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Literature, Intertextuality, and the American Revolution: From Common Sense to Rip Van Winkle

by Steven Blakemore Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (August 31, 2012)

Dealing with five significant works of the American-Revolution era (1776-1820), the book crystallizes strategies of subversion in an intertextual war by authors reformulating the histories of other revolutions...


Femininity and Authorship in the Novels of Elizabeth von Arnim: At Her Most Radiant Moment

by Juliane Römhild Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (June 25, 2014)

Femininity and Authorship in the Novels of Elizabeth von Arnim is a comprehensive study of Elizabeth von Arnim, a much-loved middlebrow satirist who is currently being rediscovered by scholars. This study offers...


Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice

by Sean Zwagerman, Diana Solomon, Paul Matthew St. Pierre & Anne Higgins et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (March 27, 2014)

Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice brings together leading researchers from Canada, the United States, and Europe in an interdisciplinary collection of essays to chart the future of critical inquiry...


The Life and Times of Moses Jacob Ezekiel: American Sculptor, Arcadian Knight

by Peter Adam Nash Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (March 01, 2014)

This first book-length study of Moses Ezekiel examines the life and historical context of the once celebrated, now little-known Jewish-American sculptor.


The Life of Catalina de Erauso, the Lieutenant Nun: An Early Modern Autobiography

by Sonia Pérez-Villanueva Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (January 14, 2014)

This book examines Vida y sucesos de la Monja Alférez as a form of autobiography through a comparative study with early-modern secular life narratives. Two questions are addressed. How is Vida y sucesos similar...


Shakespeare Adaptations from the Early Eighteenth Century: Five Plays

by Kristine Johanson Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (December 11, 2013)

This book provides, for the first time, a scholarly edition of five adaptations of Shakespeare from the early eighteenth century. Providing a critical introduction and extensive explanatory notes, Shakespeare...


Toward a Cultural Archive of la Movida: Back to the Future

by H. Rosi Song, William J. Nichols, Jorge Marí & Malcom Alan Compitello et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (November 26, 2013)

Toward a Cultural Archive of la Movida revisits the cultural and social milieu in which laMovida, an explosion of artistic production in the late 1970s and early 1980s in Spain, was articulated discursively,...


The Stronger Sex: The Fictional Women of Lawrence Durrell

by James R. Nichols Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (April 18, 2011)

The Stronger Sex studies the fictional women of Lawrence Durrell. Durrell envisioned a new woman, self-confident, free of male domination, and able to serve, direct, and protect her dependent male counterpart....


'What May Words Say . . . ?': A Reading of the The Merchant of Venice

by Inge Leimberg Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (February 24, 2011)

'What may words say_?' contains a comprehensive and in many respects unconventional interpretation of The Merchant of Venice. The play's development of ideas is unfolded in a literary analysis that focuses on...


Frank O'Hara and the Poetics of Saying 'I'

by Micah Mattix Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (March 03, 2011)

Frank O'Hara and the Poetics of Saying 'I' examines the poetics of the American poet Frank O'Hara in the context of both European and American expressionism. Placing O'Hara in relation to poets such as Rilke,...


History and National Ideology in Greek Postmodernist Fiction

by Gerasimus Katsan Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (March 15, 2013)

This book examines Greek postmodernist fiction through the lens of history, national ideology and constructions of identity. It argues that postmodernist Greek writers question the idea of national identity...


The Unruly Tongue in Early Modern England: Three Treatises

by Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (March 01, 2012)

This volume excavates the biblical and classical sources behind three early modern treatises that denounce the numerous sins of the tongue that cause damage in the Elizabethan society.


Thomas Carlyle and the Idea of Influence

by Megan Dent, Albert D. Pionke, Paul E. Kerry & Elizabeth J. Deis et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (June 20, 2018)

That Thomas Carlyle was influential in his own lifetime and continues to be so over 130 years after his death is a proposition with which few will disagree. His role as his generation’s foremost interpreter...


Stage Matters

by Rhonda Knight, Annalisa Castaldo, Stephen Purcell & Catherine Loomis et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (March 13, 2018)

The collection, edited by Annalisa Castaldo and Rhonda Knight, features essays by scholars interested in exploring how the material culture of sixteenth and early seventeenth English theatrical culture influenced...


Transmissions of Memory

by Patrizia Sambuco, Charles L. Leavitt Iv, John Foot & Torunn Haaland et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (March 19, 2018)

Transmissions of Memory: Echoes, Traumas and Nostalgia in Post-World War II Italian Culture discusses cultural products—films, poetry, fiction, architectural buildings, autobiographical writing, and social...


The Lady on the Drawingroom Floor

by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge & Heather Braun Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (February 22, 2018)

The Lady on the Drawingroom Floor with Selected Poetry and Prose, by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge, seeks to reclaim Coleridge’s reputation as a novelist, poet, critic, and educator by featuring familiar works...


Resistance, Heroism, Loss

by Laura A. Salsini, Thomas Cragin, Gianluca Fantoni & Rebecca Bauman et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (February 20, 2018)

In no other country in Europe has national identity been so closely bound to memories of the war. Italy’s Republic was born of World War II, its constitution defined by anti-Fascism, its parties self-identified...


America's Changing Icons

by Annessa Ann Babic Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (February 23, 2018)

America’s Changing Icons is a discursive examination of the female patriotic icon in the United States. This creative and entertaining work examines her use and decline, particularly in the 20th century, with...


The Prosecutor

by Augusto Roa Bastos & Helene Carol Weldt-Basson Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (February 20, 2018)

The Prosecutor is the third novel of a trilogy written by the internationally famous Paraguayan author Augusto Roa Bastos. It was preceded by the novels Son of Man and I The Supreme. Together these three works...


Literature and the Law in South Africa, 1910–2010

by Ted Laros Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (December 29, 2017)

In 1994, artistic freedom pertaining inter alia to literature was enshrined in the South African Constitution. Clearly, the establishment of this right was long overdue compared to other nations within the Commonwealth....


Performing Bodies

by Catherine Ramsey-Portolano Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (December 29, 2017)

Performing Bodies: Female Illness in Italian Literature and Cinema (1860-1920) explores the variations in the portrayal of female illness in Italian fin de siècle literature and early cinema. Catherine Ramsey-Portolano...


Pasolini’s Lasting Impressions

by Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, Flaviano Pisanelli, Francesca D’Alessandro Behr & Daniela Bini et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (January 03, 2018)

Noted as a ‘civil poet’ by Alberto Moravia, Pier Paolo Pasolini was a creative and philosophical genius whose works challenged generations of Western Europeans and Americans to reconsider not only issues...


Something Complete and Great

by Holly Blackford, Monroe Street, Melissa J. Homestead & Diane Prenatt et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (December 01, 2017)

This volume situates My Ántonia as a novel that stands the test of time by including in its pages an extraordinarily wide range of historical, cultural, literary, psychological, thematic, perceptual, and stylistic...


Plautus and the English Renaissance of Comedy

by Richard F. Hardin Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (November 08, 2017)

The fifteenth-century discovery of Plautus’s lost comedies brought him, for the first time since antiquity, the status of a major author both on stage and page. It also led to a reinvention of comedy and to...


The Johnson Circle

by Lyle Larsen Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (October 05, 2017)

Samuel Johnson, from early boyhood, lived with the knowledge that his homely face, large and ungainly body, loud voice, and odd mannerisms put people off. He later confessed that he had never made an effort...


Apocalyptic Chic

by James E. Doan, Barbara Brodman, Raúl Rodríguez-Hernández & Maren Conrad et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (October 10, 2017)

This book deals with legends and images of the apocalypse and post-apocalypse in film and graphic arts, literature and lore from early to modern times and from peoples and cultures around the world. It reflects...


The English Renaissance and the Far East

by Adele Lee Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (October 25, 2017)

The English Renaissance and the Far East: Cross-Cultural Encounters is an original and timely examination of cultural encounters between Britain, China, and Japan. It challenges accepted, Anglocentric models...


Global Dilemmas

by Malcolm Hardman Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (October 06, 2017)

Bolton-le-Moors was a global center of cotton, coal, and engineering, whose factory engines were the beating heart of the Victorian world. Commanding the widest range of trades of any town in the Empire, it...


Motherhood, Fatherland, and Primo Levi

by Robert Pirro Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (September 05, 2017)

Motherhood, Fatherland and Primo Levi: The Hidden Groundwork of Agency in his Auschwitz Writings offers major new insights into the political dimensions of Levi’s thought by using those texts conventionally...


Andrew Marvell, Sexual Orientation, and Seventeenth-Century Poetry

by George Klawitter Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (September 01, 2017)

Andrew Marvell, Sexual Orientation, and Seventeenth-Century Poetry examines the important Interregnum/Restoration poet Andrew Marvell against a background of his contemporary lyric poets. His major works from...


Return Narratives

by Theodora D. Patrona Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (August 29, 2017)

This book is a comparative study of six Italian American and Greek American literary works written in the three last decades of the 20th century and examined in pairs. Based on the common theme of the authors'...


Italian Women's Autobiographical Writings in the Twentieth Century

by Ursula Fanning Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (September 01, 2017)

This book highlights the centrality of the autobiographical enterprise to Italian women’s writing through the twentieth century—a century that has frequently been referred to as the century of the self....


Sister Souls

by Amber R. Godey Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (October 26, 2011)

This book focuses on the autobiographical poetry of early twentieth century author Antonia Pozzi and her lifelong friend and fellow poet, Vittorio Sereni. Antonia Pozzi, an author whose popularity in Italy has...


Luso-Brazilian Encounters of the Sixteenth Century

by Alessandro Zir Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (July 16, 2011)

As it happens with other early-Modern corpora, the descriptive texts from sixteenth-century encounters of the Portuguese colonizers in Brazil are well-known for their strangeness. In them we find references...


Romantic Appropriations of History: The Legends of Joanna Baillie and Margaret Holford Hodson

by Judith Bailey-Slagle Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (July 20, 2012)

Romantic Appropriations of History: The Legends of Joanna Baillie and Margaret Holford Hodson, addresses the transformation of historical tales in the creative hands of Baillie and Hodson.


Shakespeare Closely Read: Written and Performance Texts

by Frank Occhiogrosso, John Mucciolo, Kevin Ewart & Andrew James Hartley et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (April 01, 2011)

Shakespeare Closely Read is a collection of essays each of which applies the techniques of close reading to one or another of Shakespeare's texts. The essays are united by their commitment to close reading,...


Selected Writings and Speeches of James E. Shepard, 1896-1946: Founder of North Carolina Central University

by Lenwood G. Davis Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (November 23, 2012)

The is the first and only collection of the writings and speeches of James E. Shepard, founder and president of the first State-supported Liberal Arts College for African Americans in the United States.


The Formation of a National Audience in Italy, 1750-1890: Readers and Spectators of Italian Culture

by Jennifer Burns, Gabriella Romani, Adriana Chemello & Martina Piperno et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (June 06, 2017)

This book analyzes the process of cultural production and consumption in late-eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Italy and the ways in which authors, composers, publishers, performers, journalists, and editors...


Manolis Anagnostakis: Poetry and Politics, Silence and Agency in Post-War Greece

by Vangelis Calotychos Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (April 19, 2012)

The life and work of the late poet Manolis Anagnostakis (1925-2005) casts a long shadow over the literary, social, and political landscape of post-war Greece. The essays in this volume essays as well as the...


Bernard Kops

by William Baker & Jeanette Roberts Shumaker Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (December 18, 2013)

This is the first book-length study of the work of contemporary writer Bernard Kops. Born on November 28, 1926 to Dutch-Jewish immigrants, Bernard Kops became famous after the production of his play The Hamlet...


Race and Hegemonic Struggle in the United States

by Mary E. Triece, Michael G. Lacy, Catherine H. Palczewski & Brittany Lewis et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (August 20, 2014)

Race and Hegemonic Struggle in the United States: Pop Culture, Politics, and Protest is a collection of essays that draws on concepts developed by Antonio Gramsci to examine the imagining of race in popular...


Appropriating Shakespeare

by Louise Geddes Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (April 05, 2017)

Appropriating Shakespeare: A Cultural History of Pyramus and Thisbe argues that the vibrant, transformative history of Shakespeare’s play-within-a-play from A Midsummer Night’s Dream across four centuries...


The Eudaimonic Turn

by James O. Pawelski & D. J. Moores Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (November 08, 2012)

The Eudaimonic Turn is a collection of critical essays that, taken as a totality, represent a radical shift in focus and orientation. In the challenge to the hermeneutics of suspicion, the adoption of alternative...


Giovanni Pascoli, Gabriele D’Annunzio, and the Ethics of Desire

by Elena Borelli Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (March 30, 2017)

This book focuses on the notion of desire in late-nineteenth-century Italy, and how this notion shapes the life and works of two of Italy’s most prominent authors at that time, Giovanni Pascoli and Gabriele...


Pirandello’s Visual Philosophy

by Michael Subialka, Lisa Sarti, Daniela Gangale & Julie Dashwood et al. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (March 23, 2017)

This collection draws on cutting-edge work that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries to offer new perspectives on the importance of visuality and the imagination in the work of Luigi Pirandello, the great...


The Annotated Works of Henry George

by Alexandra W. Lough, Francis K. Peddle & William S. Peirce Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (March 02, 2017)

Henry George (1839–1897) rose to fame as a social reformer and economist amid the industrial and intellectual turbulence of the late nineteenth century. His best-selling Progress and Poverty (1879) captures...


Outlaw Fathers in Victorian and Modern British Literature

by Helena Gurfinkel Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (March 27, 2014)

Outlaw Fathers in Victorian and Modern British Literature: Queering Patriarchy traces the representations of outlaw fathers, or queer patriarchs, and their relationships with their queer sons, in a particular...


The Rise and Fall of the Femme Fatale in British Literature, 1790-1910

by Heather L. Braun Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (August 31, 2012)

The Rise and Fall of the Femme Fatale: From Gothic Ghosts to Victorian Vamps explores the femme fatale’s career in nineteenth-century British literature. It traces her evolution—and devolution—formally,...


Giacomo Leopardi's Search For A Common Life Through Poetry: A Different Nobility, A Different Love

by Frank Rosengarten Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (February 16, 2012)

The major themes and human concerns expressed in Leopardi's writings are related to his life experiences and to the historical period in which he lived. Of central interest are the book's discussions of nobility...


Davide Rondoni: Art in the Movement of Creation

by Gregory M. Pell Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (December 16, 2016)

Davide Rondoni: Art in the Movement of Creation is for those passionate about poetry and visual arts. In a comparative literature context that covers authors from Italy, North America, and in between, Pell studies...