Subject Area: Literature: Multiple Categories

An Intertextual Study of Livre Du Cuer D’amours Espris by Fifteenth-Century French Author RenÉ D’anjou
2007 0-7734-5229-X
This study examines the Livre du Cuer d’Amours espris, a fifteenth-century allegory of a knight on a quest to rescue his beloved Doulce Mercy, and inter-textual borrowings from the Queste del saint graal, the Roman de la Rose, and other medieval works. By use of reader-response theory, the author considers the modifications and subversions of the story which prepare for the conclusion of Cuer’s endeavors: the abandonment of his quest after a single rejection from his lady.

Analysis of John Barth's Weltanschauung: His View of Life and Literature
1977 0-7734-0124-5
Examines the gradual development of Barth's philosophical concepts from Nihilism and Existentialism to his Tragic View of Life, his treatment of ethical questions, the problems of right conduct, and heroic activity. Based not only on the work itself but on two lengthy interviews with John Barth himself.

Antonio Ros De Olano’s Experiments in Post-Romantic Prose (1857-1884)between Romanticism and Modernism
2000 0-7734-7609-1
This study seeks to identify Ros de Olano’s specific innovations and departures from Romanticism through a detailed comparative study of his work and its precedents and contemporaries throughout Europe, with a view to later developments. It explores his literary engagement with the legacy of Transcendental Idealism and the autobiographical traditions. His privileging of incident and episode over more conventional narrative, his favoring of irreconcileability over resolution is explained and placed in a detailed context. In searching for alternatives to his literary problems, he makes a remarkable contribution to Spanish prose literature which will alter our perceptions of later innovations and their place in history.

Archetypal Readings of Medieval Literature
2002 0-7734-6966-4


Arthur and Tristan - on the Intersection of Legends in German Medieval Literature
1991 0-7734-9448-0
An examination of the coherent relation between the Arthur and Tristan tales in the dense embroidery of the Arthurian metastory, and in particular in medieval German letters. The Arthurian world occupies an important position in the Tristan stories: a general pattern is attested even if one has difficulty in deciding the full literary implications of the integration of the two cultures. Since the Tristan poems in the German cultural area are best appreciated when placed alongside French versions, this study refers to the latter where appropriate. This is an attempt to appreciate by "close reading" how the milieus of Arthur and Tristan relate to one another in German medieval poetry.

As Emotional Disarray Escalates Into Mental Disorder in Michael Berg's
2015 0-7734-4319-3
A fresh look at how literature can make the incomprehensible horror of the Holocaust comprehensible through art. Der Vorleser continues to be a highly controversial work of contemporary fiction. Its primary aim was to engage the reader in the legacy of pain and psychological trauma inflicted by the wartime generation onto the hearts and minds of their post WWII children. Is it a love story or a fictional account of an historic event? McDonald's analysis elucidates new meaning to the conflicting themes within the book without trivializing the historical event it embodies.


Aucassin & Nicolette, a Chantefable From the Twelfth-Century Minstrels
2007 0-7734-5152-8
This work offers a long overdue, new facing-page English translation of Aucassin et Nicolette, the important Medieval French chantefable. The translator offers a prologue which serves to introduce the translation and to contextualize the work. This book contains 12 color photographs and 5 black and white photographs.

Bathsheba in Late Medieval French Manuscript Illumination
2008 0-7734-5243-5
This study examines the visual representations of David watching Bathsheba bathing in French manuscript illuminations from the middle of the fifteenth to the sixteenth century. The author applies contemporary theories of the gaze to this medieval subject to consider the various interpretations of Bathsheba’s agency in the event of David’s adultery. This book contains 14 color photographs.

Bilingual Edition of Jean D'arras's MÉlusine or L’histoire De Lusignan
2007 0-7734-5274-5
This book offers the first Modern English translation of Jean d’Arras’s Middle French prose romance Le roman de Mélusine or La noble histoire de Lusignan. The Middle French text is based on three manuscripts in Paris’s archives: Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal MS 3353, Bibliothèque Nationale MS 1482, and Bibliothèque Nationale MS 1485. An introduction offers background information that sheds light on the work’s historical, political and aesthetic significance.

Bilingual Edition of the Love Songs of Bernart De Ventadorn in Occitan and English: Sugar and Salt
1999 0-7734-8009-9
This work contains the 43 Old Occitan texts of the extant works of 12th century troubador Bernart de Ventadorn, each with a poetic translation, a literal translation, and notes and commentary. It also includes musical transcriptions of the 18 melodies extant, including 5 with singable translations, and an introduction on Ventadorn’s life and times. Includes CD
Foreword by Occitan scholar Nathaniel B. Smith
Preface by award-winning translator Burton Raffel


Biography and the Postmodern Historical Novel
2001 0-7734-7477-3


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—the author deciphers 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.

Brian Moore and the Meaning of the Past
2007 0-7734-5403-9
Critics of the Irish novelist, Brian Moore (1921-1999), have largely concentrated upon his use of faith and realism; although such examinations have illuminated his novels in intriguing and useful ways, much has been neglected by viewing his work solely from these perspectives. The sheer variety of Moore’s work discourages a single viewpoint because his oeuvre refuses classification, be that through narrative mode, his use of religion, or his varied use of setting. The approach of this book, which is the first of its kind, examines how history influences Moore’s texts as well as how it codifies his individual characters. By the end of his career, Brian Moore was rewriting history in order to create new narratives that explored colonialism, identity, religion, and the intersection between differing interpretations of the past. In all of these cases, a careful examination of history opens up the texts to new readings. This critical analysis examines Brian Moore as a writer who was heavily invested in the representation and the meaning of the past.

Century of Bestsellers in France (1890-1990)
1994 0-7734-9146-5
This study, based on contemporary comments and published details of print runs and booksellers' returns, shows, through a chronological survey which takes into account the development and influence of rival media such as the cinema and television, how many best-selling works of fiction and non-fiction, of home or foreign origin, have responded to the social and intellectual needs of a particular time. Some have survived. Many others gather dust on the shelves as witnesses to a bygone age.

Challenge to Spanish Nobility in the Fourteenth Century
2006 0-7734-5913-8
This study of rhetoric and power identifies and analyzes the ideological foundations of exemplary tales and proverbs in order to describe the evolution of power – its maintenance, transformation, shifts, use and abuse in Don Juan Manuel’s well-known text, El Conde Lucanor. Contemporary and medieval history and rhetorical theories are employed in the process of decoding the text, its structure and meaning. This historical and contemporary approach re-situates Juan Manuel studies in a European context and proves that the work was not produced in isolation, but influenced by theories that were debated and discussed in the universities all over the continent. Attention to the entire text as an articulation of a rhetoric of power relocates the text in the Spanish canon, not just as a collection of exemplary tales and proverbs, but as a tightly constructed and reasoned rhetoric of power. The investigations into the historical context of author and text expand scholarship on ideological notions as held by Juan Manuel about the role of nobility in society, the secularization of power, the clergy (especially the mendicant orders) in general and the Church specifically. Models are provided for readings of medieval texts as products of a concern with memory, expanding the ramifications of the ‘didactic’ label that is so often hung on medieval texts. Likewise, the study provides models of analysis for the production of authority, and the relation between form and meaning in the construction of a medieval text.

Characters in the Novels of Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866) with Bibliographical Lists
1992 0-7734-9510-X
A guide to the life and fiction of Thomas Love Peacock: includes an outline chronology of his life; descriptions of the characters in his novels, plays, and fragments; essays on `Peacock on clerics, libraries and his attractive ladies' and `Peacock and Charles Lamb'; recommended introductions to Peacock and a list of his works including recent editions; extensive list of books and magazine articles about him; an Appendix dealing with those contemporaries upon whom Peacock may have based some of his characters, and giving the views of the principal writers on Peacock; Indexes.

Christmas Hero and Yuletide Tradition in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
1992 0-7734-9568-1
This intertextual study examines the motif of gift-giving or handsel, explores the Christmas Hero, and the rich culture of medieval crafts and entertainments, especially the drama and the carol. This neo-historical account of the energies of yule contains a diversity of contexts outside the Middle Ages, from the Epic of Gilgamesh to Murder in the Cathedral. The book's innovative method involves semantic collation, a careful sifting through and alignment of the semes of two texts in a literary diptych, and concludes with a thesaurus of the vocabulary which follows the structure of the pentangle. Through the study of the concepts of Earth, Craft, Virtue, Christmas Joy, and Wound, the pentangle thesaurus brings some balance to the interpretation of the poem by correlating the elements of Creation and Incarnation. It concludes with speculations on the Gawain-poet's relationship to mysticism traditions, especially those indigenous to the North and Midlands in the late fourteenth century. With illustrations.

City Tragedy on the Renaissance Stage in France, Spain, and England
2003 0-7734-6722-X
Analyzing dramas that depict the fall of, or civic upheaval in, urban centers (both historical and legendary), this book establishes the author’s concept of “city tragedy” as a subgenre of tragedy in Renaissance theatrical practice. Using some two dozen texts (some by obscure authors, some by well-known playwrights such as Shakespeare and Calderón) from about 1560 to 1650, the book traces the different modes of creation of the city as principal character of the tragedy, then examines how an expanded notion of civic sin becomes its “fatal flaw.” This study is groundbreaking not only in its definition of the term “city tragedy” but in its examination of some of the sociological themes city tragedy presents – the city’s frequent depiction as a victimized woman, individual passion’s culpability in bringing death to the masses, the use of the notion of divine favor and divine wrath in the fate of a city for propagandistic ends. Finally, this study is timely in its discussion of recent dramatized portrayals of the events of 9/11, as it demonstrates that the patterns and conventions of city tragedies of 400 years ago are the very ones we use today.

Clement Marot. Figure, Text and Intertext
1990 0-88946-115-5


Collected Essays in Honor of the Bicentennial of Alexander Pushkin’s Birth
2000 0-7734-7785-3
This collection involved the participation of both Russian and American scholars at a joint event to honor Pushkin.

Comparative Studies in Merlin From the Vedas to C. G. Jung
1991 0-88946-396-4
Original papers from the Kalamazoo Symposium on Merlin, including such essays as: "Merlin as Psychological Symbol: A Jungian Perspective" by James Gollnick, "Merlin in the Indo-European Tradition" by Zacharias P. Thundy, "Merlin in the Medieval Alchemical Tradition" by Peter Goodrich, "Merlin in the Vulgate and Post Vulgate" by Aileen MacDonald, "Merlin and the Divine Machinery of Dryden's King Arthur" by Brad Walton, "T.H. White's Merlyn: A Flawed Prophet" by Martin Kellman, "The Figure of Merlin in the Middle English Chronicles" by Caroline D. Eckhardt, and "The Metamorphosis of Merlin: An Examination of the Protagonist of `The Crystal Cave' and `The Hollow Hills'" by Christopher Dean.

Complete Concordance to Gottfried Von Strassburg's Tristan
1993 0-7734-9203-8
Provides complete and systematic access to its language. Based on the Ranke edition, the concordance sets principal forms in generous context (about two and a half verses), in order of text occurrence. High frequency and function forms are given in single-verse context, in the alphabetical order of their following words, a system that discloses patterns and associations that would otherwise be lost in sheer numbers. A reverse-sort index is included for morphological study, as are a name list (including variant spellings), a ranking word-frequency list and cross references to compound words. Oversize.

Complete Poetry of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1884-1935: Together with Commentary and Notes
2014 0-7734-4259-6
This volume brings together for the first time nearly five hundred poems by Charlotte Perkins (Stetson) Gilman, one of the most influential thinkers of her time. It represents the significant poetry this writer, lecturer, feminist, and pioneer sociologist chose to publish during her lifetime.

Comprehensive Study of American Writer Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, 1844-1911
2003 0-7734-6664-9
This study examines the novels, essays, and short stories of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps within their cultural/historical context. It examines the social climate and reform movements during Phelps’s writing career, and demonstrates how she was a woman ahead of her time in the nineteenth century. This monograph will serve as source material for anyone teaching any of Phelps’s novels, and would provide helpful contextualization for research in American reform movements, women’s rights, labor reform, the temperance movement, and the social Christianity movement.

Comprehensive Study of Layamon’s Brut
2002 0-7734-7097-2


Court Poetry of Chaucer
2007 0-7734-5434-9
This work offers facing-page translations of lesser-known poems by Geoffrey Chaucer. The modernization of Chaucer’s verse to date has been restricted largely to the longer poems such as The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde. While these works demonstrate Chaucer’s mastery of the epic and narrative forms, it is in the court poems that we hear what is closer to the actual voice of Chaucer speaking to his contemporaries. The introduction discusses the “complaint,” a popular medieval genre that Chaucer often used in his verse, sometimes with a straight face, sometimes not. Providing these poems in both their original Middle English and in Modern English, this work will be an attractive addition to the library of any scholar interested in Chaucer and the poetry of his time.

Creators of Women’s Popular Romance Fiction: The Authors Who Gave Women a Genre of Their Own
2010 0-7734-3841-6
This study examines women’s popular romance fiction’s role in constructing gender and revealing power structures, while creating a community heritage for romance writers and readers. The textual analysis incorporates cultural studies and women’s studies by focusing on gender constructs of power through the medium of popular romance fiction and its many subgenres.

Critical Analysis of De La Fayette's Princesse De Cleves as a Royal Exemplary Novel Kings, Queens, and Splendor
1991 0-7734-9740-4
The present study shows that most of the so-called digressions and marginal historical figures play an integral role in the proper interpretation of La Princesse. More than mere background, these are examples for the heroine to follow or avoid. The lessons that Diane de Poitiers, Mary Stuart et al fail to master warn the Princess of the dangers of foolish behavior. Drawing on the kings and queens we show how the examples play on the heroine's (and perhaps the reader's) mind, first subconsciously, then consciously. The work also speculates through analogy and textual examples on various problems posed by the author/narrator's silences: how long did the heroine live, what is her first name, and how stable is the Valois society. The critical work draws on criticism from various methodologies and attempts to integrate them within the scope of narrative and mythic history.

Critical Edition of Couldrette’s MÉlusine or Le Roman De Parthenay
2003 0-7734-6721-1
The legend of Mélusine is one of the most captivating tales in French cultural history. Its myriad ramifications have not only affected the political history of Western Europe and the Near East of the Middle Ages, but have also provided a window of understanding for human events and motivations harking back as far as pre-Roman times. Couldrette created the medieval poetic version of Mélusine based on Jean d’Arras’s prose version, which was written at the behest of Jean De Berry. This critical edition includes a summary of the story and its creation, its historical background and sources, and textual history.

Critical Edition of Penelope Aubin’s Translation of Robert Challe’s Les Illustres Francaises / The Illustrious French Lovers
2000 0-7734-7701-2
Abduction and magic philtres, debauchery and virtue, fickleness and passionate fidelity are the components of the stories of The Illustrious French Lovers (1727), translated into English by Penelope Aubin from the French Les Illustres Françaises (1722) by Robert Challe, The literary importance of both texts has now become obvious. In early 18th - century France and England, they contributed to the transformation of the novel, affecting the techniques as well as the nature of narration. Both the social context and the moral dilemmas were familiar to the readers of the time, but, set in this everyday context, these constitute extraordinary stories.

Critical Essays on Sylvia Townsend Warner, English Novelist 1893-1978
2006 0-7734-5873-5
This is the first collection of essays devoted to the work of this much under-rated and important twentieth-century writer. The essays engage with some of the variety of Warner’s output – for example, her short fiction, letters and fantasy writing – as well as her major novels. This collection includes a range of approaches to the work of a writer who has much to say to contemporary readers and whose work, long appreciated by feminist readers in particular, is now being reconsidered by academic critics and a wider audience. The volume acknowledges the important connections between Warner’s writing and her life and political beliefs, and investigates Warner’s transformation of genre and convention throughout her fiction.

Critical Old-Spelling Edition of Thomas Dekker's Blurt, Master Constable (1602)
1979 0-7734-0383-3


Critical Study of Female Culinary Detective Stories: Murder by Cookbook
2009 0-7734-4687-7
This study is one of the very few academic works to investigate cooking as a prime category of detection. It examines how cooking and eating transform the identity of the detective, the nature of the crime, the space of mystery, the time of fiction, and even our engagement with the text.

Descriptions of Masculinity in African Women's Creative Writing: Mariama Ba, Philomeme, Delphine Zanga Tsogo, Calixthe Beyala, Aminata Sow Fall
2015 0-7734-2921-2
The first and only study on how female authors from Africa depict masculinity in their novels. Some criticisms of genetic explanations of gender are given. In addition to being an explication of literary representations the author also offers sociological explanations of male identity in Africa. Five female authors are studied, and their views are not seen as representational of all African male archetypes, but rather provide a starting point for future research in this area. This is one of the first books to give African scholars a place to start including masculinity into gender studies.

There have been numerous studies showing how men behave in relation to women, but none showing how men are depicted by female authors in Africa. This will bridge the gap in the literature by giving information on how masculinity functions on its own.

Diana
1989 0-88946-735-8
The first modern English translation of a 16th-century Spanish pastoral romance which has been recognized as centrally important in the history of the development of the novel.

Earliest Arthurian Texts
2007 0-7734-5376-8
This volume offers for the first time a comprehensive collection of all the ancient Greek and Latin sources needed to deal with figures answering to names like Arktouros, Ardus, and Artorius, where the bearers seem to have some kind of ‘Arthurian’ character. It challenges proponents of later British Arthurs to explain or explain away various Classical antecedents to the Arthurian tradition. This collection includes text and translation of over one hundred short texts concerning Arthur-figures, enabling Medieval scholars to examine for themselves the basis for claims of ‘Arthurship’ before the age of the historical Gildas. A detailed commentary is provided to introduce classicists to the Medieval tradition and vice-versa. The new texts raise as many questions as they answer; but for that very reason serious students of Arthurian origins cannot afford to ignore them.

Empathetic Literary Analysis of Jack London's the Call of the Wild: Understanding Life From an Animal's Point of View
2012 0-7734-2934-4
Numerous tomes have been written about Jack London’s The Call of the Wild. This is the first one to talk about the dog Buck’s perspective in the novel. Beierl takes an empathetic approach to discussing the domestication of Buck in the story to use this novel as a platform for building empathetic relationships with animals. Very few scholarly works discuss literature from the perspective of an animal, and this one attempts to bring a fresh perspective at an old novel by theorizing empathetically with the characters, which plays a critical role in narrative-based responses to the novel. If characters can gain empathy from their audience there is a higher likelihood that the readers will have a positive response to the story. This book discusses how Jack London creates animal characters that form an empathetic bond with his readers. When readers can understand the inner, mental states of characters, they become motivated to form emotional attachments with them.

Enigma of Symbols in Fairy Tales. Zimmer's Dialogue Renewed
1991 0-88946-498-7
Takes up where Heinrich Zimmer left off in The King and the Corpse, in which Zimmer takes the position that the ancient symbolic tales and scripts cannot be pinned to a particular theory, as they are in Bettelheim's Freudian approach or in Marie von Franz's Jungian analysis. Examines six well-known fairy tales, listening for the many-faceted intimations common to all enduring art forms. Considers fairy tales as retold dreams, nets that catch hidden psychological realities embedded in the folk-soul, common to any age or time.

Esoteric Composition of Kafka's Corpus
2006 0-7734-5805-0
This book provides a survey of Kafka’s entire oeuvre and its themes. It is a positive refutation of present-day regnant critical approaches to Kafka in order to retrieve the works themselves and thereby revivify our primitive experience of the world as nihilistic and accidental, making of literature something all-important for our lives.

Essays on Richard Crashaw
1979 0-7734-0416-3
The essays in this volume are an attempt to broaden a growing critical awareness of Crashaw the artist, a reappraisal of new approaches both to the unique effects that he produced and to the traditions in which he worked.

Evaluating the Scholarly Achievement of Professor Elvi Whittaker. Essays in Philosophical Anthropology
2010 0-7734-1308-1
This interdisciplinary anthology examines the relation between fieldwork, knowledge, values and regional identities from a wide range of angles and perspectives. It contains 12 essays that discuss and develop understandings of the relationship between metaphysics and ethics.

Experience of Exile Described by Italian Writers: From Cicero Through Dante and Machiavelli Down to Carlo Levi
2014 0-7734-4507-2
This book identifies the historical and social context of the experience of exile and the degree to which the condition of being exiled influenced literary production of those forced to undergo it.
A fascinating study examining how the legal governmental policy of “exile” can act as a catalyst in the transformation of the person ‘exiled’ from martyr to hero and how the exile process becomes the social –historical instrument that inspires the creative writing of great Italian masterpieces in poetry, rhetoric and philosophy.

Experiments in Narrative Technique in the Novels of Muriel Spark, the Most Internationally Recognized Scottish Writer in the Post-War Era
2011 0-7734-1586-6
The examines the development of the Scottish writer Muriel Spark as a major experimental writer through a detailed study of some of her critical writings and novels. This critical volume focuses on the radically innovative devices employed by Spark in her fiction as a mode to express her worldview.

Explaining the Bilingual and Bicultural Poetry and Narratives of Julia Alvarez
2012 0-7734-2552-7
This comprehensive study examines the full body of works by Dominican-American author Julia Alvarez, whose literary corpus includes poetry, historical-fiction novels, essays, short stories, young adult books, and folkloric-based children’s texts. This research examines the duality of present in the recurrent and intertwined topics of language, identity, and homeland. Particular attention is focused on the manner in which Alvarez stretches the linguistic boundaries of her two languages, as well as the importance this author places on education in her writing, particularly for women and the poor.

Female I in Modern Greek Prose Fiction 1924-1962: A Literary Development of Freeing the Female Voice
2013 0-7734-4073-9
In this monograph, Dr. Comatsos analyzes the utilization of female narrators in Greek fiction from 1924-1962 and connects the appearance of women in the public sphere in Greece. The author examines female narrators in nine novels written by both male and female authors using narratology, feminism, and Bakhtin’s polyphony in her inquiry. She follows the emergence of the female “I” from private forms of writing (diary, journals) to more public ones. She shows how male authors (here, Grigorios Xenopoulos and Nikos Katiforis) use a female voice to justify male patriarchal ideologies. Additionally, she tells stories of women (the artist, Eleni Altamoura) who deal with obstacles set up for them by Greek society.

Feminine Personification of Wisdom: A Study of Homer’s penelope, Cappadocian macrina, Boethius’ philosophia and Dante’s beatrice
2009 0-7734-4666-4
This study examines the attribution of abstract values to women by analyzing four characters spanning literary genres and more that 2000 years. Penelope, Macrina, Philosophia, and Beatrice are connected by their contribution to the theme of wisdom through their use of reason against passion. Feminine personification of reason and wisdom makes its own contribution as antidote to traditional understanding of "feminine" as "emotional" or "irrational".

Fielding's Unruly Novels
1996 0-7734-4216-2


Figure of Merlin in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
1990 0-88946-395-6
Essays by noted scholars, covering such subjects as the Merlins of Mark Twain, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Tennyson's Idylls.

Figure of Merlin in Thirteenth-Century French Romance
1990 0-88946-317-4
A consideration of Merlin's Christlike-Antichristlike duality and of a the progression of Merlin's role in three cycles - that of Robert de Boron, the Vulgate, and the Post Vulgate - which substantiates that the three are related, each growing out of its predecessor.

First Generation Reception of the Novels of Emile Zola in Britain and America
2007 0-7734-5514-0
This study is a chronological investigation of Émile Zola and his work. Its primary purpose is to provide a scholarly tool in order to facilitate research in identifying diverse British and American responses to Zola as an innovative and controversial French novelist, and to recognize the phenomenal increase of popularity Zola gained in the English-speaking world during the final quarter of the nineteenth century. Its secondary purpose is to point out Zola’s position in literature as one of the most important nineteenth-century novelists ranking him along with Balzac, Flaubert, the Goncourts, Stendhal, Dickens, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Turgenev. This is accomplished by providing: a chronological listing of translated material from 1878 to 1902 which serves as a source for directing readers to editions of Zola’s work; an annotated listing of books about Zola’s life and works; a listing of articles from various literary journals representing the criticism of Zola’s work; and a chronology of the life and works of Émile Zola.

Folktale as a Source of Graeco-Roman Fiction
2007 0-7734-5372-5
For over a century, research in Ancient Fiction has concentrated on the literary aspects of the texts available to us. Ancient novels had their roots traced to a number of literary genres, including Epic, Euripidean Romantic drama, and New Comedy. The studies collected in this work look instead at the relationship between formal fiction and popular storytelling. Connections between these two forms of literature were prevalent in various cultures in antiquity, and also reemerged in the significant quantities of folk- and fairy-tales from the Renaissance onwards.

Frederic Will’s Short Fiction: Literature as Social Critique
2009 0-7734-4766-0
This book is a collection of six short fictions by Frederic Will, interspersed with commentaries by the book’s author, Frank Shynnagh, who is the alter ego (pseudonym) of Frederic Will.

Frederic Will’s Travel Writings (1957-2007): A Design of the World
2008 0-7734-4844-6
This is a study of a life in travel texts interspersed with Frank Shynnagh’s commentaries on Frederic Will’s work. With travels spanning from places as diverse as Iceland, Greece, Tunisia, Mauritania and Peru the reader is struck by Will’s sense of social and cultural involvement.

Garden as Woman's Space in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Literature
2004 0-7734-6210-4
The purpose of this study is to examine a few literary gardens of romance from the close of the 12th to the first half of the 13th century in light of the development of the figure of the enclosed garden as a female space that is not owned by a man, but rather by the woman who inhabits it. In this scenario the woman is consistently seen as other, while the narrative directs the reader’s attention to the point of view of the man who is confronted with this inverted state of affairs. This unnatural situation sets up a power play between the genders that will be resolved only once the woman and her garden are brought to heel. The exception to this rule is the Virgin Mary, whose wonderful garden possesses no unnaturalness or witchcraft, for its exceptional qualities are a manifestation of the Virgin’s perfection.

Gender Identity and Madness in the Nineteenth-Century Novel
1998 0-7734-2243-9
Breaks new ground in understanding the history and evolution of describing gender identity issues in fiction. Asserts that for lack of usable tropes for speaking of changing gender roles, several prominent novelists began to use the language of insanity as such a trope. This builds a new foundation for the understanding of the difficulty, for example, feminists of the 1970s had with phallocentric language and the lack of workable tropes to express femininity in a positive sense, instead of a Lacanian 'absence' mode. This work establishes such trope usage in novels circa 1850 and 1900, and compares linguistic change in light of societal change.

Gli Antivalomeni an Italian Renaissance Tragedy
1999 0-7734-7994-5
As critics have long acknowledged, Gli Antivalomeni occupies a special place in the repertoire of Giraldi's tragedies with a happy ending. The playwright's unremitting quest for a modern form of tragedy led him to a bold mixture of the genres in a play which has been hailed as one of the forerunners of modern tragicomedy. The title of the play, usually translated as ‘The Changelings', refers to the all-important mechanism which provides the drama with its happy conclusion: the deceitful interchange of two pairs of children in their infancy. This was probably the first use of the changeling motif in Italian literature. It is an exceptionally good illustration of Giraldi's method of crafting a play to meet the requirements of a particular occasion, in this case Anna d'Este's marriage by proxy to Francis of Lorraine, son of the Duke of Guise.

Growth of the Tristan and Iseut Legend in Wales, England, France and Germany
2003 0-7734-6835-8
These essays examine the links among the four main areas where the Tristan legend flourished. It examines how the legend adapted to each new period and assimilated the new ideas and fashions of the societies for which the authors were writing, over a period of seven centuries.

Hard-Boiled Female Detectice Novel
2014 0-7734-4296-0
This remarkable and unique study explores women heroines in detective fiction written by women authors. These heroines subvert pop culture’s traditional stereotypes for women. The book further examines how this sub-genre has changed over time as does the popular culture it embodies.


How Contemporary Novelists Rewrite Stories From the Bible: The Interpretation of Scripture in Literature
2009 0-7734-4764-4
This work examines fourteen reception-histories of single biblical stories, published in English between 1972 and 2002. They cover the topics of Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah’s Flood, Solomon and Sheba, Jezebel, Job, Judith, Jonah, the Magi, the Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene, Pilate, Judas and the Apocalypse.

Importance of Reading Unknown Poets in Relation to Those Who are Known
2008 0-7734-5777-5
This critical anthology features fourteen relatively unknown poets from Sangamon, Illinois examining their impact on one another and their importance in establishing a context for understanding the work of more noted poets. The importance of reading poets in relation to one another for the study of literary history is emphasized in the interpretations of the poets included herein.

Interpreting Great Classics of Literature as Metatheatre and Metafiction
2011 0-7734-1438-X
This volume examines a variety of comparative literary texts from different periods, literary traditions and cultures that are drawn on to examine metatheatricality and metafictionality. Metatheatre and metafiction are considered for their interrelation, impact and correspondence with seventeenth century French drama, the eighteenth century German novel, twentieth century English drama, an old English epic text, Indian postmodernist fiction, as well as Greek and Roman Classical works of antiquity.

Interpreting Great Classics of Literature as Metatheatre and Metafiction: Ovid, Beowulf, Corneille, Racine, Wieland, Stoppard, and Rushdie
2010 0-7734-1438-X


Interpreting Modernist Writers: Macro History, Personal History, and Manuscript History
2008 0-7734-5108-0
This work presents specimens of three specialized kinds of history of Modernism, offering an alternative to assumptions about the relations of individual writers to their art and contesting general assertions usually made in the literary historiography.

Introduction to Western Esotericism. Essays in the Hidden Meaning of Literature, Groups, and Games
2008 0-7734-5019-X
This work functions as an introductory text for those new to the discipline, but also presents more advanced-level studies of literary works that will appeal to a more specific critical audience. The interdisciplinary diversity of the work enhances the presentation of certain hitherto unexplored academic vistas of Western Esotericism. This book contains thirty black and white photographs.

Invention of False Medieval Authorities as a Literary Device in Popular Fiction
2006 0-7734-5939-1
This study explores the construction of false authority within and by contemporary popular fiction, especially within those tales concerned with the creation of texts themselves. This practice represents a return to medieval theories of authority, where the Bible, theology, and the ancient classics represented recourse for the assertions of contemporary thinkers and writers.

Irony in the Poetry of JosÉ De Espronceda, 1826-1842
1991 0-88946-227-5
Stresses the various types of irony in the poetic works of José de Espronceda, whom many literary commentators regard as one of the most outstanding figures in nineteenth-century Spanish literature because he so completely represents all aspects of Romanticism. Explores Espronceda's poems, particularly the longer narrative ones, and the prominent role played by irony - a main feature of the literary temperament of the Romantic Generation.

John Bunyan's Master Story. The Holy War as Battle Allegory in Religious and Biblical Context
2007 0-7734-5384-9
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.

Jules Lequyer’s Abel and Abel followed by “Incidents in the Life and Death of Jules Lequyer”
1999 0-7734-7934-1
The first part of this book, Abel and Abel, is a story written by Breton philosopher Jules Lequyer which explores the questions of divine justice and human inequality. This is the first published English translation of this work. The second part is Donald Wayne Viney’s biography of Lequyer, which uses Prosper Hémon’s biography of Lequyer (Notice Biographique de Jules Lequyer) written in the late 19th century as well as a number of sources unavailable to Hémon. It is the most complete biography of Lequyer currently available.

King Sisebut and the Culture of Visigothic Spain, with Translations of the Lives of Saint Desiderius of Vienne and Saint Masona of MÉrida: vita Vel Passio Sancti Desiderii a Sisebuto Rege Composita and vita Sancti Masonae Emeretensis
2008 0-7734-5033-5
This work skillfully elucidates a period often misunderstood by historians. The study also explores the use of imitation and the intersections of the political and the religious in medieval times.

La Convergence Des Styles En Art Et Litterature Dans La Legende D’ulenspiegel : Pieter Bruegel Et Charles De Coster
2009 0-7734-4910-8
This study analyzes certain paintings by Bruegel and texts from the Légende d’Ulenspiegel to establish the thematic convergence of the two artists’ works in their perception of sixteenth-century Flanders. De Coster and Bruegel equally celebrate the wonder of nature depicting Flemish scenes of customs and habits. In addition, the two artists illustrate and denounce the cruelty of the seven capital sins and counterbalance them with a series of virtues. This book contains twelve color photographs and twenty-eight black and white photographs.

Lady of the Lake in Arthurian Legend
1993 0-7734-9302-6
Part of a series of lectures given by a major Arthurian scholar at the inaugural seminar of the Arthurian Institute at St. David's College, Lampeter, Wales, in July 1992. These are done in informal style, with much humor, omitting all footnotes and bibliographical references. The lectures start with Malory and proceed through the major incarnations of the Lady through the twentieth century.

Landscape, Writing and ‘The Condition of England’ - 1878-1917. From 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 the Decline of Magic
2006 0-7734-5862-X
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.

Las Siete Partidas, TÍtulo Ii, “de Los Casamientos” De Alfonso X, El Sabio: EdiciÓn CrÍtica Y ExposiciÓn AnalÍtica
2010 0-7734-3837-8
This is the first in-depth study of Title II, Book IV of Alfonse X the Wise, a legal document based on the canonical laws that infiltrated the social life of thirteenth century Spain. It is a valuable scope to the history and development of the philosophical doctrines and theological mentality of the Latin Fathers of the Church that molded every aspect of the matrimonial behavior for the Christians during the Middle Ages.
In Spanish.


Lawman's Brut, an Early Arthurian Poem a Study of Middle English Formulaic Composition
1991 0-7734-9768-4
This work will be of interest to students of both Early Middle English poetry and oral-formulaic composition. This study examines the nature of the repeated formulas and themes in the Brut. Argues that Lawman made artistic use of formulas, themes, and imagery in revising his Anglo-Norman source and creating darker portraits of Vortiger, Uther, and, especially, King Arthur.

Le Theme du Regard dans L'oeuvre d' André Langevin. Écrivain Québécois La Flèche Dans L'oeil de Narcisse
1995 0-7734-2916-6
Critical writings about André Langevin have been quite rare over the past fifteen years. This volume focuses particularly on the helplessness of the character in his quest for identity. It shows how Langevin's works are symptomatic of what happened in Québec in the 1950's and 1960's, translating the craving for identity/identification the whole country suffered from into personal terms. In French.

Letters of William Ernest Henley to Charles Whibley, 1888 - 1903: Volume 1: March 9, 1888 - June 10, 1892 and Volume 2: July 4, 1892 - June 23, 1903
2013 0-7734-4365-7
This edition of the extant four hundred and sixty-four surviving letters from the editor and man of letters W.E. Henley (1849-1903) to the classical scholar Charles Whibley (1859-1930) cover the period late 1888 to June 1903 and give an insight into the workings of an editor and his major contributor and also their firm friendship, with Whibley replacing Robert Louis Stevenson in Henley’s life.


Literary Structures, Character Development, and Dramaturgical Scenarios in Framing the Category Novel
2004 0-7734-6487-5
“This book is about the putting together of stories, and Robert St. Clair is eminently qualified to teach us. A distinguished linguist, St. Clair is among those enlightened scholars whose interests range widely within (and even beyond) his area of specialty. He is generous in his interests, and vehemently democratic: he addresses what we all know and some of us will not admit – that the bias in the university against category fiction is in large part a class prejudice – and he goes on past mistrust and blame to address a marginalized subject with the attention (and the kinds of attention) it deserves.” – Michael L. Williams

Merlin - A Thousand Heroes with One Face
1994 0-7734-9116-3
This work is an historical survey and interpretation of the complex wizard whose name was known all over Europe in the 12th century and has never been forgotten. The mythical pattern underlying Merlin's career, quite unlike that of the linear journey of the hero with a thousand faces, consists of a series of paradigmatic demonstrations of a specific power, i.e., the transformation of opposites. This study deals chronologically with Merlin's appropriations by many differing ideologies, including political, religious, psychological, and technological. Chapters deal with the medieval origins, the Renaissance, and the 18th and 19th centuries. Multiple Merlins are considered in the 20th century chapters, including T.H. White, Twain, Lewis, Cooper, Tolkien, Norton, Stewart, and LeGuin. Even more than his rival magician Faust, with whom he is contrasted in the final chapter, Merlin speaks to our age.

Merlin Versus Faust Contending Archetypes in Western Culture
1992 0-7734-9594-0
In all essays, the dynamic of the rival magicians is demonstrated to be as forceful in the society of the late twentieth century as it was in their medieval and renaissance beginnings. Essays include Acceptance and Assertion in Merlin and Faust, Good Wizard/Bad Wizard: Merlin and Faust Archetypes in Contemporary Children's Literature, Cinematic Representations, Yeats's Merlin-Faust Design in The Countess Cathleen, more.

Metaphorical
2006 0-7734-5576-0
This book explores the theme of emigration within the different genres of Azorean literature, arguing that it results from the historical and social phenomenon of emigration in the archipelago. The authors examined in this book portray a regional, cultural and literary uniqueness that is distinct from, but part of Portuguese literature. The exploration of the relationship between island writers and their emigrant counterparts illustrates the symbiosis between island writers and those of the diaspora, a dialogue that contributes to the evolution of the concept of “Azorean literature.” This produces a negotiation between cultures, and becomes a way in which the writers create a metaphorical “tenth island” that congregates myth and reality, past and present, whether the work is set in the islands or in the Azorean diaspora. The “tenth island” is also synonymous with the position of Azorean literature and its negotiation of a position between being part of a Portuguese literary tradition and mainstream American literature.

Methods of Medieval Translators: A Comparison of the Latin Text of Virgil's aeneid with Its Old French Adaptations
2011 0-7734-1577-7
This monograph examines the medieval French translation/adaptation of Virgil’s Aeneid. The work employs Relevance Theory, second language pedagogy and hermeneutics in its analysis.

Mother Figure in Emile Zola's Le Rougon-Macquart
2006 0-7734-5521-3
This book analyzes the role of the mother figure in Emile Zola’s twenty-novel series Les Rougon-Macquart. Zola’s texts demonstrate a continual preoccupation with women as they become mothers, specifically, how their status as reproductive and sexual beings creates a conflict that cannot be reconciled. The author employs theories of determinism and naturalism to shape the mother figure, relying on tainted heredity to place her in situations in which she is bound to fail, either as a mother or as a woman. Motherhood in Les Rougon-Macquart entails an alienation of the woman as she loses her autonomy and her voice. The ideal mother portrayed in the series is a woman who will sacrifice her sexuality and even herself to fit the mold established by Zola. This work will appeal to Zola scholars as well as to scholars of nineteenth-century fiction and women’s studies.

Motif of the Separating Sword in World Art and Literature: A Study of Its Origins and Development
2008 0-7734-4999-X
A re-examination “the Separating Sword” that demonstrates the complexity of intertextual influences across linguistic and cultural boundaries.

Multicultural Literature in Monocultural Classrooms: White Teachers Explore Diverse Texts with White Students
2010 0-7734-3712-6
This study explores teacher’s beliefs about multicultural literature and how this is reflected in classroom practice. It includes four case studies of teachers in a small Midwest School. This work will appeal to teacher educators and other scholars interested in eliminating social injustice in schools.

Multidisciplinary Study of Fiction Writing
2003 0-7734-6800-5
Models of the writing process are used in teaching, research, and the design of software tools for writers. This study constructs a model of fiction writing. It approaches the subject in an investigative fashion, looking firstly at the range of models in current use. The result is a basic model of writing, which encapsulates the findings of empirical research into writing behavior. It shows that current theories of writing make assumptions about language, whose roots can be traced to Chomsky’s transformational grammar and its forebears. To add specificity to the basic model, the study turns to Saussure’s view of language as a system of signs, and pursues the idea that semiology and literary theory can be used to develop theories of writing as well as of reading. It discusses work by Jakobson, Genette, Todorov and Barthes, and proposes a hypothesis about the ways in which fiction writers create meanings. Written for readers in the humanities, it will be of equal value to any scholar who is interested in the theory and practice of writing.

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.

Nature and Grace in Flannery O' Connor's Fiction
1982 0-88946-550-9
". . . isolates and analyzes literary devices to show how O'Connor depicts `various concepts of grace' and how central these were to the structure of her stories." - Modern Fiction Studies

New Interpretations in the History of French Literature: From Marie De France to Beckett and Cioran
2008 0-7734-5170-6
This work contains essays in French and English, and translations from French to English. The texts, by American and Canadian and scholars of French literature, cover the medieval through to the modern period. In French and English. This book contains six black and white photographs.

Nineteenth-Century French Novel. A Reader's Path to Classic Fiction
2013 0-7734-4498-X
Provides in-depth evaluations of forty-five French novels chosen as the most representative of nineteenth-century classic fiction. Selected titles are given succinct plot overviews followed by a thorough textural analysis. The evaluations provide a social, historical and literary context in order to capture both the readers’ interest and their curiosity in order to entice them to discover these classic novels in their entirety.

On theorizing Romanticism and Other Essays on the State of Scholarship Today
2008 0-7734-4989-2
An updated view of the relationship between the European Romantic movement and contemporary theory. The contributors want to redirect studies in Romanticism towards cultural and literary theory.

Out Into the End of Time
1999 0-7734-3088-1
Section include Various Women, Questions and Answers; Out into the End of Time. Poems humorous and intense on subjects as varied as Frida Kahlo, Vermeer’s painting, the Trojan horse, and baseball. Dr. Johnston received his PhD in American Literature from Yale University. He is currently Professor of English at Quinnipiac College in Hamden, CT. he has published three college textbooks, and his poems and short stories have appeared in a variety of magazines and journals throughout the country.

Philosophy of Panayot Butchvarov. A Collegial Evaluation
2005 0-7734-6108-6
This anthology consists of twelve essays concerning the thought of University of Iowa Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Panayot Butchvarov, together with his comments on each. Butchvarov’s work reveals extraordinary breadth and depth, running the gamut of metaphysics (including proto-ontology), epistemology, ethics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind. Unusual for contemporary philosophers, he is sympathetic both to continental phenomenology and existentialism and also to British-American analytical philosophy. Highly eclectic, he draws upon the views of Descartes, Hume, Kant, Meinong, Moore, Wittgenstein (both “early” and “later”), and Sartre as well as other classical and contemporary thinkers, but at the same time he is quite original, setting forth and defending a range of bold, often controversial, theses on identity, existence, reality, knowledge, language, mind, consciousness, goodness, and universals.

Politics of the Nobel Prize in Literature: How the Laureates Were Selected, 1901-2007
2008 0-7734-4957-4
This work examines the influence of politics, on the selection of Nobel laureates,in many different forms, not only disagreements over the nature of literature, its aims, and prize criteria, but also the role of national, regional, and international concerns and interests, the dynamics of interpersonal relationships in a proudly independent ever-changing institution, and the impact of rivalries and balances among linguistic, cultural, and ideological groups.

Portrayals of Medicine, Physicians, Patients, and Illnesses in French Literature From the Middle Ages to the Present: A Collection of Essays
2011 0-7734-1512-2
This collection of essays examines the various representations of medicine in French Literature, from the Middle Ages to the present. It addresses questions of how we have developed, authorized and dealt with the concept of being studied and treated as scientific subjects. The study also investigates how we negotiate being patients, doctors, and spectators in defining the concept and the field of medicine.

Post Colonial Essays on South Pacific Literature
1998 0-7734-8474-4
This collection of essays embraces a variety of genres and areas of cncentration, including not only major figures of the South Pacific, but some of the newly-emergent voices as well. The book covers a vast expanse of territories, islands and states of mind where borders - social as well as geographic - are more permeable, more mobile than those we are used to in Europe and the United States.

Post Colonial Stories by Roger Dorsinville in the Shadow of Conrad’s Marlow
2001 0-7734-7516-8
This volume contains a critical edition of interconnected stories by the Haitian writer Roger Dorsinville. They unfold in the form of a journey from childhood in the Caribbean to old age in Africa, and in the circular form of initiation retrospectively understood as a key to masculine and feminine behavior in the Caribbean and Africa. The Introduction argues that these stories draw the reader’s attention to a Conradian link between narrative form and power tactics. A number of creative and critical texts are appended along with a selected bibliography.

Postmodern Reinterpretations of Fairy Tales: How Applying New Methods Generates New Meanings
2011 0-7734-1519-X
These essays analyze the intersection of fairy tale, fantasy and reality in postmodern artistic texts. The editor underscores the transformation of both the reader-writer relationship and epistemological and ontological considerations by new technologies and emerging subgenres. This book contains 12 color plates and ten black and white photographs.

Profession of Teaching Literature: A Professor Reflects on the Pedagogical Goals
2013 0-7734-4540-4
After a first comprehensive revision of the meaning of professionalism in literary studies today, both at universities and in other places where literature is being taught, written and reviewed, I deal with particular problems that are affecting literary studies today. I look at how they are developed in academic curriculum, how they are being studied and taught in all levels of education, how they copy with the primacy of other core disciplines, and what are its possible futures in the humanities. Main topics include, trends of the literature teacher’s professionalism, the way he or she drills literary taste, the question of standards in literary studies and how they affects professionalism and teaching methods, the place for literary history and the inseparability of language and literature teaching. The true role of the teacher of literature today will be discussed in several ways. I will assume that he or she involves an anti-essentialist method of teaching, opens to a kind of canon formation that is flexible and adjustable to the public’s interest, understands the literary traditions relating to other forms of knowledge such as natural law, and uses the power of literary reading against external resistance to the benefits and usefulness of literature.

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.

Quatrain Verse of gast of Gy: A Late Medieval Poem
2010 0-7734-3589-1
This study provides a critical edition of the previously unpublished quatrain version of the Gast of Gy as found in MS Magdalen College, Cambridge Pepys 2125, MS Leeds University Brotherton 501, and MS Tokyo, Takamiya 32. This study provides an extensive introduction charting the relationships among all known Latin and Middle English versions, an edited text of the poem with textual variants and a Latin exemplar, and a full apparatus with textual notes, a glossary, and bibliography.

Rape Narrative in the American South
2007 0-7734-5301-6
This study examines how sexual violence, specifically rape, is used as a trope to understand the complex and dysfunctional makeup of the South. Southern writers from William Faulkner to Dorothy Allison use rape as a means of figuring individual and collective disenfranchisement and perpetuate a vision of the South immersed in violence and melancholic nature. Sexual violence, then, is situated as a reaction to historical and cultural changes, tenuous race relations, deeply imbedded mores, social taboos, and rigid class distinctions. The study is informed by the trauma theories of Freud and Caruth, the abjection theory of Julia Kristeva, and Jessica Benjamin’s theory of mutuality.

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 Fiction From China, 1987-88 Novellas and Short Stories
1991 0-7734-9664-5
Writers include: Wang Meng, Wei Shixiang, Chao Naiqian, Xing Hongliang, Han Shaogong, Shen Rong, Chen Zhijing, Ma Bende, Li Xingtian, Li Songjin, and Liu Feng. Issues include incest, abortion, propaganda, economic reforms, and individual re-evaluations.

Reception and Transmission of the Works of Marie De France, 1774-1974
2003 0-7734-6599-5
For decades, the works of Marie de France have occupied an ever-larger place in the curriculum of French, English, and Women Studies, and have even inspired several poets, novelists and musicians. The monograph is the collaborative endeavor of leading experts in the field. It opens with a preface by Douglas Kelly and an introduction by Chantal A. Maréchal, a tribute to Emanuel J. Mickel Jr., whose 1974 book on Marie de France is presented as a pivotal point in the development of the scholarship. Such a beginning sets the tone for the entire volume. Each chapter is dedicated to a scholar whose writings markedly contributed to the development of Marie de France studies. Thus, by exploring various approaches to reading, editing, and translating, and examining the manner in which these influential interpretations were shaped by the personal experiences of renowned scholars and the concerns of their times, this collection brings depth to the wide range of discussions of Marie’s identity and artistry, and to the very nature of medievalism.

Reception of Christine de Pizan. From the Fifteenth Through the Nineteenth Centuries- Visitors to the City
1992 0-7734-9689-0
To understand Christine de Pizan's voice we must pay attention to the culture from which it spoke and the audiences to whom it spoke. This collection attempts to address both concerns, partly to understand how and why Christine's work fell from discussion, partly to investigate how and why she has been so often misread, and finally to emphasize a fact amply documented but often ignored - that Christine de Pizan was an influential author for several centuries after her death, that she never completely disappeared, that we have, in truth , merely "rediscovered" her.

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.

Reception of Francophone Literature in the Modernista Review Helios 1903-1904. A Preliminary Study and Source Book
2013 0-7734-4318-5
A significant forensic literary history of the highest quality which examines cultural transfer, cultural exchange and influence in a growing field of academic importance. Meticulously researched with insightful well contexualised critical analysis.

Reception of Jacques Ellul's Critique of Technology
2007 0-7734-5373-3
This volume references books, articles, notices, dissertations, theses, and reviews that feature the life and work of Jacques Ellul (1912-1994), covering the seventy-year period from 1937 to 2007. In the bibliography, the broader references have been annotated in most cases, so as to offer the reader an idea of their content, which is organized alphabetically in the subject index. The author index should enable researchers to locate works whose author's name is known.

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.

Relative Clause in Old English: An Analysis of Syntactic and Stylistic Ambiguity
2010 0-7734-1380-4
This study of the Old English relative clause arises largely in response to Bruce Mitchell’s Old English Syntax, a work of enormous scope which appeared in 1985. Whereas Mitchell’s work covers the entire range of sentence structures in the language, my study focuses on a single type—the relative clause.

Representation of the Spoken Mode in Fiction: How Authors Write How People Talk
2009 0-7734-4677-X
The book is a cross-disciplinary, multi-genre study of spoken features of language in fiction whose aim is to examine not only how oral strategies are used in fictional discourse, but also the functions of those oral strategies. The volume covers a broad range of genres including the novel, autobiography, theatre, cinema, and television.

Representations of Education in Literature
2000 0-7734-7707-1
This collection brings together contributions which deal with representations of different forms and levels of education. It emphasizes that while the locus or language of the narrative may differ, there is much common ground between divergent cultures. It also shows how representations of education can identify and signify on the diversity of cultures and traditions I the modern world, providing the reader with challenging images around which one can create new interpretations.

Representations of World War II Refugee Experiences in Memoirs, Fiction, and Film
2012 0-7734-2556-X
A collection of essays that newly examines the experiences of German refugees in World War II. Studies include the use of diverse media

Republican Ideals in the Selected Literary Works of Italian-American Joseph Rocchietti, 1835-1845
2004 0-7734-6418-2
With Introduction and Annotations by Carol Bonomo Albright and Elvira Di Fabio.
Citations translated by Elvira Di Fabio

This work offers scholars of immigration history an enriched understanding of Italian immigration prior to the mass migrations of 1880-1920, allowing revision regarding this earlier Italian-American culture. It is also of importance to scholars of 19th century American literature, to scholars of the Italian novel, and to those interested in the influence of Italian writing on other national literatures, given Rocchietti’s interesting imitation of the important novel by Foscolo, Le ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis, and other writers of the Romantic period. Finally it provides useful information about the early 19th century to scholars of literature, history and cultural studies.

Review of "Don Juan" Criticism: 1900 to 1973
1974 0-7734-0302-7


Revised Reading of Mary Hays’ Philosophical Novel Memoirs of Emma Courtney (1796)
2011 0-7734-3948-X
This text is the first to analyze Hays’ most popular work, framed in the political and social environment of its generation, including contemporary criticisms and parodies of the work.

Role of the Image in the Prose Writing of Erasmus, Rabelais, Marguerite De Navarre, and Montaigne
2002 0-7734-6862-5


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.

Romantic Regional Poetry of Peter Rosegger (1843-1918): Heimatdichtung and Dorfgeschichte
2015 0-7734-0077-X
The often ignored literary treasures of Austrian Poet, Peter Rosegger, have been rediscovered for the resurgent reader’s interest in this inspiring book. Once relegated as a poet of ‘mere’ rural literature we discover now a poet who transcends the genre of rural literature with considerable prophetic insight into the socio-political infrastructure of his day with a profound understanding of the challenges facing a futuristic directed society.

Short Fiction and the Press in France 1829-1841 Followed by a Selection of Short Fiction From the Periodical and Daily Press
1995 0-7734-8956-8
After 1829 the appearance in France of a number of magazines and newspapers which promoted original short fiction brought about a revolution in the dissemination, form and development of new literature. At first restricted to literary reviews, after 1836 newspapers also adopted short fiction. This led to the influence of editors and the public in dictating literary taste, and the commercialization soon provoked a critical debate on the role of literature and the press. This work examines this phenomenon and analyses the enormous output of short fiction by concentrating on two major reviews, La Revue de Paris and La Revue des Deux Mondes, and two leading newspapers, La Presse and Le Siècle, supplemented by a wide selection of other titles. This is followed by a cross section of stories which constitutes a unique collection of hitherto unpublished short fiction, thus allowing the reader to gain firsthand experience of a process that was to shape the future of French literature.

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.

Sirat Antara - The Manuscript From the University Library in Wroclaw, Poland
2012 0-7734-2565-1
The Sirat Antara was an eighteenth century manuscript discovered by Anna Nawolska in the Manuscripts Department of Wroclaw University, Poland, which Nawolska translated from Arabic into English. Anatara Ibn Shaddad al-Absi was a sixth century pre-Islamic poet, knight, and hero. The Sirat Antara is the fifth incomplete volume of the chivalric epic that details the heroic deeds of Anatara Ibn Shaddad al-Absi. Not only does Nawolska provide a translation of the manuscript, but she also presents a history of the Sirat Antara and the genesis of Arabic chivalric epic. This book will appeal not only to Arbaists and Orienatlists but also to historians, political scientists, anthropologists, art historians, and sociologists.

Song of Roland - on Absolutes and Relative Values
2002 0-7734-7229-0


Staging Yeats in the Twenty-First Century
2006 0-7734-5570-1
An avant garde playwright whose theories of stagecraft evolved through performance experience, W.B. Yeats left a complex body of dramatic materials. This book establishes dramaturgical criteria, based on the playwright’s own words, by which all productions of his plays might be judged. Then, through an analysis of Yeats’s plays in performance, it suggests how new stage productions might best engage audiences without violating either texts or theories. Based on fifty years of study and publication about Yeats’s stagecraft and on direct experience with the plays in production both in America and in Ireland, this study develops dramaturgical plans for new productions and shares with readers behind-the-scenes notes from the author’s American Yeats production and from the first three years of James W. Flannery’s International W.B. Yeats Theatre Festival at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre. Its basic premise turns on the belief that with new technology and with directors who accept the text as living theatre worthy of imaginative stage productions for a more general audience, rather than period pieces intended for an elite few, Yeats could finally emerge as a dramatist on a scale with Beckett, Strindberg, O’Neill and other major innovators of the modern stage.

Structural and Thematic Analysis of George Meredith's Novel Diana of the Crossways
1978 0-7734-0238-1


Studies in the Literary Achievement of Louise Erdrich, Native American Writer. Fifteen Critical Essays
2008 0-7734-4911-6
The fifteen essays gathered in this volume, written by leading scholars of Native American literature, explore Native American and German-American Louis Erdrich’s fiction from multiple perspectives, offering creative and cultural contexts, thematic considerations and close reading of some of her recent novels.

Studies in the Role of Cities in Arthurian Literature and in the Value of Arthurian Literature for a Civic Identity: When Arthuriana Meet Civic Spheres
2009 0-7734-3892-0
The city as both a fictive room of action or a fictionalized social group within aristocratic narrative and a “real” room of production and reception of originally aristocratic fictional literature is a phenomenon which has so far been neglected by scholarly research on Arthurian literature. The present book, focuses upon cities in medieval history, culture and literature by Arthurian scholars from different continents and disciplines.

Study of B. Traven's Fiction. The Journey to Solipaz
1993 0-7734-9838-9
This is the only comprehensive literary study of Traven's work. It concentrates on Traven's major works of fiction published in English, which various critics have compared to those of Melville, Conrad, Hemingway and other great writers. Treats The Death Ship, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Bridge in the Jungle, The Cotton-Pickers, The White Rose, and the "Jungle Novels", along with the short stories "The Night Visitor" and "Macario".

Study of Merlin in English Literature From the Middle Ages to the Present
1992 0-7734-9532-0
This study traces the manner of Merlin's presentation in English fiction from the twelfth century to the present day. Unlike the speculative works that deal with Merlin's pre-historic origins, this study is based throughout entirely on the concrete evidence of verifiable texts. A fundamental thesis of the study is that the way Merlin is presented is largely determined by the mood and spirit of the times in which the different authors wrote. Attempts have been made, therefore, to make this link as consistently as possible. A detailed bibliography, which gives a comprehensive checklist of the works in English in which Merlin appears down to 1989, is itself a valuable contribution to scholarship on this subject.

Study of the Fiction of Patricia Highsmith - From the Psychological to the Political
2004 0-7734-6508-1
This is the first book-length study of all of Highsmith’s work, including the short fiction and her occasional writings, such as book reviews. It places the work in both cultural and personal context, and contains a comprehensive bibliography and review of the literature. Though often dismissed in the US as simply a suspense writer whose books became movies (Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley), in Europe Highsmith is considered a major novelist and much is written about her.

Style Literary and Non-Literary - Essays in Cultural Stylistics
1996 0-7734-4200-6
Essay topics include: Wilde, Joyce, Stoppard, theatre and cinema; E. J. Scovell's symbolist poetry; translating Dylan Thomas; Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper ; Amy Clampitt; Robert Graves'; William Gass; short stories by Dorothy Parker; and six essays in linguistics on topics such as ESP, advertising, literary analysis, and style checkers.

Subversion of Class and Gender Roles in the Novels of Lindsey Collen (1948- ), Mauritian Social Activist and Writer
2010 0-7734-1428-2
This book is the first full-length study of the literary output of South African-born, Mauritian-based novelist, Lindsey Collen. This study tackles these aspects of her writing from a cultural studies standpoint, encompassing both a socio-anthropological reading that identifies the creative energies that forge new connections and a literary analysis of the metaficitional potential of her novels as vehicles for the reassessment of social, cultural and historical conventions.

Svend Borberg's Sinner and Saint. Synder Og Helgen (1939)
1992 0-7734-9918-0
This translation of Svend Borberg's play Sinner and Saint sheds new light on an undeservedly neglected figure in Danish literature and will enrich the knowledge of the Don Juan legend's role in world literature. Work combines both the wit and seriousness of the characters' discourse while maintaining the tone and style of romantic play.

Symphonic Program Music and Its Literary Sources Book 1: Avshalomov-Johansen
2001 0-7734-7489-7
This encyclopedic survey will serve as an indispensable reference for scholars and students interested in relationships between music and literature. After an extensive introduction that includes a history of program music and a discussion of the aesthetic issues peculiar to this genre, the book provides brief analyses of approximately 260 pieces of orchestral program music based on specific literary sources. Each entry consists of three sections: an account of relevant aspects of the composer’s life, an account of relevant aspects of the author’s life, and an account of the relationships between the music and the literary source. Appropriate musical quotations are used to illustrate these relationships. Up to the cut-off point of 1950, the discussions cover virtually every work that is likely to be encountered on recordings or in concert halls. Because of the book’s user-friendly format, the reader/listener can quickly locate each musical or literary work.


T.h. White and the Matter of Britain a Literary Overview
1988 0-88946-231-3


Thorstein Veblen's Contribution to Environmental Sociology
2007 0-7734-5415-2
Thorstein Bunde Veblen (1857-1929), the American political economist and sociologist was renowned for his heretical views and satirical wit on societal mores and coining catchy terms such as “the leisure class,” “conspicuous consumption” and “pecuniary emulation.” Renewed enthusiasm on Veblen’s profound and incisive thought has led to new writings on his contributions to diverse topics such as fashion and design, marketing and consumer theory, and sustainable development. Until now, however, his potential theoretical contributions to environmental theory have been largely ignored. This edited collection examines Veblen’s potential contributions to the subfield of political ecology from several diverse yet complementary angles, including his take on wasteful industrialism, absentee ownership, relations of power and influence, and growing consumerism. It is hoped that this work will encourage further study into Veblen’s influence on environmental theory from critical societal perspectives.

Three Asian-Hispanic Writers From Peru. Doris Moromisato, José Watanabe, Siu Kam Wen
2008 0-7734-4933-7
One of the first texts to examine the literary contributions of writers of the Asian diaspora in Spanish America.

Transvestism in the Middle Ages. The Venusfahrt of Ulrich Von Liechtenstein
2014 0-7734-4311-8
This book takes a new look at gender and transgender issues inherent in the concept of male transvestism, or cross-dressing, as represented in the Latin, French, Old Norse, and German literatures of the European Middle Ages, with a primary focus on the Venus Journey of the knight, Ulrich von Liechtenstein.

Tristan in the Underworld a Study of Gottfried Von Strassburg's Tristan Together with the Tristran of Thomas
1991 0-7734-9712-9
Offers a fresh interpretation of Gottfried von Strassburg's `classic' rendition of the Tristan and Isolde legend. Argues that the German work has too often been read in isolation from its main source of inspiration, the Tristran of the French poet Thomas, and he therefore adopts a comparative approach to the German and French texts, drawing in the versions of Gottfried's German continuators when applicable. Pursues the interdisciplinary approach further by analysing the place of the Continental texts within a wider European context and suggests thematic links between the insular, Celtic origins of the Tristan legend and its later, continental flowering. The findings of recent archaeological and folkloric studies are subsumed into his study where they possess literary relevance. He finds that the Thomas/Gottfried branch of the legend has little to do with an uncritical glorification of `courtly love' as that term has been commonly understood. Rather, the tension arising from within the amorous triangle of Tristan,Isolde, and Marke is finally resolved on terms favourable to the collective and the adultery is not finally permitted to injure the fabric of courtly civilization which Tintagel symbolises. Gottfried von Strassburg emerges less as a critic of the chivalric order than as a staunch defender of the feudal status quo.

Two Hundred and Sixty-Seven Plants in the Writings of Marcel Proust (1871-1922): A Documentary Interpretation of the Botanical Influences on His Literature
2012 0-7734-3068-7
The most complete scholarly work to study representations of plants in the writings of Marcel Proust. Proust took simple inspiration from the gardens he observed in his daily life. This book takes a different approach because it is based on the author’s fiction and correspondence. It also explains how Proust was a chronic asthmatic, whose passion for plants actually caused him to suffer. Proust used plants as a creative tool, yet they also led to his physical decline.

Two Studies in Romantic Reviewing
1976 Alexander, J.H


Two Theological Languages by George Grant and Other Essays in Honor of His Work
1990 0-88946-882-6
Essays other than Grant's include "George Grant Remembered," "George Grant and Leo Strauss: A Parting of the Ways," "The Suffering of Love: George Grant and Simone Weil," "Do George Grant and Martin Heidegger Share a Common Conservatism," "Technology and the Masks of Prometheus: A Post-Grantian Meditation," "George Grant and the Problem of Theodicy in Western Christianity," and "Lament and Hope: Thoughts on Roman Catholicism in the United States."

Understanding Maniprav lam , the Poetry of Kerala, India. A New Historicist Approach
2009 0-7734-4820-9
This work examines literature’s inter-textuality with history and the discursive construction of language, sexuality and geopolitical space. It represents the first effort to elucidate the conventional essentialist notions regarding the archive of Maniprav lam, a hybrid language of Malayalam and Sanskrit, which was the dominant mode of literary production in Kerala from twelfth to fifteenth century A.D.

Voice, Boundary and Identity in the Works of James Joyce
2006 0-7734-5522-1
This book is a study of the weaving and unweaving of particular subject positions within James Joyce’s major works (Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegan’s Wake) through representations of voice, which necessarily negotiates identity, authority, and subjectivity. In the narrowest sense, voice reveals itself as a portion of the narrative which in turn stands as part of the discourse of a particular work. A movement to a more broadly conceived view of voice has it supersede the narrative and function throughout the discourse. Permutations of these concepts locate voice at nearly all levels of Joyce’s fiction. This work explores the myriad of ways that Joyce portrays and negotiates identity through voice and the conceptualization of boundaries that exist “in between” different and distinct subjectivities. The author explores those negotiative identities and subjectivities from within the conceptualization and representation of voice. More often than not, however, a study of voice reveals the inevitability of specific identities to merge and flow into one another, despite futile attempts to retain individuality. The space existing between two seemingly distinct voices blurs in Joyce’s fiction in the din of conversation and in the fuzziness of representation.

Walsh Colville: Or A Young Man’s First Entrance Into Life a Novella by Anna Maria Porter
2015 1-4955-0382-8
This critical edition coincides with the broader critical movement towards promoting a better understanding of the development of British literary fiction through women’s writing, an understanding that breaks free of the old story of ‘canonical writers and grand texts’. It contains an introductory study (biographical, wider historical and literary contexts), a short re-assessment of Porter’s writing and a more fully engaged re-assessment of the literary value of Walsh Colville.

Well Made Historical Novels of Charles A. Brady, 1912-1995
2006 0-7734-5778-X
This book covers the wide scope of Charles A. Brady’s talent, from his early poetry, through his fiction, journalism, and criticism. The author’s extensive reading in English and American literature allows him to comment on the extraordinary range of Brady’s reviews, critical essays, lectures, and interviews. The book provides a valuable introduction to the work of Charles Brady and engages the reader with its own critical judgments.

Dr. Brady wrote four novels, all with strong historical foundation, ranging from the England of Henry VIII and Thomas More; the voyages of Leif Erickson in America; the last phase of the life of Rene Chateaubriand, French ambassador to the Vatican of Pope Leo XII, as well as a novel depicting life in Buffalo in the post-WW II era.

His critical interest in the interplanetary trilogy of C.S. Lewis brought him significant praise from Lewis himself. Dr. Brady wrote two essays on these novels, which caused Lewis to write to Dr. Brady indicating that he had not received such understanding of his work before. Lewis invited Dr. Brady to come to England and share the hospitality of the ‘Inklings.’ Dr. Brady’s critical interests ranged quite widely both in English literature as well as other countries.

What is Magical Realism?: An Explanation of a Literary Style
2012 0-7734-2925-5
This is the first book to carefully show the ways that magical realism emerged in the twentieth century in places other than Latin America. For example, the definition is given that works must contain elements of the neo-fantastic along with re-casting history. Gabriel García Márquez being the acknowledged representative author of the genre contains both in his novels. Authors like Gunter Grass, Franz Kafka, Jorge-Luis Borges, and Alejo Carpenter all contain some but not all elements of the genre. They can be considered early progenitors but not fully within the same classification as magical realism. Today in its fully developed form, magical realism is often viewed as being purposefully vague with determining the lines between fact and magic.

World of Stoical discourse in Goethe’s novel Die Wahlverwandtschaften
1999 0-7734-7992-9
This study examines Goethe's interest in Stoical though and applies to his novel Die Wahlverwandtschaften. Using the concept of ‘Stoical discourse' which, it is argued is informed by Goethe's reception of Stoicism, a new and original view is offered of what is, by common consent, one of Goethe's most difficult works.

Writings of W. H. Hudson, the First Literary Environmentalist 1841-1922
2007 0-7734-5312-1
This study provides a précis for each of William Henry Hudson’s (1841-1922) books and gives an account of the development, writing, publication, reception and critique of each. Further, the work identifies those parts of each book which appeared first in journals and details the differences between those two versions and between first and rewritten editions of Hudson’s books. Finally, the book dates the experiences Hudson wrote about and identifies the places and people he failed to name or to whom he gave pseudonyms.

Zola Et Le Texte Naturaliste En Europe Et Aux Ameriques
2006 0-7734-5527-2
This collection of essays seeks to raise a variety of questions: What is the relationship between Émile Zola’s naturalist project and traditional generic classifications? If the naturalist novel, as theorized in Le Roman expérimental (1880) was to break with earlier literary traditions in its emphasis on modern scientific methods and the depiction of contemporary society, were traditional genres and literary devices to disappear entirely? The contributors to this volume seek to answer these and other questions by identifying traces of earlier genres and subgenres and other discourses that interfere and interact with the mimetic intention of these works. The hypothetical nature of Zola’s theoretical basis allows for infinite variations and complexity in the texts created, which could be classified in a number of genres themselves, requiring interdisciplinary approaches to untangle their meanings.