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French Dressing: Women, Men, and Fiction in the Ancien Regime

by Nancy K. Miller

French Dressing looks at the ancien régime's scenarios of libertine seduction--unsafe sex and its consequences for women's lives. It places the gender performances of male and female-authored novels in dialogue...


Borders, Boundaries, and Frames

by Mae Henderson

The essays in this volume take up the challenge of working out -- or reworking -- the problematics of the borders, the boundaries and the frameworks that structure our various and multiple notions of identity...


Human, All Too Human

by Diana Fuss

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Staging The Renaissance

by David Scott Kastan & Peter Stallybrass

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


English Literature: A Student Guide

by Martin Stephen

Now appearing in its third edition, Martin Stephen's classic text and course companion to English literature has been thoroughly revised and updated, taking account of the changes which have occurred in the...


Understanding David Henry Hwang

by William C. Boles & Linda Wagner-Martin

A critical study of the playwright's process and the role of identity in each major theatrical work


The Big Book of Irony

by Jon Winokur

Jon Winokur defines and classifies irony and contrasts it with coincidence and cynicism, and other oft-confused concepts that many think are ironic.

He looks at the different forms irony can take, from an irony...


Literature in Translation: Teaching Issues and Reading Practices

by Carol Maier & Françoise Massardier-Kenney

In the last several decades, literary works from around the world have made their way onto the reading lists of American university and college courses in an increasingly wide variety of disciplines. This is...


Borges at Eighty: Conversations

by Jorge Luis Borges & Willis Barnstone

A collection of interviews now available from New Directions for the first time The words of a genius: Borges at Eighty transcends our expectations of ordinary conversation. In these interviews with Barnstone,...


Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art

by Jane Tolmie

Autobiography has seen enormous expansions and challenges over the past decades. One of these expansions has been in comics, and it is an expansion that pushes back against any postmodern notion of the death...


Annoying the Victorians

by James Kincaid

What happens when bad criticism happens to good people? Annoying the Victorians sets the tradition of critical discourse and literary criticism on its ear, as well as a few other areas. James Kincaid brings...


Doctrine and Difference: Essays in the Literature of New England

by Michael J. Colacurcio

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


From Scythia to Camelot: A Radical Reassessment of the Legends of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and the Holy Grail

by C. Scott Littleton & Linda A. Malcor

This volume boldly proposes that the core of the Arthurian and Holy Grail traditions derived not from Celtic mythology, but rather from the folklore of the peoples of ancient Scythia (what are now the South...


Queer Times: Christopher Isherwood's Modernity: Christopher Isherwood's Modernity

by Jamie M. Carr

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Figuratively Speaking: Rhetoric and Culture from Quintilian to the Twin Towers

by Sarah Spence

Although rhetoric is a term often associated with lies, this book takes a polemical look at rhetoric as a purveyor of truth. Its purpose is to focus on one aspect of rhetoric, figurative speech, and to demonstrate...


John Cage and Buddhist Ecopoetics

by Peter Jaeger, Mark Knight & Emma Mason

John Cage was among the first wave of post-war American artists and intellectuals to be influenced by Zen Buddhism and it was an influence that led him to become profoundly engaged with our current ecological...


Macbeth: A Critical Reader

by John Drakakis, Andrew Hiscock & Lisa Hopkins

ARDEN RENAISSANCE DRAMA GUIDES offer students and academics practical and accessible introductions to the critical and performance contexts of key Elizabethan and Jacobean plays. Essays from leading international...


Crafting the Woman Professional in the Long Nineteenth Century: Artistry and Industry in Britain

by Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi & Patricia Zakreski

Over the course of the nineteenth century, women in Britain participated in diverse and prolific forms of artistic labour. How women faced the pragmatics of their own creative labour as they pursued vocations,...


The Arts of Remembrance in Early Modern England: Memorial Cultures of the Post Reformation

by Andrew Gordon & Thomas Rist

The early modern period inherited and refashioned a culture of remembrance deeply-ingrained in the customs of Christian community. The Arts of Remembrance in Early Modern England maps the new terrain of remembrance...


Staging Authority in Caroline England: Prerogative, Law and Order in Drama, 1625-1642

by Jessica Dyson

Considering plays by Philip Massinger, Richard Brome, Ben Jonson, John Ford and James Shirley, this study addresses the political import of drama as it engages with contemporary struggles over authority between...