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Venus of Khala-Kanti

by Angèle Kingué & Christine Schwartz Hartley Bucknell University Press (November 04, 2014)

The story of Venus of Khala-Kanti unfolds in the ancient forests of an imaginary West African village. The story is at once a straightforward narrative of human courage and an allegory for the amputation of...


Stage Mothers: Women, Work, and the Theater, 1660-1830

by Elaine M. McGirr, Laura Engel, Ellen Malenas Ledoux & Judith Hawley et al. Bucknell University Press (October 31, 2014)

Stage Mothers expands the discussion of eighteenth-century women’s social and dramatic roles by demonstrating the complicated, contradictory, and celebratory faces of maternity on stage and on the page. This...


Liminal Fiction at the Edge of the Millennium: The Ends of Spanish Identity

by Jessica A. Folkart Bucknell University Press (October 08, 2014)

Liminal Fiction at the Edge of the Millennium: The Ends of Spanish Identity examines how diverse manifestations of otherness coalesce in the cultural response to shifting perceptions of identity in Spain as...


Modernity's Metonyms: Figuring Time in Nineteenth-Century Spanish Stories

by Geraldine Lawless Bucknell University Press (May 31, 2011)

Modernity's Metonyms considers the representation of temporal frameworks in stories by two nineteenth-century Spanish authors: the canonical Leopoldo Alas and Antonio Ros de Olano, an author who is receiving...


Ravishment of Reason: Governance and the Heroic Idioms of the Late Stuart Stage, 1660-1690

by Brandon Chua Bucknell University Press (September 11, 2014)

Ravishment of Reason presents a new contextual framework for the study of Restoration drama, demonstrating the important cultural work performed by the restored theaters in offering versions of political theory...


Antonio López García's Everyday Urban Worlds: A Philosophy of Painting

by Benjamin Fraser Bucknell University Press (August 26, 2014)

This book carries the reader on an interdisciplinary journey through painting, philosophy, art criticism, Spanish literature and film, history and culture, immigration, architecture, urban planning, and more....


The Spanish American Crónica Modernista, Temporality and Material Culture: Modernismo's Unstoppable Presses

by Andrew Reynolds Bucknell University Press (October 20, 2012)

Modernismo's Unstoppable Presses, a treatise on Spanish American literary journalism at the turn of the twentieth century, explores how writers from the modernista literary movement negotiated, through expansive...


Poison's Dark Works in Renaissance England

by Miranda Wilson Bucknell University Press (December 24, 2013)

Poison's Dark Works in Renaissance England explores the ways English writings about poisoning prompted new ways of thinking about the world. Placing medical, legal, technical, and scientific texts in conversation...


Print Technology in Scotland and America, 1740-1800

by Louis Kirk McAuley Bucknell University Press (November 07, 2013)

This book investigates the mediation of popular-political culture in Scotland and America, from the transatlantic religious revivals known as the Great Awakening to the U.S. presidential election of 1800. By...


Shakespeare and the Spanish Comedia: Translation, Interpretation, Performance: Essays in Honor of Susan L. Fischer

by Barbara Mujica Bucknell University Press (October 03, 2013)

Shakespeare and the Spanish Comedia examines masterpieces of early modern English and Spanish theater with attention to issues of transculturation, translation, interpretation and performance. This collection...


Wordsworth, Hemans, and Politics, 1800-1830: Romantic Crises

by Benjamin Kim Bucknell University Press (September 26, 2013)

Wordsworth, Hemans, and Politics, 1800–1830: Romantic Crises is a study of the political lives of William Wordsworth and Felicia Hemans between 1800 and 1830. Tracing trajectories from the first decade of...


Reading Christopher Smart in the Twenty-first Century: "By Succession of Delight"

by Min Wild & Noel Chevalier Bucknell University Press (September 05, 2013)

The book stands as a new bench-mark in Smart studies for the 21st century. The essays explore the energy of Christopher Smart’s wide-ranging participation in eighteenth-century print culture: not only his...


The Mask and the Quill: Actress-Writers in Germany from Enlightenment to Romanticism

by Mary Helen Dupree Bucknell University Press (May 12, 2011)

In the last three decades of the eighteenth century, a small but significant number of German actresses, including Sophie Albrecht (1757-1840), Marianne Ehrmann (1755-1795) and Elise BYrger (1769-1833), began...


Signs of the Signs: The Literary Lights of Incandescence and Neon

by William Brevda Bucknell University Press (May 16, 2011)

This book is a study of the electric sign in American literature and culture. Although this book is mainly about bulb and neon signs, it also deals with non-electric signs and related phenomena, such as movie...


Elena Garro and Mexico's Modern Dreams

by Rebecca E. Biron Bucknell University Press (December 15, 2012)

Blending cultural studies, literary analysis, and political history, this book shows how Elena Garro’s life and work expose the impasses inherent to the concept of Mexican modernity. This study explores her...


Romanticism, Gender, and Violence: Blake to George Sodini

by Nowell Marshall Bucknell University Press (June 21, 2013)

Responding to work by Eve Sedgwick and recent media attention to queer suicide, this project theorizes performative melancholia, a condition where, regardless of sexual orientation, overinvestment in gender...


Writing Teresa: The Saint from Avila at the fin-de-siglo

by Denise DuPont Bucknell University Press (December 16, 2011)

Writing Teresa examines the essays and works of five turn-of-the-twentieth-century authors devoted to Teresa de Jesús (St. Teresa of Ávila, 1515-1582).


New World Literacy: Writing and Culture Across the Atlantic, 1500-1700

by Carlos Alberto González Sánchez Bucknell University Press (April 07, 2011)

This book on the role of written and iconographic communication in the Atlantic World combines a broad outlook, geographically and chronologically, with the precise treatment of specific evidence extracted from...


Literary Knowing in Neoclassical France: From Poetics to Aesthetics

by Ann T. Delehanty Bucknell University Press (November 29, 2012)

This book, spanning the years 1650–1730 in France and England, looks primarily at the history of literary criticism during that period in order to show how the rising interest in the sublime pushes literary...


Poetic Sisters: Early Eighteenth-Century Women Poets

by Deborah Kennedy Bucknell University Press (November 29, 2012)

Poetic Sisters explores the personal and literary connections among five eighteenth-century women poets. Anchored in the work of Anne Finch, author of “A Nocturnal Reverie,” this book explores a female literary...


Richard Brinsley Sheridan: The Impresario in Political and Cultural Context

by Jack DeRochi & Daniel Ennis Bucknell University Press (November 29, 2012)

This collection reinvigorates Sheridan studies by presenting his spectacular life and extraordinary works in the intricate political, social, and cultural context of Georgian London. The author of The Rivals,...


Toni Morrison: Forty Years in The Clearing

by Carmen Gillespie Bucknell University Press (November 30, 2012)

Toni Morrison’s wooded and verdant clearing, a central trope in her novel Beloved, is the model for this book. The collection is a distinctive review, examination, and (re)discovery of Morrison’s work and...


Stael's Philosophy of the Passions: Sensibility, Society and the Sister Arts

by Tili Boon Cuillé & Karyna Szmurlo Bucknell University Press (December 20, 2012)

This volume examines the philosophical, political, and personal convictions that informed Staël’s theory of the passions and the social and aesthetic innovations to which it gave rise. Moving from her affective...


In Her Words: Critical Studies on Gloria Fuertes

by Margaret H. Persin, Carys Evans-Corrales, Mark Bajus & Catherine G. Bellver et al. Bucknell University Press (April 29, 2011)

During her lifetime Gloria Fuertes achieved the status of a controversial cultural icon, both through her poetry for adults and through her poetry, recorded readings, and television programs for juveniles. This...


Pícaro and Cortesano: Identity and the Forms of Capital in Early Modern Spanish Picaresque Narrative and Courtesy Literature

by Felipe E. Ruan Bucknell University Press (November 16, 2011)

Pícaro and Cortesano have been traditionally viewed as antithetical figures representing a strict spatial metaphor between center and periphery. This book challenges that view by positing a relationship between...


Performing Authorship in Eighteenth-Century English Periodicals

by Manushag N. Powell Bucknell University Press (June 29, 2012)

This book embraces periodicals across the first two-thirds of the eighteenth century to argue that this mode of writing, packed with humor and verve, originates the figure of the mass market author as a literary...


John Banville

by Neil Murphy Bucknell University Press (May 18, 2018)

John Banville offers a close analysis of most of Banville’s major novels, as well as the ‘Quirke’ crime novels he has written under the pseudonym, Benjamin Black and his dramatic adaptations of Heinrich...


From Enlightenment to Rebellion

by James G. Buickerood, Kurt Edward Milberger, Carole Fabricant & Declan Kiberd et al. Bucknell University Press (May 04, 2018)

This book is a collection of essays and a short story written to honor Christopher Fox of Notre Dame, arguably the most influential figure in Irish Studies for the past quarter century. The essays address topics...


Jane Austen and Masculinity

by Michael Kramp, Zack Snider, Jan Fergus & Miriam Hart et al. Bucknell University Press (December 22, 2017)

Jane Austen and Masculinity is an eclectic collection of contemporary scholarship addressing the representation of men and masculinity in the fiction and popular adaptations of Austen. This anthology includes...


Syncing the Americas

by Georg Michael Schwarzmann, Ryan Anthony Spangler, Jorge Camacho & Anne Fountain et al. Bucknell University Press (December 18, 2017)

The essays in this collection reflect two of Martí’s key observations during his time in the United States: first, how did he, an exile living in New York, view and read his North American neighbors from...


A Pedagogy of Observation: Nineteenth-Century Panoramas, German Literature, and Reading Culture

by Vance Byrd Bucknell University Press (November 10, 2017)

This interdisciplinary study considers how panorama entertainments—large-scale painted canvases of historical scenes and distant landscapes—captured the German literary imagination.


Don Quixote

by Howard Mancing, Slav N. Gratchev, William Childers & S. Alleyn Smythe et al. Bucknell University Press (November 06, 2017)

This book is a unique scholarly attempt to examine Don Quixote from multiple angles to see how the re-accentuation of the world’s greatest literary hero takes place in film, theatre, and literature. To accomplish...


The Internationalization of Intellectual Exchange in a Globalizing Europe, 1636–1780

by Robert Mankin, Claire Gallien, Daniel Brewer & Clorinda Donato et al. Bucknell University Press (December 18, 2017)

This books attends to what in French, since the 1980s, has been called the passeur, the figure of the intellectual, mediator, translator or journalist, who is also a socialized being in the world.The volume...


Hospitality in a Time of Terror

by Lindsay Anne Balfour Bucknell University Press (November 02, 2017)

Hospitality in a Time of Terror: Strangers at the Gate offers a reading of hospitality that suggests the encounter with strangers is at the core of cultural production and culture itself in the aftermath of...


Minds in Motion

by Anne M. Thell Bucknell University Press (August 31, 2017)

The central claim of Minds in Motion is that British travel writing of the long eighteenth century functions as an epistemological playing field where authors test empiricist models of engagement with the world...


John Galt: Observations and Conjectures on Literature, History, and Society

by Regina Hewitt Bucknell University Press (May 18, 2012)

The essays in this volume revalue the work of the Romantic-era Scottish writer John Galt, connecting his methods and goals with Scottish Enlightenment “conjectural” historiography and with later social theorizing....


Textual Studies and the Enlarged Eighteenth Century: Precision as Profusion

by Kevin L. Cope & Robert C. Leitz Iii Bucknell University Press (May 18, 2012)

Textual Studies and the Enlarged Eighteenth Century scrutinizes the culture and sometimes the cult of electronic and other technology-assisted scholarship with respect to eighteenth-century studies.


Literature of Crisis

by Olga Bezhanova Bucknell University Press (July 28, 2017)

The book explores novels, essays and poetry published by Spanish writers in response to the global economic crisis that began in 2008. Spain has been experiencing the crisis in a particularly painful way, and...


Writing the Americas in Enlightenment Spain

by Thomas C. Neal Bucknell University Press (July 31, 1931)

How did literary discourse about empire contribute to discussions about the implications of modernity and progress in eighteenth-century Spain? Writing the Americas seeks to answer this question by examining...


Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen

by Jocelyn Harris Bucknell University Press (July 31, 2017)

In Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen, Jocelyn Harris argues that Jane Austen was a satirist, a celebrity-watcher, and a keen political observer. In Mansfield Park, she appears to base Fanny Price...


Female Amerindians in Early Modern Spanish Theater

by Gladys Robalino, Judith G. Caballero, Erin Alice Cowling & Ronna Feit et al. Bucknell University Press (August 20, 2014)

This book uses a gender perspective to study the female Amerindian characters in Early Modern Spanish Comedias. The chapters in this collection bring different approaches and perspectives that intersection between...


Figures of Memory

by Zsolt Komaromy Bucknell University Press (April 01, 2011)

Zsolt Komáromy’s Figures of Memory: From the Muses to Eighteenth-Century British Aesthetics effects a rapprochement between memory studies and eighteenth-century British aesthetics. It argues that the assessment...


Thomas Sheridan's Career and Influence

by Conrad Brunstorm Bucknell University Press (April 18, 2011)

Ambitious polymath Thomas Sheridan (1719-1788) was the lynchpin of the most fascinating family in Anglo-Irish literary history. The godson (and future biographer) of Jonathan Swift, the son of Thomas Sheridan...


Ambivalent Desires

by María Mercedes Andrade Bucknell University Press (April 01, 2011)

Ambivalent Desires: Representations of Modernity and Private Life in Colombia (1890s-1950s) is a literary and cultural study of the reception of modernity in Colombia. Unlike previous studies of Latin American...


Afro-Cuban Identity in Post-Revolutionary Novel and Film

by Andrea Easley Morris Bucknell University Press (November 25, 2011)

Afro-Cuban Identity in Post-Revolutionary Novel and Film examines the changing discourse on race as portrayed in Cuban novels and films produced after 1959. Andrea Easley Morris analyzes the artists’ participation...


The Complicity of Friends: How George Eliot, G. H. Lewes, and John Hughlings-Jackson Encoded Herbert Spencer's Secret

by Martin Raitiere Bucknell University Press (September 28, 2012)

The Complicity of Friends offers an entirely original perspective within which to appreciate four eminent Victorians: Herbert Spencer, George Eliot, G. H. Lewes, and John Hughlings-Jackson. For the first time,...


Effeminate Years

by Declan Kavanagh Bucknell University Press (June 23, 2017)

Effeminate Years: Literature, Politics, and Aesthetics in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain investigates the gendered, eroticized, and xenophobic ways in which the controversies in the 1760s surrounding the political...


Brown Romantics

by Manu Samriti Chander Bucknell University Press (June 16, 2017)

Brown Romantics: Poetry and Nationalism in the Global Nineteenth Century proceeds from the conviction that it is high time for the academy in general and scholars of European Romanticism to acknowledge the extensive...


The Ladies of Llangollen

by Fiona Brideoake Bucknell University Press (April 06, 2017)

The Ladies of Llangollen is the first book length critical study of Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby, whose 1778 elopement and five decades of “retirement” turned them into eighteenth century...


Coyness and Crime in Restoration Comedy: Women's Desire, Deception, and Agency

by Peggy Thompson Bucknell University Press (November 25, 2011)

Coyness and Crime examines the extraordinary focus on feminine coyness in forty English comedies by ten diverse playwrights of the late seventeenth-century. In contexts ranging from reaffirmations of church...