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Untold Futures
Time and Literary Culture in Renaissance England
J. K. Barret
In Untold Futures, J. K. Barret locates models for recovering the variety of futures imagined within some of our most foundational literature. These poems, plays, and prose fictions reveal how Renaissance writers embraced uncertain potential to think about their own present moment and their own place in...



Staging Harmony
Music and Religious Change in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Drama
Katherine Steele Brokaw
In Staging Harmony, Katherine Steele Brokaw reveals how the relationship between drama, music, and religious change across England's long sixteenth century moved religious discourse to more moderate...



Petrarchism at Work
Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare
William J. Kennedy
Petrarchan poets were self-consciously aware of themselves as poets—as craftsmen, revisers, and professionals. As William J. Kennedy shows in Petrarchism at Work, this commitment to professionalism and the mastery of poetic craft is essential to understanding Petrarch's...



Transforming Anthony Trollope
Dispossession, Victorianism and Nineteenth-Century Word and Image
This volume is a cross-disciplinary collection of essays in the fields of nineteenth-century history, adaptation, word/image and Victorianism.



Remembered Reading
Memory, Comics and Post-War Constructions of British Girlhood
Mel Gibson
Girls' comics were a major genre from the 1950s onward in Britain and the most popular titles sold between 800,000 and a million copies a week. Remembered Reading is a readers’ history that explores the genre, and memories of those comics, looking at how and why this rich history has been forgotten.



Surprise
The Poetics of the Unexpected from Milton to Austen
Christopher R. Miller
Christopher R. Miller studies the shift in the cultural meaning of "surprise" in 18th-century England from connoting violent attack to encompassing pleasurable experience, and from external event to internal...



Towards a Political Anthropology in the Work of Gilles Deleuze
Psychoanalysis and Anglo-American Literature
Rockwell F. Clancy
This work explores the significance of two recurring themes in the thought of Gilles Deleuze: his critique of psychoanalysis and praise for Anglo-American literature.



Ink, Stink Bait, Revenge, and Queen Elizabeth
A Yorkshire Yeoman's Household Book
Steven W. May, Arthur F. Marotti
Steven W. May and Arthur F. Marotti present the text and comment upon a recently discovered "household book" from sixteenth-century...



Shakespeare's Medieval Craft
Remnants of the Mysteries on the London Stage
Kurt A. Schreyer
Kurt A. Schreyer explores the relationship between Shakespeare's plays and a tradition of late medieval English biblical drama known as mystery...



Feeling Like Saints
Lollard Writings after Wyclif
Fiona Somerset
Fiona Somerset examines the lollard movement by closely reading their own writings, which provide rich evidence for how lollard writers collaborated with one another and with their readers to produce a distinctive religious identity based around structures of...



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