BOOKS RECEIVED: Steven Carl Smith, “An Empire of Print: The New York Publishing Trade in the Early American Republic” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books Home to the so-called big five publishers as well as hundreds of smaller presses, renowned literary agents, a vigorous arts scene, and an uncountable number of aspiring and established writers alike, New York City is… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Christina von Hodenberg, “Television’s Moment: Sitcom Audiences and the Sixties Cultural Revolution” (Berghahn, 2017)
Television was one of the forces shaping the cultural revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, when a blockbuster TV series could reach up to a third of a country’s population. This book explores television’s impact on social change by comparing… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Keridiana W. Chez, “Victorian Dogs, Victorian Men: Affect and Animals in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Victorian Dogs, Victorian Men: Affect and Animals in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture by Keridiana W. Chez is the first monograph located at the intersection of animal and affect studies to examine how gender is produced via the regulation of interspecies… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: M. R. James, “Four Ghost Stories: ‘Oh, Whistle, and Ill Come to You, My Lad;’ ‘An Episode of Cathedral History’; ‘Casting the Runes’; and ‘The Diary of Mr. Poynter’  (Penn State  UP, 2017)
This volume collects four of M. R. Jamess most beloved stories of the supernatural. These tales show how James redefined the ghost story and exemplify his connection to academia, antiquities, and medievalism, occupations that inspired and informed his fiction. Perfect… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Monica Mattfeld, “Becoming Centaur: Eighteenth-Century Masculinity and English Horsemanship” (Penn State UP, 2017)
In this study of the relationship between men and their horses in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, Monica Mattfeld explores the experience of horsemanship and how it defined ones gendered and political positions within society. Men of the period used horses… Read More
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