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Resounding the Sublime

by Miranda Eva Stanyon

What does the sublime sound like? Harmonious, discordant, noisy, rustling, silent? Miranda Eva Stanyon rereads and resounds this crucial aesthetic category in English and German literatures of the long eighteenth...


Medieval Nonsense

by Jordan Kirk

Five hundred years before ?Jabberwocky? and Tender Buttons, writers were already preoccupied with the question of nonsense. But even as the prevalence in medieval texts of gibberish, babble, birdsong, and allusions...


Lupenga Mphande

by Dike Okoro

Dike Okoro analyzes the various manifestations of ecocriticism and political activism in the poetry of Lupenga Mphande, who is arguably Africa’s first poet to explore the existence of territorial cults and...


Searching for Sarah

by Dominique Malherbe

In 1932, Afrikaans literary icon CJ Langenhoven died suddenly. He surprised the Afrikaner establishment by naming a young Jewish woman, the fiery redhead Sarah Eva Goldblatt, executrix of his literary legacy. ...


The Illustrated Letters of the Brontës

by Juliet Gardiner

The Illustrated Letters of the Brontës is the story both of the real world of the Brontës at Haworth Parsonage, their home on the edge of the lonely Yorkshire moors, and of the imaginary worlds they spun for...


Liturgical Song and Practice in Dante's Commedia

by Helena Phillips-Robins

This study explores ways in which Dante presents liturgy as enabling humans to encounter God.

In Liturgical Song and Practice in Dante?s ?Commedia,? Helena Phillips-Robins explores for the first time the ways...


The Ethics of the Stoic Epictetus

by William O. Stephens

This text remains the only English translation of Bonhöffer?s classic, definitive examination of Epictetus?s ethics. Thorough, knowledgeable, perceptive, and accessible, the unity of this book and its thematic...


Uniting Music and Poetry in Twentieth-Century Spain

by Nelson R. Orringer

In Uniting Music and Poetry in Twentieth-Century Spain, Nelson R. Orringer uses both literary and musical analysis to study sung poems in twentieth-century Spain. In nine chapters, each focusing on an individual...


Dante and Violence

by Brenda Deen Schildgen

This study explores how Dante represents violence in the Comedy and reveals the connection between contemporary private and public violence and civic and canon law violations.

Although a number of articles have...


Arteletra

by Jason A. Bartles

ArteletrA analyzes the Sixties in Latin America in order to revisit the core claim of literary and cultural studies to political relevancy in the contemporary world: the task of making visible the invisible....


Spring and Autumn Annals of Wu and Yue

by Jianjun He

Spring and Autumn Annals of Wu and Yue is the first complete English translation of Wu Yue Chunqiu, a chronicle of two neighboring states during China's Spring and Autumn period. This collection of political...


Figural Space

by William D. Melaney

This book is concerned with the continuing viability of both Freud and Hegel to the reading of modern literature. The book begins with Julia Kristeva’s attempts to relate Hegelian thought to a psychoanalytically...


Figural Space

by William D. Melaney

This book is concerned with the continuing viability of both Freud and Hegel to the reading of modern literature. The book begins with Julia Kristeva’s attempts to relate Hegelian thought to a psychoanalytically...


Form and Foreskin

by A. W. Strouse

Why did Saint Augustine ask God to ?circumcise [his] lips?? Why does Sir Gawain cut off the Green Knight?s head on the Feast of the Circumcision? Is Chaucer?s Wife of Bath actually?as an early glossator figures...


Culinary Diplomacy’s Role in the Immigrant Experience

by Jennifer Gray

In Culinary Diplomacy's Role in the Immigrant Experience: Fiction and Memoirs of Middle Eastern Women, the emergent field of literary food studies engages with international diplomacy studies to establish books...


Romantic Egypt

by Elizabeth A. Fay

Romantic Egypt: Abyssal Ground of British Romanticism traces the historical, cultural and intellectual affiliations between Ancient Egypt and Romantic-period Britain and Germany, including the influences contributed...


Romantic Egypt

by Elizabeth A. Fay

Romantic Egypt: Abyssal Ground of British Romanticism traces the historical, cultural and intellectual affiliations between Ancient Egypt and Romantic-period Britain and Germany, including the influences contributed...


Truman Capote's In Cold Blood: Bookmarked

by Justin St. Germain

?In taking on Capote?s masterwork, Justin St. Germain has written nothing less than an essential reckoning with the entire American enterprise of nonfiction. His book changed forever how I see not only In Cold...


Political Grammars

by Davide Tarizzo

Do we need to be a "people," populus, in order to embrace democracy and live together in peace? If so, what is a populus? Is it by definition a nation? What exactly do we mean by nationality?

In this book, Davide...


Doña Bárbara Unleashed

by Jenni M. Lehtinen

Since its publication in 1929, the story of Doña Bárbara has haunted the collective Latin-American imagination, and has been adapted variously both for the small and big screen. Doña Bárbara Unleashed explores...