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Trade and Romance

Trade and Romance

Michael Murrin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226071572
eISBN:
9780226071602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071602.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book discusses two intertwined themes. The first is the growth of commercial culture and its interest in aristocratic romance. The second lies behind the first and concerns the simultaneous ... More

The Traffic in Women’s WorkEast European Migration and the Making of Europe

The Traffic in Women’s Work: East European Migration and the Making of Europe

Anca Parvulescu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226118246
eISBN:
9780226118413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118413.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

“Welcome to the European Family!” is the banner under which East European countries joined the European Union following the collapse of the Iron Curtain in 1989. This book offers an analysis of the ... More

A Transnational Poetics

A Transnational Poetics

Jahan Ramazani

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226703442
eISBN:
9780226703374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703374.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Poetry is often viewed as culturally homogeneous, “stubbornly national,” in T. S. Eliot's phrase, or “the most provincial of the arts,” according to W. H. Auden. But this book uncovers the ... More

True-LoveEssays on Poetry and Valuing

True-Love: Essays on Poetry and Valuing

Allen Grossman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309736
eISBN:
9780226309750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309750.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book is the fulfillment of the author's long service to poetry in the interests of humanity. Poetry's singular mission is to bind love and truth together—love that desires the beloved's ... More

Tudor AutobiographyListening for Inwardness

Tudor Autobiography: Listening for Inwardness

Meredith Anne Skura

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226761879
eISBN:
9780226761886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226761886.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Histories of autobiography in England often assume the genre hardly existed before 1600. But this book investigates eleven sixteenth-century English writers who used sermons, a saint's biography, ... More

The Unrepentant RenaissanceFrom Petrarch to Shakespeare to Milton

The Unrepentant Renaissance: From Petrarch to Shakespeare to Milton

Richard Strier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226777511
eISBN:
9780226777535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226777535.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Who during the Renaissance could have dissented from the values of reason and restraint, patience and humility, rejection of the worldly and the physical? These widely articulated values were part of ... More

The War on WordsSlavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

Michael T. Gilmore

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294131
eISBN:
9780226294155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294155.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

How did slavery and race impact American literature in the nineteenth century? This book argues that they were the carriers of linguistic restriction, and writers from Frederick Douglass to Stephen ... More

Who Is Mary?Three Early Modern Women on the Idea of the Virgin Mary

Who Is Mary?: Three Early Modern Women on the Idea of the Virgin Mary

Vittoria Colonna, Chiara Matraini, and Lucrezia Marinella

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226113982
eISBN:
9780226113975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226113975.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

For women of the Italian Renaissance, the Virgin Mary was one of the most important role models. This book presents devotional works written by three women better known for their secular writings: ... More

William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s

William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s

Saree Makdisi

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226502595
eISBN:
9780226502618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226502618.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Modern scholars often find it difficult to account for the profound eccentricities in the work of William Blake, dismissing them as either ahistorical or simply meaningless. But this study develops a ... More

ZaydeA Spanish Romance

Zayde: A Spanish Romance

Marie-Madeleine Lafayette

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226468518
eISBN:
9780226468440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226468440.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Standing at the critical juncture between traditional romance and early novelistic realism, Zayde is both the swan song of a literary tradition nearly two thousand years old and a harbinger of the ... More

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