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A.S. ByattCritical Storytelling

A.S. Byatt: Critical Storytelling

Alexa Alfer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066528
eISBN:
9781781701751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066528.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This comprehensive study of A. S. Byatt's work spans virtually her entire career and offers readings of all of her works of fiction up to and including her Man-Booker-shortlisted novel The Children's ... More

Aaron HillThe Muses' Projector, 1685-1750

Aaron Hill: The Muses' Projector, 1685-1750

Christine Gerrard

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198183884
eISBN:
9780191714122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183884.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

During his lifetime Aaron Hill was one of the most lively cultural patrons and brokers on the London literary scene — an image hard to square with the company of undistinguished scribblers to which ... More

The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999Form and Pressure

The Abbey Theatre, 1899-1999: Form and Pressure

Robert Welch

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121879
eISBN:
9780191671364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121879.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

A century ago this year, productions of W. B. Yeats' The Countess Cathleen and Edward Martyn's The Heather Field inaugurated the Irish Literary Theatre, which was to take its name from its home in ... More

Abolitionist Geographies

Abolitionist Geographies

Martha Schoolman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680740
eISBN:
9781452948744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680740.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Traditional narratives of the period leading up to the Civil War are invariably framed in geographical terms. The sectional descriptors of the North, South, and West, like the wartime categories of ... More

About TimeNarrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time

About Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time

Mark Currie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624249
eISBN:
9780748652037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624249.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book brings together ideas about time from narrative theory and philosophy. It argues that literary criticism and narratology have approached narrative primarily as a form of retrospect, and ... More

The Absence of AmericaThe London Stage, 1576-1642

The Absence of America: The London Stage, 1576-1642

Gavin Hollis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198734321
eISBN:
9780191799167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198734321.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Drama

This book examines why early modern drama’s response to English settlement in the New World was muted, even though the so-called golden age of Shakespeare coincided with the so-called golden age of ... More

The Absurd in Literature

The Absurd in Literature

Neil Cornwell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074097
eISBN:
9781781700969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074097.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book offers a comprehensive account of the absurd in prose fiction. As well as providing a basis for courses on absurdist literature (whether in fiction or in drama), it offers a broadly based ... More

Abyssinia's Samuel JohnsonEthiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Wendy Laura Belcher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793211
eISBN:
9780199949700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793211.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

As a very young man, one of the most celebrated English authors of the eighteenth century translated a tome about Ethiopia. This experience permanently marked Samuel Johnson, leaving traces of the ... More

Accented AmericaThe Cultural Politics of Multilingual Modernism

Accented America: The Cultural Politics of Multilingual Modernism

Joshua L. Miller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195336993
eISBN:
9780199893997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336993.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book is a study of prominent and less‐familiar works of U.S. literary modernism that reveals a long history of English‐only Americanism: the political claim that U.S. citizens must speak a ... More

Acceptable WordsEssays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill

Acceptable Words: Essays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill

Jeffrey Wainwright

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067549
eISBN:
9781781703359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067549.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Geoffrey Hill has said that some great poetry ‘recognises that words fail us’. This book explores his struggle over fifty years with the recalcitrance of language. It seeks to show how all Hill's ... More

Accident SocietyFiction, Collectivity, and the Production of Chance

Accident Society: Fiction, Collectivity, and the Production of Chance

Jason Puskar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775359
eISBN:
9780804778459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775359.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that language and literature actively produced chance in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by categorizing injuries and losses as innocent of design. Automobile ... More

The Accommodated AnimalCosmopolity in Shakespearean Locales

The Accommodated Animal: Cosmopolity in Shakespearean Locales

Laurie Shannon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924168
eISBN:
9780226924182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924182.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare wrote of lions, shrews, horned toads, curs, mastiffs, and hellhounds, but the word “animal” itself only appears very rarely in his work, which was in keeping with sixteenth-century usage. ... More

The Accommodated JewEnglish Antisemitism from Bede to Milton

The Accommodated Jew: English Antisemitism from Bede to Milton

Kathy Lavezzo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703157
eISBN:
9781501706158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

England during the Middle Ages was at the forefront of European antisemitism. It was in medieval Norwich that the notorious “blood libel” was first introduced when a resident accused the city's ... More

Across MeridiansHistory and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Transnational Novels

Across Meridians: History and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Transnational Novels

Jinqi Ling

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778015
eISBN:
9780804782043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778015.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Over the course of the last two decades, novelist Karen Tei Yamashita has reshaped the Asian American literary imagination in profound ways, and this book offers readers a critically engaged ... More

Activist PoeticsAnarchy in the Avon Valley

Activist Poetics: Anarchy in the Avon Valley

John Kinsella

Niall Lucy (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314698
eISBN:
9781846316142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316142
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

John Kinsella is known internationally as the acclaimed author of more than thirty books of poetry and prose, but in tandem with — and often directly through — his creative and critical work, ... More

Acts of DesireWomen and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Acts of Desire: Women and Sex on Stage 1800-1930

Sos Eltis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691357
eISBN:
9780191751448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691357.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Drama

From seduced maidens to adulterous wives, bigamists, courtesans, kept women, and streetwalkers, the so-called ‘fallen woman’ was a ubiquitous and enduring figure on the Victorian and Edwardian stage. ... More

The Adman in the ParlorMagazines and the Gendering of Consumer Culture, 1880s to 1910s

The Adman in the Parlor: Magazines and the Gendering of Consumer Culture, 1880s to 1910s

Ellen Gruber Garvey

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108224
eISBN:
9780199855070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108224.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book explores a reader's interactions with advertising during a period when not only consumption but advertising itself became established as a pleasure. The book argues that participation in ... More

Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature

Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature

Carol J. Singley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199779390
eISBN:
9780199895106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779390.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

American literature abounds with orphans who experience adoption or placements that resemble adoption. These stories do more than recount the adventures of children living away from home. They tell ... More

Africa in StereoModernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity

Africa in Stereo: Modernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity

Tsitsi Ella Jaji

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199936373
eISBN:
9780199346455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936373.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book analyzes how Africans have engaged with African American music and its representations in the long twentieth century (1890–2011) to offer a new cultural history that attests to ... More

African American Atheists and Political LiberationA Study of the Sociocultural Dynamics of Faith

African American Atheists and Political Liberation: A Study of the Sociocultural Dynamics of Faith

Michael Lackey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030357
eISBN:
9780813039459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030357.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This study of atheist African American writers poses a substantive challenge to those who see atheism in despairing and nihilistic terms. The author argues that while most white atheists mourn the ... More

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