Uses a historical study of bookselling and readers as a way to question and rethink our understanding of the market for symbolic goods.
Examines English-language Indian newspapers from the mid-nineteenth century and their role in simultaneously sustaining and probing British colonial governance.
Examines how literature mediated a convergence of militarism and medicine in Victorian culture that continues into the present via a widespread martial metaphor.
Uses comedy skits, from Monty Python to Key and Peele, to probe how humor works.
Highlights connections between authors rarely studied together by exposing their shared counternarratives to germ theory's implicit suggestion of protection in isolation.
Assesses how cinematic biographies of key figures reflect and shape what it means to be British.
Examines an all too often neglected period of postwar British cinema and popular culture.
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.
An exploration of John Dee’s Enochian magic of angel contact, its reinterpretation over the years, and its endurance to the present day.
Examines Victorian conceptions of home and identity by looking at portrayals and accounts of middle-class emigration to Australia.
Presents a new genealogy and synoptic overview of modern Irish fiction.
Explores the distinctions between science and pseudoscience.
Explores Victorian responses to death and burial in literature, journalism, and legal writing.
Argues that Byron’s popularity marked the beginning of celebrity as a cultural identity.
Explores the work of Anne Conway, whose philosophy of the natural world incorporated a spiritual vision.
Turns a spotlight on the Victorian love affair with Scotland.
How Victorians reacted to the new sciences of geology and archaeology.
Examines fantasies of charismatic, virile leaders in British literature from the 1790s to the 1840s.
From explorers’ accounts to boys’ adventure fiction, how Arctic exploration served as a metaphor for nation-building and empire in nineteenth-century Britain.
How cholera epidemics affected Victorian perceptions of the body and the nation.
Considers the role of Spiritualism in Victorian culture.
Examines nineteenth-century scientists’ obsession with nerves and the nervous system.
Explores how medical and social maps helped shape modern perceptions of space.
Examines Romantic poets’ and essayists’ fascination with the human form.
Examines the screenplays of the master British dramatist and screenwriter Harold Pinter.
Examines eighteenth-century French and English landscape gardens as representations of nationalist expression.
Examines the cultural, historical, and ideological factors influencing British cinema during World War II and the postwar years, with attention to male-female relationships as well as to utopian desires for a better postwar world.
Drawing on recent developments concerning national identity in post-Marxist criticism and Derridean philosophy, Wolfreys looks at the ways in which literature is used to represent the English middle-classes ...
Neither a polemic nor a highly specialized study, this book is a comprehensive assessment of Burke's political thought. Using evidence from such neglected sources as Burke's essays on history and law ...
Re-Viewing British Cinema, 1900–1992 is a collection of essays on British cinema history and practice. It offers both the casual reader and the film scholar a different view of British filmmaking during ...
This book presents a broad range of original data on childhood in Victorian Britain. It combines a social science approach to data with historical context, resulting in a highly readable account based ...
The essence of the Emerald Isle is captured in this book, which introduces the reader to Irish literature as it reflects and illuminates the history and culture of the people of Ireland. William Dumbleton ...
In Donne at Sermons, Gale Carrithers uncovers the theocentric existentialism that underlies the content and structure of the great poet-preacher's sermons. After considering Donne's grand strategies within ...