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Recent Publications

December 2015

Lifewriting Annual: Biographical and Autobiographical Studies
Volume 4

Edited by
Carol DeBoer-Langworthy

Lifewriting Annual presents critical and scholarly essays on lifewriting in all its forms—biography, autobiography, memoir, journals, diaries, letters, and works in media other than print. It publishes articles that describe and assess scholarly resources for biographical writing, especially collections of manuscripts and letters, and includes reviews of recently published biographies, autobiographies, and other works of lifewriting.

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December 2015

Literature in the Early American Republic
Volume 7

Edited by
Wayne Franklin and Jason Berger

The only scholarly journal devoted solely to the study of the literary culture of the fledgling United States, Literature in the Early American Republic (LEAR) is a peer-reviewed scholarly annual that promotes discussion of all facets of the literature that arose during the period roughly spanning from the adoption of the Constitution in 1789 to the death of James Fenimore Cooper in 1851.

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December 2015

Spenser Studies
A Renaissance Poetry Annual
Volume 30


General Editors
Anne Lake Prescott, William A. Oram, and Andrew Escobedo
Guest Editors
Ayesha Ramachandran and Melissa E. Sanchez

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December 2015
AMS Studies in the Modern Literature, No. 34


The Writer as Exile: Israel Joshua Singer

by
Estelle Gershgoren Novak and Maximillian E. Novak

Israel Joshua Singer was a household name in the 1920s and 1930s among readers of modern literature. Among novelists writing in Yiddish, he was justly regarded as the premier artist of his time. And while his fame may have been eclipsed by that of his brother, I.B. Singer, Israel Joshua Singer is nonetheless considered one of the significant novelists of the 20th century. In translation, his fiction continues to have worldwide circulation and garner acclaim. The Writer as Exile approaches Singer’s work through the political turmoil of his age, giving critical voice to the inner sense of exile that Singer both experienced and explored while fashioning the sufferings of his Jewish characters, their anxieties and alienation.


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December 2015
AMS Studies in the Eighteenth Century, No. 72


Spectacle, Sex, and Property in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture

edited by
Julie A. Chappell and Kamille Stone Stanton

Spectacle, Sex, and Property in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture operates within a multiplicity of critical frameworks in order to uproot and follow strands of historical and cultural meaning in literature. The result brings together readings of tried and untried primary texts for a collection of cultural explications and historical positionings that seek to move us beyond both the weariness of worn critical paths and the elation of initial text recovery.


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December 2015
AMS Studies in the Eighteenth Century, No. 63


The Family Instructor
by
By Daniel Defoe
Two Clothbound Volumes
Edited with Historical Introduction and Textual Notes by Irving N. Rothman
The Stoke Newington Daniel Defoe Edition

Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, these volumes of The Family Instructor almost rivaled Robinson Crusoe in their popularity. They were read as statements about family piety as well as exciting works of fiction. The diarist Henry Crabb Robinson said that for a time he had decided to become a minister on the basis of his reading of these volumes. But as works of fiction depicting the passionate encounters within families, they also contain some of Defoe’s best narratives.

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December 2015

The Age of Johnson
Volume 23

Edited by
Jack Lynch

The Age of Johnson is a magisterial affair from AMS Press. . . . It has become, deservedly, the leading journal for Johnsonian studies. . . . For anyone with even a moderate interest in Johnson and his times there is absorbing matter here.” —Norma Clarke, Times Literary Supplement

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December 2015
AMS Studies in the Nineteenth Century, No. 50


Rereading the City/Rereading Dickens

by
Efraim Sicher

In this study of Dickens’s representation of the city, Efraim Sicher places Dickens’s major novels within Victorian discourses about the city and rereads the fictional world Dickens portrayed as a dialogical response to those debates. Dickens’s city emerges as surprisingly grim and bleak, and we must ask whether the regeneration Dickens invests in several of his protagonists is a resistance to the corrupt city in its romantic trope, or whether salvation can be found in the city itself.


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September 2015

1650–1850
Ideas, Æsthetics, and Inquiries
in the Early Modern Era
Volume 22


Edited by
Kevin L. Cope

Book Review Editor
Scott Paul Gordon

Special Feature : Paper, Ink, and Achievement: Gabriel Hornstein
and
Special Feature : Sustaining the Eighteenth Century;
Edited and introduced by Samara Anne Cahill

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August 2015

DICKENS STUDIES ANNUAL
Essays on Victorian Fiction
Volume 46

Edited by
Edited by Stanley Friedman, Edward Guiliano, Anne Humpherys, Natalie McKnight, Caroline Reitz, and Michael Timko

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August 2015
AMS Studies in the Nineteenth Century, No. 52


Charles Dickens as an Agent of Change

Edited by
Joachim Frenk and Lena Steveker

Dickens was (and still is) an agent of change in an age of changes. His works, bursting with restless energy in the Inimitable’s protean style, registered and commented on the ongoing changes in the Victorian world while their own fictional and factional worlds kept (and keep) changing.


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July 2015

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment
Volume 5

Edited by
Brett C. McInelly

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE) publishes scholarly examinations of (1) religion and religious attitudes and practices during the age of Enlightenment; (2) the impact of the Enlightenment on religion, religious thought, and religious experience; and (3) the ways religion informed Enlightenment ideas and values, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including, but not limited to, history, theology, literature, philosophy, the social and physical sciences, economics, and the law.

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June 2015
AMS Studies in Modern Literature, No. 33


Ezra Pound and London
New Perspectives


Edited by
Walter Baumann and William Pratt

Ezra Pound and London covers a broad range of topics, including biographical accounts of Pound through the recollections of his daughter, Mary de Rachewiltz, and his nephew, the later Peter Rudge, considerations of the place of London in the Cantos, discussions of Pound’s connections to other writers, re-examinations of Pound’s reading of the Classics and of the influence of the fine arts on his aesthetic vision, and reflections on Pound’s early political views.


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May 2015

Homeward Bound
Or, The Chase. A Tale of the Sea

by
James Fenimore Cooper

Text Established with Historical Introduction and Textual Notes by Stephen Carl Arch
Lance E. Schachterle, Editor-in-Chief

Homeward Bound. Or, The Chase. A Tale of the Sea (1838) marks Cooper’s transition into a remarkable creative phase that produced not just the “sequel” to this novel, Home as Found, but also The Deerslayer, The Littlepage Manuscripts, and The Crater.

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December 2014

ECCB
The Eighteenth-Century Current Bibliography
n.s. Volume 36—for 2010 with index for volume 35

General Editor
Kevin L. Cope

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December 2014

Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History
Volume XI

Edited by
Roger Dahood and Peter E. Medine

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December 2014

RESOURCES FOR AMERICAN LITERARY STUDY
Volume 37

Edited by
Jackson R. Bryer and Richard Kopley

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November 2014

EMBLEMATICA
An Interdisciplinary Journal for Emblem Studies
Volume 21


Managing Editor: David Graham
Editors: Daniel S. Russell, Peter M. Daly, and Michael Bath

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October 2014

Eighteenth-Century Thought
Volume 5

Edited by
Jeffrey D. Burson

Eighteenth-Century Thought is an international, interdisciplinary annual founded for the purpose of advancing the study of the long eighteenth century from c. 1650 to the end of the Atlantic and European Revolutionary Era (c. 1750–1850). The annual publishes research pertinent to the fields of Revolutionary Europe, the history of the Atlantic world, the Enlightenment, the globalization of thought and culture between c. 1650–1850, the history of political thought and philosophy, eighteenth-century cultural and literary studies, history of science, legal history, the intersection of Enlightenment and religion, as well as economic thought and the human sciences as they were conceived and pursued from the middle seventeenth century to the early nineteenth century.

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October 2014

Dance: Current Selected Research
Volume 8

Edited by
Lynnette Y. Overby and Billie Lepczyk

"For the neophyte researcher, the names of the reviewers and contributors will soon become very familiar. It is quite possible that this and future volumes will show up on reading lists in general dance research courses; for that reason this publication is recommended to undergraduate libraries supporting dance programs."

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September 2014
AMS Studies in Education, No. 11


Desperate to Achieve
Understanding the Lives, Struggles, and Motivations of Community College Students Assigned to Developmental Classes


by
Jason VanOra

Jason VanOra’s Desperate to Achieve provides one of the most intimate explorations of the journeys, hardships, and aspirations of “developmental” or “remedial” community college students currently available. Based on an intensive set of interviews concerning students’ life histories and academic challenges, Desperate to Achieve is one of the sole texts to defy common representations of these at-risk students and more fully illuminate their commitments to scholarship, unique wisdoms about teaching and learning, and identities that are enhanced by relationships with others.


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August 2014

1650–1850
Ideas, Æsthetics, and Inquiries
in the Early Modern Era
Volume 21


Edited by
Kevin L. Cope

Book Review Editor
Scott Paul Gordon

Special Feature: On Sacred Space;
Edited and introduced by Michael Rotenberg-Schwartz

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August 2014

READINGS ON EQUAL EDUCATION
Supporting Graduate Students in the 21st Century:
Implications for Policy and Practice
Volume 27


Volume Editors
Pamela Petrease Felder and
Edward P. St. John

Series Editors
Phillip J. Bowman and Edward P. St. John

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July 2014
AMS Studies in the Nineteenth Century, No. 53


The Cooper Connection
The Influence of Jane Austen on James Fenimore Cooper


by
Barbara Alice Mann

One of the first things that budding scholars of James Fenimore Cooper learn is that he owed a literary debt to Jane Austen. Scholars have ignored the connection, satisfying themselves with brief allusions to Cooper’s debt to Austen without fully examining their linkages. With The Cooper Connection, Barbara Alice Mann finally gives the many overlapping interests, attitudes, and themes of these two authors the detailed study they deserve.


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April 2014

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Annual: Global Perspectives
Volume 6

Edited by
Larry E. Sullivan

Articles in CJLE take advantage of the broader perspective that annual publication provides by tackling large interpretative questions, offering synthetic analyses of major methodologies, or considering new theoretical approaches to criminal justice studies in the widest and most international sense.

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March 2014
AMS Studies in the Eighteenth Century, No. 69


Topographies of the Imagination
New Approaches to Daniel Defoe


Edited by
Katherine Ellison, Kit Kincade, and Holly Faith Nelson

Topographies of the Imagination traces not only the diverse contours of Defoe’s creative intellect but also the ways in which general readers, literary critics, and even editors have interpreted and fashioned multiple Defoes across time and space.


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