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Ogling Ladies: Scopophilia in Medieval German Literature

The love of looking, or scopophilia, is a common motif among female figures in medieval art and literature where it is usually expressed as a motherly or sexually interested gaze--one sanctioned, the other forbidden. Sandra Summers investigates these two major variants of female voyeurism in exemplary didactic and courtly literature by medieval German authors.

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An Introduction to Geoffrey Chaucer

An indispensable resource for students, teachers, and anyone who has ever wanted to learn more about this crucial figure of English literature.

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Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist

Roth's story portrays a struggle with literary censorship in the mid-twentieth century while providing insights into how modernism was marketed in America.

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Before Daybreak: "After the Race" and the Origins of Joyce's Art

Cóilín Owens shows that "After the Race" is much more than a story about Dublin at the time of the 1903 Gordon Bennett Cup Race: in reality, it is a microcosm of some of the issues most central to Joycean scholarship.

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Renascent Joyce

Though critical work has often focused on Joyce's relationship to medieval thinkers like Thomas Aquinas and Dante, Renascent Joyce examines Joyce's connection to the Renaissance in such figures as Shakespeare, Rabelais, and Bruno.

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Joyce and Militarism

In Joyce and Militarism, Greg Winston considers Joyce's masterworks in light of the longstanding shadows that military culture and ideology cast over the society in which the writer lived and wrote.

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The Complete Letters of Constance Fenimore Woolson

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An Introduction to British Arthurian Narrative

An Introduction to British Arthurian Narrative covers over 400 years and discusses a broad range of romances, histories, and parodies written about King Arthur in Britain during the medieval period.

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The Past Is a Moving Picture: Preserving the Twentieth Century on Film

Janna Jones provides a stunning, tour-de-force analysis of the major assumptions and paradigmatic shifts about history, cinema, and the moving image archive, one that we ignore at our peril in the midst of the overwhelming rush toward digitization.