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Untimely DemocracyThe Politics of Progress After Slavery

Untimely Democracy: The Politics of Progress After Slavery

Gregory Laski

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190642792
eISBN:
9780190642815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642792.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, African-American Literature

Untimely Democracy tells the surprising story of how American authors and activists defined the path of racial progress after the abolition of slavery. Conventional narratives of democracy stretching ... More

Unperfect HistoriesThe Mirror for Magistrates, 1559-1610

Unperfect Histories: The Mirror for Magistrates, 1559-1610

Harriet Archer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198806172
eISBN:
9780191844041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806172.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Mirror for Magistrates, the collection of de casibus complaint poems in the voices of medieval rulers and rebels compiled by William Baldwin in the 1550s, was central to the development of ... More

The Matter of High WordsNaturalism, Normativity, and the Postwar Sage

The Matter of High Words: Naturalism, Normativity, and the Postwar Sage

Robert Chodat

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190682156
eISBN:
9780190682187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682156.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Ambitious scientific accounts of human thought and behavior have been a mainstay of American intellectual culture since World War II. But if such theories are true, what is the status of our highest ... More

Real DeceptionsThe Contemporary Reinvention of Realism

Real Deceptions: The Contemporary Reinvention of Realism

Jennifer Friedlander

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190676124
eISBN:
9780190676162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190676124.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Through a study of recent trends within contemporary media and art, this book considers how political transformation might be facilitated from within the much maligned aesthetic category of realism. ... More

Faulkner's Media Romance

Faulkner's Media Romance

Julian Murphet

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190664244
eISBN:
9780190664275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664244.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book reassesses William Faulkner’s engagement with modern media technologies and transportation systems. It argues that Faulkner’s inveterate interest in figures of flight, automobiles, radio, ... More

Lying in Early Modern English CultureFrom the Oath of Supremacy to the Oath of Allegiance

Lying in Early Modern English Culture: From the Oath of Supremacy to the Oath of Allegiance

Andrew Hadfield

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789468
eISBN:
9780191831287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789468.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Lying in Early Modern English Culture is a major study of ideas of truth and falsehood from the advent of the Reformation to the aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot. The period is characterized by panic ... More

Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages

Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages

Tanya Pollard

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198793113
eISBN:
9780191835063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793113.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, Shakespeare Studies

Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages argues that ancient Greek plays exerted a powerful and uncharted influence on early modern England’s dramatic landscape. Drawing on original research to ... More

Dramatic GeographyRomance, Intertheatricality, and Cultural Encounter in Early Modern Mediterranean Drama

Dramatic Geography: Romance, Intertheatricality, and Cultural Encounter in Early Modern Mediterranean Drama

Laurence Publicover

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198806813
eISBN:
9780191844362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806813.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Focusing on early modern plays that stage encounters between peoples of different cultures, this book asks how a sense of geographical location was created in early modern theatres that featured ... More

The Victorian Verse-NovelAspiring to Life

The Victorian Verse-Novel: Aspiring to Life

Stefanie Markovits

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198718864
eISBN:
9780191788314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718864.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This book considers the rise of a hybrid generic form, the verse-novel, in the second half of the nineteenth century. Such poems combined epic length with novelistic plots in the attempt to capture ... More

The Oxford English Literary HistoryVolume I: 1000-1350: Conquest and Transformation

The Oxford English Literary History: Volume I: 1000-1350: Conquest and Transformation

Laura Ashe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199575381
eISBN:
9780191845420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199575381.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is a new literary and cultural history of the period 1000–1350, documenting its transformative, foundational importance. These centuries have never before received a comprehensive ... More

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