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  • Emily Dickinson and Hymn Culture

    Tradition and Experience, 1st Edition

    By Victoria N. Morgan

    Extending the critical discussion which has focused on the hymns of Isaac Watts as an influence on Emily Dickinson's poetry, this study brings to bear the hymnody of Dickinson's female forbears and contemporaries and considers Isaac Watts's position as a Dissenter for a fuller understanding of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • Social Dance and the Modernist Imagination in Interwar Britain

    1st Edition

    By Rishona Zimring

    Social dance was ubiquitous in interwar Britain. The social mingling and expression made possible through non-theatrical participatory dancing in couples and groups inspired heated commentary, both vociferous and subtle. By drawing attention to the ways social dance accrued meaning in interwar…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • Genre, Reception, and Adaptation in the 'Twilight' Series

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anne Morey

    Much of the criticism on Stephenie Meyer's immensely popular 'Twilight' novels has underrated or even disparaged the books while belittling the questionable taste of an audience that many believe is being inculcated with anti-feminist values. Avoiding a repetition of such reductive critiques of the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • Frankenstein's Science

    Experimentation and Discovery in Romantic Culture, 1780–1830, 1st Edition

    By Jane Goodall

    Edited by Christa Knellwolf

    Though Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has inspired a vast body of criticism, there are no book-length studies that contextualise this widely taught novel in contemporary scientific and literary debates. The essays in this volume by leading writers in their fields provide new historical scholarship…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • Performing Maternity in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    By Kathryn R. McPherson

    Edited by Kathryn M. Moncrief

    Performing Maternity in Early Modern England features essays that share a common concern with exploring maternity's cultural representation, performative aspects and practical consequences in the period from 1540-1690. The essays interrogate how early modern texts depict fertility, conception,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

  • Pirates and Mutineers of the Nineteenth Century

    Swashbucklers and Swindlers, 1st Edition

    Edited by Grace Moore

    The first volume devoted to literary pirates in the nineteenth century, this collection examines changes in the representation of the pirate from the beginning of the nineteenth century through the late Victorian period. Gone were the dangerous ruffians of the eighteenth-century novel and in their…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • Masculinity and Emotion in Early Modern English Literature

    1st Edition

    By Jennifer C. Vaught

    The first full length treatment of how men of different professions, social ranks and ages are empowered by their emotional expressiveness in early modern English literary works, this study examines the profound impact of the cultural shift in the English aristocracy from feudal warriors to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • A Woman’s Voice in Baroque Music: Mariane von Ziegler and J.S. Bach

    1st Edition

    By Mark A. Peters

    At the end of his second year in Leipzig, J.S. Bach composed nine sacred cantatas to texts by Leipzig poet Mariane von Ziegler (1695-1760). Despite the fact that these cantatas are Bach's only compositions to texts by a female poet, the works have been largely ignored in the Bach literature.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare and the Culture of Romanticism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Joseph M. Ortiz

    The idea of Shakespearean genius and sublimity is usually understood to be a product of the Romantic period, promulgated by poets such as Coleridge and Byron who promoted Shakespeare as the supreme example of literary genius and creative imagination. However, the picture looks very different when…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • The Late Victorian Gothic

    Mental Science, the Uncanny, and Scenes of Writing, 1st Edition

    By Hilary Grimes

    Examining the automatic writing of the spiritualist séances, discursive technologies like the telegraph and the photograph, various genres and late nineteenth-century mental science, this book shows the failure of writers' attempts to use technology as a way of translating the supernatural at the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25
    Routledge

  • Women Writing Music in Late Eighteenth-Century England

    Social Harmony in Literature and Performance, 1st Edition

    By Leslie Ritchie

    Combining new musicology trends, formal musical analysis, and literary feminist recovery work, Leslie Ritchie examines rare poetic, didactic, fictional, and musical texts written by women in late eighteenth-century Britain. She finds instances of and resistance to contemporary perceptions of music…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25
    Routledge
    Performance in the Long Eighteenth Century: Studies in Theatre, Music, Dance

  • Sexuality, Gender and Nationalism in Caribbean Literature

    1st Edition

    By Kate Houlden

    This book is the first to focus exclusively on issues of gender and sexuality in a range of post-war novels from the Anglophone Caribbean. Concentrating on the 1950s to the mid 1970s, it highlights the period's diversity of sexual concerns. New readings of seminal figures like Samuel Selvon and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

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