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By Alan Bewell
Ultimately, Natures in Translation demonstrates that-far from being separate from the dominant concerns of British imperial culture-nature was integrally bound up with the business of empire.
In The Lost Thread, Ranciere debunks the notion of Flaubert, Baudelaire, Conrad, Woolf and Keats as reactionary producers of bourgeois mythologies, and instead foregrounds the egalitarian and democratic impulses of modernist literature. Contrary to the canonical interpretation of the relation between modernism and capitalism via the commodification of everyday life,...
By Elisha Cohn
Still Life: Suspended Development in the Victorian Novel rethinks the nineteenth-century aesthetics of agency through the Victorian novel's fascination with states of reverie, trance, and sleep.
Victorian Literature: Criticism and Debates offers a comprehensive and critically engaging introduction to the study of Victorian literature and addresses the most popular and vibrant topics in the field today. Separated into twelve sections, this anthology investigates issues as diverse as neo-formalism, sensationalism, religion, evolution, psychology, gender and sexuality, colonialism,...
By Gillian Beer
Lewis Carroll conceived his Alice books during a time the 1860s of intense intellectual upheaval, as new scientific, linguistic, educational, and mathematical ideas flourished around his Oxford home and far beyond. This book by the distinguished scholar Gillian Beer reveals the zest and freedom with which Carroll played across those...
Matthew Fraleigh examines the life and works of Narushima Ryuhoku 1837-1884: Confucian scholar, world traveler, pioneering journalist, and irrepressible satirist. This is the first book-length study of Ryuhoku in a Western language and one of the first Western-language monographs to examine Sinitic poetry and prose composition in modern Japan.
By Henry James
Henry James's last completed novel, The Outcry 1911, was originally conceived as a play, then adapted into novel form by James with great success. This first authoritative edition provides extensive annotations, a detailed textual history of the work, and a full introduction exploring the novel's literary, cultural and historical contexts.