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Broken Harmony
Shakespeare and the Politics of Music
Joseph M. Ortiz
Revising our understanding of music's relationship to language and literature in Renaissance England.



The Burdens of Perfection
On Ethics and Reading in Nineteenth-Century British Literature
Andrew H. Miller
A study of moral perfectionism in nineteenth-century British culture, this book reads a wide range of essayists, poets, and novelists through the lens of ethics and philosophy of mind.



Chaste Passions
Medieval English Virgin Martyr Legends
Karen A. Winstead
Virgin martyrs make up one of the largest categories of medieval saints. To judge by their frequent appearances in art and literature, they also figure among the most venerated. The legends of virgin martyrs, retold in various ways through the...



Chaucer's Fabliaux as Analogues
Erik Hertog
The presence of so many fabliaux in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is intriguing in its own right, given the fact that there are no real fabliaux in Middle English befor Chaucer. But these stories are also interesting as instances of a concept and...



Christopher Marlowe
A Renaissance Life
Constance Brown Kuriyama
Kuriyama's new biography reconstructs the eventful life of a radically innovative playwright who flourished briefly and died violently more than four hundred years ago, yet persists in the romantic imagination even today.



Collaborations with the Past
Reshaping Shakespeare across Time and Media
Diana E. Henderson
"Like the artists studied here, we pick and choose our Shakespeares, and through that labor another story emerges. Frozen in time on the page or screen, some of those collaborations continue to speak, but denuded of their immediate moment and...



Collaborative One-Act Plays, 1901–1903 ("Cathleen ni Houlihan," "The Pot of Broth," "The Country of the Young," "Heads or Harps")
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory
The four short works collected in this book were among the earliest plays to be authored collaboratively by W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory, written during the pivotal years of the "Irish Literary Theatre" experiment of 1899–1901.



Colonial Odysseys
Empire and Epic in the Modernist Novel
David Adams
This elegantly written and powerfully argued book focuses on narratives published in English between 1890 and 1940 in which protagonists journey from the familiar world of Europe to alien colonial worlds.









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