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            Race Matters, Animal Matters: Fugitive Humanism in African America, 1840-1930

            Race Matters, Animal Matters: Fugitive Humanism in African America, 1840-1930 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Johnson, Lindgren

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            Race Matters, Animal Matters challenges one of the grand narratives of African American studies: that African Americans rejected racist associations of blackness and animality through a disassociation from animality. Analyzing canonical texts written by Frederick Douglass, Charle...s Chesnutt, Ida B. Wells, and James Weldon Johnson alongside slaughterhouse lithographs, hunting photography, and sheep husbandry manuals, Lindgren Johnson argues instead for a critical African American tradition that at pivotal moments reconsiders and recuperates discourses of animality weaponized against both African Americans and animals. Johnson articulates a theory of fugitive humanism in which these texts fl ee both white and human exceptionalism, even as they move within and seek out a (revised) humanist space. The focus, for example, is not on how African Americans shake off animal associations in demanding recognition of their humanity, but on how they hold fast to animality and animals in making such a move, revising the human itself as they go and undermining the binaries that helped to produce racial and animal injustices. Fugitive humanism reveals how an interspecies ethics develops in these African American responses to violent dehumanization. Illuminating those moments in which the African American canon exceeds human exceptionalism, Race Matters, Animal Matters ultimately shows how these black engagements with animals and animality are not subsequent to efforts for racial justice - a mere extension of the abolitionist or antilynching movements- but, to the contrary, are integral to those efforts. This black- authored temporality challenges widely accepted humanist approaches to the relationship between racial and animal justice as it anticipates and even critiques the valuable insights that animal studies and posthumanism have to offer in our current moment.
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            ISBN 9780367358969
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Victor Frankenstein, the Monster and the Shadows of Technology: The Frankenstein Prophecies
             

            Victor Frankenstein, the Monster and the Shadows of Technology: The Frankenstein Prophecies (Hardback)

            By Romanyshyn, Robert D.

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            In Victor Frankenstein, the Monster and the Shadows of Technology: The Frankenstein Prohecies, Romanyshyn asks eight questions that uncover how Mary Shelley's classic work Frankenstein haunts our world. Providing a uniquely interdisciplinary assessment, Romanyshyn combines Jungia...n theory, literary criticism and mythology to explore answers to the query at the heart of this book: who is the monster? In the first six questions, Romanyshyn explores how Victor's story and the Monster's tale linger today as the dark side of Frankenstein's quest to create a new species that would bless him as its creator. Victor and the Monster are present in the guises of climate crises, the genocides of our `god wars', the swelling worldwide population of refugees, the loss of place in digital space, the Western obsession with eternal youth and the eclipse of the biological body in genetic and computer technologies that are redefining what it means to be human. In the book's final two questions, Romanyshyn uncovers some seeds of hope in Mary Shelley's work and explores how the Monster's tale reframes her story as a love story. This important book will be essential reading for academics and students of Jungian and post-Jungian theory, literature, philosophy and psychology, psychotherapists in practice and in training and for all who are concerned with the political, social and cultural crises we face today.
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            ISBN 9780367137311
            Released NZ 4 Jun 2019
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            Byron, Hunt, and the Politics of Literary Engagement

            Byron, Hunt, and the Politics of Literary Engagement (Hardback)

            By Steier, Michael

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            In the second decade of the nineteenth century, the British press began a campaign of critical abuse against Leigh Hunt, caricaturing the radical journalist as an upstart Cockney author whose literary talents were as disreputable as his politics. Lord Byron, on the other hand, wa...s revered as a peer and a poetical genius who, the conservative press argued, would never befriend and collaborate with a writer like Hunt. Yet Byron did just that. Byron, Hunt, and the Politics of Literary Engagement is the first full-length study of the friendship and literary relationship of two of the most important second-generation Romantic authors. Challenging long-held critical attitudes, this study shows that Byron and Hunt engaged in a creative and meaningful dialogue at each major stage in their careers, from their earliest published volumes of juvenile poetry and verse satire to their most celebrated contributions to Romantic literature: The Story of Rimini and Don Juan. Drawing upon newly recovered letters and unpublished manuscript material, this book illuminates the surprisingly durable and artistically significant friendship of Lord Byron and Leigh Hunt.
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            ISBN 9780367321352
            Released NZ 3 Jul 2019
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            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Romanticism
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            The Reputations of Thomas Moore: Poetry, Music, and Politics

            The Reputations of Thomas Moore: Poetry, Music, and Politics (Hardback)

            Edited by McCleave, Sarah; O'Hanlon, Triona

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            This collection of eleven essays positions Moore within a developing and expanding international readership during the course of the nineteenth century. In accounting for the successes he achieved and the challenges he faced, recurring themes include: Moore's influence and reputa...tion; modes of dissemination through networks and among communities; also, the articulation of personal, political, and national identities. This book, the product of an international team of scholars, is the first to focus explicitly on the reputations of Thomas Moore in different parts of the world, including Bombay, Dublin, Leipzig, and London, as well as America, Canada, Greece, and the Hispanic world. Through it, we will understand more about Moore's reception, and also appreciate how the publication and dissemination of poetry and song in the romantic and Victorian eras operated in different parts of the world-in particular considering how artistic and political networks effected the transmission of cultural products.
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            ISBN 9780367353391
            Released NZ 27 Aug 2019
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            Series Poetry and Song in the Age of Revolution
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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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            The Oppositional Aesthetics of Chartist Fiction: Reading against the Middle-Class Novel

            The Oppositional Aesthetics of Chartist Fiction: Reading against the Middle-Class Novel (Paperback)

            By Breton, Rob

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            Redressing a gap in Chartism studies, Rob Breton focuses on the fiction that emerged from the movement, placing it in the context of the Victorian novel and reading it against the works aimed at the middle-class. Breton examines works by well-known writers such as Ernest Jones an...d Thomas Cooper alongside those of obscure or anonymous writers, rejecting the charge that Chartist fiction fails aesthetically, politically, and culturally. Rather, Breton suggests, it constitutes a type of anti-fiction in which the expectations of narrative are revealed as irreconcilable to the real world. Taking up a range of genres, including the historical romance and social-problem story, Breton theorizes the emergence of the fiction against Marxist conceptualizations of cultural hegemony. In situating Chartist fiction in periodical print culture and specific historical moments, this book shows the ways in which it serves as a critique of mainstream Victorian fiction.
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            ISBN 9780367881238
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
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            Byron s Poetic Experimentation: Childe Harold, the Tales and the Quest for Comedy

            Byron s Poetic Experimentation: Childe Harold, the Tales and the Quest for Comedy (Paperback)

            By Rawes, Alan

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            In this study, the author examines the evolution of Byron's poetry from Childe Harold I and II through to the composition of Beppo. Beginning with a close reading of the sustained poetic experimentation that constitutes Childe Harold I and II, he charts the progress of that exper...imentation in the Tales where Byron's poetry gets entrenched in a tragic idiom. The author then describes Byron's prolonged struggle to break clear of the imaginative limitations imposed by that tragic idiom and to break into a sustainable comic mode: a struggle that drives Childe Harold III, The Prisoner of Chillon, and The Dream only to culminate in success in Childe Harold IV. It is here, as Rawes demonstrates, that the path forward into the comic mode of Beppo and Don Juan is discovered. Byron's Poetic Experimentation also offers a substantial reconsideration of Byron's shifting attitude towards Wordsworthian idealism and a detailed analysis of the structured eclecticism of Manfred.
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            ISBN 9780367887711
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
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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
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            Series Oxford History of Popular Print Culture
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            The Romantic Literary Lecture in Britain

            The Romantic Literary Lecture in Britain (Hardback)

            By Zimmerman, Sarah

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            This is the first book-length treatment of the Romantic literary lecture in Britain, a popular event that caught the public's imagination at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

            ISBN 9780198833147
            Released NZ 7 Feb 2019
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            Dickens and the Stenographic Mind

            Dickens and the Stenographic Mind (Hardback)

            By Bowles, Hugo

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            In this ground-breaking interdisciplinary study, Hugo Bowles tells the story of Dickens's stenographic journey from his early encounters with the 'despotic' shorthand symbols of Gurney's Brachygraphy in 1828 to his lifelong commitment to shorthand for reporting, letter writing, c...opying, and note-taking.
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            ISBN 9780198829072
            Released NZ 7 Feb 2019
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