Mediterranean Slavery and World Literature: Captivity Genres form Cervantes to Rousseau
Haunted Europe: Continental Connections in English-Language Gothic Writing, Film and New Media
No Dialect Please, You're a Poet: English Dialect in Poetry in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Still Here: Memoirs of Trauma, Illness and Loss
Conrad and Nature: Essays
September 04, 2019
Mediterranean Slavery and World Literature is a collection of selected essays about the transformations of captivity experiences in major early modern texts of world literature and popular media, including works by Cervantes, de Vega, Defoe, Rousseau, and Mozart. Where most studies of Mediterranean...
Evert Jan Van Leeuwen, Michael Newton
July 10, 2019
Haunted Europe offers the first comprehensive account of the British and Irish fascination with a Gothic vision of continental Europe, tracing its effect on British intellectual life from the birth of the Gothic novel, to the eve of Brexit, and the symbolic recalibration of the UK’s relationship to...
Claire Hélie, Elise Brault-Dreux, Emilie Loriaux
July 05, 2019
No Dialect Please, You're a Poet is situated at the crossroads in research areas of literature and linguistics. This collection of essays brings to the forefront the many ways in which dialect is present in poetry and how it is realised in both written texts and oral performances. In examining...
Sara Tanderup Linkis
May 02, 2019
"If readers of Sara Tanderup Linkis’ "Something to hold on to …" open the book in the expectation of entering a niche of literature and literary studies, they will leave it after having encountered a new highway in literature. Here, the traditional theme of memory and the most recent use of digital...
Bunty Avieson, Fiona Giles, Sue Joseph
April 29, 2019
Still Here: Memoirs of Trauma, Illness and Loss explores the history, ethics, and cross-cultural range of memoirs focusing on illness, death, loss, displacement, and other experiences of trauma. From Walt Whitman’s Civil War diaries to kitchen table survivor-to-survivor storytelling following...
Jan Ellyn Goggans
April 25, 2019
Imagine a new critical theory that bases its literary value on fashion. In this theory exists a community that explores and interrogates conventionality, and in American literature of the 20th century, it includes fashion and home decoration, two paths to achieving white femininity, a prized...
Sarah Falcus, Katsura Sako
January 02, 2019
This book examines narratives of dementia in contemporary literary texts, studying what is now a pressing issue with deep political, economic, and social implications for many ageing societies. As part of the increasing visibility of dementia in social and cultural life, these narratives pose...
Lissa Schneider-Rebozo, Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy, John G. Peters
October 24, 2018
Conrad and Nature is the first collection of critical essays examining nature and the environment in Joseph Conrad’s writings. Together, these essays by established and emerging scholars reveal both the crucial importance of nature in Conrad’s work, and the vital, ongoing relevance of Conrad’s...
September 11, 2018
This interdisciplinary study of literary characters sheds light on the relatively under-studied phenomenon of religious psychopathy. God Behind the Screen: Literary Portrais of Religious Psychopathy identifies and rigorously examines protagonists in works from a variety of genres, written by...
August 23, 2018
This book examines types of resistance in contemporary poetry to the authority of scientific knowledge, tracing the source of these resistances to both their literary precedents and the scientific zeitgeists that helped to produce them. Walpert argues that contemporary poetry offers a palimpsest of...
Antony Rowland, Jane Kilby
August 23, 2018
Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the groundbreaking Testimony, this collection brings together the leading academics from a range of scholarly fields to explore the meaning, use, and value of testimony in law and politics, its relationship to other forms of writing like literature and...
August 22, 2018
Journeys Exposed: Women’s Writing, Photography and Mobility examines contemporary literature written by women that are all related to Italy in different ways. It argues that photography provides women with a means to expose aspects of their nomadic self and of others’ mobile lives within and beyond...