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Literary Theory and History How Literature Plays with the Brain

The Lyric Theory Reader

The Neuroscience of Reading and Art

A Critical Anthology

Paul B. Armstrong

edited by Virginia Jackson and Yopie Prins

“Armstrong explores the ways that neuroscience

“The Lyric Theory Reader is a worthy counterpart

and literary theory can be mutually illuminating

to Michael McKeon’s Theory of the Novel. It will

about the processes of reading and about the

be essential reading for anyone interested in the

aesthetics of literary response.”—G. Gabrielle

lyric, in poetry.”—Frances Ferguson,

Starr, New York University

University of Chicago

2013 240 pp., 23 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-1002-9 $49.95 hc Also available as an e-book

2014 680 pp., 3 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-1200-9 $49.95 pb

Literature in the Ashes of History

Musica Naturalis

Cathy Caruth

Speculative Music Theory and Poetics, from Saint Augustine to the Late Middle Ages in France

“Caruth’s analyses call for nothing less than a ‘rethinking of the very nature of history around the possibility of its erasure’—a most urgent appeal in our days.”—Elisabeth Weber,

University of California, Santa Barbara 2013 144 pp. 978-1-4214-1155-2 $22.95 pb Also available as an e-book

Philipp Jeserich translated by Michael J. Curley and Steven Rendall “A wide-ranging and meticulously documented study of a fundamental question in medieval aesthetics, which sheds new light on the relation between poetics and music theory in the Middle Ages.”—Daniel Heller-Roazen, Princeton

Black Soundscapes White Stages


The Meaning of Francophone Sound in the Black Atlantic

2013 568 pp., 2 b&w photos, 12 line drawings 978-1-4214-1124-8 $80.00 hc

Edwin C. Hill Jr. “Hill breaks new ground in the field of Francophone studies with his nuanced intersection of film studies, musicology, and literary criticism.”—Jennifer Margaret

Wilks, University of Texas at Austin 2013 192 pp., 19 halftones 978-1-4214-1059-3 $39.95 hc Also available as an e-book

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Stanley Cavell and the Claim of Literature

Mathematics in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

David Rudrum

Content, Form, Meaning

“This is an original and exciting book, true to Cavell’s trailblazing work in the Emersonian

Robert Tubbs “Tubbs’s focus on artists whose mathematical

categories both of instruction and of provoca-

intentions are made clear by the artists

tion.”—William Flesch, Brandeis University

themselves is original.”—Janice Sklensky,

2013 304 pp. 978-1-4214-1048-7 $45.00 hc

Wheaton College Also available as an e-book

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media edited by Marie-Laure Ryan, Lori Emerson, and Benjamin J. Robertson

2014 160 pp., 9 halftones, 10 line drawings 978-1-4214-1380-8 $29.95 pb Also available as an e-book

Optical Impersonality Science, Images, and Literary Modernism

The first systematic, comprehensive reference

Christina Walter

covering the ideas, genres, and concepts behind

Examines modernist writers’ efforts to map

digital media.

the social implications of an evolving science

2014 560 pp., 2 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-1224-5 $44.95 pb Also available as an e-book

My Silver Planet A Secret History of Poetry and Kitsch Daniel Tiffany “Tiffany’s irreverent challenge to modernist

of vision and visual culture. 2014 352 pp., 30 halftones, 8 line drawings 978-1-4214-1363-1 $59.95 hc Also available as an e-book

Lure of the Arcane The Literature of Cult and Conspiracy

critique of kitsch generates a new story

Theodore Ziolkowski

about the development of modern poetry.”

Ziolkowski traces the evolution of cults, orders,

—Jonathan Culler, Cornell University 2014 312 pp. 978-1-4214-1145-3 $45.00 hc

lodges, secret societies, and conspiracies through various literary manifestations from

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Euripides’s Bacchae to the thrillers of the twenty-first century. 2013 248 pp. 978-1-4214-0958-0 $39.95 hc

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British Literature The Online Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot Ronald Schuchard, General Editor The result of a multi-year collaboration, this eight-volume critical edition will dramati-

Rakes, Highwaymen, and Pirates The Making of the Modern Gentleman in the Eighteenth Century Erin Mackie “The book impresses with its attentive close

cally expand access to one of the greatest

readings of important texts, and makes a

literary minds of the twentieth century. The

valuable contribution to gender studies of

volumes will be released in sequence and published on Project MUSE, with an archival print edition to be published once all eight volumes have been released. Volumes 1 and 2 will be published in 2014.

Volume 1 Apprentice Years, 1905–1918 edited by Jewel Spears Brooker and Ronald Schuchard

eighteenth-century Britain.”

—Times Literary Supplement 2009 248 pp. 978-1-4214-1385-3 $29.95 pb Also available as an e-book

Literary Advertising and the Shaping of British Romanticism Nicholas Mason “This book will become required reading for anyone interested in the rich connections

Volume 2 The Perfect Critic, 1919–1926 edited by Anthony Cuda and Ronald Schuchard

Matters of Fact in Jane Austen

between advertising, cultures of modernity, and Romantic literature.”—Paul Keen,

Carleton University 2013 216 pp., 26 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-0998-6 $49.95 hc Also available as an e-book

History, Location, and Celebrity

Experimental Life

Janine Barchas

Vitalism in Romantic Science and Literature

“Unlike any previous work of Austen criticism, both in its attention to minute historical detail and in its pioneering claims.”

—Los Angeles Review of Books 2012 336 pp., 48 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-1191-0 $24.95 pb Also available as an e-book

Robert Mitchell Experimental Life establishes the multiple ways in which Romantic authors appropriated the notion of experimentation from the natural sciences. 2013 320 pp., 2 line drawings 978-1-4214-1088-3 $55.00 hc Also available as an e-book

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European and Comparative Literature

The Fairy Way of Writing Shakespeare to Tolkien Kevin Pask “Pask’s effort to bring the realm of fantasy into academic consideration alongside more

Rethinking the New Medievalism

standard canonical writing is no small achievement.”—Jonathan V. Crewe,

Dartmouth College 2013 192 pp., 12 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-0982-5 $39.95 hc Also available as an e-book

Twenty years after Stephen Nichols transformed the study of medieval

Reform Acts

literature, leaders in the field pay tribute to his work and expand on it.

Chartism, Social Agency, and the Victorian Novel, 1832–1867

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Chris R. Vanden Bossche “At once boldly revisionist and meticulously argued, Reform Acts re-orients our approach to class politics and ideological criticism.”

—Ellen Rosenman, University of Kentucky 2014 264 pp. 978-1-4214-1208-5 $49.95 hc

edited by R. Howard Bloch, Alison Calhoun, Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet, Joachim Küpper, and Jeanette Patterson

Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture Volume 43 edited by Timothy Erwin and Michelle Burnham

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From Little London to Little Bengal Religion, Print, and Modernity in Early British India, 1793–1835 Daniel E. White

These annual volumes reflect new and highly promising directions of research in the field. 2014 300 pp., 24 figures 978-1-4214-1376-1 $45.00 hc

Proust’s Latin Americans

“Theoretically nuanced, carefully researched,

Rubén Gallo

and beautifully argued, From Little London

“An original addition to Proustian studies.”

to Little Bengal is an important book.”

—Leo Bersani, University of California, Berkeley

—Lynn Festa, Rutgers University 2013 288 pp., 13 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-1164-4 $49.95 hc Also available as an e-book

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American Literature Literary Executions Capital Punishment and American Culture, 1820–1925 John Cyril Barton

Hart Crane’s Poetry “Appollinaire lived in Paris, I live in Cleveland, Ohio” John T. Irwin

Examines literary and legal sources to docu-

“Crane and his admirers are beneficiaries of

ment thoughts and feelings about capital

Irwin’s fine book, the most learned, percep-

punishment in the United States over the

tive, comprehensive analysis of the work

long nineteenth century.

ever published . . . Essential.”—Choice

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2011 440 pp., 22 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-1387-7 $34.95 pb Also available as an e-book

Collecting Shakespeare The Story of Henry and Emily Folger Stephen H. Grant “This book will fill a major gap in our understanding of how one of America’s most influential institutions came to be.”

—John F. Andrews, President, The Shakespeare Guild 2014 264 pp., 32 halftones 978-1-4214-1187-3 $29.95 hc Also available as an e-book

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Fiction “An Almost Theatrical Innocence” John T. Irwin

Over the River and Through the Wood An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century American Children’s Poetry edited by Karen L. Kilcup and Angela Sorby “It is said that the nineteenth century invented children’s literature and in doing so reinvented childhood. An amazing act of (deft, almost invisible) scholarly recuperation.”—Robert Hass, U.S. Poet Laureate, 1995–1997 2013 592 pp., 62 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-1140-8 $29.95 pb Also available as an e-book

“Irwin’s superb and visionary vista upon Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald extends the

Being Cool

extraordinary panorama of critical insights

The Work of Elmore Leonard

into American literature for which Irwin is renowned.”—Harold Bloom 2014 248 pp. 978-1-4214-1230-6 $39.95 hc

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Charles J. Rzepka “Rzepka’s close reading of Leonard’s fiction is an insightful, thorough and timely addition to scholarship on the author.”

—Library Journal 2013 248 pp., 12 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-1015-9 $29.95 hc Also available as an e-book

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Theater and Film Studies

Poetry and Fiction The Night Guard at the Wilberforce Hotel

Music in the Shadows Noir Musical Films

poems by Daniel Anderson

Sheri Chinen Biesen

“Anderson’s fine new poems are plain spo-

Some musical films use film noir style and

ken, and yet their outwardness turns subtly

jazz to reveal the dark side of fame and the

inward as we read and endows each subject

American Dream. 2014 224 pp., 21 halftones 978-1-4214-0838-5 $29.95 pb Also available as an e-book

with depth and discovery.”

—Richard Wilbur

Performing the Temple of Liberty

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Slavery, Theater, and Popular Culture in London and Philadelphia, 1760–1850

The Lousy Adult stories by William J. Cobb

Jenna M. Gibbs

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How popular theater, including blackface characters, reflected and influenced attitudes toward race, the slave trade, and ideas of

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liberty in early America. 2014 352 pp., 22 b&w photos 978-1-4214-1338-9 $55.00 hc Also available as an e-book

each other.”—Heather Sellers,

author of Georgia Under Water 2013 216 pp. 978-1-4214-1147-7 $19.95 pb Also available as an e-book

A Cinema of Poetry Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film Joseph Luzzi Explores the poetics and aesthetics of Rossellini, Antonioni, Fellini, and other groundbreaking directors. 2014 256 pp., 34 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-1166-8 $49.95 hc Also available as an e-book

Nightmare Alley Film Noir and the American Dream Mark Osteen “Only a few of the many books on film noir are essential. This is one of them.”—Choice 2012 336 pp., 21 halftones 978-1-4214-1388-4 $29.95 pb Also available as an e-book

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