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The Naxos Papers, Volume I

On the Diachrony of English

Edited by Elly van Gelderen

This volume synthesizes recent approaches to the study of historical English and long-established philological scholarship. Using this synthesis, it casts doubt upon the old antagonisms…

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Working through Surveillance and Technical Communication

Concepts and Connections

Sarah Young

What is surveillance, and why should we care? Why are those who use technology susceptible to being both agents and targets of contemporary surveillance practices? "Working Through…

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Public Feminisms

From Academy to Community

Edited by Aviva Dove-Viebahn

The field of feminist studies grew from the U.S. women’s movements of the 1960s and 1970s and has continued to be deeply connected to ongoing movements for social justice. As educational…

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Shakespeare and Cultural Appropriation

Edited by Geoffrey Way

"Shakespeare and Cultural Appropriation" pushes back against two intertwined binaries: the idea that appropriation can only be either theft or gift, and the idea that cultural…

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Evanescent Creature

Poems & Meditations

Shavawn Berry

"Evanescent Creature: Poems & Meditations" explores the wisdom & life cycle of women through the archetypes of the wounded/magical/gifted child, the maiden, the mother, and the…

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The Victorian Artist

Artists' Life Writing in Britain

Julie Codell

This study examines the origins, development and explosion of biographical literature on artists in Britain between 1870 and 1910. It analyzes a variety of narrative modes, including…

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Victorian Artists' Autograph Replicas

Auras, Aesthetics, Patronage and the Art Market

Julie Codell

This book is a wide-ranging exploration of the production of Victorian art autograph replicas, a painting’s subsequent versions created by the same artist who painted the first version…

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Regional Governance and the Politics of Housing in the San Francisco Bay Area

Paul G. Lewis

The San Francisco Bay Area is generally considered the most expensive regional housing market in the country. Because the region added jobs and residents at a faster rate than housing,…

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The Last Catastrophe

Allegra Hyde

A hopeful, speculative short story collection about how humanity grapples in a world transformed by climate change. Summary: A vast caravan of RVs roams the United States. A girl grows a…

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Old English Poetry and Its Legacy

Robert Bjork

Published as a special issue of Humanities journal, this collection of essays was originally assembled in honor of John D. Niles, who has long been a major voice in Old English studies…