• Three Women of Liege

    Three Women of Liege: A Critical Edition of and Commentary on the Middle English Lives of Elizabeth of Spalbeek, Christina Mirabilis, and Marie d’Oignies  - Dr. Jennifer Brown

    Elizabeth of Spalbeck, Christina Mirabilis, and Marie d’Oignies were three of the famous late twelfth-/early thirteenth-century holy women from the region of Brabant and Liege…the Latin lives of these beguine saints were not well known in England, but they were translated into English in the fifteenth century and survive together in a single manuscript.

  • La Tribu indienne, ou, Édouard et Stellina, by Lucien Bonaparte

    La Tribu indienne, ou, Édouard et Stellina, by Lucien Bonaparte - Cecilia Feilla, Editor

    Lucien Bonaparte (1775-1840) is best known as the younger brother of Napoleon Bonaparte who played a key role in the 18th Brumaire coup d’état that brought his brother to power in 1799.  This edition brings to light a lost text that will be of considerable interest to scholars, contributing to the recent re-evaluation of the French literary canon through consideration of key sentimental texts.

  • Sexuality, Sociality, and Cosmology in Medieval Literary Texts

    Sexuality, Sociality, and Cosmology in Medieval Literary Texts - Jennifer Brown and Marla Segol, Editors

    For many medieval authors, sexuality was the ultimate expression of embodiment. Sexuality could be a medium for human communication with the divine, but it could also be a barrier when not conceptualized or practiced correctly.

  • It’s Not You, It’s Me: The Poetry of Breakup

    It’s Not You, It’s Me: The Poetry of Breakup - Jerry Williams, Editor

    Award-winning poet Jerry Williams is an expert in breaking up, and he credits his survival to the careful words of poets who have loved and lost before him. It’s Not You, It’s Me is a poetry anthology—at once amusing, angry, sweet, and bitter—that gives a fresh voice to the all-too-familiar experience of ending a relationship. 

  • Fado and the Urban Poor

    Fado and the Urban Poor in Portuguese Cinema of the 1930s and 1940s - Dr. Michael Colvin

    Colvin studies the evolution of Fado music as the soundtrack to the Portuguese talkie. He analyzes the most successful Portuguese films of the first two decades of the Estado Novo era, showing how directors used the national song to promote the values of the young Regime regarding the poor inhabitants of Lisbon’s popular neighborhoods…

  • The Sentimental Theater of the French Revolution

    The Sentimental Theatre of the French Revolution: Virtue, Performance, Politics - Cecilia Feilla

    Smoothly blending performance theory, literary analysis, and historical insights, Cecilia Feilla explores the mutually dependent discourses of feeling and politics and their impact on the theatre and theatre audiences during the French Revolution. 

  • The Gospel According to the Novelist

    The Gospel According to the Novelist - Dr. Magdalena Maczynska

    Why have so many prominent literary authors-from Philip Pullman and José Saramago to Michèle Roberts and Colm Tóibím-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. 

  • The Reconstruction of Lisbon

    The Reconstruction of Lisbon: Severa’s Legacy and the Fado’s Rewriting of Urban History - Michael Colvin

    This book exposes how Fado lyricists have appropriated popular novelist and playwright Júlio Dantas’s forging of Mouraria fadista/ prostitute Maria Severa as a national heroine, and the Fado as the national song—in A Severa (1901) and A Severa: Peça em Quatro Actos (1901)—to manifest a sub-rosa criticism of the Estado Novo’s demolition of the Mouraria neighborhood between the 1930s and 1970s. 

  • Sounding Off: Rhythm, Music, and Identity in West African and Caribbean Francophone Novels

    Sounding Off: Rhythm, Music, and Identity in West African and Caribbean Francophone Novels - Julie Huntingon

    Intrigued by “texted” sonorities—the rhythms, musics, ordinary noises, and sounds of language in narratives—Julie Huntington examines the soundscapes in contemporary Francophone novels such as Ousmane Sembene’s God’s Bits of Wood (Senegal) and Patrick Chamoiseau’s Solibo Magnificent (Martinique). 

  • Las últimas obras de José Donoso

    Las últimas obras de José Donoso: Juegos, roles y rituales en la subversión del poder - Michael Colvin

    Este libro estudia una constante de la novelística donosiana: la sublevación del poder en la convivencia humana mediante actos inocentes. 


  • Edible Ideologies: Representing Food and Meaning

    Edible Ideologies: Representing Food and Meaning - Kathleen LeBesco & Peter Naccarato, Editors

    Edible Ideologies argues that representations of food—in literature and popular fiction, cookbooks and travel guides, war propaganda, women’s magazines, television and print advertisements—are not just about nourishment or pleasure. 


  • Barking Abbey and Medieval Literary Culture

    Barking Abbey and Medieval Literary Culture - Dr. Jennifer Brown and Donna Alfano Bussell, Editors

    Barking Abbey (founded c. 666) is hugely significant for those studying the literary production by and patronage of medieval women. The Abbey had one of the largest libraries of any English nunnery, which included a history of women’s education from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Dissolution…

  • Admission

    Admission - Jerry Williams

    In this collection of poems, Williams employs elements of both the narrative and surrealistic lyric—addressing subjects as diverse as family, alienation, political quandary, and artistic desire—in order to craft a darkly humorous and generally hard-hitting vision of the current state of contemporary America. 

  • Culinary Capital

    Culinary Capital - Peter Naccarato & Kathleen LeBesco

    TV cookery shows hosted by celebrity chefs. Meal prep kitchens. Online grocers and restaurant review sites. Competitive eating contests, carnivals and fairs, and junk food websites and blogs. What do all of them have in common? 

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