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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...


Memory and Commemoration in Medieval Culture

by Elma Brenner & Meredith Cohen

Focusing on France but incorporating studies from further afield, this collection of essays marks an important new contribution to the study of medieval memory and commemoration. Arranged thematically, each...


Oceania and the Victorian Imagination: Where All Things Are Possible

by Richard D. Fulton & Peter H. Hoffenberg

Focusing on Oceania's impact on Victorian culture, most notably travel writing, photography, international exhibitions, literature and the culture of childhood, this collection examines the Victorians' engagement...


The Mainstreaming of the Extreme Right in France and Australia: A Populist Hegemony?

by Aurélien Mondon

This compelling study on the rise of right-wing parties in two countries with different histories but similar experiences of how mainstream parties campaigned and reacted to the changing political landscape...


Reforming Trollope: Race, Gender, and Englishness in the Novels of Anthony Trollope

by Deborah Denenholz Morse

Trollope the reformer and the reformation of Trollope scholarship in relation to gender, race, and genre are the intertwined subjects of eminent Trollopian Deborah Denenholz Morse's radical rethinking of Anthony...


Shell Shock and the Modernist Imagination: The Death Drive in Post-World War I British Fiction

by Wyatt Bonikowski

Bonikowski examines how the figure of the shell-shocked soldier and the symptoms of war trauma were transformed in novels by Ford Madox Ford, Rebecca West and Virginia Woolf. Situating his study with respect...


Writings of Exile in the English Revolution and Restoration

by Philip Major

Offering fresh interpretations of exile in the English Revolution and Restoration, this study explores the personal, political and religious ramifications of displacement, and shines a torch on the rich variety...


Representing Place in British Literature and Culture, 1660-1830: From Local to Global

by Evan Gottlieb & Juliet Shields

Surveying the literary and cultural landscapes of the long eighteenth century, this collection examines the many locales that shaped Britons' affiliations and identities. Essays on individual authors, a variety...


St. Philip's College: A Point of Pride on San Antonio's Eastside

by Marie Pannell Thurston, Adena Williams Loston & Maria Hernandez Ferrier

In 1898, St. Philip’s Normal and Industrial School opened its doors in San Antonio, offering sewing classes for black girls. It was the inaugural effort in a program, founded by the West Texas diocese of the...


Texas State Parks and the CCC: The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps

by Angela S. Reed, Cynthia A. Brandimarte & Carter Smith

From Palo Duro Canyon in the Panhandle to Lake Corpus Christi on the coast, from Balmorhea in far West Texas to Caddo Lake near the Louisiana border, the state parks of Texas are home not only to breathtaking...