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.
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 English-language Indian newspapers from the mid-nineteenth century and their role in simultaneously sustaining and probing British colonial governance.
Examines how Indigenous figures used British Romantic poetry in their interactions with settler governments and publics.
Forges a fresh interpretation of Charlotte Brontë’s oeuvre as a response to ecological instability.
The first book to examine and establish characteristics of the British South African novel.
Analyzes how literary representations of suicide have reinforced antiblackness in the modern world.
Examines how literature mediated a convergence of militarism and medicine in Victorian culture that continues into the present via a widespread martial metaphor.
First comprehensive account of the figure of the Irish Celt in modern British and Irish literature.
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.
Makes literature of Niagara Falls available to readers with a variety of interests in literature, culture, and place.
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.
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.
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.
Investigates how nineteenth-century British literature grappled with a new understanding of aging as both an individual and collective experience.
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.
Uncovers the origins of midlife anxiety in Victorian print culture.