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Cultures and Literatures in Dialogue The Narrative Construction of Russian Cultural Memory

Cultures and Literatures in Dialogue: The Narrative Construction of Russian Cultural Memory

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By Elena Bollinger
December 30, 2022

This book addresses the narrative construction of Russian cultural memory in the work of Julian Barnes. It investigates how Barnes's texts tend to display a memory process as a transcultural mode of the creation of English and Russian national identities. Examining a need to revisit Russian ...

The Significance of Fabrics in the Writings of Elizabeth Gaskell Material Evidence

The Significance of Fabrics in the Writings of Elizabeth Gaskell: Material Evidence

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By Amanda Ford
December 30, 2022

Elizabeth Gaskell’s writings abound in references to a cultural materiality encompassing different types of fabric, stuffs, calicoes, chintzes and fine-point lace. These are not merely the motifs of the Realist genre but reveal a complex polysemy. Utilizing a metonymic examination of these tropes, ...

Jane Austen and the Ethics of Description

Jane Austen and the Ethics of Description

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By Brett Bourbon
November 30, 2022

Jane Austen and the Ethics of Description demonstrates that Elizabeth Bennet and her creator are misunderstood, and often unrecognized, geniuses of moral philosophy, but not simply because of their virtue or wit or natural skills in game theory. The engine driving the moral judgement and growth of ...

Jane Austen and Literary Theory

Jane Austen and Literary Theory

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By Shawn Normandin
September 26, 2022

Jane Austen was one of the most adventurous thinkers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, but one would probably never guess that by reading her critics. Perhaps no canonical author in English literature has proven, until now, more resistant to theory. Tracing the political ...

Wilkie Collins The Complete Fiction

Wilkie Collins: The Complete Fiction

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By Stephen Knight
September 08, 2022

This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the complete works of Wilkie Collins’s. Examining his vast array of novels and short stories, this volume includes analysis of the social, historical, and political commentary Collins offered within his works, illuminating Collins as more than ...

The Nineteenth Century Revis(it)ed The New Historical Fiction

The Nineteenth Century Revis(it)ed: The New Historical Fiction

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By Ina Bergmann
August 01, 2022

The Nineteenth Century Revis(it)ed: The New Historical Fiction explores the renaissance of the American historical novel at the turn of the twenty-first century. The study examines the revision of nineteenth-century historical events in cultural products against the background of recent theoretical...

The Vampire in Nineteenth-Century Literature A Feast of Blood

The Vampire in Nineteenth-Century Literature: A Feast of Blood

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Edited By Brooke Cameron, Lara Karpenko
July 04, 2022

Against the social and economic upheavals that characterized the nineteenth century, the border-bending nosferatu embodied the period’s fears as well as its forbidden desires. This volume looks at both the range among and legacy of vampires in the nineteenth century, including race, culture, social...

The Bohemian Republic Transnational Literary Networks in the Nineteenth Century

The Bohemian Republic: Transnational Literary Networks in the Nineteenth Century

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By James Gatheral
May 30, 2022

In the mid-nineteenth century successive cultural Bohemias were proclaimed in Paris, London, New York, and Melbourne. Focusing on networks and borders as the central modes of analysis, this book charts for the first time Bohemia’s cross-Channel, transatlantic, and trans-Pacific migrations, locating...

“Music Makers” and World Creators The Forms And Functions Of Embedded Poems In British Fantasy Narratives

“Music Makers” and World Creators: The Forms And Functions Of Embedded Poems In British Fantasy Narratives

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By Michaela Hausmann
May 06, 2022

Many works of fantasy literature feature a considerable number of embedded poems, some written by the authors themselves, some borrowed and transformed from other authors. Exploring the mechanisms of this mix and the interaction between individual poems and the overall narrative, this monograph ...

The Forgotten Alcott Essays on the Artistic Legacy and Literary Life of May Alcott Nieriker

The Forgotten Alcott: Essays on the Artistic Legacy and Literary Life of May Alcott Nieriker

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Edited By Azelina Flint, Lauren Hehmeyer
December 31, 2021

This collection is the first academic study of the captivating life and career of expatriate artist, writer, and activist, May Alcott Nieriker. Nieriker is known as the sister of Louisa May Alcott and model for "Amy March" in Alcott’s Little Women. As this book reveals, she was much more than "Amy"...

Nineteenth-Century Visions of Race British Travel Writing about America

Nineteenth-Century Visions of Race: British Travel Writing about America

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By Justyna Fruzińska
November 30, 2021

Nineteenth-Century Visions of Race: British Travel Writing about America concerns the depiction of racial Others in travel writing produced by British travelers coming to America between 1815 and 1861.The travelers’ discussions of slavery and of the situation of Native Americans constituted an ...

Touch, Sexuality, and Hands in British Literature, 1740–1901

Touch, Sexuality, and Hands in British Literature, 1740–1901

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By Kimberly Cox
September 06, 2021

From Robert Lovelace’s uninvited hand-grasps in Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa to to Basil Hallward’s first encounter with Dorian Gray, literary depictions of touching hands in British literature from the 1740s to the 1890s communicate emotional dimensions of sexual experience that reflect shifting ...

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