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            A Political Biography of Sarah Fielding

            A Political Biography of Sarah Fielding (Paperback)

            By Johnson, Christopher D.

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            A Political Biography of Sarah Fielding provides the most complete discussion of Fielding's works and career currently available. Tracing the development of Fielding's artistic and instructive agendas from her earliest publications forward, Johnson presents a compelling portrait ...of a deeply read author who sought to claim a place within literary culture for women's experiences. As a practical didacticist, Fielding sought to teach her readers to live happier, more fulfilling lives by appropriating and at times resisting the texts that defined their culture. While Fielding often retreats from the overtly political concerns that captured the attention of her contemporaries, her works are daring forays into the public sphere that both challenge and reinforce the foundations of British society. Giving voice to those who have been marginalized, Fielding's creative productions are at once conservative and radical, revealing her ambiguous appreciation for tradition, her fears of modernity, and her abiding commitment to women who must live within forever imperfect worlds.
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            ISBN 9780367875930
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Voices and Texts in Early Modern Italian Society

            Voices and Texts in Early Modern Italian Society (Paperback)

            Edited by Dall'Aglio, Stefano; Richardson, Brian; Rospocher, Massimo

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            This book studies the uses of orality in Italian society, across all classes, from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century, with an emphasis on the interrelationships between oral communication and the written word. The Introduction provides an overview of the topic as a whole a...nd links the chapters together. Part 1 concerns public life in the states of northern, central, and southern Italy. The chapters examine a range of performances that used the spoken word or song: concerted shouts that expressed the feelings of the lower classes and were then recorded in writing; the proclamation of state policy by town criers; songs that gave news of executions; the exercise of power relations in society as recorded in trial records; and diplomatic orations and interactions. Part 2 centres on private entertainments. It considers the practices of the performance of poetry sung in social gatherings and on stage with and without improvisation; the extent to which lyric poets anticipated the singing of their verse and collaborated with composers; performances of comedies given as dinner entertainments for the governing body of republican Florence; and a reading of a prose work in a house in Venice, subsequently made famous through a printed account. Part 3 concerns collective religious practices. Its chapters study sermons in their own right and in relation to written texts, the battle to control spaces for public performance by civic and religious authorities, and singing texts in sacred spaces.
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            ISBN 9780367882136
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
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            Wollstonecraft's Ghost: The Fate of the Female Philosopher in the Romantic Period

            Wollstonecraft's Ghost: The Fate of the Female Philosopher in the Romantic Period (Paperback)

            By McInnes, Andrew

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            Focusing on the ways in which women writers from across the political spectrum engage with and adapt Wollstonecraft's political philosophy in order to advocate feminist reform, Andrew McInnes explores the aftermath of Wollstonecraft's death, the controversial publication of Willi...am Godwin's memoir of his wife, and Wollstonecraft's reception in the early nineteenth century. McInnes positions Wollstonecraft within the context of the eighteenth-century female philosopher figure as a literary archetype used in plays, poetry, polemic and especially novels, to represent the thinking woman and address anxieties about political, religious, and sexual heterodoxy. He provides detailed analyses of the ways in which women writers such as Mary Hays, Elizabeth Hamilton, Amelia Opie, and Maria Edgeworth negotiate Wollstonecraft's reputation as personal, political, and sexual pariah to reformulate her radical politics for a post-revolutionary Britain in urgent need of reform. Frances Burney's The Wanderer and Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, McInnes suggests, work as state-of-the-nation novels, drawing on Wollstonecraft's ideas to explore a changing England. McInnes concludes with an examination of Mary Shelley's engagement with her mother throughout her career as a novelist, arguing that Shelley gradually overcomes her anxiety over her mother's stature to address Wollstonecraft's ideas with increasing confidence.
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            ISBN 9780367890179
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
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            Edward Lear and the Play of Poetry

            Edward Lear and the Play of Poetry (Paperback)

            Edited by Williams, James; Bevis, Matthew

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            This is the first collection of essays devoted solely to Edward Lear, and builds on a recent resurgence of critical interest in the Victorian poet. Seventeen essays explore how it is that the play of his poetry continues to delight and challenge us, and provide contexts in which ...it can be better understood and enjoyed.
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            ISBN 9780198833796
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Mapping Gendered Routes and Spaces in the Early Modern World

            Mapping Gendered Routes and Spaces in the Early Modern World (Paperback)

            Edited by Wiesner-Hanks, Merry E.

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            How did gender figure in understandings of spatial realms, from the inner spaces of the body to the furthest reaches of the globe? How did women situate themselves in the early modern world, and how did they move through it, in both real and imaginary locations? How do new discip...linary and geographic connections shape the ways we think about the early modern world, and the role of women and men in it? These are the questions that guide this volume, which includes articles by a select group of scholars from many disciplines: Art History, Comparative Literature, English, German, History, Landscape Architecture, Music, and Women's Studies. Each essay reaches across fields, and several are written by interdisciplinary groups of authors. The essays also focus on many different places, including Rome, Amsterdam, London, and Paris, and on texts and images that crossed the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, or that portrayed real and imagined people who did. Many essays investigate topics key to the 'spatial turn' in various disciplines, such as borders and their permeability, actual and metaphorical spatial crossings, travel and displacement, and the built environment.
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            ISBN 9780367880149
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
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            Women and Shakespeare's Cuckoldry Plays: Shifting Narratives of Marital Betrayal

            Women and Shakespeare's Cuckoldry Plays: Shifting Narratives of Marital Betrayal (Paperback)

            By Alfar, Cristina Leon

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            How does a woman become a whore? What are the discursive dynamics making a woman a whore? And, more importantly, what are the discursive mechanics of unmaking? In Women and Shakespeare's Cuckoldry Plays: Shifting Narratives of Marital Betrayal, Cristina Leon Alfar pursues these q...uestions to tease out familiar cultural stories about female sexuality that recur in the form of a slander narrative throughout William Shakespeare's work. She argues that the plays stage a structure of accusation and defense that unravels the authority of husbands to make and unmake wives. While men's accusations are built on a foundation of political, religious, legal, and domestic discourses about men's superiority to, and rule over, women, whose weaker natures render them perpetually suspect, women's bonds with other women animate defenses of virtue and obedience, fidelity and love, work loose the fabric of patrilineal power that undergirds masculine privileges in marriage, and signify a discursive shift that constitutes the site of agency within a system of oppression that ought to prohibit such agency. That women's agency in the early modern period must be tied to the formations of power that officially demand their subjection need not undermine their acts. In what Alfar calls Shakespeare's cuckoldry plays, women's rhetoric of defense is both subject to the discourse of sexual honor and finds a ground on which to shift it as women take control of and replace sexual slander with their own narratives of marital betrayal.
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            ISBN 9780367881658
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
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            Textual Transformations: Purposing and Repurposing Books from Richard Baxter to Samuel Taylor Coleridge

            Textual Transformations: Purposing and Repurposing Books from Richard Baxter to Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Hardback)

            Edited by Whitehouse, Tessa; Keeble, N. H.

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            An edited collection that studies the making of books in the long eighteenth century and advances understanding of book production and reception from a literary-historical perspective.

            ISBN 9780198808817
            Released NZ 26 Dec 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Cultures of Diplomacy and Literary Writing in the Early Modern World

            Cultures of Diplomacy and Literary Writing in the Early Modern World (Hardback)

            Edited by Sowerby, Tracey A.; Craigwood, Joanna

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            This interdisciplinary edited collection explores the relationship between literature and diplomacy in the early modern world and studies how texts played an integral part in diplomatic practice.

            ISBN 9780198835691
            Released NZ 4 Jul 2019
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            The Collected Works of Anna Letitia Barbauld: Anna Letitia Barbauld: The Poems, Revised: Volume I

            The Collected Works of Anna Letitia Barbauld: Anna Letitia Barbauld: The Poems, Revised: Volume I (Hardback)

            Edited by McCarthy, William

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            Volume I of The Collected Works of Anna Letitia Barbauld presents all of the known poems of Anna Letitia Barbauld (1743-1825). Drawing on manuscript and printed sources, the edition redefines Barbauld's canon, redates several poems, and takes into account reprints of her work, wh...ich played a major role in creating her legacy.
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            ISBN 9780198704348
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            The Oriental Tale in England in the Eighteenth Century

            The Oriental Tale in England in the Eighteenth Century (Hardback)

            By Conant, Martha Pike

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            Originally published in 1906, this book examines the oriental tale in England, meaning it considers all the oriental and pseudo-oriental fiction that appeared in English, whether written in English or translater from the French. The highlights fall upon the Arabian Nights, Dr. Jo...hnson's Rasselas, Goldsmith's Citizen of the World, and Beckford's Vathek, and the presnet volume aims to depict clearly the interesting orientalizing tendency of which these apparently isolated works were the best manifestations - a tendency itself a part of the larger movement of English Romanticism.
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            ISBN 9780367141936
            Released NZ 18 Sep 2019
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            Series Routledge Revivals
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