Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 2, Summer

A Challenging Astronomy Textbook for Those Questioning Our Universe
A Challenging Astronomy Textbook for Those Questioning Our Universe Jay M. Pasachoff and Alex Filippenko. The Cosmos: Astronomy in the New Millennium, Fifth Edition. 710pp, drawings, photographs. ISBN: 978-1-108-43138-5. Cambridge: Cambridge University...
A Collaborative, Dense History of a Millennium in the Byzantine Empire
A Collaborative, Dense History of a Millennium in the Byzantine Empire Jonathan Shepard, editor. The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire c. 500-1492. 1196pp. ISBN: 978-1-107-68587-1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.This is another book...
A Contextual Biography of an Obscure Victorian Comedian
A Contextual Biography of an Obscure Victorian Comedian Richard Moore. W S. Gilbert and the Context of Comedy. ISBN: 9781-138-31108-4. London: VitaSource Bookshelf: Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group, June 3, 2019."To what extent is a great comic...
A Digressive but Engaging Debate on Non-Standard Linguistic Changes
A Digressive but Engaging Debate on Non-Standard Linguistic Changes Tim Cassedy. Figures of Speech: Six Histories of Language & Identity in the Age of Revolution. 308pp, images. ISBN: 978-1-60938-612-2. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2019.This...
A Duck's Limp Neck
Cell blocks made of cinder grayretain persons paying a penalty for committed crimesIsolated-confinedsome bide their time-lie in waitfor a moment-a weakness to exploitSubtle at first-pass undetectedBut there are others,insidious in naturein which no cage...
A History of a Place Where Even Its Name Is a Political Controversy
A History of a Place Where Even Its Name Is a Political Controversy Marie-Janine Calic. The Great Cauldron: A History of Southeastern Europe. $39.95. 736pp, images. ISBN: 978-0-674-98392-2. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, June 10, 2019.My library...
A History of Star Trek and America
A History of Star Trek and America M. Keith Booker. Star Trek: A Cultural History. 192pp. ISBN: 978-15381-1275-5. Lexington Books: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.Unlike the previous few books I reviewed from Rowman, this one is more organized and focused....
A Hymn to the Divinity of Richardson: Sloppy Misinterpretations
A Hymn to the Divinity of Richardson: Sloppy Misinterpretations Peter Sabor and Betty A. Schellenberg. Samuel Richardson in Context. 356pp. ISBN: 978-1-316-60452-6. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.While the editors of this collection claim...
A Mesmerizing Trip Amidst Birds Soaring above the Oceans
A Mesmerizing Trip Amidst Birds Soaring Above the Oceans Steve N. G. Howell and Kirk Zufelt. Oceanic Birds of the World: A Photo Guide. $35: paperback. 360pp, 5.75X8.25", 2,200 color images: 368 color plates, 114 maps. ISBN: 978-0-691175010. Princeton:...
Ancient Greek Guides on Speech Formulas
Ancient Greek Guides on Speech Formulas Menander Rhetor. Dionysius of Halicarnassus; William H. Race, translator. Ars Rhetorica. $26: hardcover. 496pp. ISBN: 978-0674997226. Cambridge: Harvard University Press: Loeb Classical Library, June, 2019.Any...
An Example of Bad but Canonized Literary Criticism
An Example of Bad but Canonized Literary Criticism George Kane. Middle English Literature. ISBN: 978-0-367-22090-7. London: VitaSource Bookshelf: Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group, July 1, 2019.While this work has been recently re-released, it was...
An Exploration of Printing in the Jacobean Age
An Exploration of Printing in the Jacobean Age P. Langman. Negotiating the Jacobean Printed Book. ISBN: 9781351915403. London: VitaSource Bookshelf: Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group, December 5, 2016.This book explains the interrelationships between...
A Nineteenth-Century, Indian Prostitution and Corruption Scandal under the Microscope of Scholarship
A Nineteenth-Century, Indian Prostitution and Corruption Scandal Under the Microscope of Scholarship Benjamin B. Cohen. An Appeal to the Ladies of Hyderbad: Scandal in the Raj. $28.95. 368pp. ISBN: 978-0-674987654. Cambridge: Harvard University Press,...
An Intricate Economic Analysis of a Seemingly Simple Poverty Calculation
An Intricate Economic Analysis of a Seemingly Simple Poverty Calculation Anthony B. Atkinson. Measuring Poverty Around the World. $29.95: hardcover. 408pp, 6X9", 80 b/w illustrations, 8 tables. ISBN: 978-0691191225. Princeton: Princeton University Press,...
An Intricate Visual and Textual Journey into the World of Dinosaurs
An Intricate Visual and Textual Journey into the World of Dinosaurs Ruben Molina-Perez and Asier Larramendi. Dinosaur Facts and Figures: The Theropods and Other Dinosauriformes. $29.95. 288pp, 9.5X11.75", 2,300 color diagrams, paintings & maps, hardback....
A Practical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Philosophy
A Practical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Philosophy Anthony Preus. Historical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Philosophy, Second Edition. 512pp, hardcover. ISBN: 978-1-4422-4638-6. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.I am so relieved that after the last...
A Scholar's Attempt to Read Directors' Minds
A Scholar's Attempt to Read Directors' Minds James L. Neibaur. The Monster Movies of Universal Studios. 214pp. ISBN: 978-1-4422-7816-5. Lexington Books: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.The title of this project is suspect as it appears to be a blatant...
A Study of Spenser's Editions That Reveals Canonization without Comprehension
A Study of Spenser's Editions that Reveals Canonization without Comprehension Hazel Wilkinson. Edmund Spenser and the Eighteenth-Century Book. 264pp. ISBN: 978-1-316-64891-9. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.Thankfully, this Cambridge book...
At the Intersection between Propaganda and Nonsense: Confusion in Literary Criticism
At the Intersection Between Propaganda and Nonsense: Confusion in Literary Criticism Robert Birdwell. The Radical Novel and the Classless Society: Utopian and Proletarian Novels in U.S. Fiction from Bellamy to Ellison. 194pp. ISBN: 978-1-4985-7041-1....
Babbling about Beautiful Corpses in Films, Etc
Babbling About Beautiful Corpses in Films, etc. Jacqueline Elam and Chase Pielak. Corpse Encounters: An Aesthetics of Death. 186pp. ISBN: 978-1-4985-4393-4. Lexington Books: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.The cover of this title is pretty striking: a...
Babbling about Humans Rising in Fictions and Evolution
Babbling About Humans Rising in Fictions and Evolution Ian Duncan. Human Forms: The Novel in the Age of Evolution. $35: hardcover, 304pp, 6.125X9.25". ISBN: 978-0-691-17507-2. Princeton: Princeton University Press, September 3, 2019.This book is advertised...
Babbling about Monialisms (and about All the Irrelevant People Dying in Revolutions Etc.)
Babbling About Monialisms (and about all the irrelevant people dying in revolutions etc.) George Lawson. Anatomies of Revolution. 288pp. ISBN: 978-1-10871085-5. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.This project promises to give "a novel account...
Babblings about the Meaninglessness of Texts on Wandering Women
Babblings About the Meaninglessness of Texts on Wandering Women Ingrid Horrocks. Women Wanderers and the Writing of Mobility, 17841814. 298pp, softcover. ISBN: 978-1-316-63338-0. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.This book echoes the "spaces"...
Biased Tirade about the Greatness of Gangster Culture
Biased Tirade About the Greatness of Gangster Culture M. Keith Booker and Isra Daraiseh. Tony Soprano's America: Gangsters, Guns, and Money. 236pp, hardcover. ISBN: 978-0691174921. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.I have never seen the Sopranos...
Brushing against the Scandal of Self-Canonization
Brushing Against the Scandal of Self-Canonization Michael Gamer. Romanticism, Self-Canonization, and the Business of Poetry. 312pp, softcover. ISBN: 978-1-316-61153-1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.If this book achieves its promise, it...
Cold War Insults Cloaked in Nonsensical-Double-Speak
Cold War Insults Cloaked in Nonsensical-Double-Speak Magdalena Baran-Szoltys, Monika Glosowitz, Aleksandra Konarzewska, editors. Imagined Geographies: Central European Spatial Narratives Between 1984 and 2014. $40, paperback. 200pp. ISBN: 978-3838212-25-8....
Compressed Primer on International Litigation
Compressed Primer on International Litigation Robert Cryer, Darryl Robinson and Sergey Vasiliev. An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure, Fourth Edition. 576pp. ISBN: 978-1-108-74161-3. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.Tiny...
Compressed Research from a Myriad of Fields Associated with John Keats
Compressed Research from a Myriad of Fields Associated with John Keats Michael O'Neill, editor. John Keats in Context. 374pp. ISBN: 978-1107-67437-0. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.This collection of essays covers John Keats (1795-1821)...
Digressions on Espionage in British Lies
Digressions on Espionage in British Lies Oliver S. Buckton. Espionage in British Fiction and Film Since 1900: The Changing Enemy. 350pp, hardcover. ISBN: 978-1-4985-0482-9. Lanham: Lexington Books: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.After the last few books...
Disrupt Students' Capacity to Learn and Reward Idiocy: A Guide for Obedient Instructors from an Authoritative Administrator
Disrupt Students' Capacity to Learn and Reward Idiocy: A Guide for Obedient Instructors from an Authoritative Administrator David Gooblar. The Missing Course: Everything They Never Taught You About College Teaching. $29.95. 272pp. ISBN: 978-0-674984417....
Encyclopedia on the Millennium Few Understand, but Everybody Blames
Encyclopedia on the Millennium Few Understand, but Everybody Blames Stephen F. Brown and Juan Carlos Flores. Historical Dictionary of Medieval Philosophy and Theology, Second Edition. 430pp, hardcover. ISBN: 978-1-5381-1430-8. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield,...
Excusing Research Fraud: The International Failure to Regulate Academic Misconduct
Excusing Research Fraud: The International Failure to Regulate Academic Misconduct Nicolas Chevassus-au-Louis; Nicholas Elliott, translator. Fraud in the Lab: The High Stakes of Scientific Research. $35. 224pp. ISBN: 978-0674979451. Cambridge: Harvard...
Gertrudis Guzmán's the Great, Great Book of the Republic of Beautiful Deserts
? soldier and veteran of the Mexican War of Independence, General López began rifling through the Chihuahuan desert looking for young men willing to start another rebellion. He'd grown disillusioned with Santa Anna for what he believed to be violations...
Histories of the Novel in English
Histories of the Novel in English Thomas Keymer. The Oxford History of the Novel in English, Volumes 1 and 12. ISBN: 978-0199580033. Oxford Scholarship Online; Oxford: Oxford University Press, June 2018 (2017).Volume 1: Prose Fiction in English from...
How Conflicts Are Handled in Reality (Not in Hollywood)
How Conflicts Are Handled in Reality (Not in Hollywood) J. Michael Greig, Andrew P. Owsiak and Paul F. Diehl. International Conflict Management. 242pp. ISBN: 978-1-509-530533. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2019.There are too many examples in popular culture...
How Reviewers Shape the "Southern" Identity and Fiction
How Reviewers Shape the "Southern" Identity and Fiction Sarah Gardner. Reviewing the South: The Literary Marketplace and the Southern Renaissance, 1920-1941. 3l6pp, softcover. ISBN: 978-1-31660237-9. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.I saw...
How to Calculate Authorial Style
How to Calculate Authorial Style Douglas Biber and Susan Conrad. Register, Genre, and Style, Second Edition, Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics. 406pp. ISBN: 978-1-10844408-8. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.This book and others like it is...
If You Can Solve the Riddles, You Might Understand This Book
If You Can Solve the Riddles, You Might Understand This Book Jennifer Riddle Harding. Similes, Puns, and Counterfactuals in Literary Narratives. 172pp, hardcover. ISBN: 978-1-138-92813-8. New York: Routledge, 2019.A "cognitive analysis of three figures...
I Know What I'm Doing When I Lecture You on How You Are Clueless
I Know What I'm Doing When I Lecture You on How You Are Clueless Agustin Lebron. The Laws of Trading: A Trader's Guide to Better DecisionMaking for Everyone. $29.95. 282pp. ISBN: 978-1-119-57421-7. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2019.The cover does...
Inspiring Golden Collection of Verrocchio's Mesmerizing Art
Inspiring Golden Collection of Verrocchio's Mesmerizing Art Andrew Butterfield, editor. Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence. 384pp, 9.25X11.75", 279 color illustrations, $60: hardcover ISBN: 978-0-691183367. Princeton: Princeton...
Intricate Study of the Processes of Reading and Printing in the Eighteenth-Century
Intricate Study of the Processes of Reading and Printing in the Eighteenth-Century Eve Tavor Bannet. Eighteenth-Century Manners of Reading: Print Culture and Popular Instruction in the Anglophone Atlantic World. 298pp. ISBN: 978-1-108-40949-0. Cambridge:...
Making Fun of Daoism with Unrelated Cartoons
Making Fun of Daoism with Unrelated Cartoons Zhuangzi; C. C. Tsai, illustrator. The Way of Nature. $22.95. 256pp. ISBN: 978-0-691179742. Princeton: Princeton University Press, July 2, 2019.Skimming through this book immediately sells it as a fun read....
Man Adrift
The metal cups and dishes in the cupboard clanked noisily against each other as the small yacht, the Brizo, bounced on the turbulent ocean waves. Lying on the bunk, Dave rolled onto his side and tried to focus his bleary eyesight on the canvas that swung...
Meditating about Thinking about Thinking about Thinking
Meditating About Thinking About Thinking About Thinking...Arthur Redding. Radical Legacies: Twentieth-Century Public Intellectuals in the United States. I62pp, softcover. ISBN: 978-1-4985-1268-8. Lanham: Lexington Books: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.The...
Moni Baba
Once upon a time in North Indian countryside there lived a man. What was his real name, hardly anybody knew; but they'd call him Moni Baba, the silent saint. He had a clerical job in Delhi Development Authority; when one day he suddenly turned to spirituality...
Nonsense on Beauty and Other Stuff in Three Random Writers
Nonsense on Beauty and Other Stuff in Three Random Writers Petar Penda. Aesthetics and Ideology of D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, and T S. Eliot. 128pp, hardcover. ISBN: 978-1-4985-2805-4. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.As I am approaching this...
On Dickens' Most Unbelievable Novel's Publishing History
On Dickens' Most Unbelievable Novel's Publishing History Sean Grass. Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend: A Publishing History: Ashgate Studies in Publishing History: Manuscript, Print, Digital. ISBN: 978-1317168218. London: VitaSource Bookshelf: Routledge:...
One of the Most Racist and Sexist Books I Have Ever Read
One of the Most Racist and Sexist Books I Have Ever Read... Norman Kagan. Understanding Comedy Through College Comedies. 188pp, softcover. ISBN: 978-0-7618-7062-3. Lanham: Hamilton Books: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.While this book promises it "explains...
Outstandingly Annotated Collection of Contemporary Biographies of Galileo
Outstandingly Annotated Collection of Contemporary Biographies of Galileo Stefano Gattei, editor, translator. On the Life of Galileo: Vivians Historical Account and Other Early Biographies. $49.95. 440pp, 7X10", 40 b/w illustrations. ISBN: 978-0-691174891....
Outstanding Textbook for Dietitians and General Eaters
Outstanding Textbook for Dietitians and General Eaters Joan Gandy, editor. Manual of Dietetic Practice, Sixth Edition. 1014pp. ISBN: 978-1-119-23592-7. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons: Blackwell, 2019.Two years ago, I converted to a vegan diet when my...
Over-Quoting, Contradiction and Other Amoralities in Waugh Scholarship
Over-Quoting, Contradiction and Other Amoralities in Waugh ScholarshipNaomi Milthorpe. Evelyn Waugh's Satire: Texts and Contexts. 182pp. ISBN: 978-1-61147-874-7. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.This book...
Philosophizing on a Bunch of Different Types of Places
Philosophizing on a Bunch of Different Types of Places Kevin Gilmartin, editor. Sociable Places: Locating Culture in RomanticPeriod Britain. 270pp, softcover. ISBN: 978-1-107-66374-9. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.I requested this book...
Propaganda Equating Modern Capitalist Gambling with the Romance of Whaling
Propaganda Equating Modern Capitalist Gambling with the Romance of WhalingPropaganda Equating Modern Capitalist Gambling with the Romance ofWhaling Tom Nicholas. VC: An American History. $35. 382pp. ISBN: 978-0674-98800-2. Cambridge: Harvard University...
Publishing to Avoid Perishing: Philosophizing in Circles about Nothing
Publishing to Avoid Perishing: Philosophizing in Circles About Nothing Nivedita Bagchi. Human Nature and Politics in Utopian and AntiUtopian Fiction. 78pp. ISBN: 978-1-4985-5166-3. Lexington Books: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.The subject of Nivedita...
Receives Inputs and Spits Out
Receives Inputs and Spits Out..." Daniel C. Strack. Metaphor from the Ground Up: Understanding Figurative Language in Context. 190pp, hardcover. ISBN: 978-1-49854790-1. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.While most nonsense-theory books discuss extremely...
Re-Writing Enlightenment Imperialism for Modern Anti-Colonialists
Re-Writing Enlightenment Imperialism for Modern Anti-Colonialists Dorinda Outram. The Enlightenment, Fourth Edition, New Approaches to European History. $27.95. 184pp, softcover. ISBN: 978-1-10844077-6. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.The...
Seneca in Latin. without Translation
Seneca in Latin... Without Translation Catharine Edwards, editor. Seneca: Selected Letters: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics. 346pp, softcover. ISBN: 978-0-521-46583-0. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.I enjoy reading ancient texts when...
Shallow Questions from a Nepotists, and Shallower Answers from the Ghosts of Sitcoms' Past
Shallow Questions from a Nepotists, and Shallower Answers from the Ghosts of Sitcoms' Past Paula Finn. Sitcom Writers Talk Shop: Behind the Scenes with Carl Reiner, Norman Lear, and Other Geniuses of TV Comedy. 244pp, hardcover. ISBN: 978-1-5381-0918-2....
Simplistic Good vs Bad Biases about the Poor and How They Should Get a Job
Simplistic Good vs Bad Biases About the Poor and How They Should Get a Job David G. Blanchflower. Not Working: Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone? $29.95: hardcover. 424pp, 6X9", 32 b/w illustrations, 19 tables. ISBN: 978-0-91181240. Princeton: Princeton...
Socio-Economic Labor Theory on the Early Modern English Theater
Socio-Economic Labor Theory on the Early Modern English Theater Matthew Kendrick. At Work in the Early Modern English Theater: Valuing Labor. 186pp, softcover. ISBN: 978-1-6114-7826-6. Lanham: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2019.As a generalist,...
Straightforward Essays on Literary Tourism in the British Isles
Straightforward Essays on Literary Tourism in the British Isles LuAnn McCracken Fletcher. Literary Tourism and the British Isles: History, Imagination, and the Politics of Place. 322pp, hardcover. ISBN: 978-1-4985-8123-3. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield,...
Subversive Topics and Techniques in Victorian Literature
Subversive Topics and Techniques in Victorian Literature Kenneth Womack and James M. Decker, editors. Victorian Literary Cultures: Studies in Textual Subversion. 200pp, softcover. ISBN: 9781-6839-3021-1. Lanham: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press,...
Succinct and Insightful History of Modern Africa
Succinct and Insightful History of Modern Africa Frederick Cooper. Africa Since 1940: The Past of the Present, Second Edition. 320pp, softcover. ISBN: 978-1-108-72789-1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.The "history of decolonization and independence...
The Autobiographical and Philosophical Writings of Lord Bolingbroke, the Revolutionary
The Autobiographical and Philosophical Writings of Lord Bolingbroke, the Revolutionary Henry St. J. Bolingbroke. The Works of Lord Bolingbroke. ISBN: 9780-367-14962-8. London: VitaSource Bookshelf: Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group, May 23, 2019.The...
The Context to the Fiction of the Spontaneous Holmes "Fandom"
The Context to the Fiction of the Spontaneous Holmes "Fandom" Janice M. Allan and Christopher Pittard, editors. The Cambridge Companion to Sherlock Holmes. 266pp, softcover. ISBN: 978-1-31660959-0. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.This book...
The First Guide to Europe's Sea Mammals
The First Guide to Europe's Sea Mammals Robert Still, Hugh Harrop, Tim Stenton and Luis Dias. Europe's Sea Mammals: Including the Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde: A Field Guide to the Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises and Seals. $24.95....
The Flawless Military Memoir of Ulysses S. Grant
The Flawless Military Memoir of Ulysses S. Grant John F. Marszalek, David S. Nolen and Louie P Gallo, editors. The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant. 784pp. ISBN: 978-0-674-237858. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2019.It is always a pleasure...
The History and Taxonomy of the Genres of Early Middle English
The History and Taxonomy of the Genres of Early Middle English R. M. Wilson. Early Middle English Literature. ISBN: 978-0-36722090-7. London: VitaSource Bookshelf: Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group, July 12, 2019.This is another older piece of literary...
The Insightful Histories on Books' Developments in the Eighteenth Century
The Insightful Histories on Books' Developments in the Eighteenth Century Eleanor F. Shevlin. The History of the Book in the West: 1700-1800. London: VitaSource Bookshelf: Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group, March 2, 2017.This collection is the exact...
The Insightful Histories on the Earliest Printed Books in the West
The Insightful Histories on the Earliest Printed Books in the West Ian Gadd. The History of the Book in the West: 1455-1700. London: VitaSource Bookshelf: Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group, March 2, 2017.All literary scholars have to question how...
The Interweaving of Color and Theme: Purple and Blue in the Works of D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf
In her essay "Walter Sickert", Virginia Woolfstates that "great artists are great colourists" (241). On her skill as a colorist, Jack F. Stewart notes how she uses in The Waves "unmixed colors as a painter might squeeze them from a tube straight onto...
The Phoenix Moment as Another Vehicle for Normalizing Rape Culture
I came across an article in Glamour, about male screenwriters using rape as backstory for modern heroines (Gutowitz). Jill Gutowitz's article was specifically talking about examples from television and film, but the article made me think about the phenomenon...
The Poetics of Prose and Other Nonsense on the Illiterate Contemporary Novel
The Poetics of Prose and Other Nonsense on the Illiterate Contemporary Novel Tim Lanzendorfer, editor. The Poetics of Genre in the Contemporary Novel. 292pp, softcover. ISBN: 978-1-4985-1730-0. Lanham: Lexington Books: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.As...
The Public Relations Secrets Linking the Popularization of Dinosaurs and American Monopolies
The Public Relations Secrets Linking the Popularization of Dinosaurs and American Monopolies Lukas Rieppel. Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle. 336pp. ISBN: 978-0-674-73758-7. Cambridge: Harvard University...
Uncertain Definitions of Horror-Makers
Uncertain Definitions of Horror-Makers Peter Hutchings. Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema, Second Edition. 408pp, hardcover. ISBN: 978-1-5381-0243-5. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.While the other two dictionaries I requested out of this...
Unrelated Digressions on Secret Histories and Almost Anything Else
Unrelated Digressions on Secret Histories and Almost Anything Else Rebecca Bullard and Rachel Carnell. The Secret History in Literature, 1660-1820. 282pp. ISBN: 978-1-316-60490-8. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.While the genre category of...
Useful and Thorough History of English Literary History
Useful and Thorough History of English Literary History Laura Ashe. The Oxford English Literary History, Volumes 1 and 5. ISBN: 978-0199575381. Oxford Scholarship Online; Oxford: Oxford University Press, September 2017.Volume I: 1000-1350: Conquest and...
Use of the Sex-Drive in the Commercialization of Art
Use of the Sex-Drive in the Commercialization of Art Lucy Hartley. Democratizing Beauty in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Art and the Politics of Public Life. 300pp, softcover. ISBN: 978-1-31663534-6. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.Most books...
What Exactly Was Melville Philosophizing about and Why
What Exactly Was Melville Philosophizing About and Why... Corey McCall and Tom Nurmi, editors. Melville Among the Philosophers. 232pp. ISBN: 978-1-4985-3674-5. Lexington Books: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.I am a bit exhausted with this set of Rowman...
What Researchers Need to Know about the Press in Britain
What Researchers Need to Know About the Press in Britain Joanne Shattock, editor. Journalism and the Periodical Press in Nineteenth-Century Britain. 402pp. ISBN: 978-1-107-44996-1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.This book's summary opens...
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