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Models of Collaboration in Nineteenth-Century French Literature: Several Authors, One Pen

by Seth Whidden

Contributing to the current lively discussion of collaboration in French letters, this collection of essays raises fundamental questions about the limits and definition of authorship in the context of the nineteenth...


J.M. Coetzee and the Paradox of Postcolonial Authorship

by Jane Poyner

Illuminating J.M. Coetzee's preoccupation, from Dusklands to Diary of a Bad Year, with the paradox of postcolonial authorship centering on the authority authorship engenders, Jane Poyner examines Coetzee's line...


Machiavelli in the British Isles: Two Early Modern Translations of the Prince

by Alessandra Petrina

Concentrating on William Fowler's Scottish translation and the Queen's College (Oxford) English version, this book investigates four early translations of Niccolò Machiavelli's Prince, surviving in manuscript...


Dress Culture in Late Victorian Women's Fiction: Literacy, Textiles, and Activism

by Christine Bayles Kortsch

Christine Bayles Kortsch asks us to shift our understanding of late Victorian literary culture by examining its inextricable relationship with the material culture of dress and sewing, what Kortsch terms "dress...


Food and Femininity in Twentieth-Century British Women's Fiction

by Andrea Adolph

Examining female characters in Barbara Pym, Angela Carter, Helen Dunmore, Helen Fielding, and Rachel Cusk, Andrea Adolph focuses on how women's relationships to food are used to locate women's embodiment within...


Writing a New France, 1604-1632: Empire and Early Modern French Identity

by Brian Brazeau

Writing a New France, 1604-1632 focuses on French reactions to contact with the New World. Through key early-modern travel and missionary accounts, the author traces a French "rewriting of the self" in America....


Marriage, Performance, and Politics at the Jacobean Court

by Kevin Curran

Marriage, Performance, and Politics at the Jacobean Court constitutes the first full-length study of Jacobean nuptial performance. Scripted for high-profile weddings by such writers as Jonson, Campion, Chapman,...


The Historical Literature of the Jack Cade Rebellion

by Alexander L. Kaufman

Accounts of Jack Cade's 1450 Rebellion, each inherently different and highly subjective, form the dominant entry in the London chronicles of the Fifteenth Century. In the first study of the primary documents...


Psychosomatic Disorders in Seventeenth-Century French Literature

by Bernadette Höfer

In this innovative and ambitious study, Bernadette Höfer explores how Surin, Molière, Lafayette, and Racine reverse the Cartesian conception of the dominance of the rational and propose instead a dramatic...


English Modernism, National Identity and the Germans, 1890-1950

by Petra Rau

This is the first systematic analysis of the relationship between representations of 'Germanness' in modernist British literature, the construction of English identity and the negotiation of modernity. Major...


The Doctor in the Victorian Novel: Family Practices

by Tabitha Sparks

Following the decline of the marriage plot in Victorian novels by a range of novelists, including Harriet Martineau, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, George MacDonald, and Bram Stoker, Tabitha Sparks argues...


Letters and Cultural Transformations in the United States, 1760-1860

by Theresa Strouth Gaul & Sharon M. Harris

Rejecting the common categorization of letters as primarily private documents, this collection demonstrates the genre's persistent public engagements with changing cultural dynamics of the revolutionary, early...


Aesthetics of Fraudulence in Nineteenth-Century France: Frauds, Hoaxes, and Counterfeits

by Scott Carpenter

Focusing particularly on the aesthetics of fraudulence in works by Mérimée, Balzac, Baudelaire, Vidocq, Sand, and others, Scott Carpenter analyzes manifestations of the false in nineteenth-century French literature....


Debating the Slave Trade: Rhetoric of British National Identity, 1759-1815

by Srividhya Swaminathan

Srividhya Swaminathan examines contemporary books, pamphlets, and literary works to trace the changes in rhetorical strategies utilized by both sides of the abolitionist debate. Suggesting that the debate to...


Autobiography and Natural Science in the Age of Romanticism: Rousseau, Goethe, Thoreau

by Bernhard Kuhn

Bernhard Kuhn's study uncovers a fundamental connection between the autobiographies and scientific writings of Rousseau, Goethe, and Thoreau that refutes the now entrenched thesis of the 'two cultures.' As he...


Women and Personal Property in the Victorian Novel

by Deborah Wynne

Focusing particularly on representations of women and material culture in Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Henry James, Deborah Wynne shows how novelists engaged with the vexed question of women's relationships...


Preparing for Blockade 1885-1914: Naval Contingency for Economic Warfare

by Stephen Cobb

It is argued in this book that, from the 1880s there was a widely shared, but largely unwritten, strategic acceptance in British naval thinking that in a war with a major power the response would be to attack...


The Ashgate Research Companion to the Counter-Reformation

by Alexandra Bamji & Geert H. Janssen

The Ashgate Research Companion to the Counter-Reformation presents a comprehensive examination of recent scholarship on early modern Catholicism in its many guises. It examines how the Tridentine reforms inspired...


From East of Suez to the Eastern Atlantic: British Naval Policy 1964-70

by Edward Hampshire

The book explores British naval policy during the first two governments of Harold Wilson (1964-70), analysing how the Navy Department of the Ministry of Defence and the Navy's professional leadership dealt with...


Jeremias Drexel's 'Christian Zodiac': Seventeenth-Century Publishing Sensation. a Critical Edition, Translated and with an Introduction & Notes

by Nicholas J. Crowe

First published in 1622, Jeremias Drexel's 'Zodiacus christianus' (or 'Christian Zodiac') was a remarkable work of religious iconography and spiritual self-help. Offering the first modern translation into English...