Subject Area: English Literature

Academic Memoirs - Essays in Literary Criticism for American and British Literatures
2003 0-7734-6681-9
This series of essays in literary criticism cover almost forty years of Dr. Morrow’s work. The initial section is British literature, followed by American literature, including work on Hawthorne, Dos Passos, Frost, Bret Harte, and Catch-22. The book also contains essays on South Pacific possibilities, and concludes with a discussion of the author’s seventeen-year battle with Multiple Sclerosisand the challenge of continuing to teach.

Alchemical Construction of Genders in Anglo-american Fiction, 1799-1852: Visions of Utopia as Androgynous
2011 0-7734-1532-7
This book examines unnoticed aspects of characters in both marginal and canonical works of American and English fiction.

Alliterative Tradition in Early Middle English Poetry: Political Complaint and Social Analysis in the Song of the Husbandman and Beyond
2011 0-7734-1503-3
An appraisal of some of the most socially informed poems of the early fourteenth century.

An Annotated English Translation of the Old Saxon heliand: A Ninth-Century Biblical Paraphrase in the Germanic Epic Style
2011 0-7734-1482-7


Asian Writings of Jack London. Essays, Letters, Newspaper Dispatches, and Short Fiction by Jack London
2009 0-7734-3812-2
This work examines American writer Jack London’s journalistic and literary contributions about Asia, his insights into Asian ethnic and political complexities, and his vision for pan-Asian / American cooperation. The book includes an anthology of London’s major writings on Asia.

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.

Biography of the Irish God of the Sea From the Voyage of Bran (700 A. D.) to Finnegans Wake (1939): The Waves of Manannán
2004 0-7734-6382-8
This book is one of the few works that examines the roles of Manannán mac Lir, one of the most fascinating characters in Irish literature, in Gaelic, Manx and Anglo-Irish literature. The author brings together and examines the various roles Manannán plays in Irish and Anglo-Irish literature and determines both the consistency and diversity in the ways he is portrayed in these stories. These representations are presented as a literary “biography: for Manannán with emphasis on both the invariant aspects of his character and his impressive adaptability. In addition, the author also demonstrates and seeks to explain the popularity and incredible longevity of Manannán in Irish and Anglo-Irish literature from Immram Brain to Finnegan’s Wake.

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's Narrative Poems of 1813: Two Essays
1975 0-7734-0293-4
Includes: "Byron's Giaour and Its Critics: A Review and Reassessment" and "Byron's Selim and Zuleika: A Reading of The Bride of Abydos."

Character Development in Edmund Spenser's the Faerie Queene
2006 0-7734-5679-1
This text focuses on how a series of major characters in Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene (Prince Arthur, Britomart, Duessa, Artegall, and those characters that figure forth the poet’s sovereign, Elizabeth I) enhance a reader’s appreciation of the epic’s complex topical allegory and its moral implications. By closely interpreting the respective functions and narratives of these characters, and additionally examining some of Spenser’s main techniques of character development, the author proposes that the above figures both articulate and underscore central aspects of the poet’s politically encomiastic and critical agendas. These specific techniques of character development include composition, fragmentation, and metamorphosis (both positive, as in the case of Britomart, as well as pejorative, such as in the case of the wicked enchantress Duessa). By thus investigating the topical import of The Faerie Queene’s allegory, the author further demonstrates both how the epic’s major characters illustrate contemporary Elizabethan moral and political ideals and, in certain cases, exemplify serious perceived threats to those ideals. The text also indicates that the poet consistently and cautiously treads a fine line between allegorically depicting controversial historical issues and events (towards which at least some Elizabethans were ambivalent), and praising Elizabeth and her successful governing abilities. This crucial tension, reflected in the epic’s diverse plots, invests the topical aspects of the poem with much of their complexity. Yet, given that Spenser’s main aims included portraying his queen as a model monarch, while simultaneously enhancing concepts of English nationhood, his criticisms of her government and policies remain tentative. Loyalty to the Tudor sovereign and to the predominant Protestant faith in England are fundamental to the epic, for the poet assumes they provide his audience with an essential foundation for personal moral “self-fashioning.” Eclectically drawing on a variety of literary traditions, such as Italian Renaissance epic, medieval Arthuriana, and classical literature, Spenser thus creates a markedly Protestant epic that glorifies Britain’s heritage and monarch even as it explores the intriguing complexities of heroism and heroic character.

Character in Relation to Action in the Tragedies of George Chapman
1974 0-7734-0421-X
If the writer of tragedy is skillful in his depiction of character, the successive decisions of a tragic hero will progressively eliminate possibilities of outcome of the drama. If there have been no surprises of character - in the sense that we have not suddenly been confronted by a facet of the hero's character which contradicts our previous knowledge of him - the ending will seem appropiate. I am concerned with the type of tragic hero Chapman is trying to create. I shall take into account the pressures which other characters put upon the hero, pressures which stem at least in part from the fact that these characters act upon different principles from those of the hero.

Chronicles of the Reign of Alfred the Great Part I: Introduction and Commentary. The Early Chronicles of England, Volume IV
2010 0-7734-3729-0


Chronicles of the Reign of Alfred the Great Part Two. The Texts and early chronicles of England, Volume IV
2010 0-7734-3731-2


Chronicles of the Reign of Æthelred the Unready
2006 0-7734-5750-X
This volume is the first 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.

Complete Works of Thomas Watson (1556-1592) Vol. 2
1996 0-7734-8743-3
This two-volume set contains the first-ever edition of the works of Thomas Watson, many never before edited in any form. Contains introductions, translations of his Latin works, and running commentaries.

Complete Works of Thomas Watson (1556-1592) Vol. I
1996 0-7734-8741-7
This two-volume set contains the first-ever edition of the works of Thomas Watson, many never before edited in any form. Contains introductions, translations of his Latin works, and running commentaries.

Critical Edition of the Novels of Scottish Writer Henry Mackenzie (1745-1831)
2011 0-7734-1542-4
The editor has done scholars a service by preparing this modern critical version of Mackenzie’s three novels. Today neither the original manuscripts nor proper scholarly editions exist. Immensely popular in their time, they tell the reader much of life and social transformation in 18th Century Scotland

Critical Essays on Ronald Firbank, English Novelist, 1886-1926
2004 0-7734-6555-3
This international collection of critical essays addresses Firbank’s fiction from a variety of perspectives. The essays cover the full range of Firbank’s fictional output and include pieces on Vainglory, Odette D’Antrevernes, Inclinations, Sorrow in Sunlight, The Flower Beneath the Foot and Concerning the Eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli. The minor writings are also addressed. The collection seeks to establish Firbank as a novelist who is more important to the development of literary modernism than his current reputation as a minor cult figure suggests.

Crypto- Judaism, Madness and the Female Quixote. Charlotte Lennox as Marrana in Mid-Eighteenth Century England
2004 0-7734-6499-9


David Garrick and the Development of English Comedy: A Study of Adaptation on the Eighteenth-Century Stage
2013 0-7734-4057-7
David Garrick was an assiduous reader and collector of older English, and to some extent French plays and we can see him looking backwards, searching out and buying extant play collections offered for sale. Some of these plays he remodeled and imitated for his company. Looking forward, beyond him, we can see that his work was in turn admired, read, and subsequently translated and imitated. Garrick the reader became Garrick the read. He forms, therefore, a bridge in the movement and development of comedy in the eighteenth century.

Alan Swanson brings his considerable knowledge of theater and linguistic talent to bear on tracing a genealogy of four adaptations, or imitations of a single play over a span of 120 years. He examines not only how the play has been transformed, but why, and in doing so provides insight into evolving cultural change and public tastes.

Defending the Intellectual Life in Early Modern to Postmodern Times: An Anthology of Literary Apologies
2012 0-7734-3059-8
The book analyzes various writings by poets and cultural critics on the topic of being an intellectual. Figures like Pope, Sidney, Milton, Eliot, and even contemporaries like Christopher Hitchens are covered. The first few deal with what poetry is, and the latter more up to date essays try to explain intellectual life in modern times. Present-day readers might find some of these defenses to be obscure, but this book breaks down what critics meant even during the Early Modern Period, and the Renaissance.

British writers from Sir Philip Sidney to Christopher Hitchens use defenses of literature to rebut challenges to their works and to reveal the ideas behind their artistry. The defenses, or apologies as also they will be called in this book, become important parts of an author’s canon; often they receive less attention than the writer’s more famous works. To highlight their significance, twenty-first century audiences may need to place defenses in the literary lexicon. Although apologies are a subset of the nonfiction genre, not all defenses are prose. Other works are called essays but are actually poems with Alexander Pope’s An Essay on Criticism being the prime example. Some defenses are intensely personal and evolve into discussions of literary subjects, as happens in Milton’s Apology for Smectymnuus. Other apologies link to each other, especially in the nineteenth century when Browning defends Shelley for a new generation.

Whatever the mode of conveyance, when authors use prose defenses to announce the concepts underpinning their poetry, they offer the reader another side of their genius. We discover the cognitive perspectives for the creative products, primed to burst forth later in rhyme and rhythm, a trend spotted easily in Shelley’s Ode to the West Wind, with its wonderful line: “the trumpet of a prophecy! O Wind, / If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” (479). The concept of wind and imagination is echoed in his prose Defence in this line: “Man is an instrument over which a series of external and internal impressions are driven, like the alternations of an ever-changing wind over an Aeolian lyre.”(505). What is significant for modern audiences is that Shelley did set out his ideas of imagination in his defense, as well as in his poetry. It is this brilliance that we remember, the brief look at the workings of the writer’s mind.

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.

Dramatic Speculation and the Quest for Faith in Lord Byron's Cain
1996 0-7734-4202-2


E. K.'s Commentary on the Shepheardes Calender
1974 0-7734-0622-0
Re-directs the focus of criticism from the attention surrounding E. K.'s identity to the worth of his gloss, and establishes that he was acting with Spenser's knowledge.

Edward Phillips's History of the Literature of England and Scotland
1973 0-7734-0213-6


Eighteenth-Century British Magazine Essayists - An Annotated Initial-Wording Index
2003 0-7734-6744-0
This multi-volume series will help scholars and students of the period find their way quickly to the source of unacknowledged or incompetently ascribed reprintings of literary prose. The volumes will assist one in particular to trace reprintings in the periodicals and anthologies published outside of Great Britain. There are copious entries for passages other than the first line of a text, necessitated where a reprinting had edited out original first lines or significantly altered them; as plagiarism was customary, the many disguises of a text can only be captured by providing some of the first wording for key thematic statements. The Index is based on the following texts, supplemented by selective indexing of literary prose in those magazines for which abbreviations have been assigned below, with, in particular quite thorough indexing of the principal essay serials and several magazines of the 1745-85 periods, including The Museum, Rambler, Covent-Garden Journal, The Student, Inspector, Adventurer, Midwife, Craftsman, Gray’s-Inn Journal, Connoisseur, World, Prater, Old Maid, Universal Visiter, Idler, Centinel, and Beauties of the Magazines. Indexing for the Universal Magazine, London Magazine, and other long-run periodical is done with an emphasis on literary and moral essays with broad contemporary or modern interest.

Subscribers to the series will receive each volume for the subscription price of $59.95/£39.95. Individual volumes will be priced on page count.

Eighteenth-Century British Magazine Essayists - An Annotated Initial-Wording Index Vol. 1
2003 0-7734-6747-5


Eighteenth-Century British Magazine Essayists - An Annotated Initial-Wording Index. Vol. 2
2003 0-7734-6745-9
This multi-volume series will help scholars and students of the period find their way quickly to the source of unacknowledged or incompetently ascribed reprintings of literary prose. The volumes will assist one in particular to trace reprintings in the periodicals and anthologies published outside of Great Britain. There are copious entries for passages other than the first line of a text, necessitated where a reprinting had edited out original first lines or significantly altered them; as plagiarism was customary, the many disguises of a text can only be captured by providing some of the first wording for key thematic statements. The Index is based on the following texts, supplemented by selective indexing of literary prose in those magazines for which abbreviations have been assigned below, with, in particular quite thorough indexing of the principal essay serials and several magazines of the 1745-85 periods, including The Museum, Rambler, Covent-Garden Journal, The Student, Inspector, Adventurer, Midwife, Craftsman, Gray’s-Inn Journal, Connoisseur, World, Prater, Old Maid, Universal Visiter, Idler, Centinel, and Beauties of the Magazines. Indexing for the Universal Magazine, London Magazine, and other long-run periodical is done with an emphasis on literary and moral essays with broad contemporary or modern interest.

Subscribers to the series will receive each volume for the subscription price of $59.95/£39.95. Individual volumes will be priced on page count.

Eighteenth-Century British Magazine Essayists - An Annotated Initial-Wording Index. Vol. 3
2003 0-7734-6749-1
This multi-volume series will help scholars and students of the period find their way quickly to the source of unacknowledged or incompetently ascribed reprintings of literary prose. The volumes will assist one in particular to trace reprintings in the periodicals and anthologies published outside of Great Britain. There are copious entries for passages other than the first line of a text, necessitated where a reprinting had edited out original first lines or significantly altered them; as plagiarism was customary, the many disguises of a text can only be captured by providing some of the first wording for key thematic statements. The Index is based on the following texts, supplemented by selective indexing of literary prose in those magazines for which abbreviations have been assigned below, with, in particular quite thorough indexing of the principal essay serials and several magazines of the 1745-85 periods, including The Museum, Rambler, Covent-Garden Journal, The Student, Inspector, Adventurer, Midwife, Craftsman, Gray’s-Inn Journal, Connoisseur, World, Prater, Old Maid, Universal Visiter, Idler, Centinel, and Beauties of the Magazines. Indexing for the Universal Magazine, London Magazine, and other long-run periodical is done with an emphasis on literary and moral essays with broad contemporary or modern interest.

Subscribers to the series will receive each volume for the subscription price of $59.95/£39.95. Individual volumes will be priced on page count.

English Translation of George Sand's les Maitres Mosaistes/the Master Mosaic Makers
2005 0-7734-6043-8
George Sand (1804-1876) was a major writer of the Romantic era in France who produced a series of important and varied works: feminist, regional and pastoral novels, books for children, texts of utopian vision and social concern. This work is an unjustly neglected, elegantly written product of her first sojourn in Italy with the poet Alfred de Musset. A fictional reconstruction of an important aspect of the artist’s life in late Renaissance Venice, it is also a rich and valuable representation of Sand’s aesthetic concepts. The precision and artistry of mosaic making suggest an apt metaphor for the complex pattern of words and images in a text. The novel is based on an historical account of the Zuccato brothers, the actual artists and artisans who are preserving and creating mosaics in the Basilica of Saint Mark’s. It expresses the author’s utopian dream for the creative person whose sense of craft and community would constitute real genius. After a very romantic rite of passage from spiritual death to rebirth, as the brothers endure a humiliating trial and prison experience, the artisan brothers succeed in affirming their worth as artists while they serve a common religious ideal. This translation would be useful for students and scholars interested in nineteenth-century literature, French Romanticism and aesthetics. It makes available to the general reader one of the finest examples of the great French novelist’s lesser-known works.

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)

Explaining Imagism
2007 0-7734-5427-6
In the present study, the innovative and cerebral poetry of the Imagist movement, which revolutionized modern English and American poetry, has been analyzed in its contextual and intertextual relationships with other arts. Consequently, the book is like the texts it attempts to investigate, a peculiar hybrid, a collage of three basic materials or analytical perspectives: an excerpt from an Imagist manifesto sketched out in handwriting (context), a torn out printed page from a first edition of Des Imagistes (text), and a photograph of a museum installation of a room devoted to Modernist art (intertext).

Explaining the Canonical Poems of English Literature
2012 0-7734-2563-2
Nadya Q.Chishty-Mujahid’s Explaining the Canonical Poems of English Literature spans several centuries of English literature, by examining the canonical poetry of writers such as Shakespeare, Spenser, Marvell, Browning, Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett, and D.H. Lawrence. Chishty-Mujahid demonstrates that however much we have studied these great poets, there is still room to elucidate on their magnitude. More importantly, Chishty-Mujahid reinvigorates the importance of these masterpieces by rejecting the postmodern argument that these authors are culturally dominant relics of the past. Rather, through her commentary she appeals to the undergraduate and graduate reader that while canonical poetry has undergone several mutations over the centuries those works continue to uplift the soul and remain the apex of literary expression.

Explaining the Major Themes in English Poetry: Religion, Nature, Classics, Romance, Individual Struggle, Politics
2014 0-7734-4348-7
The text focuses on six major themes often found in canonical English poetry. These include religion, nature, classics, romance, individual struggle, and politics. Using representative works of famous poets including, but not limited to, Milton, Donne, Shakespeare, Keats, Kipling and the Rossetti siblings, the book links poems on diverse and varied topics (such as the Virgin Mary, colonial India, and Tudor history) in order to illustrate the richness and complexity of the literary canon.

An impressive and compelling contribution to the study of poetry that will enchant students of literature and casual readers for years to come. Instead of using chronological division of works the author arranges the poems according to central themes in literature. The text’s main aim is to make challenging poems more approachable and accessible to young undergraduates.


Function of the Imagination in the Writings of Henry James
2006 0-7734-5787-9
The book investigates the ways in which Henry James uses the term ‘the imagination’ in three different discursive contexts: in his critical articles on novelists and literature, in his fictional production, and in his essays on American culture. The book differentiates the diverse meanings the term ‘the imagination’ has for James in different contexts and thereby places his novelistic project among those of American, French, English, and Russian writers of his age. The work offers a case study of the Jamesian ideas with some reference to his contemporary context.

In general, the Jamesian imagination proves to be a part of James’s contextual model of understanding. In his critical articles on other novelists, the imagination is mainly responsible for an active, profound transformation of impressions into a process of experience, and this quality of the imagination is referred to as moral. In the novels, the imagination retains its central role in the process of understanding, but understanding becomes a social affair of more than one person. The morality of the imagination in this social sense lies in the perceiver’s awareness of others’ versions of understanding and in making his choices as to which one he chooses to accept. In the essays on American culture, the implicit norm of the socially defined moral imagination leads James to pass harsh judgement on Americans he no longer understands. The term ‘the imagination’ is defined cognitively in the critical articles, but in the novels its function becomes a social one: for James the author, the imagination is not so much a faculty of personal experience and knowledge but one of social experience and of a communal production of knowledge. The moral aspect of the imagination becomes social in the novels, too, referring to the choices one makes in relations to others. In the essays on culture, this social ideal of imaginative understanding is applied through a discussion of American manners. The term ‘the imagination’ refers to the imagination of the author-narrator, the character, and the critic as well, and thereby expands to be an aspect of literary communication. In this way, the intellectual project James the critic outlined for himself as a novelist at the crossroads of American, French, and English traditions of the novel has evolved through the changes of his contextual model of understanding. For James the novelist and cultural critic, the project has become an imaginative processing of the moral aspects of social interactions.

Function of the Masque in Jacobean Tragedy and Tragicomedy
1978 0-7734-0391-4


Henry Birkhead, Founder of the Oxford Chair of Poetry (1617-1697). Poetry and the Redemption of History
1999 0-7734-8212-1
The Oxford Chair of Poetry has been a unique focus for the scholarly, poetical and critical interpretation of poetry, only briefly interrupted twice by world war, since the first professor was appointed in 1708. Its donor, Henry Birkhead, was a well-known Oxford scholar and poet. The story of his life is told here for the first time, largely from original sources. His writings relate to his over-riding preoccupation with scholarship and the ways in which he reacted to the times into which he was born, seeing in poetry a living force preserving the ideals not only of his youth but of a more gracious and spiritual world.

Historical Changes and Exchanges as Depicted by Spenser in the Faerie Queene
1993 0-7734-9342-5
This study identifies the most important attitudes toward history found within the individual books of the poem. Second, it explores the relevance and function of these historical perspectives to the particular fictional episodes in which they arise. Third, it defines Spenser's concept of historical being. Unlike other treatments of The Faerie Queene's use of history, this study does not decipher the text for allusions to Spenser's historical contemporaries, nor does it reduce the poem to a specific philosophy of history. This inquiry explores the integrity of Spenser's polysemous presentation of historical existence as a totality.

History of Carlyle's Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches
1992 0-7734-9451-0
Traces the history of Carlyle's interest in Cromwell from the 1820s through publication of his edition of letters and speeches in 1845. Considers Carlyle's skills as historian by analyzing his use of available sources, his accuracy, and his editorial techniques. Also traces the history of Cromwell's reputation in 19th-century history and literature, the extent to which Carlyle was influenced by writing prior to his own, and the effect his own work had on subsequent historians and on the general public for whom he wrote.

How the Second World War is Depicted by British Novelists Since 1990
2012 0-7734-2615-9
This volume offers a study of sixteen novels by British authors published between 1990 and the present which address the topic of the Second World War. This study analyzes how these novels employ a variety of techniques and focus on private, anonymous individuals rather than the large historical events, to deal with recurring themes such as the repetitive nature of history and the impossibility of objective historiography.

Humanistic Interpretations of Modern British and American Writers
2006 0-7734-5732-1
This book of essays on a number of major British and American writers highlights the extraordinary versatility of twentieth-century literature. It was a period during which not simply one or two, but all the major genres flourished. The editor illustrates this convincingly by selecting a range of poets, novelists and dramatists, and often by focusing on individual writers’ achievements in genres other than those for which they have received the most recognition. The novelist Thomas Hardy, for example, is considered as a poet; another major novelist, D.H. Lawrence, is treated both as a dramatist and as a literary critic, while Ernest Hemingway is discusses as a war correspondent.

The special merit of this collection is that, unlike a great deal of modern literary criticism, it treats literature as a humanist project – by concerning themselves with fundamental truths, these writers have produced works of abiding interest and value. The editor particularly demonstrates that even in the bleak landscape of twentieth-century literary wasteland, there are clear signs of hope. Hemingway’s belief that an individual may be destroyed but not defeated is shown to be fully upheld by major writers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Iambic Pentameter From Shakespeare to Browning a Study in Generative Metrics
1996 0-7734-8740-9
This study advances the debate over metrical description to a new level. The debate concerns how best to describe and account for (in perceptual terms) the rule-governed metrical practice of poets writing iambic pentameter in English. The major contribution of the study is to reconcile the opposing points of view of the Halle and Keyser theory and the Kiparsky theory. It accounts for the placement in the poetic line of all the stress-and-intonation-break sequences observed by the earlier theorists, and some additional ones as well. It outlines a basis in linguistic perception for the practice of many important poets writing iambic pentameter, and accounts for the occasional anapestic/iambic lines which recur throughout the iambic pentameter tradition and attain great prominence in the work of Robert Browning. Such lines have gone all by unnoticed by other metrical scholarship.

Identity and Narrative Metamorphoses in Twentieth Century British Literature
2000 0-7734-7783-7
This study critically explores both modernist and postmodernist narratives tracing themes of metamorphosis. Through an emphasis on transformation, literal metamorphoses reveal much about modern literary criticism and culture. Using specific examples from literature, it shows how these substitutions impact and generate complex meaning when married to identity.

Influence of Boethius “ Consolation of Philosophy” on Milton’s Paradise Lost
2016 1-4955-0517-0


Influence of Marsilio Ficino (1433-1494) on Elizabethan Literature: Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare (two Book Set)
2013 0-7734-4549-8
These two volumes are the first extensive study of the influence of Marsilio Ficino on major English poets. Ficino lived in Florence, Italy from 1433 to 1499. He introduced Plato to the Renaissance by his translations of the philosopher’s complete works with detailed commentary. He wrote important works on astrology, a multi-volume work on Platonic Theology, and hundreds of brilliant public letters on a variety of subjects. This fascinating study initiates Professor Jones’ comprehensive multi-volume investigation of the influence of the Florentine scholar and priest, Marsilio Ficino on important English poets. Ficino was a translator who brought all of Plato’s writings to the attention of the Renaissance, an astrologer, and the founder of Renaissance magical philosophy.


James Clarence Mangan, Edward Walsh and Nineteenth-Century Irish Literature in English
2000 0-7734-7498-6
This study considers a new evaluation of Mangan and Walsh, by referring to the problems of Irish literature in a more international context using the theories of Even-Zohar and Andre Lefevere. The book highlights the fact that literary fame depends on ideological and cultural concerns and not solely on aesthetics. By appraising the achievements of Mangan and Walsh, it shows how ideology in Ireland affected their reputations, leading to their marginalization.

James Joyce's Books, Portraits, Manuscripts, Notebooks, Typescripts, Page Proofs Together with Critical Essays About Some of His Works
1997 0-7734-8645-3
This volume makes available in one place, to Joyce scholars and enthusiasts, a comprehensive view of some of the Joyce collection at the State University of New York at Buffalo. How the materials arrived at Buffalo is discussed, in part, in several of the articles. Sections include: The Personal Library of James Joyce: A Descriptive Bibliography Home is Where the Art Is: The Joyce Family Gallery James Joyce Exhibition: A Catalogue (of the collection of Joyce material in the Lockwood Memorial Library at SUNY Buffalo) Critical essays on the Dubliners, Stephen Hero, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, "A Textual Crux in Eumaeus"; and "Joyce and Faulkner." This edition is lavishly illustrated with pictures of the articles in the Joyce collection, including portraits, page proofs, manuscripts, notebooks, and typescripts.

John Buchan (1875-1940) and the Idea of Empire Popular Literature and Political Ideology
1989 0-88946-459-6
Examines the ideas of a well-known British Imperialist over a crucial period in the metamorphosis of the Empire into the Commonwealth.

John Milton’s Incarnational Poetics: The Roles of Mary and Christ in Paradise Regained
2010 0-7734-3656-1
This work argues that Milton’s Incarnational Poetics or Logocentrism is nowhere more evident than in Paradise Regained, a poem which serves as a meditation upon the Four Gospels, most particularly the Gospel of St. John, the fullest theological pronouncement upon the Son’s Divinity

John Reynolds Merchant of Exeter and His Contribution to the Literary Scene 1620-1660
1991 0-7734-9782-X
Relates the major work of John Reynolds (The Triumphs of Gods Revenge Against the Crying and Execrable Sinne of Murther) to the prose fiction of his time and proves its uniqueness. Combines the biographical, chronological and thematic aspects to make this a multi-disciplinary work.

Literary Magazine and British Review ( London: 1788-1794): An Annotated Catalog of the Prose and Verse ( Book One)
2005 0-7734-6134-5
Pitcher’s annotated catalogue of its contents (Literary Magazine and British Review for 1788) reveals its explicit emphasis on biography. The great majority of these articles concern French notables, or the less familiar characters attached to them, with a clear editorial interest in contemporaries active in the ferment of the French Revolution. The emphasis on things French is also reflected in reviews and articles translated from French sources (including papers published by scientific societies). The editor records details of the original poems from “Angelina,” but generally shows that the magazine reprints conventional fare. The “American Connection” is shown to be implicit from the outset of publication insomuch as the spelling adopted in early volumes is that established by Noah Webster, and not that followed by every other British magazine (or the Literary after 1791). Pitcher also remarks where the political bias of this magazine is strong and conspicuous.

Literary Magazine and British Review ( London: 1788-1794): An Annotated Catalog of the Prose and Verse ( Book Two)
2005 0-7734-6136-1
Pitcher’s annotated catalogue of its contents (Literary Magazine and British Review for 1788) reveals its explicit emphasis on biography. The great majority of these articles concern French notables, or the less familiar characters attached to them, with a clear editorial interest in contemporaries active in the ferment of the French Revolution. The emphasis on things French is also reflected in reviews and articles translated from French sources (including papers published by scientific societies). The editor records details of the original poems from “Angelina,” but generally shows that the magazine reprints conventional fare. The “American Connection” is shown to be implicit from the outset of publication insomuch as the spelling adopted in early volumes is that established by Noah Webster, and not that followed by every other British magazine (or the Literary after 1791). Pitcher also remarks where the political bias of this magazine is strong and conspicuous. Given this degree of editorial liberal-mindedness, Pitcher concludes in this two-volume study that it is a tribute to British tolerance that the magazine lasted as long as the middle of 1794, although admittedly the optimistically liberal politics championed early were sadly betrayed by le terreur (June 1793 – July 1794), and in the final two years, the Literary Magazine and British Review became increasingly less outspoken.

Massinger's Imagery
1973 0-7734-0417-1
Discusses Massinger's imagery and compares his art with that of Marlowe, Shakespeare, and Fletcher. Attention is focused on the function of imagery.

Monstrous Women in Middle English Romance: Representations of Mysterious Female Power
2010 0-7734-3776-2
This study treats the appearance of the monstrous woman in Middle English romance narratives as a self-conscious literary trope that reflects on, and often criticizes, the grounds of philosophical, cultural, and narrative discourse that place women both inside and outside medieval culture, constructing them as Other by biological and social difference yet relying on them for the reproduction and healthy maintenance of the male-governed social order.
Building on current monster theory and adding to research on medieval women in literature, this study reclaims the Middle English romance as a sophisticated literary strategy that, in its narrative reflexivity—and its use of a fictionalized thirdspace—reveals how medieval rhetoric essentially makes women into monsters.

Novels of Mary Shelley
1977 0-7734-0301-9
Considers each of Mary Shelley's novels in chronological order, including a summary of each, examining her preoccupation with the exploration of the individual and her doubts about the myth of progress.

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


Politics and Tropes in Renaissance History Plays
2006 0-7734-5687-2
Rhetoric in sixteenth century English historical drama is intertwined with character development in relation to contemporary political paradigms. Recurring major political themes are those of strong rulership, stable government, the political responsibilities of the king, the peers, and the commons. Secondary themes are the need for monarchs to please their subjects, the need for both princes and peers to confront political reality with wisdom. Through close analysis of Renaissance rhetorical strategies and Tudor political concepts in the speeches and speech acts of major historical characters in John Bale’s King Johan, Thomas Hughes’s The Misfortunes of Arthur, Thomas Lodge’s The Wounds of Civil War, Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II, the anonymous Troublesome Reign, Shakespeare’s King John, and the First Tetralogy, this study explores both human reality and political reality through the language act. This study concludes that Tudor dramatists were making the most of the politics of misunderstanding by exploiting the ambiguity inherent in rhetorical language. Tudor dramatists seriously questioned contemporary political doctrines by using oblique and “politic” rhetoric thereby shedding light upon the past in terms of the present in a fundamentally different way.

Problematics of Custom as Exemplified in Key Texts of the Late English Renaissance
2004 0-7734-6408-5
This book aims at reconciling “custom”, i.e. individual and social fixed patterns of behavior and human freedom, i.e. choice based on the use of reason to the extent that is allowed by the analysis of texts written in English in Early Modern England. For the sake of this enterprise, the local reading of some influential texts from the perspective of the history of notions and that of reception provides the basis. The analysis, thus, focuses on the different but still related notions of “custom” as they appeared in John Wilkinson’s first English Ethica Nikomachea (1547), in the first translation of Montaigne’s Essais (John Florio, 1603), in Francis Bacon’s Advancement of Learning and Essays, which latter analysis attempts to overcome tensions identified in Wilkinson and Montaigne via locating the meditation in a socio-politico-institutional context. This solution is, however, not satisfactory at all, because of the uncanny anthropological implications of Bacon’s envisioning human beings as machines. This multidisciplinary approach, i.e. the combination of philosophy, literary studies and emblem studies opens new perspectives on the interpretation of Early Modern texts, and cultural phenomena.

Reception of Christine De Pizan’s: Le Livre des Fais d’Armes et de Chevalerie in Fifteenth Century England
2008 0-7734-5158-7
This study explores the response to Christine de Pizan’s (1364-1430) works in late medieval England. The author focuses on Le Livre des Fais d’Armes et de Chevalerie, examining the historical and literary circumstances behind the translation and dissemination of the work and its English readership and reception.

Relationship of Renaissance Concepts of Honour to Shakespeare's Problem Plays
1972 0-7734-0448-1
Examines the Tudor concept of honor, and in what way Shakespeare's opinion on honor differed from that of his contemporaries, and how it evolved and deepened. Examines particularly the problem plays: Hamlet, Troilus and Cressida, All's Well that Ends Well, and Measure for Measure.

Representations of London in Peter Ackroyd’s Fiction
2012 0-7734-2578-0
A critical literary analysis of how the literature of Peter Ackroyd’s fiction represent the city of London.

Restoration Actress in Her Seventeenth-Century Social. Political, and Artistic Context: Nell Gwyn, Elizabeth Barry, and Anne Bracegirdle
2015 1-4955-0292-9
This book investigates the lives and careers of the Restoration era’s three most famous actresses: Nell Gwyn, Elizabeth Barry, and Anne Bracegirdle. It elucidates how these powerful women’s offstage reputations and their greatest performances were agents of political, social, and cultural change.

Secret of Secrets (Secreta Secretorum). A Modern Translation, with Introduction of the Governance of Princes
2008 0-7734-5118-8
This work is a modern translation of James Yonge’s manuscript, The Gouernaunce of Prynces, which was originally completed by a Dominican scholar in 1422. Yonge’s text has been noted as one of the primary documents written during the English occupation of Ireland, but until now, his work was only available to scholars literate in Middle English. This book facilitates additional information and a better understanding of the work.

Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century English Comedies as a New Kind of Drama: A Foucauldian Interpretation of Family Relations, Sexuality, and Resistance as Psychological Power
2014 0-7734-4262-6
This book opens new ways to study a literary genre that has been neglected far too long, and one misunderstood by many. For centuries the Restoration and its comedy have been ignored and rejected by critics and audiences in general. This study sheds new light on this period of drama by revealing how the general chaos that the passage from a pre-modern to a modern society supposed, the uncertainty and the unpredictability of a transitional period in the history of the country and also its deeper social and political message.


Shakespeare’s Romances and the Politics of Counter-Reformation
1999 0-7734-8033-1
This is an historical study of the four Shakespearean ‘late plays' : Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest. The Introduction argues for a correct application of historicism in the fields of literary criticism. As a preliminary to discussion of the romances, it then considers the state of religion in England in the wake of the so-called ‘Elizabethan Settlement' ; the possibilities for religious expression in the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre, and – still with particular regard to religious topics – the relationship of the romances to their sources. The major chapters illustrate the plays' relationships to, and discourses on Passion literature, Jesuit meditation, philosophical skepticism and magic. In each case the romances are seen to present a Roman Catholic, and thus Counter-Reformationary position. The study concludes by comparing Shakespeare's presentation of the four principal topics in the romances with the less consistent treatment they receive in his earlier works. An Appendix considers the relationship of Henry VIII to the romances.

Social Dimensions in the Novels of Barbara Pym, 1949-1963
2007 0-7734-5387-3
This study considers the six novels written by English novelist, Barbara Pym (1913-1980), between 1949 and 1963, which demonstrate the response of a specific class of people, represented by her heroines, to the dramatic social, cultural and demographic changes that took place in Britain at the time. Treating Pym’s 1950s novels as social-historical sources, this work attempts to analyze the way in which her portrayals of society, like those of so many other English writers, served both as a testimonies and critiques of the times in which she lived. The focal point of Pym’s novels was the interaction between the individual and the community: the Church, the parish or the work place. Therefore, this book attempts to reconstruct the social world of the female protagonists, moving from the public to the private domain, thereby opening up Pym’s novels to a new generation of readers.

Spenser’s Underworld in the 1590 Faerie Queene
2003 0-7734-6670-3
Using a range of interpretive strategies to reevaluate episodes that portray or relate to hell, this monograph argues that Redcrosse, Guyon and Britomart are on parallel journeys that support a heightened sense of Books I-III as a thematic unit.

Translation From French Into English of Camille Mauclair’s le Soleile Des Morts / Sun of the Dead
2015 1-4955-0349-6
The first book to provide English reader access to this keyhole picture of life during the Belle-Époque in France and the demise of the symbolist movement. This ambitious work delivers to the reader an exquisite translation of this unique fictionalized portrait of the elite artists, writers, critics, painters and composers living in Paris at that time.

Translation of William of Ockham’s Work of Ninety Days Vol. 2
2001 0-7734-7530-3
This was Ockham’s first major work in a twenty-year campaign against Pope John XXII. It is a critical commentary on the Pope’s document Quia vir reprobus. It includes a thorough discussion of the place of voluntary poverty in religious life, the place of property in civil life, and its relation to natural rights and human law.

Unpublished Letters of W. H. Hudson (1841-1922), the First Literary Environmentalist
2006 0-7734-5456-X
William Henry Hudson (1841-1922) was a significant literary figure during late nineteenth and early twentieth-century England, where his writings were much admired by fellow authors including such popular writers as John Galsworthy, Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford. Hudson was an unusual combination: an arcane, enigmatic figure to whom the poet laureate, John Masefield, attributed four of the most romantic books of their time, and a distinguished naturalist, the author of outstanding books of travel in Latin America and rural England, definitive texts on the ornithology of Argentina and popular books about British birds. His standing as a British writer derives support from the fact that, without seeking it, he was elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and appointed to its academic committee. His place in Hispanic Letters is signified by his inclusion in The Oxford Companion to Hispanic Literature.

Most of the letters in this collection were written by Hudson to carefully chosen friends and confidants, among whom were well-known authors, poets, artists, naturalists, conservationists and the indomitable Ranee Margaret of Sarawak, consort of the second white Rajah, Sir Charles Brooke. They are personal, uninhibited communications never intended for publication, in which he poured his thoughts onto paper as fast as his pen could cope. From these letters, we gain an understanding of the real Hudson. They give insight into his days as a collector of bird skins in South America and his lifelong dedication to, and work for, wild bird conservation in Britain. There are accounts of his English rural rambles: of landscapes, flora, wildlife behavior, lodging places, people he met, their modes of life and the stories they told, some of which he included in his books. Hudson criticizes books, poetry and their authors; remarks on the progress and publication of his own books; and comments on journal contributions, journals and their editors.

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.

Using Alchemical Memory Techniques for the Interpretation of Literature
2008 0-7734-5198-6
This study examines the ways in which three seventeenth-century metaphysical poets, Donne, Herbert, and Crashaw, used mnemonic devices from Raymond Lull to express dissenting views of purgatory. Studying three alchemico-Lullian signs - the fiery sword, mercurial tears, and the bloody breast - Dr. Albrecht shows how these poets express purgatory as a place where the process of purification occurs and addressed this idea to both Calvinists and members of the Church of England. This book has thirty black and white photographs.

Utopian thought of St. Thomas More and its development in Literature
1992 0-7734-9611-4
A major contribution to scholarship is the exploration of St. Thomas More's philosophy concerning the conflict of Reason and Power in Book I of Utopia, since most scholarly work has concentrated on Book II, the vision of the utopian society itself. The philosophical conflict between Reason and Power discussed by Thomas More is also the central problem in various utopian literary works setting forth Scientific, Humanistic, Collectivist, New Age, and Natural Utopias.

Victorian Fantasy Literature. Literary Battles with Church and Empire
1990 0-88946-378-6
Examines the non-literary and non-aesthetic reasons underlying the bias in favor of realism in the formation of the traditional literary canon on nineteenth-century British fiction. Examines the role of the Anglican Church as well as that of Non-Conformist or Dissenting evangelical sects in the educational institutions of the first half of the century, and the function the academic study of English literature in British imperialist ideology in the latter part of the century. Demonstrates that both Church and Empire needed a canon of realism to promote their own brand of conservative ideology. Victorian fantasy writers often targeted Church doctrine or imperial dogma for especially satirical treatment, thus insuring their own exclusion from the universities which were run by the Church and operated to supply patriotic administrators to the Empire.

Victorian Spinster and Emerging Female Identities: A Critical Study of fin de siecle literature and Culture
2015 1-4955-0297-X
A fresh point of inquiry on the ‘spinster figure’ that offers a compelling reconsideration of gender, literature and culture in late nineteenth century England. This interdisciplinary approach to sources, including novels, popular press articles, book reviews, medical and psychological texts, as well as travel narratives reveals the ubiquitous nature of the ‘spinster figure’, which was invoked in creative, critical, political and medical debates of the late nineteenth century.

Wit's Magazine, or Library of Momus ( London: Harrison & Co., 1784-85)
2006 0-7734-5599-X
This catalogue embraces the poetry, stories, anecdotes, and essays of this “Library of Momus” published in seventeen monthly numbers (January 1784 through May 1785). The copious minor verses pieces (rebuses, paradoxes, epitaphs, epigrams, distiches, etc.) in “The Sphinx” have not been indexed by first line or title, but such entries are given short notice, with authors’ names and signatures recorded, in the Register of each monthly part. There are no reviews, political sections or news departments in the magazine. Materials for the magazine were to be selected from the best authors to supplement original contributions in prose and verse, and that articles would not be confined to the humorous or witty.

Women’s Voices in the Fiction of Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865)
2002 0-7734-6927-3
This study reinstates Gaskell as one of the significant novelists of the mid-Victorian period by looking at her work as a whole, avoiding the usual dividing line between her condition-of-England novels and her more intimate fiction. The feminist aspect of Gaskell’s writing is uncovered here in all its determination but also in its hesitations. The different influences on this feminism (mainly Christian and radical) are explored.

Wonted Fires. A Reading of Thomas Gray
1992 0-7734-3274-4