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A Black Forest Walden
A Black Forest Walden (May 2022)
Conversations with Henry David Thoreau and Marlonbrando
David Farrell Krell - Author

Compares life today in the German Black Forest with Thoreau's experiences at Walden Pond.

A Black Forest Walden is a work of philosophical reflection, nature description, and sly humor. In brief chapters, or aphorisms, the American philosopher David Farrell Krell recounts his experiences in a cabin located in the mountains of southern Germany's Black Forest, where he has liv...(Read More)
 
 
Engaging Italy
Engaging Italy (April 2022)
American Women's Utopian Visions and Transnational Networks
Etta M. Madden - Author

Traces literary and social connections among three American women navigating the changing political landscape of 1860s and '70s Italy.

Engaging Italy charts the intertwined lives and writings of three American women in Italy in the 1860s and '70s—journalist Anne Hampton Brewster (1818–92), orphanage and industrial school founder Emily Bliss Gould (1825–75), and translator Ca...(Read More)
 
 
Playing Games in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America
Playing Games in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America (November 2021)
Ann R. Hawkins - Editor
Erin N. Bistline - Editor
Catherine S. Blackwell - Editor
Maura Ives - Editor

Illuminates the ways games—from baseball cards to board games, charades to boxing, and croquet to strategies of war—were integral to nineteenth-century life and culture in the United States and Britain.

A vital part of daily life in the nineteenth century, games and play were so familiar and so ubiquitous that their presence over time became almost invisible. Technological advances...(Read More)
 
 
Sensitive Negotiations
Sensitive Negotiations (August 2021)
Indigenous Diplomacy and British Romantic Poetry
Nikki Hessell - Author

Examines how Indigenous figures used British Romantic poetry in their interactions with settler governments and publics.

Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Indigenous peoples in North America and the Pacific engaged with the latest and most fashionable British Romantic poetry as part of transcontinental and transoceanic cross-cultural negotiations about sovere...(Read More)
 
 
Empire News
Empire News (July 2021)
The Anglo-Indian Press Writes India
Priti Joshi - Author

Examines English-language Indian newspapers from the mid-nineteenth century and their role in simultaneously sustaining and probing British colonial governance.

In Empire News, Priti Joshi examines the neglected archive of English-language newspapers from India to unpack the maintenance and tensions of empire. Focusing on the period between 1845 and 1860, she analyzes circul...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Gold and Diamonds
Beyond Gold and Diamonds (March 2021)
Genre, the Authorial Informant, and the British South African Novel
Melissa Free - Author

The first book to examine and establish characteristics of the British South African novel.

Beyond Gold and Diamonds demonstrates the importance of southern Africa to British literature from the 1880s to the 1920s, from the rise of the systematic exploitation of the region’s mineral wealth to the aftermath of World War I. It focuses on fiction by the colonial-born Olive Schr...(Read More)
 
 
Death Rights
Death Rights (March 2021)
Romantic Suicide, Race, and the Bounds of Liberalism
Deanna P. Koretsky - Author

Analyzes how literary representations of suicide have reinforced antiblackness in the modern world.

Death Rights presents an antiracist critique of British romanticism by deconstructing one of its organizing tropes—the suicidal creative "genius." Putting texts by Olaudah Equiano, Mary Shelley, John Keats, and others into critical conversation with African American literature...(Read More)
 
 
Against the Despotism of Fact
Against the Despotism of Fact (February 2021)
Modernism, Capitalism, and the Irish Celt
T. J. Boynton - Author

First comprehensive account of the figure of the Irish Celt in modern British and Irish literature.

Emerging at a moment of escalating colonial conflict between England and Ireland, the figure of the Irish Celt enjoyed a long and varied career in both English and Irish literature from the late Victorian era to World War II. While this figure assumes many forms and functions, T. J. ...(Read More)
 
 
Medicine Is War
Medicine Is War (February 2021)
The Martial Metaphor in Victorian Literature and Culture
Lorenzo Servitje - Author

Examines how literature mediated a convergence of militarism and medicine in Victorian culture that continues into the present via a widespread martial metaphor.

Medicine is most often understood through the metaphor of war. We encounter phrases such as "the war against the coronavirus," "the front lines of the Ebola crisis," "a new weapon against antibiotic resistance," or "the im...(Read More)
 
 
Angel on a Freight Train
Angel on a Freight Train (September 2020)
A Story of Faith and Queer Desire in Nineteenth-Century America
Peter C. Baldwin - Author

The story of a nineteenth-century New Yorker’s struggle to reconcile his same-sex erotic desires with his commitment to a Christian life.

Angel on a Freight Train examines the experiences of Samuel Edward Warren (1831–1909), a teacher and college professor in Troy, New York, who struggled to reconcile his same-sex erotic desires with his commitment to a Christian life. Unli...(Read More)
 
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