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Women, Epic, and Transition in British Romanticism

by Elisa Beshero-Bondar

Women, Epic, and Transition in British Romanticism argues that early nineteenth-century women poets contributed some of the most daring work in modernizing the epic genre. The book examines several long poems...


Spenser, Milton, and the Redemption of the Epic Hero

by Christopher Bond

This book studies the interplay of theology and poetics in the three great epics of early modern England, the Faerie Queene, Paradise Lost, and Paradise Regained. Bond examines how Spenser and Milton adapted...


New Contexts for Eighteenth-Century British Fiction: 'Hearts Resolved and Hands Prepared'

by Christopher D. Johnson

'New Contexts for Eighteenth-Century British Fiction' is a collection of thirteen essays honoring Professor Jerry C. Beasley, who retired from the University of Delaware in 2005. The essays, written by friends,...


A Delaware Album, 1900-1930

by George Miller

A Delaware Album, 1900-1930 contains over 300 postcard views of the First State from the early decades of the twentieth century, providing a revealing commentary on each photograph. In a time before radio and...


Carnal Reading

by Joseph Pappa

The question of an erotic readership has always vexed scholars. With little evidence of anyone's actually reading erotic material, scholars have made due with variations of an "ideal reader" approach. Insofar...


Swiftly Sterneward: Essays on Laurence Sterne and His Times in Honor of Melvyn New

by W. B. Gerard

This collection of thirteen essays is in honor of the distinguished scholarly career of Melvyn New, Professor Emeritus of the University of Florida. The first eight essays offer various critical perspectives...


General Henry Lockwood of Delaware: Shipmate of Melville, Co-builder of the Naval Academy, Civil War Commander

by Colonel Lloyd J. Matthews

Based on a treasure trove of newly discovered information, General Henry Lockwood of Delaware: Shipmate of Melville, Co-builder of the Naval Academy, Civil War Commander offers the first comparative study of...


The Correspondence of Sarah Helen Whitman and Julia Deane Freeman: Writer to Writer, Woman to Woman

by Catherine Kunce

The letters, drafts, notes, and fragments comprising the correspondence between Sarah Helen Whitman (Poe's onetime fiancée) and Julia Deane Freeman span a tumultuous period in American history, 1856-1863. The...


Pivotal Policies in Delaware: From Desegregation to Deregulation

by William W. Boyer & Edward C. Ratledge

This book assesses how major policy developments have effected systemic institutional change in how Delaware is governed.


Mortality's Muse: The Fine Art of Dying

by D. T. Siebert

D.T. Siebert’s Mortality’s Muse: The Fine Art of Dying demonstrates how art, literature in particular, addresses that most fundamental of human fears—mortal anxiety. Various aspects of culture and thought...


Frances Burney and Narrative Prior to Ideology

by Brian McCrea

"Ideology" today holds a place in literary criticism much like "ironic tension" in the era of New Criticism and "patriarchal power" in the great surge of Feminist criticism beginning in the 1970s. By showing...


Arras Hanging: The Textile That Determined Early Modern Literature and Drama

by Rebecca Olson

Arras Hanging: The Textile That Determined Early Modern Literature and Drama reveals that early modern writers aspired to produce narratives that replicated the structure and aesthetic of high-quality Renaissance...


Attending to Early Modern Women: Conflict and Concord

by Karen Nelson

A global, interdisciplinary consideration of the relationship between war and women's lives, works, economic situations, religious affiliations and practices in the early modern period, this volume gathers together...


Transformations of Memory and Forgetting in Sixteenth-Century France: Marguerite de Navarre, Pierre de Ronsard, Michel de Montaigne

by Nicolas Russell

This book proposes that in a number of French Renaissance texts, we observe a shift in thinking about memory and forgetting. Focusing on a corpus of texts by Marguerite de Navarre, Pierre de Ronsard and Michel...


Shifting Subjects: Plural Subjectivity in Contemporary Francophone Women's Autobiography

by Natalie Edwards

There are many different ways to say 'I.' This book examines the ways in which four contemporary women writers (HZl_ne Cixous, Assia Djebar, Gis_le Halimi and Julia Kristeva) have written their autobiographical...


Women Art Critics in Nineteenth-Century France: Vanishing Acts

by Wendelin Guentner

This book is the first sustained study of a corpus of writings by women art critics active in nineteenth-century France that have all but "vanished" from the historical record. Written by scholars in art history...


Behind the Curtain: Selected Fiction of Fitz-James O'Brien, 1853-1860

by Wayne R. Kime

Behind the Curtain re-introduces the fiction of Fitz-James O'Brien to modern readers by presenting fourteen of his works, five here reprinted for the first time, that together suggest the development and range...


Technologies of Empire: Writing, Imagination, and the Making of Imperial Networks, 1750-1820

by Dermot Ryan

Technologies of Empire reshapes post-colonial scholarship of the long eighteenth century by exploring the ways in which post-enlightenment authors employ writing and imagination to produce rather than simply...


The Life of Robert Loraine: The Stage, the Sky, and George Bernard Shaw

by Lanayre D. Liggera

During his life, Robert Loraine interacted with a number of influential people of surprisingly diverse positions. An adventurer both physically and intellectually, his charismatic personality was recognized...


Soviet Heroic Poetry in Context: Folklore or Fakelore

by Margaret Ziolkowski

Soviet epic compositions of the 1930s and 1940s, the so-called noviny ("new songs"), have often been the subject of folkloristic controversy. This study tells the story of the rise and fall of the noviny in...