Category Archives: History & Criticism

Theory and Practice of Perspective (Illustrated)

PREFACE It is much easier to understand and remember a thing when a reason is given for it, than when we are merely shown how to do it without being told why it is so done; for in the latter … Continue reading

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Companion to Empire: A Genealogy of the Written Word in Spain and New Spain, c.550 – 1550. (Foro Hispanico)

This volume traces a genealogy of the varied conceptions and functions of alphabetic writing in Hispanic cultures of the pre-modern and early colonial periods. The historical junctures selected are those at which the written word (in grammatical, historical and legal … Continue reading

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The Business of Science Fiction: Two Insiders Discuss Writing and Publishing

Two prolific and award-winning science fiction writers, Mike Resnick and Barry N. Malzberg, have been publishing a “Dialogue” in every issue of the SFWA Bulletin, official publication of the Science Fiction Writers of America, for more than a decade. These … Continue reading

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A Companion to Medieval Poetry (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)

A Companion to Medieval Poetry presents a series of original essays from leading literary scholars that explore English poetry from the Anglo-Saxon period up to the 15thcentury. Organised into three parts to echo the chronological and stylistic divisions between the … Continue reading

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A Companion to Medieval Art: Romanesque and Gothic in Northern Europe (Blackwell Companions to Art History)

A Companion to Medieval Art brings together cutting-edge scholarship devoted to the Romanesque and Gothic traditions in Northern Europe. Brings together cutting-edge scholarship devoted to the Romanesque and Gothic traditions in Northern Europe. Contains over 30 original theoretical, historical, and … Continue reading

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Rousseau and Freedom

Debates about freedom, an ideal continually contested, were first set out in their modern version by the eighteenth-century French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. His ideas and analyses were taken up during the philosophical enlightenment, often invoked during the French Revolution, and … Continue reading

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A Companion to American Literature and Culture (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)

This expansive Companion offers a set of fresh perspectives on the wealth of texts produced in and around what is now the United States. * Highlights the diverse voices that constitute American literature, embracing oral traditions, slave narratives, regional writing, … Continue reading

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Edward Said: The Charisma of Criticism

This insightful critical biography shows us an Edward Said we did not know. H. Aram Veeser brings forth not the Said of tabloid culture, or Said the remote philosopher, but the actual man, embedded in the politics of the Middle … Continue reading

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‘The Jew’ in Late-Victorian and Edwardian Culture: Between the East End and East Africa (Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture)

The turbulent period from the Boer War to the introduction of the Aliens Act was marked by contradictory imaginings of “the Jew”–pauper/capitalist, separatist/impostor, ideal colonizer/undesirable immigrant, familiar/alien. Going beyond the racial or cultural dimensions of fin de si├Ęcle semitic discourse, … Continue reading

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Literary Remains: Representations of Death and Burial in Victorian England (Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century)

Explores Victorian responses to death and burial in literature, journalism, and legal writing.

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