BOOKS RECEIVED: Hillary Eklund, ed., “Ground-Work: English Renaissance Literature and Soil Science” (Duquesne UP, 2017)
How does soil, as an ecological element, shape culture? With the sixteenth-century shift in England from an agrarian economy to a trade economy, what changes do we see in representations of soil as reflected in the language and stories during… Read More
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: 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: Andrea Walkden, “Private Lives Made Public: The Invention of Biography in Early Modern England” (Duquesne UP, 2016)
Following the trial and execution of Charles I in 1649, the later seventeenth century witnessed an explosion of print culture in England, including an unprecedented boom in biographical writing. Andrea Walkden offers a case study examination of this fascinating trend,… Read More
Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial