Offers a new, Spinozist framework for understanding encounters with otherness in Romantic literature as experiences of immanence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Forges a fresh interpretation of Charlotte Brontë’s oeuvre as a response to ecological instability.
Examines how literature mediated a convergence of militarism and medicine in Victorian culture that continues into the present via a widespread martial metaphor.
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.
The first book to examine and establish characteristics of the British South African novel.
First comprehensive account of the figure of the Irish Celt in modern British and Irish literature.
Analyzes how literary representations of suicide have reinforced antiblackness in the modern world.
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.
Highlights connections between authors rarely studied together by exposing their shared counternarratives to germ theory's implicit suggestion of protection in isolation.
The story of a nineteenth-century New Yorker’s struggle to reconcile his same-sex erotic desires with his commitment to a Christian life.
Investigates how nineteenth-century British literature grappled with a new understanding of aging as both an individual and collective experience.
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.
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.
Offers a feminist theory of ignorance that sheds light on the misunderstood or overlooked epistemic practices of women in literature.
Examines the impact of Persian poetry in the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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.
Draws from the work of Jacques Lacan to provide innovative readings of Romantic literature in the long nineteenth century.
An interdisciplinary examination of French fashion, modernity, and materiality from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries.
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.
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.
Presents a new genealogy and synoptic overview of modern Irish fiction.
Explores Victorian responses to death and burial in literature, journalism, and legal writing.
Uncovers the origins of midlife anxiety in Victorian print culture.
Examines the body in literature and science in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe.
How cholera epidemics affected Victorian perceptions of the body and the nation.
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.