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Venice transfigured
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Eglin, John, (1962-)

Venice transfigured : the myth of Venice in British culture, 1660-1797 / John Eglin.

New York : Palgrave, 2001.

Abstract: This text examines changing representations of Venice and the Venetian Republic in Britain from the 17th century until the collapse of the Serene Republic in 1797, a period in which Venice was an ideological reference point and a potent cultural symbol. In the British political imagination, Venice became an important cultural site where politics and culture converged. This approach incorporates visual culture, festivity and ritual, history and historical myth that illuminates the relationship between political ideology and cultural production.

Abroad
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Fussell, Paul, (1924-)

Abroad : British literary traveling between the Wars / Paul Fussell.

New York : Oxford University Press, 1980.

Abstract: A book about the meaning of travel, about how important the topic has been for writers for two and a half centuries, and about how excellent the literature of travel happened to be in England and America in the 1920s and 30s.

Modernism and democracy
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Potter, Rachel.

Modernism and democracy : literary culture, 1900-1930 / Rachel Potter.

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.

Abstract: Anglo-American modernist writing and modern mass democratic states emerged at the same time, during the period of 1900-1930. Yet writers such as T. S. Eliot, W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, Wyndham Lewis, and Ford Madox Ford were notoriously hostile to modern democracies. They often defended, in contrast, anti-democratic forms of cultural authority. Since the late 1970s, however, our understanding of modernist culture has altered as previously marginalised writers, in particular women such as Gertrude Stein, Djuna Barnes, H.D., and Mina Loy, have been reassessed. Not only has the picture of Anglo-American modernist culture changed significantly, but the understanding of the relationship between modernist writing and politics has also shifted. Rachel Potter here reassess the relationship between modernism and democracy by analysing the wide range of different reactions by modernist writers to the new democracies. She charts the changes in the ideas of democracy as a result of the shift from liberal to mass democracies after the First World War and of women's entrance into the political and cultural spheres.By uncovering hitherto-unanalysed essays by a number of feminist writers she argues that in fact there was a widespread scepticism about the consequences of mass democracy for women's liberation, and that this scepticism was central to the work of women modernist writers.

Literature & nation
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Literature & nation : Britain and India, 1800 to 1990 / edited by Richard Allen and Harish Trivedi.

London ; New York : Routledge in association with The Open University, 2000.

Postcolonial London
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McLeod, John, (1969-)

Postcolonial London : rewriting the metropolis / John McLeod.

London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.

Abstract: London's histories of migration and settlement and the resulting diverse, hybrid communities have engendered new forms of social and cultural activity reflected in a wealth of novels, poems, films and songs. Postcolonial London explores the imaginative transformation of the city by African, Asian, Caribbean and South Pacific writers since the 1950s. John McLeod engages freshly with the work of both well-known and emergent writers, including Sam Selvon, Doris Lessing, V. S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Hanif Kureishi, Colin MacInnes, Bernardine Evaristo, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Fred D'Aguiar. In reading a select body of writing in its social contexts and exploring contrasting attitudes to London's diasporic transformation, he traces an exciting history of resistance to the prejudice and racism that have at least in part characterised the postcolonial city. Rewritings of London, he argues, bear witness to the determination, imagination and creativity of the city's migrants and their descendants. This is a superb study of the ways in which 'imperial centre' might be rewritten as postcolonial metropolis. It represents essential reading for those interested in British or postcolonial literature, or in theorisations of the city and metropolitan culture.

Italy in mind
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Italy in mind : an anthology / edited and with an introduction by Alice Leccese Powers.

1st ed.

New York : Vintage Books, 1997.

Desire
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Belsey, Catherine.

Desire : love stories in Western culture / Catherine Belsey.

Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell, 1994.

Abstract: The great majority of stories are love stories. Is there a relationship between desire and reading? Desire and writing? Why do we read love stories? Why do lovers conventionally write letters, songs, poems? In the light of poststructuralist theory, and with reference to the work of Lacan and Derrida in particular, Catherine Belsey argues that fiction - including poetry, drama and film - is paradoxically the most serious location of writing about desire in Western culture. Beginning with the celebration of true love in contemporary popular romance, and the reluctant scepticism of postmodern novels, she goes on to explore past representations of passion by Chretien de Troyes, Malory, Spenser, Donne, Keats, Edgar Allan Poe, Tennyson and Bram Stoker. Belsey also discusses the role of desire in the utopian writings of Plato, More and speculative feminists, from Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Marge Piercy. Desire calls into question many of the distinctions Western culture takes for granted: between mind and body, fiction and reality, experience and writing. Belsey's wide-ranging account of love stories from the past and present analyzes the historical differences which indicate that desire also challenges the commonsense distinction between nature and culture.

Inventing Ireland
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Kiberd, Declan.

Inventing Ireland / Declan Kiberd.

Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996.

The country and the city.
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Williams, Raymond.

The country and the city.

New York, Oxford University Press, 1973.

Postcolonial London
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McLeod, John, (1969-)

Postcolonial London : rewriting the metropolis / John McLeod.

London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.

The Great War and modern memory
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Fussell, Paul, (1924-)

The Great War and modern memory / Paul Fussell.

[25th anniversary ed.].

New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.

Abstract: Landmark study of World War I, describing its effects on the nation.

The invention of the Renaissance woman
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Benson, Pamela Joseph.

The invention of the Renaissance woman : the challenge of female independence in the literature and thought of Italy and England / Pamela Joseph Benson.

University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c1992.

Literature & nation
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Literature & nation : Britain and India, 1800 to 1990 / edited by Richard Allen and Harish Trivedi.

London ; New York : Routledge in association with The Open University, 2000.

Literature, politics, and culture in postwar Britain
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Sinfield, Alan.

Literature, politics, and culture in postwar Britain / Alan Sinfield.

[New ed.].

London ; New York : Continuum, 2004.

Abstract: This volume offers an account of political change since 1945 and how such change shaped the cultural output of our time. It also looks at how and when literature intersects with other cultural forms - including jazz and rock music, television, journalism, commercial and mass cultures - and the growth of American cultural dominance.

Authorship, commerce, and gender in early eighteenth-century England
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Ingrassia, Catherine.

Authorship, commerce, and gender in early eighteenth-century England : a culture of paper credit / Catherine Ingrassia.

New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Abstract: Speculative investment and the popular novel can be seen as analogous in the early eighteenth century in offering new forms of 'paper credit'; and in both, women - who invested enthusiastically in financial schemes, and were significant producers and consumers of novels - played an essential role. Examining women's participation in the South Sea Bubble and the representations of investors and stockjobbers as 'feminized', Catherine Ingrassia discusses the connection between the cultural resistance to speculative finance and hostility to the similarly 'feminized' professional writers that Alexander Pope depicts in The Dunciad. Focusing on Eliza Haywood, and also on her male contemporaries Pope and Samuel Richardson, Ingrassia goes on to illustrate how new financial and fictional models offered important models for women's social, sexual, and economic interaction.

Empire writing
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Empire writing : an anthology of colonial literature, 1870-1918 / edited with an introduction and notes by Elleke Boehmer.

Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.

Abstract: 'The contact with ...primitive nature and primitive man brings sudden and profound trouble into the heart.' (Joseph Conrad) 'Flowers look loveliest in their native soil ...plucked, they fade, And lose the colours Nature on them laid.' (Toru Dutt) This is the first anthology to gather together British imperial writing alongside native and settler literature in English, interweaving short stories, poems, essays, travel writing, and memoirs from the phase of British expansionist imperialism known as high empire. A rich and starling diversity of responses to the colonial experience emerges: voices of imperial; adventurers, administrators, memsahibs, propagandists and poets intermingle with West Indian and South African nationalists, Indian mystics, Creole balladeers, women activists and native interpreters. Drawn from India, Africa, the West Indies, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, and Britain, this wide-ranging selection reveals the vivid contrasts and subtle shifts in responses to colonial experience, and embraces some of empire's key symbols and emblematic moments. Comprehensive notes and full biographies ensure that this is one of the most compelling, readable and academically valuable source books on the period. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

William Shakespeare's Othello
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William Shakespeare's Othello / edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.

New York : Chelsea House Publishers, 1987.

Modern critical interpretations

The merchant of Venice
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Shakespeare, William, (1564-1616.)

The merchant of Venice / edited by John Crowther.

New York : SparkNotes, c2003.

Abstract: Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, with marginal notes and explanations and full descriptions of each character.

The Venice myth
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Barnes, David,

The Venice myth : culture, literature, politics, 1800 to the present / David Barnes.

London : Pickering & Chatto

Ecocriticism
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Garrard, Greg.

Ecocriticism / Greg Garrard.

2nd ed.

Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge 2012

The new critical idiom.

Abstract: Ecocriticism explores the ways in which we imagine and portray the relationship between humans and the environment in all areas of cultural production, from Wordsworth and Thoreau through to Google Earth, J.M. Coetzee and Werner Herzog's Grizzly Man. Greg Garrard's animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including: pollution, wilderness, apocalypse, dwelling, animals, and earth. Featuring a newly rewritten chapter on animal studies, and considering queer and postcolonial ecocriticisms and the impact of globalisation, this fully updated second edition also presents a glossary of terms and suggestions for further reading in print and online. Concise, clear, and authoritative. Ecocriticism offers the ideal introduction to this crucial subject for students of literary and cultural studies.