BOOKS RECEIVED: Heather McPherson, “Art and Celebrity in the Age of Reynolds and Siddons” (Penn State UP, 2017)
In this volume, Heather McPherson examines the connections among portraiture, theater, the visual arts, and fame to shed light on the emergence of modern celebrity culture in eighteenth-century England. Popular actors in Georgian London, such as David Garrick, Sarah Siddons,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Amanda Wunder, “Baroque Seville: Sacred Art in a Century of Crisis” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Baroque art flourished in seventeenth-century Seville during a tumultuous period of economic decline, social conflict, and natural disasters. This volume explores the patronage that fueled this frenzy of religious artistic and architectural activity and the lasting effects it had on… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Elisabeth A. Fraser, “Mediterranean Encounters: Artists Between Europe and the Ottoman Empire, 1774-1839” (Penn StateUP, 2017)
In this volume, Elisabeth Fraser shows that artists and the works they created in the Mediterranean during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries were informed by mutual dependence and reciprocity between European nations and the Ottoman Empire. Her rich… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Mary C. Fenton and Louis Schwartz, eds., “With Wandering Steps: Generative Ambiguity in Milton’s Poetics” (Duquesne UP, 2016),
Buy from University Press Books Throughout his poetry, as he explored how human beings could and should align their wills with Gods, John Milton grappled with this reality: as we travel through this life, our paths fork and choices are… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Danila Sokolov,”Renaissance Texts Medieval Subjectivities: Rethinking Petrarchan Desire from Wyatt to Shakespeare” (Duquesne UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books In a major contribution to the burgeoning area of study that crosses between early modern texts and premodern cultures, Danila Sokolov argues for the necessity of reading the work of English Petrarchan writers in light… Read More
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