• Women Poets in the Victorian Era: Cultural Practices and Nature Poetry book cover

    Women Poets in the Victorian Era

    Cultural Practices and Nature Poetry, 1st Edition

    By Fabienne Moine

    Examining the place of nature in Victorian women's poetry, Fabienne Moine explores the work of canonical and long-neglected women poets to show the myriad connections between women and nature during the period. At the same time, she challenges essentialist discourses that assume innate affinities…

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  • Women's Ritual Competence in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean book cover

    Women's Ritual Competence in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean

    1st Edition

    Edited by Matthew Dillon, Esther Eidinow, Lisa Maurizio

    Contributions in this volume demonstrate how, across the ancient Mediterranean and over hundreds of years, women’s rituals intersected with the political, economic, cultural, or religious spheres of their communities in a way that has only recently started to gain sustained academic attention. The…

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  • Margaret Atwood: Crime Fiction Writer: The Reworking of a Popular Genre book cover

    Margaret Atwood: Crime Fiction Writer

    The Reworking of a Popular Genre, 1st Edition

    By Jackie Shead

    Exploring how Margaret Atwood’s fiction reimagines the figure of the detective and the nature of crime, Jackie Shead shows how the author radically reworks the crime fiction genre. Shead focuses on Surfacing, Bodily Harm, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake and selected short fiction,…

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  • The Forgotten Chaucer Scholarship of Mary Eliza Haweis, 1848�1898 book cover

    The Forgotten Chaucer Scholarship of Mary Eliza Haweis, 1848�1898

    1st Edition

    By Mary Flowers Braswell

    The author of numerous books on Geoffrey Chaucer, the nineteenth-century scholar, Mary Eliza Haweis, has been largely erased from general histories of Chaucer studies. In her critical biography, Mary Flowers Braswell traces Haweis’s career, bringing her out of obscurity and placing her…

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  • Sacred Surrealism, Dissidence and International Avant-Garde Prose book cover

    Sacred Surrealism, Dissidence and International Avant-Garde Prose

    1st Edition

    By Vivienne Brough-Evans

    Vivienne Brough-Evans proposes a compelling new way of reevaluating aspects of international surrealism by means of the category of divin fou, and consequently deploys theories of sacred ecstasy as developed by the Collège de Sociologie (1937–39) as a critical tool in shedding new light on the…

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  • Mermaids and the Production of Knowledge in Early Modern England book cover

    Mermaids and the Production of Knowledge in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    By Tara E. Pedersen

    We no longer ascribe the term ’mermaid’ to those we deem sexually or economically threatening; we do not ubiquitously use the mermaid’s image in political propaganda or feature her within our houses of worship; perhaps most notably, we do not entertain the possibility of the mermaid’s existence.…

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  • Place and Progress in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell book cover

    Place and Progress in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell

    1st Edition

    By Lesa Scholl, Emily Morris

    Critical assessments of Elizabeth Gaskell have tended to emphasise the regional and provincial aspects of her writing, but the scope of her influence extended across the globe. Building on theories of space and place, the contributors to this collection bring a variety of geographical, industrial,…

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  • Making Gender, Culture, and the Self in the Fiction of Samuel Richardson: The Novel Individual book cover

    Making Gender, Culture, and the Self in the Fiction of Samuel Richardson

    The Novel Individual, 1st Edition

    By Bonnie Latimer

    Proposing that Samuel Richardson's novels were crucial for the construction of female individuality in the mid-eighteenth century, Bonnie Latimer shows that Richardson's heroines are uniquely conceived as individuals who embody the agency and self-determination implied by that term. In addition to…

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  • The Player Piano and the Edwardian Novel book cover

    The Player Piano and the Edwardian Novel

    1st Edition

    By Cecilia Bjorken-Nyberg

    In her study of music-making in the Edwardian novel, Cecilia Björkén-Nyberg argues that the invention and development of the player piano had a significant effect on the perception, performance and appreciation of music during the period. In contrast to existing devices for producing music…

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  • Mapping Gendered Routes and Spaces in the Early Modern World book cover

    Mapping Gendered Routes and Spaces in the Early Modern World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

    How did gender figure in understandings of spatial realms, from the inner spaces of the body to the furthest reaches of the globe? How did women situate themselves in the early modern world, and how did they move through it, in both real and imaginary locations? How do new disciplinary and…

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  • The London Journal, 1845-83: Periodicals, Production and Gender book cover

    The London Journal, 1845-83

    Periodicals, Production and Gender, 1st Edition

    By Andrew King

    This book is the first full-length study of one of the most widely read publications of nineteenth-century Britain, the London Journal, over a period when mass-market reading in a modern sense was born. Treating the magazine as a case study, the book maps the Victorian mass-market periodical in…

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  • Possessed Victorians: Extra Spheres in Nineteenth-Century Mystical Writings book cover

    Possessed Victorians

    Extra Spheres in Nineteenth-Century Mystical Writings, 1st Edition

    By Sarah A. Willburn

    In her absorbing study of nineteenth-century mystical writings, Sarah Willburn formulates a new conception of individualism that offers a fresh look at Victorian subjectivity. Drawing upon extensive archival work in the British Library, Willburn analyzes séance accounts, novels about mediumship,…

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