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Jane Austen and Comedy

Edited by Erin Goss
Bucknell University Press

In bringing together Austen and comedy, which are both often dismissed as superfluous or irrelevant to a contemporary world, this collection of essays directs attention to the ways we laugh, the ways that Austen may make us do so, and the ways that our laughter is conditioned by the form in which Austen writes: comedy. Ultimately, Jane Austen and Comedy invites its reader to take seriously Austen’s production of laughter and to keep laughing nonetheless.
 

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The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

The Stoke Newington Edition

Bucknell University Press

Robinson Crusoe has been an international best-seller for three hundred years. This edition of the novel with its introduction, line notes, and full bibliographical notes provides a uniquely scholarly presentation of the novel. There has been no other edition like it.

 

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African American Arts

Activism, Aesthetics, and Futurity

Edited by Sharrell D. Luckett; Foreword by Carrie Mae Weems
Bucknell University Press

This collection explores the role of African American arts in shaping the future, and further informing new directions we might take in honoring and protecting the success of African Americans in the U.S. The essays engage readers in critical conversations by activists, scholars, and artists reflecting on national and transnational legacies of African-American activism as an element of artistic practice, particularly as they concern artistic expression and race relations, and the intersections of creative processes with economic, sociological, and psychological inequalities.

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Avenues of Translation

The City in Iberian and Latin American Writing

Bucknell University Press

Avenues of Translation explores how translation perpetuates, diversifies, deepens, and expands the literary production of cities in their greater cultural context, and how translation shapes an understanding of and access to a city's past and present literary and cultural practices.

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The Poetics of Epiphany in the Spanish Lyric of Today

Bucknell University Press

Drawing on original contributions from four major contemporary Spanish voices--Luis Muñoz, Abraham Gragera, Josep M. Rodríguez, and Ada Salas—The Poetics of Epiphany in the Spanish Lyric of Today argues that for these writers the poem is the fundamental means of exploring the nature of both knowledge and poetry.

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Novel Bodies

Disability and Sexuality in Eighteenth-Century British Literature

Bucknell University Press

Novel Bodies examines the significant role that disability plays in shaping the British literary history of sexuality. Farr shows that various eighteenth-century novelists represent disability and sexuality in flexible ways to reconfigure the political and social landscapes of eighteenth-century Britain. In imagining the lived experience of disability as analogous to—and as informed by—queer genders and sexualities, the authors featured reveal emerging ideas of able-bodiedness and heterosexuality as interconnected systems that sustain dominant models of courtship, reproduction, and degeneracy.
 

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Mikhail Bakhtin

The Duvakin Interviews, 1973

Bucknell University Press

This annotated book is a first English translation of 12-hours of interviews of Victor Duvakin with Mikhail Bakhtin recorded in 1973. From Freud to Kant, from the French Symbolists to the German Romantics, Bakhtin shares his knowledge and appreciation of various Western European authors and thinkers. As a result, Mikhail Bakhtin: The Duvakin Interviews, 1973, invites us to reconsider the importance of Western art and thought to Bakhtin himself, and Russian culture in general.
 

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Machado de Assis and Narrative Theory

Language, Imitation, Art, and Verisimilitude in the Last Six Novels

Bucknell University Press

This book makes the argument that Machado de Assis, widely hailed as one of Brazil’s greatest writers, was also a major theoretician of the modern novel form. Steeped in great works of Western literature and an imaginative reader of French Symbolist poetry, Machado creates a “new narrative,” one that will presage the groundbreaking theories of Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure by showing how even the language of narrative cannot escape being elusive and ambiguous in terms of meaning. 

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African American Arts

Activism, Aesthetics, and Futurity

Edited by Sharrell D. Luckett; Foreword by Carrie Mae Weems
Bucknell University Press

This collection explores the role of African American arts in shaping the future, and further informing new directions we might take in honoring and protecting the success of African Americans in the U.S. The essays engage readers in critical conversations by activists, scholars, and artists reflecting on national and transnational legacies of African-American activism as an element of artistic practice, particularly as they concern artistic expression and race relations, and the intersections of creative processes with economic, sociological, and psychological inequalities.

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1650-1850

Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era (Volume 25)

Edited by Kevin L. Cope
Bucknell University Press

1650-1850 publishes essays and reviews from and about a wide range of academic disciplines literature, philosophy, art history, history, religion, and science. Interdisciplinary in scope and approach, 1650-1850 emphasizes aesthetic manifestations and applications of ideas, and encourages studies that move between the arts and the sciences.

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The Novel Stage

Narrative Form from the Restoration to Jane Austen

Bucknell University Press

The Novel Stage traces the migration of tragicomedy, the comedy of manners, and melodrama from the stage to the novel, offering a new approach to the history of the English novel that examines how the collaboration of genres contributed to the novel’s narrative form and to the modern organization of literature.

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Avenues of Translation

The City in Iberian and Latin American Writing

Bucknell University Press

Avenues of Translation explores how translation perpetuates, diversifies, deepens, and expands the literary production of cities in their greater cultural context, and how translation shapes an understanding of and access to a city's past and present literary and cultural practices.

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