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  • 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.…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Culture of Equity in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Britain and America

    1st Edition

    By Mark Fortier

    Drawing on politics, religion, law, literature, and philosophy, this interdisciplinary study is a sequel to Mark Fortier’s bookThe Culture of Equity in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2006). The earlier volume traced the meanings and usage of equity in broad cultural terms (including but not limited…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Manuscript Miscellanies in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    By Joshua Eckhardt, Daniel Starza Smith

    Perhaps more than any other kind of book, manuscript miscellanies require a complex and ’material’ reading strategy. This collection of essays engages the renewed and expanding interest in early modern English miscellanies, anthologies, and other compilations. Manuscript Miscellanies in Early…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Robert Louis Stevenson and the Pictorial Text

    A Case Study in the Victorian Illustrated Novel, 1st Edition

    By Richard J. Hill

    Robert Louis Stevenson and the Pictorial Text explores the genesis, production and the critical appreciation of the illustrations to the fiction of Robert Louis Stevenson. Stevenson is one of the most copied and interpreted authors of the late nineteenth century, especially his novels Treasure…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Milton and the Politics of Public Speech

    1st Edition

    By Helen Lynch

    Using Hannah Arendt’s account of the Greek polis to explain Milton’s fascination with the idea of public speech, this study reveals what is distinctive about his conception of a godly, republican oratory and poetics. The book shows how Milton uses rhetorical theory - its ideas, techniques and image…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Robert Burton and the Transformative Powers of Melancholy

    1st Edition

    By Stephanie Shirilan

    Few English books are as widely known, underread, and underappreciated as Robert Burton’s The Anatomy of Melancholy. Stephanie Shirilan laments that modern scholars often treat the Anatomy as an unmediated repository of early modern views on melancholy, overlooking the fact that Burton is writing a…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Tragedy and Trauma in the Plays of Christopher Marlowe

    1st Edition

    By Mathew R. Martin

    Contending that criticism of Marlowe’s plays has been limited by humanist conceptions of tragedy, this book engages with trauma theory, especially psychoanalytic trauma theory, to offer a fresh critical perspective within which to make sense of the tension in Marlowe’s plays between the tragic and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare and the Power of the Face

    1st Edition

    By James A. Knapp

    Throughout his plays, Shakespeare placed an extraordinary emphasis on the power of the face to reveal or conceal moral character and emotion, repeatedly inviting the audience to attend carefully to facial features and expressions. The essays collected here disclose that an attention to the power of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook to Nineteenth-Century British Periodicals and Newspapers

    1st Edition

    By Andrew King, Alexis Easley, John Morton

    Providing a comprehensive, interdisciplinary examination of scholarship on nineteenth-century British periodicals, this volume surveys the current state of research and offers researchers an in-depth examination of contemporary methodologies. The impact of digital media and archives on the field…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Shakespearean International Yearbook

    16: Special Section, Shakespeare on Site, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tom Bishop, Alexa Huang

    Shakespearean performances regularly take place at both historic sites and locations with complex resonances, such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London and the royal castle of Hamlet – Elsinore – in Denmark. The present issue of the Shakespeare International Yearbook examines the impact of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Vocation of Evelyn Waugh

    Faith and Art in the Post-War Fiction, 1st Edition

    By D. Marcel DeCoste

    Arguing against the critical commonplace that Evelyn Waugh’s post-war fiction represents a decline in his powers as a writer, D. Marcel DeCoste offers detailed analyses of Waugh's major works from Brideshead Revisited to Unconditional Surrender. Rather than representing an ill-advised departure…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

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