SUNY series, Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century
Offers a new, Spinozist framework for understanding encounters with otherness in Romantic literature as experiences of immanence.
A Bastard Kind of Reasoning
Ranges widely and deeply across William Blake's oeuvre to show how his post-Newtonian vision of space-time anticipates Einsteinian relativity.
Explores how Victorian women writers used the popular science of phrenology to challenge socially constructed forms of power.
Examines the fascination with identity fraud in sensation fiction and Victorian culture more broadly.
Playing Games in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America
Illuminates the ways games—from baseball cards to board games, charades to boxing, and croquet to strategies of war—were integral to nineteenth-century life and culture in the United States and Britain.
Examines how Indigenous figures used British Romantic poetry in their interactions with settler governments and publics.
Shows how feminist writing in British Romanticism developed alternatives to linear time.
Against the Despotism of Fact
First comprehensive account of the figure of the Irish Celt in modern British and Irish literature.
Medicine Is War
Examines how literature mediated a convergence of militarism and medicine in Victorian culture that continues into the present via a widespread martial metaphor.
Beyond Gold and Diamonds
The first book to examine and establish characteristics of the British South African novel.
Charlotte Brontë at the Anthropocene
Forges a fresh interpretation of Charlotte Brontë’s oeuvre as a response to ecological instability.
Argues that the descriptions of buildings frequently encountered in Victorian novels offer more than evocative settings for characters and plot; instead, such descriptions signal these novels' self-reflexive consideration of the structure itself.
Kept from All Contagion
Highlights connections between authors rarely studied together by exposing their shared counternarratives to germ theory's implicit suggestion of protection in isolation.
Examines the concept of a poetics of vacancy in Romantic-era literature.
An Ethic of Innocence
Offers a feminist theory of ignorance that sheds light on the misunderstood or overlooked epistemic practices of women in literature.
Argues that the photographic negative gives a new way of understanding Victorian debates surrounding origins and copies as well as reality and representation.
Lacan and Romanticism
Draws from the work of Jacques Lacan to provide innovative readings of Romantic literature in the long nineteenth century.
Legacies of the Sublime
Pairs literary works with philosophical and theoretical texts to examine how the Kantian sublime influenced authors in their treatments of freedom and subjectivity through the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Beasts of Burden
Uses literature, art, and cultural texts from the British Romantic period to explore the age in which biological life and its abilities first became regulated by the rising nation.
Investigates the ways in which new technologies and theories of photography, phonography, moving images, and digital media engage with a diverse set of texts by British Romantic writers.
Examines Victorian conceptions of home and identity by looking at portrayals and accounts of middle-class emigration to Australia.
Terror and Irish Modernism
Presents a new genealogy and synoptic overview of modern Irish fiction.
Byromania and the Birth of Celebrity Culture
Argues that Byron’s popularity marked the beginning of celebrity as a cultural identity.
Aging by the Book
Uncovers the origins of midlife anxiety in Victorian print culture.
Examines the importance of fetishism in nineteenth-century cultural theory.
Explores Victorian responses to death and burial in literature, journalism, and legal writing.
Examines the body in literature and science in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe.
The Mighty Scot
Turns a spotlight on the Victorian love affair with Scotland.
Manly Leaders in Nineteenth-Century British Literature
Examines fantasies of charismatic, virile leaders in British literature from the 1790s to the 1840s.
Cholera and Nation
How cholera epidemics affected Victorian perceptions of the body and the nation.
From explorers’ accounts to boys’ adventure fiction, how Arctic exploration served as a metaphor for nation-building and empire in nineteenth-century Britain.
How Victorians reacted to the new sciences of geology and archaeology.
Decadent Culture in the United States
The paradoxes of the American decadent movement in the 1890s and 1920s.
Virginia Woolf and the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Novel
Traces Woolf’s persistent yet vexed fascination with nineteenth-century descriptions of English domesticity and female creativity.
Considers the role of Spiritualism in Victorian culture.
Examines nineteenth-century scientists’ obsession with nerves and the nervous system.
Examines the influence of the Pre-Raphaelite movement on art and literature around the world.
Mapping the Victorian Social Body
Explores how medical and social maps helped shape modern perceptions of space.
Addresses how Victorian receptions of Romanticism and Romantic writers were shaped by notions of "nervousness. "
Uncovers the vital role that new scientific discoveries played in Romantic literary culture.
Examines Romantic poets’ and essayists’ fascination with the human form.
Time Is of the Essence
Examines the intricate relationships between time and gender in the novels of five fin-de-siecle British writers--Thomas Hardy, Olive Schreiner, H. Rider Haggard, Sarah Grand, and Mona Caird.