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Offers a new, Spinozist framework for understanding encounters with otherness in Romantic literature as experiences of immanence.
Daoism, Dandyism, and Political Correctness
Argues that Daoism and dandyism, linked by likeminded philosophies of “carefree wandering,” deconstruct the puritanism and political correctness sought by Confucianism, Victorianism, and contemporary neoliberal culture.
Explores how Victorian women writers used the popular science of phrenology to challenge socially constructed forms of power.
From Binghamton to the Battlefield
An annotated collection of over one hundred Civil War letters that trace a Union soldier's transformation from eager recruit to war-weary, battle-tested veteran.
Examines the fascination with identity fraud in sensation fiction and Victorian culture more broadly.
A Passionate Life
The first full biography of W. H. H. Murray (1849-1904), a Boston preacher often described as the father of the American outdoor movement and the modern vacation.
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.
Traces literary and social connections among three American women navigating the changing political landscape of 1860s and '70s Italy.
Examines how Indigenous figures used British Romantic poetry in their interactions with settler governments and publics.
Examines English-language Indian newspapers from the mid-nineteenth century and their role in simultaneously sustaining and probing British colonial governance.
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.
Analyzes how literary representations of suicide have reinforced antiblackness in the modern world.
Against the Despotism of Fact
First comprehensive account of the figure of the Irish Celt in modern British and Irish literature.
José María Heredia in New York, 1823–1825
An English translation, with introduction and annotations, of a selection of the letters and verse that José María Heredia (b. Cuba, 1803; d. Mexico, 1839), wrote during his months of political exile in New York from November 1823 to August 1825.
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.
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.
Angel on a Freight Train
The story of a nineteenth-century New Yorker’s struggle to reconcile his same-sex erotic desires with his commitment to a Christian life.
Niagaras of Ink
Makes literature of Niagara Falls available to readers with a variety of interests in literature, culture, and place.
Examines the relation between Indian diplomacy and nineteenth-century Native American 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.
Investigates how depictions of young people in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century America use artifice to destabilize pre-existing narratives of truth, news, and fact.
Argues that the photographic negative gives a new way of understanding Victorian debates surrounding origins and copies as well as reality and representation.
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.
Lacan and Romanticism
Draws from the work of Jacques Lacan to provide innovative readings of Romantic literature in the long nineteenth century.
Emerson in Iran
Examines the impact of Persian poetry in the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Fashion, Modernity, and Materiality in France
An interdisciplinary examination of French fashion, modernity, and materiality from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries.
Jane Austen's Women
An original critical introduction to women characters in the novels of Jane Austen.
Provides a rhetorical analysis of female spirit medium's autobiographies in the historical and social contexts of Victorian era America.
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.
Terror and Irish Modernism
Presents a new genealogy and synoptic overview of modern Irish fiction.
Aging by the Book
Uncovers the origins of midlife anxiety in Victorian print culture.
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.
Cholera and Nation
How cholera epidemics affected Victorian perceptions of the body and the nation.
Gambling, Game, and Psyche
The fate of the hero-gambler, as described by Dostoevsky, Balzac, Poe, and others, is the focus of this unprecedented exploration of gambling and the human psyche.