiatt draws on sources both literary and visual to understand the appeal of the antipodes. Examining maps and diagrams, as well as evidence contained in geographical and historical works, poetry, travel narratives, and legal documents, he challenges long-standing characterizations of medieval spatiality as exclusively symbolic and religious. Read more...

Terra Incognita: Mapping the Antipodes before 1600

2008

Ahmed, Rehana

Rehana Ahmed with Sumita Mukherjee (eds)

Rehana Ahmed and Sumita Mukherjee (eds)


South Asian Resistances in Britain, 1858–1947 
Continuum
2011

This volume offers an alternative way of conceiving the history of Britain by excavating and exploring the numerous ways in which South Asians in Britain engaged in radical discourse and political activism from 1858 to 1947, before their more permanent migration and settlement. Read more...

South Asian Resistances in Britain, 1858–1947

2011

Ahmed, Rehana

Rehana Ahmed with Peter Morey and Amina Yaqin (eds)

Rehana Ahmed, Peter Morey, and Amina Yaqin (eds)


Culture, Diaspora, and Modernity in Muslim Writing
Routledge
2012

Experts in English, South Asian, and postcolonial literatures address the nature of Muslim identity: its response to political realignments since the 1980s, its tensions between religious and secular models of citizenship, and its manifestation of these tensions as conflict between generations. Read more...

Culture, Diaspora, and Modernity in Muslim Writing

2012

Ahmed, Rehana

Rehana Ahmed with Ruvani Ranasinha (lead editor), Sumita Mukherjee and Florian Stadtler (eds)

Ruvani Ranasinha (lead editor), Rehana Ahmed, Sumita Mukherjee, and Florian Stadtler (eds)


South Asians and the Shaping of Britain, 1870–1950: A Sourcebook 
Manchester University Press
2013

This invaluable sourcebook intervenes in contemporary debates about Britain’s heritage by illuminating the remarkable, yet still overlooked, impact that South Asians had on shaping the nature of British culture, politics and national identity during the period 1870−1950. Read more...

South Asians and the Shaping of Britain, 1870–1950: A Sourcebook

2013

Ahmed, Rehana

Rehana Ahmed (ed.)

Rehana Ahmed


Walking a Tightrope: New Writing from Asian Britain
Macmillan Children's Books
2004

This title is a collection of short stories by some of Britain's top Asian writers - many of them writing for teenagers for the first time. Read more...

Walking a Tightrope: New Writing from Asian Britain

2004

Hiatt, Alfred sedearly

Alfred Hiatt

Alfred Hiatt


The Making of Medieval Forgeries: False Documents in Fifteenth-Century England
British Library/University of Toronto Press
2004

In The Making of Medieval Forgeries, Alfred Hiatt focuses on forgery in fifteenth-century England and provides a survey of the practice from the Norman Conquest through to the early sixteenth century, considering the function and context in which the forgeries took place. Read more...

The Making of Medieval Forgeries: False Documents in Fifteenth-Century England

2004

Hobson, Suzanne sedmodern

Suzanne Hobson

Suzanne Hobson


Angels of Modernism: Religion, Culture, Aesthetics, 1910-1960
Palgrave
2011

Angels of Modernism explores the many and various ways that angels are represented in modernist literary cultures. This book argues that it is precisely the angel's lack of fit with self-consciously modern attitudes to art and belief that explains its continued attraction to modernist writers as well as its capacity to generate new meanings. Read more...

Angels of Modernism: Religion, Culture, Aesthetics, 1910-1960

2011

Hobson, Suzanne, and Rachel Potter (eds) sedmodern

Suzanne Hobson and Rachel Potter (eds)

Suzanne Hobson and Rachel Potter (eds)


The Salt Companion to Mina Loy
Salt
2010

The Companion will be an invaluable new resource for students and readers of modernism. It provides new perspectives and cutting-edge research on Loy’s work and is distinctive in its consideration of her prosodic and linguistic experiments alongside a discussion of the literary and historical contexts in which she worked. Read more...

The Salt Companion to Mina Loy

2010

Howarth, Peter sedmodern

Peter Howarth

Peter Howarth


British Poetry in the Age of Modernism
Cambridge University Press
2005

This is the first critical account of how non-Modernist poetry responded to the Modernist revolution. Peter Howarth uncovers the origins of the battles over poetic style still being fought today, and connects the early twentieth-century controversy about poetic form with contemporary social and political developments and the trauma of the First World War. Read more...

British Poetry in the Age of Modernism

2005

Howarth, Peter, and A. D. Cousins (eds) sedmodern

Peter Howarth and A. D. Cousins (eds)

Peter Howarth and A. D. Cousins (eds)


The Cambridge Companion to the Sonnet
Cambridge University Press
2011

Beginning with the early masters of the sonnet form, Dante and Petrarch, the Companion examines the reinvention of the sonnet across times and cultures, from Europe to America. In doing so, it considers sonnets as diverse as those by William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, George Herbert and E. E. Cummings. Read more...

The Cambridge Companion to the Sonnet

2011

Howarth, Peter

Peter Howarth

Peter Howarth


The Cambridge Introduction to Modernist Poetry
Cambridge University Press
2011

This wide-ranging introduction takes readers through modernism's most famous poems and some of its forgotten highlights to show why modernists thought difficulty and disorientation essential for poetry in the modern world. Howarth explains in a clear and enjoyable way how to approach the forms, politics and cultural strategies of modernist poetry in English. Read more...

The Cambridge Introduction to Modernist Poetry

2011

James, David sedmodern

David James

David James


Modernist Futures: Innovation and Inheritance in the Contemporary Novel
Cambridge University Press
2012

In Modernist Futures, David James examines the implications of modernism's continuity in late twentieth- and twenty-first-century writing by tracing its political and ethical valences in emerging novelistic practices. Focusing on the work of J. M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, Ian McEwan, Toni Morrison, Michael Ondaatje and Phillip Roth, James reconsiders the purpose of literary innovation as it relates to the artistic and cultural interventions such writers perform. Read more...

Modernist Futures: Innovation and Inheritance in the Contemporary Novel

2012

James, David sedmodern

David James

David James


Contemporary British Fiction and the Artistry of Space: Style, Landscape, Perception
Continuum
2008

This study examines the importance of space for the way contemporary novelists experiment with style and form, offering an account of how British writers from the past three decades have engaged with landscape description as a catalyst for innovation. Read more...

Contemporary British Fiction and the Artistry of Space: Style, Landscape, Perception

2008

James, David (ed.) sedmodern

David James (ed.)

David James (ed.)


The Legacies of Modernism: Historicising Postwar and Contemporary Fiction
Cambridge University Press
2011

Bringing together internationally distinguished scholars of twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, these essays reveal how the most innovative writers working today draw on the legacies of modernist literature. Read more...

The Legacies of Modernism: Historicising Postwar and Contemporary Fiction

2011

Maxwell, Catherine sedmiddle

Catherine Maxwell

Catherine Maxwell


The Female Sublime from Milton to Swinburne
Manchester University Press
2001

'The female sublime from Milton to Swinburne' examines the feminisation of the post-Miltonic male poet, not through cultural history, but through a series of mythic or classical figures which include Philomela, Orpheus and Sappho. Read more...

The Female Sublime from Milton to Swinburne

2001

Maxwell, Catherine (ed.) sedmiddle

Catherine Maxwell (ed.)

Catherine Maxwell (ed.)


Algernon Charles Swinburne
J. M. Dent
1997

The last of the Romantics, Swinburne's poems took the public by storm, intoxicated by their rhythms and shocked by his lack of restraint. Read more...

Algernon Charles Swinburne

1997

Coulton, Richard, Markman Ellis, and Matthew Mauger sedmiddle

Markman Ellis (General Editor), Richard Coulton, Matthew Mauger, and Ben Dew (Volume Editors)

Markman Ellis (General Editor)


Richard Coulton, Ben Dew and Matthew Mauger (Volume Editors)


Tea and the Tea-Table in Eighteenth-Century England
Pickering and Chatto
2010

This four-volume, reset collection takes as its starting point the earliest substantial descriptions of tea as a commodity in the mid-seventeenth century, and ends in the early nineteenth century with two key events: the discovery of tea plants in Assam, India in 1823, and the dissolution of the East India Company’s monopoly on the tea trade in 1833. Read more...

Tea and the Tea-Table in Eighteenth-Century England

2010

Maxwell, Catherine sedmiddle

Catherine Maxwell

Catherine Maxwell


Swinburne
Northcote House
2006

This book introduces the reader to the work for which Swinburne is most famous, concentrating on three major collections as well as a number of his most influential essays. Representative close-readings of selected poems and essays reveal the often complex webs of reference and allusion which give his work depth and richness. Read more...

Swinburne

2006

Maxwell, Catherine, and Patricia Pulham (eds) sedmiddle

Catherine Maxwell and Patricia Pulham (eds)

Catherine Maxwell and Patricia Pulham (eds)


Vernon Lee
Hauntings and other Fantastic Tales
Broadview
2006

First published in 1890, Lee's most famous volume of supernatural tales occupies a special place in the literature of the fantastic for its treatment of the femme fatale and the allure of the past, along with the themes of thwarted artistic creativity and psychological obsession. Read more...

Vernon Lee, Hauntings and other Fantastic Tales

2006

Maxwell, Catherine sedmiddle

Catherine Maxwell

Catherine Maxwell


Second Sight: The Visionary Imagination in Late Victorian Literature
Manchester University Press
2008

This challenging and important study, which examines a range of canonical and less well-known writers, is an innovative reassessment of late Victorian literature in its relation to visionary Romanticism. Read more...

Second Sight: The Visionary Imagination in Late Victorian Literature

2008

Maxwell, Catherine, and Patricia Pulham (eds) sedmiddle

Catherine Maxwell and Patricia Pulham (eds)

Catherine Maxwell and Patricia Pulham (eds)


Vernon Lee: Decadence, Ethics, Aesthetics
Palgrave MacMillan
2006

This timely book is the first collection of critical essays on Vernon Lee (Violet Paget, 1856-1935), the author of forty-three volumes, and a major literary figure and leading European cosmopolitan intellectual whose contribution to the literature and culture of the Victorian fin de siécle and to an emergent twentieth-century modernism is currently under re-evaluation. Read more...

Vernon Lee: Decadence, Ethics, Aesthetics

2006

Maxwell, Catherine, and Stefano Evangelista (eds) sedmiddle

Catherine Maxwell and Stefano Evangelista (eds)

Catherine Maxwell and Stefano Evangelista (eds)


Yearbook of English Studies, 40: The Arts in Victorian Literature
Modern Humanities research Association
2010

The fourteen essays in this collection offer diverse new perspectives on the arts in Victorian Literature. Containing innovative research by leading critics in the field, this collection makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of the relations between literature and the arts in the Victorian period. Read more...

Yearbook of English Studies, 40: The Arts in Victorian Literature

2010

Preston, Claire sedearly

Claire Preston and Reid Barbour (eds)

Claire Preston and Reid Barbour (eds)


Sir Thomas Brown: The World Proposed
Oxford University Press
2008

Doctor, linguist, scientist, natural historian, and writer of what is probably the most remarkable prose in the English language, Sir Thomas Browne was a virtuoso in learning whose many interests form a representative portrait of his age. Read more...

Sir Thomas Browne: The World Proposed

2008

Preston, Claire sedearly

Claire Preston

Claire Preston


Bee
Reaktion Books
2006

The bee is not a domestic animal, yet our relationship with this creature is one of the longest-standing between humanity and any other species. Read more...

Bee

2006

Preston, Claire sedearly

Claire Preston

Claire Preston


Thomas Browne and the Writing of Early-Modern Science
Cambridge University Press
2005

Claire Preston argues that Thomas Browne's work can be fully understood only within the range of disciplines and practices associated with natural philosophy and early modern empiricism. Early modern methods of cataloguing, collecting, experimentation and observation organised his writing on many subjects from medicine and botany to archaeology and antiquarianism. Read more...

Thomas Browne and the Writing of Early-Modern Science

2005

Preston, Claire sedearly

Claire Preston

Claire Preston


Edith Wharton's Social Register
Macmillan/St Martin's
2000

Edith Wharton's wide reading in the nascent disciplines of anthropology, sociology, and evolutionary theory of her day plays a significant role in her fictions. Read more...

Edith Wharton’s Social Register

2000

Price, Katy sedmodern

Katy Price

Katy Price


Loving Faster than Light: Romance and Readers in Einstein's Universe
University of Chicago Press
2012

Loving Faster than Light focuses on the popular reception of relativity in Britain, demonstrating how abstract science came to be entangled with class politics, new media technology, changing sex relations, crime, cricket, and cinematography in the British imagination during the 1920s. Read more...

Loving Faster than Light: Romance and Readers in Einstein's Universe

2012

Raymond, Joad (ed.) sedearly

Joad Raymond (ed.)

Joad Raymond (ed.)


News Networks in Seventeenth Century Britain and Europe
Routledge
2005

Examining new research, this excellent volume presents a series of case-studies exemplifying the new newspaper history. Using cross-cultural comparisons, Joad Raymond establishes an agenda for answering crucial questions central to the future histories of the political and literary culture of early-modern Britain. Read more...

News Networks in Seventeenth Century Britain and Europe

2005

Raymond, Joad, and Graham Parry (eds) sedearly

Joad Raymond and Graham Parry (eds)

Joad Raymond and Graham Parry (eds)


Milton and the Terms of Liberty
D. S. Brewer
2002

Taking initiative from both the history of political thought and historicist aesthetics, the essays in this collection (which derive from the International Milton symposium at York) consider the conditions of liberty in Milton's writings. Read more...

Milton and the Terms of Liberty

2002

Raymond, Joad sedearly

Joad Raymond

Joad Raymond


Pamphlets and Pamphleteering in Early Modern Britain
Cambridge University Press
2003

This book is a unique history of the printed pamphlet in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Britain and traces its rise as an imaginative and often eloquent literary form. Using a long-term perspective and a broad range of historical, bibliographical and textual evidence, the book sketches a complex definition of a 'pamphlet'. Read more...

Pamphlets and Pamphleteering in Early Modern Britain

2003

Raymond, Joad sedearly

Joad Raymond

Joad Raymond


The Invention of the Newspaper: English Newsbooks, 1641-1649
Clarendon Press
1996

The Invention of the Newspaper is the first interdisciplinary account of the origins and early development of the English newspaper, using both manuscript and printed evidence to account for the precise moment of the newsbook's appearance - a moment just a few months before the outbreak of civil war. Read more...

The Invention of the Newspaper: English Newsbooks, 1641-1649

1996

Raymond, Joad (ed.) sedearly

Joad Raymond (ed.)

Joad Raymond (ed.)


Conversations with Angels: Essays towards a History of Spiritual Communication, 1100-1700
Palgrave
2011

This collection offers a new and compelling vision of the place of angels in medieval and early-modern Europe. Through literal and figurative conversations with angels, humans acquired or imagined new forms of knowledge and new understandings of the relationship between God and man and of the arrangement of the natural world. Read more...

Conversations with Angels: Essays towards a History of Spiritual Communication, 1100-1700

2011

Raymond, Joad (ed.) sedearly

Joad Raymond (ed.)

Joad Raymond (ed.)


News, Newspapers, and Society in Early Modern Britain
Frank Cass
1999

This volume offers a series of perspectives on the developing relations between news, its material forms, gender, advertising, drama, medicine, national identity, the book trade and public opinion. Read more...

News, Newspapers, and Society in Early Modern Britain

1999

Raymond, Joad (ed.) sedearly

Joad Raymond (ed.)

Joad Raymond (ed.)


The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture, Volume I: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660
Oxford University Press
2011

The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture is an ambitious nine-volume series devoted to the exploration of popular print culture in English from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the present. Read more...

The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture, Volume I: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660

2011

Raymond, Joad sedearly

Joad Raymond

Joad Raymond


Milton's Angels: The Early-Modern Imagination
Oxford University Press
2010

Milton's Angels: The Early-Modern Imagination explores the fate of angels in Reformation Britain, and shows how and why Paradise Lost is a poem about angels that is both shockingly literal and sublimely imaginative. Read more...

Milton's Angels: The Early-Modern Imagination

2010

Reid, Christopher, and John Mullan (eds) sedmiddle

Christopher Reid and John Mullan (eds)

Christopher Reid and John Mullan (eds)


Eighteenth-Century Popular Culture: A Selection
Oxford University Press
2000

During the eighteenth century, popular culture assumed a peculiar importance; this collection makes available what was once popular but has long been buried. Read more...

Eighteenth-Century Popular Culture: A Selection

2000

Reid, Christopher sedmiddle

Christopher Reid

Christopher Reid


Imprison'd Wranglers: The Rhetorical Culture of the House of Commons, 1760-1800
Oxford University Press
2012

Imprison'd Wranglers looks in detail at the making of a rhetorical culture inside and outside of the House of Commons during the later eighteenth century, a time when Parliament consolidated its authority as a national institution and gained a new kind of prominence in the public eye. Read more...

Imprison'd Wranglers: The Rhetorical Culture of the House of Commons, 1760-1800

2012

Reid, Christopher, and Michael Edwards (eds) sedmiddle

Christopher Reid and Michael Edwards (eds)

Christopher Reid and Michael Edwards (eds)


Oratory in Action
Manchester university Press
2004

Oratory in Action has an inherent cross-disciplinary appeal and this book should be of interest to undergraduate and more advanced readers in a number of subject areas, such as classical studies, literature, history, law and performance studies. Read more...

Oratory in Action

2004

Reynolds, Margaret, and Angela Leighton (eds) sedmiddle

Margaret Reynolds and Angela Leighton (eds)

Margaret Reynolds and Angela Leighton (eds)


Victorian Women Poets: An Anthology
Blackwell
1999

This reader contains sixteen new and recent essays addressing work by, and issues raised concerning, Victorian women poets Read more...

Victorian Women Poets: An Anthology

1999

Reynolds, Margaret (ed.) sedmiddle

Margaret Reynolds (ed.)

Margaret Reynolds (ed.)


George Eliot
Adam Bede
Penguin
2008

Within the setting of Hayslope, a small, rural community, Eliot brilliantly creates a sense of earthy reality, making the landscape itself as vital a presence in the novel as that of her characters themselves. Read more...

George Eliot, Adam Bede

2008

Monks, Aoife

Aoife Monks

Aoife Monks


The Actor in Costume
Palgrave Macmillan
2010

From the role of costume in Modernist theatre to the actor's position in the fashion system, from nudity to stage ghosts, this wide-ranging exploration of costume, and its histories, argues for the centrality of costume to the spectator's experience at the theatre. Read more...

The Actor in Costume

2010

Reynolds, Margaret sedmiddle sedmodern

Margaret Reynolds

Margaret Reynolds


The Sappho History
Palgrave
2003

In The Sappho History, Margaret Reynolds traces the story of the reception of Sappho's poetry and her afterlife in literature and art from the mid eighteenth-century to the twentieth-century. Read more...

The Sappho History

2003

Reynolds, Margaret sedmiddle sedmodern

Margaret Reynolds

Margaret Reynolds


The Sappho Companion
Chatto and Windus
2000

Sappho is now regarded as the greatest lyrical poet of Greece. Her work survives only in fragments, yet her influence extends throughout Western literature, fuelled by the speculations and romances which have gathered around her name, her story, her sexuality. The Sappho Companion brings together many different kinds of work, ranging from blue-stocking appreciations to juicy fantasies. Read more...

The Sappho Companion

2000

Rivers, Isabel sedmiddle

Isabel Rivers

Isabel Rivers


The Poetry of Conservatism, 1600-1745: A Study of Poets and Public Affairs from Jonson to Pope
Rivers Press Ltd
1973

Public poetry, which is concerned with the worlds of public order, government, and political events, provides a rewarding source of evidence about the ways in which literature and society may interact. By examining the careers of the major public poets in the period from the reign of James I to the administration of Walpole, the author shows how their work was modified and moulded by the events it was intended to influence. Read more...

The Poetry of Conservatism, 1600-1745: A Study of Poets and Public Affairs from Jonson to Pope

1973

Rivers, Isabel sedmiddle

Isabel Rivers (ed.)

Isabel Rivers (ed.)


Books and Their Readers in 18th Century England
Leicester University Press
1982

Although this volume does not claim to be a comprehensive survey of books and their readers in the eighteenth century, it breaks new ground to provide much information and interpretation not available elsewhere. Read more...

Books and Their Readers in 18th Century England

1982

Rivers, Isabel, and David L. Wykes (eds) sedmiddle

Isabel Rivers and David L. Wykes (eds)

Isabel Rivers and David L. Wykes (eds)


Joseph Priestley: Scientist, Philosopher, and Theologian
Oxford University Press
2008

This collection of essays by a team of experts covers the full range of Priestley's work and provides a new and up to date account of all his activities, together with a summary of his life and an account of his last years in America. Read more...

Joseph Priestley: Scientist, Philosopher, and Theologian

2008

Rivers, Isabel, and David L. Wykes (eds) sedmiddle

Isabel Rivers and David L. Wykes (eds)

Isabel Rivers and David L. Wykes (eds)


Dissenting Praise: Religious Dissent and the Hymn in England and Wales
Oxford University Press
2011

This comprehensive collection of essays by specialist authors provides the first full account of dissenting hymns and their impact in England and Wales, from the mid seventeenth century, when the hymn emerged out of metrical psalms as a distinct literary form, to the early twentieth century, after which the traditional hymn began to decline in importance. Read more...

Dissenting Praise: Religious Dissent and the Hymn in England and Wales

2011

Rivers, Isabel sedearly sedmiddle

Isabel Rivers

Isabel Rivers


Reason, Grace, and Sentiment: A Study of the Language of Religion and Ethics in England, 1660-1780, volume II: Shaftesbury to Hume
Cambridge University Press
2000 (paperback, 2005)

This volume completes Isabel Rivers' widely acclaimed exploration of the relationship between religion and ethics from the mid-seventeenth to the later eighteenth centuries. She investigates the effect of attempts to separate ethics from religion, and to locate the foundation of morals in the constitution of human nature. Read more...

Reason, Grace, and Sentiment: A Study of the Language of Religion and Ethics in England, 1660-1780, volume II: Shaftesbury to Hume

2000

Rivers, Isabel sedearly sedmiddle

Isabel Rivers

Isabel Rivers


Reason, Grace, and Sentiment: A Study of the Language of Religion and Ethics in England, 1660-1780, volume I: Whichcote to Wesley
Cambridge University Press
1991 (paperback, 2005)

In this first part of an important two-volume study, Isabel Rivers examines the rise of Anglican moral religion and the reactions against it expressed in nonconformity, dissent and Methodism. Read more...

Reason, Grace, and Sentiment: A Study of the Language of Religion and Ethics in England, 1660-1780, volume I: Whichcote to Wesley

1991

Rivers, Isabel (ed.) sedmiddle

Isabel Rivers (ed.)

Isabel Rivers (ed.)


Books and their Readers in Eighteenth-Century England: New Essays
Leicester University Press
2001
[Paperback, Continuum, 2003]

The history of the book is an expanding subject: there has been a revolution in its academic study over the last two decades. This collection of eight new essays investigates the relationship between writers, books and readers in eighteenth-century England and the ways in which different kinds of books were written, edited, published, and disseminated for different audiences. Read more...

Books and their Readers in Eighteenth-Century England: New Essays

2001

Rivers, Isabel sedearly

Isabel Rivers

Isabel Rivers


Classical and Christian Ideas in English Renaissance Poetry: A Students' Guide
Routledge
1994, 2nd edn (first published in 1979)

Since publication in 1979 Isabel Rivers' sourcebook has established itself as the essential guide to English Renaissance poetry. Read more...

Classical and Christian Ideas in English Renaissance Poetry: A Students' Guide (2nd edn)

1994

Barrell, John sedmiddle

John Barrell and Tim Whelan (eds)

John Barrell and Tim Whelan (eds)


The Political Writings of William Fox
Trent Editions
2011

This edition gathers together all Fox's known writings, with full explanatory notes and an introduction which explains who he was and how he believed he could reconcile his apparently incompatible beliefs. Read more...

The Political Writings of William Fox

2011

Rubery, Matthew, and Stephen Donovan (eds) sedmiddle

Matthew Rubery and Stephen Donovan (eds)

Matthew Rubery and Stephen Donovan (eds)


Secret Commissions: An Anthology of Victorian Investigative Journalism
Broadview
2012

Secret Commissions brings together nineteen key documents of Victorian investigative journalism; collectively, they show how unsparing descriptions of social injustice became regular features of English journalism long before the advent of American-style "muckraking." Read more...

Secret Commissions: An Anthology of Victorian Investigative Journalism

2012

Rubery, Matthew sedmiddle

Matthew Rubery

Matthew Rubery


The Novelty of Newspapers: Victorian Fiction after the Invention of the News
Oxford university Press
2009

The Novelty of Newspapers highlights the variety of ways the changing world of nineteenth-century journalism shaped the period's most popular literary form. Read more...

The Novelty of Newspapers: Victorian Fiction after the Invention of the News

2009

Rubery, Matthew (ed.) sedmodern

Matthew Rubery (ed.)

Matthew Rubery (ed.)


Audiobooks, Literature, and Sound Studies
Routledge
2011

This is the first scholarly work to examine the cultural significance of the "talking book" since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the earliest machine to enable the reproduction of the human voice. Read more...

Audiobooks, Literature, and Sound Studies

2011

Schwarz, Bill (ed.) sedmodern

Bill Schwarz (ed.)

Bill Schwarz (ed.)


The Locations of George Lamming
Macmillan Caribbean
2007

The Locations of George Lamming brings together scholars and critics from across the Atlantic world who present a unique reading of Lamming's imaginative reach. Read more...

The Locations of George Lamming

2007

Schwarz, Bill (ed.)

Bill Schwarz (ed.)

Bill Schwarz (ed.)


West Indian Intellectuals in Britain
Manchester University Press
2003

The first comprehensive discussion of the major Caribbean thinkers who came to Britain, and a key book for thinking about the future of multicultural Britain. Read more...

West Indian Intellectuals in Britain

2003

Schwarz, Bill (ed.) sedmodern

Bill Schwarz (ed.)

Bill Schwarz


Caribbean Literature after Independence: The Case of Earl Lovelace
Institute for the Study of the Americas
2008

This is the first published volume to assess Lovelace’s fiction and his larger role in Caribbean letters. Read more...

Caribbean Literature after Independence: The Case of Earl Lovelace

2008

Schwarz, Bill, and Cora Kaplan (eds) sedmodern

Bill Schwarz and Cora Kaplan (eds)

Bill Schwarz and Cora Kaplan (eds)


James Baldwin: America and Beyond
University of Michigan Press
2011

This interdisciplinary collection by leading writers in their fields brings together a discussion of the many facets of James Baldwin, both as a writer and as the prophetic conscience of a nation. The core of the volume addresses the shifting, complex relations between Baldwin as an American and his life as an itinerant cosmopolitan. Read more...

James Baldwin: America and Beyond

2011

Schwarz, Bill, and Susannah Radstone (eds) sedmodern

Bill Schwarz and Susannah Radstone (eds)

Bill Schwarz and Susannah Radstone (eds)


Memory: Histories, Theories, Debates
Fordham University Press
2010

In the more than thirty specially commissioned essays that make up this book, leading scholars survey the histories, the theories, and the faultlines that compose the field of memory research. Read more...

Memory: Histories, Theories, Debates

2010

Schwarz, Bill sedmodern

Bill Schwarz

Bill Schwarz


The White Man's World
Oxford University Press
2011

The White Man's World, the first volume in the Memories of Empire trilogy, explores ideas of the white man as they evolved during the time of the British Empire, from the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, looking particularly at the transactions between the colonies and the home society of England. Read more...

The White Man's World

2011

Shiach, Morag (ed.) sedmodern

Morag Shiach (ed.)

Morag Shiach (ed.)


The Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel
Cambridge University Press
2007

In this 2007 Companion leading critics explore the very significant pleasures of reading modernist novels, but also demonstrate how and why reading modernist fiction can be difficult. Read more...

The Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel

2007

Shiach, Morag sedmiddle sedmodern

Morag Shiach

Morag Shiach


Modernism, Labour and Selfhood in British Literature and Culture, 1890-1930
Cambridge University Press
2004

Morag Shiach examines the ways in which labour was experienced and represented between 1890 and 1930. Read more...

Modernism, Labour and Selfhood in British Literature and Culture, 1890-1930

2004

Valman, Nadia, and Tony Kushner (eds) sedmodern

Nadia Valman and Tony Kushner (eds)

Nadia Valman and Tony Kushner (eds)


Philosemitism, Antisemitism and 'the Jews'
Ashgate
2004

Philosemitism, Antisemitism and 'the Jews' both honours and carries on the work of The Rev. Dr. James Parkes (1896-1981), a pioneer in the many different fields involving the study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations. The collection is designed to examine both the specific and broader themes of Parkes' life work in relation to tolerance and intolerance. Read more...

Philosemitism, Antisemitism and 'The Jews'

2004

Valman, Nadia, and Tony Kushner (eds) sedmodern

Nadia Valman and Tony Kushner (eds)

Nadia Valman and Tony Kushner (eds)


Remembering Cable Street: Fascism and Anti-Fascism in British Society
Vallentine Mitchell
2000

This collection presents research on the 1939 confrontation between the police, fascists and anti-fascists in London's Jewish neighbourhood, and its impact on British society. Read more...

Remembering Cable Street: Fascism and Anti-Fascism in British Society

2000

Valman, Nadia sedmiddlea

Nadia Valman

Nadia Valman


The Jewess in Nineteenth-Century British Literary Culture
Cambridge University Press
2007

While previous scholarship has explored the prevalence of antisemitic stereotypes in the nineteenth-century, Nadia Valman argues that the figure of the Jewess - virtuous, appealing and sacrificial - reveals how hostility towards Jews was accompanied by pity, identification and desire. Read more...

The Jewess in Nineteenth-Century British Literary Culture

2007

Valman, Nadia, and Naomi Hetherington (eds) sedmiddle

Nadia Valman and Naomi Hetherington (eds)

Nadia Valman and Naomi Hetherington (eds)


Amy Levy: Critical Essays
Ohio University Press
2010

Amy Levy: Critical Essays brings together scholars working in the fields of Victorian cultural history, women’s poetry and fiction, and the history of Anglo-Jewry. The essays trace the social, intellectual, and political contexts of Levy’s writing and its contemporary reception. Read more...

Amy Levy: Critical Essays

2010

Valman, Nadia, and Eitan Bar-Yosef (eds) sedmiddle sedmodern

Nadia Valman and Eitan Bar-Yosef (eds)

Nadia Valman and Eitan Bar-Yosef (eds)


The ‘Jew' in late-Victorian and Edwardian Culture: Between the East End and East Africa
Palgrave
2009

Exploring links between Zionist culture and the British imperial experience, essays in this collection suggest how the methods of postcolonial criticism may be applied both to modern Jewish perceptions of territory and nation and to the image of 'the Jew' in the British political imagination. Read more...

The ‘Jew' in late-Victorian and Edwardian Culture: Between the East End and East Africa

2009

Valman, Nadia, and Bryan Cheyette (eds) sedmiddle sedmodern

Nadia Valman and Bryan Cheyette (eds)

Nadia Valman and Bryan Cheyette (eds)


The Image of the Jew in European Liberal Culture, 1789-1914
Vallentine Mitchell
2004

This collection of essays explores the complex articulations and contexts of anti-Semitism in the literature of four cultures - Britain, Germany, France and Italy - in the long nineteenth century. The essays examine the presence both of explicitly anti-Semitic writing and apparently anti-Jewish stereotypes in the work of writers who were not consciously hostile to Jews. Read more...

The Image of the Jew in European Liberal Culture, 1789-1914

2004

van der Vlies, Andrew (ed.) sedmodern

Andrew van der Vlies (ed.)

Andrew van der Vlies (ed.)


Print, Text and Book Cultures in South Africa
Wits University Press
2012

This book explores the power of print and the politics of the book in South Africa from a range of disciplinary perspectives—historical, bibliographic, literary-critical, sociological, and cultural studies. Read more...

Print, Text and Book Cultures in South Africa

2012

van der Vlies, Andrew sedmodern

Andrew van der Vlies

Andrew van der Vlies


South African Textual Cultures: White, Black, Read all Over
Manchester University Press
2007

Nation' and 'literature' are always inherently unstable categories but, in the case of South Africa, this instability is particularly marked. This study considers the effects local and global networks had on the publication, promotion and reception of a series of key writers and their works between 1883 and 2005. Read more...

South African Textual Cultures: White, Black, Read all Over

2007

van der Vlies, Andrew sedmodern

Andrew van der Vlies

Andrew van der Vlies


J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace: A Reader's Guide
Continuum
2010

This introduction offers an indispensable guide to the historical contexts and critical ideas necessary for an informed and rewarding engagement with one of the most significant novels of the last quarter century. Offering an overview of the author's career, informed discussion of the novel's setting and references, this guide considers such issues as the representation of race, gender, the land, and animals, and its concern with language, power, music, confession, and allegory. Read more...

J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace: A Reader's Guide

2010

Vigus, James, Klaus Vieweg, and Kathleen M. Wheeler (eds) sedmiddle

James Vigus, Klaus Vieweg, and Kathleen M. Wheeler (eds)

James Vigus, Klaus Vieweg and Kathleen M. Wheeler (eds)


Shandean Humour in English and German Literature and Philosophy
Oxford University Press
2013

One of many writers inspired by Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy, the German novelist Jean Paul Richter coined the term ‘Shandean humour’ in his work of aesthetic theory. The essays in this volume investigate how Sterne’s humour functions, the reasons for its enduring appeal, and what role it played in identity-construction and in the representation of melancholy. Read more...

Shandean Humour in English and German Literature and Philosophy

2013

Vigus, James, and Jane Wright (eds) sedmiddle

James Vigus and Jane Wright (eds)

James Vigus


Coleridge's Afterlives
Palgrave MacMillan
2008

In this volume, fourteen specially commissioned essays examine for the first time the breadth and variety of Coleridge's afterlives. Topics include philosophy, gender, education, American literature, South Asian literature, aesthetics, narrative, literary criticism and poetry. Read more...

Coleridge's Afterlives

2008

Vigus, James, and Helmut Huhn (eds) sedmiddle

James Vigus and Helmut Huhn (eds)

James Vigus and Helmut Huhn (eds)


Symbol and Intuition: Comparative Studies in Kantian and Romantic-Period Aesthetics
Oxford University Press
2013

The international contributors to this volume explore how both the explanatory potential and peculiar dissatisfactions of the symbol entered the Anglo-American discourse, focusing on Coleridge, Crabb Robinson and Emerson. Read more...

Symbol and Intuition: Comparative Studies in Kantian and Romantic-Period Aesthetics

2013

Vigus, James (ed.) sedmiddle

James Vigus (ed.)

James Vigus (ed.)


Henry Crabb Robinson, Essays on Kant, Schilling, and German Aesthetics
Modern Humanities Research Association
2010

As a student at the University of Jena at the beginning of the nineteenth century, Henry Crabb Robinson (1775–1867) became the outstanding English mediator of the revolution in German thought.

For the first time, this volume collects his early writings, both published and unpublished. Read more...

Henry Crabb Robinson, Essays on Kant, Schilling, and German Aesthetics

2010

Vigus, James (ed.) sedmiddle

James Vigus (ed.)

James Vigus (ed.)


Informal Romanticism
Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier
2012

Frequently drawing on new editorial scholarship in the period, the contributions to this volume collectively illuminate one of the most enticing yet hitherto least appreciated aspects of Romanticism: its informality. Read more...

Informal Romanticism

2012

Vigus, James sedmiddle

James Vigus

James Vigus


Platonic Coleridge
Legenda
2009

James Vigus’s study traces Coleridge’s discovery of a Plato marginalised in the universities, and examines his use of German sources on the ‘divine philosopher’, and his Platonic interpretation of Kant’s epistemology. Read more...

Platonic Coleridge

2009

Taylor, Barbara sedmiddle

Barbara Taylor and Sarah Knott (eds)

Barbara Taylor and Sarah Knott (eds)


Women, Gender and Enlightenment, 1650-1850
Palgrave
2005

This path-breaking volume of interdisciplinary essays by forty leading scholars provides a detailed picture of the creative, controversial role played by women and gender issues in the age of light. Read more...

Women, Gender and Enlightenment, 1650-1850

2005

Taylor, Barbara sedmiddle

Barbara Taylor

Barbara Taylor


Eve and the New Jerusalem: Socialism and Feminism in the Nineteenth Century
Harvard University Press
1983

This book, winner of the Isaac Deutscher Memorial Prize in 1983, recovers the connections between socialist aims and feminist aspirations. Read more...

Eve and the New Jerusalem: Socialism and Feminism in the Nineteenth Century

1983

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Barbara Taylor and Adam Phillips

Barbara Taylor and Adam Phillips


On Kindness
Penguin
2009

Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips and historian Barbara Taylor present an elegant, thoughtful and concise analysis of kindness in history, in life and in the modern world. Read more...

On Kindness

2009

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Barbara Taylor and Sally Alexander (eds)

Barbara Taylor and Sally Alexander (eds)


History & Psyche: Culture, Psychoanalysis and the Past
Palgrave
2012

Recent decades have seen a growing interest in psychoanalysis across the Humanities. History and Psyche brings together some of the best work in this area, including topics such as Luther and psychobiography, empathy and historical subjectivity, the political history of the Oedipus complex, and childhood in early modernity. Read more...

History & Psyche: Culture, Psychoanalysis and the Past

2012

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Barbara Taylor

Barbara Taylor


Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination
Cambridge University Press
2003

In this in-depth 2003 study of Wollstonecraft's thought, Barbara Taylor develops an alternative reading of her as a writer steeped in the utopianism of Britain's radical Enlightenment. Read more...

Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination

2003

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