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Elizabeth Freeman
BESIDE YOU IN TIME: SENSE METHODS AND QUEER SOCIABILITIES IN THE AMERICAN 19TH CENTURY
(Duke, 2019), xii + 228 pp.
Reviewed by Daniel T. O'Hara on 2020-04-08
American
The jacket copy for Beside You in Time explains that its author expands biopolitical and queer theory by outlining a temporal view of the long nineteenth century.
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Jane Porter
THADDEUS OF WARSAW. A NOVEL, Ed. Thomas McLean and Ruth Knezevich
(Edinburgh, 2019) xxv + 414 pp.
Reviewed by Joanna Rostek on 2020-04-02
Novel
A modern scholarly edition of an historical literary text can be appraised by means of two criteria: the quality of the editorial work and the text's relevance for contemporary readers and academic enquiry.
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Ian Duncan
HUMAN FORMS: THE NOVEL IN THE AGE OF EVOLUTION
(Princeton, 2019) xiii 290 pp.
Reviewed by Lauren Cameron on 2020-03-25
Science
This book begins by intriguingly promising to explore "a commonplace that has largely escaped critical attention.
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Anne C. McCarthy
AWFUL PARENTHESIS: SUSPENSION AND THE SUBLIME IN ROMANTIC AND VICTORIAN POETRY
(Toronto UP, 2018) x + 218 pp.
Reviewed by Sasha Tamar Strelitz on 2020-02-10
Romantic Poetry
Throughout its intellectual history extending as far back as Longinus, a central characteristic of the sublime is reflection, mostly in the emotional realm as opposed to the rational.
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Jayne Thomas
TENNYSON ECHOING WORDSWORTH
(Edinburgh, 2019) 210pp.
Reviewed by Thomas J. Brennan, S.J. on 2020-02-10
Victorian Poetry
This book offers a careful and comprehensive discussion of the formative influences of William Wordsworth's work on that of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
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Adrian Wisnicki
FIELDWORK OF EMPIRE, 1840-1900: INTERCULTURAL DYNAMICS IN THE PRODUCTION OF BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY LITERATURE
(Routledge, 2019), xviii +205 pp.
Reviewed by Laura Franey on 2020-02-01
Victorian Novel
This book offers precisely the kind of dense, complex, intercultural reading of Victorian travelers, their journeys, and their literary and cartographic productions that scholars of travel writing on Africa have envisioned since the boom in such criticism began in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
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