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            Reading Robert Burns: Texts, Contexts, Transformations

            Reading Robert Burns: Texts, Contexts, Transformations (Paperback)

            By McGuirk, Carol

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            Robert Burns is Scotland's greatest cultural icon. Yet, despite his continued popularity, critical work has been compromised by the myths that have built up around him. McGuirk focuses on Burns's poems and songs, analysing his use of both vernacular Scots and literary English to ...provide a unique reading of his work.
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            ISBN 9780367876029
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Poetry and Song in the Age of Revolution
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            Eugenia and Adelaide, A Novel: Frances Sheridan

            Eugenia and Adelaide, A Novel: Frances Sheridan (Hardback)

            Edited by Fitzer, Anna M.

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            Frances Sheridan's Eugenia and Adelaide is an astonishing first novel of parental tyranny, infidelity, kidnap, blackmail and violence played out over two volumes against the backdrop of continental Europe. The friendship of Eugenia and Adelaide endures in spite of their separatio...n at the beginning of the novel, and remains central to a complex yet coherently drawn web of intriguing tales situated in palatial apartments and remote moss-covered castles. Drawing upon the tragic and comic possibilities of disguise familiar to her from Shakespearean and Restoration drama, and influenced by the romantic entanglements of early prose fiction, Sheridan adopts a sometimes satirical approach to extraordinary events at the same time that she demonstrates a sincere and convincing commitment to the ingenious art of storytelling. Sheridan completed the novel in 1739 when she was just fifteen-years old and Eugenia and Adelaide would prove instrumental to the establishing of Sheridan's literary reputation as one of the most successful novelists and dramatists of the mid-eighteenth century. This is the first modern edition of Eugenia and Adelaide to be published since the original posthumous publication of 1791 and presents a unique opportunity to explore Sheridan's contribution to our current understandings of the history of women's writing, and of reading tastes and practices in the long eighteenth century.
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            ISBN 9780367150174
            Released NZ 3 Jul 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series The Early Modern Englishwoman, 1500-1750: Contemporary Editions
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            Reading Literary Animals: Medieval to Modern

            Reading Literary Animals: Medieval to Modern (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Edwards, Karen L.; Ryan, Derek; Spencer, Jane

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            Reading Literary Animals takes a broad chronological sweep, from medieval times to present day, to explore the literary status and the representation of animals in literature, Editors, Jane Spencer, Derek Ryan and Karen Edwards have assembled some of the field's leading scholars ...to demonstrate how reading animals in literature provokes new ways of thinking that break down the old silos and gives answers to some of the most fundamental questions being asked in classrooms today surrounding the presence and absence of animals in canonical works since the Medieval period.
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            ISBN 9781138093850
            Released NZ 9 Oct 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture
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            Mendacity and the Figure of the Liar in Seventeenth-Century French Comedy

            Mendacity and the Figure of the Liar in Seventeenth-Century French Comedy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wilton-Godberfforde, Emilia

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            The first book-length study devoted to this topic, Mendacity and the Figure of the Liar in Seventeenth-Century French Comedy offers an important contribution to scholarship on the theatre as well as on early modern attitudes in France, specifically on the subject of lying and dec...eption. Unusually for a scholarly work on seventeenth-century theatre, it is particularly alert to plays as performed pieces and not simply printed texts. The study also distinguishes itself by offering original readings of Moliere alongside innovative analyses of other playwrights. The chapters offer fresh insights on well-known plays by Moliere and Pierre Corneille but also invite readers to discover lesser-known works of the time (by writers such as Benserade, Thomas Corneille, Dufresny and Rotrou). Through comparative and sustained close readings, including a linguistic and speech act approach, a historical survey of texts with an analysis of different versions and a study of irony, the reader is shown the manifest ways in which different playwrights incorporate the comedic tropes of lying and scheming, confusion and unmasking. Drawing particular attention to the levels of communicative or mis-communicative exchanges on the character-to-character axis and the character-to-audience axis, this work examines the process whereby characters in the comedies construct narratives designed to trick, misdirect, dazzle, confuse or exploit their interlocutors. In the different incarnations of seducer, parasite, cross-dresser, duplicitous narrator/messenger and deluded mythomaniac, the author underscores the way in which the figure of the liar both entertains and troubles, making it a fascinating subject worthy of detailed investigation.
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            ISBN 9780367879945
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume Five: US Popular Print Culture to 1860

            The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume Five: US Popular Print Culture to 1860 (Hardback)

            Edited by Zboray, Ronald J.; Saracino Zboray, Mary

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            Forty specially written essays explore a range US popular print materials from colonial beginnings through the mid-nineteenth-century imprint examining use and genre among groups ranging from free and enslaved blacks to native peoples to women of all races to provide an unusually... well-rounded view of print's everyday meanings.
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            ISBN 9780198734819
            Released NZ 28 Feb 2019
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Oxford History of Popular Print Culture
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            Reading Milton through Islam
             

            Reading Milton through Islam (Paperback)

            Edited by Currell, David; Gleyzon, Francois-Xavier

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            John Milton's poetry and prose are central to our understanding of the aesthetic, political and religious upheavals of early modern England. Innovative recent scholarship, however, continues to expand the range of contexts through which we read Milton beyond Christian Europe, une...arthing the vitality and resonance of the Miltonic text within religious and political debates across borders, through time and in multiple languages. The Islamic world has begun to receive deserved recognition as one such global site of this cultural energy. The publication of complete translations of Paradise Lost into Arabic has stimulated fresh critical explorations from a multiplicity of perspectives: historicist, comparative and theological. Attention to spatially and religiously diverse influences and reception contexts offers new avenues of approach into masterpieces including Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained and Areopagitica, as well as into the cultural forces these texts represent, reimagine and contest. By exploring how Milton, Islam and the Middle East address and implicate one another, this collection asks how, why and where Milton matters. This book was originally published as a special issue of English Studies.
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            ISBN 9780367264666
            Released NZ 22 Mar 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Diary of Anne Clifford 1616-1619: A Critical Edition

            The Diary of Anne Clifford 1616-1619: A Critical Edition (Hardback)

            By Acheson, Katherine O.

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            Originally published in 1995, this book contains a full version of The Diary of Anne Clifford, alongisde an introduction and textual notes. Anne Clifford left one of the most extensive autobiographical records of the seventeenth century and, it was first published, this edition w...as the first critical edition of any of her works.
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            ISBN 9780367149109
            Released NZ 18 Feb 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Revivals
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            Medieval Texts and Images: Studies of Manuscripts from the Middle Ages

            Medieval Texts and Images: Studies of Manuscripts from the Middle Ages (Hardback)

            Edited by Manion, Margaret M.; Muir, Bernard J.

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            Originally published in 1991, Medieval Texts and Images is a collection of essays which critically examines medieval manuscripts. The book contains a wide range of contributions, the first examines the relationship of the Legende Doree and its relationship to the aristocratic pat...rons who commissioned these manuscripts; the second scrutinises the tradition of French illumination as it was developed in Paris in the so-called Bedford Master's workshop in the 1420s. The text examines liturgical texts of the medieval period and written and liturgical contributions to Renaissance art. Other contributions include an investigation into the written scroll within the painted composition, comparing various compositional and thematic functions in the depiction of a Crucifixion and a study of Christian vernacular poetry. This collection provides a comprehensive overview of the use of text and image in medieval literature.
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            ISBN 9780367187415
            Released NZ 2 Aug 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World
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            The Early Modern Global South in Print: Textual Form and the Production of Human Difference as Knowledge

            The Early Modern Global South in Print: Textual Form and the Production of Human Difference as Knowledge (Paperback)

            By Young, Sandra

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            Early modern geographers and compilers of travel narratives drew on a lexicon derived from cartography's seemingly unchanging coordinates to explain human diversity. Sandra Young's inquiry into the partisan knowledge practices of early modernity brings to light the emergence of t...he early modern global south. Young proposes a new set of terms with which to understand the racialized imaginary inscribed in the scholarly texts that presented the peoples of the south as objects of an inquiring gaze from the north. Through maps, images and even textual formatting, equivalences were established between 'new' worlds, many of them long known to European explorers, she argues, in terms that made explicit the divide between 'north' and 'south.' This book takes seriously the role of form in shaping meaning and its ideological consequences. Young examines, in turn, the representational methodologies, or 'artes,' deployed in mapping the 'whole' world: illustrating, creating charts for navigation, noting down observations, collecting and cataloguing curiosities, reporting events, formatting materials, and editing and translating old sources. By tracking these methodologies in the lines of beauty and evidence on the page, we can see how early modern producers of knowledge were able to attribute alterity to the 'southern climes' of an increasingly complex world, while securing their own place within it.
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            ISBN 9781138380011
            Released NZ 31 May 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            A Princely Brave Woman: Essays on Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle

            A Princely Brave Woman: Essays on Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (Paperback)

            Edited by Clucas, Stephen

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            This title was first published in 2003. This collection of essays presents a variety of new approaches to the oeuvre of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, one of the most influential and controversial women writers of the seventeenth century. Reflecting the full range of C...avendish's output - which included poetry, drama, prose fictions, orations, and natural philosophy - these essays re-assess Cavendish's place in seventeenth- century literature and philosophy. Whilst approaching Cavendish's work from a range of critical (and disciplinary) perspectives, the authors of these essays are united in their commitment to recovering her writings from their frequent characterisation as eccentric or idiosyncratic , and aim to present her work as historically legible within the cultural contexts in which they were written. The Mad Madge of literary legend and tradition is re-written as a bold, innovative and experimental creator of a female authorial voice, and as a thinker vitally in contact with the intellectual currents of her age.
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            ISBN 9781138724143
            Released NZ 30 Sep 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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