The Wife of Bath in Afterlife

Ballads to Blake
Author: Betsy Bowden
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611462444
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 416
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By focusing on one literary character, as interpreted in both verbal art and visual art at a point midway in time between the author’s era and our own, this study applies methodology appropriate for overcoming limitations posed by historical periodization and by isolation among academic specialities. Current trends in Chaucer scholarship call for diachronic afterlife studies like this one, sometimes termed “medievalism.” So far, however, nearly all such work by-passes the eighteenth century (here designated 1660-1810). Furthermore, medieval authors’ afterlives during any time period have not been analyzed by way of the multiple fields of specialization integrated into this study. The Wife of Bath is regarded through the disciplinary lenses of eighteenth-century literature, visual art, print marketing, education, folklore, music, equitation, and especially theater both in London and on the Continent.

The Publishing and Marketing of Illustrated Literature in Scotland, 1760–1825

Author: Sandro Jung
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 161146238X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 266
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A ground-breaking contribution to the economic and cultural history of the eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century publishing of illustrated belles lettres in Scotland, the book offers detailed accounts of numerous agents of prints (booksellers, printers, designers, engravers) and their involvement in the making and marketing of illustrated editions. It examines the ways in which the makers of books not only produced printed visual culture artefacts but also contributed to the ideological inscription of these illustrations to engender patriotic concerns and issues of national identity. The book differs fundamentally from existing interventions in book illustration studies: Examinations of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century British literary book illustrations have, as a rule, been selective rather than broad in scope or systematic in outlook; they have focused on English examples of book illustrations. By contrast, The Publishing and Marketing of Illustrated Literature in Scotland, 1760-1820 studies a large body of illustrated editions and adopts a systematic and decentered (non-London-centered) approach. It focuses on the examination of the production of literary book illustrations in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Scotland, while at the same time bearing in mind that developments in the marketing of illustrated books need to be understood as part of the cultural and book-historical dynamics of exchange that existed between Scotland and England. Not only does the monograph offer the first large-scale study of the subject, contextualizing literary book illustrations in terms of the ideologically defined ventures as part of which they were issued, but it also draws a map of illustrated works that has not been imagined yet by scholars of the history of the eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century book. In doing so, the book provides an account of the publishing of belles lettres and the various strategies that bookseller-publishers deployed to market their editions competitively in both Scotland and England.

Annotation in Eighteenth-Century Poetry

Author: Michael Edson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611462533
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 278
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Using methods from book history and print culture studies, Annotation in Eighteenth-Century Poetry explores the functions that annotation performed on and through the printed page. Studying the relation of notes to poetry and the evolving layout of the book, this collection extends to recent inquiries into the rise of literature as a discipline.

The Genres of Thomson’s The Seasons

Author: Sandro Jung,Kwinten Van De Walle
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611462827
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 250
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The Genres of Thomson’s The Seasons brings together contributions examining the different generic modes and discourses in Thomson’s descriptive long poem. It aims to provide a better understanding of the generic remit of The Seasons and of the transformation of poetic genres in the eighteenth century in general.

The Discarded Image

An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107604702
Category: History
Page: 242
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The Discarded Image paints a lucid picture of the medieval world view, providing the historical and cultural background to the literature of the middle ages and renaissance. It describes the 'image' discarded by later years as 'the medieval synthesis itself, the whole organization of their theology, science and history into a single, complex, harmonious mental model of the universe'. This, Lewis's last book, has been hailed as 'the final memorial to the work of a great scholar and teacher and a wise and noble mind'.

A Glossary of Literary Terms

Author: M.H. Abrams,Geoffrey Harpham
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285974514
Category: Education
Page: 448
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First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Print, Publicity, and Popular Radicalism in the 1790s

The Laurel of Liberty
Author: Jon Mee
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107133610
Category: History
Page: 292
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Reveals the development of the idea of 'the people' through print and publicity in 1790s London. This title will also be available as Open Access.

The Culture of Queers

Author: Richard Dyer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134593635
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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For around a hundred years up to the Stonewall riots, the word used for gay men was 'queers'. In The Culture of Queers, Richard Dyer traces the contours of queer culture, examining the differences and continuities with the gay culture which succeeded it. Opening with a discussion of the very concept of 'queers', Dyer asks what it means to speak of a sexual grouping having a culture, and addresses issues such as gay attitudes to women and the notion of camp. From screaming queens to sensitive vampires and sad young men, and from pulp novels to pornography to the films of Fassbinder, The Culture of Queers explores the history of queer arts and media.

The Sword of Judith

Judith Studies Across the Disciplines
Author: Kevin R. Brine,Elena Ciletti,Henrike Lähnemann
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 1906924155
Category: Religion
Page: 511
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The Book of Judith tells the story of a fictitious Jewish woman beheading the general of the most powerful imaginable army to free her people. The parabolic story was set as an example of how God will help the righteous. Judith's heroic action not only became a validating charter myth of Judaism itself but has also been appropriated by many Christian and secular groupings, and has been an inspiration for numerous literary texts and works of art. It continues to exercise its power over artists, authors and academics and is becoming a major field of research in its own right. The Sword of Judith is the first multidisciplinary collection of essays to discuss representations of Judith throughout the centuries. It transforms our understanding across a wide range of disciplines. The collection includes new archival source studies, the translation of unpublished manuscripts, the translation of texts unavailable in English, and Judith images and music.

Post-Colonial Studies: The Key Concepts

Author: Bill Ashcroft,Gareth Griffiths,Helen Tiffin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134544219
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Female Thermometer

Eighteenth-century Culture and the Invention of the Uncanny
Author: Terry Castle
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 019508098X
Category: History
Page: 278
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The work of leading scholar Terry Castle, called by the New York Times "always engaging...consistently fascinating," has helped to revolutionize eighteenth-century studies. The Female Thermometer brings together Castle's essays on the phantasmagoric side of eighteenth-century literature and culture. Taking as her emblem the fanciful "female thermometer," an imaginary instrument invented by eighteenth-century satirists to measure levels of female sexual arousal, Castle explores what she calls the "impinging strangeness" of the eighteenth-century imagination--the ways in which the rationalist imperatives of the age paradoxically worked to produce what Freud would later call the uncanny. In essays on doubling and fantasy in the novels of Defoe and Richardson, sexual impersonators and the dream-like world of the eighteenth-century masquerade, magic-lantern shows, automata, and other surreal inventions of Enlightenment science, and the hallucinatory obsessions of Gothic fiction, Castle offers a haunting portrait of a remarkable epoch. Her collection explores the links between material culture, gender, and the rise of modern forms and formulas of subjectivity, effectively rewriting the cultural history of modern Europe from a materialist and feminist perspective.

Babel' in Context

A Study in Cultural Identity
Author: Efraim Sicher
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781936235957
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 308
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Isaak Babel (1894-1940) is arguably one of the greatest modern short-story writers of the early 20th century. This is the first book in English to study the intertextuality of Babel's work. It looks at Babel's cultural identity as a case study in the contradictions and tensions of literary influence, personal loyalties, and ideological constraint.

Brief History of English and American Literature

A Background on Literature
Author: Henry A. Beers
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 216
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This book contains a brief history of English and American literature, it was written by Henry Augustin Beers and also contains an introduction and supplementary chapters on the Religious and Theological Literature of Great Britain and the United States by John Fletcher Hurst.


Author: John Fowles
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316255637
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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In Mantissa (1982), a novelist awakes in the hospital with amnesia -- and comes to believe that a beautiful female doctor is, in fact, his muse.

Old English libraries

the making, collection and use of books during the middle ages
Author: Ernest Albert Savage,James Hutt
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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Gothic Britain

Dark Places in the Provinces and Margins of the British Isles
Author: William Hughes,Ruth Heholt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781786832337
Category: Gothic fiction (Literary genre), English
Page: 272
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Gothic Britain is a collection of twelve original essays, each of which considers how the stylistics of Gothic have been applied to the regions and borderlands of Great Britain. Covering works in several media which depict the marginal spaces of England, Scotland and Wales, as well as Cornwall and the Isle of Man, Gothic Britain will support students and researchers at all levels

Burning Bright

Essays in Honour of David Bindman
Author: Diana Dethloff,Caroline Elam,Tessa Murdoch,Kim Sloan
Publisher: UCL Press
ISBN: 1910634344
Category: Art
Page: 280
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This book celebrates the work and career of the internationally renowned art historian, David Bindman, on the occasion of his 75th birthday, and is above all a tribute to him from his former students and colleagues.

Manuscripts and Printed Books in Europe 1350-1550

Packaging, Presentation and Consumption
Author: Emma Cayley,Susan Powell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781781382691
Category: Books
Page: 352
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This collaborative collection considers the packaging, presentation and consumption of medieval manuscripts and early printed books in Europe 1350–1550. It showcases innovative research on the history of the book from a range of established and younger scholars from the US and Europe in the fields of English and French Studies, History, Music, and Art History. The collection falls naturally into three sections:• Packaging and Presentation: The physical context of the manuscript and printed book including its binding, visual presentation and internal organization• Consumers: Producers, Owners, and Readers• Consuming the Text: The experience of the audience(s) for booksThese three strands are interdependent, and highlight the materiality of the manuscript or printed book as a consumable, focusing on its ‘consumability’ in the sense of its packaging and presentation, its consumers, and on the act of consumption in the sense of reading and reception or literal decay.