Celebrity Pregnancy and the London Stage, 1689-1800
Carrying All Before Her recovers the stories of six eighteenth-century celebrity actresses who performed during pregnancy, melding public and private, persona and person, and domestic and professional labor, and helping to shape wider social, medical, and political conversations about gender, sexuality, pregnancy, and motherhood. Their stories deepen our understanding of celebrity, and challenge notions of women’s agency and power in and beyond the professional theatre.
Essays for Charles E. Robinson
Charles E. Robinson definitively transformed the study of the novel Frankenstein with his foundational volume The Frankenstein Notebooks and brought heightened attention overall in nineteenth-century studies to the nuances of writing and editing texts. This volume consolidates the generative legacy of Robinson's later work on topics emerging from the novel in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM).
A Tribute to Barbara Mujica
Although scholars often depict early modern Spanish women as victims, history and fiction of the period are filled with examples of women who defended their God-given right to make their own decisions and to define their own identities. The essays in Women Warriors in Early Modern Spain examine many such examples, demonstrating how women battled the status quo, defended certain causes, challenged authority, and broke barriers.
Literature and the English Catholic Community, 1688-1791
From Manuscript Culture to the Age of Caricature
This volume presents in-depth and contextualized analyses of a wealth of visual materials. These documents provide viewers with a mesmerizing and informative glimpse into how the early modern world was interpreted by image-makers and presented to viewers during a period that spans from manuscript culture to the age of caricature. The premise of this collection responds to a fundamental question: how are early modern texts, objects, and systems of knowledge imaged and consumed through bimodal, hybrid, or intermedial products that rely on both words and pictures to convey meaning?
The Significance of the Spiritual, 1400–2000
John Rich (1692–1761)
John Rich (1692-1761) was a profoundly influential figure of the eighteenth-century London stage. As producer, manager, and performer, he transformed the urban entertainment market, creating genres and promotional methods still with us today. This volume gives the first comprehensive overview of Rich’s multifaceted career, appreciation of which has suffered from his performing identity as Lun, London’s most celebrated Harlequin.
Power, Citizenship, and Performance
Essays in Honor of Dieter Mehl
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