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The Irish Art of Controversy
Lucy McDiarmid
Controversies are high drama: in them people speak lines as colorful and passionate as any recited on stage. In the years before the 1916 Rising, public battles were fought in Ireland over French paintings, a maverick priest, Dublin slum children, and...



"The Only Jealousy of Emer" and "Fighting the Waves"
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
Includes manuscript materials of both "The Only Jealousy of Emer," a turning point in Yeats's career as an artist, and its later (and lesser, according to Yeats) prose version, "Fighting the Waves."



Play and the Politics of Reading
The Social Uses of Modernist Form
Paul B. Armstrong
"Classrooms and curricula should be structured to foster the playful interaction that can teach students how to negotiate social and political differences in an emancipatory, noncoercive manner. . . . Teaching reading as a playful exercise of...



Narrating Reality
Austen, Scott, Eliot
Harry E. Shaw
Narrating Reality offers a provocative and original critique of nineteenth-century British realist fiction and our ways of understanding it. Paying close attention to the role of the narrator, Harry E. Shaw challenges the denigration of realism that...



Isolated Cases
The Anxieties of Autonomy in Enlightenment Philosophy and Romantic Literature
Nancy Yousef
The literature of the romantic period has consistently been seen as the source of modern concepts of the individual. Nancy Yousef maintains, however, that the dominant account of the self in romanticism is in need of profound revision. While...



Distracted Subjects
Madness and Gender in Shakespeare and Early Modern Culture
Carol Thomas Neely
In the first book to provide a feminist analysis of early modern madness, Carol Thomas Neely reveals the mobility and heterogeneity of discourses of "distraction," the most common term for the condition in late-sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century...



Deirdre
Manuscript Materials
W. B. Yeats
This edition of the manuscripts of "Deirdre" presents the transcription of work from three substantially different versions of the play through its first performance, together with post-performance revisions.



Romantic Rocks, Aesthetic Geology
Noah Heringman
This book reexamines a wide range of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century poetry to discover its relationship to a broad cultural consensus on the nature and value of geology, rocks, and landforms.



Sonnet Series and Itinerary Poems, 1820–1845
William Wordsworth
This volume of The Cornell Wordsworth contains eight collections of poems, mostly sonnets, published between 1820 and 1845. The River Duddon is a series of sonnets describing an imagined journey. Ecclesiastical Sketches, by far the largest group in...



Nationalism and Historical Loss in Renaissance England
Foxe, Dee, Spenser, Milton
Andrew Escobedo
Andrew Escobedo here seeks to provide a new understanding of the emergence of national consciousness in England, showing that many Renaissance writers articulated their Englishness temporally, through an engagement with a history they perceived as...



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