Examines how literature mediated a convergence of militarism and medicine in Victorian culture that continues into the present via a widespread martial metaphor.
Highlights connections between authors rarely studied together by exposing their shared counternarratives to germ theory's implicit suggestion of protection in isolation.
An original critical introduction to women characters in the novels of Jane Austen.
Examines Victorian conceptions of home and identity by looking at portrayals and accounts of middle-class emigration to Australia.
Examines the importance of fetishism in nineteenth-century cultural theory.
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.
Uncovers the origins of midlife anxiety in Victorian print culture.
Examines affect and the significance of space and place in the first six Canterbury Tales.
Examines the body in literature and science in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe.
Turns a spotlight on the Victorian love affair with Scotland.
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.
How cholera epidemics affected Victorian perceptions of the body and the nation.
How the Romantics invented psychoanalysis in advance of Freud.
Uses legal and literary resources to explore Shakespeare's use of the law and its instruments in the problem plays.
Considers the definitions and implications of style in Anglo-Saxon art and literature.
A noted Eliot scholar explores how we become different interpreters of literature as we undergo psychological change.
Traces the evolution of Wordsworth's religious attitudes from his revisions of The Ruined Cottage to the completion of The Prelude.
Explores the continuing relevance of important political themes in five of Shakespeare's English History plays.
An anthology of literary essays focusing on the ways in which sexual, emotional, physical, racial, and other forms of violence have affected women artists' imaginations.
Establishes Blake’s controversial, unfinished epic, The Four Zoas, as the culmination of his mythos.
This book traces the development of alchemical discourse in the work of W. B. Yeats. His early essays and Golden Dawn transcripts demonstrate that for the poet, the alchemist was both artist and initiate. ...
This book argues that play offered Hamlet, John Donne, George Herbert, Andrew Marvell, Robert Burton, and Sir Thomas Browne a way to live within the contradictions and conflicts of late Renaissance life ...
In a unique study of Anglo-Jewish writers in the post-war period, Dr. Sicher traces through their works the story of the rise of the Jewish community from slum poverty to suburban affluence. This period ...