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Cultural Studies

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Cosmopolitan Love

Utopian Vision in D. H. Lawrence and Eileen Chang

Analyzes the writing of D. H. Lawrence and Eileen Chang to envision how love crosses cultural boundaries


The Economy of Colonial Desire

Establishes the homosocial dynamics of colonial desire as evidenced in Orientalist narrative

Mongrel Nation

Diasporic Culture and the Making of Postcolonial Britain

The first cultural history of African, Asian, and Caribbean immigrants to the United Kingdom from 1948 to the present

The Sarah Siddons Audio Files

Romanticism and the Lost Voice

Winner of the Barnard Hewitt Award and a Joe A. Callaway Award Honorable Mention

Imagining Adoption

Essays on Literature and Culture

Engaging essays on the theme of adoption as seen in literary works and in writings by adoptees, adoptive parents, and adoption activists

Salome's Modernity

Oscar Wilde and the Aesthetics of Transgression

A study of Oscar Wilde's Salomé in modernist and postmodernist literature and culture

The Lives of Machines

The Industrial Imaginary in Victorian Literature and Culture

Expanded views of the connection between humans and machines in the Victorian era

Reading Adoption

Family and Difference in Fiction and Drama

A literary scholar who is an adult adoptee delves into one of the enduring themes of literature—the child raised by other parents

The Cat and the Human Imagination

Feline Images from Bast to Garfield

An intelligent, amusing, and affectionate look at cats in history, literature, and art

Tourists with Typewriters

Critical Reflections on Contemporary Travel Writing

Looks at how contemporary travel writing reflects gender, cultural history, and social class

Brian Friel in Conversation

Reflections by the author of Dancing at Lughnasa on Irish writers, the theater, nationalism, Catholicism, and his childhood

Everyday English 1500-1700

A Reader

A rich compendium of historical texts that reflect the English spoken by ordinary citizens of the early modern period

Animal Advocacy and Englishwomen, 1780-1900

Patriots, Nation, and Empire

What Black Beauty and other books by women of this period reveal about their notions of nation, identity, and empire

Shakespeare in Theory

The Postmodern Academy and the Early Modern Theater

Witty and engaging essays on the links between contemporary literary theory and Shakespearean theater

Flowers in the Dustbin

Culture, Anarchy, and Postwar England

Explores the connection between high literary culture and popular culture and argues for cultural anarchism as a form of creative resistance.