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Kept from All Contagion
Kept from All Contagion (March 2020)
Germ Theory, Disease, and the Dilemma of Human Contact in Late Nineteenth-Century Literature
Kari Nixon - Author

Highlights connections between authors rarely studied together by exposing their shared counternarratives to germ theory’s implicit suggestion of protection in isolation.

Kept from All Contagion explores the surprising social effects of germ theory in the late nineteenth century. Connecting groups of authors rarely studied in tandem by highlighting their shared interest in changing interpersonal relationships in the...(Read More)
 
 
Victorian Structures
Victorian Structures (March 2020)
Architecture, Society, and Narrative
Jody Griffith - Author

Argues that the descriptions of buildings frequently encountered in Victorian novels offer more than evocative settings for characters and plot; instead, such descriptions signal these novels’ self-reflexive consideration of the structure itself.

Although Victorian novels often feature lengthy descriptions of the buildings where characters live, work, and pray, we may not always notice the stories these buildings tell. Bu...(Read More)
 
 
The Aesthetics of Senescence
The Aesthetics of Senescence (January 2020)
Aging, Population, and the Nineteenth-Century British Novel
Andrea Charise - Author

Investigates how nineteenth-century British literature grappled with a new understanding of aging as both an individual and collective experience.

The Aesthetics of Senescence investigates how chronological age has come to possess far-reaching ideological, ethical, and aesthetic implications, both in the past and present. Andrea Charise argues that authors of the nineteenth century used the imaginative resources of liter...(Read More)
 
 
Authorized Agents
Authorized Agents (October 2019)
Publication and Diplomacy in the Era of Indian Removal
Frank Kelderman - Author

Examines the relation between Indian diplomacy and nineteenth-century Native American literature.

In the nineteenth century, Native American writing and oratory extended a long tradition of diplomacy between indigenous people and settler states. As the crisis of forced removal profoundly reshaped Indian country between 1820 and 1860, tribal leaders and intellectuals worked with coauthors, interpreters, and amanuenses to address...(Read More)
 
 
Unsettling Colonialism
Unsettling Colonialism (October 2019)
Gender and Race in the Nineteenth-Century Global Hispanic World
N. Michelle Murray - Editor
Akiko Tsuchiya - Editor

An interdisciplinary analysis of gender, race, empire, and colonialism in fin-de-siècle Spanish literature and culture across the global Hispanic world.

Unsettling Colonialism illuminates the interplay of race and gender in a range of fin-de-siècle Spanish narratives of empire and colonialism, including literary fictions, travel narratives, political treatises, medical discourse, and the visual art...(Read More)
 
 
An Ethic of Innocence
An Ethic of Innocence (September 2019)
Pragmatism, Modernity, and Women's Choice Not to Know
Kristen L. Renzi - Author

Offers a feminist theory of ignorance that sheds light on the misunderstood or overlooked epistemic practices of women in literature.

An Ethic of Innocence examines representations of women in American and British fin-de-siècle and modern literature who seem “not to know” things. These naïve fools, Pollyannaish dupes, obedient traditionalists, or regressive anti-feminists have been dismiss...(Read More)
 
 
Cub Reporters
Cub Reporters (August 2019)
American Children's Literature and Journalism in the Golden Age
Paige Gray - Author

Investigates how depictions of young people in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century America use artifice to destabilize pre-existing narratives of truth, news, and fact.

Cub Reporters considers the intersections between children’s literature and journalism in the United States during the period between the Civil War and World War I. American children’s literature of this time, including works from suc...(Read More)
 
 
Victorian Negatives
Victorian Negatives (August 2019)
Literary Culture and the Dark Side of Photography in the Nineteenth Century
Susan E. Cook - Author

Argues that the photographic negative gives a new way of understanding Victorian debates surrounding origins and copies as well as reality and representation.

Victorian Negatives examines the intersection between Victorian photography and literary culture, and argues that the development of the photographic negative played an instrumental role in their confluence. The negative is a technology that facilitates photographic...(Read More)
 
 
Emerson in Iran
Emerson in Iran (June 2019)
The American Appropriation of Persian Poetry
Roger Sedarat - Author

Examines the impact of Persian poetry in the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Emerson in Iran is the first full-length study of Persian influence in the work of the seminal American poet, philosopher, and translator, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Extending the current trend in transnational studies back to the figural origins of both the United States and Iran, Roger Sedarat’s insightful comparative readings of Platonism and Su...(Read More)
 
 
Legacies of the Sublime
Legacies of the Sublime (May 2019)
Literature, Aesthetics, and Freedom from Kant to Joyce
Christopher Kitson - Author

Pairs literary works with philosophical and theoretical texts to examine how the Kantian sublime influenced authors in their treatments of freedom and subjectivity throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Legacies of the Sublime offers a highly original, subtle, and persuasive account of the aesthetics of the sublime in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literature, philosophy, and science...(Read More)
 
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