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By Keir Elam
Shakespeare's Pictures is the first full-length study of visual objects in Shakespearean drama. In several plays Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night, among others pictures are brought on stage - in the form of portraits or other images - as part of the dramatic action. Shakespeare's characters show,...
Covering Geoffrey Chaucer's life and work, David Wallace considers the influence and enduring appeal of his body of writing, exploring the wide ranging geography and iconic characters in his stories, and discusses how Chaucer's own experiences contributed to his literature.
Roman poet Juvenal, prince of satirists, lived in a frenetic world which provided him with ample ammunition for his attacks on the ills and frills of society - many of them with us now as they were nearly 2000 years ago.
Madness and Modernism provides a phenomenological study of schizophrenic disorders, criticizing some standard conceptions of these disorders. Sass argues that many aspects of this group of disorders can actually involve more sophisticated albeit dysfunctional forms of mind and experience.
By Chris Kraus
Kathy Acker: Rich girl, street punk, scholar, stripper, victim, media-whore ... and cultural icon. The late Kathy Acker's legend and writings are wrapped in mythologies, many of them created by her. Twenty years after her untimely death aged just 50, Acker's legend has faded, but her writing has become clearer....
British Fiction and the Struggle Against Work offers an account of British literary responses to work from the 1950s to the onset of the financial crisis of 2008/9. Roberto del Valle Alcala argues that throughout this period, working-class writing developed new strategies of resistance against the social discipline imposed by...