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: 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
BOOKS RECEIVED: Eric Severson, Brian Becker, and David M. Goodman, eds., “In the Wake of Trauma: Psychology and Philosophy for the Suffering Other” (Duquesne UP, 2016)
When traumatic experiences occur, our patterns of livingthe ways in which our bodies and minds have grown accustomed to feeling and reactingare threatened. When psychologists, philosophers, or theologians turn their attention to trauma, they face a daunting task, as trauma… 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
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