Intellectual History

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The Arcadia of Jacopo Sannazaro

A New Translation with Commentary

Translating the foundational text of pastoral fiction and poetry into English for the modern scholar and reader

Communicating the Other across Cultures

From Othering as Equipment for Living, to Communicating Other/Wise

Exposes how we have constructed and marginalized the Other across cultures, and suggests creative global solutions for inclusive multiculturalism

Life, Earth, Colony

Friedrich Ratzel's Necropolitical Geography

A critical exploration of Friedrich Ratzel and the relationship between colonial and fascist necropolitics

A World of Fiction

Digital Collections and the Future of Literary History

Proposes a new basis for data-rich literary history

The Birth of the Archive

A History of Knowledge

The dynamic but little-known story of how archives came to shape and be shaped by European culture and society

Fraud and Misconduct in Research

Detection, Investigation, and Organizational Response

A clear-eyed examination of research misconduct, and how efforts to expose and prevent it affect scientists and universities


Learning Legacies

Archive to Action through Women's Cross-Cultural Teaching

Examines pedagogy as a toolkit for social change, and the urgent need for cross-cultural collaborative teaching methods

Strange Science

Investigating the Limits of Knowledge in the Victorian Age

A fascinating look at scientific inquiry during the Victorian period and the shifting boundary between mainstream and unorthodox sciences of the time

The Immaterial Book

Reading and Romance in Early Modern England

An examination of representations of books and reading in 16th- and 17th-century English romance texts and the myths and metaphors these representations create, perpetuate, and reimagine

Are We There Yet?

Virtual Travel and Victorian Realism

An unusual approach to the Victorian phenomenon of virtual travel and realism through the lens of contemporary conceptualizations of media and its effects

New York-Paris

Whitman, Baudelaire, and the Hybrid City

A comparison of the mid-19th-century city in the poetry of Walt Whitman and Charles Baudelaire and their responses to the inescapable push of modernization

Baroque Horrors

Roots of the Fantastic in the Age of Curiosities

Exploring the historical roots of horror in the modern age

The Information Master

Jean-Baptiste Colbert's Secret State Intelligence System

A fascinating inquiry into Jean-Baptiste Colbert's collection of knowledge

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 Lying Brain

Lie Detection in Science and Science Fiction

A cultural history of deception detection from science to science fiction

Over the Rainbow

Queer Children's and Young Adult Literature

Significant essays on LGBTQ topics in children's literature

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


Unsettling Knowledge, Questioning Discipline

A volume at the crossroads of History and Anthropology

The Street Porter and the Philosopher

Conversations on Analytical Egalitarianism

Leading economists explore the premise that all social interactions are exchanges among inherently equal human beings

The Cult of Statistical Significance

How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives

How the most important statistical method used in many of the sciences doesn't pass the test for basic common sense

History, Medicine, and the Traditions of Renaissance Learning

The first book in a new series and a groundbreaking study of connections, parallels, and mutual interaction between two critical disciplines—medicine and history—in 15th- to 17th-century Europe


Fact or Illusion?

Evaluates the foundational idea of progress from many perspectives