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  • Fashioning Childhood in the Eighteenth Century

    Age and Identity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anja Müller

    This innovative collection of essays re-examines conventional ideas of the history of childhood, exploring the child's increasing prominence in eighteenth-century discourse and the establishment of the category of age as a marker of social distinction alongside race, class and gender. While…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Gender and Utopia in the Eighteenth Century

    Essays in English and French Utopian Writing, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brenda Tooley, Nicole Pohl

    Focusing on eighteenth-century constructions of symbolic femininity and eighteenth-century women's writing in relation to contemporary utopian discourse, this volume adjusts our understanding of the utopia of the Enlightenment, placing a unique emphasis on colonial utopias. These essays reflect on…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Victorian Fiction and the Cult of the Horse

    1st Edition

    By Gina M. Dorré

    The horse was essential to the workings of Victorian society, and its representations, which are vast, ranging, and often contradictory, comprise a vibrant cult of the horse. Examining the representational, emblematic, and rhetorical uses of horses in a diversity of nineteenth-century texts, Gina M…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Nineteenth-Century American Women Write Religion

    Lived Theologies and Literature, 1st Edition

    By Mary McCartin Wearn

    Nineteenth-century American women’s culture was immersed in religious experience and female authors of the era employed representations of faith to various cultural ends. Focusing primarily on non-canonical texts, this collection explores the diversity of religious discourse in nineteenth-century…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Victorians in the Mountains

    Sinking the Sublime, 1st Edition

    By Ann C. Colley

    In her compelling book, Ann C. Colley examines the shift away from the cult of the sublime that characterized the early part of the nineteenth century to the less reverential perspective from which the Victorians regarded mountain landscapes. And what a multifaceted perspective it was, as…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Women and the Material Culture of Death

    1st Edition

    Edited by Maureen Daly Goggin, Beth Fowkes Tobin

    Examining the compelling and often poignant connection between women and the material culture of death, this collection focuses on the objects women make, the images they keep, the practices they use or are responsible for, and the places they inhabit and construct through ritual and custom. Women’…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Female Transgression in Early Modern Britain

    Literary and Historical Explorations, 1st Edition

    By Richard Hillman, Pauline Ruberry-Blanc

    Presenting a broad spectrum of reflections on the subject of female transgression in early modern Britain, this volume proposes a richly productive dialogue between literary and historical approaches to the topic. The essays presented here cover a range of ’transgressive’ women: daughters, witches,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Masculinity, Anti-Semitism and Early Modern English Literature

    From the Satanic to the Effeminate Jew, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Biberman

    Offering a profound re-assessment of the conceptual, rhetorical, and cultural intersections among sexuality, race and religion in English Renaissance texts, this study argues that antisemitism is a by-product of tensions between received Classical conceptions of masculinity and Christianity's…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Privacy, Domesticity, and Women in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    Edited by Corinne S. Abate

    The ten essays in this collection explore the discrete yet overlapping female spaces of privacy and domesticity in early modern England. While other literary critics have focused their studies of female privacy on widows, witches, female recusants and criminals, the contributors to this collection…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

  • Hermaphrodites in Renaissance Europe

    1st Edition

    By Kathleen P. Long

    Kathleen Long explores the use of the hermaphrodite in early modern culture wars, both to question traditional theorizations of gender roles and to reaffirm those views. These cultural conflicts were fueled by the discovery of a new world, by the Reformation and the backlash against it, by nascent…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Public School Literature, Civic Education and the Politics of Male Adolescence

    1st Edition

    By Jenny Holt

    During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, British society gradually began to see 'adolescence' as a distinct social entity worthy of concentrated study and debate. Jenny Holt argues that the social construction of the public schoolboy, a figure made ubiquitous by a huge body of fictional…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • English Modernism, National Identity and the Germans, 1890–1950

    1st Edition

    By Petra Rau

    This is the first systematic study to trace the way representations of 'Germanness' in modernist British literature from 1890 to 1950 contributed to the development of English identity. Petra Rau examines the shift in attitudes towards Germany and Germans, from suspicious competitiveness in the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

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