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LITERARY STUDIES NEW BOOKS CATALOGUE 2017-18


THE ARDEN SHAKESPEARE

Arden Performance Editions A new series from The Arden Shakespeare! Providing the trustworthy scholarship that Arden is known for, all of the major plays are now in a format designed for performance. Ideal for actors, directors, and students in the classroom or the rehearsal room. Oct 2017 Publishing 2018: Much Ado About Nothing 9781474272094 January 2018

Othello 9781474253888

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9781474272346 May 2018

• Large format and font size for easy reading, with space to add notes • Facing-page notes with short definitions of words • Short introductions to each play covering metre, key performance moments and textual histories

Series Editors: Michael Dobson, The Shakespeare Institute, UK, Abigail Rokison-Woodall, The Shakespeare Institute, UK and Simon Russell Beale, distinguished actor.

All £6.99 / $9.95

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Contents Literary Studies Literature & Culture............................................................. 3 Literary Theory..................................................................... 7 Contemporary Literature Modernism

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Comparative Literature........................................................15 North American Literature

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German Literature...............................................................21 Religion & Literature............................................................23 Environmental Literature.....................................................25 Literary Genres....................................................................26 Writing & Teaching...............................................................27 Shakespeare & Early Modern Drama.....................................29 Major Reference Works

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Representatives, Agents & Distributors............................... 37 Editorial Contacts............................................................... 38

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OBJECTLESSONS Explore the hidden lives of ordinary things

Series Editors: IAN BOGOST, Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA CHRISTOPHER SCHABERG, Associate Professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans, USA

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The Nature of Flight Christopher Schaberg, Loyola University New Orleans, USA Adapted by adaptor

"An insightful, witty guide to the ecologies of Earth’s strange new habitat. A Thoreau not of Concord, but of the concourse, Schaberg writes with boundless curiosity for the many layers of meaning and contradiction within the physical and mental space of airports." David George Haskell, University of the South, USA From curbside to baggage, and pondering the minutes and hours of sitting in between, Christopher Schaberg contemplates the mundane world of commercial aviation to discover “the nature of flight.” Airportness turns out to be more than just architecture and design elements—rather, it is all the rumble and buzz of flight, the tedium of travel as well as the feelings of uplift.

Object Lessons Series Editors: Ian Bogost, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA; Christopher Schaberg, Loyola University New Orleans, USA Object Lessons is a series of concise, collectable, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Each book starts from a specific inspiration: an historical event, a literary passage, a personal narrative, a technological innovation—and from that starting point explores the object of the title, gleaning a singular lesson or multiple lessons along the way. Featuring contributions from writers, artists, scholars, journalists, and others, the emphasis throughout is lucid writing, imagination, and brevity. Object Lessons paints a picture of the world around us, and tells the story of how we got here, one object at a time.

Eye Chart William Germano, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, USA

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Airportness

Adapted by adaptor

UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 200 pages • 23 bw illus PB 9781501325694 • £15.99 / $19.95 • HB 9781501325700 • £60.00 / $75.00 Individual eBook 9781501325717 • £13.99 / $16.99 Library eBook 9781501325724 Bloomsbury Academic

Forgetfulness Making the Modern Culture of Amnesia Francis O'Gorman, University of Edinburgh, UK Adapted by adaptor

"Forgetfulness is for anyone who wants to remember what it is like to read an intelligent and provocative book." Robert Hewison, cultural historian This is a book about modern culture and its profound rejection of the past. It charts emergence of the idea that what's important in human life and work is what will happen in the future. Forgetfulness asks what the absence of history does to our sense of purpose, as well as what belonging both to time and place might mean in cultures without a memory. It is written in praise of the best achievements and deeds of the past, but is also an expression of profound anxiety about what forgetting them is doing to us. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 200 pages • 1 b/w illustration HB 9781501324697 • £14.00 / $19.95 Individual eBook 9781501324703 • £13.99 / $16.99 Library eBook 9781501324710 Bloomsbury Academic

Reading Austen in America Juliette Wells, Goucher College, USA Adapted by adaptor

"Juliette Wells’s fascinating Reading Austen in America sets the standard for Austen studies for coming decades, as we begin to reckon Austen’s influence and legacy outside of Britain. Wells handles with grace a blend of archival research, book history and delightful anecdote, reshaping as she does so many long-held assumptions about Austen." Mary Favret, Professor of English, Johns Hopkins University, USA

"As one who has failed countless eye tests, I had no idea that my condition was metaphysical. Then I read William Germano’s comprehensive and witty history of this amazing object. Germano shows that the humble eye chart is everywhere, a central object, image, and text in the world of visual culture. His book is a feast of learning, precision, and humor." W. J. T. Mitchell, University of Chicago, USA Encompassing a Spanish cleric’s Renaissance guide to testing vision, a Dutch ophthalmologist’s innovation in optical tech, and the witty subversion of the eye chart in advertising and popular culture, Eye Chart is an essay on the sharp, the fuzzy, and the invisible. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 192 pages • 38 b/w illustrations PB 9781501312342 • £9.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781501312328 • £9.99 / $12.99 Library eBook 9781501312311 Series: Object Lessons • Bloomsbury Academic

Jet Lag Christopher J. Lee, Lafayette College, USA Adapted by adaptor

"In this beguiling book, Christopher J. Lee opens up the whole panorama of jetting off, arriving, and sleeping it off ... A profound and witty meditation on a key secret of modernity." Enda Duffy, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA "A revelatory and compelling meditation on the temporal and affective dislocations of global capitalism." Jonathan Crary, Columbia University, USA Tracing physiological, temporal, technological, and cultural meanings, Christopher J. Lee’s Jet Lag ponders our intrinsic human limits in the face of modern innovation, revealing the latent costs of global cosmopolitanism today. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 200 pages • 44 b/w illustrations PB 9781501323225 • £9.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781501323232 • £9.99 / $12.99 Library eBook 9781501323249 Series: Object Lessons • Bloomsbury Academic

Reading Austen in America tells the story of America’s long love-affair with Jane Austen's work, from the first US edition of Emma, published in Philadelphia in 1816 to the work of curators, promoters and fans in the 21st century. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 256 pages • 17 bw illus PB 9781350012042 • £16.99 / $22.95 • HB 9781350012059 • £50.00 / $68.00 Individual eBook 9781350012066 • £16.99 / $17.99 Library eBook 9781350012073 Bloomsbury Academic

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Personal Stereo

Tumor

Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow, Independent Scholar, USA

Anna Leahy, Chapman University, USA

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"Loving, wise, and exuberant, a moving meditation on nostalgia and obsolescence. Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow writes as beautifully about Georg Simmel and Allan Bloom as she does about Jane Fonda and Metallica. Now I understand why I still own the taxicab-yellow Walkman my grandmother gave me in 1988." Nathaniel Rich In Personal Stereo, Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow takes us back to the birth of the device, exploring legal battles over credit for its invention, its ambivalent reception in 1980s America, and its lasting effects on social norms and public space. Ranging from postwar Japan to the present, Tuhus-Dubrow tells an illuminating story about our emotional responses to technological change. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 152 pages • 11 b/w illustrations PB 9781501322815 • £9.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781501322822 • £9.99 / $12.99 Library eBook 9781501322839 Series: Object Lessons • Bloomsbury Academic

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"Leahy looks a tough subject right in the eyes, and tells its story with grace, insight, alacrity, and wit." David Eagleman, Stanford University, USA Tumor takes readers on an intellectual adventure around the attitudes that shape how humans do scientific research, treat cancer, and talk about disease, treatment, and death. With poetic verve and acuity, Anna Leahy explores why and how tumors happen, how we think and talk about them, and how we try to rid ourselves of them. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 160 pages • 4 b/w illustrations PB 9781501323300 • £9.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781501323317 • £9.99 / $12.99 Library eBook 9781501323324 Series: Object Lessons • Bloomsbury Academic

Sock Kim Adrian, Brown University, USA Adapted by adaptor

Shopping Mall Matthew Newton, Carnegie Museum of Art, USA Adapted by adaptor

"Newton evokes the American mall as symbol of white flight, aspirational fantasy, and the shoptill-you-drop consumerism of the late 1980s. These are striking tales of suburban isolation in which Newton reveals life from the employee side of the counter to the idealistic architects' designs." Yona Harvey The mall near Matthew Newton’s childhood home in Pittsburgh was one of the state’s first enclosed shopping malls. Like all malls in their heyday, this one was a climate-controlled pleasuredome where strangers converged. It also became the backdrop for filmmaker George A. Romero’s zombie opus Dawn of the Dead. Part memoir and part case study, Shopping Mall examines the modern mythology of the mall and shows that, more than a collection of stores, it is a place of curiosity, ritual, and fantasy. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 176 pages PB 9781501314827 • £9.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781501314810 • £9.99 / $12.99 Library eBook 9781501314834 Series: Object Lessons • Bloomsbury Academic

Veil Rafia Zakaria, Independent Scholar, USA Adapted by adaptor

"An intellectually bracing, beautifully written exploration of an item of clothing all too freighted with meaning." Molly Crabapple Part memoir and part philosophical investigation, Veil questions the assumption that what is seen is always good and free, and that what is veiled can only signal servility and subterfuge. From personal encounters with the veil in France (where it is banned) to Iran (where it is compulsory), Zakaria shows how the garment’s reputation as a premodern relic is fraught and up for grabs. The veil is an object in constant transformation, whose myriad meanings challenge the absolute truths of patriarchy.

"Sock is the darndest thing. Witty and sly, written with the highest tactile precision, it is at the same time stacked with erudite asides and unexpected perspectives." Sven Birkerts "Fun, focused, and footloose!" Nicholson Baker Who ponders the sock? This common object is something people tug on and take off daily with hardly a thought. Unraveling the garment’s history, construction, and use, Kim Adrian’s Sock reintroduces us to our own bodies—vulnerable, bipedal, and flawed. Sock reminds us that extraordinary secrets live in mundane material realities. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 144 pages • 3 b/w illustrations PB 9781501315060 • £9.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781501315077 • £9.99 / $12.99 Library eBook 9781501315084 Series: Object Lessons • Bloomsbury Academic

Whale Song Margret Grebowicz, Goucher College, USA Adapted by adaptor

"Writing with the clarity and precision of a dolphin’s clicks, Grebowicz covers the history of the sometimes-futile attempts by humans to communicate with whales, dolphins, and other ocean dwellers. Humans could learn much from the dispassionate language of these creatures." Alvin Lucier The sapiens of the sea, whales are the other intelligent, social, and loquacious animal. But they seem to swim away the more people chase after them in an effort to communicate and connect. Why does the meaning of their mesmerizing songs continue to elude us? In times of unprecedented environmental and social loss, Whale Song ponders the problems facing ocean ecosystems and offers lessons from those depths for human social life and intimacy. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 152 pages PB 9781501329258 • £9.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781501329265 • £9.99 / $12.99 Library eBook 9781501329272 Series: Object Lessons • Bloomsbury Academic

UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 136 pages PB 9781501322778 • £9.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781501322785 • £9.99 / $12.99 Library eBook 9781501322792 Series: Object Lessons • Bloomsbury Academic

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High Heel

Carol J. Adams, Activist and Freelance Author, USA

Summer Brennan, Freelance Writer, USA

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The burger, long the All-American meal, is undergoing an identity crisis. From its shifting place in popular culture to the efforts, by investors such as Bill Gates, to seek to find the non-animal burger that can feed the world, the burger’s identity has become as malleable as that patty of protein itself, before it is thrown on a grill. Carol J. Adams’s Burger is a fast-paced and eclectic exploration of the history, business, cultural dynamics, and gender politics of the ordinary hamburger. UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 160 pages PB 9781501329463 • £9.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781501329470 • £9.99 / $12.99 Library eBook 9781501329456 Series: Object Lessons • Bloomsbury Academic

Luggage Susan Harlan, Wake Forest University, USA Adapted by adaptor

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Fetishized, demonized, celebrated and outlawed, the high heel is central to the iconography of modern womanhood. But are high heels good? Are they feminist? Meditating on the labyrinthine nature of sexual identity and the performance of gender, High Heel moves from film to fairy tale, from footbinding to feminism, and from the golden ratio to glam rock. It considers this most provocative of fashion accessories as a nexus of desire and struggle, sex and society, setting out to understand what it means to be a woman by walking a few hundred years in her shoes. UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 160 pages PB 9781501325991 • £9.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781501326004 • £9.99 / $12.99 Library eBook 9781501326011 Series: Object Lessons • Bloomsbury Academic

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Burger

Rust Jean-Michel Rabaté, University of Pennsylvania, USA

You can’t think about travel without thinking about luggage. And baggage has baggage. Susan Harlan’s Luggage takes readers on a journey with the suitcases that support, accessorize, and tour with our globalized lives. The materials of travel— the suitcases, carry-on bags, totes, trunks, and train cases of the past and present—tell stories about displacement, home, gender, class, consumption, and labor. Luggage shapes travel, and the way it has shaped travel has changed over time. This book is an inquiry into bags as carefully curated microcosms of our domestic and professional lives. A suitcase contains more than you might think.

Rust: it’s happening all the time, all around us. We cover it up. We ignore it. Jean-Michel Rabaté’s Rust takes on the multitudinous meanings that this oxidized substance can hold, and shows how technology can bleed into biology and ecology. Rust blends eco-criticism with a post-Benjaminian allegorization of technology, ranging across art, autobiography, and science studies to explore the author’s own fascination with peeling paints and rusty metal sheets as the interpenetration between the organic and the inorganic.

UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 160 pages PB 9781501329296 • £9.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781501329302 • £9.99 / $12.99 Library eBook 9781501329319 Series: Object Lessons • Bloomsbury Academic

UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 160 pages PB 9781501329494 • £9.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781501329517 • £9.99 / $12.99 Library eBook 9781501329500 Series: Object Lessons • Bloomsbury Academic

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Souvenir Rolf Potts, Freelance Writer, USA Adapted by adaptor

For as long as people have traveled to distant lands, they have brought home objects to certify the journey. More than mere merchandise, these travel souvenirs take on a personal and cultural meaning that goes beyond the objects themselves. Drawing on several millennia of examples—from the relic-driven quests of early Christians, to the mass-produced tchotchkes that line the shelves of a Disney gift shop—travel writer Rolf Potts delves into a complicated history that explores issues of authenticity, cultural obligation, empire, market forces, and self-presentation. More than just objects, souvenirs are a personalized form of folk storytelling that enable us to make sense of the world and our place in it. UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 160 pages PB 9781501329418 • £9.99 / $14.95 Individual eBook 9781501329449 • £9.99 / $12.99 Library eBook 9781501329425 Series: Object Lessons • Bloomsbury Academic

Jane Welsh Carlyle And Her Victorian World Kathy Chamberlain Adapted by adaptor

“Compelling, readable, and utterly distinct in its approach … You will be captivated” Elizabeth Strout, author of the Pulitzer prize-winning Olive Kitteridge “We can meet this witty, highly intelligent, sprightly, and politically aware woman – everything that Jane was – in Kathy Chamberlain’s engagingly written biography” Deirdre Bair, biographer of Samuel Beckett The first contemporary biography of this highly accomplished 19th century writer. Through dedicated research and access to Jane Welsh Carlyle’s private letters, Chamberlain brings Jane out of her husband Thomas Carlyle’s shadow, revealing her to be a remarkable woman and writer oppressed by Victorian society. UK March 2018 • 400 pages PB 9780715652688 • £12.99 Individual eBook 9780715651667 ● £9.99 Previously published in HB 9780715651650 Duckworth Overlook World English (excluding USA /Canada)

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Beyond Criticism Series Editors: Katharine Craik, Oxford Brookes University, UK; Simon Palfrey, University of Oxford, UK; Joanna Picciotto, University of California, Berkeley, USA; John Schad, University of Lancaster, UK; Lilliana Loofbourow, University of California Berkeley, USA Taking advantage of new opportunities offered by digital technology and new insights from contemporary creative practice that take us from abstract theory back to literature itself, Beyond Criticism explores radical new forms that literary criticism might take in the 21st century. The series is supported by an online community site for students, scholars and creative practitioners at http://thebee.buzz/, with responses and reactions to published books and shorter works of criticism posted on a monthly basis.

Desire: A Memoir

Ceaseless Music

Jonathan Dollimore, Independent Scholar, UK

Sounding Wordsworth’s The Prelude

Adapted by adaptor

"...a rich, sad, wise book." Edmund White, author of Our Young Man For more than thirty years Jonathan Dollimore has been one of contemporary culture's most influential critics of politics, literature, and sexuality. Fifty years after the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 decriminalised homosexual acts, Dollimore explores, in, through and beyond the gay sub-cultures of cities like New York, Brighton and Sydney, what the new freedoms meant for him and others in the following decades. Desire: A Memoir, a hybrid of autobiography, meditation and philosophical reflection, explores the existential sources of his writing. UK July 2017 • US July 2017 • 192 pages PB 9781350023109 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781350023116 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350023147 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781350023130 Series: Beyond Criticism • Bloomsbury Academic

Through a series of poetic responses and critical reflections, Ceaseless Music explores the afterlives of Wordsworth’s landmark autobiographical poem The Prelude in literature, philosophy and life writing, together with the insights it can offer into the writing of poetry today. Beginning with an exploration of the poem’s genesis, from draft versions found in Wordsworth’s notebooks onwards, the book goes on to sound out The Prelude’s radical versions of selfhood through its attention to the ‘musics’ of place and of experience. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 248 pages HB 9781474232784 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474232814 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781474232807 Series: Beyond Criticism • Bloomsbury Academic

Orpheus and Eurydice

The Winnowing Fan

A Graphic-Poetic Exploration

Verse-Essays in Creative Criticism

Tom de Freston & Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Christopher Norris, University of Cardiff, UK

Adapted by adaptor

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"A free-wheeling but ingeniously focused reimagining of Orpheus and Eurydice which renovates our expectations of the essay, art object, lyric, notebook, poetic sequence and everything in between with equal grace and accomplishment." Luke Kennard, University of Birmingham, UK

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Steven Matthews, Poet and Critic Adapted by adaptor

"With extraordinary skill, insight and intellectual dexterity, Christopher Norris has reinvented the poetry of ideas for our time." Terry Eagleton, University of Lancaster, UK

A unique coming together of poetry, art and criticism, Orpheus and Eurydice explores the myth’s impact through a graphic-poetic reconstruction of the story. Including critical reflections from leading thinkers, writers and critics, this is a compelling exploration of the enduring power of this tale.

This path-breaking book explores different ways in which writing about poetry can deepen and extend our critical engagement by deploying creatively the manifold resources of poetic language and form. Through a series of verse-essays, reflective monologues, and inventive variations on topics in literary theory The Winnowing Fan makes a strong case for revising received ideas about the scope and limits of criticism.

UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 248 pages • c.400 b/w illustrations PB 9781350027213 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781474276788 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474276818 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781474276801 Series: Beyond Criticism • Bloomsbury Academic

UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 336 pages HB 9781474236324 • £75.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474236331 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781474236348 Series: Beyond Criticism • Bloomsbury Academic

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British Working-Class Fiction

Svetlana Boym, Harvard University, USA

Narratives of Refusal and the Struggle Against Work

Edited by Cristina Vatulescu, New York University, USA, Tamar Abramov, Mandel Foundation, Israel, Nicole Burgoyne, Wheaton College, USA, Julia Chadaga, Macalester College, USA, Jacob Emery, Indiana University, USA & Julia Vaingurt, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Adapted by adaptor

This reader includes Svetlana Boym’s classic essays, excerpts from her five books, and journalistic gems. Showcasing her roles both as curator and curated, the volume includes interviews and excerpts from exhibition catalogues, samples of intermedial works like Hydrant Immigrants, autobiographical pieces that shed light on her scholarly work, and late pieces that Boym did not live to see through publication. UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 416 pages • 40 bw illus PB 9781501337499 • £23.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781501337505 • £96.00 / $120.00 Individual eBook 9781501337512 • £20.99 / $25.99 Library eBook 9781501337529 Bloomsbury Academic

Roberto del Valle Alcalá, Uppsala University, Sweden Adapted by adaptor

"British Working-Class Fiction provides an urgent discussion of inequality and subjugation, while pointing to the possibilities of literature as a space of imaginative agency and flight." Times Literary Supplement

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The Svetlana Boym Reader

Drawing on the work of theorists including Deleuze and Guattari, Giorgio Agamben and Antonio Negri, Alcalá offers an innovative account of British literary treatments of work and the ways in which working-class writing developed new strategies of resistance against the social discipline imposed by capitalist work. The book includes close readings of fiction by Alan Sillitoe, David Storey, Nell Dunn, Pat Barker, James Kelman, Irvine Welsh, Monica Ali, and Joanna Kavenna. UK August 2017 • US August 2017 • 208 pages PB 9781350044593 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474273749 Individual eBook 9781474273756 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781474273763 Bloomsbury Academic

Dead Theory Derrida, Death, and the Afterlife of Theory Edited by Jeffrey R. Di Leo, University of Houston-Victoria, USA Adapted by adaptor

What is the legacy of Theory after the deaths of so many of its leading lights, from Jacques Derrida to Roland Barthes? Bringing together reflections by leading contemporary scholars, Dead Theory explores the afterlives of the work of the great theorists and the current state of Theory today. Considering the work of thinkers such as Derrida, Deleuze, and Levinas, the book explores the ways in which Theory has long been haunted by death and how it might endure for the future. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 256 pages PB 9781350054172 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474274357 Individual eBook 9781474274364 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781474274371 Bloomsbury Academic

Art as the Absolute Art's Relation to Metaphysics in Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Hegel, and Schopenhauer Paul Gordon, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA Adapted by adaptor

Art as the Absolute is a literary and philosophical investigation into the meaning of art and its claims to truth. Exploring in particular the writings of Kant and those who followed after, including Fichte, Schelling, Hegel, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche, Paul Gordon contends that art solves the problem of how one can “know” the absolute in non-conceptual, non-discursive terms. UK March 2017 • US March 2017 • 216 pages PB 9781501330551 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501308017 Individual eBook 9781501308024 • £27.99 / $34.99 Library eBook 9781501308031 Bloomsbury Academic

Literature and Moral Theory Nora Hämäläinen, University of Helsinki, Finland Adapted by adaptor

"An insightful and encompassing tour of this ‘turn to literature,’ describing with particular grace and thoughtfulness the writings of Iris Murdoch and Martha Nussbaum, two of this movement’s most significant figures." Alice Crary, New School for Social Research, USA Nora Hämäläinen investigates how literature has transformed the Anglo-American moral philosophical landscape, which until recently was dominated by certain ways of “doing theory.” It illuminates the unity of the ethics/literature discussion and its relationship to other trends in late 20th-century Anglo-American moral philosophy: neo-Aristotelianism, post-Wittgensteinian ethics, particularism, and anti-theory. UK May 2017 • US May 2017 • 256 pages PB 9781501333187 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501305368 Individual eBook 9781501305375 • £27.99 / $34.99 Library eBook 9781501305382 Bloomsbury Academic

Mexican Literature in Theory Edited by Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado, Washington University in Saint Louis, USA Adapted by adaptor

Mexican Literature in Theory is the first book to engage post-independence Mexican literature from the perspective of current debates in theory. It brings together scholars whose work is defined both by their innovative standing in Mexican literature studies and by the theoretical sophistication of their scholarship. One of the most complete accounts of Mexican literature available, covering both canonical texts as well as the most important works in contemporary production, this volume provides compelling readings of literature from a theoretical perspective, methodological suggestions as to how to use current theory in the study of literature, and important debates and revisions of major theoretical works through the lens of Mexican literary works. UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 288 pages HB 9781501332517 • £96.00 / $120.00 Individual eBook 9781501332524 • £86.99 / $107.99 Library eBook 9781501332531 Bloomsbury Academic

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Without End

Beryl Bainbridge

Sade’s Critique of Reason

Love by All Sorts of Means: A Biography

William S. Allen, University of Southampton, UK

Brendan King

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The reputation of the Marquis de Sade is wellfounded. Violence and sexuality appear on almost every page, and these descriptions are interspersed with extended discourses on materialism, atheism, and crime. William S. Allen sets out the context and the implications of Sade's writings in order to demonstrate their lasting significance. Allen shows that Sade’s interests in philosophy and science lead to a form of writing that seeks to bring about a new kind of individual, the libertine, who is committed to exploring the limits of human experience as a demonstration of materialism. UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 208 pages HB 9781501337581 • £88.00 / $110.00 Individual eBook 9781501337611 • £79.99 / $98.99 Library eBook 9781501337598 Bloomsbury Academic

J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography

A unique voice in fiction, and unforgettable in person, Beryl Bainbridge was famous for her gregarious drinking habits and her unconventional lifestyle. Yet her vivid novels confirmed her place as one of the most important writers of our time. Brendan King, Bainbridge’s amanuensis for more than 20 years, reveals for the first time the real woman behind the popular image, including Bainbridge’s complex private life; her astonishing secrets; a precocious childhood and the complicated affair with her publisher, Colin Haycraft, husband of the novelist Alice Thomas Ellis. UK July 2017 • 576 pages • 2x8pp B&W plate sections PB 9781472947338 • £10.99 Previously published in HB 9781472908537 Individual eBook 9781472908544 • £21.99 / $23.99 Library eBook 9781472908551 Bloomsbury Continuum

Updated Edition Philip W. Errington, Sotheby's, UK Adapted by adaptor

Now available in paperback for the first time, this is the definitive bibliography of the writings of J. K. Rowling. In addition to complete bibliographic details of each edition of all her books, pamphlets and original contributions to published works, there is detailed information on the publishing history of her work, including fascinating extracts from correspondence, and information on Rowling at auction. The paperback has been fully updated to cover 40 new editions published since 2013, including the newly jacketed 2014 children's editions of the Harry Potter books and the 2015 illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 736 pages • 124 colour images in plate sections:210-211 and 418-419. 400+ halftones in text PB 9781474297257 • £30.00 / $40.00 Individual eBook 9781474297387 • £24.99 / $26.99 Library eBook 9781474297370 Bloomsbury Academic

Women's Experimental Writing Negative Aesthetics and Feminist Critique Ellen E. Berry, Bowling Green State University, USA Adapted by adaptor

Women's Experimental Writing considers six contemporary authors who use experimental methods and negative modes of critique in their fiction and feminism. The authors covered are Valerie Solanas, Kathy Acker, Theresa Cha, Chantel Chawaf, Jeanette Winterson, and Lynda Barry. Berry argues that the radical aesthetic practices they employ are central to the emergence of contemporary Western feminisms. The volume rectifies a critical neglect of contemporary experimental writing by women, especially in politicized forms, within the still-emerging postmodern canon. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 184 pages PB 9781350054233 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474226400 Individual eBook 9781474226417 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781474226424 Bloomsbury Academic

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‘A first rate biography … King gets the tone absolutely right’ Evening Standard

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture Edited by Gail Ashton, Independent Scholar, UK Adapted by adaptor

With contributions from over 25 leading international scholars, this is the first authoritative single-volume reference guide to the appropriation of medieval texts in contemporary culture. Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture covers a comprehensive range of media, including: Literature, from Young Adult fiction to contemporary poetry translations / Film, TV and comic book adaptations, from Beowulf to Merlin / Electronic media, from online blogs to computer games / Performances, from the RSC Canterbury Tales to Spamalot / Commercial merchandise and tourism UK August 2017 • US August 2017 • 368 pages • 5 b/w illustrations PB 9781350021617 • £32.99 / $44.95 Previously published in HB 9781441129604 Individual eBook 9781441160683 • £129.99 / $140.99 Library eBook 9781441102829 Bloomsbury Academic

The Literature of Reconstruction Authentic Fiction in the New Millennium Wolfgang Funk, Universität Mainz, Germany Adapted by adaptor

"The number of critical studies telling us how to think about the fiction of the early twentyfirst-century is growing by the day. Amid this abundance, The Literature of Reconstruction stands out for its critical breadth and sophistication, its nuanced and original readings, and its fresh and accessible style. It is a must for scholars of contemporary literature, but not only for them: the book should also be read by anyone interested in the idea of authenticity, as Funk's anatomy of this concept is nothing short of a revelation." Adam Kelly, University of York, UK Winner of the 2016 ESSE Junior Scholar Book Award in Literatures in the English Language UK March 2017 • US March 2017 • 232 pages PB 9781501330728 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501306167 Individual eBook 9781501306174 • £27.99 / $34.99 Library eBook 9781501306181 Bloomsbury Academic

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Series Editors: Nick Hubble, Brunel University, UK; Philip Tew, Brunel University, UK; Leigh Wilson, University of Westminster, UK Moving beyond a survey approach, Bloomsbury’s Decades series situates British fiction among the cultural shifts and headline events of each decade. From post-war austerity, through the swinging sixties and the rise of Thatcher to post-Cold War era of globalization, each volume evaluates the impact of social, cultural and political history on the fiction of the respective period. Including historical and literary timelines and biographical summaries of major authors, the Decades series is a crucial reference point for the progressive development of contemporary British fiction, not only as a literary and cultural phenomenon, but as an academic field.

The 1970s: A Decade of Contemporary British Fiction Edited by Nick Hubble, Brunel University, London, UK, John McLeod, University of Leeds, UK & Philip Tew, Brunel University, UK

The 1980s: A Decade of Contemporary British Fiction Edited by Philip Tew, Brunel University, UK, Emily Horton, Brunel University, UK & Leigh Wilson, University of Westminster, UK Adapted by adaptor

Setting the fiction squarely within the context of Conservative politics and questions about culture and national identity, this volume reveals how the decade associated with Thatcherism frames the work of Kazuo Ishiguro, Martin Amis, and Graham Swift, of Scottish novelists and new diasporic writers. How and why 1980s fiction is a response to particular psychological, social and economic pressures is explored in detail as this study makes sense of why and how writers of the 1980s constructed fictions in response to this decade's own set of fundamental crises. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 280 pages PB 9781350005396 • £19.99 / $26.95 Previously published in HB 9781441126498 Individual eBook 9781623563509 • £109.99 / $118.99 Library eBook 9781441168535 Series: The Decades Series • Bloomsbury Academic

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The Decades Series

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Exploring the impact of events like the Cold War, miners' strikes and Winter of Discontent, this volume charts the transition of British fiction from post-war to contemporary. Through the literature of Ian McEwan, Iain Sinclair, B.S. Johnson, Angela Carter and Faye Weldon, this book explores and better understands the criticism and fiction of a decade marked by the sense of endings. Close contextual readings of Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish and English novels map the steady break-up of Britain and the resonance of marginal voices against a backdrop of social tensions. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 288 pages PB 9781350003507 • £19.99 / $26.95 Previously published in HB 9781441133915 Individual eBook 9781441156716 • £109.99 / $118.99 Library eBook 9781623563851 Series: The Decades Series • Bloomsbury Academic

Iain Sinclair: Noise, Neoliberalism and the Matter of London Niall Martin, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Adapted by adaptor

For more than 40 years London-based writer, filmmaker and ‘psychogeographer’ Iain Sinclair has proved to be one of the most incisive commentators on the contemporary city: tracing the emerging contours of a metropolis where the meeting of global and local is never without incident. Iain Sinclair: Noise, Neoliberalism and the Matter of London explores Sinclair’s investigations into the nature of conflicting urban realities through an examination of the ways in which the noise of neoliberal excess intersects with the noise of literary experiment. In this way, the book casts new light on theorisations of the city in the contemporary era. UK March 2017 • US March 2017 • 216 pages • 1 b/w PB 9781350028470 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472574848 Individual eBook 9781472574855 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781472574862 Series: Bloomsbury Studies in the City • Bloomsbury Academic

The 1990s: A Decade of Contemporary British Fiction Edited by Nick Hubble, Brunel University, London, UK, Philip Tew, Brunel University, UK, & Leigh Wilson, University of Westminster, UK Adapted by adaptor

Exploring British fiction of the 1990s, this book includes readings of work by authors such as Pat Barker, A.S. Byatt, Jonathan Coe, James Kelman, Hanif Kureishi, Caryl Phillips, Christopher Priest, Andrea Levy, Will Self, Sarah Waters and Irvine Welsh. Through these incisive surveys, the 1990s are shown to be a period when existing assumptions were turned on their head by new literary approaches. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 320 pages PB 9781350005419 • £19.99 / $26.95 Previously published in HB 9781441172587 Individual eBook 9781474242417 • £109.99 / $118.99 Library eBook 9781474242424 Series: The Decades Series • Bloomsbury Academic

The 2000s: A Decade of Contemporary British Fiction Edited by Nick Bentley, Keele University, UK, Nick Hubble, Brunel University, London, UK & Leigh Wilson, University of Westminster, UK Adapted by adaptor

The means of publishing, buying and reading fiction changed dramatically between 2000 and 2010. This volume explores how the socio-political and economic turns of the decade, bookended by the beginning of a millennium and an economic crisis, transformed the acts of writing and reading. The 2000s covers the work of new voices such as Monica Ali, Mark Haddon, Tom McCarthy and Zadie Smith as well as Salman Rushdie, John Banville and Ian McEwan. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 312 pages PB 9781350005426 • £19.99 / $26.95 Previously published in HB 9781441112156 Individual eBook 9781474262743 • £109.99 / $118.99 Library eBook 9781441175496 Series: The Decades Series • Bloomsbury Academic

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New Horizons in Contemporary Writing Series Editors: Bryan Cheyette, University of Reading, UK; Martin Paul Eve, Birkbeck, University of London, UK In the wake of unprecedented technological and social change, contemporary literature has evolved a dazzling array of new forms that traditional modes and terms of literary criticism have struggled to keep up with. New Horizons in Contemporary Writing presents cutting-edge research scholarship that provides new insights into this unique period of creative and critical transformation.

Writing After Postcolonialism Francophone North African Literature in Transition Jane Hiddleston, Exeter College, University of Oxford, UK

South African Literature's Russian Soul Narrative Forms of Global Isolation Jeanne-Marie Jackson, Connecticut College, USA Adapted by adaptor

"Breaks genuinely new ground in the study of the postcolonial novel." Katie Trumpener, Yale University, USA In this book, Jeanne-Marie Jackson demonstrates how Russian writing’s “Golden Age” in the troubled nineteenth-century has served as a model for South African writers both during and after apartheid. Exploring these two isolated literary cultures alongside each other, the book challenges the limits of ‘global’ methodologies in contemporary literary studies and outdated models of centerperiphery relations to argue for a more locally involved scale of literary enquiry with more truly global horizons.

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"An erudite, broad-ranging and historically grounded book... [It] will become an indispensable resource for the study of North African writing." Francoise Lionnet, Harvard University, USA Focusing on francophone writing from North Africa as it has developed since the 1980s, Writing After Postcolonialism explores the extent to which the notion of ‘postcolonialism’ is still resonant for literary writers a generation or more after independence, and examines the troubled status of literature in society and politics during this period. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 304 pages HB 9781350022799 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350022805 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350022812 Series: New Horizons in Contemporary Writing • Bloomsbury Academic

Transatlantic Fictions of 9/11 and the War on Terror Images of Insecurity, Narratives of Captivity Susana Araújo, University of Lisbon, Portugal Adapted by adaptor

"This erudite, accessible study provides a vital perspective on a complex nexus of transnational issues, ideologies, and fictions. Summing Up: Essential." CHOICE

UK April 2017 • US April 2017 • 248 pages PB 9781350030305 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472592996 Individual eBook 9781472593009 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781472593016 Series: New Horizons in Contemporary Writing • Bloomsbury Academic

The Politics of Jewishness in Contemporary World Literature The Holocaust, Zionism and Colonialism Isabelle Hesse, University of York, UK Adapted by adaptor

Examining how representations of Jewishness in contemporary fiction have wrestled with such topics as the Holocaust, Israeli-Palestinian relations and Jewish diaspora experiences, Isabelle Hesse demonstrates the ‘colonial’ turn taken by these representations since the founding of the Jewish state. Along the way, the book demonstrates new ways of questioning received ideas about victimhood and power in contemporary discussions of postcolonialism and world literature. UK August 2017 • US August 2017 • 240 pages PB 9781350044357 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474269339 Individual eBook 9781474269346 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781474269353 Series: New Horizons in Contemporary Writing • Bloomsbury Academic

A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Reading a wide range of writers such as Amy Waldman, Frédéric Beigbeder, Ian McEwan, Moshin Hamid, José Saramago, J.M. Coetzee and Salman Rushdie, this book explores the ways in which contemporary writers from Europe as well as the USA have responded to the World Trade Center attacks and the ensuing 'war on terror.' UK April 2017 • US April 2017 • 232 pages • 11 b/w PB 9781350030381 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472508768 Individual eBook 9781472506047 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781472507556 Series: New Horizons in Contemporary Writing • Bloomsbury Academic

Life Lines: Writing Transcultural Adoption John McLeod, University of Leeds, UK Adapted by adaptor

"Life Lines is a compelling and scholarly analysis of the literature of adoption, which also takes us on an evocative, and ultimately moving, journey of personal discovery." Caryl Phillips Acknowledging the sobering experiences of transcultural adoption, John McLeod explores the revisionary and creative propensity of transcultural adoption to radically call into question assumptions about cultural attachment, racial genealogy, and more besides. Exploring the work of such writers as Andrea Levy, Barbara Kingsolver, Anne Tyler and Caryl Phillips, Life Lines makes a transformative intervention in the fields of transcultural studies, postcolonial thought, and adoption theory and practice. UK April 2017 • US April 2017 • 256 pages PB 9781350030350 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472590381 Individual eBook 9781472590398 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781472590404 Series: New Horizons in Contemporary Writing • Bloomsbury Academic

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The Late-Career Novelist

Contemporary Critical Perspectives

Career Construction Theory, Authors and Autofiction

Edited by Wendy Knepper, Brunel University London, UK & Courtney Hopf, New York University, London Campus, UK Adapted by adaptor

David Mitchell: Contemporary Critical Perspectives brings together leading scholars of contemporary fiction to guide readers through the full range of the author's writings, from his major novels such as Cloud Atlas, Number9dream and The Bone Clocks, to his shorter pieces and libretti. As well as exploring Mitchell’s genre-hopping techniques and his engagement with key contemporary issues such as globalization, the environment and gender, the book also includes coverage of the film adaptation of Cloud Atlas. The volume includes an interview with David Mitchell as well as annotated guides to further reading and online resources.

Hywel Dix, Bournemouth University, UK Adapted by adaptor

The first scholarly study of the ‘late-career novel’, this book explores the ways in which bestselling contemporary novelists look back and respond to their earlier successes in their subsequent writings. Exploring the work of major novelists such as Carter, Naipaul, Rushdie, McEwan, Faulks and Ishiguro, The Late Career Novelist draws on social psychology and career construction theory to examine how the dynamics of a literary career play out in the fictional worlds of our best-known novelists. From here, Hywel Dix develops and argues for a new mode of reading contemporary writing on the contexts of current literary culture. UK August 2017 • US August 2017 • 224 pages HB 9781350030060 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350030084 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350030077 Bloomsbury Academic

UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 208 pages HB 9781474262101 • £50.00 / $68.00 Individual eBook 9781474262118 • £49.99 / $53.99 Library eBook 9781474262125 Series: Contemporary Critical Perspectives • Bloomsbury Academic

C O N T E M P O R A R Y L I T E R AT U R E

David Mitchell

John le Carré and the Cold War

This Is Not a Copy

Toby Manning, University of Birmingham, UK Adapted by adaptor

Writing at the Iterative Turn Kaja Marczewska, University of Westminster, London, UK Adapted by adaptor

Developing the concept of the “iterative turn,” This Is Not a Copy identifies and theorizes the turn toward ubiquitous iteration as a condition of text-based creative practices, particularly as they respond to contemporary technologies. Weaving together discussions of literature, experimental and electronic writing, and publishing practices with debates in 20th- and 21st-century art, media culture, developing technologies, and copyright laws, Kaja Marczewska argues we must radically re-think our conceptions of creativity in the digital age. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 256 pages • 15 bw illus HB 9781501337833 • £96.00 / $120.00 Individual eBook 9781501337840 • £86.99 / $107.99 Library eBook 9781501337857 Bloomsbury Academic

Reading the major Cold War novels, including The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Smiley’s People, this book explores the political and historical contexts of le Carré’s work. John le Carré and the Cold War examines the author’s 1960s and 70s work in relation to ColdWar history, including the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Cambridge Spies, the end of the British empire, the Vietnam War and detente. An in-depth study of le Carré’s work, the book challenges the critical consensus to reveal a far less radical writer than is conventionally assumed. UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 240 pages HB 9781350036390 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350036413 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350036406 Bloomsbury Academic

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British Fictions of the Sixties The Making of the Swinging Decade

Rebecca West's Subversive Use of Hybrid Genres

Sebastian Groes, Roehampton University, UK

1911-41

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British Fictions of the Sixties focuses on the major socio-political changes that marked the sixties in relationship to the development of literature over the decade. This book is the first critical study to acknowledge that the 1960s can only be understood if, next to its contemporary socio-political history, its fictions and mythologies are acknowledged as a vital constituent in the understanding of the decade. Sebastian Groes offers a re-examination of canonical writers such as Iris Murdoch, Angela Carter, Muriel Spark and John Fowles and avant-garde writers including Ann Quinn, Bridget Brophy, Eva Figes, Christine Brooke-Rose, and J. G. Ballard. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 216 pages PB 9781350054196 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9780826495570 Individual eBook 9781441117069 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781441176165 Bloomsbury Academic

Conrad, Faulkner, and the Problem of NonSense Maurice Ebileeni, Arab Academic College for Education, Israel Adapted by adaptor

“A sophisticated and original analysis of the ineffable, of what language is incapable of expressing directly, in several important works by Joseph Conrad and William Faulkner. Conrad was Faulkner’s great mentor, and Ebileeni explores the surprising parallels among their themes and techniques. The theoretical foundations of the book – primarily Lacanian – are introduced with unusual clarity. Full of original insights for readers ... Conrad, Faulkner, and the Problem of NonSense is an intellectual treat, an appealing debut for an important young scholar.” Richard Ruppel, Chapman University, USA UK March 2017 • US March 2017 • 176 pages PB 9781501330742 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501306594 Individual eBook 9781501306600 • £27.99 / $34.99 Library eBook 9781501306617 Bloomsbury Academic

Conceived in Modernism The Aesthetics and Politics of Birth Control Aimee Armande Wilson, University of Kansas, USA Adapted by adaptor

“Densely packed with meticulous academic argument … The book expanded my idea of modernism … Where scholars have previously seen the birth-control movement as arising in parallel with modernism, Wilson has found revealing intersections.” Virginia Woolf Bulletin

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Laura Cowan, University of Maine, USA Adapted by adaptor

"This is a masterful study. It is impeccably researched, compellingly written, and persuasively argued […] Cowan has written a work of commanding scholarship." Bernard Schweizer, Long Island University, USA Drawing on contemporary genre theory, this book explores the ways in which Rebecca West's mixing of genres was informed by her subversive feminist political agenda. Cowan explores West's fiction, journalism and criticism from the years 1911-1941, including her early journalism and criticism, such novels as The Return of the Soldier and her controversial multi-genre epic Black Lamb and Grey Falcon. UK March 2017 • US March 2017 • 208 pages PB 9781350028418 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781441144171 Individual eBook 9781441117397 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781441197467 Bloomsbury Academic

The Astral H.D. Occult and Religious Sources and Contexts for H.D.’s Poetry and Prose Matte Robinson, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, Canada Adapted by adaptor

"An excellent guide to H.D.’s occultism: her reading, her associative processing of that reading, and her appropriation and adaptation of it in her later poetry … This book is extraordinarily wellresearched, meticulous, and thorough." Literature & Theology “Robinson’s grasp on the occult literature H.D. was reading in her later years is impressive, and he illuminates beautifully some of the more esoteric source material of her extensive library.” Lara Vetter, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA UK August 2017 • US August 2017 • 216 pages PB 9781501335839 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781628924176 Individual eBook 9781628924183 • £27.99 / $34.99 Library eBook 9781628924190 Bloomsbury Academic

Gertrude Stein in Europe Reconfigurations Across Media, Disciplines, and Traditions Edited by Sarah Posman, University of Ghent, Belgium & Laura Luise Schultz, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Adapted by adaptor

This book demonstrates that the political positions surrounding birth control have roots in literary concerns, specifically those of modernist writers. Aimee Wilson argues not only that they exerted a lasting influence on the way activists framed the emerging politics of contraception, but that birth control activism helped shape some of modernism’s most innovative concepts.

Although often hailed as a ‘quintessentially American’ writer, the modernist poet, novelist and playwright Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) spent most of her life in France. With chapters written by leading international scholars, Gertrude Stein in Europe is the first sustained exploration of the European artistic and intellectual networks in which Stein’s work was first developed and circulated. Exploring the European contexts of and influences on Stein's writing, this book opens up new perspectives on Stein as a writer and on the centrality of artistic and intellectual networks to European modernism.

UK June 2017 • US June 2017 • 176 pages • 1 b/w illustration PB 9781501333958 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501307133 Individual eBook 9781501307140 • £27.99 / $34.99 Library eBook 9781501307157 Bloomsbury Academic

UK April 2017 • US April 2017 • 312 pages • 5 halftones PB 9781350030367 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474242288 Individual eBook 9781474242295 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781474242301 Bloomsbury Academic

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Series Editors: Matthew Feldman, Teesside University, UK; Erik Tonning, University of Bergen, Norway Informed by archival research, and working beyond the usual European/American avant-garde 1900-1945 parameters the series reassesses established images of modernist writers by developing fresh views of intellectual backgrounds and working methods.

Modernist Lives Biography and Autobiography at Leonard and Virgina Woolf's Hogarth Press Claire Battershill, Simon Fraser University, Canada Adapted by adaptor

Focusing on the biographies and autobiographies published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press from 1917-1946, Battershill shows the importance of publishing history in understanding modernist literary work and culture. Modernist Lives draws on the press's archival material to show how the Woolfs' literary theories were expressed in all aspects of their publishing: their marketing strategies, editorial practices and the literary composition of their acquisitions. Featuring the works of figures like Christopher Isherwood, Henry Green, Viola Tree, Vita Sackville-West and the Woolfs, Battershill illuminates the history of Hogarth books from their initial solicitation to their reception by readers and critics. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 256 pages HB 9781350043817 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350043831 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350043848 Series: Historicizing Modernism • Bloomsbury Academic

Charles Henri Ford: Between Modernism and Postmodernism Alexander Howard, University of New South Wales, Australia Adapted by adaptor

The first American surrealist poet, a prolific literary editor and a seminal influence on the New York School of poetry, Charles Henri Ford was a key figure in the transition from late modernist to postmodern culture in America. Charles Henri Ford: Between Modernism and Postmodernism is the first book-length scholarly study of this important literary figure. Drawing on new archival research – including explorations of Ford’s correspondence with the likes of Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, Djuna Barnes and many others – the book explores the full impact of Ford’s contribution to 20th-century American literary culture.

James Joyce and Absolute Music Michelle Witen, University of Basel, Switzerland Adapted by adaptor

Drawing on draft manuscripts and other archival material, James Joyce and Absolute Music, explores Joyce’s deep engagement with musical form. Michelle Witen examines how Joyce draws on the musical figure of the fugue to structure the Sirens episode of his modernist masterpiece Ulysses and earlier examples of this form in such works as Dubliners and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Informed by a deep understanding of music theory, the book goes on to consider the “pure music” of his final work Finnegans Wake. This groundbreaking study reveals new depths to this enduring body of work.

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Historicizing Modernism

UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 320 pages • 9 bw illus HB 9781350014220 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350014237 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350014244 Series: Historicizing Modernism • Bloomsbury Academic

T. E. Hulme and the Ideological Politics of Early Modernism Henry Mead, Teesside University, UK Adapted by adaptor

Drawing on a range of archival materials, T.E. Hulme and the Ideological Politics of Early Modernism explores the writing career of the poet, philosopher, art critic, and political commentator. This book traces Hulme’s relationship with New Age editor A. R. Orage as well as his debts to French Symbolism, evolutionary psychology, Neo-Royalism, and philosophical pragmatism to show how Hulme combined anarchist and conservative impulses in his journey towards a ‘religious attitude’. The result is a nuanced account of Hulme's ideological politics, complicating the received view of his work as proto-fascist. UK March 2017 • US March 2017 • 288 pages • 3 illustrations PB 9781350028432 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472582027 Individual eBook 9781472582034 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781472582010 Series: Historicizing Modernism • Bloomsbury Academic

British Literature and Classical Music Cultural Contexts 1870-1945 David Deutsch, University of Alabama, USA Adapted by adaptor

UK May 2017 • US May 2017 • 264 pages HB 9781474278577 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781474278584 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781474278591 Series: Historicizing Modernism • Bloomsbury Academic

"Extremely stimulating and well-informed ... [This] book offers a wealth of information and astute analyses." Cercles Covering authors such T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Aldous Huxley, H.G. Wells and D.H. Lawrence, British Literature and Classical Music examines literature produced during a period of widely proliferating musical activity in both public and private settings. Through the use of archives of concert programs, cult novels, and letters, the book examines how authors both celebrated and satirized the musicality of the lower-middle and working classes, same-sex desiring individuals, and cosmopolitan promoters of a shared European culture. UK March 2017 • US March 2017 • 272 pages PB 9781350028463 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474235815 Individual eBook 9781474235822 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781474235839 Series: Historicizing Modernism • Bloomsbury Academic

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Late Modernism and 'The English Intelligencer' On the Poetics of Community Alex Latter Adapted by adaptor

"[A] valuable and necessary study ... [and] an important archival achievement." Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry Despite its brief run and the diminutive size of its audience, The English Intelligencer is a key publication in the history of British literary modernism. Late Modernism and The English Intelligencer gives the first full account of the publication’s extraordinary history, bringing to light extensive new archival material to establish an authoritative contextualisation of its operation and its relationship with post-war British poetry. UK March 2017 • US March 2017 • 288 pages PB 9781350028425 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472575821 Individual eBook 9781472575838 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781472575845 Series: Historicizing Modernism • Bloomsbury Academic

John Kasper and Ezra Pound Saving the Republic Alec Marsh, Muhlenberg College, USA Adapted by adaptor

"Marsh's study is a vitally important one ... [A] timely and very valuable contribution to the ongoing debate about Pound's politics." Review of English Studies This is the first book to comprehensively explore the extensive correspondence - lasting over a decade and numbering hundreds of letters - between Ezra Pound and the militant far-right activist John Kasper. Shedding a disturbing new light on Ezra Pound's committed engagement with extreme right-wing politics in Civil Rights-era America, John Kasper and Ezra Pound is an essential read for students of 20th-century literature. UK March 2017 • US March 2017 • 320 pages PB 9781350028401 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472508867 Individual eBook 9781472513021 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781472511966 Series: Historicizing Modernism • Bloomsbury Academic

Modernism at the Microphone Radio, Propaganda, and Literary Aesthetics During World War II Melissa Dinsman, University of Notre Dame, USA Adapted by adaptor

Modernism at the Microphone: Radio, Propaganda and Literary Aesthetics During World War II is a comprehensive study of the role of modernist writers’ radio work in the propaganda war and the relationship between modernist literary aesthetics and propaganda. Drawing on new archival research, the book covers the broadcast work of such key figures as Bertolt Brecht, Walter Benjamin, T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, Orson Welles, Dorothy L. Sayers, C.S. Lewis, Ernest Hemingway and Robert Frost. UK March 2017 • US March 2017 • 264 pages PB 9781350028456 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472595072 Individual eBook 9781472595089 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781472595096 Series: Historicizing Modernism • Bloomsbury Academic

Reading Apollinaire's Calligrammes Willard Bohn, Illinois State University, USA Adapted by adaptor

Reading Apollinaire's Calligrammes examines Guillaume Apollinaire’s second major collection of poetry. Composed between 1913 and 1918, the nineteen poems examined here fall into two main groups: the experimental poetry and the war poetry. They also provide glimpses of the poet’s personal history, from his affair with Louise de Coligny-Châtillon to his engagement to Madeleine Pagès and his marriage with Jacqueline Kolb. Each section examines all of the previous scholarship for the work in question, provides a detailed analysis, and, in many cases, offers a new interpretation. UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 208 pages HB 9781501338311 • £88.00 / $110.00 Individual eBook 9781501338328 • £79.99 / $98.99 Library eBook 9781501338335 Bloomsbury Academic

Satirizing Modernism Popular Modernism and Its Legacies

Aesthetic Autonomy, Romanticism, and the Avant-Garde Emmett Stinson, University of Newcastle, Australia Adapted by adaptor

From Pop Literature to Video Games Edited by Scott Ortolano, Florida SouthWestern State College, USA Adapted by adaptor

Popular Modernism and Its Legacies expands modernist studies to investigate how the concepts, figures, and aesthetics of modernism continue to play essential, often undetected, roles across an array of contemporary works, genres, and media. The established and emerging scholars collected here offer distinct perspectives on popular modernism, ranging across time periods and from literature, film, and television to comics and video games. Popular Modernism and Its Legacies provides new perspectives on important works that are at the center of our cultural imagination. UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 224 pages • 15 bw illus HB 9781501325113 • £96.00 / $120.00 Individual eBook 9781501325120 • £86.99 / $107.99 Library eBook 9781501325137 Bloomsbury Academic

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"A must-read book not only for scholars of modernism but also for scholars working on the experimental writers Stinson foregrounds (Wyndham Lewis, William Gaddis, and Gilbert Sorrentino). An exceptionally judicious reconsideration of the limits and possibilities of an essential emphasis in cultural history." Nathan Waddell, University of Nottingham, UK Satirizing Modernism examines 20th-century novels that satirize avant-garde artists and authors while also using experimental techniques associated with literary modernism. In self-reflexively critiquing their own aesthetics, these works express an unconventional modernism that revises literary history and continues to be felt today. UK June 2017 • US June 2017 • 232 pages HB 9781501329081 • £88.00 / $110.00 Individual eBook 9781501329098 • £79.99 / $98.99 Library eBook 9781501329104 Bloomsbury Academic

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Katherine Mansfield and the Bloomsbury Group

Elsa Högberg, University of Uppsala, Sweden

Edited by Todd Martin, Huntington University, USA

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Virginia Woolf and the Ethics of Intimacy explores the politics and ethics of Woolf's psychologically intimate literary method. The book reveals how the notions of intimacy central to Woolf's interwar novels - Jacob's Room, Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and The Waves - inform her political and ethical stances against violence, patriotism and war. Drawing on contemporary theory, including the works of Judith Butler, Luce Irigaray and Julia Kristeva, Elsa Högberg casts new light on the politics of modernism's aesthetic commitments. UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 288 pages HB 9781350022713 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350022720 • £64.99 / $69.99 Library eBook 9781350022737 Bloomsbury Academic

The Bloomsbury Companion to Modernist Literature Edited by Ulrika Maude, University of Bristol, UK & Mark Nixon, University of Reading, UK Adapted by adaptor

In this book, leading international scholars survey the major ideas and debates that have made the study of modernist literature one of the most vibrant areas of Literary Studies today. The Bloomsbury Companion to Modernist Literature is a comprehensive reference guide to current research in the field and includes a substantial resources section that provides a practical aid for researchers - keywords, resource guides and an annotated bibliography. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 512 pages HB 9781780936413 • £100.00 / $136.00 Individual eBook 9781780936550 • £99.99 / $107.99 Library eBook 9781780935003 Series: Bloomsbury Companions • Bloomsbury Academic

On Late Style Music and Literature Against the Grain

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"An inspiring and very engaging collection of essays from many of today's most outstanding Mansfield specialists." Claire Davison-Pegon, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, France Bringing together biographical and critical studies, Katherine Mansfield and the Bloomsbury Group examines Mansfield's relationships – personal and literary – with such major modernist figures as Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, Aldous Huxley and Walter de la Mare as well as the ways in which her work engaged with and reacted against Bloomsbury aesthetics. UK June 2017 • US June 2017 • 264 pages • 1 b/w illustration HB 9781474298971 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781474298988 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781474298995 Bloomsbury Academic

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Postcolonial Writing New Contexts, New Narratives, New Debates Edited by Jenni Ramone, Nottingham Trent University, UK

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Virginia Woolf and the Ethics of Intimacy

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The Bloomsbury Introduction to Postcolonial Writing is an advanced introduction to prominent issues in contemporary postcolonial literary studies. With chapters written by leading scholars in the field, the book covers: key contemporary topics, from ecocriticism, refugeeism, gender and sexuality, to the digital humanities; a wide range of genres, from the novel, theatre and poetry to life-writing, graphic novels, film and games; writing from many regions, including Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and African American writing. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 376 pages PB 9781474240079 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781474240086 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474240093 • £21.99 / $23.99 Library eBook 9781474240109 Bloomsbury Academic

Edward Said Adapted by adaptor

On Late Style was the final published work of Edward Said, author of Orientalism and one of the most important cultural critics of the postwar era. Said explores the works of artists in their twilight years and finds that these works are often rebellious rather than conservative, prophetic not nostalgic and creatively restless far more than they are complacent. Deftly ranging across literature, music, art and film and the works of such artists as Euripides, Beethoven, Mozart, Genet and Mann, On Late Style is a dazzling display from one of the great critics of the 20th century. UK February 2017 • 144 pages PB 9781350016804 • £12.99 Individual eBook 9781350016828 • £12.99 Library eBook 9781350016811 Series: Bloomsbury Revelations • Bloomsbury Academic World English (excluding USA/Canada)

Sharing Common Ground A Space for Ethics Robert Harvey, Stony Brook University, USA Adapted by adaptor

"Imaginative and painstaking, Sharing Common Ground calls on critical thinking to catch up with literature's weird insights, with the counterintuitive possibilities—the 'spaces otherwise'—that literature offers to thought. A most original, absorbing book." Thangam Ravindranathan, Brown University, USA Sharing Common Ground uses historical, photographic, and literary examples, including translations of two previously unpublished works by Marguerite Duras, to showcase the ethical capacity of art. It reveals how the endeavor to think and imagine in common, and especially about the spaces we inhabit together, is critically important to human beings, artistically, culturally, and ethically. UK June 2017 • US June 2017 • 328 pages • 26 b/w illustrations PB 9781501329593 • £23.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781501329609 • £96.00 / $120.00 Individual eBook 9781501329623 • £20.99 / $25.99 Library eBook 9781501329616 Bloomsbury Academic World English

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Literatures, Cultures, Translation Series Editors: Brian James Baer, Kent State University, USA; Michelle Woods, the State University of New York, New Paltz, USA Literatures, Cultures, Translation engages central issues in translation studies, such as history, politics and gender in and of literary translation, while also opening new avenues for study. Books in the series are written for students and scholars of translation studies, both those who are studying practical aspects such as interpreting and translation as well as those who are engaging with theory, history, reception studies, and the cultural implications of translation.

The Translator on Stage Geraldine Brodie, University College London, UK Adapted by adaptor

"An essential book on the mystery, complexity and glory of translation for the stage. I could not put this book down." Emily Mann, McCarter Theatre Center, USA Based on a sample of eight plays—including Festen, Don Carlos, Hedda Gabler, and The UN Inspector— that were all staged within a three-month period, The Translator on Stage is informed by interviews with the productions' producers, artistic directors, directors, literary managers, playwrights and specialist translators. It sheds new light not only on theatrical translation procedures, but also on the place of translation in society today. UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 176 pages PB 9781501322105 • £23.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781501322112 • £96.00 / $120.00 Individual eBook 9781501322129 • £20.99 / $25.99 Library eBook 9781501322136 Series: Literatures, Cultures, Translation • Bloomsbury Academic

Literature and the Experience of Globalization Texts Without Borders Svend Erik Larsen, Aarhus University, Denmark Adapted by adaptor

Taking literary globalization studies beyond its traditional political focus, Literature and the Experience of Globalization explores how writers from Shakespeare through Goethe to J.M. Coetzee, Amitav Ghosh and Bruce Chatwin engage with the human dimensions of globalization. Through a wide range of insightful close readings, Svend Erik Larsen brings contemporary world literature approaches to bear on cross-cultural experiences of migration and travel, translation, memory, history and embodied knowledge. In doing so, this important intervention demonstrates how literature becomes an essential site for understanding the ways in which globalization has become an integral part of everyday experience. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 368 pages • 3 bw illus HB 9781350007567 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350007574 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350008304 Bloomsbury Academic

Literary Translation and the Making of Originals Karen Emmerich, Princeton University, USA Adapted by adaptor

"This book is long overdue. Karen Emmerich's focus on the shaping effect translation has on originals is not only unique but compelling, and she writes in a lively, accessible, and everywhere intelligent style that makes every line a pleasure to read." Douglas Robinson, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong This volume engages the politics and ethics of translation, the establishment and promotion of particular "originals," and the role translation plays in the formation of national and international literary canons. By challenging the assumption that stable originals even exist, Karen Emmerich also calls into question the tropes of ideal equivalence and unavoidable loss that contribute to the low status of translation in literary and academic marketplaces. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 232 pages • 6 b/w illustrations PB 9781501329906 • £23.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781501329913 • £96.00 / $120.00 Individual eBook 9781501329920 • £20.99 / $25.99 Library eBook 9781501329937 Series: Literatures, Cultures, Translation • Bloomsbury Academic

Mourning Freud Madelon Sprengnether, University of Minnesota, USA Adapted by adaptor

The modernist Freud of the early 20th century has ceded to the postmodern Freud of the 21st. Madelon Sprengnether examines this phenomenon from the perspective of Freud's self-analysis in relation to his generation of theory, the challenges and transformations wrought by feminism, cultural studies and postmodernism, and the speculations of contemporary neuroscience concerning the unreliability of memory. She offers a significant interpretation of major biographical episodes in Freud's life, arguing that Freud's inability to mourn the losses of his early life shaped his theories of mourning. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 288 pages PB 9781501327995 • £19.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781501328008 • £80.00 / $120.00 Individual eBook 9781501328015 • £20.99 / $25.99 Library eBook 9781501328022 Series: Psychoanalytic Horizons • Bloomsbury Academic

English as a Literature in Translation Fiona J. Doloughan, Open University, UK Adapted by adaptor

"Makes valuable contributions to the study of English literature in its broadest sense by reappraising in cognitive, hermeneutic, and aesthetic terms a wide range of heterolingual writing." Translation & Literature To what extent is English literature, formed at the confluence of different literary and cultural traditions and mediated or brokered by multilingual individuals, a literature in translation? This volume examines the complexities of writing in English and assesses the extent to which language practices in English have been localized and/or culturally inflected, even as English has become a global medium of communication. UK May 2017 • US May 2017 • 192 pages PB 9781501333170 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781628925098 Individual eBook 9781628922226 • £27.99 / $34.99 Library eBook 9781628924275 Bloomsbury Academic

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Meghan Vicks, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA Adapted by adaptor

"In this well-written, deeply theorized study of the concept of nothing and its importance for fiction, Vicks ... traces the significance of nothingness through a multifaceted, interdisciplinary account that ranges from philosophy and mathematics to psychology and narrative theory." Choice As Heidegger proposed that nothing is essential to the creation of a being, and as Derrida demonstrated how all structures are built upon a nothing, this volume suggests that nothing itself enables the narrative act, thereby allowing meaning to come into existence. UK April 2017 • US April 2017 • 208 pages PB 9781501331961 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501307218 Individual eBook 9781501307225 • £27.99 / $34.99 Library eBook 9781501307232 Bloomsbury Academic

Censorship and the Limits of the Literary A Global View Edited by Nicole Moore, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia Adapted by adaptor

"[A] remarkable collection ... The strength of this book lies in its range of research, with twelve nation states across four centuries being explored ... An important contribution to the scholarship, providing a wealth of original and engaging research." Times Literary Supplement Though literature and censorship have been conceived as longtime adversaries, this collection seeks to understand the degree to which they have been dialectical terms. Is literature ever without censorship? Does censorship need the literary? In a globalizing era for culture, does censorship represent the final (failed) version of national control? UK February 2017 • US February 2017 • 272 pages • 11 b/w illustrations PB 9781501330391 • £24.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781628920093 Individual eBook 9781628920109 • £27.99 / $34.99 Library eBook 9781628920116 Bloomsbury Academic

Literary Trials Exceptio Artis and Theories of Literature in Court Edited by Ralf Grüttemeier, Oldenburg University, Germany Adapted by adaptor

"Impressive in its comparative scope. What makes it essential reading is how it updates existing scholarship by analyzing how recent cases have have brought into question well-established ideas about literature such as exceptio artis." Mark Sanders, New York University, USA Literary Trials is the first step toward a systematic discussion of literary trials on a global scale. Reassessing some of the most famous of these trials, it also analyses less well-known but significant literary trials. Special attention is paid to recent developments in literature and judicature, indicating an increasing role for libel and defamation in the societal demarcation of what literature is, and is not, allowed to do. UK July 2017 • US July 2017 • 240 pages • 2 b/w illustrations PB 9781501334870 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501303173 Individual eBook 9781501303180 • £27.99 / $34.99 Library eBook 9781501303197 Bloomsbury Academic

The Poetics of Transgenerational Trauma Meera Atkinson, University of Sydney, Australia Adapted by adaptor

"Inventive, urgent, important and highly original. Meera Atkinson helps to define a new genre of writing that transfigures the lived experience of violence captured in literary testimonies into an urgent political category." Lisa Blackman, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK This volume offers bold and insightful readings of works that explore transmissive cycles of trauma—including Marguerite Duras's The Lover, Pat Barker's Regeneration Trilogy, and Alexis Wright's Carpentaria and The Swan Book—concluding that such testimony constitutes a fundamentally feminist experiment and encounter. UK July 2017 • US July 2017 • 240 pages HB 9781501330872 • £88.00 / $110.00 Individual eBook 9781501330889 • £79.99 / $98.99 Library eBook 9781501330896 Bloomsbury Academic

The French Genealogy of the Beat Generation

Literary Infinities

Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac's Appropriations of Modern Literature, from Rimbaud to Michaux

Baylee Brits, University of New South Wales, Australia

Véronique Lane, Independent Scholar, UK Adapted by adaptor

"Lane has written a pearl of a book, illuminating a central aspect of Beat literature that's long been obscure." Ann Charters, University of Connecticut, USA While clarifying the extent of Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac's engagements with French literature and culture, in-depth analysis of their textual appropriations emphasizes differences in their views of literature, philosophy and politics, which help us understand the early Beat circle was divided from the start. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 272 pages • 18 b/w HB 9781501325045 • £96.00 / $120.00 Individual eBook 9781501325052 • £86.99 / $107.99 Library eBook 9781501325069 Bloomsbury Academic

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Narratives of Nothing in 20thCentury Literature

Number and Narrative in Modern Fiction Adapted by adaptor

Literary Infinities analyses the connection between the late 19th-century revolution in the mathematics of the infinite and the literature of 20th-century modernism. Baylee Brits considers the role of numbers and the concept of the infinite in key modernists, including James Joyce, Italo Svevo, Jorge Luis Borges, Samuel Beckett and J.M. Coetzee. This 'modernist' infinity is shown to undergird key innovations in narrative form, bridging the mathematical and the literary, presentation and representation, formalism and the tactile imagination. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 176 pages HB 9781501331466 • £88.00 / $110.00 Individual eBook 9781501331473 • £79.99 / $98.99 Library eBook 9781501331459 Bloomsbury Academic

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Literatures as World Literature Series Editor: Thomas Oliver Beebee, Penn State University, USA Literatures as World Literature takes a novel approach to world literature by analyzing specific constellations—according to language, nation, form, or theme—of literary texts and authors in their worldliterary dimensions. World literature has been mapped and theorized in the abstract, but the majority of critical work, the filling in of what has been traced, lies ahead of us. Literatures as World Literature begins the task of filling in the devilish details by allowing scholars to move outward from their own area of specialization. The hope is to foster scholarly writing that approaches more closely the polyphonic, multiperspectival nature of the world literature we wish to explore.

From Paris to Tlön Surrealism as World Literature Delia Ungureanu, Harvard University, USA Adapted by adaptor

"With its compelling blend of cultural history, literary analysis, and scholarly detective work, From Paris to Tlön belongs in every surrealist's flea market and every comparatist's library." David Damrosch, Harvard University, USA From Paris to Tlön gives a fresh account of surrealism's surprising success, exploring the process of artistic transfer by which the surrealist object rapidly evolved from a purely poetic conception to a mainstay of surrealist visual art and then a key element in late modernist and postmodern fiction, from Borges and Nabokov to such disparate writers as Gabriel García Márquez, Haruki Murakami, and Orhan Pamuk in the 21st century. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 336 pages • 11 color images 32 black and white images PB 9781501341090 • £27.99 / $34.95 HB 9781501333194 • £96.00 / $120.00 Individual eBook 9781501333200 • £20.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781501333217 Series: Literatures as World Literature • Bloomsbury Academic

Romanian Literature as World Literature Edited by Mircea Martin, University of Bucharest, Romania, Christian Moraru, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA & Andrei Terian, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania Adapted by adaptor

This volume develops a range of geopolitical readings of texts, moments, and trends in the modern history of Romanian literature. The contributors place their object at the crossroads of regions and styles in order to draw conclusions whose relevance extends beyond Romanian, Romance, and East European worlds. The critics' “intersectional” revisiting of this particular literature, they contend, applies to most if not all national literatures. In fact, this case study is likely to bring into view aspects of world literature that the study of better-known cultures has revealed to a lesser extent. UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 320 pages HB 9781501327919 • £96.00 / $120.00 Individual eBook 9781501327926 • £86.99 / $107.99 Library eBook 9781501327933 Series: Literatures as World Literature • Bloomsbury Academic

American Literature as World Literature Edited by Jeffrey R. Di Leo, University of Houston-Victoria, USA Adapted by adaptor

For better or worse, America lives in the age of “worlded” literature. Not the world literature of nations and nationalities considered from most powerful and wealthy to the least. And not the world literature found with a map. Rather, the worlded literature of individuals crossing borders, mixing stories, and speaking in dialect. The worlded literature of the multinational corporate publishing industry where the global market is all. The essays in this collection, from some of the most distinguished figures in American studies and literature, explores what it means to consider American literature as world literature. UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 240 pages HB 9781501332272 • £88.00 / $110.00 Individual eBook 9781501332289 • £79.99 / $98.99 Library eBook 9781501332302 Series: Literatures as World Literature • Bloomsbury Academic

Brazilian Literature as World Literature Edited by Eduardo F. Coutinho, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Adapted by adaptor

Brazilian Literature as World Literature is not simply an introduction to Brazilian literature but also a study of the connections between Brazil's literary production and that of the rest of the world, particularly European and North American literatures. The contributors offer comparative approaches between some of its greatest exponents and canonic authors of world literature. They also highlight the tension that has always existed in Brazilian literature between the imitation of European models and forms and a yearning for a tradition of its own, as well as modernist attempts to overcome this tension. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 288 pages HB 9781501323263 • £74.00 / $110.00 Individual eBook 9781501323270 • £79.99 / $98.99 Library eBook 9781501323287 Series: Literatures as World Literature • Bloomsbury Academic

Postcolonial Parabola Literature, Tactility, and the Ethics of Representing Trauma Jay Rajiva, Georgia State University, USA Adapted by adaptor

"Jay Rajiva's illuminating and engaging book makes a valuable contribution to postcolonial trauma studies. It manages to stand out in this increasingly crowded field thanks to its novel methodology and fresh comparative approach, productively connecting narratives bearing witness to South Asian and South African historical tragedies." Stef Craps, Ghent University, Belgium Postcolonial Parabola interrogates the relationship between the literary representation of postcolonial trauma and the embodied experience of reading postcolonial literature. Rajiva argues that these texts enmesh the reader in an asymptotic tactility: though the reader might approach the disclosure of trauma, he cannot arrive at it. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 216 pages HB 9781501325342 • £88.00 / $110.00 Individual eBook 9781501325359 • £79.99 / $98.99 Library eBook 9781501325366 Bloomsbury Academic

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The Introspective Art of Mark Twain Douglas Anderson, University of Georgia, USA

The Poetics of Wonder in Modern American Novels

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Lee Clark Mitchell, Princeton University, USA

"The best we have on Mark Twain's lifelong interest in consciousness and the motions of the mind. With graceful, thorough attention to the historical record, Anderson situates him convincingly in the era of William James and the birth of modern psychology." Bruce Michelson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

"Mere Reading sparkles with quicksilver insights that wait around every bend of Lee Mitchell's argument. He continually reminds us that what we find in the best American fiction is far messier, fresher and more puzzling than most critics are willing to admit." Michael Kowalewski, Carleton College, USA

Seeking to trace the development of Mark Twain's imagination, Douglas Anderson begins near the end, with the long dialogue What Is Man? that Twain published anonymously in 1906. Anderson follows the contours of that story as it unfolds over Twain's career, drawing on his autobiographical and travel writings, essays, letters, and little-known works, as well as his monumental works of literature.

Mere Reading argues for a return to the foundations of literary study established nearly a century ago. Mitchell offers close readings of six American novels in order to trace a shifting strain of modernist innovation that celebrates a species of magic and wonder, of aesthetic “bliss” that dumbfounds the reader and compels a reassessment of interpretive assumptions.

UK April 2017 • US April 2017 • 296 pages • 3 colour / 5 b/w illustrations PB 9781501329548 • £19.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781501329555 • £80.00 / $120.00 Individual eBook 9781501329579 • £20.99 / $25.99 Library eBook 9781501329562 Bloomsbury Academic

UK April 2017 • US April 2017 • 280 pages PB 9781501329647 • £22.99 / $27.95 • HB 9781501329654 • £72.00 / $90.00 Individual eBook 9781501329678 • £19.99 / $24.99 Library eBook 9781501329661 Bloomsbury Academic

David Foster Wallace: Fiction and Form David Hering, University of Liverpool, UK Adapted by adaptor

"An exhilarating read ... [It] represents the most significant step forward in Wallace studies for at least a decade." Adam Kelly, University of York, UK Incorporating extensive analysis of Wallace's drafts, notes and letters, and taking account of the growing field of Wallace scholarship, David Hering argues that the form of Wallace's fiction is always inextricably bound up within an ongoing conflict between the monologic and the dialogic. The final chapter offers an unprecedentedly detailed analysis of the troubled, decadelong construction of the work that became The Pale King. UK May 2017 • US May 2017 • 216 pages • 1 b/w illustration PB 9781501330568 • £22.99 / $27.95 Previously published in HB 9781628920550 Individual eBook 9781628920574 • £19.99 / $24.99 Library eBook 9781628920581 Bloomsbury Academic

Cormac McCarthy and the Signs of Sacrament Literature, Theology, and the Moral of Stories Matthew L. Potts, Divinity School, Harvard University Adapted by adaptor

“A revelatory bright stroke in the rapidly expanding field of McCarthy scholarship. Potts's immersion in McCarthy yields fresh insights and previously unexplored theological angles.” Choice

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The Unspeakable Failures of David Foster Wallace Language, Identity, and Resistance Clare Hayes-Brady, University College, Dublin, Ireland Adapted by adaptor

"Wallace fans and students of literature, philosophy, and theory alike will definitely want this collection in their library, and will no doubt refer to it time and again as a foundational text ... An excellent work of scholarship, in which Clare Hayes-Brady has shown a masterful command of both primary and secondary Wallace literature as well as the varied and often difficult philosophical waters in which he swims. With this offering Hayes-Brady skillfully and creatively reinforces her already substantial contributions to Wallace studies – in its well-informed and penetrating deconstruction of Wallace's failures, this book amounts to a splendid success." Orbit UK August 2017 • US August 2017 • 232 pages PB 9781501335846 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501313523 Individual eBook 9781501313530 • £27.99 / $34.99 Library eBook 9781501313547 Bloomsbury Academic

Kerouac Language, Poetics, and Territory Hassan Melehy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA Adapted by adaptor

"A groundbreaking analysis of Kerouac's vexed relationship to his Québécois ancestry and his experience of exile from his own history." Timothy Hampton, University of California at Berkeley, USA

This is the first book on the most pervasive religious trope in all Cormac McCarthy's works: the image of sacrament, and in particular, of eucharist. Informed by postmodern theories of narrative and Christian theologies of sacrament, Matthew Potts provides new readings of Cormac McCarthy's major novels, arguing that their dark moral significance coheres with the Christian theological tradition in difficult, demanding ways.

Of the numerous books written about Kerouac, few have seriously examined his relationship to the French language and the reason for his bilingualism, the Québec Diaspora. Hassan Melehy explores how Kerouac's poetics of exile involves meditations on moving between territories and languages.

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UK August 2017 • US August 2017 • 272 pages PB 9781501336065 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501314346 Individual eBook 9781501314353 • £27.99 / $34.99 Library eBook 9781501314360 Bloomsbury Academic

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Subject of the Event

The Web of Experience and the Forms of Reality

Reagency in the American Novel after 2000

Lynda Zwinger, University of Arizona, USA

Sebastian Huber, Fresenius University, Germany

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“In a series of skillfully rendered, implacably unruly readings, Lynda Zwinger reads Henry James as the reader James hoped for: a field of awareness as finely spun as a spiderweb suspended without any purpose other than a full openness to the pervasive presence of what might otherwise be lost beyond telling.” Donald E. Pease, Dartmouth College, USA “Offering a compellingly rich analysis of James's theory of the novel, Zwinger reads the writer's acts of 'telling' in the sharply focused style that James devoted to jokes, perverse claims, and 'dirt' in general. A remarkable read!” Dale Bauer, University of Illinois, USA UK March 2017 • US March 2017 • 152 pages PB 9781501330674 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501308987 Individual eBook 9781501308994 • £27.99 / $34.99 Library eBook 9781501309007 Bloomsbury Academic

America's Disaster Culture The Production of Natural Disasters in Literature and Pop Culture Robert C. Bell, Loyola University New Orleans, USA & Robert M. Ficociello, Holy Family University, USA Adapted by adaptor

"A much-needed, full-length study of the importance of popular culture in channeling the stories we tell about disasters. From Hurricane Katrina to The Walking Dead, the authors explore the limits and costs of a disaster culture." Ann Larabee, Michigan State University, USA This volume examines the representation of disasters, catastrophes, and apocalypses in American culture. It also observes events, such as the Dust Bowl, Hurricane Katrina, and 9/11, that are re-framed as “natural” disasters by contemporary media and pop culture. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 208 pages HB 9781628924619 • £88.00 / $110.00 Individual eBook 9781628924626 • £79.99 / $98.99 Library eBook 9781628924633 Bloomsbury Academic

Humor in Modern American Poetry Edited by Rachel Trousdale, Framingham State University, USA Adapted by adaptor

"This collection makes a giant leap in the right direction. It analyses humor not as a side-effect from the so-called main business of modernist poetics, but as one of modern poetry's most significant concerns." Jonathan Ellis, University of Sheffield, UK Humor in Modern American Poetry shows that modern poetry is full of humorous moments, from comic verse published in popular magazines to the absurd juxtapositions of The Cantos. Humor is as essential to the serious work of Wallace Stevens as it is to the light verse of Dorothy Parker. It can be used to claim poetic authority, re-define literary tradition, make political attacks, and, surprisingly, promote sympathy among readers. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 224 pages HB 9781501334733 • £88.00 / $110.00 Individual eBook 9781628920253 • £79.99 / $98.99 Bloomsbury Academic

"A fresh and exciting intervention in philosophical literary criticism." Martin Paul Eve, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Subject of the Event analyzes five critically acclaimed novels of the new millennium—Cormac McCarthy's The Road (2006), Jess Walter's The Zero (2006), Mark Z. Danielewski's Only Revolutions (2006), Paul Beatty's Slumberland (2008) and Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day (2006)—and argues that they create different 'subjects of the event' that are empowered with 'reagency'. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 328 pages PB 9781501338083 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501317125 Individual eBook 9781501317095 • £86.99 / $107.99 Library eBook 9781501317101 Bloomsbury Academic

Otherwise, Revolution! Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead OTHERWISE, REVOLUTION!

Rebecca Tillett, University of East Anglia, UK Adapted by adaptor

Leslie Marmon Silko's 1991 novel Almanac of the Dead is a profound and challenging analysis of late capitalist society and how powerful minority elites ensure that their power is never challenged nor shared, through the complicit discourses of imperialism, patriarchy, religion, medicine, science and technology. Rebecca Tillett assesses the continued relevance of Almanac's vision of oppressive capitalism. Perhaps most importantly, this study provides a groundbreaking reading of Almanac for the 21st century, comparing Silko's activist armies with international popular social justice activism such as the Arab Spring and the international Occupy movement. Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead REBECCA TILLETT

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Telling in Henry James

After the Stasi Collaboration and the Struggle for Sovereign Subjectivity in the Writing of German Unification Annie Ring, University of Cambridge, UK Adapted by adaptor

After the Stasi uncovers how writers from the German unification to the present day have explored collaboration as a challenge to the sovereignty of subjectivity. Ring interweaves analysis of literary fiction and life-writing by former Stasi spies and victims with archive documents, new readings from literary modernism and cultural theories of the self. Whilst considering the shift in the East German writing following 1989, Ring provocatively suggests that writers' accounts of collaboration under the Stasi attest to a less-thansovereign subjectivity. Such a notion is crucial for understanding the complicities to which we continue to consent in the capitalist present. UK March 2017 • US March 2017 • 280 pages • 4 b/w illustrations PB 9781350029736 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472567604 Individual eBook 9781472567611 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781472567628 Bloomsbury Academic

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New Directions in German Studies Series Editor: Imke Meyer, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA A long and venerable tradition of "Germanistik" has been opened up in exciting ways in the past few decades. The series taps into that tradition and its growth into German Studies, incorporating interdisciplinary approaches to the analysis of the rich intellectual and cultural histories of the German-speaking countries. It showcases projects focusing on hitherto underrepresented authors as well as those that seek to reframe canonical works in light of new perspectives and methodologies.

Building Socialism Architecture and Urbanism in East German Literature, 1955-1973 Curtis Swope, Trinity University, USA Adapted by adaptor

"Curtis Swope offers intriguing close readings of the GDR's literary imagination of architecture based on rich sources with an international scope. This book will shape the study of the GDR—I was unable to put it down until I had read the last page." Barbara Mennel, University of Florida, USA Building Socialism reveals how East German writers' engagement with the rapidly changing built environment from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s constitutes an untold story about the emergence of literary experimentation in the post-War period. It explores the centrality of architecture to modernist literature in dialogue with literary and left-wing theoretical traditions and with international assessments of modernist architecture and urban planning.

Ghostwriting W. G. Sebald's Poetics of History Richard T. Gray, University of Washington, USA Adapted by adaptor

"Gray is a remarkable reader of Sebald. Meticulous in his attention to detail as well as learned in understanding of the broader contexts, he teaches us new ways to think about this enigmatic writer." Carol Jacobs, Yale University, USA Ghostwriting provides the first comprehensive analysis of the fictional prose narratives of the émigré writer W. G. Sebald. Examining Sebald's well-known published texts in the context of largely unknown unpublished works, and informed by documents and information from Sebald's literary estate, this book offers a detailed portrait of his characteristic literary techniques and how they emerged and matured out of the practices and attitudes he represented in his profession as a literary scholar. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 416 pages HB 9781501329999 • £96.00 / $120.00 Individual eBook 9781501330001 • £86.99 / $107.99 Library eBook 9781501330018 Series: New Directions in German Studies • Bloomsbury Academic

Stereotype and Destiny in Arthur Schnitzler's Prose Five Psycho-Sociological Readings Marie Kolkenbrock, University of Cambridge, UK Adapted by adaptor

UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 256 pages • 11 bw illus HB 9781501328114 • £80.00 / $120.00 Individual eBook 9781501328121 • £86.99 / $107.99 Library eBook 9781501328138 Series: New Directions in German Studies • Bloomsbury Academic

Readings in the Anthropocene The Environmental Humanities, German Studies, and Beyond Edited by Sabine Wilke, University of Washington, Seattle, USA & Japhet Johnstone, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany Adapted by adaptor

"This excellent volume is distinguished by its cross-disciplinary reach, historical depth, and the considered attention that it brings to the conceptual and poetological, material and moral challenges of the Anthropocene." Kate Rigby, Bath Spa University, UK The essays in this volume bring German culture to bear on what it means to live in the Anthropocene from a historical, ethical, and aesthetic perspective. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 336 pages • 15 b/w illustrations HB 9781501307751 • £96.00 / $120.00 Individual eBook 9781501307768 • £86.99 / $107.99 Library eBook 9781501307775 Series: New Directions in German Studies • Bloomsbury Academic

This volume offers a new psycho-sociological perspective on the narrative works of Arthur Schnitzler. While the relationship between the terms "stereotype" and "destiny" is by no means immediately obvious, Kolkenbrock shows how these notions serve as an interrelated coping mechanism for a central psychological conflict of modernity: namely, the paradoxical need to be recognized as both "normal" and "special" at the same time. While Schnitzler's narrative works address central questions of identity and subjecthood, Kolkenbrock's close readings also reveal how the texts inscribe themselves aesthetically in the literary tradition of Romanticism and offer crucial sources for understanding Schnitzler's representations of embattled subjecthood. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 288 pages HB 9781501330964 • £96.00 / $120.00 Individual eBook 9781501330971 • £86.99 / $107.99 Library eBook 9781501330988 Series: New Directions in German Studies • Bloomsbury Academic

Thomas Mann and Shakespeare Something Rich and Strange Edited by Tobias Döring, LMU München, Germany & Ewan Fernie, University of Birmingham, UK Adapted by adaptor

"It is strange that this important identification has been so little heeded or seriously examined for so long. At last the present book makes up for such neglect." Heinrich Detering, President of the German Academy for Language and Literature UK August 2017 • US August 2017 • 280 pages • 4 b/w illustrations PB 9781501336089 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781628922097 Individual eBook 9781628922103 • £27.99 / $34.99 Library eBook 9781628922110 Series: New Directions in German Studies • Bloomsbury Academic

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Out of Place

Susan E. Gustafson, University of Rochester, USA

German Realism, Displacement and Modernity

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"Truly novel in its approach and refreshing for its ecumenical breadth. This is a courageous, life-affirming book that does not shy away from addressing the topics of commitment and the connections of the heart." Alice Kuzniar, University of Waterloo, Canada The questions Goethe's plays and novels pose are often modern and challenging: Do social conventions, family expectations, and legal mandates matter? Gustafson's close analysis shows that Goethe rejected loveless relationships (for example, arranged marriages) and accepted and promoted all relationships formed through spontaneous affinities and love (including heterosexual, same-sex, bisexual, group, parental, and adoptive). UK August 2017 • US August 2017 • 208 pages PB 9781501336072 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501315763 Individual eBook 9781501315770 • £27.99 / $34.99 Library eBook 9781501315787 Series: New Directions in German Studies • Bloomsbury Academic

John B. Lyon, University of Pittsburgh, USA Adapted by adaptor

"Lyon's rigorous but engagingly written book makes a significant contribution to scholarship in re-assessing 19th-century German Realism as a pioneering literary movement anticipating 20thcentury modernism and philosophical debates about place and space in society." Monatshefte Out of Place analyzes the works of three major representatives of German Realism—Wilhelm Raabe, Theodor Fontane, and Gottfried Keller—situating the perceived loss of place evident in their texts within the contemporary discourse of housing and urban reform, as well as through the lens of 20th-century theories of place. Lyon highlights the struggle to address issues of place and space that reappear today in debates about environmentalism, transnationalism, globalization, and regionalism. UK November 2016 • US November 2016 • 256 pages PB 9781501332500 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781441133403 Individual eBook 9781441105967 • £27.99 / $34.99 Library eBook 9781441117014 Series: New Directions in German Studies • Bloomsbury Academic

New Directions in Religion and Literature Series Editors: Mark Knight, Lancaster University, UK; Emma Mason, University of Warwick, UK This series showcases new work at the forefront of religion and literature through short studies written by leading and rising scholars in the field. Books pursue a variety of theoretical approaches as they engage with writing from different religious and literary traditions. Collectively, the series offers a timely critical intervention to the interdisciplinary crossover between religion and literature, speaking to wider contemporary interests and mapping out new directions for the field in the early 21st century.

The Gospel According to the Novelist Religious Scripture and Contemporary Fiction Magdalena Maczynska, Marymount Manhattan College, USA Adapted by adaptor

"Highly recommended." CHOICE Why have so many prominent literary authors—from Philip Pullman and José Saramago to Michèle Roberts and Colm Tóibín—recently rewritten the canonical story of Jesus Christ? What does that say about our supposedly secular age? In this insightful study, Magdalena Maczynska defines and examines the genre of scriptural metafiction: novels that not only transform religious texts but also draw attention to these transformations. In addition to providing rich examples and close readings, Maczynska positions literary studies within interdisciplinary debates about religion and secularity. UK March 2017 • US March 2017 • 160 pages PB 9781350028449 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781780936239 Individual eBook 9781780937755 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781780935782 Series: New Directions in Religion and Literature • Bloomsbury Academic

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Goethe's Families of the Heart

Jewish Feeling Difference and Affect in NineteenthCentury Jewish Women's Writing Richa Dwor, Douglas College, Canada Adapted by adaptor

"Deftly combines philosophy, theology and literature to demonstrate a new category of affect - both Midrashic and secular - manifest in the realm of nineteenth-century Anglo-Jewish female writing." Times Literary Supplement Jewish Feeling explores how Jewish women writers such as Amy Levy and Grace Aguilar developed a distinctive approach to literary form that contrasted with mainstream Victorian literary appeals to feeling by way of sentimentality and psychological manipulation in the work of novelists such as George Eliot. UK April 2017 • US April 2017 • 208 pages PB 9781350030374 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472589798 Individual eBook 9781472589804 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781472589811 Series: New Directions in Religion and Literature • Bloomsbury Academic

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Beyond the Willing Suspension of Disbelief

Sufism in Western Literature, Art and Thought

Poetic Faith from Coleridge to Tolkien

From Modernism to Postmodernism

Michael Tomko, Villanova University, USA

Ziad Elmarsafy, University of York, UK

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"Elegantly written, theologically informed, this is top-level critical theory." Catholic Herald Samuel Taylor Coleridge's conception of "the willing suspension of disbelief" marks a pivotal moment in the history of literary theory. Returning to Coleridge's criticism to reconstruct this idea as a form of "poetic faith", Michael Tomko lays the foundations of a new theologically-oriented mode of literary criticism. Bringing Coleridge into dialogue with other writers from Augustine to I.A. Richards, Terry Eagleton and J.R.R. Tolkein, Beyond the Willing Suspension of Disbelief offers a post-secular literary criticism that is not only historically and politically aware but also engaged with aesthetic form. UK May 2017 • US May 2017 • 184 pages • 6 b/w PB 9781350036024 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781780937304 Individual eBook 9781780935928 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781780938363 Series: New Directions in Religion and Literature • Bloomsbury Academic

Sufism in Western Literature, Art and Thought explores the many dialogues and intersections between the language and ideas of Sufism and the key figures of 20th- and 21st-century art, literature and philosophy. Focussing on the many exchanges and the rich relationships that these intersections have created from the modernist to the postmodernist period, the book covers such writers, thinkers and artists as Jacques Derrida, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Salman Rushdie, Doris Lessing and Philip K. Dick. UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 192 pages HB 9781780938240 • £50.00 / $68.00 Individual eBook 9781780936543 • £49.99 / $53.99 Library eBook 9781780936949 Series: New Directions in Religion and Literature • Bloomsbury Academic

Faith in Poetry Verse Style as a Mode of Religious Belief

The Bible in the American Short Story Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg, Colgate University, USA & Peter S. Hawkins, Yale University Divinity School, USA Adapted by adaptor

In a series of accessible chapters, Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg and Peter S. Hawkins pair close-readings of short stories by leading contemporary writers such as Flannery O'Connor, Philip Roth, Tobias Woolf and Julia Valdez Quade with examinations of the biblical passages that they reference. Exploring episodes from the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament and both Jewish and Christian heritages, this book is an important contribution to understanding the influence of the Bible in contemporary literature.

Michael D. Hurley, St. Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, UK Adapted by adaptor

In Faith in Poetry, Michael D. Hurley explores how five great writers engaged their religious faith in poetry, with a view to asking why they chose that literary form in the first place. Hurley considers both how their poetry achieved things that other kinds of language or expression could not and whether their poetry itself operated as a unique mode of believing. The book sheds light on the interplay between literature and theology across the long 19th century, at a time when the authority and practice of both was being fiercely reimagined. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 240 pages HB 9781474234078 • £70.00 / $94.00 Individual eBook 9781474234085 • £69.99 / $75.99 Library eBook 9781474234092 Series: New Directions in Religion and Literature • Bloomsbury Academic

UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 256 pages HB 9781474237161 • £70.00 / $94.00 Individual eBook 9781474237178 • £69.99 / $75.99 Library eBook 9781474237185 Series: New Directions in Religion and Literature • Bloomsbury Academic

The Divine Face in Four Writers Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Hesse, and C. S. Lewis Maurice Hunt, Baylor University, USA Adapted by adaptor

"I came away from this book with a new recognition of an important motif in Western religious and cultural history. I also came away with a deeper understanding of the psychology of religious belief. It is an impressive achievement." James Hirsh, Professor of English, Georgia State University, USA Maurice Hunt explores both the human yearning to see the divine face from post-Apostolic time to the 20th century, as well as the significance of the hidden divine face in writings by Spenser, Milton, Hesse, and Lewis.

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Series Editors: Greg Garrard, University of British Columbia at Okanagan, Canada; Richard Kerridge, Bath Spa University, UK Environmental Cultures makes available to students and scholars at all levels the latest cutting-edge research on the diverse ways in which culture has responded to the age of environmental crisis. Publishing ambitious and innovative literary ecocriticism that crosses disciplines, national boundaries and media, books in the series explore and test the challenges of ecocriticism to conventional forms of cultural study.

Climate Crisis and the 21stCentury British Novel Astrid Bracke, HAN University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Ecocriticism and Italy Ecology, Resistance, and Liberation Serenella Iovino, University of Turin, Italy Adapted by adaptor

“Ecocriticism and Italy is a bracing intervention-a beautiful and sometimes surreal work of material ecocriticism.” Stacy Alaimo, University of Texas, USA Winner of the American Association for Italian Studies Book Prize 2016 From Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities and Tomasi di Lampedusa's tales of mermaids in the Mediterranean sea to the industrial landscapes of film-makers like Pier Paolo Pasolini, Serenella Iovino explores the ways in which Italian artists have engaged politically, culturally and socially with the natural world around them.

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Charting the rapidly changing attitudes to climate change, Bracke explores a wide range of texts, from Zadie Smith's N/W through Ian McEwan's Solar and David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas to the work of a new generation of novelists such as Melissa Harrison and Ross Raisin. Climate Crisis and the 21st-Century British Novel brings ecocriticism and environmental narratives of the pastoral, the urban, the polar and climate change into dialogue with a new body of contemporary writing which provides an imaginative space to rethink relationships between the human and the natural world. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 208 pages HB 9781474271127 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781474271134 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781474271141 Series: Environmental Cultures • Bloomsbury Academic

UK July 2017 • US July 2017 • 192 pages • 12 b/w illustrations PB 9781350042018 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781472571656 Individual eBook 9781472571670 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781472571663 Series: Environmental Cultures • Bloomsbury Academic

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Literature as Cultural Ecology Sustainable Texts Hubert Zapf, University of Augsburg, Germany Adapted by adaptor

"In Literature as Cultural Ecology, Hubert Zapf brings his vast knowledge of world literature and literary theory to bear on many of the central concerns of environmental textual studies." Scott Slovic, University of Idaho, USA Hubert Zapf considers the ways in which literature operates as a form of cultural ecology, using language, imagination and critique to challenge and transform cultural narratives of humanity's relationship to nature. Exploring works by such writers as Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville, Toni Morrison, William Faulkner and Edgar Allen Poe, Literature as Cultural Ecology is an essential contribution to the contemporary environmental humanities. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 312 pages PB 9781350051966 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781474274654 Individual eBook 9781474274661 • £28.99 / $30.99 Library eBook 9781474274678 Series: Environmental Cultures • Bloomsbury Academic

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Bloomsbury Perspectives on Children’s Literature Series Editor: Lisa Sainsbury, Roehampton University, UK Bloomsbury Perspectives on Children’s Literature seeks to expand the range and quality of research in children’s literature through publishing innovative monographs by leading and rising scholars in the field. With an emphasis on cross and inter-disciplinary studies, this series takes literary approaches as a starting point, drawing on the particular capacity for children’s literature to open out into other disciplines.

Bloomsbury Comics Studies Series Editor: Derek Parker Royal, University of Texas at Dallas, USA Covering major genres, creators and themes, the Bloomsbury Comics Studies series are accessible, authoritative and comprehensive introductions to key topics in Comics Studies. Providing historical overviews, guides to key texts and important critical approaches, books in the series include annotated guides to further reading and online resources, discussion questions and glossaries of key terms to help students and fans navigate the diverse world of comic books today.

Fashioning Alice

Superhero Comics

The Career of Lewis Carroll's Icon, 1860-1901

Christopher Gavaler, Washington and Lee University, USA

Kiera Vaclavik, Queen Mary, University of London, UK Adapted by adaptor

Fashioning Alice is the first book to chart the history of Alice as a style icon from the Victorian period to today. Kiera Vaclavik here traces the evolution of Alice's visual identity and the ways in which Alice has been dressed in print, visual culture and performance back to Carroll's own day. Beyond that, the book also draws on historical sources to examine non-professional performance and play not only in the UK but also in the USA, Japan and Australia. Illustrated throughout with 90 images of Alice in fashion, Fashioning Alice is a ground-breaking study of the character's many afterlives. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 288 pages HB 9781474290388 • £60.00 / $82.00 Individual eBook 9781474290395 • £59.99 / $64.99 Library eBook 9781474290401 Series: Bloomsbury Perspectives on Children's Literature • Bloomsbury Academic

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A complete guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Superhero Comics helps readers explore the most successful and familiar of comic book genres. In an accessible and easy-to-navigate format, the book reveals: The history of superhero comics / Cultural contexts, from colonialism to civil rights / Key texts and characters, from Superman and Batman to Ms. Marvel and Black Panther / Approaches to visual analysis. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 376 pages • 36 bw illus PB 9781474226349 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781474226356 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474226363 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781474226370 Series: Bloomsbury Comics Studies • Bloomsbury Academic

Autobiographical Comics Andrew J. Kunka, University of South Carolina, Sumter, USA Adapted by adaptor

The Courage to Imagine The Child Hero in Children's Literature Roni Natov, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, USA Adapted by adaptor

"A splendid study of the vital role imagination plays in contemporary international children's literature." Jack Zipes, University of Minnesota, USA Roni Natov focuses on how children's imaginative engagement with the child hero figure can open them up to other experiences, developing empathy across lines of race, gender and sexuality, as well as helping them to confront traumatic experience. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical approaches from the psychological to the cultural the book covers a multicultural spectrum of authors, including works by Maya Angelou, Louise Erdrich and Neil Gaiman. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 240 pages HB 9781474221221 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781474221238 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781474221245 Series: Bloomsbury Perspectives on Children's Literature • Bloomsbury Academic

A complete guide to the history, form and contexts of the genre, Autobiographical Comics helps readers explore the increasingly popular genre of graphic life writing. The book covers such topics as: The history and rise of autobiographical comics / Cultural contexts / Key texts – from Art Spiegelman's Maus to Robert Crumb, Persepolis and American Splendor / Important critical approaches to autobiographical comics. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 304 pages • 20 bw illus PB 9781474227841 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781474227858 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474227865 • £21.99 / $23.99 Library eBook 9781474227872 Series: Bloomsbury Comics Studies • Bloomsbury Academic

Animal Comics Multispecies Storyworlds in Graphic Narratives Edited by David Herman, Durham University, UK Adapted by adaptor

Animal Comics draws together work in comics studies, narrative theory, and cross-disciplinary research on animal environments and humananimal relationships to shed new light on comics and graphic novels in which animal agents play a significant role. The writers/artists include: Nick Abadzis, Jeffrey Brown, Sue Coe, Matt Dembicki, Olivier Deprez, J. J. Grandville, George Herriman, Adam Hines, William Hogarth, Grant Morrison, Tezuka Osamu, Frank Quitely, Yu Sasuga, Charles M. Schultz, and Art Spiegelman. UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 288 pages • 24 bw illus HB 9781350015319 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350015333 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350015326 Bloomsbury Academic

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Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom

A Writers' Guide and Anthology

A Practical Introduction for Teachers, Lecturers, and Students

Amorak Huey, Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA & W. Todd Kaneko, Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA

Claire Battershill, Simon Fraser University, Canada & Shawna Ross, Texas A&M University, USA

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"With Poetry: A Writers' Guide and Anthology, it is as if Huey and Kaneko have been looking over my shoulder at my class notes and have built a streamlined textbook specifically to meet my needs. Collected in one volume are chapters of practical advice and explanation about poetic elements (including a periodic table!), along with an amazing, truly up-to-date anthology of example poems." Sandy Longhorn, University of Central Arkansas, USA UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 304 pages PB 9781350020153 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781350020160 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781350020177 • £21.99 / $23.99 Library eBook 9781350020184 Series: Bloomsbury Writers’ Guides and Anthologies • Bloomsbury Academic World English

Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught? Resisting Lore in Creative Writing Pedagogy (10th anniversary edition) Edited by Stephanie Vanderslice, University of Central Arkansas, USA & Rebecca Manery, University of Michigan, USA Adapted by adaptor

This 10th-anniversary edition of Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught? is a significantly expanded guide to key issues and practices in Creative Writing teaching. Challenging myths, experienced and upand-coming teachers explore what works in the classroom and what does not. The new edition covers such topics as: workshop practice; grading and the myth of “the easy A”; a new chapter on creative writing research; a new chapter on games, fan-fiction and genre writing; new chapters on identity and activism. UK July 2017 • US July 2017 • 264 pages PB 9781474285049 • £18.99 / $25.95 • HB 9781474285056 • £60.00 / $82.00 Individual eBook 9781474285063 • £18.99 / $20.99 Library eBook 9781474285070 Bloomsbury Academic

In Other Words

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"Everything one could hope such a volume might be: clear and accessible, learned and pragmatic, broad and deep — and, above all, extremely useful to all those teaching any aspect the digital humanities, new and experienced alike." Raymond Siemens, University of Victoria, Canada Rooted in day-to-day teaching experience and written for those without specialist technical knowledge, this book is the first practical guide to using digital tools and resources in the humanities classroom. The book covers: finding, evaluating and using digital resources, designing syllabi and classroom activities and mores.

WRITING & TEACHING

Poetry

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The Geek’s Guide to the Writing Life An Instructional Memoir for Prose Writers Stephanie Vanderslice, University of Central Arkansas, USA Adapted by adaptor

"Stephanie Vanderslice inspires, informs and motivates with warmth, humility, and compassionate humor." Julia Fierro, founder and director of The Sackett Street Writers' Workshop In The Geek’s Guide to the Writing Life, based on her Huffington Post blog of the same name, Stephanie Vanderslice shares the secrets and tools to developing a successful, rewarding writing practice in the distracted, time-deprived, 21st century. This book inspires the reader to persevere through the inevitable lows and even the highs of a literary life, so that anyone can pursue the path to realizing their artistic dreams. UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 184 pages PB 9781350023550 • £14.99 / $20.95 • HB 9781350023567 • £45.00 / $60.00 Individual eBook 9781350023574 • £14.99 / $15.99 Library eBook 9781350023581 Bloomsbury Academic

Jhumpa Lahiri Adapted by adaptor

"An insight into ruthless creative daring and obsession with language ... Brilliant" Horatio Clare, Daily Telegraph In Other Words is at heart a love story: that of a writer for another language. For the Pulitzer Prizewinning, Man Booker and Baileys Prize-shortlisted author Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which captivated her during a trip to Florence after college. In 2012 she moved to Rome with her family, for ‘a trial by fire, a sort of baptism’. Presented in a dual-language format, In Other Words is a book about exile, linguistic and otherwise, written with an intensity and clarity not seen since Nabokov. UK February 2017 • 256 pages PB 9781408866139 • £9.99 Individual eBook 9781408866146 • £9.99 Bloomsbury Paperbacks Commonwealth (excluding Canada and India)/UK/Open Market

Toward an Inclusive Creative Writing Threshold Concepts to Guide the Literary Writing Curriculum Janelle Adsit, Humboldt State University Adapted by adaptor

Toward an Inclusive Creative Writing argues that creative writing stands upon problematic assumptions about what counts as valid artistic production, and these implicit beliefs result in exclusionary pedagogical practices. To counter this tendency of creative writing, this book proposes a revised curriculum that rests upon 12 threshold concepts that can serve to transform the teaching of literary writing craft. The book also has a companion website offering supplemental materials. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 208 pages • 1 b/w illustration HB 9781350023864 • £85.00 / $114.00 Individual eBook 9781350023871 • £84.99 / $91.99 Library eBook 9781350023888 Bloomsbury Academic

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Series Editors: Michael Dobson, The Shakespeare Institute UK, Abigail Rokison-Woodall, The Shakespeare Institute, UK and Simon Russell Beale, distinguished actor. This major new series features annotations specifically designed to meet actors’ needs. Providing the trustworthy scholarship of the Arden Shakespeare, the editions provide actors, and students interested in performance, with ideal texts to be used in the rehearsal room or the classroom. Key Features: • A larger format and font size for easy reading, with space to add annotations • Facing-page notes with short definitions and known textual variants • Short introductions covering metre, key performance moments and textual histories Building on The Arden Shakespeare’s reputation for excellence, authority and originality, this series is ideal for actors, directors, and students of the plays as they are performed.

Romeo and Juliet: Arden Performance Editions

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Arden Performance Editions

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Edited by Paul Menzer, Mary Baldwin College, USA

Edited by Abigail Rokison-Woodall, The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

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Hamlet: Arden Performance Editions

Much Ado About Nothing: Arden Performance Editions

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Edited by Abigail Rokison-Woodall, The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

Edited by Anna Kamaralli, Independent Scholar

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Arden Performance Editions

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Arden Shakespeare Third Series General editors: Richard Proudfoot, King’s College London, UK; Ann Thompson, King's College London, UK; David Scott Kastan, Yale University, USA; H.R. Woudhuysen, University of Oxford, UK The Arden Shakespeare has long set the gold standard in annotated, scholarly editions of Shakespeare's plays. Each Arden edition in the Third Series includes: • A full and concise introduction with illustrations, designed to engage and attract the reader • A modernized, easy-to-read version of the text • Thorough commentary on every page explaining the speech and action taking place • Detailed explanations of unusual words and phrases • Appendices, source notes and extracts giving a fully rounded understanding for students • An index providing a pathway through the material

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Titus Andronicus

Third Series

Revised Edition

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Edited by Sukanta Chaudhuri, Jadavpur University, India

Jonathan Bate, University of Oxford, UK

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This edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream provides a clear and authoritative text, detailed notes and commentary on the same page as the text, a full introduction discussing the critical and historical background to the play and appendices presenting sources and relevant extracts. The editor brings fresh perspectives on global productions and adaptations of this most loved of Shakespeare's comedies as well as new insights into this most-loved of Shakespeare's comedies. UK July 2017 • US July 2017 • 400 pages • 21 bw illus PB 9781408133491 • £8.99 / $12.95 • HB 9781408133507 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781408142776 • £8.99 / $9.99 Library eBook 9781408142769 Series: The Arden Shakespeare Third Series • The Arden Shakespeare

King Edward III William Shakespeare Edited by Richard Proudfoot, King's College London, UK & Nicola Bennett, Independent Scholar, UK Adapted by adaptor

King Edward III is increasingly thought to have been written in significant part by Shakespeare. This landmark new edition by textual expert and General Editor of the Arden Shakespeare, Richard Proudfoot, offers a full account of the play's text and the evidence of Shakespeare's hand at work in it. Fully annotated with on-page notes and a lengthy critical introduction which also explores the play's production history and the impact of its historical context. UK August 2017 • US August 2017 • 464 pages • 15 bw illus PB 9781903436387 • £16.99 / $14.95 • HB 9781903436370 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781408151860 • £16.99 / $17.99 Library eBook 9781408151853 Series: The Arden Shakespeare Third Series • The Arden Shakespeare

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Titus Andronicus is one of Shakespeare's earliest and bloodiest tragedies. Jonathan Bate's original Arden edition was first published in 1995 and has had a significant influence on how the play has been performed and studied in the past 20 years. This revised edition includes a new 10,000 word introductory essay in which Bate reassesses his views on the play's co-authorship with George Peele in the light of contemporary textual scholarship and updates his lively account of the play's performance history on the international stage and screen. UK January 2018 • US January 2018 • 376 pages • 20 bw illus PB 9781350030916 • £10.99 / $13.95 • HB 9781350030909 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781350030923 • £9.99 / $10.99 Library eBook 9781350030893 Series: The Arden Shakespeare Third Series • The Arden Shakespeare

King John Third Series William Shakespeare Edited by John Tobin, University of Massachusetts, USA & Jesse Lander, University of Notre Dame, USA Adapted by adaptor

King John tells the story of John's struggle to retain the crown in the face of alternative claims to the throne from France and is one of the earlier history plays. The new Arden Third Series edition offers students a comprehensive introduction exploring the play's relationship to its source and to later plays in the history cycle, as well as giving a full account of its critical and performance history, including key productions in 2015 which marked the anniversary of Magna Carta. As such this is the most detailed, informative and up-to-date student edition available. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 408 pages PB 9781904271390 • £12.99 / $14.95 • HB 9781904271383 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781408151945 • £11.99 / $12.99 Library eBook 9781408151938 Series: The Arden Shakespeare Third Series • The Arden Shakespeare

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Series Editors: Dympna Callaghan, Syracuse University, USA This series offers a new type of study aid which combines lively critical insight with practical guidance on the critical writing skills students need to develop in order to engage fully with Shakespeare's texts.

Much Ado About Nothing: Language and Writing

King Richard III: Language and Writing

Indira Ghose, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Rebecca Lemon, University of Southern California, USA

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Much Ado About Nothing presents a world of glittering surfaces and exquisite social performances. The language of the play sparkles with a fireworks of wit and dazzling bouts of repartee, most memorably in the "merry war" of words between the reluctant lovers, Benedick and Beatrice. A closer look at the language of the play, however, reveals it to be laced with violence and charged with the desire to humiliate others. This study guide focuses on examining the array of the uses of language that the play displays, and probes into the ideas about language that it explores.

King Richard III depicts the rise, reign and fall of the ruthless Duke of Gloucester. Shakespeare presents a masterful study in the language of deception and manipulation in the character of Richard who lies, persuades and kills on his path to the throne. This study guide provides insight into the rhetoric of key speeches and pays specific attention to the changing perceptions of King Richard III in history and art. The final section of this volume focuses on giving students the necessary tools and skills needed for writing an effective and comprehensive essay.

UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 192 pages PB 9781472580979 • £14.99 / $20.95 • HB 9781472580986 • £45.00 / $60.00 Individual eBook 9781472580993 • £14.99 / $15.99 Library eBook 9781472581006 Series: Arden Student Skills: Language and Writing • The Arden Shakespeare

UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 192 pages PB 9781474253345 • £14.99 / $20.95 • HB 9781474253352 • £45.00 / $60.00 Individual eBook 9781474253369 • £14.99 / $15.99 Library eBook 9781474253376 Series: Arden Student Skills: Language and Writing • The Arden Shakespeare

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Much Ado About Nothing: A Critical Reader

A Woman Killed With Kindness

Edited by Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University, UK & Peter J. Smith, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Edited by Margaret Jane Kidnie, University of Western Ontario, Canada

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This volume offers an accessible and thoughtprovoking guide to this major Shakespearean comedy, surveying its key themes and evolving critical preoccupations. It also provides a detailed and up-to-date history of the play’s rich stage and screen performance, looking closely at major contemporary performance. Moving through to four new critical essays, the guide opens up fresh perspectives, including contemporary directors’ deployment of older actors within the lead roles, the play’s relationship to Love’s Labour’s Lost, its presence on Youtube and the ways in which tales and ruses in the play belong to a wider concern with varieties of crime. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 256 pages HB 9781474284370 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474284394 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781474284387 Series: Arden Early Modern Drama Guides • The Arden Shakespeare

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Arden Student Skills: Language and Writing

Thomas Heywood

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The most studied of Thomas Heywood's plays, A Woman Killed With Kindness explores the boundaries of marital punishment and the moral weight of mercy. This major new edition of this startling domestic tragedy offers the standard, depth and range associated with all Arden editions. The on-page commentary notes explain the language, references and staging issues posed by the text while the lengthy, illustrated introduction offers a lively overview of the play's historical, performance and critical contexts. This is the ideal edition for study and performance. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 320 pages • 14 bw illus PB 9781904271581 • £14.99 / $20.95 • HB 9781408129975 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781408151969 • £14.99 / $15.99 Library eBook 9781408151952 Series: Arden Early Modern Drama • The Arden Shakespeare

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The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama

Reading Shakespeare's Soliloquies

An Introduction with Primary Sources

Text, Theatre, Film

Brinda Charry, Syracuse University, USA

Neil Corcoran

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The Arden Guide to Renaissance Drama is a single critical and contextual resource for students embarking on an in-depth exploration of early modern drama, providing both critical insight and accessible contextual information. This companion equips students with the information needed to situate the plays in their socio-political, intellectual and literary contexts. Divided into two parts, it introduces students to the major authors and significant dramatic texts of the period and emphasises the importance of both a historicist and close-reading approach to better engage with these works. UK October 2017 • US October 2017 • 360 pages • 11 bw illus PB 9781472572240 • £18.99 / $25.95 • HB 9781472572257 • £60.00 / $82.00 Individual eBook 9781472572264 • £18.99 / $20.99 Library eBook 9781472572271 The Arden Shakespeare

Shakespeare's Fathers and Daughters Oliver Ford Davies, Independent Scholar and Actor, UK Adapted by adaptor

A theme that obsessed Shakespeare in over 20 plays from Titus Andronicus to The Tempest was the relationship between a daughter and her father. Drawing on a lifetime’s experience of playing Shakespearian roles, Oliver Ford Davies has written an engaging and deeply researched study of a topic that has intrigued him from playing Capulet in 1967, King Lear in 2002, to Polonius in 2008. UK June 2017 • US June 2017 • 224 pages • 5 bw illus PB 9781350038462 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781474290135 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474290142 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781474290159 The Arden Shakespeare

Neil Corcoran offers a thorough exploration and explanation of the origin, nature, development and reception of Shakespeare's soliloquies. Divided into four parts, the book supplies the historical and theoretical contexts necessary to understanding, offers extensive and insightful close readings of particular soliloquies and includes interviews with eight renowned Shakespearean actors providing details of the practical performance of the soliloquy. UK January 2018 • US March 2018 • 240 pages • 8 bw illus PB 9781474253505 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781474253512 • £65.00 / $88.00 Individual eBook 9781474253529 • £19.99 / $21.99 Library eBook 9781474253536 The Arden Shakespeare

Shakespeare in the Theatre: Patrice Chéreau Dominique Goy-Blanquet, University of Picardie, France Adapted by adaptor

Patrice Chéreau (1944 - 2013) was one of France’s leading directors in the theatre and on film and a major influence on Shakespearean performance. He is internationally known for memorable productions of both drama and opera. Drawing on new interviews with many of Chereau's collaborators, this study explores a unique theatre maker's interpretations of Shakespeare in relation to the European tradition and to his wider body of work on stage and film, to establish his profound influence on other producers of Shakespeare. UK March 2018 • US March 2018 • 224 pages • 6 bw illus HB 9781474273916 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474273923 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781474273930 Series: Shakespeare in the Theatre • The Arden Shakespeare

Arden Shakespeare: The State of Play Series Editors: Professor Ann Thompson, King's College London, UK and Professor Lena Orlin, Georgetown University, USA Each volume in the series is an expedition to discover the ‘state of play’ with respect to Shakespeare’s major plays. Featuring ten or more newly commissioned essays written by world-class Shakespeareans, each volume presents a detailed engagement with a single play, focusing on current issues in teaching, performance and research

The Revenger's Tragedy: The State of Play Edited by Gretchen Minton, Montana State University, USA Adapted by adaptor

The Revenger’s Tragedy (1606), now widely attributed to Thomas Middleton, is a play that provides a dark, satirical response to other revenge tragedies such as Hamlet. This collection of ten newly-commissioned essays situates the play with respect to other Middleton and Shakespeare works as well as repertory, showcasing recent research about the play’s engagement with issues such as religion, genre, race, language and performance. UK November 2017 • US November 2017 • 296 pages HB 9781474280372 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474280389 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781474280396 Series: Arden Shakespeare The State of Play • The Arden Shakespeare

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The Sonnets: The State of Play Edited by Hannah Crawforth, King's College London, UK, Elizabeth Scott-Baumann, King's College London, UK & Clare Whitehead, Queen Mary, University of London, UK Adapted by adaptor

Shakespeare's Sonnets both generate and demonstrate many of today's most pressing debates about Shakespeare and poetry. They explore history and aesthetics, gender and society, time and memory, and continue to invite divergent responses from critics and poets. This freeze-frame volume showcases the range of current debate and ideas surrounding these still startling poems. Each chapter has been carefully selected for its originality and relevance to the needs of students, teachers and researchers. UK June 2017 • US June 2017 • 312 pages HB 9781474277136 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474277143 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781474277150 Series: Arden Shakespeare The State of Play • The Arden Shakespeare

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Series Editor: Evelyn Gajowski, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA This series provides a comprehensive analysis of the theoretical developments that have dominated Shakespeare studies since the advent of postmodernism, as well as those that are emerging at the present moment.

Shakespeare and Cultural Materialist Theory Christopher Marlow, University of Lincoln, UK Adapted by adaptor

Cultural materialism is one of the most important and one of the most provocative theories to have emerged in the last thirty years. Combining close attention to Shakespearean texts and the conditions of their production with an explicit left-wing political affiliation, cultural materialism offers readers a radical avenue through which to engage with Shakespeare and his world. Shakespeare and Cultural Materialist Theory charts the inception and development of this theory, setting out its central tenets and analysing the work of key thinkers such as Alan Sinfield, Jonathan Dollimore, Terence Hawkes and Catherine Belsey.

The Tempest on iPad By Heuristic Shakespeare Enjoy, explore and understand Shakespeare’s The Tempest like never before

“I can imagine generations who will owe a lifelong love of Shakespeare to this astonishing app” – Stephen Fry

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Shakespeare and Feminist Theory Marianne Novy, University of Pittsburgh, USA

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Shakespeare and Theory

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Are Shakespeare’s plays dramatizations of patriarchy or representations of assertive and eloquent women? Or are they sometimes both? And is it relevant, and if so how, that his women were first played by boys? This book shows how many kinds of feminist theory help analyze the dynamics of Shakespeare’s plays. This lively exploration of these and related issues is an ideal introduction to the field of feminist readings of Shakespeare. UK September 2017 • US September 2017 • 224 pages HB 9781472567079 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781472567086 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781472567093 Series: Shakespeare and Theory • The Arden Shakespeare

Shakespeare's Artists

The Tempest, with Sir Ian McKellen as Prospero and Sir Derek Jacobi as Gonzalo, is a new app with the full text, essays and notes from the Arden Shakespeare edition of the play at its very heart. • Come face-to-face with a cast of Shakespearean actors performing the play in a one-to-one relationship with you, the app user • Access the full Arden Shakespeare edition of The Tempest • Unlock a wealth of information with video explanations and discussions of characters and themes with Sir Ian McKellen and Professor Sir Jonathan Bate

The Painters, Sculptors, Poets and Musicians in his Plays and Poems B. J. Sokol, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK Adapted by adaptor

This study of the many poets, musicians and visual artists portrayed or described in Shakespeare’s plays and poems reveals a fascination with art and its makers that continued to influence Shakespeare’s work throughout his career. It also uncovers unexpected aspects of an enthusiastic Elizabethan consumption of artworks, an enthusiasm that had significant bearing on the quite new profession that Shakespeare himself followed.

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Queer Shakespeare

Broadcast your Shakespeare

Desire and Sexuality

Continuity and Change Across Media

Edited by Goran Stanivukovic, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada

Edited by Stephen O'Neill, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland

Adapted by adaptor

Adapted by adaptor

Queer Shakespeare draws together 13 essays, which offer a major reassessment of criticism on desire and sexuality in Shakespeare. Bringing together some of the most prominent critics working at the intersection of Shakespeare studies and queer criticism, this collection shows that queer Shakespeare studies is an especially vibrant scholarly field. Taken together, these essays treat Shakespeare as the key object of analysis producing concepts and ideas that draw power from a focussed study of language and objects as embodiments of queerness.

This volume of essays contributes to current debates about Shakespeare in new media. It importantly develops the field by providing a comparativist approach to Shakespeare’s dynamic media history. Contributors to Broadcast Your Shakespeare address the variety of ways Shakespeare texts have been expressed through different media and continue to be. Writing at the intersection of Shakespeare studies and media studies, these international contributors also consider the role of a particular media in producing Shakespeare’s effect on us - as readers, viewers and users.

UK July 2017 • US July 2017 • 424 pages HB 9781474295246 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474295260 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781474295277 The Arden Shakespeare

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Stage Directions and Shakespearean Theatre Edited by Gillian Woods, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK & Sarah Dustagheer, University of Kent, UK Adapted by adaptor

Stage Directions and Shakespearean Theatre illustrates the creative possibilities of these understudied but crucial parts of play-texts. It brings together the most recent and innovative research from a range of established and emerging scholars. Essays illuminate the function of stage directions on both the stage and the page, considering issues such as the playwrights’ shaping of space, the actor’s body, the audience’s gaze and the reader’s imagination. In asking how stage directions impact on the dialogue they frame, this collection provides new insights into a range of Renaissance plays. UK December 2017 • US December 2017 • 320 pages HB 9781474257473 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781474257480 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781474257497 The Arden Shakespeare

Playing Indoors Staging Early Modern Drama in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Will Tosh, Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK Adapted by adaptor

Globe research fellow Will Tosh reveals the results of a two-year study into the performance of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama in this unique theatre, drawing together insights into historic practice as undertaken in early modern playhouses and exploring the impact an intimate, timber, candle-lit theatre makes on modern-day actors and spectators. Accessibly written and intended for a wide audience of students, scholars and theatre-goers, Playing Indoors is a valuable contribution to the young field of practice-as-research. UK February 2018 • US February 2018 • 240 pages • 12 bw illus HB 9781350013889 • £75.00 / $102.00 Individual eBook 9781350013872 • £74.99 / $80.99 Library eBook 9781350013865 The Arden Shakespeare

The Art of Law in Shakespeare Temporality, Genre and Experience in the Age of Shakespeare Forms of Time Edited by Lauren Shohet, Villanova University, USA Adapted by adaptor

Focusing on Shakespeare and his contemporaries, these original essays by leading scholars explore how theatrical, aesthetic, and linguistic forms engage early modern experiences of temporality. Encompassing comedy, tragedy, history, and romance, some contributions consider how different models of pastness, presentness, sequentiality, memory, and historical meaning underwrite particular representational practices. Others, conversely, investigate how aesthetic forms afforded diverse ways for early-modern people to understand or experience time - and how this can impact us today.

Paul Raffield, University of Warwick, UK Adapted by adaptor

Through an examination of five plays by Shakespeare, Paul Raffield analyses the development of common law and poetic drama during the first decade of Jacobean rule. The broad premise of The Art of Law in Shakespeare is that the ‘artificial reason’ of law was a complex art form that shared the same rhetorical strategy as the plays of Shakespeare. Each chapter investigates a particular aspect of the common law, seen through the lens of a specific play by Shakespeare. UK February 2017 • US February 2017 • 288 pages HB 9781509905478 • £80.00 / $99.99 Individual eBook 9781509905485 • £79.99 Library eBook 978150990542 Hart Publishing

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