New PDF release: Imagining the British Atlantic after the American Revolution

By Michael Meranze,Saree Makdisi

Between 1750 and 1820, tides of revolution swept the Atlantic global. From the recent commercial cities of serious Britain to the plantations of Haiti, they heralded either the increase of democratic nationalism and the following surge of imperial reaction.

In Imagining the British Atlantic after the yank Revolution, 9 essays examine those innovative variations from various literary, visible, and historic views. On themes starting from portray and poetry to felony reform, the essays problem and complicate our understandings of revolution and response in the transatlantic mind's eye. Drawing on examples from diverse neighborhood and nearby contexts, they exhibit the numerous remarkably neighborhood ways in which revolution and empire have been skilled in London, Pennsylvania, Pitcairn Island, and issues in between.

Published by way of the collage of Toronto Press in organization with the UCLA heart for 17th- and Eighteenth-Century reviews and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

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Download e-book for kindle: George Eliot's Feminism: The Right to Rebellion by June Szirotny

By June Szirotny

The query of even if George Eliot was once what could now be known as a feminist is a contentious one. This e-book argues, via an in depth examine of her fiction, knowledgeable by way of exam of her life's tale and through a comparability of her perspectives to these of up to date feminists, that George Eliot used to be extra radical and extra feminist than mostly thought.

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Download e-book for iPad: Literature and Religious Culture in Seventeenth-Century by Reid Barbour

By Reid Barbour

Reid Barbour's 2002 learn takes a clean examine English Protestant tradition within the reign of Charles I (1625–1649). within the a long time prime into the civil battle and the execution in their monarch, English writers explored the event of a Protestant lifetime of holiness, it when it comes to heroic endeavours, worship, the social order, and the cosmos. Barbour examines sermons and theological treatises to argue that Caroline spiritual tradition includes a wealthy and vast stocktaking of the stipulations during which Protestantism was once celebrated, undercut, and skilled. Barbour argues that this stocktaking was once additionally conducted in strange and occasionally really secular contexts; within the masques, performs and poetry of the period in addition to in clinical works and diaries. This broad-ranging examine deals an in depth appraisal of the most important seventeenth-century subject matters, and should be of curiosity to historians in addition to literary students of the period.

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Download e-book for kindle: The New Mountaineer in Late Victorian Britain: Materiality, by Alan McNee

By Alan McNee

This booklet is set the increase of a brand new ethos in British mountain climbing throughout the overdue 19th century. It lines how British attitudes to mountains have been reworked through advancements either in the new recreation of hiking and within the wider fin-de-siècle tradition. The emergence of the hot style of climbing literature, which helped to create a self-conscious group of climbers with widely shared values, coincided with quite a number cultural and clinical tendencies that still inspired the path of climbing. the writer discusses the transforming into preoccupation with the actual foundation of aesthetic sensations, and with physicality and materiality generally; the recent curiosity within the body structure of attempt and fatigue; and the ordinarily Victorian force to enumerate, codify, and classify. studying quite a lot of texts, from memoirs and mountain climbing membership journals to resort viewers’ books, he argues that the determine often called the ‘New Mountaineer’ used to be visible to include a fairly smooth method of hiking and mountain aesthetics.  

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D. Coleman,H. Fraser's Minds, Bodies, Machines, 1770-1930 (Palgrave Studies in PDF

By D. Coleman,H. Fraser

it's through the nineteenth-century, the age of equipment, that we commence to witness a sustained exploration of the literal and discursive entanglements of minds, our bodies, machines. This publication explores the influence of expertise upon conceptions of language, recognition, human cognition, and the bounds among materialist and esoteric sciences.

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Galia Ofek's Representations of Hair in Victorian Literature and Culture PDF

By Galia Ofek

Galia Ofek's wide-ranging learn elucidates the old, inventive, literary, and theoretical meanings of the Victorians' preoccupation with hair. Victorian writers and artists, Ofek argues, had a well-developed understanding of fetishism as an overinvestment of worth in a selected physique half and have been totally cognizant of hair's symbolic resonance and its worth as an item of trade. specifically, they have been more and more alert to the symbolic importance of hairstyling. one of the writers and artists Ofek considers are Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, Margaret Oliphant, Charles Darwin, Anthony Trollope, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Eliza Lynn Linton, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Herbert Spencer, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, and Aubrey Beardsley. via studying fiction, poetry, anthropological and medical works, newspaper studies and ads, correspondence, jewelry, work, and cartoons, Ofek exhibits how altering styles of energy kinfolk among girls and patriarchy are rendered anew whilst considered in the course of the lens of Victorian hair codes and imagery in the course of the moment half the 19th century.

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New PDF release: Are We There Yet?: Virtual Travel and Victorian Realism

By Alison Byerly

Are We There but? digital commute and Victorian Realism connects the Victorian fascination with "virtual commute" with the increase of realism in nineteenth-century fiction and twenty-first-century experiments in digital fact. at the same time the growth of river and railway networks within the 19th century made go back and forth more uncomplicated than ever prior to, staying at domestic and fantasizing approximately go back and forth become a favourite hobby. New methods of representing place—360-degree panoramas, foldout river maps, exhaustive railway guides—offered themselves as substitutes for genuine commute. contemplating those representations as a sort of "virtual shuttle" unearths a shocking continuity among the Victorian fascination with resourceful dislocation and twenty-first -century efforts to take advantage of electronic know-how to extend the actual barriers of the self.

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Download e-book for iPad: Carol Ann Duffy: Poet for Our Times by Jane Dowson

By Jane Dowson

this can be the one monograph to think about the whole thirty-year occupation, courses, and impact of Britain's first girl poet laureate. It outlines her impression on developments in modern poetry and establishes what we suggest via ‘Duffyesque’ issues and methods. Discussions of her writing and actions end up how she has championed the relevance of poetry to all components of latest tradition and to the lifetime of each individual. person chapters speak about the lyrics of ‘love, loss, and longing’; the socially stimulated poems concerning the Eighties; the female-centred volumes and poems; the connection among poetry and public lifestyles; and poetry and early life and written for kids. The e-book should still whet the urge for food of readers who comprehend little of Duffy’s paintings to determine extra, whereas supplying scholars and students with an in-depth research of the poems of their contexts. It attracts on quite a lot of serious works and comprises an in depth record of extra reading.

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Catherine Armstrong's Writing North America in the Seventeenth Century: English PDF

By Catherine Armstrong

because the first everlasting English colony used to be proven at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607 and money owed of the hot international began to arrive again at the English beaches, English women and men have had a fascination with their transatlantic neighbours and the panorama they inhabit. during this first-class examine, Catherine Armstrong appears to be like on the wealth of literature written by means of settlers of the recent colonies, adventurers and commentators again in England, that offered this new global to early sleek Englanders. an enormous quantity of unique literature is tested together with go back and forth narratives, promotional literature, sermons, broadsides, ballads, performs and journals, to enquire the highbrow hyperlinks among mother-country and colony. Representations of the weather, panorama, wildlife of North the US within the published and manuscript resources are thought of intimately, as is the altering realizing of contemporaries in England of the colonial settlements being tested in either Virginia and New England, and the way those interpretations affected colonial coverage and lifestyles at the flooring in the USA. The e-book additionally recreates the context of the London booklet exchange of the 17th century and the networks during which this literature could were produced and transmitted to readers. This booklet should be invaluable to these with pursuits in colonial historical past, the Atlantic international, go back and forth literature, and historians of early sleek England and North the USA in general.

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British Diplomacy and the Descent into Chaos: The Career of - download pdf or read online

By J. Fisher

Recreating the diplomatic profession of Jack Garnett, from 1902-1919, John Fisher unearths a desirable person in addition to contextualizing his tale with reference to British coverage within the international locations to which he was once published in Europe, Asia, Africa and South the United States, in the course of a interval of fast switch in overseas politics and in Britain's global role.

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