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Mediterranean Slavery and World Literature: Captivity Genres form Cervantes to Rousseau

Mediterranean Slavery and World Literature: Captivity Genres form Cervantes to Rousseau

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Mario Klarer
September 04, 2019

Mediterranean Slavery and World Literature is a collection of selected essays about the transformations of captivity experiences in major early modern texts of world literature and popular media, including works by Cervantes, de Vega, Defoe, Rousseau, and Mozart. Where most studies of Mediterranean...

Haunted Europe: Continental Connections in English-Language Gothic Writing, Film and New Media

Haunted Europe: Continental Connections in English-Language Gothic Writing, Film and New Media

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Evert Jan Van Leeuwen, Michael Newton
July 10, 2019

Haunted Europe offers the first comprehensive account of the British and Irish fascination with a Gothic vision of continental Europe, tracing its effect on British intellectual life from the birth of the Gothic novel, to the eve of Brexit, and the symbolic recalibration of the UK’s relationship to...

No Dialect Please, You're a Poet: English Dialect in Poetry in the 20th and 21st Centuries

No Dialect Please, You're a Poet: English Dialect in Poetry in the 20th and 21st Centuries

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Claire Hélie, Elise Brault-Dreux, Emilie Loriaux
July 05, 2019

No Dialect Please, You're a Poet is situated at the crossroads in research areas of literature and linguistics. This collection of essays brings to the forefront the many ways in which dialect is present in poetry and how it is realised in both written texts and oral performances. In examining...

Memory, Intermediality, and Literature: Something to Hold on to

Memory, Intermediality, and Literature: Something to Hold on to

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Sara Tanderup Linkis
May 02, 2019

"If readers of Sara Tanderup Linkis’ "Something to hold on to …" open the book in the expectation of entering a niche of literature and literary studies, they will leave it after having encountered a new highway in literature. Here, the traditional theme of memory and the most recent use of digital...

Still Here: Memoirs of Trauma, Illness and Loss

Still Here: Memoirs of Trauma, Illness and Loss

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Bunty Avieson, Fiona Giles, Sue Joseph
April 29, 2019

Still Here: Memoirs of Trauma, Illness and Loss explores the history, ethics, and cross-cultural range of memoirs focusing on illness, death, loss, displacement, and other experiences of trauma. From Walt Whitman’s Civil War diaries to kitchen table survivor-to-survivor storytelling following...

Make it Work: 20th Century American Fiction and Fashion

Make it Work: 20th Century American Fiction and Fashion

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Jan Ellyn Goggans
April 25, 2019

Imagine a new critical theory that bases its literary value on fashion. In this theory exists a community that explores and interrogates conventionality, and in American literature of the 20th century, it includes fashion and home decoration, two paths to achieving white femininity, a prized...

Contemporary Narratives of Dementia: Ethics, Ageing, Politics

Contemporary Narratives of Dementia: Ethics, Ageing, Politics

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Sarah Falcus, Katsura Sako
January 02, 2019

This book examines narratives of dementia in contemporary literary texts, studying what is now a pressing issue with deep political, economic, and social implications for many ageing societies. As part of the increasing visibility of dementia in social and cultural life, these narratives pose...

Conrad and Nature: Essays

Conrad and Nature: Essays

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Lissa Schneider-Rebozo, Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy, John G. Peters
October 24, 2018

Conrad and Nature is the first collection of critical essays examining nature and the environment in Joseph Conrad’s writings. Together, these essays by established and emerging scholars reveal both the crucial importance of nature in Conrad’s work, and the vital, ongoing relevance of Conrad’s...

God Behind the Screen: Literary Portraits of Personality Disorders and Religion

God Behind the Screen: Literary Portraits of Personality Disorders and Religion

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Janko Andrijasevic
September 11, 2018

This interdisciplinary study of literary characters sheds light on the relatively under-studied phenomenon of religious psychopathy. God Behind the Screen: Literary Portrais of Religious Psychopathy identifies and rigorously examines protagonists in works from a variety of genres, written by...

Resistance to Science in Contemporary American Poetry

Resistance to Science in Contemporary American Poetry

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Bryan Walpert
August 23, 2018

This book examines types of resistance in contemporary poetry to the authority of scientific knowledge, tracing the source of these resistances to both their literary precedents and the scientific zeitgeists that helped to produce them. Walpert argues that contemporary poetry offers a palimpsest of...

The Future of Testimony: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Witnessing

The Future of Testimony: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Witnessing

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Antony Rowland, Jane Kilby
August 23, 2018

Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the groundbreaking Testimony, this collection brings together the leading academics from a range of scholarly fields to explore the meaning, use, and value of testimony in law and politics, its relationship to other forms of writing like literature and...

Journeys Exposed: Women’s Writing, Photography, and Mobility

Journeys Exposed: Women’s Writing, Photography, and Mobility

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Giorgia Alù
August 22, 2018

Journeys Exposed: Women’s Writing, Photography and Mobility examines contemporary literature written by women that are all related to Italy in different ways. It argues that photography provides women with a means to expose aspects of their nomadic self and of others’ mobile lives within and beyond...

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