Kendrick, Susan 2018 1-4955-0667-3 572 pages This bibliography collects literary works written by women in multiple genres from 1500 – 1900. It excludes works that are non-literary such as cookbooks or guidebooks, and instead focuses on novels and memorial volumes that are written by women.
Kendrick, Susan 2018 1-4955-0667-3 576 pages This bibliography collects literary works written by women in multiple genres from 1500 – 1900. It excludes works that are non-literary such as cookbooks or guidebooks, and instead focuses on novels and memorial volumes that are written by women.
Kendrick, Susan 2018 1-4955-0667-3 564 pages This bibliography collects literary works written by women in multiple genres from 1500 – 1900. It excludes works that are non-literary such as cookbooks or guidebooks, and instead focuses on novels and memorial volumes that are written by women.
Kendrick, Susan 2018 1-4955-0667-3 576 pages This bibliography collects literary works written by women in multiple genres from 1500 – 1900. It excludes works that are non-literary such as cookbooks or guidebooks, and instead focuses on novels and memorial
volumes that are written by women.
Morrow, Patrick D. 2003 0-7734-6681-9 192 pages 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.
Smith, Kenneth Edward 1999 0-7734-7922-8 308 pages The study places Blake's Songs of Innocence in their historical context, and sites the poet within an historical work that bridges traditional, canonical categories of high culture versus popular culture. The author's aim was to return innocence to its original literary-historical context. Songs of Innocence and other early writings are included in the text.
Milward, Peter 1992 0-7734-9539-8 244 pages This encyclopedia is to survey the fauna and flora of England and America not from the viewpoint of zoological or botanical science but of literature. Given the excessive broadness of the endeavor, this is done in a personally selective manner, with preferences toward English over American, and poetry over prose. Two sources in particular take pride of place -- the Authorized King James Version of the Bible, and Shakespeare.
Sieberg, Herward 2014 0-7734-4313-4 488 pages This recently discovered cache of letters, skillfully and devotedly edited by Sieberg and Zorn, provides us with new insight into the powerful story of the enduring friendship of two women writers from enemy nations and their intellectual yet heartfelt correspondence, describing the events and challenges of The Great War from a clearly women’s perspective, outside the confines of the suppressive public sphere of censorship and propaganda.
Swanson, Alan 2012 0-7734-2571-3 168 pages An annotated edition of Joshua Barnes The Academie, or The Cambridge Dunns, with a new essay on the place of Barnes in 17th English Theatre. Swanson examines the bawdy and dark satire of the Cambridge playwright Joshua Barnes whose play savages the university and town. Barnes’ annotated version of this play sheds new light on English satire and Barnes as a “university wit,” while situating the play’s importance by differentiating it from its contemporary rivals in London.
Lee, Sung-Il 2010 0-7734-1396-0 196 pages These modern verse translations manage to retain the verse rhythm of the originals.
This volume includes explanatory notes and new interpretations of the original text.
Morrissey, Ted 2013 0-7734-4464-5 192 pages Opens a new line of inquiry into the Old English poem, specifically trauma theory, which attempts to map the psychological typography of an author and his or her culture, that is, when the text appears to be wrought of traumatic experience.
Indicators of a “trauma text” are narrative techniques often associated with postmodernism--expressly, intertextuality, repetition, a dispersed or fragmented voice, and a search for powerful language. The anonymous Beowulf poet made extensive use of all four narrative techniques, suggesting he and his culture were suffering some sort of traumatic stress. The author brings together knowledge from myriad disciplines, among them history, anthropology, sociology, biology, psychology, with special emphases on the branches of psychoanalysis and neuropsychology--and focuses his trauma-theory reading on the poem's original language.
Li, Ni 2023 1-4955-1057-3 384 pages This work builds on the model which tries to answer the following critical questions:
>What is meant by Barnes's dictum that memory is identity and identity is memory?
>Do the biographical, fictional and historical narratives fit with one another?
>Does Barnes intend to let his narrative art carry its religious/moral sense?
>Does the narrative art help unravel the riddle and lead him and his contemporaries to sensible moral orientations?
Sealey Rahman, Kate 2011 0-7734-1459-2 328 pages Explores the curious anonymity in the West of Russia’s foremost mid-nineteenth-century playwright, Aleksandr Nikolaevich Ostrovsky. It seeks explanations for this obscurity and, in turn, sheds further light on the wider relationship between Russian and English literature and the factors that affect the cross-cultural transfer
of literary works.
Hart, Cyril 2006 0-7734-5545-0 344 pages 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.
Hart, Cyril 2006 0-7734-5751-8 392 pages 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.
Chishty-Mujahid, Nadya Q. 2006 0-7734-5679-1 256 pages Focuses on how a series of major characters in Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene; enhances a reader’s appreciation of the epic’s complex topical allegory and its moral implications. These specific techniques of character development include composition, fragmentation, and metamorphosis.
Crawley, Derek 1974 0-7734-0421-X 206 pages 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.
Thompson, Joanna 2001 0-7734-7526-5 336 pages This thesis argues that Britomart is a site of conflicting ideas concerning chastity and passion, virtue and eroticism, and therefore synthesises the pertinent codes of Renaissance culture in Elizabethan England.
Hart, Cyril 2010 0-7734-3729-0 236 pages This medieval history captures the narrative of England's formation from an Anglo-Saxon settlement into a kingdom. At the center of this is the life of Alfred the Great.
Hart, Cyril 2010 0-7734-3731-2 420 pages This medieval history captures the narrative of England's formation from an Anglo-Saxon settlement into a kingdom. At the center of this is the life of Alfred the Great.
Hart, Cyril 2006 0-7734-5750-X 392 pages 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.
Joplin, David D. 2002 0-7734-7063-8 204 pages Focuses on Coleridge's philosophical ideas about nature in works such as "Biographia Literaria", "The Friend" and "On Poesy or Art" and then applies them to representative texts of Wordsworth's poetry, particularly the 1805 "Prelude" and the Lucy poems. The study also examines the similarities between the growth of mind in Wordsworth and Coleridge's thought about the evolution of consciousness. The work of Owen Barfield, Erich Neumann and Mircea Eliade is used to bring out the complexities of both Coleridge's and Wordsworth's ideas. In using Coleridge's thought as a touchstone to read Wordsworth's poetry, Joplin aims to bring fresh ideas to the study of these two poets.
Chandler, Wayne A. 2003 0-7734-6770-X 224 pages Commendatory verse – poetry written by one author specifically to commend the work of another – presents a window on English Renaissance literary culture as wide and clear as any yet found, a window through which very few scholars have looked. This study examines particularly the paratextual functions of commendatory poetry and the relationship of those functions to contemporary Renaissance conceptions of authorship.
Sutton, Dana F. 1998 0-7734-1251-4 404 pages Brings together all the Latin poetry of Walter Savage Landor, who believed that Latin was the only language suitable for memorializing the great contemporary political struggles of his lifetime. He set himself up as the bard of anti-tyrannical revolutionary movements in Italy and elsewhere and published approximately 550 poems between 1795 and 1863. Many of these excellent poems reflect contemporary outlooks, prejudices, and sensibilities of English Romanticism to such a degree that they can legitimately be considered specimens of English Romantic poetry. Many of them offer fresh and illuminating insights about the poet's life and personally and constitute a treasure trove of valuable material that has been neglected by biographers, literary scholars, and critics. This edition presents all of his Latin poetry, together with critical introduction, facing English translations, and copious annotations.
Sutton, Dana F. 1996 0-7734-8743-3 404 pages 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.
Sutton, Dana F. 1996 0-7734-8741-7 404 pages 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.
Yamada, Osamu 1992 0-7734-9651-3 120 pages Presents George Mackay Brown in his Orkney setting and tells the reader about the Orkney Islands as well as about Brown himself. Principally a reference book, offering a full bibliography of all Brown's works up to the moment of press, as well as a secondary bibliography of works about him.
Hotz-Davies, Ingrid 2001 0-7734-7463-3 416 pages Offers a text-centered investigation of the basic concerns, modes, and desires in British women’s poetic interactions with the Christian religion. Covers not only the well-known poets such as Anne Bradstreet, the Brontes, and Emily Dickinson, but also many lesser-known ones.
McGaw, William 2012 0-7734-2917-4 652 pages This is an entirely new and comprehensive edition of the Complete Poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, edited by William McGaw. The work fills in a gap that scholars and critics have lamented for the past two decades and complements a full-scale biography published by William A. Sessions in 1999. Surrey was a preeminent courtier under King Henry VIII, and was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the two major Tudor poets (along with Sir Thomas Wyatt). He transformed the Petrarchan sonnet into its English form, created English blank verse, and he wrote the first personal elegy in English upon Wyatt’s death. No manuscript or early printed edition contains all of his work. This edition has been enhanced by more recent research and by access to more sources. As a result, there are fifty-nine poems, forty-four songs and sonnets, eleven Biblical paraphrases with two prologues, and two books of the Aeneid.
Geng, Li-Ping 2011 0-7734-1542-4 548 pages 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
Davies, Gill 2004 0-7734-6555-3 236 pages 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.
Davies, Gill 2008 0-7734-4978-7 216 pages Collection of essays is a timely reconsideration of the author of The Once and Future King, whose work has been relatively neglected or underrated, yet is deserving of serious critical attention. A range of theoretical and textual approaches are employed to highlight the literary and political context of White’s work and his experimentation with a number of genres.
Ward, Jay A. 1979 0-7734-0251-9 178 pages Work surveys and analyzes critical writing about Don Juan in Britain from the first reviews in 1819 through books and articles in the mid-1960s to determine how the reputation was developed throughout its history.
Singh, G. 2002 0-7734-7077-8 308 pages Analyzes the various aspects of Q.D. Leavis' dealings with novelists such as Jane Austen, Dickens, the Bronte sisters, and George Eliot. It comments on plot, characterization, style, and the Zeitgeist. The final chapters examine the nature of her collaboration with her husband F.R. Leavis. The chapters dealing with Hans Christian Andersen, and folk and fairy tales cover hitherto unexplored ground.
Stanford, Donald E. 2007 0-7734-5546-9 360 pages Assigns a rightful place in the British literary canon to four authors wrongly forgotten or marginalized – Margaret Louisa Woods (1856-1945), Mary Coleridge (1861-1907), Sir Henry Newbolt (1862-1938) and R.C. Trevelyan (1872-1951). Each chapter on one of the four authors is subdivided into sections that present the writer’s life, followed by discussions of the writings, organized by genre (fiction, poetry, verse drama, and critical prose). Interwoven among these sections are connections between the author and other writers of the day, such as Alfred Lord Tennyson, Thomas Hardy, Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry James, and Robert Bridges. Stanford draws not only on published sources, but also on many unpublished sources, including letters (an appendix prints eight previously unpublished letters from Mary Coleridge and Robert Bridges, for example) to create a book about a literary period of dramatic transition as well as about four minor writers who deserve to have their reputations restored alongside those of the major figures with whom they interacted.
Swanson, Alan 2013 0-7734-4057-7 292 pages 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.
Sutton, John William 2007 0-7734-5469-1 244 pages Explores how medieval English authors used the spectacle of a character’s death to express their views about the martial culture of their aristocratic countrymen. The argument is set forth that authorial attitudes toward the warrior ethos evolved from respect or even veneration during the Anglo-Saxon period to condemnation in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, when, after hundreds of years of incessant warfare, writers came to see this ethos as little more than a system of institutionalized violence. Given the texts it considers, this book should appeal particularly to Anglo-Saxonists and Arthurianists, as well as to scholars of war in the Middles Ages and to gender theorists who study medieval conceptions of masculinity.
DeMarco, Kathleen 2012 0-7734-3059-8 52 pages 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.
Lewis, Terrance 1995 0-7734-9102-3 200 pages 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.
Cornelius, Patsy Scherer 1974 0-7734-0622-0 111 pages 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.
Alvarez-Faedo, Belen 2014 0-7734-4075-5 632 pages The aim of this work is to carry out a contrastive analysis of three tragedies by Christopher Marlowe: Edward II, The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus, The Jew of Malta and their translations into Spanish. It is divided into two chapters, an epilogue and two appendices. In chapter one, some grammatical and syntactic constructions are analysed by comparing the original play and its translations. In chapter two, by using the contrastive approach, a study is carried out on some cultural aspects which can be found both in the original texts and in their translations. The epilogue collects the main conclusions reached in both previous chapters. An analysis of the original plays is also included, regarding the number of acts, scenes, and what happens in each of them.
Majewski, Henry F. 2005 0-7734-6043-8 176 pages 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.
Görtschacher, Wolfgang 1996 3-7052-0090-9 84 pages Review of essays by noted scholars of this genre. Titles include-
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)
Gruber, Meredith Crellin 2000 0-7734-7858-2 544 pages Twenty-two scholars examine ancient and modern classics, ranging from Beowulf and Paradise Lost to Michael Crichton's Eaters of the Dead. Topics include Old English charms, Christian poetry, humour and riddles, Old Icelandic sagas, epic dragons, and women's roles.
Chishty-Mujahid, Nadya Q. 2012 0-7734-2563-2 116 pages 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. She argues 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.
Chishty-Mujahid, Nadya Q. 2014 0-7734-4348-7 152 pages 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.
Pitcher, Edward William 2000 0-7734-7846-9 600 pages Examines British magazine literature of the 18th and early 19th century, and the study of serials in general. Dr. Pitcher has provided substantial lists of emendations to published checklists relevant to the field. Also, he has given not only fifty case histories to introduce authors who were published extensively in the magazines, but also compiled an index of principal works by many of the 18th century essayists who followed Addison and Steele.
Kennedy, George A. 2005 0-7734-6251-1 324 pages Some of the greatest writers of fiction have introduced imaginary novelists as characters in their novels and short stories, sometimes including extended examples or descriptions of the character's work, in a few instances building whole smaller works into the larger structure of their novels. The present study, addressed to the general reader of fiction, is concerned for the first time with collecting and examining these fictional creations by some of the most famous French, English, and American writers, including Balzac, Thackeray, Dickens, Hawthorne, Trollope, James, Proust, Wolfe, Murdock, Updike, Roth, and Byatt, and also introducing readers to striking instances by lesser known writers. Imaginary fiction is often entertaining and readable in itself; in addition it can perform important literary functions for the plot and themes of the work in which it occurs, it provides both imaginary and real author opportunities for literary criticism and social satire, and it can also perform psychological and therapeutic purposes for the writer.
Golban, Petru 2013 0-7734-4508-0 488 pages Book showcases the history of British literary criticism dating back to the Classical and Renaissance Periods, all the way up through to the Victorian Age. It covers figures as diverse as Philip Sydney, John Dryden, William Wordsworth, Matthew Arnold, and even Henry James. Literary criticism is an event in the field of literature as much as literature provides an object upon which criticism can purvey its message. Yet, in recent years literary criticism has moved into the realm of a self-sustaining field detached from literature as its inspirational object. This book looks at literary criticism which was still responding to concrete poetry and literature.
Kovács, Ágnes Zsófia 2006 0-7734-5787-9 376 pages 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.
Seaber, Luke 2012 0-7734-2580-2 412 pages Luke Seaber is the first author to study the influence of G.K. Chesterton on George Orwell. The book analyzes how Chesteron influenced Orwell’s novels and how Orwell misrepresented Chesterton because he was embarrassed by this fact. Seaber takes the Orwell-Chesterton relationship one step further by looking at the similarities found within each author’s use political language, war-time propaganda, and the symbolism of Dickens. Seaber juxtaposes Orwell and Chesterton’s literary technique to show where both men differed in their world view. Original and thorough, this book will appeal to hose interested in Orwell and Chesterton alike.
Korg, Jacob 1992 0-7734-9533-9 100 pages This essay was part of the brilliant record Gissing compiled as a student at Owens College, Manchester. Written at the age of fifteen, it reflects an excellent knowledge of Burns' life and work. While it does not reveal anything new, it is of value as an indication of Gissing's mind in youth, and also accurately reflects the Victorian attitude toward Burns. This volume includes a selection of Burns's poems.
Deis, Elizabeth J. 1997 0-7734-8779-4 316 pages This is a new edition of a collection of three stories by George Meredith (The Tale of Chloe; The House on the Beach; and The Case of General Ople and Lady Camper). An opening essay discusses the stories in their literary and historical context, with particular attention to themes and literary techniques that Meredith frequently used in his fiction. Following the stories themselves, the volume includes the full text of several 1895 reviews that reflect the range of social and literary views typical of the age, and give one a good basis on which to build a discussion of Victorian perspectives on gender and on fiction. The reviews come from such major publications as The Athenaeum, The Bookman, The Yellow Book, The Pall Mall Gazette, and The Times.
Pittock, Joan 1999 0-7734-8212-1 192 pages 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.
Butler, Gerald J. 1992 0-7734-9604-1 168 pages Examines canonical texts from the unusual perspective of D. H. Lawrence's remarks on Restoration literature. After defining `the Old Adam' as a perennial target of ideology in the West, the book discusses the taming of the Old Adam, "glorying in the dirt" (from Lawrence's remarks) in Restoration comedy as opposed to Fielding's comic stage, Richardson's "underclothing excitements" in contrast to Fielding's sexual consciousness, Clarissa as sexual vengeance, `the Old Eve' and `the Old Adam' in Tom Jones, the disappearance of the "substantial" body from English literature, and, in conclusion, modern efforts to bring "physical consciousness" back into the novel.
Scheuerle, William H. 2010 0-7734-1436-3 88 pages Henry Kingsley (1830-1876), the younger brother of famed novelist Charles Kingsley, showed signs of brilliance in his early works, but the majority of the twenty novels he published were either panned or simply ignored. Following a brief period of marginal fame in the early 1860s, the remainder of Kingsley's life was marked by literary failure and poverty.
Trela, D.J. 1992 0-7734-9451-0 220 pages 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.
Stahl, Jan M. 2014 1-4955-0272-4 116 pages An integrated and comprehensive study of the ways that female characters in early eighteenth-century novels used letter writing and verbal narration as a strategy for coping with sexual violence. The novels studied are groundbreaking works in the history of feminist literature.
Pérez Rodríguez, Eva M. 2012 0-7734-2615-9 276 pages 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.
Banerjee, Amitava 2006 0-7734-5732-1 328 pages 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.
Harvey, M.L. 1996 0-7734-8740-9 132 pages 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.
Ivory, James M. 2000 0-7734-7783-7 288 pages 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.
Baskiyar, Dharni Dhar 1977 0-7734-0319-1 348 pages Examines Shelley's poetic belief as it develops, based upon an examination of his letters, prefaces, the Defence and other prose works, and the opinions expressed in conversation with his friends, that have direct or indirect bearing on his theory of poetry. Also quotes copiously from the periodicals of his time which reviewed his work, giving a representative cross section of the views of his contemporaries.
Jones, Thomas O. 2013 0-7734-4549-8 1064 pages 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.
2022 1-4955-0985-0 304 pages The aim of this study is to make the case that Milton's Invocations should be recognized as central because, "they present most directly and most intimately the crucial event of man's spiritual life: responsive action taken to bring about renovation. The invocations involve us in the task of the poet's 'advent'rous Song,' for that action is a paradigm of our own 'advent'rous Song,' by which we create 'th' upright heart and pure.'"
King, Everard 1992 0-7734-9638-6 328 pages For the first time The Minstrel is here presented as the earliest sustained attempt in English to write the kind of autobiographical poem which sets out to trace the source and the growth of the author's own mind and imagination as affected by literature, life, and especially by nature. Using The Minstrel as a creative model, King illuminates the sources and nature of Romantic autobiography in the works of Burns, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Scott, Byron and Chateaubriand.
Connolly, Thomas E. 1997 0-7734-8645-3 296 pages 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.
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.
Clarke, Roger 2018 1-4955-0678-9 744 pages This book is an extensive bibliographic catalogue of John Buchan’s uncollected journalism, over a thousand items in total. The articles are categorized by subject matter with summaries for each. This catalogue contains articles and reviews that have not been included in previous Buchan bibliographies.
Gautier, Gary 1998 0-7734-8509-0 360 pages Using Fielding's novels as a touchstone to larger cultural patterns, this study analyzes networks of class and gender ideologies that inform Fielding's five major works of fiction. This work will engage traditional Fielding scholars as well as feminist scholars, eighteenth-century scholars, and historians of the novel.
Poplawski, Paul 1996 0-7734-8823-5 284 pages Provides a detailed and intensive stylistic analysis of St. Mawr, both for the intrinsic value of what such an analysis can tell us about the novel and about Lawrence's linguistic and literary style generally, as well as in the application of stylistic method to a complete novel.
Rogers, Pat 2004 0-7734-6264-3 176 pages Provides the first detailed treatment of John Oldmixon (c.1673-1742), one of the most prolific and conspicuous English writers at the start of the eighteenth century. It contains a fully annotated text of his letters, written to many notable figures of the age, and dealing with Jacobite affrays, disputes with publishers such as Jacob Tonson and Edmund Curll, and Oldmixon’s own clashes with the law.
Murphy, Russell Elliot 2004 0-7734-6364-X 256 pages An exploration of the interrelationship among Yeat’s 1925 version of his prose work, A Vision; his two poems Sailing to Byzantium and Byzantium from the same period; and the Byzantine icon The Christ Pantokrator. The poems in question are undoubtedly Yeats’ most critically evaluated and frequently anthologized poetic works, and are certainly among the most significant poems of the modernist era. This work will bring all this preceding scholarship together in a single source, as well as formulate what then ought to be a resulting interpretation of those richly complex (sometimes impenetrably so) and symbolic poems.
Urban, Misty 2010 0-7734-3776-2 300 pages 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.
Klein, Holger 1995 0-7734-4214-6 372 pages Topics include Aphra Behn, Gascoigne, Lyly's Euphues, Marguerite de Navarre, Sidney's New Arcadia, Lodge's Rosalynde; Greene's Menaphon; Flaubert; Nashe, Milton's Comus; Bunyan's The Holy War; Marana's Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy; and more.
El-Shatar, Safaa 1977 0-7734-0301-9 172 pages 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.
Lussier, Mark 1992 0-7734-9620-3 168 pages The thrust of these symposium papers engaged the development of perspective in early modern England, an evolution in thought and practice that crossed disciplinary lines to be felt in the art, literature, and history of England. Individual papers explore perspectives on representation (e.g., history in fiction and fiction in history); development of frames for historical and literary narratives and their impact on point of view; implications of co-ordinate developments in painting and narrative, such as simultaneous introduction of fixed-point perspective and third person narrative; and the relationship between fact and fiction as they were defined in early modern England. The essays seek to alter current perspectives on the origins of the early modern period, connecting insights into intellectual developments to their embodiment in the art, literature, and history of the period.
Almasi, Zsolt 2004 0-7734-6408-5 206 pages 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. The analysis, thus, focuses on the different but still related notions of “custom” as they appeared in the works of Wilkinson and Montaigne.
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.
Ingham, Michael Anthony 2004 0-7734-6356-9 375 pages This study will argue that a distinction needs to be made between faithful but derivative stage versions of novels in the tradition of Zola's Thérèse Raquin, which aspire only to the status of theatricalised novel, and the autonomous stage transformation of a literary text, creating its own performance dynamic through the reconstruction of literary form and content. For the sake of greater critical clarity the former type will be designated dramatizations and the latter adaptations, despite the lack of consistent differentiation in common theatre discourse.
Tennant, Colette 2003 0-7734-6773-4 204 pages Contains a thorough reading of Margaret Atwood’s works (The Edible Woman; Survival; Surfacing; Lady Oracle; Selected Poems; Life Before Man; Second Words; Bluebeard’s Egg; Bodily Harm; Murder in the Dark; The Handmaid’s Tale; Selected Poems II; and Cat’s Eye) through both a Gothic lens and a feminist perspective.
Miller, Renata Kobetts 2005 0-7734-5991-X 272 pages This examination of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) and its reinterpretations presents original interviews with novelists Emma Tennant and Valerie Martin, and playwright David Edgar, framed by analysis of their works. In so doing, it moves away from common division between those who write literature and those who write about literature. Its examination of Stevenson’s original novel and its comprehensive survey of the history of Jekyll and Hyde reveals that these three late twentieth-century writers react against the tradition of reinterpretations and recover Stevenson’s structure. Arguing that their returns to a Victorian text are motivated by contemporary concerns about class and gender politics that find an apt vehicle for exploration in Stevenson’s story, this book identifies a trend of neo-Victorianism – an attraction to cultural products of the Victorian period that results, not from a desire for a time of greater elegance and leisure, but from perceived similarities between our time and that of over one hundred years ago. The interviews in this book foreground the authors’ own political concerns, their views on why Stevenson’s story lends itself to reinterpretation over one hundred years after it first appeared, the research that they performed to prepare for writing their adaptations, and the choices that they made while writing.
Hoche, Dominique 2008 0-7734-5158-7 236 pages 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.
Mangum, Anne 2002 0-7734-1255-7 140 pages Explores literary allusions to Africans against the background of 16th and early 17th century English political values, adding to scholarly knowledge of English priorities during this period of rapid colonization and participation in the slave trade. It examines the lyric poetry of Sidney, Shakespeare, Daniel, Donne, Edward Herbert, Jonson, et al. Dramas include Titus Andronicus, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tamburlaine the Great, Dr. Faustus, Masque of Blackness, Othello, Antony and Cleopatra, and Oroonoko. The conclusion examines influence on late 20th century values.
Schur, Owen 2002 0-7734-7248-7 244 pages This study examines representative novels in the English tradition from Austen to Woolf. The book explores three main aspects of these novels: desire, power, and consciousness. These works all examine hierarchies of power in the social practices and institutions by and in which the protagonists live. Examines Emma; Villette; Little Dorrit; The Water Babies ; Daniel Deronda; The Woodlanders; The Well-Beloved; Mrs. Dalloway
Table of contents:
1. Desire, Freedom, and Marriage in Emma
2. Surveillance in Villette
3. Guilt in Little Dorrit
4. Discipline in The Water Babies
5. Consciousness and Power in Daniel Deronda
6. Modern Desire in The Woodlanders and The Well-Beloved
7. Power and Patriarchy in Mrs. Dalloway
Conclusion; Works Cited; Index
Shalvi, Alice 1972 0-7734-0448-1 362 pages 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.
Behr, Kate E. 2003 0-7734-7016-6 272 pages Examines the male figures in Gothic novels, establishing first a common representation or role for each stock character, and considering the source and effect of these male stereotypes. It discusses a range of both familiar and lesser-known works.
Fleissner, Robert F. 1980 0-7734-0493-7 103 pages Presents a page-by-page transcription of the 1592 edition, with collations followed by a section of critical notes, including both textual and interpretive commentary.
Popple, Jennifer Elizabeth 2015 1-4955-0292-9 288 pages 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.
Grove, Dana 1990 0-88946-929-6 404 pages Dana Grove's A Rhetorical Analysis of "Under the Volcano"- Malcolm Lowry's Design Governing Postures is a valuable volume-length close reading of Lowry's magnum opus, a useful primer on the intricacies of this dark text for the uninitiated. Grove's is an astute and lucid study that explicates Lowry's text on a chapter-by-chapter basis for its techniques, themes, and sources, while providing a useful synthesis of the best that has been thought and said about the novel. In particular, Grove's bibliography of other critical studies (including the original book reviews) of Under the Volcano is comprehensive and current.
Stevenson, Warren 2010 0-7734-3842-4 196 pages Explores the emergence from the poetical subtext of the six major English romantic poets of "the androgynous sublime," which conflates elements of the myth of the androgyne, as told by Aristophanes in Plato's Symposium, with the mode of sublimity, first discussed by Longinus, who cited the account of the Creation in the Book of Genesis as a prime example, and much debated from the 18th century onward. The androgynous sublime may be distinguished from the "terrible sublime" of Edmund Burke and the more recent "phallic sublime" of scholar Thomas Weiskel, who before his sudden demise poignantly implied the need for something more durable. Characterized by a flexuous, limber style -associated with androgynous subject matter, the androgynous sublime subverts conventional notions of sublimity while offering a more comprehensive model with which to supplement, if not supplant them.
Bury, Laurent 2004 0-7734-6361-5 314 pages Explores the notion of seduction in all of Anthony Trollope’s 47 novels, beginning with a preliminary sturdy of seductresses in Barchester Towers, The Eustace Diamonds and The American Senator. The first part deals with the various weapons and strategies which Trollopian characters resort to in order to fascinate their victims.
Jackson, MacDonald P. 2002 0-7734-7305-X 228 pages This selection is designed to display the range of Eugene Lee-Hamilton’s verse at its best. Though this late-Victorian poet was praised by reviews of his own day, including John Addington Symonds, and is represented in modern Oxford and Penguin anthologies, there has been no 20th century collection of his poems. This volume has a long introduction summarizing Lee-Hamilton’s strange life, outlining his poetic development, and placing his verse in its 19th century context. Notes record the textual sources of all poems and discuss Lee-Hamilton’s revisions.
Heaney, Peter 1999 0-7734-8044-7 244 pages Anthology of selections from the writings of these poets, together with an analysis of their significance to their times, broadens our understanding of a seminal period in British history and culture, offering their work as essential reading for the literary historian of the eighteenth century.
Ecker, Michael 1996 0-7734-4204-9 122 pages Using selected novels and short stories, this study reevaluates D.H. Lawrence's work. It considers the influence of feminist literary criticism, provides a socio-economic background to Lawrence's view of sexuality, and analyzes the didactic intentions of Lawrentian morality. There is also an examination of the various concepts of marriage and images of the mother found in Lawrence's work. The central theme of sexuality is broadened out to include discussion of themes such as Platonic love, homoeroticism, promiscuity and the philosophy of blood-consciousness as the basis of Lawrence's sex theory. A special emphasis is put on the theme of human touch.
Martinez-García, Laura 2014 0-7734-4262-6 460 pages 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.
Fleissner, Robert F. 2003 0-7734-6779-3 204 pages This study presents some major influences on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (especially Shakespeare), but also deals with the influence of Doyle on others, notably T. S. Eliot. Other essays deal with onomastics, religion, and race, with Doyle’s insistence that Shakespeare was the true author of the plays (not Bacon, Marlowe, Edward de Vere, etc), the identity of Mr. W. H., and more.
Rist, Thomas 1999 0-7734-8033-1 268 pages 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.
Letellier, Robert I. 1995 0-7734-1276-X 224 pages This monograph considers the relationship of Scott to that series of dark and powerful works that had begun in 1764 with Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto and, passing through the works of William Beckford, Ann Radcliffe and Matthew Lewis, were to find their gloomy fulfilment in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer. This study includes a survey of the critical appraisal of Sir Walter Scott in the twentieth century, the influence of the Gothic novel in the nineteenth century, Scott's relations with the Gothic novelists Horace Walpole and Ann Radcliffe, the origins of Scott's interest in the marvelous, Gothic influences upon his poetry and novels, and an assessment of Scott's significance.
Raz, Orna 2007 0-7734-5387-3 228 pages 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.
Coates, John 1998 0-7734-8259-8 272 pages Explores Elizabeth Bowen's concern with the effect on human relationships and the individual psyche of social discontinuity. John Coates' arguments are substantiated by textual analysis.
Alden, Patricia 1986 0-7734-1996-9 158 pages Examines four novelists in terms of the social mobility observed in their novels, and accounts for formal innovation and disjunction within the novels in terms of ideological conflict, seeing the genre itself as a bearer of ideology. Resists thinking about literature as a self-referential system and instead explores its connection to those social practices through which we constitute our world.
Fleissner, Robert F. 2000 0-7734-7718-7 236 pages Contains three main sections: first, an extensive analysis of the poem not only line by line but image by image; then an examination of the construct of the poem as a whole on its own terms (text, structure and imagery, influence); finally, the modern effect in terms of influence upon others (Poe, Tennyson, Forster, Bowen, Welles). the vital drug issue, and evaluating modern scholarship on the subject.
Fike, Matthew 2003 0-7734-6670-3 176 pages 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.
Ankeny, Rebecca Thomas 2000 0-7734-7728-4 172 pages Emphasizes George MacDonald’s achievement as a Victorian novelist, critic, and thinker who anticipates many of the issues surrounding readers, texts, and authors we tend to think of as modern or postmodern. It also shows his awareness of the role of faith in these literary interrelationships. It examines novels which are often overlooked, such as Sir Gibbie and Wilfrid Cumbermede, finding in these more realistic works similar textual preoccupations to those in the fantasies.
Foss, Peter John 1991 0-7734-9700-5 408 pages Llewelyn Powys emerged from the same creative mold as that of his two literary brothers, John Cowper and Theodore Francis. Yet, he was a forceful and significant writer. This study is one of interpretation -- of Powys's work in the light of his philosophy, and an interpretation of his philosophy in the context of his life and personality. The structure is not confined to a chronological description, nor to an examination of works out of context, but rather a mosaic structuring around certain nodal themes - often contradictory, but which he sought to balance if not reconcile: themes such as epicureanism and mysticism, action and contemplation, happiness and the `struggle for life.'
Glanville, Priscilla J. 2002 0-7734-7134-0 152 pages This study explores the major artistic and cultural influences that gave life to, and informed the reception of, the work Tennyson considered the zenith of his poetic career: Maud. It examines in depth its relationship with the work Tennyson himself cited as its ancestor: Shakespeare’s Hamlet, as well as the Spasmodic closet dramas to which is has been linked, and with Pre-Raphaelitism.
“It is a scholarly presentation. . . . Annotated bibliographies are a godsend for researchers. Ms. Glanville’s annotated bibliography of Maud scholarship from 1855 to the present (chapter 4) should be a must for any serious Tennyson researcher who is interested in Tennyson’s monodrama, containing as it does over 260 annotated items, including sometimes overlooked master theses and doctoral dissertations. And. . . rich in contemporaneous periodical reviews.. . . It should be a sought-for source for serious Tennyson scholars.” – William H. Scheuerle
“When he called Maud ‘a little Hamlet’ Tennsyon riddled the world; Professor Glanville is the first to appreciate the deeper meaning of the puzzle and bring it to a full solution. She draws out a host of thematic, plot and character parallels and weaves a highly convincing reading whereby the shifting narrative persona identifies alternately with the characters of Hamlet, Laertes, and Horatio. Maud is truly Hamlet in a Victorian rendering, Glanville reveals, with overtones of modern war, world-weariness, Darwinism, and Social Darwinism. This book makes a compelling argument for the validation long overdue of a work that is full of beauty and complexity.” – Nancy Jane Tyson
Clarke, Roger 2018 1-4955-0676-2 252 pages This book brings an academic focus to John Buchan's journalism for the first time. It breaks new ground by examining the style, structure, and content of his articles and reviews, arguing that Buchan should be considered an essayist of elegance and authority, an astute literary critic attuned to cultural trends, and a wide-ranging cultural commentator on his times.
Clarke, Roger 2018 1-4955-0677-0 340 pages This book offers a selection of annotated essays derived from Buchan’s journalism which provides evidence of the interconnected nature of his journalism and his literary work. This is the first collection of his essays to be published since his death and the first to include scholarly notes.
Jenkins, Charles M. 2003 0-7734-6845-5 288 pages Studies in Medieval Literature No. 25
This study reveals how mysticism was the religious, and subsequently the artistic, basis of later symbolic and allegorical literary expressions in English medieval literature. By laying a mystical template over the writings of the period, interpretations of these texts are enhanced, often with surprising results. It starts with the paradox of the mystical text: the mystic’s attempt to convey mystical secrets and enigmas through immanent human language. Inevitably, the attempts to approximate the ineffable mystical experience in the mystical text led to conventionality and formalism, evidenced by the conventional dream vision genre. To demonstrate the extent of mysticism’s influence, the study examines Scriptural and Patristic influences; and then theological, historical, and artistic expressions, in pagan mysticism as reflected in Anglo-Saxon runes, riddles and charms, and later in Christian mysticism in the works of Bede, Aelfric, Caedmon, and Cynewulf. In Middle English, the study examines The Pearl, and Chaucer’s The Book of the Duchess, and Troilus and Criseyde, and finally examines Margery Kempe.
Kerns, Lin 2008 0-7734-5118-8 176 pages 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.
Fortier, Mardelle L. 1992 0-7734-9611-4 128 pages 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.
Lowman, Roger 2005 0-7734-6089-6 280 pages Critics typically recruit authors in support of their own world views, and over the last fifty years have cast Hardy as a social historian: a sympathetic and concerned portrayer of the rural poor, who positioned himself, so the novels persuade them, on the political left. This study challenges that view. Hardy’s intense, even poetic, response to the familiar places of his native Dorset, combined with his powerful realist rhetoric, has encouraged the belief that his portrayal of rural society must be similarly accurate. But Hardy was not a disinterested observer, however much the authorial voice of the novels may persuade us that that is the case. Born and brought up in a village-tradesman family, he broke away, re-inventing himself first as a professional architect, and then as a successful man of letters. To introduce this argument, the first part of the study offers an edition of Hardy’s article for Longman’s Magazine, ‘The Dorsetshire Labourer’ (1883). This may be treated either as an end in itself, or as a way to open up important questions about Hardy’s representation of the rural world in his novels, which becomes the focus of the second part of the study.
Yeoland, Rosemary Hamilton 2015 1-4955-0349-6 392 pages 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.
Kilcullen, John 2001 0-7734-7530-3 480 pages 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.
Mahaney, William E. 1973 0-7734-0595-X 192 pages These two plays were produced within a few years of each other at St. John's College, Oxford, early in the seventeenth century. Texts by William E. Mahaney and Walter K. Sherwin. Translations by Walter K. Sherwin, Jay Freyman, and Eve Parrish. Introductions and Notes by William E. Mahaney.
[Mellen Studies in Literature: Elizabethan and Renaissance Studies No. 16]
Shrubsall, Dennis 2006 0-7734-5456-X 880 pages 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.
Wyatt, John 2013 0-7734-4547-1 448 pages 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.
Albrecht, Roberta 2008 0-7734-5198-6 292 pages 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.
Michalson, Karen 1990 0-88946-378-6 300 pages 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.
Wadman, Carrie 2015 1-4955-0297-X 360 pages 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.
Gooneratne, Yasmine 2004 0-7734-6178-7 296 pages Sidelined by Leonard Woolf’s involvement in politics after he left the Civil Service, overshadowed by Virginia Woolf's continuous and brilliant achievement as a novelist, The Village in the Jungle (1913) fell from notice in Britain until, by the time its author died in 1969, it was almost forgotten. In Sri Lanka and southeast Asia, however, scholars recognize this classic novel as part of a distinguished literary line extending from Kipling through Conrad and Forster, to Paul Scott and Ruth Jhabvala. The value to scholarship of Professor Yasmine Gooneratne's edition is enhanced by perceptive comparisons, now made for the first time, of the novel's various editions with Woolf’s original manuscript. Highlighting substantial amendments made by the author prior to publication, she shows in detailed notes how they reflect his passion for accuracy, his wish to maintain objectivity while writing of another culture, and his humane sympathy for the people among whom he had worked for seven years as a civil servant in Sri Lanka. Errors and misprints in the first edition are corrected, local customs explained, Sinhala words glossed, the novel's themes related to the politics of colonialism, and the entire work brought within the ambit of the 21st century.
DeCicco, Lynne Marie 1996 0-7734-8756-5 328 pages Examines three mid-Victorian novels that highlight prevailing attitudes toward both women and lawyers: Charles Dickens's Bleak House; Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White; and George Eliot's Felix Holt, the Radical. The novels reflect the confluence of social issues: the public's suspicion of lawyers and the law's own hostility toward women. To qualify the underpinnings of this tension more completely, the first chapter looks at three short works by Herman Melville: "the paradise of Bachelors", "The Tartarus Maids", and "Bartleby the Scrivener". These pieces crystallize the difficulties women encounter when confronted with a legal world, and set the framework for what will be examined in the novels. The volume also includes a chapter providing an overview of the legal profession in England, outlining the kinds of marginality experienced by both lawyers, particularly solicitors, and women, who were struggling for legal identity.
Blakeley, John 2008 0-7734-4834-9 264 pages Volume brings together nine essays developed from papers given at the Tudor Symposium Conference of 2002, held at the University of Newcastle. In broad terms all are concerned with the relationship between literature and the religious upheavals of the Tudor period. The collection includes an exploration of the iconographic representation of suffering in Foxe’s Acts and Monuments. This book contains three black and white photographs.