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19th Century Literature

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Fashion Nation

Picturing the United States in the Long Nineteenth Century

A colorful look at the relationship between ethnic nationalism and gaudy dress in the early 19th-century United States

Clothed in Meaning

Literature, Labor, and Cotton in Nineteenth-Century America

Textured readings of the literary expression of workers in the era of big cotton

Who Killed American Poetry?

From National Obsession to Elite Possession

19th-century American magazine reviewers helped establish—and subsequently destroy—poetry’s place as a powerful national literature

Spectral Characters

Genre and Materiality on the Modern Stage

Reimagines modern drama by shining light on the ghostly presences within it

Everyone’s Theater

Literature and Daily Life in England, 1860–1914

Connects the practices of the professional Victorian stage to the world of the amateur theatricals across England and its empire

Victorian Bestseller

The Life of Dinah Craik

An engaging, rigorously researched biography of popular 19th century novelist Dinah Craik

A World of Fiction

Digital Collections and the Future of Literary History

Proposes a new basis for data-rich literary history

The Drama of the American Short Story, 1800-1865

A new history of the origins of the American short story and its relationship to theatrical performance culture

Dreams for Dead Bodies

Blackness, Labor, and the Corpus of American Detective Fiction

Explores U.S. detective fiction's deep engagement with the shifting dynamics of race and labor in America

Anonymous Connections

The Body and Narratives of the Social in Victorian Britain

An important contribution to Victorian literature studies with strong connections to cultural and medical history

Emotional Reinventions

Realist-Era Representations Beyond Sympathy

A historically informed approach to realist-era American fiction, engaging with contemporary affect theory, evolutionary theory, studies of realism, and studies of affect in American literature

The Measure of Manliness

Disability and Masculinity in the Mid-Victorian Novel

Sheds new light on the narrative importance of the disabled man in Victorian literature and culture

A Tale of Two Capitalisms

Sacred Economics in Nineteenth-Century Britain

An interdisciplinary examination of nineteenth-century British capitalism, its architects, and its critics

The Real and the Sacred

Picturing Jesus in Nineteenth-Century Fiction

A cultural history of representations of Jesus in nineteenth-century European and American fiction and visual art


Disaster and Transformation in Homer, Shakespeare, Defoe, and the Modern World

Four thousand years of shipwrecks in literature and film

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

Industry and the Creative Mind

The Eccentric Writer in American Literature and Entertainment, 1790-1860

A new look at the "eccentric author" figure in early nineteenth-century America

Architecture and Modern Literature

Exploring the related cultural forms of architecture and literature in the modern era

The Empire Inside

Indian Commodities in Victorian Domestic Novels

A tightly focused study of the ubiquity of Indian objects in Victorian novels

Building Romanticism

Literature and Architecture in Nineteenth-Century Britain

A study of the importance of architecture in Romanticism

The Feeling of Reading

Affective Experience and Victorian Literature

The first collection of criticism devoted to the problem of reading in Victorian literature

The Adventures of Philip

On His Way through the World Shewing Who Robbed Him, Who Helped Him, and Who Passed Him by

Thackeray's last completed novel, edited and with commentary by a leading textual scholar

Fictions of Affliction

Physical Disability in Victorian Culture

Reveals the cultural meanings and literary representations of disability in Victorian Britain