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Worldwide Pre-Raphaelitism
Worldwide Pre-Raphaelitism (November 2004)
Thomas J. Tobin - Editor

Examines the influence of the Pre-Raphaelite movement on art and literature around the world.

Pre-Raphaelitism's influence during the long nineteenth century was far-reaching, affecting artistic and literary thought in places, media, and times far removed from its origins in 1848 London. Worldwide Pre-Raphaelitism examines the movement's development beyond England, from the continental "immortals" glori...(Read More)
 
 
Emma; or, The Unfortunate Attachment
Emma; or, The Unfortunate Attachment (July 2004)
A Sentimental Novel
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire - Author
Jonathan David Gross - Edited and with an introduction by

An early British novel, attributed to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, which explores the problems of first impressions and arranged marriages from the perspective of a woman who would suffer the long-term consequences of both.

Published anonymously in 1773 and attributed to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, this epistolary novel explores the "unfortunate attachment" of Emma Eggerton to William Walpole. Forbi...(Read More)
 
 
Eternal Bonds, True Contracts
Eternal Bonds, True Contracts (July 2004)
Law and Nature in Shakespeare's Problem Plays
A. G. Harmon - Author

Uses legal and literary resources to explore Shakespeare's use of the law and its instruments in the problem plays.

In Eternal Bonds, True Contracts, A. G. Harmon closely analyzes Shakespeare's concentrated use of the law and its instruments in what have often been referred to as the problem plays: Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida, The Merchant of Venice, and All's Well That Ends Well. Cont...(Read More)
 
 
Mapping the Victorian Social Body
Mapping the Victorian Social Body (February 2004)
Pamela K. Gilbert - Author

Explores how medical and social maps helped shape modern perceptions of space.

The cholera epidemics that plagued London in the nineteenth century were a turning point in the science of epidemiology and public health, and the use of maps to pinpoint the source of the disease initiated an explosion of medical and social mapping not only in London but throughout the British Empire as well. Mapping the Victorian Social ...(Read More)
 
 
Nervous Reactions
Nervous Reactions (January 2004)
Victorian Recollections of Romanticism
Joel Faflak - Editor
Julia M. Wright - Editor

Addresses how Victorian receptions of Romanticism and Romantic writers were shaped by notions of "nervousness."

Nervous Reactions
considers Victorian responses to Romanticism, particularly the way in which the Romantic period was frequently constructed in Victorian-era texts as a time of nervous or excitable authors (and readers) at odds with Victorian values of self-restraint, moderation, and stolidity. Re...(Read More)
 
 
Borders of a Lip
Borders of a Lip (December 2003)
Romanticism, Language, History, Politics
Jan Plug - Author

Explores the role of language, history, and politics in Romantic literature and thought, from Kant to Yeats.

This book recasts questions about the overlapping boundaries of language, history, and politics that have been at the center of critical and theoretical debates in the study of Romantic literature and thought. While poststructuralism and deconstruction have been accused of privileging language over history, the...(Read More)
 
 
Buried Communities
Buried Communities (December 2003)
Wordsworth and the Bonds of Mourning
Kurt Fosso - Author

Offers an explanation for the poet's mysterious and longstanding preoccupation with death and grief.

Kurt Fosso's Buried Communities analyzes the social relationship between mourning and community in William Wordsworth's writings from 1785 to 1814. In close readings of such major works as The Ruined Cottage, Lyrical Ballads, The Prelude, and The Excursion, Fosso uncovers the idea of mournful comm...(Read More)
 
 
Anglo-Saxon Styles
Anglo-Saxon Styles (September 2003)
Catherine E. Karkov - Editor
George Hardin Brown - Editor

Considers the definitions and implications of style in Anglo-Saxon art and literature.

Art historian Meyer Schapiro defined style as "the constant form—and sometimes the constant elements, qualities, and expression—in the art of an individual or group." Today, style is frequently overlooked as a critical tool, with our interest instead resting with the personal, the ephemeral, and the fragmentary. ...(Read More)
 
 
Brahma in the West
Brahma in the West (August 2003)
William Blake and the Oriental Renaissance
David Weir - Author

Argues that the myths and ideals of William Blake's poetry were heavily influenced by the Oriental Renaissance—the British discovery of Hindu literature.

Examining William Blake's poetry in relation to the mythographic tradition of the eighteenth century and emphasizing the British discovery of Hindu literature, David Weir argues that Blake's mythic system springs from the same rich historical context that produc...(Read More)
 
 
Rereading George Eliot
Rereading George Eliot (July 2003)
Changing Responses to Her Experiments in Life
Bernard J. Paris - Author

A noted Eliot scholar explores how we become different interpreters of literature as we undergo psychological change.

In a probing analysis that has broad implications for theories of reading, Bernard J. Paris explores how personal needs and changes in his own psychology have affected his responses to George Eliot over the years. Having lost his earlier enthusiasm for her "Religion of Humanity," he now appre...(Read More)
 
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