Subject Area: British Studies

Academies of the Reverend Bartholomew Booth in Georgian England and Revolutionary America Enlightening the Curriculum
1996 0-7734-8856-1
Drawing on a vast range of archival sources on both sides of the Atlantic, this volume pieces together an intriguing story of patronage, adversity and success, and reveals the vitality of a hitherto unknown aspect of the history of education in 18th century England and Revolutionary America. Bartholomew Booth, Oxford-educated, entered the Church of England and became a country schoolmaster. He opened his own academies first in Liverpool, later in Lancashire and Essex, offering an unusually wide curriculum, broadly following the educational philosophy of Benjamin Franklin. Booth emigrated to Maryland in 1773 with two of his three sons, his two patronesses. After siding with the Revolutionary cause, he returned to his educational work and opened academies in Maryland, at The Forest of Needwood and at Delamer, for the sons of the leaders of the Revolution, including Benedict Arnold, Dr. William Shippen, and members of the Washington family. Despite the privations of war, his work prospered and the popularity of his enlightened curriculum endured until his death in 1785.

African Institution (1807-1827) and the Anti-slavery Movement in Great Britain
2005 0-7734-6129-9
The African Institution was a pivotal abolitionist and antislavery group in Britain during the early nineteenth century, and its members included royalty, prominent lawyers, Members of Parliament, and noted reformers such as William Wilberforce, Thomas Clarkson, and Zachary Macaulay. Focusing on the spread of Western civilization to Africa, the abolition of the foreign slave trade, and improving the lives of slaves in British colonies, the group's influence extended far into Britain's diplomatic relations in addition to the government's domestic affairs. The African Institution carried the torch for antislavery reform for twenty years and paved the way for later humanitarian efforts in Great Britain. This book is the only monograph on the African Institution, and thus the only specific book length analysis of its successes and failures. The 20-year period of its existence was a crucial transitional period for the antislavery movement, and the book adds to a relatively sparse body of research on that particular time period.

Almeida Garrett (1799-1854), Founder of Portuguese Romanticism: A Study in Anglo-Portuguese Cultural Interaction
2012 0-7734-1319-7
This book examines the ideological, cultural and social aspects of the fascinating relationship between Portuguese Romanticism and British Culture.

An Analysis of William Blake’s Early Writings and Designs to 1790 Including Songs of Innocence
1999 0-7734-7922-8


An Anatomy of Reprintings and Plagiarisms Finding Keys to Editorial Practices and Magazine History, 1730-1820
2001 0-7734-7657-1
This volume gathers a variety of studies of British and American magazines in which the reprinted articles when traced to their origins reveal practices of editors that otherwise might go undetected. Some of these practices are false sales figures, false charges of plagiarism against those from whom the magazines most frequently plagiarized, the disguised reprinting of something old as something new, disclosure of scandal in the lives of persons invented to permit scandal to be disclosed, and promises of wonderful things to appear which never would or were intended to appear. Introductory: Thomas Gordon and The Universal Spectator The Court Magazine: Marketing Something Old as Something New The Beauties of the Magazines (1772) The Monthly Ledger (1773-1776): A Year of Plagiarisms The Monthly Miscellany/The Sentimental Magazine: Mirror Images The Town and Country Magazine: Decline in the Nineties The American Herald: Distinguishing American from Foreign Voices The Edinburgh Magazine and the New York Magazine The Balance: A Hudson Magazine’s Big-City Connection New York/Philadelphia/New York Works Cited

An Annotated Bibliography of Thomas Traherne Criticism, 1900-2003
2005 0-7734-6023-3
This is a much-needed volume for scholars working on this great 17th century mystic poet and philosopher, whose Centuries of Meditation was not discovered until 1895 in London and not published until 1908, and who has been receiving more and more attention over time. This bibliography has been arranged chronologically. Each of the 331 entries in this work contains the exact bibliographical references along with a succinct description of the content and contribution each work makes. There are both author and subject indices that relate to the numerical entry of the work cited, which will greatly aid scholars working on particular topics within Traherne research.

An Annotated Edition of Joshua Barnes’ the Academie, Or, the Cambridge Dunns
2012 0-7734-2571-3
An annotated edition of Joshua Barnes The Academie, or The Cambridge Dunns, with a new essay on the place of Barnes in 17th English Theatre. Swanson examines the bawdy and dark satire of the Cambridge playwright Joshua Barnes whose play savages the university and town. Barnes’ annotated version of this play sheds new light on English satire and Barnes as a “university wit,” while situating the play’s importance by differentiating it from its contemporary rivals in London.

An Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna in English and American Literature
1992 0-7734-9539-8
The aim of this encyclopedia is to survey the fauna and flora of England and America not from the viewpoint of zoological or botanical science but of literature. Given the excessive broadness of the endeavor, this is done in a personally selective manner, with preferences toward English over American, and poetry over prose. Two sources in particular take pride of place -- the Authorized King James Version of the Bible, and Shakespeare.

An Historical Evaluation of Thomas Hardy’s Poetry
2001 0-7734-7721-7
This volume collects critical essays on Hardy’s poetry, from Edmund Gosse (1918) to Samuel Hynes (1997), which reflect not only the diverse nature of Hardy’s poetry but also show how critics of different generations have added to our understanding and appreciation of it. Some articles are concerned with Hardy’s relationship with other poets like Wordsworth, Housman, Yeats, and Larkin. “The range of commentary covers just about every perspective the twentieth century has had to offer on Hardy, and this commentary issues from some of the best observers. The collection confirms that as well as being a popular poet, Hardy has always been a poet’s poet. Hence, along with the specially well chosen academic offerings, we find essays by T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, John Crowe Ransom, and W. H. Auden from the earlier part of the century, and appreciations by Philip Larkin, Thom Gunn, Donald Davie, and Seamus Heaney from the later part. In addition to the valuable service he performs in bringing these distinguished voices together, Amitav Banerjee himself provides a fine, balanced, and helpful introduction to the whole.” – John Roe “. . . a magnificent compendium of criticism of Hardy’s verse, with commentators ranging from Gosse, Eliot, and Pound early in the century to Seamus Heaney, Hillis Miller, and M. L. Rosenthal in recent years. Not only Hardy enthusiasts but educated readers in general will be grateful for the bright and various light these essays shed on the oeuvre of a great poet.” – Victor Strandberg

An Interpretive Reading of Virginia Woolf's the Waves Narrative, Time and Self
1998 0-7734-8370-5


Anglo - German Correspondence of Vernon Lee and Irene Forbes-Mosse During World War I: Women Writers' Friendship Transcending Enemy Lines
2014 0-7734-4313-4
This recently discovered cache of letters, skillfully and devotedly edited by Sieberg and Zorn, provides us with new insight into the powerful story of the enduring friendship of two women writers from enemy nations and their intellectual yet heartfelt correspondence, describing the events and challenges of The Great War from a clearly women’s perspective, outside the confines of the suppressive public sphere of censorship and propaganda.

Anonymous Life of William Cecil, Lord Burghley
1990 0-88946-481-2
Published from the manuscript written within five years of the death of this eminent Elizabethan statesman (1520-1598). Has not been reprinted since the 18th century. Constitutes one of the principal literary sources for the career and personality of the man who was Queen Elizabeth's chief minister for forty years. With an assessment of this work in the light of modern scholarship.

Architectural Influences on Jane Austen’s Narratives: Structure as an Active Agent of Fictive Knowledge in the Long Eighteenth Century
2009 0-7734-4769-5
This book is the first sustained analysis of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park in conjunction with her two Bath novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. It is a careful examination of the organization and background of these interconnected worlds and demonstrates the importance of the Palladian influence on Austen’s Bath, and her awareness of the significance of her brothers’ Naval careers. This book contains fifteen color photographs.

Atlantic Archipelago. A Political History of the British Isles
1996 0-88946-455-3
Presents a comprehensive political history of what are usually known as the British Isles without taking an Anglocentric point of view.

B Films as a Record of British Working-Class Preoccupations in the 1950s: The Historical Importance of a Genre that Has Disappeared
2009 0-7734-4788-1
This book is the first extensive study of the British B film in the post-war period. The B film was, in the 1950s and 1960s, part of the staple fare of a cinema-going public although, even in their heyday, these films were undervalued even by the people who made them. Once the ‘full supporting programme’ disappeared from local cinema screens these films also apparently disappeared from the consciousness of all but a very few. This book contains ten black and white photographs.

Beowulf Poet and His Real Monsters: A Trauma- Theory Reading of the Anglo- Saxon Poem
2013 0-7734-4464-5
This book opens a new line of inquiry into the Old English poem, specifically trauma theory, which attempts to map the psychological typography of an author and his or her culture, that is, when the text appears to be wrought of traumatic experience. Indicators of a “trauma text” are narrative techniques often associated with postmodernism--expressly, intertextuality, repetition, a dispersed or fragmented voice, and a search for powerful language. The anonymous Beowulf poet made extensive use of all four narrative techniques, suggesting he and his culture were suffering some sort of traumatic stress. The author brings together knowledge from myriad disciplines, among them history, anthropology, sociology, biology, psychology, with special emphases on the branches of psychoanalysis and neuropsychology--and focuses his trauma-theory reading on the poem's original language.

Best of Gentleman's Magazine, 1731-1754
1987 0-88946-457-X
An anthology of articles on politics, religion, science, exploration, marriage and family life, theater and the arts, medicine, and popular culture from the most influential periodical of the eighteenth century.

Bibliography of the English Novel From the Restoration to the French Revolution: A Checklist of Sources and Critical Materials, with Particular Reference to the Period 1660 to 1740
1995 0-7734-1280-8


Body Texts in the Novels of Angela Carter: Writing From a Corporeagraphic Point of View
2008 0-7734-4892-6
This study fills a major gap of Carter’s reception and enters into dialogue with current post-semiotical theories of the embodied subject by virtue of focusing on the dynamics of the meaning-in-process concomitant with the subject-in-process (Kristeva 1985) and the body-in-process. Through a corporeal narratological method—a close-reading interfacing of semioticized bodies in the text and of the somatized text on the body—I decipher how the ideologically disciplined, normativized-neutralized, ‘cultural’ body and its repressed yet haunting transgressive, corporeal, material ‘reality’ (are) (de)compose(d by) the Carterian fiction’s destabilizing discursive subversions and vibrations surfacing in narrative blind-spots, overwritings, textual ruptures or rhetorical manoeuvres.

Bridgewater Manuscript of Thomas Middleton's a Game at Chess (1624)
1995 0-7734-9113-9
This examination of the Bridgewater manuscript, which is one of the few surviving early 17th-century dramatic manuscripts (partially) in the playwright's hand, gives fascinating evidence of authorial transcription and the attentions of an early annotater. The publication of the Bridgewater manuscript completes the availability of primary sources for Middleton's play. Prefaced by a full description, the text is a modified diplomatic transcription, with textual notes, on the model of Malone Society editions.

Bristol Austrian Studies
1991 0-7734-1336-7
Written by Bristol Germanists past and present, this volume includes eleven research essays. Included are: The Babenburg Dukes; Schnüffis' Mirantisches Flötlein; Collin's Regulus; Nestroy and the Redemptorists; Alcoholism in 19th-century drama; Stifter's Bunte Sleine; Duels in Schnitzler's plays; Hofmannsthal's quatrains; Hofmannsthal's Prolog zu dem Buch `Anatol'; a Kafka notebook entry; and Contemporary Women's Writing in Austria. It also has numerous illustrations and a special preface by Professor Emeritus August Closs. Bristol Austrian Studies will appeal to all advanced readers of Austrian literature. Its critical range and stimulating subject matter are a tribute to the sustained interest in Austrian culture that characterizes the teaching and research of Bristol University's German Department.

Britain and the West New Guinea Dispute, 1949-1962
2008 0-7734-5097-1
This book considers British policy during the dispute over “West Papua” between Indonesia and the Netherlands following the collapse of the Suharto regime. Although there are books and theses on American, Australian and Dutch policies, those of the British have remained unexplored. The work looks at the factors that conditioned Britain’s response to the unrest from accommodating its allies to navigating Cold War pressures and the emphasis on decolonization, particularly from the United Nations.

British Magazine January 1760-December 1767 an Annotated Index of Signatures, Ascriptions, Subjects, and Titles of Literary Prose
2000 0-7734-7791-8


British Magazine, 1746-1751
2002 0-7734-6934-6


British Mercantile Interests in the Making of the Peace of Paris 1763 Trade, War and Empire
1992 0-7734-9548-7
This study is based on the presupposition that imperial policy reflected the economic structure of the empire, that it existed as an adjunct to the operations of the slave trader, the sugar planter, the fisherman of the ports of western England, the fur merchant, and the trader to India and the Spice Islands. Whereas the commercial community was responsible for the developments of empire, the larger landed interests often possessed the political power to determine the final outcome of these developments. This is demonstrated in the making of the Treaty of Paris, where the landed interests thwarted the full possibilities for extensive growth of the mercantile community by accepting a peace which was inconsistent with the war effort and the great victories of the war. This study examines the mercantile interests of the period, the role they played in both the war and the making of the Treaty of Paris, and the relationship between mercantile interests and the ministry.

British Reception of Russian Playwright Aleksandr Nikolaevich Ostrovsky (1823-1886): Russian Drama on the British Stage
2011 0-7734-1459-2
This book explores the curious anonymity in the West of Russia’s foremost mid-nineteenth-century playwright, Aleksandr Nikolaevich Ostrovsky. It seeks explanations for this obscurity and, in turn, sheds further light on the wider relationship between Russian and English literature and the factors that affect the cross-cultural transfer of literary works.

British Royal Messengers Service 1568-1750 - An Institutional Study
1999 0-7734-7977-5
This monograph on the Royal Messengers of the Great Chamber in early modern Britain explores the rules and regulations, privileges and duties and, ultimately, the enduring structure of the Messengers' establishment.

British Strategic Bombing Policy From World War I Through 1940. Politics, Attitudes, and the Formation of a Lasting Pattern
1989 0-88946-464-2
Traces British governmental thought, policy, and action regarding strategic bombing from World War I to the end of 1940, the year in which the relatively unprofitable area-bombing campaign began. Policy-making at both the cabinet level and top level of the RAF is examined.

British Travel Writers in China - Writing Home to a British Public, 1890-1914
2004 0-7734-6497-2
This study is principally about travel and the travel experience, engaged those themes within the context of existing post-colonial and post-modern debates that critique the writings of Western travelers who journeyed in non-Western locales. The travel writers, or travel savants, as they are characterized in the work, rarely traveled alone but typically promoted a travel persona of the idealized solitary traveler derived from deeply engrained traditions in Western travel literature. Such solitary projections were mitigated by a narrative device that envisioned traveling companions in the form of an imaginary British readership. They sought to bring to their readers parts and elements of China not yet visited or profiled by Western writers. A critical component of the study engages travel encounters, namely the crowds, servants, official, transportations forms, inns, foods, dangers, and hardships of the road. Such encounters invoked fascination and wonder, but also engendered fear, aversion, and irritation – responses central to the norms of travel writing and the travel savant’s identity that invariably colored the representational process, reinforcing existent stereotypes about China and the Chinese

Byrhtferth's East Anglian Chronicle
2006 0-7734-5545-0
This is the third volume in a collection in which the pre-Conquest chronicles of England will be presented in a comparative format. Edited texts of the chronicles, and modern English translations, are placed on facing pages. Opposite them appear the translations, with explanatory comments as footnotes. Each volume will conclude with a full bibliography, followed by detailed indexes of personal and place names.

Byrhtferth’s Northumbrian Chronicle
2006 0-7734-5751-8
This volume is the second in a series in which the pre-Conquest chronicles of England will be presented in a comparative format. Edited texts of the chronicles, and modern English translations, are placed on facing pages. The major Old English and Latin texts are given side by side, annal by annal, on even-numbered pages, with significant variants as footnotes. Opposite them appear the translations, with explanatory comments as footnotes. Each volume is provided with an introduction in which the various texts are listed and their sources and authenticity discussed, followed by an assessment of their historical significance. These discussions are illustrated by facsimiles of specimen folios, together with maps showing places mentioned in the texts. Where appropriate, biographical notes on persons mentioned in the texts are included. Each volume concludes with a full bibliography, followed by detailed indexes of personal and place names.

Byron as a Poet of Nature the Search for Paradise
1999 0-7734-8187-7
The reader seeking to understand the powerful resurgence of fascism in the world today will profit from Lussu's account. This is an autobiography through which the reader encounters men and women caught up in the brutalizing of a State whose opponents suffer the consequences of holding to principle. In Sardinia in the 1920's a weak and scheming bourgeois class fell easy prey to fascism. Lussu's personal, humorous, warm, perceptive, ironic and telling account of his own humiliation and punishment, affords the reader the unique perspective of a man at the center of opposition to a murderous movement which would eventually plunge Europe into war.

Character of Britomart in Spenser’s the Faerie Queene
2001 0-7734-7526-5


Charles Lamb as the London Magazine’s “elia”
2003 0-7734-6592-8
This study examines Charles Lamb’s satiric exuberance as an important component of Romantic emotional intensity. Lamb’s essays comment importantly – and in ways not previously recognized – on the poetry of such major romantics as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, and Byron, several of whom he knew personally. Lamb’s original essays in the London Magazine differ from their collected form in the Essays of Elia and have never been reprinted. Attention to Lamb’s revisions between the original and reprinted essay appearances will shed light on his compositional practices and on the writing of Romantic prose generally. This volume contains the original London Magazine essays, with Lamb’s original spelling, with commentary following.

Coleridge’s Idea of Wordsworth as Philosopher Poet
2002 0-7734-7063-8


Comick Magazine; Or, Compleat Library of Mirth, Humour, Wit, Gaiety and Entertainment. by the Greatest Wits of All Ages & Nations (london: Harrison & Co., March-December 1796)
2006 0-7734-5595-7
This is an annotated catalogue of The Comick Magazine (March-December 1796). Included in the catalogue is a Register of the Monthly Contents, a Title and Initial-Wording Index in Prose form, a Title and Initial-Wording Index in poetry form, an Index of Authors, Signatures, and Sources, as well as section of Works Cited and Consulted

Commendatory Verse and Authorship in the English Renaissance
2003 0-7734-6770-X
Commendatory verse – poetry written by one author specifically to commend the work of another – presents a window on English Renaissance literary culture as wide and clear as any yet found, a window through which very few scholars have looked. This study examines particularly the paratextual functions of commendatory poetry and the relationship of those functions to contemporary Renaissance conceptions of authorship. Chapters examine the poem as advertisement for the book to which it is attached and its role in book-selling, the state of patronage; the way the writers promoted themselves through the poems they wrote for others, with Ben Jonson serving as an example, the poems’ influence on reader response, with a discussion of William Shakespeare, examining the interplay of personal agency and cultural work in the liminary material of “Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories & Tragedies.” One appendix identifies the original material of all commendatory poems written by Ben Jonson, and another identifying all printed drama before 1641 accompanied by commendatory verse.

Commentary on G. M. Hopkins' the Wreck of the Deutschland
1992 0-88946-584-3
Explicates the meaning of the poem, "The Wreck of the Deutschland," word by word, and stanza by stanza, keeping in mind the undercurrents of thought and influence in the poem that flow from pages of the New Testament, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, and the plays of Shakespeare.

Complementation in Early Modern English - A Study of John Lyly's euphues
2004 0-7734-6273-2
This is an analysis on the system of finite complement clauses in early Modern English which is meant to be a contribution both to historical syntax and to the study of John Lyly’s euphuistic language. It is also a contribution to a more ambitious research programme on corpus-based historical linguistics, part of which has already been carried out at the Department of English of the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) by a team of scholars led by Professor Teresa Fanego. Despite its importance for the history of the English language, the early Modern English period (1500-1700), the stage when many of the characteristic structures of present-day English developed, has always been the Cinderella of historical linguistics. This study aims to offer clear exemplification of finite complement clauses during this decisive period. Methodologically, this is a corpus-based study, as this seems to be the most adequate approach for primarily descriptive research. The first chapters discuss verb complementation, while the following chapters introduce and analyze complements to adjectives and noun complementation. In short, this book offers a description of sentential complementation in early Modern English. In addition, it also includes an analysis of the synchronic and diachronic aspects of the syntax of these structures.

Complete Poems and Plays of Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke (1554-1628), in Two Volumes Volume Ii: The Verse Treatises the Early Versions of mustapha
2008 0-7734-4958-2
This is an edition which calls for a re-examination of his relationship to Sir Philip Sidney and the Pembroke circle. This book contains one black and white photograph.

Complete Poems and Plays of Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke (1554-1628), in Two Volumes, Volume I: cÆlica Mustapha Alaham
2008 0-7734-4956-6
This is an edition which calls for a re-examination of his relationship to Sir Philip Sidney and the Pembroke circle. This book contains one black and white photograph.

Contemporary German Prose in Britain and France (1980-1999)
2007 0-7734-5360-1
Translation negotiates otherness. Hence, otherness can be regarded as a central component of the translation process. Moreover, via disciplines, such as philosophy and anthropology, otherness in the last two decades has entered Western theories and studies of translation and become an important analytical and normative category in the field of translation studies. Nevertheless, there is an apparent lack of research considering the concept itself as well as its history and current use in the field and its relevance for the practice of translation. This book can be regarded as a first attempt to fill this gap. It reconsiders the translation theories currently known as ‘foreignizing’ and shows that some of these draw on the same nationalist agenda that they try to transcend. Moreover, the ensuing case study proves that current translation practice is still governed by a nationalist assurance of linguistic and cultural differences. This book therefore concludes by calling for a change of perspective in the theoretical and practical approaches to translation. Translation should no longer be regarded as a means of delimiting our selves from a national other, but as a way to uncover the otherness underlying these alleged selves.

Contemporary Studies on Lord Byron
2001 0-7734-7537-0


Contribution to Literature of Orcadian Writer George Mackay Brown an Introduction and a Bibliography
1992 0-7734-9651-3
Presents George Mackay Brown in his Orkney setting and tells the reader about the Orkney Islands as well as about Brown himself. Principally a reference book, offering a full bibliography of all Brown's works up to the moment of press, as well as a secondary bibliography of works about him.

Correspondence (1779-1843) of Mary Hays , British Novelist
2004 0-7734-6357-7
Mary Hays is known for her literary works and as a formidable member of radical circles in the late eighteenth century. Her letters help the reader understand the extent of her engagement with contemporary issues and how these were voiced in her writings. Until now no full edition of the letters has appeared and earlier selections were greatly abridged. This new edition of almost 400 letters reaffirms Hays’ position within literary and radical circles and provides an important background against which to assess the importance of her writings. Because letters from as well as to Hays are included, we are able to see how much her opinions were sought and assess her importance within sensibility, rational philosophy and the development of feminism.

The letters span a long period beginning with her youthful correspondence where we see her ‘story’ unfolding as she grapples with the implications and vocabulary of sensibility, and strove to give meaning to her life, then her engagement with the demands of Dissent and the beginnings of her writing career. Family and friends supply background details of her influential behavior on others and the correspondence with well-known writers reveal her centrality in contemporary literary circles. The final letters to Henry Crabb Robinson show that even in her reclusive old age she was still engaging with philosophical issues and liberal discussion. It would seem that, here, Hays takes on the role of mentor so often assigned to men of her acquaintance. Hence, we find several ‘Mary Hays’ in this collection and the letters help clarify some of the ‘myths’ surrounding her.

This book which contains almost 400 letters contributes to a greater understanding of the contemporary time and its issues and will enable greater awareness of the central position of Mary Hays within it. Scholars interested not only in the life of Mary Hays but also in the emergence of Romanticism and contemporary life in general will find in these letters invaluable source material.

Correspondence of John Stephen Farmer and W. E. Henley on Their Slang Dictionary 1890-1904
2003 0-7734-6612-6
Slang and its Analogues is a classic of its kind, completed in seven volumes between 1890 and 1904, and has not been superseded. It was last reprinted in 1987. This study sheds light on its compilation through an examination of the correspondence of the two editors. The letters illustrate the nature of the Farmer-Henley relationship, which appears to be quite formal, and the amount of work involved in such an enterprise. Apart from slang, the book provides an insight into the second half of Farmer’s literary career as an editor of early English drama texts.

Course of English Surrealist Poetry Since the 1930s
1989 0-88946-932-6
Proposes that there has been a revival of surrealist poetry and traces an uninterrupted thread of development in surrealism throughout twentieth-century English poetry.

Creation of Religious Identities by English Women Poets From the Seventeenth to the Early Twentieth Century Soulscapes
2001 0-7734-7463-3
This volume offers a text-centered investigation of the basic concerns, modes, and desires in British women’s poetic interactions with the Christian religion. Covers not only the well-known poets such as Anne Bradstreet, the Brontes, and Emily Dickinson, but also many lesser-known ones.

Critical Biography of English Novelist, Viola Meynell, 1885-1956
2002 0-7734-7220-7
Meynell was in her time widely regarded as one of the generation’s greatest talents. She wrote a dozen novels, several books of stories, two memoirs, and two volumes of poetry, along with a great deal of literary journalism. No other full-length study or biography of Meynell exists. This study takes a chronological approach, and describes and analyzes her family life and intellectual background, and discusses the reception of her work, citing letters, sales figures, etc. It is based on archival research as well as extensive interviews with surviving family members and descendents of people who knew her.

Critical Edition of the Life and Death of Jack Straw 1594
2002 0-7734-7118-9


Critical Edition of the Poetical Works of William Falconer
2003 0-7734-6766-1
This is the first ever scholarly edition of Falconer’s poetry. After an account of Falconer’s life and reputation, this study concentrates on Falconer’s masterwork, The Shipwreck, an autobiographical narrative of a disastrous shipwreck in 1749, of which Falconer was one of three survivors. The poem is unique in its autobiographical/narrative/didactic/epic character. The poem survives in three distinct and much modified versions. The parallel text format of this edition facilitates line by line comparison of the editions and presents the progress of Falconer’s self-taught development as a poet, and how he adapts to fashionable taste of the time. The Shipwreck is of interest to scholars of other disciplines. Its explicit intention of being an improving work for seafarers links it closely with Falconer’s other major publication The Dictionary of the Marine which became the standard work. The Shipwreck’s many detailed accounts of sailing ship handling and navigation in the mid-18th century make it a valuable source for maritime historians. The study also examines some of Falconer’s other minor poetry.

Critical Edition of the Private Diaries of Robert Proctor: The Life of a Librarian at the British Museum
2010 0-7734-3634-0
Robert Proctor will always be remembered among bibliographers for two things: for his rearrange¬ment of the incunabula in the British Museum in what has become known as ‘Proctor order’, based on the way in which printing spread in its early days; and for the mystery which continues to surround his death. Born in 1868, he was appointed to the British Museum in 1891, and in 1898 he published his Index to the Early Printed Books in the British Museum. In 1899 he started to keep a private diary, and this lasted until his death in 1903. One of the volumes is missing, but the remaining three are edited and published for the first time here.

Critical Edition of Two Modern Plays on the Dramatic Character of Sir John Falstaff
2006 0-7734-5565-5
This book focuses on a literary figure – Shakespeare’s Falstaff – who seems to have taken on a life independent of the plays in which he first appeared: Henry IV, Part One (ca. 1596), Henry IV, Part Two (ca. 1599), and The Merry Wives of Windsor (ca. 1597-1601). Since that time, Falstaff has appeared in numerous other plays, novels, poems, paintings, musical pieces, and films. The high points in Falstaff’s “career,” included in this collection, are by two major artistic figures from the 20th century: Fernand Crommelynck (1886-1970), whose The Knight of the Moon, or Sir John Falstaff is adapted from the two parts of Henry IV, with some additions from The Merry Wives of Windsor; and Orson Welles (1915-1985), whose play Chimes at Midnight (1960) prepared the way for his 1966 film by the same title and was itself preceded by another stage version by Welles, Five Kings (1938). Each of the two Falstaff plays in this volume is preceded by a preface, and the anthology as a whole is framed by an historical introduction and a comprehensive critical, as well as creative, bibliography. This book’s contribution to scholarship is not only its documentation of Falstaff’s characterological life and the influence of that life on subsequent art, but also the fact that it serves as a case study, of sorts, in the art of adaptation: from drama to drama, even from drama to film.

Critical Essays on T.h. White, English Writer, 1906-1964
2008 0-7734-4978-7
This collection of essays is a timely reconsideration of the author of The Once and Future King, whose work has been relatively neglected or underrated, yet is deserving of serious critical attention. A range of theoretical and textual approaches are employed to highlight the literary and political context of White’s work and his experimentation with a number of genres.

Critical Reputation of Bryon's don Juan in Britain
1979 0-7734-0251-9
This work surveys and analyzes critical writing about Don Juan in Britain from the first reviews in 1819 through books and articles in the mid-1960s to determine how the reputation was developed throughout its history.

Critical Study of Daniel Defoe's Verse
2010 0-7734-3796-7
This monograph is the first book-length study of Daniel Defoe as a poet and it addresses a long-standing gap in Defoe scholarship. It offers detailed readings of Defoe’s verse productions in relation to their historical and literary contexts, and investigates Defoe’s poetic theory and practice. In reaction to the common view of Defoe as, first and foremost, a novelist, the author argues that he was England’s leading poet during the first decade of the eighteenth century.

Critical Study of Literary Critic Q. D. Leavis’s Published and Unpublished Writings
2002 0-7734-7077-8


Critical Study of the Works of Four British Writers
2007 0-7734-5546-9
This book assigns a rightful place in the British literary canon to four authors wrongly forgotten or marginalized – Margaret Louisa Woods (1856-1945), Mary Coleridge (1861-1907), Sir Henry Newbolt (1862-1938) and R.C. Trevelyan (1872-1951). Each chapter on one of the four authors is subdivided into sections that present the writer’s life, followed by discussions of the writings, organized by genre (fiction, poetry, verse drama, and critical prose). Interwoven among these sections are connections between the author and other writers of the day, such as Alfred Lord Tennyson, Thomas Hardy, Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry James, and Robert Bridges. Stanford draws not only on published sources, but also on many unpublished sources, including letters (an appendix prints eight previously unpublished letters from Mary Coleridge and Robert Bridges, for example) to create a book about a literary period of dramatic transition as well as about four minor writers who deserve to have their reputations restored alongside those of the major figures with whom they interacted.

Damaging Effect of Recent British Educational Reforms on Secondary School Teachers: An Empirical Study
2008 0-7734-4786-5
This work examines the political context of recent educational policies and the replacement of tracing a broadly social democratic consensus view on the purpose of state education with the radical market-led neo-liberal policies of successive Conservative and New Labour governments. The study establishes a phenomenological methodology for exploring the world view of senior professionals engaged in the process of managing a specialist secondary school in England.

Death and Violence in Old and Middle English Literature
2007 0-7734-5469-1
This book explores how medieval English authors used the spectacle of a character’s death to express their views about the martial culture of their aristocratic countrymen. The argument is set forth that authorial attitudes toward the warrior ethos evolved from respect or even veneration during the Anglo-Saxon period to condemnation in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, when, after hundreds of years of incessant warfare, writers came to see this ethos as little more than a system of institutionalized violence. Given the texts it considers, this book should appeal particularly to Anglo-Saxonists and Arthurianists, as well as to scholars of war in the Middles Ages and to gender theorists who study medieval conceptions of masculinity.

Design of William Morris' the Earthly Paradise
1991 0-88946-933-4
Examines The Earthly Paradise as the first mature poetic expression of Morris' view that a poet is also a historian who bears the immense responsibility of creation and narration. Details one of the longest and most complex single poetic narratives in the English language along several lines: systematic use of multiple narrators and audiences which deepen the poem's sense of shared experience and impose a coherent structure on its temporal and other discontinuities; the alterations of confession, description, and retrospection in the frame and inner tales that enabled Morris to complete one of the fullest Victorian meditations on the creation of identity through frustrated love and sorrow; the flexibility and subtlety of the poem's various allegorical resonances and narrative levels; and the "stoic," aesthetic, and political implications of Morris' evolving ideal of friendship.

Development of Children’s Rights in Africa and Europe: Comparing Legislation in Ghana and Northern Ireland
2010 0-7734-3746-0
This book is the first to compare the primary child care legislation of a developed and a developing jurisdiction influenced by English juristic ideas. In addition, the empirical findings are indicative that there is more than one specific conceptualisation of children’s rights; to ensure provision, protection and/or participation rights of the child. It also revealed that the type of rights being advanced and implemented is the interest rights of the child.

Development of the PhD Degree in Britain, 1917-1959 and since: An Evolutionary and Statistical History in Higher Education
2009 0-7734-4827-6
This book examines the first half-century of the British PhD. The work begins with a study of the development of the new degree from the point of view of the decision-making bodies of the Universities - Senates, Faculty Boards, the teaching staff and the administrators. The second part provides detailed statistics and analysis on Faculties, Departments, overseas students, year of admission, gender, age, completion rates and duration of studies, part-time study and staff candidates, with more than 200 Tables and Figures.

Diaries and Letters of Sir Ernest Mason Satow (1843-1929), a Scholar-Diplomat in East Asia Selected, Edited, and Annotated by Ian C. Ruxton
1998 0-7734-8248-2
Sir Ernest Satow was the doyen of the British scholar-diplomats of the Meiji era in Japan. Satow’s genius made him a colossal figure of his time, deeply respected by the Japanese who knew of his profound scholarship and knowledge of their country, and the desired representative of Britain in Tokyo where he was appointed Minister in 1895-1900. His presence in Tokyo assisted the process of coming to an agreement in the negotiations of Anglo-Japan Alliance of 1902.

Dictionary of Cricketing Terminology
1998 0-7734-8266-0
The idiom of cricket can seem incomprehensible to the uninitiated. This dictionary, containing some 3,530 headwords and sense divisions, seeks to present a comprehensive picture of the language of cricket in the hope that the arcane will be rendered accessible to the newcomer and that even those well-versed in cricket lore may find something of interest. Includes terms of art, informal and slang designations, clichés and metaphors used by players and commentators to describe what happens on the field of play. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order. Phrases are recorded under the headword thought likely to be turned to first and are cross-referenced from other significant words. 6,530 examples of usage are provided.

Dictionary of Shakespeare's Semantic Wordplay
1998 0-7734-8495-7
This work demonstrates that Shakespeare uses semantic puns as a device of style, like metre or imagery, for various dramatic purposes and to a far greater extent than has been recognised, in tragedy as in comedy. It persuades the reader to examine the contribution punning makes to the pleasure and emotional effect of the plays.

Dorothy L. Sayers' Wimsey and Interwar British Society
1995 0-7734-9102-3
This study looks at interwar British society as Sayers portrayed it in the eleven novels and twenty-one short stories concerning her famous creation, detective Lord Peter Wimsey. These works accurately represent the period and society the author was living in and really understood and as such are primary evidence of the period. It examines details of interest to both the historian and the culturalist of the period, as well as being of interest to a general audience. The work includes a short biography of Dorothy L. Sayers.

Early Education of the Blind in Britain C. 1790 - 1900
2007 0-7734-5247-8
This study illustrates the educational experience of the blind in Victorian Britain, and examines critically the origins, nature, achievements and shortcomings of the voluntary institutions responsible in the State’s absence. The work discusses early unheeded criticisms of utilitarian education in confinement, the influential reports of the Charity Organisation Society (1876) and the Royal Commission (1899) on the condition of the disabled, and compares the role of the British state with more active governments elsewhere. Overall, Britain’s institutions offered inferior industrial training and less cultural stimulation than their counterparts in Saxony, France or the United States.

East India Company and the Provinces in the Eighteenth Century
1999 0-7734-8201-6
The volumes draw on exhaustive study of the Company’s voluminous archive and upon the holdings of two dozen other repositories. Archives throughout England, the Orkney Islands, the Channel Islands, the Netherlands, the Isle of Man, Denmark, Sweden and the USA were consulted. For the first time, the provincial impact of England’s largest, most powerful, caring and successful of commercial undertakings will be assessed in full context. This volume, the first in a trilogy, fills a gap of information by examining the East India Company’s relationship with, and impact upon the mighty military and naval town of Portsmouth, considering local, regional, national and international developments during the crucial period 1700-1815.

East India Company and the Provinces in the Eighteenth Century
2007 0-7734-5270-1
This volume is the first attempt to examine the East India Company’s activities and importance at a provincial level in the eighteenth century through the lives and experiences of those who were employed by this powerful and multi-faceted business concern. Drawing on manuscript from 27 different archive repositories and an array of printed primary and secondary sources, it sets out to fill a major gap in the knowledge of the East India Company and its multifarious activities. This book contains 3 color photographs.

Ecclesiastical Patronage in England, 1770-1801: A Study of Four Family and Political Networks
2010 0-7734-3789-4
This book examines Church patronage in late-eighteenth century Britain, during the administrations of Lord North (1770-1782) and the first government of William Pitt the Younger (1783-1801). The clergy were one of the foremost of the Hanoverian professions, with its patronage a source of interest to the King, politicians, the landed elite and the universities. By concentrating on the appointments of clergy below the bench of bishops, the book gives a clear account of the complex relationships and criteria which underlay the four patronage networks. It will greatly increase our understanding of the established Church of England in the later-Hanoverian period.

Education of the British Literati. A Guide to Their Schools, Colleges, and Universities
1993 0-7734-9232-1
This will serve as a useful and convenient catalogue of major and minor prose writers, poets, and dramatists of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, arranged (with the dates of their births and deaths) under the schools that they attended -- public grammar school, village school, national school, college, and/or university. In addition, the volume includes a category for those writers who never attended educational institutions, but received their learning at home, by private tutors, parents, or through their own devices. The work presents brief notes on the historical backgrounds of those educational institutions with which readers may not be readily familiar. A prefatory essay provides a concise introduction to the educational system in the United Kingdom, as well as a list of terms necessary to understanding that system. Finally, the reader will find indices to the writers and to the schools.

Edward Ii, Dr. Faustus, Y the Jew of Malta: Analisis De Sus Traducciones Al Espanol
2014 0-7734-4075-5
The main aim of this work is to carry out a contrastive analysis of three tragedies by Christopher Marlowe: Edward II, The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus, The Jew of Malta and their translations into Spanish. It is divided into two chapters, an epilogue and two appendices. In chapter one, some grammatical and syntactic constructions are analysed by comparing the original play and its translations. In chapter two, by using the contrastive approach, a study is carried out on some cultural aspects which can be found both in the original texts and in their translations. The epilogue collects the main conclusions reached in both previous chapters. In appendix one, a brief biography on Marlowe is included. Finally, in appendis two, a typology of the plays chosen is offered, both of the English editions and their translations into Spanish. An analysis of the original plays is also included, regarding the number of acts, scenes, and what happens in each of them.

Effort to Create a National System of Higher Education in Great Britain, 1850-2010: The Conflict of State Regulation and Academic Autonomy
2009 0-7734-3786-X
This study is unique in its examination of the development of state regulation of higher education in the United Kingdom during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, with reference to the interplay of policy-strands and government initiatives involving the use of public funding to ‘drive change’, and the struggle to protect university autonomy and academic freedom. It analyzes the progress of the struggle between state control and academic institutional autonomy with its concomitant traditions of academic freedom. The reference work relies directly on the documents and discussions which have underpinned this process.

Eighteenth Century Influences on Jane Austen's Early Fiction
2012 0-7734-4053-4
This scholarly text, suitable for graduates and undergraduates alike, examines how the Gothic writing of Ann Radcliffe and the eighteenth-century novels of Fanny Barney helped to shape and hone Jane Austen’s own eighteenth century literary endeavors. It specifically focuses on Austen’s early works Northanger Abbey, Lady Susan, and Sense and Sensibility, all of which were conceived and shaped during the last decade of the 1700’s. This study closely follows the manner in which Austen eschewed the popular epistolary genre in favour of the novel-form, how she mastered the parodic-Gothic form, and created characters that while uniquely hers owed a great deal to the late-eighteenth century English milieu of which they have become major cultural elements.

Erotic Suffering in Shakespeare and Sidney
2011 0-7734-1355-3
This text is examines the influence of late antiquity Greek romances on the works of William Shakespeare and Sir Phillip Sidney.

Essays on Audience Perception in Elizabethan and Jacobean Literature
1996 3-7052-0090-9
Synonymic Bodies: The Audiences in Measure for Measure (Daniel R. Bender) "Hear Me Good Friends": Re-Writing the Play in Romeo and Juliet and Antony and Cleopatra (Michael J. Collins) The Star-Crossed Lovers: A Reading of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (A. M. Phaghis) Chapman and Marlowe's Hero and Leander: A Formalist Match (Don McDermott) "The Fort of Chastity" : Feminine Identity in Some English Renaissance History Plays (Elias Mustafa Khalaf) Gender as Polemic (Alex Barnes)

Essays on C. S. Lewis and George Macdonald Truth, Fiction, and the Power of Imagination
1991 0-88946-494-4
Studies that go beyond observations noting thematic connections between C. S. Lewis' theological writings and his imaginative fictions to probe the basic foundation of Lewis' conception of fiction and advance our understanding of the importance Lewis granted to the imagination in perceiving truth. Also, explores the role George MacDonald (who Lewis said "baptized [his] imagination") played in the development of his theory of fiction. Walter Hooper and Ann Loades offer essays on questions of autobiography raised by A Grief Observed; Robert Holyer writes on the epistemology of Till We Have Faces; Frank Riga discusses dreams as conduits for the imagination; and Waldo Knickerbocker discusses Lewis' sense of Christianity as "a true fairy tale."

Essays on John Wesley and His Contemporaries
2006 0-7734-5563-9
This work is comprised of eleven previously unpublished essays that have arisen primarily from the writer’s more than four decades of study of the social and literary histories of eighteenth-century Britain. The problems and issues collected in this work are indeed a miscellany of thought, as they range widely and feed on variety. The final piece in this work, a critical survey of various aspects of eighteenth-century literature by Someset Maugham, allows today’s reader to observe the literature of the eighteenth century from a distance.

Evaluating Scholarly Research on Shakespeare: Critical Analyses of Forty Recent Books
2010 0-7734-3728-2
This volume brings together detailed reviews of forty scholarly books published between 2003 and 2008. The books reviewed cover a range of topics from Shakespeare in performance to textual criticism, as well as editions of Shakespeare’s and his contemporaries’ plays and poetry.

Facts and Fictions - Discoveries in Periodicals 1720-1820
2000 0-7734-7846-9
This volume is designed to support investigations into British magazine literature of the 18th and early 19th century, and the study of serials in general. Dr. Pitcher has provided substantial lists of emendations to published checklists relevant to the field. Also, he has given not only fifty case histories to introduce authors who were published extensively in the magazines, but also compiled an index of principal works by many of the 18th century essayists who followed Addison and Steele.

Feminist Campaigns for Birth Control and Abortion Rights in Britain
2003 0-7734-6868-4
This book has important implications for contemporary feminist politics. It contributes to a growing body of work on the relationship between feminist theory, feminist campaigning activity and policy change.

Fortunatus in His Many English Guises
1996 0-7734-1350-2
Written by Bristol Germanists past and present, this volume includes eleven research essays. Included are: The Babenburg Dukes; Schnüffis' Mirantisches Flötlein; Collin's Regulus; Nestroy and the Redemptorists; Alcoholism in 19th-century drama; Stifter's Bunte Sleine; Duels in Schnitzler's plays; Hofmannsthal's quatrains; Hofmannsthal's Prolog zu dem Buch `Anatol'; a Kafka notebook entry; and Contemporary Women's Writing in Austria. It also has numerous illustrations and a special preface by Professor Emeritus August Closs. Bristol Austrian Studies will appeal to all advanced readers of Austrian literature. Its critical range and stimulating subject matter are a tribute to the sustained interest in Austrian culture that characterizes the teaching and research of Bristol University's German Department.

Foundations of English Literary Criticism: From Philip Sydney to Henry James
2013 0-7734-4508-0
The book showcases the history of British literary criticism dating back to the Classical and Renaissance Periods, all the way up through to the Victorian Age. It covers figures as diverse as Philip Sydney, John Dryden, William Wordsworth, Matthew Arnold, and even Henry James. Literary criticism is an event in the field of literature as much as literature provides an object upon which criticism can purvey its message. Yet, in recent years literary criticism has moved into the realm of a self-sustaining field detached from literature as its inspirational object. This book looks at literary criticism which was still responding to concrete poetry and literature.

Free Trade Area and the Construction of Great Britain’s European Policy, 1952-1958
2003 0-7734-6875-7
Great Britain’s European policy during the 1950s was not the abject failure as other scholars have portrayed it. Britain needed to re-evaluate its relationship with the Commonwealth, Europe, and Atlantic circles in the 1950s to reach the point where it could apply for EEC membership in the following decade. The 1950s were important in providing the impetus to revise Britain’s external priorities. In sum, beginning with the WEU plan and concluding with the FTA proposal, this period signaled a ‘historical departure’ for Britain and for Europe and was not a reaffirmation of the status quo.

G. K. Chesterton as Controversialist, Essayist, Novelist and Critic
2002 0-7734-7096-4


G.k. Chesterton’s Literary Influence on George Orwell
2012 0-7734-2580-2
Luke Seaber is the first author to study the influence of G.K. Chesterton on George Orwell. The book analyzes how Chesteron influenced Orwell’s novels and how Orwell misrepresented Chesterton because he was embarrassed by this fact. Seaber takes the Orwell-Chesterton relationship one step further by looking at the similarities found within each author’s use political language, war-time propaganda, and the symbolism of Dickens. However, Seaber concludes by taking a different direction. Rather than solely illustrating their similarities, Seaber juxtaposes Orwell and Chesterton’s literary technique to show where both men differed in their world view. Original and thorough, this book will appeal to hose interested in Orwell and Chesterton alike.

Game of Chess by Thomas Middleton
1980 0-7734-0405-8


Gender and Madness in the Novels of Charles Dickens
2004 0-7734-6334-8
This book is an attempt to re-read the construction of the mad female characters of Dickens’ novels. A main aim is to demonstrate how social rules and forces differentiate mental derangement gender-wise, as far as its causes and manifestations are concerned, within what could be called, in Dickens’ fiction, a general human tendency toward mental derangement. A further aim is to qualify Dickens’ reputation for misogynistic blindness and prejudice. For if the man was trapped in Victorian patriarchal ideology, there is no doubt that the artist had a greater power of understanding and even empathy with all suffering human beings whatever their sex. This allowed him to create characters that go beyond the limits of the accepted feminine stereotypes of the time. Miss Wade, Mrs. Clennam, Miss Havisham or Mrs. Gamp are all in the varying degrees of madness more interesting than the angel in the house or the fallen woman, but also mentally much more complex than generally been thought.

Georg BÜchner - Tradition and Innovation
1991 0-7734-1334-0
These fourteen essays by a group of mainly British scholars include some of the latest findings in Büchner research. Essays include: Staging Büchner's plays; Coriolanus and Dantons Tod; Maria Stuart and Dantons Tod; Büchner and the `Sturm und Drang'; Büchner's School Orations; Tradition and Innovation in Leonce und Lena; Gardist Jünger and the Genesis of Woyzeck; The Reception of Büchner in lyric poetry; Büchner, Hauptmann and the Development of Tragic Realism in the 19th century; Sexual Politics in the work of Büchner and Wedekind; Büchner and Kasimir Edschmid; Büchner, Schneider and Lenz; Enzenberger's edition of Der Hessische Landbote; Büchner research: Problems and perspectives. An essential volume for all libraries and institutions where Büchner is read and studied, it is especially illuminating on cross-currents between Büchner's work and other writers and traditions.

George Crabbe's Poetry on Borderland
1990 0-88946-934-2


George Gissing's Essay on Robert Burns a Previously Unpublished Manuscript
1992 0-7734-9533-9
This essay was part of the brilliant record Gissing compiled as a student at Owens College, Manchester. Written at the age of fifteen, it reflects an excellent knowledge of Burns' life and work. While it does not reveal anything new, it is of value as an indication of Gissing's mind in youth, and also accurately reflects the Victorian attitude toward Burns. This volume includes a selection of Burns's poems.

George Mackay Brown - A Survey of His Work and a Full Bibliography
2000 0-7734-7697-0
This work examines different aspects of George Mackay Brown’s work and concludes with an updated and enlarged bibliography

George Meredith's 1895 Collection of Three Stories Explorations of Gender and Power
1997 0-7734-8779-4
This is a new edition of a collection of three stories by George Meredith (The Tale of Chloe; The House on the Beach; and The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper). An opening essay discusses the stories in their literary and historical context, with particular attention to themes and literary techniques that Meredith frequently used in his fiction. Following the stories themselves, the volume includes the full text of several 1895 reviews that reflect the range of social and literary views typical of the age, and give one a good basis on which to build a discussion of Victorian perspectives on gender and on fiction. The reviews come from such major publications as The Athenaeum, The Bookman, The Yellow Book, The Pall Mall Gazette, and The Times.

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) New Essays on His Life, Writing, and Place in English Literature
1989 0-88946-928-8
Eleven centenary essays contributed by members of the International Hopkins Association, all major Hopkins scholars.

German Women Writers 1900-1933 Twelve Essays
1993 0-7734-1340-5
These essays offer a wide range of topics treated from literary, interdisciplinary, and comparative points of view. The book falls into three sections: Weimar and Goethe; Weimar and German Literary Culture; Weimar Abroad; with a closure on Weimar and the Political Aftermath. Contributors to this volume are scholars from the United States, Canada, and Britain, including Christoph Schweitzer, Kenneth Weisinger, Wolfgang Wittkowski, Peter Skrine, Dennis Mahoney, and Frederick Burwick.

Globalization and Dislocation in the Novels of Kazuo Ishiguro
2006 0-7734-5691-0
This book examines, in thematic and stylistic terms, the six novels that Kazuo Ishiguro has published so far. It is the first study to advance an argument linking these works to wider issues in the interpretation of migrant and cosmopolitan literature. Individual chapters examine Ishiguro’s appropriation of exotic fiction, the countryhouse novel, the high-modernist European novel, detective fiction, and science fiction. From early works that tackle the exigencies of immigrant self-fashioning through the critique of essentialist depictions of Japanese sociality, Ishiguro went on to criticize English exceptionalism in the Booker prize-winning novel, The Remains of the Day. His misrecognition as a supplier of English and Japanese authenticity is adduced as evidence for the fabulist turn of his subsequent work, suggesting that his writing is typified by a propensity to rework the substance of earlier novels in response to their critical and popular reception. Ishiguro breaks new ground in his last two books by raising the issues of distributive justice, progressive nostalgia, and the role of utopian imaginative discourse. This trajectory suggests a need to re-examine dominant theoretical tendencies, in particular those that draw colorful portraits of the delights afforded by cultural flows and exchanges within a decentered and borderless post-imperial global order.

Globalization of Shakespeare in the Nineteenth Century
2003 0-7734-6679-7
These essays show how Shakespeare as a cultural commodity was imported, appropriated, and exploited in countries around the world in the 19th century. The studies cover not only Great Britain, the USA, and Germany, but also Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, and Japan. Essays are grouped by the type of appropriation they emphasize: translations and adaptations, performances and theater, scholarship and criticism, or inspirations for visual arts and creative writing. With illustrations.

Globe Theatre Project
2006 0-7734-5724-0
This book analyzes performances at the reconstructed Globe Theatre in London between 1996 and 2004 through a focus on the new Globe’s most defining characteristic: authenticity. In that this concept of authenticity reverberates so urgently with debates about identity – from national to personal, heritage-centered to technologically-mediated – the book addresses both the question of why authenticity has become so crucial in late twentieth and early twenty-first century Britain and it further considers what productions of the ‘authentic Shakespeare’ at the new Globe have to say about contemporary identities. Perhaps unsurprisingly, a key argument of the book is that those productions which are staged according to what Pauline Kiernan has called the ‘authentic brief’ are most likely to endorse conservative and unreconstructed identities and subjectivities. The book reveals, for example, how the reviewers affirmed the psychologically consistent, realistic and historically synchronous representation of the Shakespearean identity of Mark Rylance’s Hamlet whereas they offered a far more censorious view of the more playful and non-realistic, Portuguese-language Romeo and Juliet.

This methodological approach is repeated in other chapters following which deal with performance at the new Globe in the five years since its opening. The first of these, Authentic Shakespeares, considers the productions which fulfilled the authentic brief most completely, and focuses particularly on how the productions represent gendered identities. It is argued that the authentic productions of Henry V and Antony and Cleopatra, respectively, offered their audiences the opportunity to identify with a masculinity which was aggressively heterosexist and xenophobic and a femininity which, by virtue of its pantomimic excess, was little more than laughable stereotype.

Government and Institutions in the Post-1832 United Kingdom
1995 0-7734--8980-0
This volume of twelve original essays explores the strengths of British institutions at local, national and informal levels. A particular feature of the volume is the stress upon how formal and informal agencies of governing reinforced one another and were linked to the world of popular politics through networks of communication. Four essays assess aspects of local institutions, examining their efficiency and utility over a period of more than a century. A second section pays particular attention to the British Parliament. In the final portion, significant informal institutions such as festivals, the Bank of England, and trade unions illustrate the interconnection of unofficial agencies with the formal world of government. A theme running through the essays is the central importance of government and institutions as a social cement in modern British society, though cases such as the London vestries and the Irish civil service provide a reminder that the overall success story was punctuated with setbacks, defects, and controversy.

Hannah More’s Coelebs in Search of a Wife - A Review of Criticism and a New Analysis
2003 0-7734-6699-1


Hans Sachs and Folk Theatre in the Late Middle Ages Studies in the History of Popular Culture
1995 0-7734-1344-8
An old tale is brought to life again in this study which traces the English reception history of Fortunatus (editio princeps: Augsburg, 1509). Drawing on his private collection and his international research, Blamires discusses treatments ranging from the Right Pleasant and Variable Tragical Historie of 1640 to the modern reprint of Andrew Lang's Grey Fairy Book. His narrative embraces the many little-known publications, and is supported by the first attempted bibliography of Fortunatus in English and the complete texts of four key versions.

Henry Fielding and Lawrence's `old Adam' a Reading of Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature
1992 0-7734-9604-1
Examines canonical texts from the unusual perspective of D. H. Lawrence's remarks on Restoration literature. After defining `the Old Adam' as a perennial target of ideology in the West, the book discusses the taming of the Old Adam, "glorying in the dirt" (from Lawrence's remarks) in Restoration comedy as opposed to Fielding's comic stage, Richardson's "underclothing excitements" in contrast to Fielding's sexual consciousness, Clarissa as sexual vengeance, `the Old Eve' and `the Old Adam' in Tom Jones, the disappearance of the "substantial" body from English literature, and, in conclusion, modern efforts to bring "physical consciousness" back into the novel.

Henry Kingsley Revsted: Studes of a Nineteenth-Century Popular British Novelist
2010 0-7734-1436-3


History of Elections to the House of Lords in the United Kingdom From 1707 to the 2010 General Election
2014 0-7734-4294-4
The purpose of this book is to investigate the working of the 1999 Act of Parliament in relation to the electoral process put in place for the purpose of maintaining the representation of the hereditary element in the House of Lords at Westminster.
The book describes the working of the electoral process enshrined in the 1999 Act for the Hereditary Peerage over the last decade. A description is given of the original 1999 election and the subsequent by-elections, which have occurred to replace hereditary peers who have died.
These elections are put into the historical context of the election of Scottish and Irish Representative Peers to the House of Lords over a period of nearly three hundred years.



History, Religion and Politics in William Wordsworth’s Ecclesiastical Sonnets
2004 0-7734-6411-5
This book is a complete and thorough study of William Wordsworth’s Ecclesiastical Sonnets emphasizing especially religion and history. The Ecclesiastical Sonnets are a sonnet sequence of 132 poems beginning with the founding of Christianity in England to the state of religion in Wordsworth’s day. Although a later work, they characterize many topics close to Wordsworth’s heart – the idea of history, pantheism, nature and Christianity. This book studies history and religion as well as Wordsworth’s use of sonnet sequence, a genre of his later writing. There has been very little written about the Ecclesiastical Sonnets, which are mentioned only as a footnote or a passing comment in Wordsworth studies. This book will help students to achieve a complete view of Wordsworth the young romantic as well as the elder statesman (poet laureate) of England.

This work rehabilitates a long neglected late work of William Wordsworth. Since the Ecclesiastical Sonnets are a relatively unfamiliar product of Wordsworth's later years, History, Religion, and Politics in Wordsworth's Ecclesiastical Sonnets provides a prose narrative of the poems. The text also reveals the interconnectedness of religious ideas in the Ecclesiastical Sonnets and earlier poems, especially The Excursion, Book IV, where he addresses the nature of religion, origins of worship, natural and supernatural revelation, ancient superstition, and humankind's receptivity to transcendence. Another topic is an examination of the sonnet form as used by Wordsworth. In "Scorn not the sonnet," he lauds the sonnet's prophetic function to guide humankind's "struggle through dark ways" and to be a trumpet blowing "Soul animating strains." Wordsworth hoped that the Ecclesiastical Sonnets would be a compass for the English people in a morally ambiguous era and promote a renewed nationalism in the English state. Important also in this study is Wordsworth's historical sense, beginning first with the image of the "snake enrolled,/ Coil within coil" and the gyred pattern of decline-recovery evident throughout the sonnet sequence. History, Religion, and Politics in Wordsworth's Ecclesiastical Sonnets examines the themes of the Ecclesiastical Sonnets and reviews Wordsworth's selection and interpretation of the historical personages that he believed dramatized the ebb and flow of Church history. Finally, in Chapter seven, the reader comes to understand that the Ecclesiastical Sonnets are not the certain and dogmatic articles of faith and product of conservative politics that some critics through the years have maintained, but Wordsworth's "obstinate questionings," his lifelong struggle with the uncertainty of faith, his hesitation in believing, difficulty in overcoming objections connected with the faith, and the anxiety aroused by faith's obscurity. Several sonnets are autobiographical insofar as they reflect Wordsworth's religious upbringing and catechesis, his experience of Christian living, celebration of the sacraments, and integration into the ecclesial community.

How Eighteenth-Century Women Fended-Off Sexual Violence by Writing and Talking: A Study of Four British Novels by Delarivier Manley, Jane Barker, Eliza Haywood, and Samuel Richardson
2014 1-4955-0272-4
Finally, an integrated and comprehensive study of the ways that female characters in early eighteenth-century novels used letter writing and verbal narration as a strategy for coping with sexual violence. The novels studied are groundbreaking works in the history of feminist literature.

How the Beowulf Poet Employs Biblical Typology
2014 0-7734-4241-3
This study is an attempt to consider Beowulf in its literary context. The work intends to show how the typological perspective manifests itself throughout Beowulf in its structure and its imagery and so aims to foster an increased awareness of the rich allusiveness of its metaphorical language.

How the British National Health Service Deals with Ethnic Diversity
2006 0-7734-5733-X
Drawing from a national mail survey of NHS trusts and a complementary case study, this book provides a valuable insight into the experiences of minority ethnic communities both as patients and staff members in the NHS. It charts the nature of the problems they face, from language barriers to cultural misunderstandings. Issues of discrimination are explored and a unique insight is provided into the perceptions of a range of NHS staff in relation to the political climate in the wake of the Macpherson Report (1999). A fresh perspective is offered from the point of view of users into the concept of institutional racism, which questions the unwitting nature of prejudice as defined in the Report.

Although the study looked at a variety of policies designed to improve the services provided to minority ethnic communities, including telephone interpreting services, link working, and cultural awareness training, the primary focus is equality of opportunity. Building on a tradition of research, the study provides substantial evidence about the introduction and implementation of equal opportunities policies, and particularly those informed by positive action.

The research seeks to bridge the gap between workforce policies and service provision as identified by authors such as Collier (1998), in doing so it manages to cover the three levels of effective equality action (Dreaschlin et al 2004). While public policy is centrally importance to the furtherance of equal opportunities, it is vital not to ignore the role of organizations and of individual action in this respect. This study demonstrates the tensions that exist between the three levels of action and the difficulties of producing workable top-down policies.

One of the ways in which greater equality of opportunity has been promoted since the mid 1990s is through the language of diversity. The Labour government came to power voicing the desire to achieve a better representation of minority ethnic groups in the upper echelons of society. Many benefits have been linked to diversity, but most importantly of all that services will improve through greater sensitivity and empathy. The principal contribution of the book is to explore these assumptions and to seek to clarify what ethnic diversity means in theory and practice.

How the Writings of William Morris Shaped the Literary Style of Tennyson, Swinburne, Gissing, and Yeats
2012 0-7734-3913-7
This text is the first to examine the influence of William Morris on the artistic, literary, and ideological styles of Tennyson, Swinburne, Gissing, and Yeats. This book focuses on a selection of Morris’ writings and situates them in the fields of art, culture, and society. Through Roland Barthes’ approach to interpreting text, Sasso demonstrates that Tennyson, Swinburne, Gissing, and Yeats were all readers of Morris’ work which in turn stimulated their own writing and infused them with desire. Sasso’s goal is to show how Morris’ influence caused his contemporaries to emulate his style of writing and how that style ultimately framed the mind of Victorian England.

How Timberlake Wertenbaker Constructs New Forms of Gender in Her History Plays
2012 0-7734-2626-4
Despite the confines of traditional notions of history and gender, Timberlake Wertenbaker uses her history plays to argue that history and gender should be reread to radically challenge these traditional notions. She uses her history plays to construct a new vision. This book discusses seven Timberlake plays from this new perspective of gender, focusing on how gender impacts history, showing the unstable power relations that exist between the sexes.

Images of Sanctity in Eddius Stephanus' Life of Bishop Wilfrid, an Early English Saint's Life
1992 0-7734-9513-4
This study shows that the narrative sources for early Anglo-Saxon church history reveal more than insights into the ecclesiastical and dynastic struggles of the time. It explores the Life of Bishop Wilfrid, an eighth-century account of a famous Anglo-Saxon abbot and bishop of Hexham, with an eye to exposing and analyzing the convictions of Wilfrid's biographer. Argues that the portrayal of Wilfrid's seemingly abrasive brand of sanctity approximates more closely the New Testament image of the holy man than other early English portrayals, especially the first portrayal of St. Cuthbert. This study will interest specialists in church and medieval history, patristics, and theological students and laypersons who have never considered that medieval Saints' Lives, like the Gospels, are compelling theological texts in their own right.

Imagination and Myths in John Keats's Poetry
1993 0-7734-2214-5
This study seeks elements of self-definition in Keats's work, the quest for the poetical character. From both his poems and letters, an aesthetic emerges which locates the poetical character in terms of a responsible role in a creative process: a transcendent Imagination infuses Beauty into the material world; these particulars become a source of inspiration for the artist, the foundation of "the simple imaginative Mind." The readings of Keats's poems depend on these stages, on the two kinds of imagination and the mediation between them. This study is the first to yield this particular synthesis, and the importance of historicism to Keats's aesthetic has not before been weighted.

Impact of Militarism and Social Mobility on the Construction of Masculinity in Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama
2007 0-7734-5390-3
This book examines the relationship between the military changes described in military manuals published in the latter half of the sixteenth-century and the portrayals of warfare and men who practice war in selected plays of Christopher Marlowe and Ben Jonson. The study argues that the sweeping technological and social changes that were part of the military revolution of the sixteenth century contribute to the negotiations of masculinity identified by many critics as a central concern of these plays, and that the effects of the military revolution of Elizabethan England were felt far beyond the confines of practice fields and military texts.

Impact of Restoration Critical Theory on the Adaptation of Four Shakespearean Comedies
2000 0-7734-7722-5
While many modern commentators mention in passing the critical doctrines that influenced the alterations of Shakespeare during the Restoration , this is the first work to scrutinize the plays in depth regarding the adapters’ own critical beliefs as shown in their criticism and as manifested in their other plays. This work focuses on four adapters: John Dennis, Charles Gildon, William Burnaby, and George Granville. It examines their original plays in tandem with their adaptations to examine their adherence to critical theory. Plays mainly discussed are Measure for Measure; Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Influence and Anxiety of the British Romantics Spectres of Romanticism
1999 0-7734-7999-6
This collection of essays examines the preoccupation of Romantic writers and Romantic critics with the presence of ghosts in the text. Contributors refer to theories of intertextuality influence and allusion, authorial presence and absence, and anatomy literature. They confront the ‘spectres' of both artistic and critical precursors in new readings of Romantic texts. The volume also widens the field of critical work on the Romantics' haunting of later writers, demonstrating that romantic influence has reached across geographical and historical boundaries, examining the work of Henry James, William Rossetti, and the Dutch poet Willem Kloos.. Contains illustrations by William Blake.

Influence of Nineteenth- Century British Writers on Emily Dickinson. A Study of Her Library and Letters
2014 0-7734-0071-0
A rare study of the letters and family books of Emily Dickinson from Amherst College and Harvard University libraries revealing Dickinson’s poetic development, through her correspondence and reference to works of British writers and their influence on her work. This work proves her place in the canon of nineteenth-century literature is well-deserved.


Insanity, Individuals and Society in Late-Medieval English Literature
2003 0-7734-6752-1
This study examines representations of madness in a variety of late-medieval texts, showing how writers exploited the conventional understandings of madness for personal and political purposes. This interdisciplinary book begins by examining the literary conventions and medical treatments of madness in medieval Britain and challenges romantic and progressivist theories about the history of madness. The author emphasizes that madness was regarded not merely as a metaphor for spiritual turpitude, but also as a rationally explicable phenomenon and that different conceptions of madness are often mobilized within the same text. As well as showing how madness functions in many literary texts as a metaphor for opposition to social repression, Harper shows how autobiographers such as Thomas Hoccleve and Margery Kempe make use of conflicting conceptions of madness to establish themselves as figures of authority and probity

Intertextuality of Joyce Cary's the Horse's Mouth
1993 0-7734-9353-0
An understanding of the novel's multiple intertexts (Blake, other artists, socio-political and feminist issues), as well as its interdisciplinary approach and sophisticated narrative technique make possible a totally new reading of The Horse's Mouth and a recognition of it as one of the great novels of the twentieth century, while revealing Intertextuality as perhaps the most meaningful approach to literature today. Material from the Osborn Collection of Joyce Cary Manuscripts (included as an appendix) clarify his working process and choice of intertexts.

Iris Murdoch’s Contemporary Retrieval of Plato: The Influence of an Ancient Philosopher on a Modern Novelist
2010 0-7734-3824-6
This book analyzes the work of Iris Murdoch as a thinker concerned with conceptions of human good in contemporary Western cultures. Until now, Murdoch’s contributions to literature and the relationship between her philosophical work and her novels have received little comprehensive examination.

James Beattie's the Minstrel and the Origins of Romantic Autobiography
1992 0-7734-9638-6
For the first time The Minstrel is here presented as the earliest sustained attempt in English to write the kind of autobiographical poem which sets out to trace the source and the growth of the author's own mind and imagination as affected by literature, life, and especially by nature. Using The Minstrel as a creative model, King illuminates the sources and nature of Romantic autobiography in the works of Burns, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Scott, Byron and Chateaubriand. In addition, a recent remark by Northrop Frye (in Eighteenth-Century Studies, 24 No.2) provides evidence that, to this day, The Minstrel continues to stimulate great minds: "...I took the word `archetype'not from Jung, as is so often said, but from a footnote in Beattie's Minstrel".

Jane Austen's emma - Embodied Metaphor as a Cognitive Construct
1997 0-7734-1247-6
This is the first sustained analysis of a major literary work under the theory of cognitive metaphor. It demonstrates that the novel's dominant image-schema is that of the circle, a subset of the container schema. The circle schema is projected not only into abstractions in the text but into such larger structural entities as physical and social settings, character, relationships, and the narrative unit of the volume.

John Bunyan's Master Story the Holy War as Battle Allegory in Religious and Biblical Context
2007 0-7734-5384-9
This study demonstrates that with The Holy War, John Bunyan created a literary masterpiece in the tradition of Psychomania by Prudentius and set the standard by which to judge battle allegories. This analysis reveals the roots of Bunyan’s genius in both his theological and literary sensibilities, shaped by Luther and Foxe, and his comprehensive understanding of the biblical plot or “master story.” This work details biblical foundations and literary devices employed by Bunyan which have remained unnoticed in previous studies, while also engaging themes or motifs of importance to him as a writer and thinker.

John Milton’s Literary Reputation: A Study in Editing, Criticism, and Taste
2010 0-7734-3802-5
This book distinguishes Milton’s academic importance from his real status, and addresses readers with broad literary interests, who may be ready to think again about a poet whom Dryden saw as superior to both Homer and Virgil. The work is therefore a contribution to the ongoing histories of Milton’s reputation in particular, and literary taste in general.

Labour League of Youth: An Account of the Failure of the Labour Party to Sustain a Successful Youth Organisation
2010 0-7734-3737-1
The book chronicles, for the first time, the full history of the Labour Party’s youth movement from the LOY, established 1924, to the present organisation, Young Labour, established 1994. Previously unpublished primary source material, including oral interviews, provides a narrative that illuminates the culture, organisation and political activism of the youth sections and highlights the similarities and differences between them as well as their relationship with the party leadership at local and national level.

Landed Patriarchy in Fielding's Novels Fictional Landscapes, Fictional Genders
1998 0-7734-8509-0
Using Fielding's novels as a touchstone to larger cultural patterns, this study analyzes networks of class and gender ideologies that inform Fielding's five major works of fiction. This work will engage traditional Fielding scholars as well as feminist scholars, eighteenth-century scholars, and historians of the novel. “There are valuable insights here, and an almost encyclopedic coverage of Fielding’s politics and fielding criticism. . . . there is much to learn here. Gautier convincingly shows that Fielding’s allegiance was to the ‘landed order,’ and that his ’mid-Georgian conservativism’ was remarkably elastic. He is particularly adept at identifying examples of that elasticity and unraveling its implications.” – Studies in English Language “. . . this is a worthwhile contribution to studies on Fielding and studies more generally on politics, gender and the eighteenth-century novel. Gautier is equally unafraid to take on seemingly accepted positions and put forward his own idiosyncratic, but never outrageous, vision.” – Year’s Work in English Studies (Oxford)

Landscape, Writing and ‘the Condition of England’ - 1878-1917, Ruskin to Modernism
2004 0-7734-6527-8
This book contributes to a number of areas of current scholarship: the literary and cultural history of English national identity, both the origins of literary modernism and the countervailing resistance to modernism, the sources of modern environmental thought, the history of social criticism, and the literary history of London.

Language and Craft of William Barnes, English Poet and Philologist (1801-1886)
2002 0-7734-7240-1
This study focuses on the way in which Barnes uses and experiments with techniques of meter, rhyme and sound, and shows how an understanding of the language of the poems, not only dialect but also standard English, is essential to appreciating the worth of Barnes’s poetical output. A detailed examination of the way in which he set about composing his verse reveals the careful and self-conscious craftsman who lies behind the superficial oddities that may strike the present day reader. “. . . its strength and distinction lie above all in the depth and extent of its demonstrated knowledge of Barnes’s verse, in the rich profusion of individual passages that it brings forward for detailed examination, and in the powerful sense it provides both of the unexpected range of Barnes’s achievement and the long-term persistence of his central themes. It will stand as in every sense the fullest study of Barnes the poet yet to be published and as a book that all those interested in Barnes will wish to read and own.” – Michael Millgate

Language and the Decline of Magic
2006 0-7734-5862-X
This book explores the persistent power of word-magic and sacramental thought in English literature. The multi-disciplinary approach combines philosophical inquiry with the history of ideas and close critical analysis of three major, representative literary texts: play texts from the Corpus Christi Cycle, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and James Joyce’s Ulysses.

Language, Art and Reality in D. H. Lawrence's St. Mawr a Stylistic Study
1996 0-7734-8823-5
This study provides a detailed and intensive stylistic analysis of St. Mawr, both for the intrinsic value of what such an analysis can tell us about the novel and about Lawrence's linguistic and literary style generally, as well as in the application of stylistic method to a complete novel.

Letters, Life and Works of John Oldmixon: Politics and Professional Authorship in Early Hanoverian England
2004 0-7734-6264-3
This book provides the first detailed treatment of John Oldmixon (c.1673-1742), one of the most prolific and conspicuous English writers at the start of the eighteenth century. It contains a fully annotated text of his letters, written to many notable figures of the age, and dealing with Jacobite affrays, disputes with publishers such as Jacob Tonson and Edmund Curll, and Oldmixon’s own clashes with the law.

The contents include: firstly, Oldmixon’s letters to individuals and government authorities; secondly,a biography of Oldmixon, which includes many new findings; thirdly, a checklist of Oldmixon’s abundant works, containing over twenty new attributions, and fourthly, appendices provide documentation and analysis of matters concerning Oldmixon, including his quarrels with Pope, Defoe and Swift. An introduction sets out the nature of the letters and their interest to historians. There is a family tree, a bibliography, an index of correspondents and a general index.

The book is based on extensive study in primary sources, and uses over 200 unpublished manuscripts from a wide range of archives. Written almost into oblivion by Pope and Johnson, Oldmixon now emerges as a figure of rich historical interest and an archetypal figure in the evolution of Augustan professional writing.

Life and Thought of Marjorie Reeves (1905-2003), Advocate for Humanist Scholarship and Opponent of Utilitarian University Education: An Edition of Her Unpublished Memoirs with an Introduction by Anthony Sheppard
2011 0-7734-1551-3
This work is an edition of the memoirs of the late Dr. Marjorie Reeves, a distinguished scholar of the twentieth century. Reeves combined outstanding achievements in medieval studies with major contributions to educational thinking and policy making in Britain.

Life and Works of Lancashire Novelist William Harrison Ainsworth, 1805-1882
2003 0-7734-6633-9
William Harrison Ainsworth, a prolific writer now as obscure as he once was famous, reinvented the gothic novel in an English setting, a radical re-write of Scott’s model of the historical romance and an antecedent of the contemporary urban gothic of Dickens and Reynolds. This study examines Ainsworth’s literary career from a writer of magazine tales of terror in the 1820s to the massive influence of his gothic/Newgate romance of 1834, Rookwood; his friendships with Lamb, Lockhart, and Dickens; his fall from literary grace during the Newgate controversy (a moral panic engendered by the supposedly pernicious effects of cheap, theatrical adaptations of Ainsworth’s underworld romance Jack Sheppard). The second half of the book examines the later ‘Lancashire novels’ and the legacy of Ainsworth’s subsequent historical novels, taking The Lancashire Witches to be his final, major work and the last of the ‘original’ gothic novels. The novels The Tower of London, Guy Fawkes, Old St. Paul’s, and Windsor Castle are read as epic tragedy rather than simply as bad romance. The study re-examines Ainsworth’s singular vision of the outlaw, English history and religious intolerance as being at political odds with the new Victorian value system, particularly with regard to Catholics and the urban poor. A final chapter explores Ainsworth’s later life and fiction and his adoption by his native Mancunians as ‘The Lancashire Novelist.’ The book includes extracts from Ainsworth’s correspondence and journalism, detailing his close relationships with, among others, Scott, Dickens, Forster, Thackeray, Cruikshank, Bulwer-Lytton, and G. P. R. James.

Life Histories of Five Contemporary Welsh Women Artists. the Interweaving of Art Into Living and Living Into Art
2012 0-7734-2667-1
Collet examines how various women artists have contributed to the artistic and cultural identity of Wales. Often overlooked, these female artists have played an enormous role but have rarely been given credit for their achievements. She notes that there is a growing literature on the topic of women in art that claims women were not always excluded from artistic representation, but that this is a recent development. Also, the book discusses problems women face that impede or contribute to their artistic drive like motherhood and family responsibilities.

Life of the English Poet Leonard Welsted (1688-1747) the Culture and Politics of Britain's Eighteenth-Century Literary Wars
2014 0-7734-0049-4
The first study on poet Leonard Welsted since Daniel Fineman’s work written in 1950. The book seeks to offer a more balanced account of Welsted’s career and his worth in light of new material that has come to light since Fineman wrote. A wonderfully written brief account of Welsted’s life that will capture the interest of eighteenth-century literary students and those interested in cultural politics.


Literary Career of Novelist Mary Shelley After 1822
2007 0-7734-5564-7
This book focuses on Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s literary career after 1822, and Dr. Webster-Garrett explores the neglected end of the “Mary Shelley Story” and questions inherited images of her as a bourgeois satellite of masculine genius and as a child prodigy whose genius faded after The Last Man. The study contextualizes Shelley’s later career in terms of the rise of discourses of influence to describe sociopolitical, cultural, spiritual, and sexual relationships, and in terms of the rise of Romantic cultural anxieties regarding the ascendance of the popular novel and romance to positions of cultural influence. Shelley’s late novels each showcase a female principal who exerts a fully conscious and fully cognizant force on her textual world. In 1830, this deviation gained more significance as Shelley, for the first time, created a narrative in which a beautiful woman, Katherine Gordon, survives a masculine narrative in order to tell her own alternative tale. Her post-1830 novels trace the ultimate subversive act for a woman in the nineteenth-century: continued existence. As such, they demonstrate a dramatic reversal of Shelley’s approach to romantic prose fiction and suggest her need to separate herself from romance as a masculinist tradition that compulsively celebrates the death of a beautiful woman.

Literary Nationalism in Eighteenth-Century Scottish Club Poetry
2004 0-7734-6463-8
This work provides a critical analysis of a neglected yet vital element of Scottish literature in the 18th century, covering the crucial period from the Union of 1707 to the revolutionary turmoil of the 1790s. It examines the literary output of several important clubs in eighteenth-century Scotland in an innovative fashion, offering the first book-length study of the club poetry of Scotland’s most significant eighteenth-century poets, Allan Ramsay, Robert Fergusson and Robert Burns.

Literary Products of the Lewis Carroll-George Macdonald Friendship Revised Second Edition
1997 0-7734-9038-8
This revised volume is the most extensive and wide-ranging study get published of MacDonald's two great mythopoeic romances, Phantastes and Lilith. It is similarly the most extensive and wide-ranging yet published on Carroll's Alice books. The most important aspects of the study are the demonstration that Wonderland is an exploration by Alice of the different regions of her soul (a traditional Imitation of Christ drawing equally on Dante's Inferno and Spenser's House of Alma in The Fairie Queen); and the demonstration that in Looking-Glass Alice explores the three principal regions of the adult world - the religious, economic, and political, in the course of an imaginative, doubly spiraling journey through Oxford. This revision of the 1995 publication has affected most of the book. The chapter on Lilith has been completely re-written, with the incommensurable nature of Lilith demonstrated for the first time, along with the extent of MacDonald's debt to Wm Blake, Goethe, and Schlegel. The extent to which Lilith is addressed to the 'one reader', Lewis Carroll, is now seen to be vastly greater than was realized in the first edition. The chapter on Carroll's Sylvie and Bruno has been rewritten to emphasize its nature as imaginative biography - of Carroll's relationship, over many years, with MacDonald. Its framework is now shown to be a parody of MacDonald's Adela Cathcart. That work demonstrates the therapeutic value of fairy tales, and the Sylvie and Bruno books portray MacDonald's escape from the tyranny of textuality.

Literary Prose of Westminster Magazine 1773-1785 an Annotated Index Under Contributors’ Names, Pseudonymous Signature, and Ascriptions
2000 0-7734-7834-5


Literary Prose of Westminster Magazine 1773-1785 an Annotated Index Under Contributors’ Names, Pseudonymous Signature, and Ascriptions
2000 0-7734-7836-1


Literature, Culture and Society in Postwar England, 1945-1965
2002 0-7734-7169-3


Loiterer
2006 0-7734-5657-0
The Oxford-based weekly periodical, The Loiterer, which appeared from January 31, 1789 to March 20, 1790, was the creation of both James Austen and his younger brother, Henry. Although the work of both men would be obscured by the achievements of their sister, Jane, their own writing deserves attention. The Loiterer represents an important stage in the history and development of the periodical essay as an English literary mode or genre.

Lord Byron the European Essays From the International Byron Society
1997 0-7734-8593-7
The essays on the impact and reception of Byron in France, Albania, Central Europe, and Greece extend knowledge of how Byron was admired, plagiarised and imitated; how he was held to be dangerous to morals, ethics and literary standards; how he fomented or retarded emerging nationalisms; how he has been used by Philhellenes and Anti-hellenes alike in the cause of Greece against the Turks, even today. The second part of the volume re-examines Byron's achievement in the light of more subtle readings and post-structuralist insights. Contents: Byron and the French Romantics (Therese Tessiere); The Albanian Byron (Afrim Karagjozi); Byron's Greece - Ancient and Contemporary (M. Byron Raizis); Byron and Romantic Nationalism in Central Europe - the Case of Czechs and Slovaks (Martin Prochazka); Dead Poets Society - Byron, Postmodernism, and the Autobiographical Mode (Werner Huber); Byron and Wordsworth - European Cosmopolitanism and English Provincialism (Malcolm Kelsall); Cosmopolitan Masculinity and the British Female Reader of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (Caroline Franklin); 'What do I know of Vampires?' - Byron, Diodati and the Reproduction of Desire (Ghislaine McDayter); What Constitutes, and What is External to, the 'Real' Text of Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, A Romaunt and Other Poems (Roger Poole); Bloom, Bakhtin and Byron's Don Juan (Richard A. Cardwell).

Lord Byron’s Religion - A Journey Into Despair
2003 0-7734-6634-7
Using Byron’s heavily autobiographical poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (Cain: A Mystery and Manfred serve in a supplemental capacity), his letters and memoirs, and his biography, this study shows that he was a man haunted and even tormented by his perverse and convoluted relationship with God: a relationship formed during his morbidly dysfunctional childhooud, throughout which he was subjected to a torrent of condemning Calvinist rhetoric.

Luminous Globe: Methods of Characterization in Sidneys' new Arcadia
1982 0-7734-0495-3


Manic-Depressive Dynamics and Dramaturgy in the Life of Graham Greene
2012 0-7734-2559-4
A biography of British writer Graham Greene which concentrates on how his life-long battle with Manic-depression disorder effected his writing.

Matricentric Narratives Recent British Women's Fiction in a Postmodern Mode
1997 0-7734-8644-5
Three chapters explore representative works of British women authors from the 1950's to the present. Further chapters trace how women's writing is historically produced, through social conditions and economic forces, as matricentric works and material culture interact; how various feminist criticisms problematize the matricentric and vice versa; a positive psychoanalytic discourse on female development confirms the centrality of matrix in women's writing and demonstrates the relative degrees of agency in their works. Writers examined also include lesser-known (in the US) authors Maureen Duffy, Wendy Perriam, Pat Barker, Elizabeth North, and Sara Maitland. An Appendix includes a conversation with Margaret Drabble.

Meaning of Byzantium in the Poetry and Prose of W.b. Yeats: The Long Schoolroom
2004 0-7734-6364-X
This book is an exploration of the interrelationship among Yeat’s 1925 version of his prose work, A Vision; his two poems Sailing to Byzantium and Byzantium from the same period; and the Byzantine icon The Christ Pantokrator. The poems in question are undoubtedly Yeats’ most critically evaluated and frequently anthologized poetic works, and are certainly among the most significant poems of the modernist era. There has been no other work that has taken this particular approach or applied its conclusions to a reading of the poetry. This work will bring all this preceding scholarship together in a single source, as well as formulate what then ought to be a resulting interpretation of those richly complex (sometimes impenetrably so) and symbolic poems.

Mentoring Relationships in the Life and Writings of Samuel Johnson: A Study in the Dynamics of Eighteenth-Century Literary Mentoring
2005 0-7734-6085-3
This book explores the phenomenon of literary mentoring and the role that it played in Samuel Johnson’s literary and personal life. Because little work has been published in the area of literary mentoring, this study draws upon recent research on business and developmental psychology in order to generate a comprehensive model of mentoring. Synthesizing this model with Levinsonian psychosocial theories of adult development, it explores Johnson’s relationships with Cornelius Ford, Richard Savage, Oliver Goldsmith, Hester Thrale, Frances Burney, and James Boswell, tracing how each relationship interweaves with stages in Johnson’s psychological development. It also examines mentoring themes in Johnson’s early poetry, Life of Savage, Rasselas, and biographical works about Johnson, including Thrale’s Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson and Boswell’s Life of Johnson, and traces integral connections between these texts and the mentoring relationships that helped create them. The parallel formation of Johnson’s adult personality with his early conception of authorship is closely analyzed, as in the evolution of this early conception into its mature realization.

Concomitant with this evolution was Johnson’s development of his mature literary and philosophic vision of life, the vanity of human wishes outlook, which is also discussed in relation to Johnson’s mentoring activities. Johnson’s mentoring authority is closely explored, especially his idealization of the mentor as cultural savant. This idealization is demonstrated in the persona of public monitor of morals and literary values that Johnson cultivated in works such as Rasselas and The Rambler; the less healthy elements of this strategy are explored in Johnson’s mentorship of Goldsmith and Thrale.

Throughout, the intersection of mentoring relationships with archetypal parent-child relationships receives close attention. Because the mentoring relationship is based upon a younger person’s submission to the authority of an older one, such relationships powerfully evoke primal childhood memories and fantasies, rendering mentoring relationships sites of tremendous psychic power, with the potential for either destructiveness or self-regeneration.

This study endeavors to illuminate not simply Johnson’s literary relationships, but the structural dynamics that underlie all literary mentoring experiences. It verifies the usefulness of deploying Levinsonian concepts of psychosocial development to literary study, and it demonstrates the relevance and helpfulness of analyzing literary relationships and texts in terms of mentoring theory.

Milton’s on the Morning of Christ’s Nativity and the Tradition of English Poetry on This Theme
2008 0-7734-5141-2
This anthology of verse contains over sixty poems related to the birth of Christ by more than thirty poets from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England. The tome offers a unique range of work by luminaries, including John Donne and Ben Jonson, to lesser known figures such as William Alabaster and George Wither.

Mirror Metaphor and Coleridge’s Mysticism Poetics, Metaphysics and the Formation of the Pentad
2000 0-7734-7548-6
This study treats Coleridge’s thinking as an integral whole and follows in detail the chronological development of Coleridge’s quest. It begins with placing modern subjectivity within the history of the mirror metaphor, that here represents mysticism in the West from antiquity to modernity, then analyses Coleridge’s encounter with the metaphor and traces his lifelong engagement with it that culminates in the formation of the Pentad. It discusses his early poems and poetics, his reading and rewriting of Kant, his own transcendentalism seen in Biographia Literaria and Aids to Reflection. It them briefly compares Coleridge’s mirror metaphor with two contemporary mirror metaphors by Lacan and Rorty.

Music and Power in Eighteenth - Century Court Society: Handel’s messiah and Protestant Ascendancy
2016 1-4955-0449-2
This book examines music and power in eighteenth-century court society. It focuses on Händel’s Messiah and the Protestant Ascendancy society. Its aims are to find out if music reflects cultural changes and whether music is an indicator of power positions within court society utilizing the theoretical framework of Norbert Elias' social theory.

Nachdenklicher Leichtsinn - Essays on Goethe and Goethe Reception
2000 0-7734-7551-6
This volume presents 18 essays by specialists from German, Britain, Ireland and Australia on Goethe and Goethe-reception that reflect the wide variety of topics discussed at the conference ‘Goethes offene Tafel’ June 1999 at Windsor. There is an introduction by editor Heike Bartel, several illustrations, and each contribution has summaries in English and German. These papers open new lines of enquiry and brings reassessments of debts to Goethe by later writers.

Names in English Renaissance Literature
2001 0-7734-7397-1
These essays are the work of thirty years of research in English Renaissance onomastics. They deal with subjects as varied as dance-names, namelessness and place-names in drama, nominal jests, the varied meanings of a place named Wilderness; names in graffiti, self-defining in subscriptions to familiar letters; and women’s names in elegies. Two essays are on political aspects: one concerning the name of the Earl of Essex, and another on naming in a poem by Sir Walter Raleigh to his queen. One essay concerns humanism and onomastics, another the organic function of onomastics in Shakespeare’s drama. “Dorothy Litt’s welcome collection of essays is consistently illuminating and entertaining. Her work shows that choosing a theme (names) and running with it yields important insights. With nary a theoretical cliché in sight, she proves that students of Shakespeare who ignore names overlook significant elements of Shakespeare’s artistry. All readers will benefit from her discussions of Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It.” – Bernice W. Kliman, Professor Emerita, member of 2001 Team, The New Variorum Hamlet

Names, Titles, and Characters by Literary Writers - Shakespeare, 19th and 20th Century Authors
2001 0-7734-7524-9
This book is part of an honorable tradition in the examination of influences on authors in naming characters, choosing titles, setting locale. The book’s coverage is broad: literary names are examined for the Early Modern Period in England; 19th century in America ; and the 20th century America, and some European influences.

Narrative Functions of Repetition in John Milton's paradise Regained
2006 0-7734-5794-1
This study of Paradise Regained uncovers iteration as an operational mode of presentation that affects reader perception. This notion falls into three categories: the active manipulation of the telling of events through time in anachronic groupings; the re-telling of stories by different characters for the sake of reader perception; and the manipulation of time in the use of prophecy. Therefore, the studies in each chapter show repetitions in both content and style, but more important is repetition in the motif of layering as the governing style. A structural analysis is made of the poem’s anachronies, existing in the narrator’s opening speech and the soliloquies of God, Satan, Jesus and Mary. Gerard Genette’s method of structural analysis proves useful here to reveal memory-created instances and narrative embeddings. Next, a study of prophecy reveals that prophecy is iteration redoubled. Diegetically, prophesies are told and retold in the story. Intradiegetically, recall of past events creates a layering of time, which influences actions of character in story time. Extradiegietically, the prophecies are part of the audience’s culture and collective consciousness, which influences reader perception. The last analysis reveals iteration of the motif of true and false differentiation as an operating mode in the three temptations of Jesus. The decensus motif informs the temptations both figuratively and literally especially in Satan’s movement of the Son in the second and third temptations.

Narrative Strategies in Early English Fiction
1995 0-7734-4214-6
Topics include Aphra Behn, Gascoigne, Lyly's Euphues, Marguerite de Navarre, Sidney's New Arcadia, Lodge's Rosalynde; Greene's Menaphon; Flaubert; Nashe, Milton's Comus; Bunyan's The Holy War; Marana's Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy; and more.

Narrative Structure of William Blake’s Poem jerusalem: A Revisionist Interpretation
2010 0-7734-3640-5
This book argues that William Blake’s last major poem, Jerusalem, possesses a narrative structure. This argument runs contrary to the critical consensus that sees the poem as possessing a “synchronic” structure in which the events of the poem all occur simultaneously rather than sequentially. This book contains three color photographs.

Nature and Uses of Eighteenth-Century Book Subscription Lists
2010 0-7734-3757-6
This study examines the nature of eighteenth-century book subscription lists: how they worked and the role they played in the eighteenth century book trade. It also analyzes specific lists and how they may be used as exemplars for those wishing to investigate and analyse other lists

Neville Chamberlain’s Domestic Policies: Social Reform, Tariffs and Financial Orthodoxy
2010 0-7734-3642-1
The purpose of this work is to redress the imbalance in existing scholarship on Neville Chamberlain’s domestic political career. Most work on Chamberlain focuses on the three years of his Premiership from 1937 to 1940, neglecting the remainder of his career.

New Novelist’s Magazine (london 1786-1788)
2006 0-7734-6141-8
This “elegant collection of the many beautiful little tales and stories scattered throughout innumerable voluminous miscellanies” (Advertisement) was directly inspired by the success of Harrison and Co.’s weekly serialization of their Novelist’s Magazine (1780-88, collected in 23 volumes), but also one of a series of experiments in short-run magazine publications, mixing original with reprinted materials.

Harrison & Co. seem to have taken the idea of publishing a periodical specializing in shorter fiction from rival publisher William Lane (of Minerva Press fame). Lane’s Annual Novelist … for the year [1786]. To be continued Annually … (2 vols) culled fiction from the sources used by the New Novelist’s Magazine, and was itself a source for Harrison & Co.’s rival venture. While the New Novelist’s Magazine provided more of everything that Lane’s Annual Novelist included, it especially had more wit and humor, provided original translations from French and German texts, and published excellent illustrative engravings.

As this annotated catalogue shows, the variety in kinds of fiction is truly remarkable. The two collected volumes have examples of traditional characters, fables, apologues, dream-visions, illustrated essays, embellished anecdotes, jest-tales, satires, epistolary fictions, fictional biographies and autobiographies, travel tales, oriental tales, sentimental, moral, and pseudo-gothic tales in narratives from little more than 500 to 10,000 words. A modern reader can still find delight in many of these minor masterpieces, these precursors of the modern short story. And in this record of reprintings and identification of authors for original stories, we have a much fuller and more accurate record of the contents than was provided by the publisher.

Oldest British Prose Literature: The Compilation of the Four Branches of the mabinogi
2009 0-7734-4710-5
This work establishes the chronology and provenance of the early mediæval tales known today as the Four Branches of the Mabinogi. Although they have been justly described as ‘fundamentally the stories of the old Brittonic gods from whom the leading Welsh dynasties claimed descent’, which makes their principal subject-matter archaic and in principle timeless, Tolstoy shows that often seemingly incongruous and contradictory passages reflect details of historical events in Britain and Ireland during the first two decades of the eleventh century.

Origins and Rise of the British Distillery
1999 0-7734-8007-2
This highly original monograph substantiates the industry's rise and contributions in an age when distilled beverages had much good to contribute to mankind and added to the power of the West to explore, to trade, and to conquer where others sickened and failed. Contains rich anecdotal material and contemporary observations that illuminate the subject from Tudor times to the mid-18th century. With illustrations.

Origins of the British Israelites- the Lost Tribes
1993 0-7734-2306-0
This exhaustive and comprehensive work uses in-depth research in the fields of philology, British history, hermeneutics, scientific principles, and geological and archeological studies to refute the claims of British Israelism that they are the Lost Tribes. The writer shows the many groups that fall into the British Israelism camp. The book also contains maps of the Holy Land and the land grants of the various tribes, as well as letters from leading institutions of higher education refuting the claims of British Israelism.

Percy Bysshe Shelley's Poetic Science: His Visionary Enterprise and the Crisis of Self-Consciousness
2012 0-7734-3060-1
This epistemologically oriented analysis of Shelley’s verse explores the poet’s visionary enterprise and the emergence of the Shelleyan self. Shelley, once a candidate to become a physician, gave scientifically sound descriptions of the workings of the eyes and nervous system.

The author, after surveying the literature, gives descriptions of Shelley’s psychological and physiological features recorded by the poet himself. The operations of the poet’s eyesight are seen to be linked to his imagery and use of language.

Personal and Political Transformation in the Texts of Jane Austen
2003 0-7734-6651-7
This study addresses the rich array of past and current scholarship and explores a new angle: Jane Austen’s idea of personal reform precipitating societal transformation. It presents the ways in which she explores the complex nature of transformation through her inversion of the commonly held definitions of masks, mirrors and mirages – a trio not explored by other scholars and critics. As a subversive conservative, Austen seems most interested in examining the middle space existent in the nature of transformation. This study presents Austen amidst French (rather than English) contemporaries to establish her relationship to national and continental events, and, in exploring how she inverts the definitions of masks, mirrors, and mirages, elucidates her political commentary in a new way.

Perspective as a Problem in the Art, History and Literature of Early Modern England
1992 0-7734-9620-3


Piagetian Epistemology of William Wordsworth a Reconsideration of the Poet's Genius
1998 0-7734-8294-6
The purpose of this study is to try to resolve long-standing questions regarding Wordsworth's claim to philosophic consideration. It turns to the modern theoretical premises of empirical psychologist Jean Piaget for clues to a more cogent interpretation. The remarkable parallels between Wordsworth's insights and Piaget's empirical observations give fresh indication of the poet's genius. Piagetian relativism provides a theoretical framework for appreciating elements in his works which have hitherto seemed irreconcilable philosophically: it reveals the presence of system in the poet's thought.

Poetic Achievements of Donald Davie and Charles Tomlinson: Expanding Vision, Voice and Rhythm in Late Twentieth-Century English Poetry
2010 0-7734-3783-5
Donald Davie and Charles Tomlinson are both poets have sought to explore the wider possibilities of an English poetic. This work demonstrates how, in opposition to the Movement's perceived inwardness, Davie and Tomlinson have continued to explore the legacies of international modernism.

Poetry of Roger Mcgough
2006 0-7734-5909-X
The purpose of this book is to examine and evaluate the accessibility of McGough’s message to a wide, general readership, as well as appraising it by the most rigorous literary standards, and to challenge and answer the notion that his popularity and commercial success indicate lack of intellectual integrity. Rather than addressing his association with musical groups, or his appearances on stage, or television and radio performances, attention will be focused on publication and readings of his serious poetry, even in some of the children’s collections, but primarily in the more penetrating social satires such as Summer with Monika, Holiday on Death Row and more recently in Blazing Fruit, The Way Things Are, and Everyday Eclipses.

As this book will become a form of critical biography, McGough’s accessibility will be considered in terms of his early education in Liverpool, and the influence of his socio-economic inheritance in the working-class environment, his study in a first-rate grammar school and then at a university. McGough learned to make himself heard and understood by all his English-speaking audiences, but he never lost the particular demotic flavor of the Liverpool manner and wit. His special talent has been an original use of poetic language, the inverted cliché, the ironic metaphoric trope and neologistic devices. This inimitable McGough voice is assayed in reference to the critical principles of Geoffrey Leech, Harold Bloom, Grahame Allen, T.S. Eliot, Victor Shklovsky, Grevel Lindop, and Michael Schmidt. The influence of American writers and musical genres, especially jazz and rock and roll, as well as the European Existentialist movement, are all considered in defining the basic components of McGough’s greatest asset, his accessibility. In writing this book, the author had privileged access to McGough’s private library and archives, as well as immediate response from him regarding any poems or works in progress, enabling the author to learn more about this poet and to write about many of the works as they were still in the generative stages. The poet himself has been especially accessible, and the topic, his poetics of accessibility, is presented in a most conscientious and thorough manner.

Since the publication of The Mersey Sound in 1967, the poetry of Roger McGough has remained popular and influential. This anthology of poetry has been the most successful in the history of Penguin Books, having sold over 750,000 copies. McGough’s work has been a part of the A Level examination curriculum for over thirty years and is to remain so until 2007. Penguin published the 418-page Collected Poems of McGough in November 2003, and the poet received the Doctorate of Literature from Hull University in January 2004.

Poetry of W.h. Ireland (1801-1815) Including the Poet's Imitations, Satires, Romantic Verses, and Commentaries on Coleridge, Wordsworth, Southey, and Others
2004 0-7734-6269-4
William-Henry Ireland's footnote in history is secure: he is the boy who forged the "lost" Shakespeare play Vortigern. The question is, should he be remembered for more than his Shakespearean tomfoolery? Ireland wrote a vast amount of poetry after his exposure, some of which was widely popular, yet to date, William-Henry Ireland's verse has received almost no attention and has, until now, never been collected, professionally edited, or even sampled for anthology. This volume samples Ireland's post- Shakespearean poetry, beginning with Ballads in Imitation of the Antient (1801) and concluding with his satirical Scribbleomania (1815). The introduction argues that Ireland deserves a place among the Romantics of his era. The volume includes a foreword by Nick Groom, author of The Forger's Shadow.

Popular Anti-Catholicism in Mid-Victorian Britain
1993 0-7734-9324-7
For the first time, anti-Catholic prejudice is traced along its major avenues of hostility: the obsession with "watchfulness"; the "Papal Aggression" episode; massive opposition to state funding of St. Patrick's College; the battle over the notion of a Protestant constitution; the campaign against convents; and the impact of Irish immigration. Unlike other approaches to this problem, this study recognizes the value of psychological insights on bias and stereotyping. It posits the idea that religion-based conflicts can be examined and understood like any other prejudice. Evidence is extensive: parliamentary debates, select committee reports, petitions, secular periodicals, religious journals, and the reports and tracts of ultra-Protestant organizations.

Portrayal of Life Stages in English Literature, 1500-1800; Infancy, Youth, Marriage, Aging, Death, Martyrdom
1989 0-88946-462-6
Essays include studies of Erasmus, Fulke Greville, Johnson, and Thomas More.

Power Politics, Diplomacy, and the Avoidance of Hostilities Between England and the United States in Wake of the Civil War
1998 0-7734-8398-5


Practice and Prospects of the Ombudsmen in the United Kingdom
1995 0-7734-9081-7
In the last two decades, the Ombudsman concept has been adopted for many areas of administration in the United Kingdom. Among the distinguished contributors to this volume are Ombudsmen themselves (the Parliamentary Commissioner, William Reid; his local government equivalent, Dr. David Yardley; and the Insurance, Building Societies and Banking Ombudsmen); representatives of consumer groups (Lady Wilcox, Chairman of the National Consumer Council, and Jeremy Mitchell, Director of the International Consumer Policy Bureau); 'victims' (Sir Derek Andrews, then Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, and Roger Jefferies, Chief Executive of a London Borough); academic commentators (Professor Carol Harlow and Gavin Drewry); and Sir Anthony Durant, M.P. Together they debated how visible and accessible are the different Ombudsman systems to ordinary members of the public, whether they achieve the results which aggrieved citizens and consumers desire, and how they can be made more effective in the future.

Prayer and Piety in the Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins the Landscape of a Soul
1998 0-7734-8380-2
This study focuses on poems that are either addressed totally and directly to God or the Blessed Virgin Mary; poems that are prayers in part; and poems that are meditations on a religious theme. It categorizes the poems by the topics most influential in shaping Hopkins' spiritual and poetic life: the Virgin Mary, the Eucharist, the dark night of the soul, spiritual wrecking, nature, attainment of spiritual perfection, and the resurrection of the body. It chronicles the progress of Hopkins' spiritual life and his efforts to minimize himself as a poet and render praise and honor to God as a priest, seeking connections among poems, prayers, and spiritual meditations, examining them organically by asking how they reflect Hopkins' erratic relationship to God. It also examines the poems in light of his sermons, letters, and spiritual writings which clarify his religious sentiments and complete the portrait of Hopkins the poet and the priest.

Professional Men and Domesticity in the Mid-Victorian Novel
2003 0-7734-6716-5
This study examines the ethos of intellectual work for men in a set of novels strongly influenced by Thomas Carlyle, the Victorian Age’s prime proponent of work. It questions the longstanding tradition of regarding the 19th century as a time when a stern work ethic flourished in successful opposition to gentler, female-identified values of domesticity and nurture. This book argues that an over-emphasis on domesticity as the source of virtue and happiness led to a devaluation of the satisfactions to be found in intellectual and vocational arenas separate from domestic life. Novels ranging from David Copperfield, Our Mutual Friend, Great Expectations, Pendennis, Two Years Ago, Wives and Daughters, Alton Locke, and Middlemarch show how profoundly even writers deeply influenced by Carlyle’s theories about work altered those theories as they dramatized them in their fiction. In their ambivalence about the value of intellectual and vocational satisfaction and in their inclination to portray human relationships as the be-all and end-all of human fulfillment, these novelists show conflicts that continue to haunt us today.

Prose Fiction Stage Adaptation as Social Allegory in Contemporary British Drama: Staging Fictions
2004 0-7734-6356-9
Transposition from the medium of print to performance-based media, both electronic and live, is a common aesthetic phenomenon. Whilst this process of transfer is accepted practice in some areas of stage performance, notably opera and ballet, a certain prejudice may be detected in the reviews of many critics, albeit with notable exceptions, that a stage play based on a fictional source, especially if it is a canonical one, is necessarily an inferior and parasitic artifact.

This study will argue that a distinction needs to be made between faithful but derivative stage versions of novels in the tradition of Zola's Thérèse Raquin, which aspire only to the status of theatricalised novel, and the autonomous stage transformation of a literary text, creating its own performance dynamic through the reconstruction of literary form and content. For the sake of greater critical clarity the former type will be designated dramatizations and the latter adaptations, despite the lack of consistent differentiation in common theatre discourse.

Psychological and Religious Narratives in Iris Murdoch’s Fiction
2000 0-7734-7570-2
This study explores the religious narratives woven into Murdoch’s work alongside the psychological ones. It traces the influence of specific psychoanalytic texts on her work and shows that Freud and Jung, who both wrote a great deal on religion, are useful to understanding more than just Murdoch’s portrayal of the psychological side of the self.

Readers’ Response to Isabel Allende’s Fiction: A Critical Study of Her Cross-Cultural Popularity in Britain and Spain
2014 1-4955-0280-5
An original piece of scholarship that will interest a wide range of readers. This research is innovative in other ways too. Methodologically, it approaches readers through the under studied cultural form of the reading group. As a whole, this project contributes to an understanding of Allende’s cross-cultural popularity by situating readers at the centre.

Reading the Gothic in the First Seven Novels of Margaret Atwood
2003 0-7734-6773-4
This study contains a thorough reading of Margaret Atwood’s works (The Edible Woman; Survival; Surfacing; Lady Oracle; Selected Poems; Life Before Man; Second Words; Bluebeard’s Egg; Bodily Harm; Murder in the Dark; The Handmaid’s Tale; Selected Poems II; and Cat’s Eye) through both a Gothic lens and a feminist perspective.

Reassessment of Weimar Classicism
1996 0-7734-1348-0
The essays in this volume represent a wide spread of interests, but the main emphasis is on Sachs's drama. The significance of his contribution to the development of German literature is examined, including the most frequently discussed sub-genre, his Fastnachtspiel. Also examines his Greek tragic subjects, serious dramas, his contribution as a linguistic innovator in the development of Early Modern German, and his Meisterlied.

Recent Reinterpretations of Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
2005 0-7734-5991-X
This examination of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) and its reinterpretations presents original interviews with novelists Emma Tennant and Valerie Martin, and playwright David Edgar, framed by analysis of their works. In so doing, it moves away from common division between those who write literature and those who write about literature. Its examination of Stevenson’s original novel and its comprehensive survey of the history of Jekyll and Hyde reveals that these three late twentieth-century writers react against the tradition of reinterpretations and recover Stevenson’s structure. Arguing that their returns to a Victorian text are motivated by contemporary concerns about class and gender politics that find an apt vehicle for exploration in Stevenson’s story, this book identifies a trend of neo-Victorianism – an attraction to cultural products of the Victorian period that results, not from a desire for a time of greater elegance and leisure, but from perceived similarities between our time and that of over one hundred years ago. The interviews in this book foreground the authors’ own political concerns, their views on why Stevenson’s story lends itself to reinterpretation over one hundred years after it first appeared, the research that they performed to prepare for writing their adaptations, and the choices that they made while writing.

Recounting the Life of Sir William Petty (1623-1687) Through a Fictionalized Correspondence: An Experiment in Historical Imagination
2016 1-4955-0511-1
An extraordinary work of both fact and fiction comprising correspondence to family and friends in the 17th century by Sir William Petty representing a true biography of his life and a reflection of the historical circumstances of his time.

Reflection of Africa in Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama and Poetry
2002 0-7734-1255-7
This study explores literary allusions to Africans against the background of 16th and early 17th century English political values, adding to scholarly knowledge of English priorities during this period of rapid colonization and participation in the slave trade. It examines the lyric poetry of Sidney, Shakespeare, Daniel, Donne, Edward Herbert, Jonson, et al. Dramas include Titus Andronicus, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tamburlaine the Great, Dr. Faustus, Masque of Blackness, Othello, Antony and Cleopatra, and Oroonoko. The conclusion examines influence on late 20th century values. “This is a most valuable study of a serious and important subject. Dr. Mangum’s clear and objective analysis of material frequently clouded by rationalization is a welcome contribution toward the understanding of vexed and vexing material. The presentation of historical matter to undergird the consideration of various writers and their works is especially helpful. The author’s subject is the treatment of the black African and black itself in Elizabethan and Jacobean literature. Shakespeare in particular is shown to rise above prevailing opinion (exemplified by Elizabeth’s banishment of all “Blackamoors” from her realm) as he moves from Aaron’s unabashed evil to the nobility of Othello. There is, of course, much else of value in this book. Those who read it will be enlightened, informed, and enriched.” – George B. Hallett

Regulation of Consciousness in the English Novel Desire and Power
2002 0-7734-7248-7
This study examines representative novels in the English tradition from Austen to Woolf. The book explores three main aspects of these novels: desire, power, and consciousness. These works all examine hierarchies of power in the social practices and institutions by and in which the protagonists live. Examines Emma; Villette; Little Dorrit; The Water Babies ; Daniel Deronda; The Woodlanders; The Well-Beloved; Mrs. Dalloway Table of contents: Introduction 1. Desire, Freedom, and Marriage in Emma 2. Surveillance in Villette 3. Guilt in Little Dorrit 4. Discipline in The Water Babies 5. Consciousness and Power in Daniel Deronda 6. Modern Desire in The Woodlanders and The Well-Beloved 7. Power and Patriarchy in Mrs. Dalloway Conclusion; Works Cited; Index

Relations Between the Sexes in the Plays of George Bernard Shaw
2004 0-7734-6365-8
The purpose of this book is to examine the many heterosexual configurations in the plays and to demonstrate by the accumulation of evidence that the actions of Shaw’s chief characters are typically the result of their sexual concerns, often coupled with issues of principle. This book is a must for all Shaw specialists and will be of great interest to teachers and students of English and Continental drama and literature of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Religion, State, and Society in Modern Britain
1989 0-88946-832-X
Twenty essays comprising a unique work, the first survey of the state of religion in today's Britain which seeks to be fully comprehensive, focusing on Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland as well as on England. Takes into account not only the mainstream Christian traditions but also the dynamic black-led churches, the folk-religionists, the minor sects, and the controversial New Religious Movements. Also recognizes the multi-faith dimension of modern Britain and includes chapters on the Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, Muslim and Buddhist communities. Takes an overall perspective on issues of Church and State, the "troubles" of Northern Ireland, attitudes toward women, permissive society, and secularization.

Representation of Men in the English Gothic Novel, 1762-1820
2003 0-7734-7016-6


Representing Rape in the English Early Modern Period
2003 0-7734-6861-7
This study makes an important contribution with its interdisciplinary scope, with chapters on Old Testament rape narratives, medieval and early modern English law and legal practices pertaining to rape, elitist poetry concerning rape as well as popular prose narratives, and pictorial representations of Lucrece, as well as chapters on the drama of the period. It delineates a congruence between rape and pornography, and traces the ways rape becomes effaced as a brutal crime to become an occasion in the service of men, as the context for heroic rivalry among men, or as an act that women secretly desire.

Reputation History of John Dee, 1527-1609: The Life of an Elizabethan Intellectual
2009 0-7734-4667-2
This work argues that the Elizabethan polymath John Dee was not the influential intellectual he purported himself to be. Dee’s scientific works were anachronistic and in no way heralded the new age of experimental science. This book traces the course of Dee’s life showing how he was a marginal figure and his works had little lasting value. It also provides a useful historiographical summation of Dee’s life and career.

Rethinking Jane Austen’s lady Susan: The Case for Her Failed Epistolary Novella
2010 0-7734-3646-4
This full-length study of Lady Susan refutes the long-accepted, unchallenged critical view of the novella put forward by Austen scholars that largely deems the work to be unsatisfactory and marginal. Eschewing the idea that this novella is stylistically regressive, the study argues that Lady Susan was left unfinished for political and commercial reasons.

Rhetorical Analysis of Under the Volcano Malcolm Lowry's Design Governing Postures
1990 0-88946-929-6
A rhetorical explication that elucidates the techniques that Lowry employed to amplify the fragmentation of the Consul and his world.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan and Britain's School for Scandal
2007 0-7734-5494-2
This book examines the life and work of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) and his significant and unique place in the theatrical and political life of Great Britain. A man of middling background, he was simultaneously a leading Whig politician and, because of the success of his two plays, The Rivals (1775) and The School for Scandal (1777), the most dominant figure in the British theatre during the last quarter of the eighteenth century. Theatre historians have tended to view these works as manners comedies which are long on style but appropriately short on substance. Therefore, previous criticism of the plays has concerned itself mainly with questions of genre classification, leading to an under appreciation of Sheridan’s historical context. This book argues that, given the fact that the British theatre was central to the discussion and formation of the nation’s evolving ideology, Sheridan’s dramaturgy, far from being empty of content, offers snapshots of the state of negotiations between the classes over the nature of British identity centering on issues of money, gender, class, morality, and language.

Rise of New Science Epistemological, Linguistic, and Ethical Ideals and the Lyric Genre in the Eighteenth Century
2002 0-7734-6909-5
This is the first work to study the relationship between the rise of science in the 17th and 18th centuries and the rise to major genre status of the lyric genre. It argues that the epistemological, linguistic, and methodological principles which underlay the rise of the new science also influenced the ways in which poets and critics conceived of the significance and cultural value of the lyric genre. Relying on a wide range of critical commentary from the 17th to the late 18th century, much of it from little known or unknown critical writings, the study shows how the lyric genre became the key for understanding poetry and the function of poetry. It offers a model for understanding the relationships between literature and other cultural experiences, encouraging critical, historical, and multi-disciplinary research.

Role of Ruling Class Adaptability in the British Transition From Ancien Regime to Modern State: The Open Elite of Britain and Ireland From the Middle Ages to the Second World War
2010 0-7734-1464-9
This work examines how the landed elite openly absorbed a regular flow of new members to the ruling class. It examines the transition of Britain from aristocratic rule to democracy through a study of the Whig Party.

Roman Civil War in English Renaissance Tragedy Catiline, Caesar and Pompey and Julius Caesar with an Introduction Drawn From Roman Sources
2002 0-7734-6993-1


Romantic Imagery in the Works of Walter De La Mare
2001 0-7734-7474-9
This monograph, covering all de la Mare’s poetry and prose works, reveals his complex and serious side. It concentrates on his master images: the Cage; the House; the Traveller; Paradise; the Visionary Face. Introductory chapters study de la Mare’s personality and ideas, his linguistic technique, the Georgian scene, and the influence of the Symbolist Movement on his work.

Romanticism and the Androgynous Sublime Revisited: A New Perspective of the English Romantic Poets
2010 0-7734-3842-4
This book examines the emergence from the poetical subtext of the six major English romantic poets of "the androgynous sublime," which conflates elements of the myth of the androgyne, as told by Aristophanes in Plato's Symposium, with the mode of sublimity, first discussed by Longinus, who cited the account of the Creation in the Book of Genesis as a prime example, and much debated from the 18th century onward. The androgynous sublime may be distinguished from the "terrible sublime" of Edmund Burke and the more recent "phallic sublime" of scholar Thomas Weiskel, who before his sudden demise poignantly implied the need for something more durable. Characterized by a flexuous, limber style -associated with androgynous subject matter, the androgynous sublime subverts conventional notions of sublimity while offering a more comprehensive model with which to supplement, if not supplant them. Examples of the androgynous sublime are Blake's Jerusalem, Coleridge's "Christabel," Shelley's "The Witch of Atlas," and Byron's Don Juan. Interestingly enough, each of these four masterworks was neglected during the romantic period, but they have all begun to come into their own during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This book contains four black and white photographs.

Royal Magazine: Or, Gentleman’s Monthly Companion, 1759-1769
2007 0-7734-6743-2


Samuel Johnson’s Attitude Toward Islam. A Study of His Oriental Readings and Writings
2012 0-7734-3917-X
This study is the first to juxtapose pre-existing texts with Samuel Johnson’s portrayal of the Orient, particularly Islam and Arab culture. Nassir asserts that Johnson’s observations of Islam in both his writings and conversations prove that he did not look at it objectively and was highly biased against Islam and Arab culture in his assessment. The book seeks to furnish the students of eighteenth century English literature, Johnsonian scholars, and orientalists with useful observations of his orientalism as a whole in light of Johnson’s life, personality, and period in which he wrote.

Scholarly Edition of a Seventeenth-Century Anonymous Commonplace Book in the British Library: How People Received and Responded to the Books They Read
2014 0-7734-0084-2
The study of commonplace books offers an important means for scholars to gather evidence on the history of reading practices in early modern England. A cross between a diary and a notebook, a commonplace book is usually a collection of handwritten notes in which a reader recorded items of particular interest from printed books, manuscripts or from conversations or sermons.

A remarkable work that brings to life the reader-reception practices of early modern England, this work provides the original voices of both the author of the published work and of the commonplace author while it remains pure to the idiomatic nuances of the time. A rare glimpse into the history of the book through the eyes of the reader’s notes.



Scholarly Studies in Harry Potter: Applying Academic Methods to a Popular Text
2005 0-7734-6010-1
This book is intended primarily for an academic audience, especially scholars – students and teachers – doing research and publication in categories such as myth and legend, children’s literature, and the Harry Potter series in particular. Additionally, it is meant for college and university teachers. However, the essays do not contain jargon that would put off an avid “lay” Harry Potter fan. Overall, this collection is an excellent addition to the growing analytical scholarship on the Harry Potter series; however, it is the first academic collection to offer practical methods of using Rowling’s novels in a variety of college and university classroom situations.

Seductive Strategies in the Novels of Anthony Trollope (1815-1882)
2004 0-7734-6361-5
This book explores the notion of seduction in all of Anthony Trollope’s 47 novels, beginning with a preliminary sturdy of seductresses in Barchester Towers, The Eustace Diamonds and The American Senator. The first part deals with the various weapons and strategies which Trollopian characters resort to in order to fascinate their victims. A chapter is then devoted to the demonic/angelic nature of sexual seduction, before “social seduction” is examined in the world of politics and business. One of the most powerful means of seduction thus appears to be language (canvassing, advertising, etc), which also applies to the novelist himself. Starting from the writer’s early attempts, the author tries to determine the main characteristics of Trollope’s seductive pose. Once he managed to conquer the common reader, Trollope refused to indulge his taste of his contemporaries and went as far as to offend his Victorian audience with deliberately unpleasant books: The Way We Live Now and An Autobiography.

Selected Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins with Modern English Paraphrases Volume One
1995 0-7734-8932-0
This text gives a line-by-line paraphrase, in modern English diction, syntax, and punctuation, of the major poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins. The original poems are on the facing page, making this a useful tool for helping readers unfamiliar with Hopkins decipher his sometimes difficult work. Much Hopkins scholarship consists of giving suggested readings of the poems, and most teachers and expositors find it necessary to do this paraphrasing anyway; here is a volume with that work already available. A second use of the book is for scholars themselves. The paraphrases this volume offers may suggest to scholars readings with which they can compare their own interpretations.

Selected Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins with Modern English Paraphrases Volume Two
2002 0-7734-7017-4
This text gives a line-by-line paraphrase, in modern English diction, syntax, and punctuation, of the major poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins. The original poems are on the facing page, making this a useful tool for helping readers unfamiliar with Hopkins decipher his sometimes difficult work. Much Hopkins scholarship consists of giving suggested readings of the poems, and most teachers and expositors find it necessary to do this paraphrasing anyway; here is a volume with that work already available. A second use of the book is for scholars themselves. The paraphrases this volume offers may suggest to scholars readings with which they can compare their own interpretations.

Selected Writings of the Laureate Dunces, Nahum Tate (laureate 1692-1715), Laurence Eusden (1718-1730) and Colley Cibber (1730-1757
1999 0-7734-8044-7
This anthology of selections from the writings of these poets, together with an analysis of their significance to their times, broadens our understanding of a seminal period in British history and culture, offering their work as essential reading for the literary historian of the eighteenth century.

Sensationalist Literature and Popular Culture in the Early American Republic
2001 0-7734-7572-9
Previous samplers have not swept together the variety that the present editors have gathered, not invited readers to study this literature as part of a reassessment of ‘taste’ within the general populace of the early American republic, especially in the years 1780-1810.

Seventeenth-Century English Women’s Autobiographical Writings
2004 0-7734-6381-X
The aim of this book is to discuss and explain the appearance and proliferation of the early modern Englishwomen’s autobiographical writings. In order to provide some answers, this work draws upon a large number of primary documents and close textual analysis. The diaries and autobiographies in question are examined within their historical and ideological context and they are seen as textual spaces that cannot be easily put into clear-cut categories. As the title of this book suggests, they constitute, in a number of ways, both enclosures and disclosures: they at once confine and liberate, reveal and conceal, protect and expose their authors and their ideas, constructing very complex self-portraits. This study eventually sheds more light not only on the lives of the early modern women and several little-known autobiographical texts by them, but also on the development of autobiography and the diary in the western tradition.

Seventeenth-Century Poetic Genres as Social Categories: A New Reading of the Poetry of John Donne
2010 0-7734-3606-5
Through the reading records of Donne’s poems and the concept of multiple referentiality, this study examines the social dimensions of early modern genres and the relationship among poetics, rhetoric and the Renaissance doctrines of imitation, placing systematic attention on how the differences oral and written modes of expression influences the process of reading and the early modern understanding of genre.

Shakespeare and Asia
2010 0-7734-3726-6
This yearbook volume presents 21 essays by international scholars, including 14 theme essays on Shakespeare and Asia. The theme essays deal with Shakespeare’s imagining of Asia and his images in Asian cultures, and especially his reception in China. Other essays cover topics of general interests. The book contains 6 color photographs.

Shakespeare and Public Execution
2004 0-7734-6553-7
This study demonstrates how Shakespeare utilized a strategy of manipulating the language and conventions of public execution in his plays. Paying special attention to the poetics of hangings at Tyburn, the most dominant place of execution, Shakespeare’s subversion of this well-known (and uneasy) discourse between the public and the state is illuminated by close readings of The Comedy of Errors, Titus Andronicus, Richard III, Measure for Measure, and The Tempest. It uses audience-reception theory and new historicism, as well as non-dramatic texts (popular literature and ballads) to demonstrate the knowledge and experiences of execution that the audiences of Shakespeare’s time took with them to the theatre. With illustrations.

Shakespeare Apocrypha
2007 0-7734-5421-7
This volume of the Shakespeare Yearbook has brought together a number of outstanding articles from an international group of scholars united around the topic of the Shakespearean Apocrypha. The articles are followed by a series of book reviews on recent Shakespeare scholarship and notes on the contributors

Shakespeare as a Challenge for Literary Biography: A History of Biographies of Shakespeare Since 1898
2009 0-7734-4732-6
This book argues that, despite the quantity of writing and record searching, Shakespearean biographies remain curiously unsatisfactory, even contradictory.

Shakespearean and Other Literary Investigations with the Master Sleuth (and Conan Doyle)
2003 0-7734-6779-3
This study presents some major influences on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (especially Shakespeare), but also deals with the influence of Doyle on others, notably T. S. Eliot. Other essays deal with onomastics, religion, and race, with Doyle’s insistence that Shakespeare was the true author of the plays (not Bacon, Marlowe, Edward de Vere, etc), the identity of Mr. W. H., and more.

Shakespeare’s Philosophy of History Revealed in Detailed Analysis of henry V and Examined in Other History Plays
2003 0-7734-6572-3
This study begins with a careful reading of Henry V, and argues that the play’s representation of Henry as a consciously Machiavellian prince, who wages an unjust foreign war to bring about domestic peace, elicits complex responses to the king that are comprehensible within a single interpretative framework. The ‘history’ dramatized in Henry V and in all of Shakespeare’s plays that deal with the causes or consequences of political revolutions is made intelligible by Shakespeare’s philosophy of history, a view mainly Machiavellian, that dramatizes all post-revolutionary modes of government and warfare as inescapable necessities that have fallen from superior ‘past’ worlds, irrecoverable but eliciting nostalgia for a mythological, medieval world, a nostalgia embraced by the Elizabethan and Jacobean establishment to maintain its power through a putative continuity with an imaginary medievalism. The plays elicit that nostalgia in order to criticize it in acts of subversion that are not, as the New Historicists claim, contained.

Shelley and the Development of English Imperialism: British India and England
1999 0-7734-7932-5
This postcolonialist work locates Shelley in the context of England’s colonial venture in British India. It also ties together several major, seemingly disparate – and even competing - late-18th/early 19th-century discourses on British India, and illustrates how those discourses were later enlisted to serve the Imperialism of the English Raj. Shelley’s A Philosophical View of Reform, the guiding document of this study, demonstrates his knowledge of these debates and his own internalized contradictions concerning both English workers at home and Indian subjects abroad. Chapters include surveys of period issues of class, gender, race, and nationalism, their relationship to British India, and Shelley’s personal and literary treatment of them; English Orientalism concerning India and Indic elements in Shelley’s poetry; Utilitarian projects in India and England and Shelley’s reaction; Evangelical projects in India and England; Victorian imperialism.

Shifting Points of View in Virginia Woolf’s Novel Mrs. Dalloway
2011 0-7734-1560-2
This study of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway should be read as a companion to the novel, as it helps clarify the shifting and often confusing points of view.

Sir Arthur Sullivan’s Grand Opera Ivanhoe and Its Musical Precursors: Adaptations of Sir Walter Scott’s Novel for the Stage, 1819-1891
2008 0-7734-5068-8
This study explores the drama behind the trajectory of the opera, Ivanhoe, and Arthur Sullivan’s venture into Grand Opera. The back story is complex and entertaining, dealing with issues of English nationalism, socialism, politics and real estate. This book contains ten black and white photographs.

Sir Walter Scott and the Gothic Novel
1995 0-7734-1276-X
This monograph considers the relationship of Scott to that series of dark and powerful works that had begun in 1764 with Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto and, passing through the works of William Beckford, Ann Radcliffe and Matthew Lewis, were to find their gloomy fulfilment in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer. This study includes a survey of the critical appraisal of Sir Walter Scott in the twentieth century, the influence of the Gothic novel in the nineteenth century, Scott's relations with the Gothic novelists Horace Walpole and Ann Radcliffe, the origins of Scott's interest in the marvelous, Gothic influences upon his poetry and novels, and an assessment of Scott's significance.

Sir William Petty, 1674: Letters to John Aubrey
2010 0-7734-3845-9
This book gives a fictional-style voice to the entrepreneur William Petty (1623-1687) who provided information about his life ad hoc to John Aubrey. The letters are dated back to 1674, a time when Petty was on good terms with the Stuart brothers and the cognoscenti of the era, such as examples are Isaac Newton, Robert Hooke and Christopher Wren.

Social Democratic Politics in Britain 1881-1911
2002 0-7734-6947-8


Social Discontinuity in the Novels of Elizabeth Bowen the Conservative Quest
1998 0-7734-8259-8


Social Mobility in the English Bildungsroman Gissing, Hardy, Bennett, and Lawrence
1986 0-7734-1996-9
Examines four novelists in terms of the social mobility observed in their novels, and accounts for formal innovation and disjunction within the novels in terms of ideological conflict, seeing the genre itself as a bearer of ideology. Resists thinking about literature as a self-referential system and instead explores its connection to those social practices through which we constitute our world.

Sources and Traditions of Milton’s “l’allegro” and “il Pensoroso”
1999 0-7734-7913-9
In bringing together in a single volume the sources from which the poems allegedly derive and the traditions to which the poems contribute, and in re-evaluating the methods and conclusions of source studies that have long influenced the thinking of innumerable commentators, this study not only enables a modern audience to assess more fully the nature of Milton’s creativity but also to experience more clearly the companion poems as Milton’s contemporary readers – unencumbered by several centuries of scholarly commentary and accretion – might have experienced them.

Sources, Meaning and Influences of Coleridge’s Kubla Khan Xanadu Re-Routed: A Study in the Ways of Romantic Variety
2000 0-7734-7718-7
This study contain three main sections: first, an extensive analysis of the poem not only line by line but image by image; then an examination of the construct of the poem as a whole on its own terms (text, structure and imagery, influence); finally, the modern effect in terms of influence upon others (Poe, Tennyson, Forster, Bowen, Welles). the vital drug issue, and evaluating modern scholarship on the subject.

Story, the Teller, and the Audience in George Macdonald’s Fiction
2000 0-7734-7728-4
This volume emphasizes George MacDonald’s achievement as a Victorian novelist, critic, and thinker who anticipates many of the issues surrounding readers, texts, and authors we tend to think of as modern or postmodern. It also shows his awareness of the role of faith in these literary interrelationships. It examines novels which are often overlooked, such as Sir Gibbie and Wilfrid Cumbermede, finding in these more realistic works similar textual preoccupations to those in the fantasies.

Streets and Market Places in Towns of Southwest Englandencroachments and Improvements
1999 0-7734-7953-8
This work examines the various forces affecting the streets of the towns in Somerset and Gloucestershire. It explains how the system has been either diminished or increased over a thousand year span, criticising the public space/private space dichotomy as a flawed tool which does not accord with reality as represented by the English Common Law. The processes and their interplay are examined chronologically. There are detailed case studies of Bath and Wells. The whole is copiously illustrated by a mixture of old maps or views and modern plans.

Studies in the Quality of Life and Human Development in Ireland and Britain Since the Sixteenth Century
2010 0-7734-1371-5


Study of Coleridge’s Three Great Poems - Christabel, Kubla Khan and the Rime of the Ancient Mariner
2001 0-7734-7496-X
This thoroughly revised and augmented edition of Stevenson’s Nimbus of Glory, originally published in softcover in 1983. This edition updates this scholarly and critical work, making it accessible to a new generation of scholars. It includes a new chapter entitled “The Case of Missing Captain: Power Politics in ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’. “ the study as a whole argues that the impact of the personality of William Wordsworth is much more profound than has previously been realized, and that Coleridge’s originality as an artist is able to withstand the assaults of time and critics.

Study of Cultural Centres and Margins in British Poetry Since 1950 Poets and Publishers
1995 0-7734-2275-7
Drawing on the author's experience both inside and outside the British literary milieu, this volume gives a unique and often contentious view of the late-twentieth-century poetry canon, and the way that this canon has been established. As well as offering an interpretive overview, the book is valuable in suggesting different perspectives on the poetry of several specific key figures writing in Britain, such as Philip Larkin and Seamus Heaney. But it does not neglect other writers who have been forced onto the periphery of the poetry-publishing world, such as representatives of various ethnic and gender groups working in Britain during this period (e.g., the Northern Ireland frontier, West Indian poets, feminist poets). It adds up to a stimulating and provocative account of what's been happening in British poetry in recent years.

Study of George Macdonald and the Image of Woman
2000 0-7734-7761-6
The study examines the theory that MacDonald wrote his fantasies out of his private inner world, in an attempt to solve the problems of identity left him by his mother who died while he was very young, problems which pursued him through life. Throughout his work is found a perplexity about the figure of woman. On the one hand the image of woman is a source of great inspiration, as with the old woman spinning the thread of life in the Curdie stories, or in the image of idealised naked women in Phantastes. But then there are images of women who at first seem benign but later turn out to be threatening, or, as with the North Wind in At the Back of the North Wind, turn out to be devastating. Holbrook’s interest is a phenomenological one: trying to explore the symbolism by which an author tackles such a problem in his unconscious mind. The study throws light on the association in the human mind between woman and death. He searches behind the religious impulses of MacDonald to try to find the psychological quest which the writer was trying to perform.

Study of Llewelyn Powys His Literary Achievement and Personal Philosophy
1991 0-7734-9700-5
Llewelyn Powys, whilst emerging from the same creative mold as that of his two literary brothers, John Cowper and Theodore Francis, was in his own way a forceful and significant writer. This study is one of interpretation -- of Powys's work in the light of his philosophy, and an interpretation of his philosophy in the context of his life and personality. The structure is not confined to a chronological description, nor to an examination of works out of context, but rather a mosaic structuring around certain nodal themes - often contradictory, but which he sought to balance if not reconcile: themes such as epicureanism and mysticism, action and contemplation, happiness and the `struggle for life.'

Summarie of the Chronicles of England, Diligently Collected, Abridged and Continued Unto This Present Yeare of Christ, 1604, by John Stow
2008 0-7734-5267-2
This book is an annotated edition of John Stow’s Summarie of the Chronicles of England (1604). Stow (1524/5–1605) was a citizen historian who offers a concise, narrative history of England from the earliest time to the reign of James I, who succeeded Elizabeth in 1603. This abridged chronicle offered readers of lower social and economic status an accessible national history than was available in his own larger works or those of other writers of his time.

T.h. White’s Reinterpretation of Malory’s le Morte Darthur: An Analysis of Shifting Meaning and Unstable Language
2009 0-7734-4814-4
The study demonstrates that the unstable signification so important to Malory’s Arthurian world informs White’s handling of his own version of the story.

Ten Remarkable Women of the Tudor Courts and Their Influence in Founding of the New World, 1530-1630
2000 0-7734-7717-9


Tennyson’s “maud” and Its Critical, Cultural and Literary Contexts
2002 0-7734-7134-0
This study explores the major artistic and cultural influences that gave life to, and informed the reception of, the work Tennyson considered the zenith of his poetic career: Maud. It examines in depth its relationship with the work Tennyson himself cited as its ancestor: Shakespeare’s Hamlet, as well as the Spasmodic closet dramas to which is has been linked, and with Pre-Raphaelitism. “It is a scholarly presentation. . . . Annotated bibliographies are a godsend for researchers. Ms. Glanville’s annotated bibliography of Maud scholarship from 1855 to the present (chapter 4) should be a must for any serious Tennyson researcher who is interested in Tennyson’s monodrama, containing as it does over 260 annotated items, including sometimes overlooked master theses and doctoral dissertations. And. . . rich in contemporaneous periodical reviews.. . . It should be a sought-for source for serious Tennyson scholars.” – William H. Scheuerle “When he called Maud ‘a little Hamlet’ Tennsyon riddled the world; Professor Glanville is the first to appreciate the deeper meaning of the puzzle and bring it to a full solution. She draws out a host of thematic, plot and character parallels and weaves a highly convincing reading whereby the shifting narrative persona identifies alternately with the characters of Hamlet, Laertes, and Horatio. Maud is truly Hamlet in a Victorian rendering, Glanville reveals, with overtones of modern war, world-weariness, Darwinism, and Social Darwinism. This book makes a compelling argument for the validation long overdue of a work that is full of beauty and complexity.” – Nancy Jane Tyson

Texts Analyzing Literature as Argument: From Philip Sidney to Henry James
2013 0-7734-4510-2
Golban offers an interdisciplinary perspective involving literary theory, criticism, and literary history which will be useful to scholars and students. The main concern of the book is the British critical discourse which originates in the Renaissance and continues its developmental process until the rise of the formal approach to literature in the twentieth century. Some of these author critics, like Sidney and Dryden, develop critical ideas based on a respectable classical tradition; others, like Coleridge and Ruskin, were more original and innovative in their critical theories. Among them, there were those who used or materialized their own artistic or literary theories in their literary texts, such as Wordsworth reifying his theory of the origin of poetry, or Pater exemplifying the principles of aestheticism. For some, criticism was a means of defending the aesthetic value of literature; for others, criticism represented the instrument to be used in an attempt to found a new genre, or even introduce into the contemporary culture and to validate a whole new literary movement, such as for Wordsworth and Coleridge.

Theme of
2007 0-7734-5364-4
This book takes a comparative approach to women's travel writing from three centuries, in English, French, Polish, and Russian: it focuses on narrative strategies used by female travel writers. Female travel writing before the twentieth century shows parallels and continuities in its use of the theme of departure into a different sphere or convention. From travel into a utopian world where women rule and inhabitants live in harmony, to travel into the private world of subjectivity and poetic inspiration, female heroines venture outside the realities that bind them. The works discussed, written by Margaret Cavendish and Aphra Behn, Françoise de Graffigny, Claire de Duras and Unca Eliza Winkfield, to Maria Sadowska and Karolina Pavlova, exploit alternate world images to achieve the goals of giving female characters freedom to be independent.

Theme of Peace and War in Virginia Woolf’s Writings: Essays in Her Political Philosophy
2010 0-7734-3857-2
This collection of essays examines how Virginia Woolf’s feminism, pacifism and understanding of war influenced her literary output on the topic.

Thomas Hardy’s the Dorsetshire Labourer and Wessex
2005 0-7734-6089-6
This study returns to questions which have occupied critics of Hardy’s novels since their first appearance: how should readers understand his rural world? Is he a reliable witness of contemporary conditions? What are his purposes as he describes the countryside of ‘Wessex’ and tells stories of its people?

Critics typically recruit authors in support of their own world views, and over the last fifty years have cast Hardy as a social historian: a sympathetic and concerned portrayer of the rural poor, who positioned himself, so the novels persuade them, on the political left.

This study challenges that view. Hardy’s intense, even poetic, response to the familiar places of his native Dorset, combined with his powerful realist rhetoric, has encouraged the belief that his portrayal of rural society must be similarly accurate. But Hardy was not a disinterested observer, however much the authorial voice of the novels may persuade us that that is the case. Born and brought up in a village-tradesman family, he broke away, re-inventing himself first as a professional architect, and then as a successful man of letters. The imagined societies of his rural novels are significantly selective: he ignores, marginalizes, or treats dismissively the mass of rural poor, the agricultural labourers, whose condition was a running concern of the nineteenth century. His novels focus on the independent group to which his family belonged: ‘an interesting and better-informed class, ranking distinctly above’ the agricultural labourers, as he pointedly tells us. His fictions are coloured with a rich rural conservatism where social attitudes are concerned.

Hardy’s Wessex countryside is to be valued as metaphor, not reportage: for the latter we have to turn to that huge bulk of contemporary material highlighting the situation of the agricultural poor, nowhere more severely felt than in Dorset. It is no wonder that his early readers were puzzled. This study resolves the problem by reading Hardy’s novels primarily as pastorals, and Wessex as a place of the mind.

To introduce this argument, the first part of the study offers an edition of Hardy’s article for Longman’s Magazine, ‘The Dorsetshire Labourer’ (1883). This may be treated either as an end in itself, or as a way to open up important questions about Hardy’s representation of the rural world in his novels, which becomes the focus of the second part of the study.

Thorney Annals 963-1412 A. D. an Edition and Translation
1997 0-7734-8535-X
Thorney Abbey lies in the Cambridgeshire Fenlands. It was founded in 971 and survived until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1540, and ranked as one of the most important religious houses in the Eastern fenlands. The early annals are all in a hand datable to 1110, and were therefore entered retrospectively, but for the next three centuries the annals appear to have been added contemporaneously year by year. In this first complete edition, Latin text and English translation on opposing pages, and a full introduction, critical notes and indexes are provided. Individual annals recorded events of both local and national importance. Besides the succession of abbots and bishops, they covered such topics as the price of wheat, floods, fires, epidemics, and royal successions. Occasional entries cover a range of unexpected subjects sch as the sinking of the White Ship, the beheading of Piers Gaveston, the suppression of the Templars, the writings and trial of John Wycliffe, and the Black Death.

Tragedy of Richard II Part One - A Newly Authenticated Play by Shakespeare
2006 0-7734-6078-0
Awarded the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship

This is a new edition of an anonymous Elizabethan history play that has intrigued Shakespeare scholars for more than a century. Using modern computer softwares to degrain and magnify the text, Michael Egan resolves many of the transcription difficulties presented by the handwritten manuscript to produce the most authoritative edition yet available. A set of Text and Variorum Notes meticulously records the variant readings of previous editors and provides relevant citations from contemporary sources and other analytic comments to clarify the play's meanings, concerns and thematic preoccupations. Among other features of this edition are an original conclusion in the Elizabethan manner (some lines of the manuscript's final scene are missing), a book-length Introduction proving that Shakespeare wrote the play, and a l00-page supplement detailing over 1,600 echoes and parallels with the Collected Works. Other sections examine 1 Richard II 's textual history from 1870–present, outline its historical background and include selections from the writings of those critics who have discussed the work in detail. This work is a must for every Shakespearean collection.



Tragedy of Richard II Part One - A Newly Authenticated Play by Shakespeare
2006 0-7734-6080-2
This is a new, three-volume edition of an anonymous Elizabethan history play that has intrigued Shakespeare scholars for more than a century. Using modern computer softwares to degrain and magnify the text, Michael Egan resolves many of the transcription difficulties presented by the handwritten MS to produce the most authoritative edition yet available. A set of Text and Variorum Notes meticulously records the variant readings of previous editors and provides relevant citations from contemporary sources and other analytic comments to clarify the play's meanings, concerns and thematic preoccupations. Among other features of this edition are an original conclusion in the Elizabethan manner (some lines of the MS's final scene are missing), a book-length Introduction proving that Shakespeare wrote the play, and a l00-page supplement detailing over 1,600 echoes and parallels with the Collected Works. Other sections examine 1 Richard II 's textual history from 1870–present, outline its historical background and include selections from the writings of those critics who have discussed the work in detail. This work is a must for every Shakespearean collection.



Tragedy of Richard II Part One - A Newly Authenticated Play by Shakespeare
2006 0-7734-6082-9
This is a new, three-volume edition of an anonymous Elizabethan history play that has intrigued Shakespeare scholars for more than a century. Using modern computer softwares to degrain and magnify the text, Michael Egan resolves many of the transcription difficulties presented by the handwritten MS to produce the most authoritative edition yet available. A set of Text and Variorum Notes meticulously records the variant readings of previous editors and provides relevant citations from contemporary sources and other analytic comments to clarify the play's meanings, concerns and thematic preoccupations. Among other features of this edition are an original conclusion in the Elizabethan manner (some lines of the MS's final scene are missing), a book-length Introduction proving that Shakespeare wrote the play, and a l00-page supplement detailing over 1,600 echoes and parallels with the Collected Works. Other sections examine 1 Richard II 's textual history from 1870–present, outline its historical background and include selections from the writings of those critics who have discussed the work in detail. This work is a must for every Shakespearean collection.



Tragedy of Richard II Part One - A Newly Authenticated Play by Shakespeare
2006 0-7734-6084-5
This is a new, three-volume edition of an anonymous Elizabethan history play that has intrigued Shakespeare scholars for more than a century. Using modern computer softwares to degrain and magnify the text, Michael Egan resolves many of the transcription difficulties presented by the handwritten MS to produce the most authoritative edition yet available. A set of Text and Variorum Notes meticulously records the variant readings of previous editors and provides relevant citations from contemporary sources and other analytic comments to clarify the play's meanings, concerns and thematic preoccupations. Among other features of this edition are an original conclusion in the Elizabethan manner (some lines of the MS's final scene are missing), a book-length Introduction proving that Shakespeare wrote the play, and a l00-page supplement detailing over 1,600 echoes and parallels with the Collected Works. Other sections examine 1 Richard II 's textual history from 1870–present, outline its historical background and include selections from the writings of those critics who have discussed the work in detail. This work is a must for every Shakespearean collection.



Tragic Argument of troilus and Criseyde
2005 0-7734-5934-0
This book is in itself an argument about the argument of the poem Troilus and Criseyde. Hence it makes no claim to provide a summary of the extensive critical work that has accumulated around Troilus and Criseyde (as around all great poems), but sets out to demonstrate that the argument of Chaucer’s poem is single, self-consistent, and coherent throughout from opening proem to concluding epilogue. There is no sudden reversal of meaning or palinode at the end for the outcome of the narrative requires none. Nor is there any ambiguity or unresolved dialectic in the presentation of the great questions of life and death in human loving. This is not to deny the many complexities and subtleties of the poem but rather to reject the argumentative contortions required on the part of readers by the acceptance of a factitious doctrine of courtly love. Such a doctrine is here abandoned and in its place is set an Aristotelian philosophy of love of a kind mediated by Dante in the Commedia (a major source for Chaucer’s poem). In consequence Troilus and Criseyde can once again be considered as Chaucer’s finished masterpiece in which profundity of thought is matched by clarity of form and eloquence of style.

Transcription and Analysis of Jane Austen's Last Work, Sanditon with Joel Brattin
1995 0-7734-8995-9
This volume examines the manuscript Austen was writing at the time of her death in 1817, providing an easy-to-read printed transcription of that 120 page manuscript, including all stages of revision. Used in conjunction with the facsimile edited by B.C. Southam (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1975), it allows readers unfamiliar with Austen's hand access to the unique insights into her creative processes. The analysis following the transcription describes in detail all stages of Austen's revisions, including slips of the pen. There is also a comprehensive discussion of her style and her insight into human nature. The Sanditon manuscript is of extraordinary literary value because it is the largest existing specimen of an Austen original working draft.

Triumphs of God's Revenge
2004 0-7734-8992-4
John Reynolds’ ‘Histories’, set in European countries so that no one in England could be identified, comprised a unique and lively collection of stories of murder and revenge encompassing the social, religious, and to some extent political mores of his day. His characters represent all classes of society, and unique in the collection of duello stories and the terrible and tragic consequences which they depict. In Reynolds’ day and beyond, his book was a best-seller, and was last reprinted in 1779, adapted to the taste of the times. This volume, based on the 1639 volume, contains the first ten of the original thirty ‘histories’ (Books I and II), with the original foreword and introduction by John Reynolds, and a new foreword by the editor.

Triumphs of God’s Revenge
2004 0-7734-8992-4
John Reynolds’ ‘Histories’, set in European countries so that no one in England could be identified, comprised a unique and lively collection of stories of murder and revenge encompassing the social, religious, and to some extent political mores of his day. His characters represent all classes of society, and unique in the collection of duello stories and the terrible and tragic consequences which they depict. In Reynolds’ day and beyond, his book was a best-seller, and was last reprinted in 1779, adapted to the taste of the times. This volume, based on the 1639 volume, contains the first ten of the original thirty ‘histories’ (Books I and II), with the original foreword and introduction by John Reynolds, and a new foreword by the editor.

Twelve Years of Commonwealth Diplomatic History Commonwealth Summit Meetings 1979-1991
1992 0-7734-9498-7
The Commonwealth Secretariat was established in 1965 as a means of displacing Britain's central role in the association of her former colonies. Since then it has spearheaded resistance to British policy particularly over Southern Africa. Disagreements between the Commonwealth body and Britain came to a head during Mrs. Thatcher's tenure as British Prime Minister. This book chronicles, summit by summit, the tumultuous confrontations of her era and their importance in the diplomatic history of the Commonwealth.

Understanding Beowulf as an Indo-European Epic: A Study in Comparative Mythology
2010 0-7734-3755-X
This monograph is the first book-length comprehensive textual analysis of the Beowulf saga as an Indo-European epic. It provides a detailed reading of the epic in conjunction with ancient legal and cultural practices that allow for a new understanding of this classic work. This theoretical resource offers insights valuable to the fields of comparative mythology, medieval literature and Anglo-Saxon studies.

Understanding the Manuscript Frontispiece to Corpus Christi College Cambridge Ms 61: The Political Language of a Lancastrian Portrait
2010 0-7734-4691-5
This study utilizes a two-pronged approach to examine the rationale underlying the iconography of the frontispiece to Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde in Corpus Christi College Cambridge Manuscript 61. It considers Chaucer in light of orality/literacy theory as well as in relation to prelection and interprets the work within a political framework. This book contains one color photograph.

Understanding the Poetry of William Blake Through Dialectic of Contraries
2011 0-7734-1605-6
This book is a significant academic work that present’s the author’s exegetical reading of Blake with his interpretations of the writing of William Blake that expands more than Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Unemployment and Employment Policies Concerning Women in Britain 1900-1951
2002 0-7734-7085-9


Universal Spectator (london 1728-1746)
2004 0-7734-6409-3
The Universal Spectator was published in 907 weekly issues from October 12, 1728 through February 22, 1746. With the exception of the essay journals conducted by Addison and Steele, there is no literary periodical of the first half of the eighteenth century with a better claim to originality and variety.

Use of Imaginary, Historical and Actual Maps in Literature: How British and Irish Authors Created Imaginary Worlds to Tell Their Stories ( Defoe, Swift, Wordsworth, Kipling, Joyce, Tolkien)
2013 0-7734-4547-1
In this text, the author highlights unrecorded discoveries about how maps and literature are associated. Not only do maps give us a tool by which to understand a physical reality as it actually exists, but maps can support the realm of literary fiction – such as Tolkien’s Middle Earth, or Stevenson’s Treasure Island. There are also maps that try to catch a certain historical moment like an urban space at a particular time period, or a rural environment. While maps had historically guided travel, in literature they provide an escape mechanism that transports the audience to an unfamiliar place. Maps can create images that color the contours of the reader’s imagination, thereby fortifying the creativity of the story being told. Is there a verisimilitude where the authors are trying to realistically depict a scene as it actually exists, or does the story try to create a magical fantasy world conjured up out of thin air? The use of maps gives an array of options, and the story can hinge on what kind of setting the author creates through their employment.

Village in the Jungle by Leonard Woolf
2004 0-7734-6178-7
Sidelined by Leonard Woolf’s involvement in politics after he left the Civil Service, overshadowed by Virginia Woolf's continuous and brilliant achievement as a novelist, The Village in the Jungle (1913) fell from notice in Britain until, by the time its author died in 1969, it was almost forgotten. In Sri Lanka and southeast Asia, however, scholars recognize this classic novel as part of a distinguished literary line extending from Kipling through Conrad and Forster, to Paul Scott and Ruth Jhabvala. The value to scholarship of Professor Yasmine Gooneratne's edition is enhanced by perceptive comparisons, now made for the first time, of the novel's various editions with Woolf’s original manuscript. Highlighting substantial amendments made by the author prior to publication, she shows in detailed notes how they reflect his passion for accuracy, his wish to maintain objectivity while writing of another culture, and his humane sympathy for the people among whom he had worked for seven years as a civil servant in Sri Lanka. Errors and misprints in the first edition are corrected, local customs explained, Sinhala words glossed, the novel's themes related to the politics of colonialism, and the entire work brought within the ambit of the 21st century.

Violence and Vengeance in Middle Welsh and Middle English Narrative: owein and ywain and Gawain
2009 0-7734-4658-3
This study examines the presence and extent of legal and feud elements in the Middle Welsh Owein and the Middle English Ywain and Gawain. The anonymous English author of Ywain and Gawain expresses sentiments of a feud culture, especially the sanctity of the spoken vow. The process of feud and the concern for honor, along with the sentiment of reciprocity and exchange which inform them, are so integral to the cultures which produced Owein and Ywain and Gawain that familiarity with this mentalité is essential to fully appreciate and understand the literature.

Virginia Woolf's Subject and the Subject of Ethics Notes Toward a Poetics of Persons
1996 0-7734-8923-1
This book examines Woolf's work as a contribution to philosophy, focusing on her contribution to ethics and expanding the discussion beyond her fiction to include specifically autobiographical writing. Its focus on social ethics combined with an interdisciplinary approach will appeal to scholars from a number of different perspectives. The social theory developed in Part One draws especially on the work of Jean Piaget. Approaching deconstruction via Piaget and Woolf, the volume makes a useful contribution to the postmodern discussion of the death of the subject and the reconstruction of virtue.

Virginia Woolf’s Experiment in Genre and Politics 1926-1931: Visioning and Versioning the Waves
2005 0-7734-6072-1
Justyna Kostkowska provides an in-depth study of the longest creative period in Virginia Woolf’s career, leading to the publication of The Waves. The study is a feminist consideration of the complex historical and personal factors, such as censorship and impersonality, that motivated Woolf’s experiment with genre and her portrayal of the feminine. Reading A Room of One’s Own, Orlando, the diary, essays, and letters of the period and the three holograph drafts of The Waves as a part of one creative process, Kostkowska traces Woolf’s method of subverting the patriarchal binaries of mind/body, nature/culture, and male/female through poetic metaphor.

Visual Arts and the Novels of Iris Murdoch
2002 0-7734-7288-6
This study reveals the visual arts as vital inspiration for many thematic and formal aspects of Iris Murdoch's fiction. It relates the paintings that appear in the novels to her experimentation with form, her attempts at rendering consciousness and to her philosophy. Finally, a study of characters who experience spiritual revelations in front of famous paintings endorses the centrality of the sublime in Murdoch's fiction and demonstrates how painting serves to liberate characters and readers alike from an illusory fantasy world. With illustrations.

Walking with W.h. Hudson Through the English Landscape: The Home Country of the World’s First Literary Environmentalist
2008 0-7734-5172-2
This book aims to present a comprehensively dated and authoritative account of all of William Henry Hudson’s English travels, not only of his many “rambles’ while gathering the subject material for his books, but also those of a more personal nature. This book has twenty-two black and white photographs.

Weekly Miscellany Sherborne, 1773-83
2002 0-7734-6605-3


Weekly Miscellany Sherborne, 1773-83
2002 0-7734-7000-X


Why British Black Women Have Difficulty Finding Employment: A Sociological Analysis
2012 0-7734-2943-3
Showunmi utilizes first-hand interviews with unemployed black women in Britain to ascertain reasons why they cannot find work. The author studies the various barriers that impede Black Women from succeeding in employment and in education. Her conclusions are that racial discrimination along with their subjective racial and gendered identity hinders their forward progress in employment situations, and in educational settings.

William Blake’s Conversations: A Compilation, Concordance, and Rhetorical Analysis
2008 0-7734-4848-9
The first work dedicated to the analysis of William Blake’s conversations, this study examines how the poet’s pronunciation and dialect influence the full or partial consonance of his rhymes. This book contains six black and white photographs and one color photograph.

William Blake’s Minor Prophecies
2001 0-7734-7432-3
This work focuses on the development of the central myth worked out more extensively in The Four ZOAS, Milton and Jerusalem. “Professor Ansari has long been known as one of the leading Blake scholars of his time. This important contribution to the understanding of Blake’s early ‘Prophetic Books’ confronts issues which scholars have tended to avoid. . . . The difficulties presented by the combination of a purely personal mythological structure and terminology with a precise and detailed knowledge of current affairs scholars have been unable or reluctant to confront; Professor Ansari has undertaken the laborious but rewarding task of making an intensive study of the current of events, especially in France and America, in the years between 1790 and 1795. His work on the ‘Lambeth’ books is an invaluable contribution to our knowledge and understanding of Blake’s importance in the context of history. . . .Ansari has brought insight, detailed and exact knowledge, and understanding to Blake the Prophet in his formative years. One of the most valuable books on Blake to have been written, and one whose value will not diminish with time, since it is firmly grounded in accurate scholarship – a work for which scholars will be grateful.” – Kathleen Raine “Blake’s message to mankind is universal and is relevant today just as it was in his time in the eighteenth century. Professor Ansari’s style is lucid and easy to read and understand. . . will be enjoyed by both layman and scholar.” – Piloo Nanawatty

Women & Lawyers in the Mid- Nineteenth Century English Novel Uneasy Alliances and Narrative Misrepresentation
1996 0-7734-8756-5
This book examines three mid-Victorian novels that highlight prevailing attitudes toward both women and lawyers: Charles Dickens's Bleak House; Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White; and George Eliot's Felix Holt, the Radical. The novels reflect the confluence of social issues: the public's suspicion of lawyers and the law's own hostility toward women. To qualify the underpinnings of this tension more completely, the first chapter looks at three short works by Herman Melville: "the paradise of Bachelors", "The Tartarus Maids", and "Bartleby the Scrivener". These pieces crystallize the difficulties women encounter when confronted with a legal world, and set the framework for what will be examined in the novels. The volume also includes a chapter providing an overview of the legal profession in England, outlining the kinds of marginality experienced by both lawyers, particularly solicitors, and women, who were struggling for legal identity.

Women, Revolution & Autobiographical Writing in the Twentieth Century
2007 0-7734-5367-9
This book considers issues of gender and representation through an analysis of twentieth-century female revolutionary figures from Ireland, Spain, Cuba, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. Since revolutions (and their siblings—civil wars) occasion social transformation under often chaotic conditions, they open up space for the potential transformation of gender relations. These women’s life writings illustrate gender relations in flux, expose the political symbolism of the strong woman at moments of nation formation and transformation, and display the multiple ways that gender enters into literary, historical, and visual narratives.

Women’s Groups & Equality in British Trade Unions
2003 0-7734-6710-6
Within industrial relations, the mainstream literature has not shown much interest in women as the subjects or shapers of research. This study shows the centrality of women’s organizing to unionism and women’s experience of unions, and provides insights into the circumstances necessary for women’s sustained activism. It examines union operations and how women’s groups influence, and are influenced by, them. It synthesizes research and theory from different literatures, including industrial relations, gender studies and social psychology. It contributes an original analysis of the organizational ‘identity’ of individual unions and women’s groups. It also examines the complex relations between unions and their women’s groups within particular institutions, including the little-examined area of women’s engagement in less formal as well as mainstream union activity. Finally, it develops a number of key recommendations for both women’s groups and union strategy, firmly based on the empirical findings.

Wordsworth Notebook: Moods of My Own Mind and Other Poems From Romanticism
2002 0-7734-3431-3
This volume continues the project begun in Romantic Presences (1995), Spliced Romanticism (Mellen, 1997) and The Life of Things (2001) - of recasting the language, imagery and events from British Romantic Poetry (principally that of Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats) into original poems in a contemporary idiom and post-modern poetics. The title-sequence imagines an "inner world" of William and Dorothy Wordsworth during a summer (1802) of intense writing of poems and journal entries. Another sequence joins and reworks the language of Romantic poems with that of select twentieth-century poets. The book also includes a series of "found poems" in the letters of Keats. Through Robinson's revisionary process, old poems and associations come de-familiarized into view again but, in a sense, for the first time.

Working Class Gambling in Britain c. 1906-1960s
2007 0-7734-5374-1
This book examines the class nature of gambling in Britain which made the off-course ready-money gambling of the working-class illegal while permitting the middle-class off-course credit gambling. It rejects the views of the National Anti-Gambling League that working-class gambling was an excessive waste of money and suggests that it was, by and large, ‘a bit of a flutter’ by the working classes. Using rarely used Home Office and police evidence, it suggests that both the police and the Home Office would have liked the Street Betting Act of 1906, and other restrictive legislation, removed since it was an impediment to good relations with the working classes upon which the police relied for evidence of serious crimes.

Writing and Reform in Sixteenth-Century England: Interdisciplinary Essays
2008 0-7734-4834-9
This volume brings together nine essays developed from papers given at the Tudor Symposium Conference of 2002, held at the University of Newcastle. In broad terms all are concerned with the relationship between literature and the religious upheavals of the Tudor period. The collection includes an exploration of the iconographic representation of suffering in Foxe’s Acts and Monuments. This book contains three black and white photographs.