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Mapping Multiculturalism
Newfield, Christopher

What is multiculturalism? The word is used everywhere, often without being clearly defined. The first...

Poetry for Young People: William Wordsworth
Liu, Alan

William Wordsworth’s finest poems take you on a captivating adventure to another time and place....

Wordsworth: The Sense of History
Liu, Alan

The imaginative power of Wordsworth’s poetry stems from a denial of history so strong and precise that denial itself – the...

At the Risk of Seeming Ridiculous: Poems from Cuba Libre
Olguín, Ben

In the tradition of testimonial poets raúlrsalinas, Carolyn Forché, Luís...

English Women Staging Islam, 1696–1707
Andrea, Bernadette

Delarivier Manley and Mary Pix were among the groundbreaking “female wits” who...

In the Theatre of Romanticism: Coleridge, Nationalism, Women
Carlson, Julie

English Romanticism has long been considered an 'undramatic' and...

Premodern Sexualities
Fradenburg, L.O. Aranye

Premodern Sexualities offers rigorous new approaches to current problems in the historiography of...