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Against the Age (Routledge Revivals): An Introduction to William Morris

by Peter Faulkner

Students new to the work of William Morris will find the full range of his achievements covered in this reissue of Peter Faulkner's excellent biography, first published in 1980. The author has carefully placed...


On Brokeback Mountain: Meditations about Masculinity, Fear, and Love in the Story and the Film

by Eric Patterson

On Brokeback Mountain provides accessible, close, and comparative readings of the story and the film, discussing them in relation to the social history of sexual minority men in America. By analyzing the literary...


Perspectives on Politics in Shakespeare

by John A. Murley & Sean D. Sutton

Political science is becoming ever more reliant on abstract statistical models and almost divorced from human judgment, hope, and idealism. William Shakespeare offers the political scientist an antidote to this...


Madness Unchained: A Reading of Virgil's Aeneid

by Lee Fratantuono

The book aims at providing a coherent guide to the entirety of Virgil's Aeneid, with analysis of every scene and, in some cases, every line of crucial passages. The book tries to provide a guide to the vast...


The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed

by Peter Stillman, Laurence Davis & Ursula K. Le Guin

The Dispossessed has been described by political thinker Andre Gorz as 'The most striking description I know of the seductions-and snares-of self-managed communist or, in other words, anarchist society.' To...


Migrant Revolutions: Haitian Literature, Globalization, and U.S. Imperialism

by Kaussen

Migrant Revolution offers an overview of twentieth-century Haitian literature, placing its rich tradition in the context of transnational anti-colonial politics. Kaussen argues that the anti-colonial politics...


Truth from a Lie: Documentary, Detection, and Reflexivity in Abe Kobo's Realist Project

by Margaret Key

This reassessment of some of the major fictional, dramatic, documentary, and critical texts in which Abe worked out his theory of realism in the 1950s and 1960s explores the ways in which the documentarian and...


Edward Taylor's Gods Determinations and Preparatory Meditations: A Critical Edition

by Daniel Patterson

When the young minister-poet Edward Taylor moved to Westfield, Massachusetts, in November of 1671, he had written several poems. When he died there fifty-eight years later, in addition to thousands of sermons...


Latin American Perspectives on Globalization: Ethics, Politics, and Alternative Visions

by Mario Sáenz & Linda Martín|Castillo, Debra A. Alcoff

From the most prominent thinkers in Latin American philosophy, literature, politics, and social science comes a challenge to conventional theories of globalization. The contributors to this volume imagine a...


Seeking to Make the World Anew: Poems of the Living Dialectic

by Sam Friedman

Seeking to Make the World Anew is a collection of poems that confront the crisis of modern society, that yearn for change, and that wonder about what kind of social order might replace the one we have. This...


Beyond Horatio's Philosophy: The Fantasy of Peter S. Beagle

by David Stevens

In Beyond Horatio's Philosophy: The Fantasy of Peter S. Beagle, David Stevens examines the fantasy of American writer Peter S. Beagle. He finds a consistent view of the world and an almost overpowering sense...


Justice as Attunement: Transforming Constitutions in Law, Literature, Economics and the Rest of Life

by Richard Dawson

The meaning of an expression resides not in the expression itself but in the experience of a person's engagement with it. Meaning will be different not only to different people but also to the same person at...


Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Victorian Old Age

by Anne-Julia Zwierlein, Katharina Boehm & Anna Farkas

This essay collection develops new perspectives on constructions of old age in literary, legal, scientific and periodical cultures of the nineteenth century. Rigorously interdisciplinary, the book places leading...


Mobile Narratives: Travel, Migration, and Transculturation

by Eleftheria Arapoglou, Mónika Fodor & Jopi Nyman

Emphasizing the role of travel and migration in the performance and transformation of identity, this volume addresses representations of travel, mobility, and migration in 19th-21st-century travel writing, literature,...


Essays on Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead

by Robert Mayhew

In this unique study of The Fountainhead, Dr. Robert Mayhew brings together historical, literary, and philosophical essays that analyze the novel's style, its use of humor, and its virtues of productivity, independence,...


The Theory Toolbox: Critical Concepts for the New Humanities

by Jeffrey T. Nealon & Susan Searls Giroux

This text involves students in understanding and using the 'tools' of critical social and literary theory from the first day of class. It is an ideal first introduction before students encounter more difficult...


Tyranny in Shakespeare

by Mary Ann McGrail

Even the most explicitly political contemporary approaches to Shakespeare have been uninterested by his tyrants as such. But for Shakespeare, rather than a historical curiosity or psychological aberration, tyranny...


The Emergence of the Digital Humanities

by Steven E. Jones

The past decade has seen a profound shift in our collective understanding of the digital network. What was once understood to be a transcendent virtual reality is now experienced as a ubiquitous grid of data...


Ethnography After Antiquity: Foreign Lands and Peoples in Byzantine Literature

by Anthony Kaldellis

Ethnography After Antiquity explores the modes and motivations of Byzantine ethnographic writing, shedding new light on how Byzantines distinguished themselves from foreign cultures.


Women Writing Nature: A Feminist View

by Barbara Cook

Women Writing Nature addresses the question, 'Do women write about nature differently?' In the process, the collection considers women's writings about the natural world in light of recent and current feminist...