This book studies the development of expressions of female adolescent sexuality in the United States from 1850 to 1965. It suggests that during this time, adolescent girls went from being perceived as innocent, asexual beings to beings that were considered primarily sexual in nature.
Washington Irving's Critique of American Culture argues that Irving offers not only a critique of a culture losing rootedness, but also positive multi-cultural vision of world citizenship in the new Republic. American Romantic art contemporary to Irving sheds light on his critique and positive vision of what America could be.
Post-Apartheid Gothic: White South African Writers and Space analyses the representation of space in recent works by South African writers. By combining analytical tools borrowed from Gothic studies with geocritical and postcolonial approaches, the author tries to assess and understand the literary mechanisms utilized by Damon Galgut, Henrietta ......
Rewriting Early America argues the need for a subtler understanding of how post-1945 literary figures represent America's prenational past. Rather than focusing only on how literary representations of the national origins advance political critiques, this book also recognizes ...
The Literary Identities of the 19th century poet and novelist
This is the first book-length study of the important poet and political writer Violet Fane (Lady Mary Montgomerie Currie, nee Lamb, 1843-1905). It recovers Fane's work to a central position in the literary canon. / Fane is shown as a relevant figure in the literary history of the nineteenth century.
This book explores the importance of the touch to social and cultural issues of embodiment in mid to late-Victorian literature. Through an exploration of canonical and lesser known texts, Ann Gagne demonstrates why touch, and the residue of touch, continues to be important to our lived experience today.
Herbert Rowland argues that the American reception of Hans Christian Andersen in the nineteenth century has a respectable place in the international reception of Andersen and his work. Rowland demonstrates that American critics used Andersen's works to support their views of key American issues in the nineteenth century.